Metal Spoon Making

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The sheet metal which Native Americans obtained in trade in the 17th century was not only used for ornamental purposes. Some of the more utilitarian uses for sheet metal included the Native manufacture of spoons. These spoons were often embellished and worked with great care.

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Currant Pudding

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Offered by Cindy …who notes the recipe has Bannock origins

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Sheet Metal Pendants & Ornaments

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For Native Americans in the 17th century, metallic ornaments were probably no more popular than those of teeth or bone, becoming more desirable only when natural products were not available, because the animals were no longer easily hunted (Beauchamp 1903). In 1610, Juet (1967) observed Native Americans in New England with various of items of copper worn about the neck. At this time, plain perforated brass disks were worn by Seneca in what is now New York (Wray et. al. 1987). Other small perforated disks of brass were slightly domed and probably attached to clothing (Beauchamp 1903).

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Blueberry Wojapi

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Blueberry Wojapi

Offered by Cheryl Joy Hill …her own recipe

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Kettle Manufacture and Repair

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Kettle Manufacture and Repair

By the 1600’s Native Americans of the Northeast had acquired a wealth of knowledge for working European sheet metals which was no doubt combined with experience in indigenous metals before contact. There is archaeological evidence dating to the 17th century of Natives ability to join broken or cut-out pieces of brass and copper. Many patches of brass and fragments of kettles which bear evidence of native repair. Holes had been punched through patches overlapping the broken edges of kettles, through which hand-made rivets of sheet metal were placed and hammered flat to secure a patch.

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Cactus Pear & Raspberry Syrup

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Prepare the cactus pears the same way as for jelly.*

Boil until slightly thickened. Serve over pancakes, waffles, or ice cream…

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Brass & Copper Bead Making

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Brass & Copper Bead Making

Before European contact, Native Americans in the Northeast were making small spherical beads from natural copper nuggets (Beauchamp 1903, Orchard 1975). There are great quantities of natural copper deposits in the northern regions of Lake Superior and Nova Scotia. Deposits are also found to points west in Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, as well as in the western areas of Arizona and New Mexico.

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The alliance of Native Americans and the Spanish horse gave them…

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The alliance of Native Americans and the Spanish horse gave them great mobility and changed their way of life. Read more http://bit.ly/1jTeHxd

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Learn how to explore your ‪http://bit.ly/100oAkZ [Artwork by…

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Learn how to explore your http://bit.ly/100oAkZ [Artwork by David Behrens]

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Whether you want to become an enrolled member of a federally…

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Whether you want to become an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe, verify a family tradition, or just want to learn more about your roots, researching your Native American family tree beings just like any other genealogy research – with yourself. Read more http://bit.ly/19Lto0B

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Moapa Band of Paiutes Break Ground on Solar Power Plant

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Last year members from the Moapa Band of Paiutes led a 16-mile walk to highlight plans to close a coal-fired power plant and build a solar energy plant in Southern …

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Pow Wow Trail – The Fancy Dance

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Pow Wow Trail – The Fancy Dance

“The Fancy Dance” is the sixth episode of an eleven part television series from 2001 known as “The Pow Wow Trail”. Over the course of 2 years producer Jeremy Torrie …

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Choke Cherry Pudding Recipe

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*** NativeTech Note *** Autumn and wilted leaves and pits of fruits contain hydrocyanic acid. Do not eat the raw pits! Elias & Dykeman’s 1982 Field Guide to N. Amer. Edible Wild Plants states “Indians ground whole fruits, leached poison from seeds, formed pulp into cakes, and dried them in the sun for sauce and pemmican”.

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Native Rings and Bracelets

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Various kinds of rings were made using sheet metal by Native Americans in the 17th century. The rings, like those worn by Narragansets in Rhode Island (Turnbaugh 1984) were probably made by forming a slender hollow tube from a long strip of thin metal, which was then bent around in a circle, and joined together by hammering the ends together to form a nearly invisible seam.

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Choke Cherry Pudding

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*** NativeTech Note *** Autumn and wilted leaves, and pits of fruits, contain hydrocyanic acid. Do not eat the raw pits! Elias & Dykeman’s 1982 Field Guide to N. Amer. Edible Wild Plants states “Indians ground whole fruits, leached poison from seeds, formed pulp into cakes, and dried them in the sun for sauce and pemmican”.

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 100 Years of Insult: Ban the Cleveland Indians Name and…

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 100 Years of Insult: Ban the Cleveland Indians Name and Logo

 The Cleveland professional baseball franchise adopted the “Indians” name nearly 100 years ago. As this anniversary approaches, it is important to reflect on the name’s historical and present day meanings. Much has changed with regard to U.S. race relations since 1915.

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Black Birch Tea Tribal Affiliation: Unregistered.dna testing,…

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Black Birch Tea

Tribal Affiliation: Unregistered.
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Orgin of Recipe: Offered by Ken Davenport … who learned this from Family
Type of Dish: All Indigenous Ingredients

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Birch Beer (more like tea) Tribal Affiliation: Akwesasne…

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Birch Beer (more like tea)

Tribal Affiliation: Akwesasne mohawk
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Orgin of Recipe: Offered by Justin Crowfox haner … who learned this from my Father
Type of Dish: Contemporary & Traditional

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Kick the cold out of ya’ tea Tribal Affiliation: Akwesasne…

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Kick the cold out of ya’ tea

Tribal Affiliation: Akwesasne mohawk
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Orgin of Recipe: Offered by Justin Crowfox haner
Type of Dish: Contemporary & Traditional

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Oregon GrapeAde Tribal Affiliation: Carpathiandna testing, dna…

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Oregon GrapeAde

Tribal Affiliation: Carpathian
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Orgin of Recipe: Offered by Jordan … who learned this from North West
Type of Dish: Contemporary & Traditional

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Wild Peppermint Tea Tribal Affiliation: Lower Brule Sioux, my…

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Wild Peppermint Tea

Tribal Affiliation: Lower Brule Sioux, my Mom was Bernice Rencountre Swick
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Orgin of Recipe: Offered by Cheryl Joy Hill …who learned this from my Mom who used to make this when we got colds or upset stomachs
Type of Dish: Contemporary & Traditional

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Time to banish all Native American mascots, including Chief…

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Time to banish all Native American mascots, including Chief…

Time to banish all Native American mascots, including Chief Wahoo: Cynthia Connolly

In my years speaking out against the use of Native American mascots, I’ve heard just about everything. One particular fan declared to me that “they were always told their great-great grandmother was a Cherokee princess,” using their baseless claim to Indian heritage to justify their lack of offense

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Maine schools show lack of respect with Indian mascots While the…

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Maine schools show lack of respect with Indian mascots

While the community of Wells enjoys promoting itself, on its website, as “the friendliest town in Maine,” and its high school has been identified as one of the best in the nation and state, the school could gain a new title it may not want: last school in Maine to stop using a Native American mascot.

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 Wells High School Indian mascot a sign of disrespect  While the…

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 Wells High School Indian mascot a sign of disrespect

 While the community of Wells enjoys promoting itself, on its website, as “the friendliest town in Maine,” and its high school has been identified as one of the best in the nation and state, the school could gain a new title it may not want: last school in Maine to stop using a Native American mascot.

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 Kennewick Man Steps Into the Time Machine Kennewick Man fades…

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 Kennewick Man Steps Into the Time Machine

Kennewick Man fades back into history. For a time this dead Indian had a team of lawyers to sort out the claims that scientists and tribes had on the K-Man. The last science had to say about him was maybe he was Ainu, the indigenous folk of Japan and what we know of them is that they are Bear People.

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