Native American Legend – Coyote quarrels with…

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Native American Legend – Coyote quarrels with Mole http://bit.ly/19M2iEQ

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A native bustle is an American Indian article of clothing mostly…

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A native bustle is an American Indian article of clothing mostly seen in the Central Plains during the 1880-1920 era. The goal of the bustle was to transform the wearer into a thunderbird. http://bit.ly/1rgCtp6 

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In 1990, President George Bush expanded American Indian Day to…

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In 1990, President George Bush expanded American Indian Day to Native American Heritage Month for November. http://bit.ly/1ahLGo2

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Wounded Knee Massacre 1890 aftermath

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Following a three-day blizzard, the military hired civilians to bury the dead Lakota. The burial party found the deceased frozen; they were gathered up and placed in a mass grave on a hill overlooking the encampment from which some of the fire from the Hotchkiss guns originated. It was reported that four infants were found alive, wrapped in their deceased mothers’ shawls.

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What Is Hopi Silversmithing?

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The American Southwest, more specifically, northern Arizona is the focal point of Native American Hopi silversmithing

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Why Was the Crazy Horse Memorial Built?

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The Crazy Horse Memorial is a site in the Black Hills of South Dakota that includes a mountain sculpture, a cultural center and a museum

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The fight and ensuing Wounded Knee massacre

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On December 28, 1890, Chief Spotted Elk of the Miniconjou Lakota nation and 350 of his followers were intercepted by a 7th Cavalry detachment under Major Samuel M. Whitside southwest of the badlands near Porcupine Butte. John Shangreau, a scout and interpreter who was half Sioux, advised that they not be disarmed immediately, as it would lead to violence. The troopers escorted the Lakota about five miles westward (8 km) to Wounded Knee Creek where they made camp

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How to identify a Handwoven Navajo Rug

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How to identify a Handwoven Navajo Rug

The Navajo are a very proud people that are skilled Artisans in the world of Textiles.

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The History of Colorado Indians

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Colorado was once dominated by Native American tribes. With many tribes calling the land that is now Colorado home at one time or another

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Wounded Knee Massacre 1890

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The Wounded Knee Massacre occurred on December 29, 1890, near Wounded Knee Creek (Lakota: Čhaŋkpé Ópi Wakpála) on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in the U.S. state of South Dakota. On the day before, a detachment of the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment commanded by Major Samuel M. Whitside intercepted Spotted Elk’s band of Miniconjou Lakota and 38 Hunkpapa Lakota near Porcupine Butte and escorted them five miles westward (8 km) to Wounded Knee Creek, where they made camp.

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How to Make Wampum Beads

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How to Make Wampum Beads

Wampum beads were hand-made made from shells by Native Americans centuries ago.

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Ghost Dance War

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Ghost Dance War

The Ghost Dance War was an armed conflict in the United States which occurred between Native Americans and the United States government from 1890 until 1891. It involved the Wounded Knee Massacre wherein the 7th Cavalry massacred around 300 Lakota Sioux, including women, children, and other noncombatants, at Wounded Knee on 29 December 1890. The Ghost Dance War ended when Sioux leader Kicking Bear surrendered on 15 January 1891.

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About Famous Wichita Indians

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The Wichita Indians are Native Americans who at one time numbered near 30,000; they are one of the Plains Indians tribes.

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Native American Woman Costume Ideas

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You must know a little about the traditional clothing styles of Native American women to create a Native American costume for a woman.

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Mens Southern Fancy Dance at GON April 2013 – Video of the week

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Mens Southern Fancy Dance at GON April 2013 Gathering of Nations Powwow April 26-27, 2013

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Pow Wow Calendar Update – October 29, 2014

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Check the list below for the latest Pow Wows added to our calendar and ones coming up in the next couple of weeks! Plan your Pow Wow trips! Upcoming Pow …

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Manito Ahbee Pow Wow 2014

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Category Name Place Golden Age Mens Fancy / Grass Ivani Lonnechild 1 Golden Age Mens Fancy / Grass Royce King Bird 2 Golden Age Mens Fancy / …

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Meet The Natives That ‘Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost’!

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Meet The Natives That ‘Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost’!

One of my guilty pleasures is watching ghost shows on television. Ghost Adventures, Ghost Lab, Paranormal Home Inspectors, if there is a team of experts hunting for ghosts, I will …

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Awesome Idea for a Pumpkin Carving!

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Dave Thunes was looking for something unique to carve on his pumpkin and found inspiration from Jeffrey Veregge’s “The Bat”. Wow! Maybe I can try this trick out next year! …

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Navajo Nation Presidential Candidate Suspends Campaign Days…

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Navajo Nation Presidential Candidate Suspends Campaign

Days before Election Day, Chris Deschene’s campaign to become Navajo Nation president has officially gone into limbo.
Deschene, 43, made it onto the Nations ballot after receiving 19 percent of the vote — second to Dr. Joe Shirley Jr., a former Navajo president. But Navajo law requires that all presidential candidates speak the Navajo language fluently, and Deschene quickly came under fire when he was accused of not passing that test.

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Native voters must be prepared on election day Less than a week…

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Native voters must be prepared on election day

Less than a week to go until Election Day. It’s one thing to make the case that every American Indian and Alaska Native should vote. It’s another to make certain that the door to the voting booth is actually open and there is a ballot ready to go.
Across the country that’s the challenge.


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Worker at Puyallup Tribe’s casino gets wedding band…

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Worker at Puyallup Tribe’s casino gets wedding band…



Worker at Puyallup Tribe’s casino gets wedding band returned

An employee of the casino owned by the Puyallup Tribe of Washington got his wedding band back on Wednesday.
Pedro Panela, 79, lost the ring last week when he went to work at the Emerald Queen Casino & Hotel. He was heartbroken because he recently lost his wife to cancer.

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Tonight: Patricia Michaels Is Back! Designer Returns to…

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Tonight: Patricia Michaels Is Back! Designer Returns to ‘Project Runway’

Project Runway Season 13, which saw two Native designers make strong showings, is in the books—but for Native fans of the show, the fun isn’t over yet. Tonight—Thursday, October 30—at 9 PM eastern, a new season of Project Runway All-Stars gets underway, and Patricia Michaels, Taos Pueblo, is back to pit her skills and style against that of other show alumni.

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 Marcus Amerman’s Precise Beadwork Wins Fellowship On…

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 Marcus Amerman’s Precise Beadwork Wins Fellowship

On October 13, United States Artists announced the lineup of recipients of 2014 fellowships, and three of the 32 awards given out went to noted Natives in the arts: Beadworker Marcus Amerman, filmmaker Sydney Freeland, and poet Natalie Diaz. ICTMN correspondent Alex Jacobs contacted Amerman, Choctaw, long acknowledged as a master of “photo-beadalism” (note that two of the pictures in this gallery date from the Reagan administration), for his thoughts on the honor of being chosen as a USA Rasmuson Fellow.

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Pint-Size Rodeo Wranglers ‘Rodeo Up’ For a Day of Fun When it…

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Pint-Size Rodeo Wranglers ‘Rodeo Up’ For a Day of Fun

When it comes time to “rodeo-up,” not everyone gets invited to the Big Dance — those action-packed hotspots like the Indian National Finals Rodeo or the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association. But the saddle stars of tomorrow have to start somewhere, and this year’s community-sponsored All Indian Junior Rodeo was a day-long rope-and-race-all-over-the-place with a cheering section that contained lots of relatives and family members.


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