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The Real Story of That Giant Squash: Separating Myth from Reality

Written by at April 21, 2017

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Many of us have seen stories of the giant squash floating around; but how true is the legend? The real story is even more fascinating and ends with, ‘Thank a Native!’

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What Is the Tribal Enrollment Process? – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

Written by at April 12, 2017

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What Is the Tribal Enrollment Process?When it comes to researching your Native American ancestry, you may come across a lot of information about enrolling in a tribe. The tribal enrollment process, while varied from tribe to tribe, is typically meant to preserve a tribe’s unique…..

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Smithsonian Channel Now Airing ‘Pocahontas: Beyond the Myth’

Written by at April 7, 2017

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The Smithsonian Channel documentary ‘Pocahontas: Beyond the Myth,’ examines the actual life of Pocahontas, and how the story was embellished.

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Self-Help Isn’t Enough for Native Women

Written by at April 1, 2017

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The self, as we know it, is a western construct—a non-Native invention resulting in undue emphasis on self-help, self-love, and ascribing value to the self.

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Indigenous Puerto Rico: DNA evidence upsets established history

Written by at March 20, 2017

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DNA evidence shows that most Puerto Ricans are a blending of Taino (Indian), Spanish and African according to studies by Dr. Juan Martinez-Cruzado.

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How to Use the Dawes Rolls to Trace Your Indian Ancestry – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

Written by at March 19, 2017

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How to Use the Dawes Rolls to Trace Your Indian AncestryAs you’ve likely figured out by now, tracing your Indian heritage requires a lot of work. You may end up having to do a lot more work than you had initially anticipated. When tracing your Native American genealogy, there are…..

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Pocahontas Death Day Celebrations in England

Written by at March 19, 2017

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English citizens devote themselves to a year of festivities to celebrate the Pocahontas 400 – Peace and Reconciliation project.

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10 Ways to Respect Your Native Elders

Written by at March 18, 2017

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Our blessed Native elders certainly deserve our respect—here are 10 ways to show them that respect that they deserve, from asking how they are to listening.

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Latecomers and Early-Goers To Reservation Life

Written by at March 12, 2017

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There is a certain stigma associated with leaving the reservation in most Native communities. The sense of loss extends both ways.

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Top 5 Tools for Tracing Your Family History – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

Written by at March 10, 2017

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Top 5 Tools for Tracing Your Family HistoryAfter you’ve gotten started tracing your family heritage, you may find yourself at a standstill. Information from family members can only get you so far; we can’t depend on everyone in our lives to be excellent record-keepers of the past……

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What You Should Know About DNA Testing for Family History Research – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

Written by at March 9, 2017

What You Should Know About DNA Testing for Family History Research – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

What You Should Know About DNA Testing for Family History ResearchThere are many potential steps involved in researching your genealogy, especially if you’re starting from scratch. Before you do anything else, it’s of course, best to start with your living family members – gather information from your oral history, and…..

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3 Historical Native American Women You Might Not Know, But Should

Written by at March 8, 2017

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Here we highlight three Native American women, all from very different regions and with very different histories, who were important to their people.

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How to get started tracing your Native American heritage? – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

Written by at February 28, 2017

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How to get started tracing your Native American heritage?Where do I come from? So many of us seek the answer to that question. We turn to ancestry and genealogy websites to try and trace our own history, or perform a Google search of surnames to attempt to find…..

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West Wing World: The Amusement Park That Is the White House

Written by at February 26, 2017

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Welcome to West Wing World, a vacation experience like no other with personal concierge Kellyanne, who hopes you come back soon.

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Kennewick Man Returns Home

Written by at February 21, 2017

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Ancestors of the Ancient One gathered on the Columbia Plateau on February 18 to lay Kennewick Man to rest after a 20-year battle.

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The Week That Was: The Big Stories in Indian Country, February 19, 2017

Written by at February 19, 2017

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Indian country wins: Northern Cree wows the Grammys, uranium cleanup commences on the Navajo Nation, and SIxties Scoop children validated.

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The True Story of Pocahontas: Historical Myths Versus Sad Reality

Written by at February 16, 2017

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The true story of Pocahontas is not the story most people know. Here are the oral histories as told by the descendants of Pocahontas

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A Look Back: ICMN’s Biggest History Stories of 2016

Written by at December 31, 2016

2016 was a big year for Native American history—ICMN took a detailed look at U.S. presidents, the Modoc War, and Cahokia. The Ancient One is finally returning home and the Bering Strait Theory was put to rest.

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The Ancient One Could Return Home ‘In a Matter of Weeks’

Written by at December 13, 2016

Much has changed since the Ancient One lived in the Columbia Plateau some 9,000 years ago. But he would find a lot that is familiar….

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Remembering Sand Creek: Proposed Memorial Would Bring History to Colorado’s Capitol Grounds

Written by at November 29, 2016

“Remember us. Don’t forget us, remember us.”…

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Video: Dakota Access Construction Is Almost at the Missouri River

Written by at November 2, 2016

Five days after the October 27 military-style assault by police and Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) security personnel were launching a military-style attack on unarmed water prot…

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Presence of the Aged: Are We Ignoring Our Native Elders?

Written by at October 23, 2016

It’s been a few months since I’ve seen him. And when I have a chance encounter while my car passes by it reminds me again of the lesson he teaches, though not a word he utters….

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How Standing Rock Helped Maangozit Keep His Braid

Written by at September 23, 2016

On the eve that Maangozit, Loon’s Foot, had definitely decided to cut off his braid, I received word that I would be traveling to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Da…

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Before Passing Chief David Beautiful Bald Eagle Remembers His Ancestors

Written by at September 11, 2016

When Cheyenne River Sioux Chief David Beautiful Bald Eagle walked o…

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Apache Descendants Hold Mangas Coloradas, Victorio and Lozen Dearly

Written by at September 5, 2016

Their Apache ancestors were chased, hunted and herded into history….

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