How to Make a Dream Catcher

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Using 2 – 6 ft. of soaked willow (or grapevine), carefully bend the vine around to form a circle with a 3 – 8 in. diameter.

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Is this How We Should Educate Children About Native Culture?

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During this time of year elementary schools have lessons to teach children about Native culture.  Many times these lessons use stereotypical songs, crafts, and outfits. A school in Florida had …

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History of Dream Catchers

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History of Dream Catchers

Long ago when the word was sound, an old Lakota spiritual leader was on a high mountain and had a vision.

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What does Dreamcatcher Tattoo Mean?

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Any tattoo is personal to the person who chooses to get it, but the dreamcatcher tattoo is one of the most personal.

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What is A Dreamcatcher?

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What is A Dreamcatcher?

According to Native Americans, dreams that humans have while they sleep, are sent by sacred spirits as messages.

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American Indian Education and the Ownership of English, 1860-1900

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American Indian Education and the Ownership of English, 1860-1900

This remarkable study sheds new light on American Indian mission, reservation, and boarding school experiences by examining

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Beautiful photos from the 19th Annual Sacramento Pow Wow

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Photographer Paula Schultz  shared some of her favorite photos with us from the 19th Annual Sacramento Pow Wow this year.  Paula pays great attention to the details of Pow Wow …

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“The Heart of Everything That Is”: The Sioux’s Brilliant, Unsung Leader

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Red Cloud — Sioux chieftain, sometime ally of Sitting Bull and mentor to Crazy Horse — was a brilliant politician and military tactician. Pragmatic as well as daring, he cuts …

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Beaded Macaw Feather Peyote Fan – eBay Find of the Week

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From eBay: Upon for auction is one of my beautiful beaded peyote prayer fans made from 7 green wing and 2 blue and gold Macaw parrot tail feathers. Brand new …

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Indian Education in the American Colonies, 1607-1783

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Armed with Bible and primer, missionaries and teachers in colonial America sought, in their words, “to Christianize and civilize the native heathen.

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14th Annual Benefit for St. Labre Indian School

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Doors Open at 10 a.m. (Grand Entry at 1 p.m.) Cost: Suggested Donation for Admission is $5 per adult and $2 per child. Proceeds benefit St. Labré Indian School in Ashland, Montana. Source:http://www.nativecraftscouncil.com/pow-wows-events.html

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Sifters: Native American Women’s Lives

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In this edited volume, Theda Perdue, a nationally known expert on Indian history and southern women’s history

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US: Group in largest Native American tribe hopes to legalise…

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US: Group in largest Native American tribe hopes to legalise equal marriage

Members of the largest federally recognised Native American tribe in the US hope to follow suit of the US state of New Mexico and remove a 2005 ban on equal marriage.

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Forrest Gerard passes on after stellar career How leaders like…

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Forrest Gerard passes on after stellar career

How leaders like Joe Garry or Lucy Covington out maneuvered Congress and put an end to the nonsense called termination. Or how Taos leaders patiently pressed the United States for the return of the sacred Blue Lake, even though that effort that took nearly seven decades. Or how a summer program in New Mexico helped create an entire generation of American Indian and Alaska Native lawyers.

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 2013: The First Year After the World Didn’t End Well,…

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 2013: The First Year After the World Didn’t End

Well, 2013 started off on a sour note right from the beginning, or do I mean ending? You see I was counting on the world coming to an end, as predicted by Quextifizzle Fo’schizzel, my Mayan Psychic advisor.

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 Native Expressions of the Old Year Set Up the New Year  2013…

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 Native Expressions of the Old Year Set Up the New Year

 2013 will be known by many actions and events in the historical record, including Canada declaring war on its own First Nations peoples and the indigenous IdleNoMore response. Canada seems hell bent on resource extraction via transnational corporations. Will Canadians derail this runaway train and get a chance to vote green?

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Girls teams from Pine Ridge battle at LNI RAPID CITY— No matter…

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Girls teams from Pine Ridge battle at LNI

RAPID CITY— No matter the year or the place when Pine Ridge plays Red Cloud it is going to be a battle. The championship game for the girls Lakota Nation Invitational this year was just that and ended with the Thorpes coming out on top 57-48.

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West Pointers and the Civil War: The Old Army in War and…

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West Pointers and the Civil War: The Old Army in War and…

West Pointers and the Civil War: The Old Army in War and Peace

Most Civil War generals were graduates of West Point, and many of them helped transform the U.S. Army from what was little better than an armed mob that performed poorly during the War of 1812 into the competent fighting force that won the Mexican War. Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh offers an insightful and original portrait of the American army from 1814 to the end of the Civil War.

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A History of the Timucua Indians and Missions When Spanish and…

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A History of the Timucua Indians and Missions

When Spanish and French explorers first landed in Florida early in the 16th century, Timucua speakers occupied more land area and were more numerous than any other aboriginal group. This is their first detailed history, a major study that places its author in the forefront of Spanish colonial historians working in the United States. The Timucua are the only native people of Florida whose language survives in literature in sufficient quality and quantity to permit significant study.

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Hernando de Soto and the Indians of Florida “An important…

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Hernando de Soto and the Indians of Florida

“An important achievement. Hudson and Milanich have collaborated on determining the route of de Soto in Florida for several years and this book represents their current conclusions…. The world became whole five hundred years ago and Florida was at center stage.”–Dan F. Morse, University of Arkansas and Arkansas State University

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The Cheyenne in Plains Indian Trade Relations, 1795-1840 In this…

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The Cheyenne in Plains Indian Trade Relations, 1795-1840

In this illuminating book, the Plains Indians come to life as shrewd traders. The Cheyennes played a vital role in an intricate and expanding barter system that connected tribes with each other and with whites. Joseph Jablow follows the Cheyennes, who by the beginning of the nineteenth century had migrated westward from their villages in present-day Minnesota into the heart of the Great Plains. Formerly horticulturists, they became nomadic hunters on horseback and, gradually, middlemen for the exchange of commodities between whites and Indian tribes.

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Another rough election for CSKT Tribal Council incumbents For…

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Another rough election for CSKT Tribal Council incumbents

For the second straight election, Confederated Salish and Kootenai members have voted 80 percent of their Tribal Council incumbents whose terms were up out of office, the Missoulian reports.

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NYU paper critical of public schools on Montana reservations A…

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NYU paper critical of public schools on Montana reservations

A New York University law school graduate focused on Montana in general, and the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in particular, to produce a legal paper that is highly critical of public schools on reservations in the state.

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CSKT’s Lankford meets with President Obama at White House Carole…

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CSKT’s Lankford meets with President Obama at White House

Carole DePoe Lankford, vice chairman of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council, was one of a dozen tribal leaders to meet with President Barack Obama at the White House on Nov. 12.

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A Study of Native North Americans This Land Was Theirsexamines…

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A Study of Native North Americans

This Land Was Theirsexamines the traditional and contemporary lifeways of twelve North American Indian tribes. Ranging from the Netsilik hunters who straddle the Arctic Circle to the Natchez farmers of the lower Mississippi River area, the tribes represent each culture area and various levels of socioeconomic complexity among Native Americans.

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