A Blackfoot Legend – How a Piegan Warrior Found the First Horses http://bit.ly/16RpEN1
My grandfather is the fire My grandmother is the wind. The Earth is my mother The Great Spirit is my father. An Indian Prayer By H. Kent Craig http://bit.ly/13WaQFR
Wigwams and tepees are both types of dwellings constructed by Indian tribes in what is now the United States. http://bit.ly/1CGzpIM
Poarch Creeks to add hotel to casino with $65M expansion plan
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama announced a $65 million casino expansion project.
The tribe will add a five-story hotel with 119 rooms to the Creek Casino Montgomery. The project also includes a revamped gaming floor, a non-smoking room, an events center, a salon and three new restaurants.
Tragic news out of Washington state. Searchers found the body of missing actress Misty Upham at the bottom of a 150-foot embankment in Auburn, Washington, after she went missing 11 …
In this video from Chickasaw.TV, Jeannie Barbour points out that Chickasaws disagree with the popular thought about Columbus Day and the notion that he “discovered” America. Instead, they celebrate “Piominko …
Interview by Dr Dawn Karima, PhD, Native Culture Editor Fans of Tattoos know her. Social Media Followers know her. Native Magazine Readers know her. Now, Elizabeth Rivera will be known …
In 1851, near the Piños Altos mining camp, Coloradas was attacked by a group of miners; they tied him to a tree and severely beat him. Similar incidents continued in violation of the treaty, leading to Apache reprisals against European Americans. In December 1860, thirty miners launched a surprise attack on an encampment of Bedonkohe on the west bank of the Mimbres River in retaliation for the theft of numerous livestock. According to the historian Edwin R. Sweeney, the miners “…killed four Indians, wounded others, and captured thirteen women and children.” The Apache quickly retaliated with raids against U.S. citizens and property.
Sometimes it’s difficult to know about the history of Indian tribes or groups of different native people
North American Indian pottery dates back at least 2,000 years, when the nomadic people settled into an agricultural lifestyle
At the start of the Mexican-American War in 1846, many Apache bands promised American soldiers safe passage through their land, though other tribes fought in defense of Mexico and against the influx of new settlers to New Mexico. When the United States claimed the frontier territories of Mexico in 1848, Mangas Coloradas signed a peace treaty, respecting the Americans as the conquerors of the Mexicans’ land.
Common throughout all Native American cultures is a reverence for the Earth and its animals.
The geometric shapes and stylized animals that decorate New Mexico’s Acoma pottery tell a story about the appreciation of nature, particularly rain.
The Apache Wars were a series of armed conflicts between the United States Army and various Apache nations fought in the Southwest between 1849 and 1886, though minor hostilities continued until as late as 1924. Its origins started a year before the first conflict when a fraction of Mexico become part of America in the aftermath of the Mexican-American War.
The Mohawk Indians were the original people of New York state and made bows and arrows to hunt and defend themselves.
Williams Station was a combination saloon, general store and stagecoach station located along the Carson River at the modern-day Lahontan Reservoir. Its two proprietors were found to have kidnapped and raped two Paiute girls, who they were holding at the station. On May 6, 1860 Williams Station was raided by Paiutes, who freed the girls. They killed three Americans and burned the station. One man escaped to Virginia City, and his story caused a general panic in the region.
Native Americans developed tools in relation to their needs, reflecting the necessity of certain tasks and materials available.
Inuit is an umbrella term used to describe a group of cultures found in the Arctic region of North America.
Honor the sacred. Honor the Earth, our Mother. Honor the Elders. Honor all with whom we
share the Earth. More http://bit.ly/1df0Ht1
In Native American legends, people relied on the symbolism of animals to guide them through life and impact their decisions. Learn Meaning of a Dog Totem http://bit.ly/1DWfo4x
Native American harvest festivals traditionally take place in the late summer or fall. http://bit.ly/1CKHMD7 [Photo of a Green Corn Dancer]
There were some twenty well-defined types of native dwellings, varying from the mere brush shelter to the five-storied pueblo. http://bit.ly/zbuWue
There are many people who want to uncover where they came from and find out if they do have a long Native American ancestry. http://bit.ly/1s6C9eB
Activists take annual swim to Alcatraz Island
Nakina Mills and Amanda Carlow of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation are among American Indian health activists from South Dakota, Washington and California states, taking part in the annual PATHSTAR Alcatraz Swim Week, Oct. 5-13.
Mills, a five-time participant, and Carlow, a first-timer, joined colleagues in preparing for the culmination of a year-long program, the 12th annual Swim from Alcatraz Island to the South End Rowing Club on the San Francisco Shore.
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