Citizenship for Native American Veterans

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During World War I, about 9,000 American Indians served in the armed services.

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The American Revolutionary War: British armies and auxiliaries

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The American Revolutionary War: British armies and auxiliaries

Historians have estimated that approximately 40 to 45 percent of the colonists supported the rebellion, while 15 to 20 percent remained loyal to the Crown. The rest attempted to remain neutral and kept a low profile.

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The American Revolutionary War: American armies and militias

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When the war began, the 13 colonies lacked a professional army or navy. Each colony sponsored local militia. Militiamen were lightly armed, had little training, and usually did not have uniforms.

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The American Revolutionary War: Treaty of Paris

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In London, as political support for the war plummeted after Yorktown, British Prime Minister Lord North resigned in March 1782. In April 1782, the Commons voted to end the war in America. Preliminary peace articles were signed in Paris at the end of November 1782; the formal end of the war did not occur until the Treaty of Paris (for the U.S.) and the Treaties of Versailles (for the other Allies) were signed on September 3, 1783. The last British troops left New York City on November 25, 1783, and the United States Congress of the Confederation ratified the Paris treaty on January 14, 1784.

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The American Revolutionary War: Britain vs. France, Spain, and Holland 1778–1783

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When the war began, the British had overwhelming naval superiority over the American colonists. The Royal Navy had over 100 ships of the line and many frigates and smaller craft, although this fleet was old and in poor condition, a situation that would be blamed on Lord Sandwich, the First Lord of the Admiralty.

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The American Revolutionary War: Virginia, 1781

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Cornwallis proceeded from Wilmington north into Virginia, on the grounds that Virginia needed to be subdued in order to hold the southern colonies. Earlier, in January 1781, a small British raiding force under Benedict Arnold had landed there, and began moving through the countryside, destroying supply depots, mills, and other economic targets.

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Reclaiming Our Children Through Food

Written by at September 20, 2014

Our histories are bursting with examples of how tribal nations have fought and sacrificed for continued existence in the face of powerful forces that sought to eliminate and ass…

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Fighting the Plague of Diabetes in Indian Country

Written by at September 20, 2014

Diabetes is a terrible disease, and one that has afflicted American Indian and Alaska Native communities since the disruption of their traditional cultures centuries ago….

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$300K Grant for Hawaiian Language Preschools to Increase Proficiency

Written by at September 20, 2014

The Administration for Native Americans has awarded the ʻAha Pūnana Leo Hawaiian language nest preschools in Hawaii a $300,000 grant for the first year of a three-year grant pro…

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Viejas Birdsingers’ Gathering Shares Rich Traditions

Written by at September 20, 2014

An estimated crowd between 800 – 1,000 attended the 16th annual Viejas Birdsingers’ Gathering on August 16, 2014….

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Federal Recognition and Unratified Treaties

Written by at September 20, 2014

The United States negotiated over 500 treaties, and numerous other agreements, with Indian nations….

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Top 12 Tweets of the Week

Written by at September 20, 2014

While you were working or eating or running or dreaming, you might’ve missed some pretty awesome tweets from some pret…

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Indigenous Peoples Essential to Climate Movement, March Organizers Say

Written by at September 20, 2014

Environmentalists have descended upon the Big Apple for the weekend’s festivities, standing side by side with Indigenous Peoples to prepare for the People’s Climate March on Sep…

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Red Lake Capitol Construction Ahead of Schedule

Written by at September 20, 2014

Looking toward the lake near the Red Lake Humanities Center, beyond the Red Lake Powwow grounds, the landscape continues to change….

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The American Revolutionary War: Northern and Western frontier

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The American Revolutionary War: Northern and Western frontier

West of the Appalachian Mountains and along the border with Quebec, the American Revolutionary War was an “Indian War”. Most Native Americans supported the British. Like the Iroquois Confederacy, tribes such as the Shawnee split into factions, and the Chickamauga split off from the rest of the Cherokee over differences regarding peace with the Americans.

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The American Revolutionary War: Northern theater after Saratoga, 1778–81

Written by at September 19, 2014

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French entry into the war had changed British strategy, and Clinton abandoned Philadelphia to reinforce New York City, now vulnerable to French naval power. Washington shadowed Clinton on his withdrawal through New Jersey and attacked him at Monmouth on June 28, 1778. The battle was tactically inconclusive but Clinton successfully disengaged and continued his retreat to New York. It was the last major battle in the north.

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Indian Spear Uses

Written by at September 19, 2014

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The spears of the Native Americans had many uses. They were all handmade and often were used as a symbol of status to other tribes.

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Ancient North American Indian Hand Tools

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Ancient North American Indian Hand Tools

Before Europeans came to North America, its indigenous people existed as a neolithic culture.

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The American Revolutionary War: Second phase, 1778–1781

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Following news of the surrender at Saratoga and concern over French intervention, the British decided to completely accept the original demands made by the American Patriots. Parliament repealed the remaining tax on tea and declared that no taxes would ever be imposed on colonies without their consent (except for custom duties, the revenues of which would be returned to the colonies).

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Rituals of the Crow Indian Tribe

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Rituals of the Crow Indian Tribe

The Crow are a Plains Indian tribe, so many of their rituals are similar to those of their neighbors, including the Blackfoot

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The American Revolutionary War: Foreign intervention

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The American Revolutionary War: Foreign intervention

From 1776 France had informally been involved in the American Revolutionary War, with French admiral Latouche Tréville having provided supplies, ammunition and guns from France to the United States after Thomas Jefferson had encouraged a French alliance. Guns such as de Valliere type were used, playing an important role in such battles as the Battle of Saratoga.

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What Kind of Jobs Do the Nez Perce Have?

Written by at September 19, 2014

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The Nez Perce tribe is a federally recognized sovereign government and Native American nation.

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The American Revolutionary War: Pennsylvania

Written by at September 19, 2014

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Howe began his campaign in June by making a series of maneuvers in New Jersey, which failed to engage Washington’s greatly inferior force. He then loaded his troops onto transports and slowly sailed to the northern end of the Chesapeake Bay, landing 15,000 troops on August 25 at the head of the Elk River. Washington positioned his 11,000 men in a strong position along the Brandywine River, between the British and Philadelphia, but Howe outflanked and defeated him on September 11, 1777, giving the British control of Philadelphia.

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About the Iroquois Indians’ Housing

Written by at September 19, 2014

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The Iroquois are a Native American people made up of several distinct tribes.

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Great Spirit and all unseen, this day we pray and ask You for…

Written by at September 19, 2014

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Great Spirit and all unseen, this day we pray and ask You for guidance. More of this Hopi Prayer For Peace http://bit.ly/14lexVJ 

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