Honor the sacred. Honor the Earth, our Mother. Honor the Elders….

Written by at October 22, 2014

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Honor the sacred. Honor the Earth, our Mother. Honor the Elders. Honor all with whom we
share the Earth. More http://bit.ly/1df0Ht1

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In Native American legends, people relied on the symbolism of…

Written by at October 22, 2014

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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

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Native American harvest festivals traditionally take place in…

Written by at October 22, 2014

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Native American harvest festivals traditionally take place in the late summer or fall. http://bit.ly/1CKHMD7  [Photo of a Green Corn Dancer]

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Short History of Native American…

Written by at October 22, 2014

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Short History of Native American Beadwork http://bit.ly/GP3LQv P.S. Isn’t this piece amazing? Truly a work of art. [Courtesy of kqdesigns.com]

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There were some twenty well-defined types of native dwellings,…

Written by at October 22, 2014

There were some twenty well-defined types of native dwellings,…



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

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There are many people who want to uncover where they came from…

Written by at October 22, 2014

There are many people who want to uncover where they came from…



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

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Activists take annual swim to Alcatraz Island  Nakina Mills and…

Written by at October 22, 2014

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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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Tohono O’odham Nation was looking for off-reservation…

Written by at October 22, 2014

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Tohono O’odham Nation was looking for off-reservation casino

The Tohono O’odham Nation told a fellow tribe it was interested in an off-reservation casino more than a decade ago, Chairman Ned Norris said.
Norris said the tribe brought up the idea to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community in the mid-1990s. A site was finally purchased in 2003 with funds from the Gila Bend Indian Reservation Replacement Lands Act.

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Town meeting for Lac Vieux Desert Band off-reservation…

Written by at October 22, 2014

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Town meeting for Lac Vieux Desert Band off-reservation casino

The town of Wakefield, Michigan, is holding a public meeting tomorrow to discuss an off-reservation casino for the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians.
Town supervisor John Cox supports the project at the Indianhead Mountain Ski Resort. He believes it will create jobs and revenue for the region.


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Eastern Shawnee Tribe considers casino at ancestral Ohio…

Written by at October 22, 2014

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Eastern Shawnee Tribe considers casino at ancestral Ohio site

The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma is interested in gaming on its ancestral land in Ohio but nothing is set in stone, Chief Glenda Wallace said.
The tribe acquired a 50-acre parcel in 2011 to re-establish its presence in west central Ohio. A casino, hotel and a resort are on the table pending discussions with the local community.

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Navajo Nation court still mulling decision in presidential…

Written by at October 22, 2014

Navajo Nation court still mulling decision in presidential…



Navajo Nation court still mulling decision in presidential case

The Navajo Nation Supreme Court promised a prompt ruling on a petition to remove presidential candidate Chris Deschene from the ballot.
The court heard two hours of arguments on Monday in a dispute that’s being watched across the country. Chief Justice Herb Yazzie said the “complicated nature” of the case called for “due deliberation” so a ruling won’t be available immediately, The Farmington Daily Times reported


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Alaska Natives ready for conference and election The Alaska…

Written by at October 22, 2014

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Alaska Natives ready for conference and election

The Alaska Federation of Natives was formed in October 1966. The first gathering was a three-day meeting of 400 people representing 17 Native organizations.
“We had the AFN Convention in the fall of ‘66, and we thought it was going to be a small group of us initially,” Willie Iġġiaġruk Hensley recalled in an oral history.

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Curbing Breast Cancer Rates in Our Communities Breast cancer is…

Written by at October 22, 2014

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Curbing Breast Cancer Rates in Our Communities

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American Indian women, but the positive news is many women can survive breast cancer if it’s detected and treated early. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and at the
Cherokee Nation we are honoring that mission by better educating our citizens.

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Vote Now! 15th Annual Native American Music Awards

Written by at October 22, 2014

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The 15th Annual Native American Music Awards will be held Friday, November 14, 2014 and you can help decide who wins! Voting is now open and the general public is …

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What Materials Are Used to Make Native American Jewelry? Before…

Written by at October 22, 2014

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What Materials Are Used to Make Native American Jewelry?

Before the arrival of Europeans in America, Native Americans traded with neighboring tribes for materials with which to craft jewelry. Although various Native American tribes used the same materials to fashion their jewelry, each tribe maintained its own style. In the past, silver, copper, stones and seashells were incorporated into the jewelry-making process and are among the materials still used today.

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Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family

Written by at October 22, 2014

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These jewelry pieces are truly a work of art! I would be honored to wear any of these, even if just for a day. You can find these pieces and …

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Mendocino War: Aftermath and public reception

Written by at October 21, 2014

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On February 18, 1860, Jarboe summarized his record, claiming that in 23 engagements, he and his men killed 283 warriors, captured 292 prisoners, while only sustaining 5 casualties themselves. The bill to the state for their five months of service was $11,143.43. However, scholars now believe that the number of native casualties was grossly understated, as was the cost to the state. New California Governor John G. Downey now inherited the massive debts incurred by Jarboe and the settlers’ raids, debts that the state could not afford to pay. Damage done to Yuki and other tribal cultures was incalculable.

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Sharpening Tools Used by Native Americans

Written by at October 21, 2014

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Throughout history, Native Americans crafted tools from resources culled from nature and bartered

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Indian Flint Knapping Tools

Written by at October 21, 2014

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Lithic technology, or stone tools, first appeared nearly 2.5 million years ago in the Oldowan culture of Tanzania.

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Mendocino War: Walter S. Jarboe and the Mendocino War

Written by at October 21, 2014

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As the conflict reached a boiling point, Judge Hastings made the executive decision to fire Hall and move all of the remaining natives to the Mendocino Reservation, more to save his property than for the protection of the natives. In June 1859 the “Citizens of Nome Cult Valley”, a group of 39 settlers from Round Valley, petitioned the governor of California, Governor John B. Weller, for help in protecting the settlers from native attacks.

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How to Make Indian Shoes

Written by at October 21, 2014

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Making sandals at home requires few supplies and produces a pair of (nearly) authentic Indian shoes that will last a long time.

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Tools in Navajo Jewelry Making

Written by at October 21, 2014

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The craftsmen carved the rough edges of turquoise with stones and hand-drilled holes in the shells so they could be strung

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Mendocino War: Seeds of conflict

Written by at October 21, 2014

Mendocino War: Seeds of conflict

Despite the amount of land set aside for white settlement, the government had trouble stopping newcomers from settling all over the valley, including on the Nome Cult Farm and Mendocino Reservation. As settlers moved into what was designated native territory, it became hard for the natives to survive.

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The History of the Native American Caddo Indian Pottery

Written by at October 21, 2014

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The Caddo occupied the area of what is now eastern Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma in the Red River bend region.

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How to Make a Cherokee Buffalo Drum

Written by at October 21, 2014

How to Make a Cherokee Buffalo Drum

The buffalo drum was not only covered with buffalo hide but was also used in a ceremonial dance conducted at dusk before the buffalo hunt

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