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|Indians 101: Huron Government and Law
Long before the European invasion of North America, five Iroquoian-speaking tribes formed a powerful confederation known as the League of Five Nations. The idea for this confederacy came from the ...
|Indians 201: Wodziwob's Ghost Dance
During the nineteenth century there were a number of religious movements that developed among diverse Indian tribes. One of these, called the Ghost Dance by non-Indians, arose among the Paiute in ...
|Indians 101: The Federal Government and Indian Affairs in 1965
By 1965, the administration of federal Indian relationships and Indian reservations had been firmly entrenched in the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), which is a part of the Department of the Interior.
|What do you know about science?*
I wrote a diary on the rise of cancers among First Nations peoples for this last Monday Night Cancer Club. It sparked quite the conversation. I learned that there is also a misconception that ...
|Indians 101: Kootenai Origins and Spirituality
The Kootenai (also spelled Kutenai), whose aboriginal homelands straddled the Rocky Mountains and included parts of Western Montana, Idaho, British Columbia, and Alberta, have a unique language and ...
|Indians 201: Pontiac's War
In 1763, the Ottawa leader Pontiac led an alliance of Indian nations in the Ohio Valley in a war of resistance against the British. In defeating this Indian alliance, the British turned to ...
|The Rise in Cancers in First Nations' Peoples
For a little while now, First Nations' types across the US, from the Arctic to our southernmost part, have seen an uptick in deaths from cancers. It seems to coincide with the increased reliance ...
|Six things not to say to a mixed-race person. And some personal notes
This is an excellent video by Marina Watanabe. As an American Indian of mixed blood (my Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood says I'm 3/8s, but my reality is a bit more complex than that), I ...
|Ancient America: Stone Quarries
Like human beings everywhere, Indians used stone as their primary material for toolmaking for thousands of years. At the time of the European arrival on this continent, Indians, unlike Europeans, ...
|Indians 101: Indian Issues in 1965
In 1965, Indian concerns centered around a number of issues, including the hunting and fishing rights which had been guaranteed in treaties; land claims often related to fraudulent treaties; Indian ...
|Chief Wahoo, You've Got to Go!
Play ball! Throw out that first pitch and let's get things going! If you live in Ohio, Chief Wahoo's all over the place come spring, summer and fall. And if you're a little bit Indian, a lot Indian,
|Ancient America: Great Basin Oregon, 12,900 to 9,000 Years Ago
About 12,900 years ago there was an abrupt change in climatic conditions known as the Younger Dryas which marked the beginning of cooler conditions in the Great Basin area of present-day Oregon. ...
|Indians 101: Spiritual and Medicinal Plants Used by the Chumash Indians
In 1542, the Spanish explorer Juan Rodriguez de Cabrillo sailed along the coast of California. While he really didn’t discover anything, he did encounter the Chumash Indians who occupied the three ...
|ICWA - Good News from South Dakota
In a sweeping victory for Indian families, a federal court has ordered South Dakota officials to stop violating the rights of Indian parents and tribes in state child custody proceedings on several ...
|Indians 101: Central Plains Indian Migrations
The Central Plains lie south of the South Dakota-Nebraska border and north of the Arkansas River. It includes Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, southeastern Wyoming, and eastern Colorado. At the ...
|Oglala Lakota celebrate the victory of 2014's election in changing the name of their county
New county line sign for Oglala Lakota County I'm hoping this photo brings you as much pride as it did me. You all helped get out the vote to change the name of Shannon County to Oglala Lakota ...
|Indians 101: The Horse and the Plateau Indians
The stereotype of the American Indian adopted by the entertainment industry and by some educational textbooks is based on the horse-mounted, buffalo hunting Plains Indians of the nineteenth century.
|Ancient America: Tlatilco, an Ancient Site in the Valley of Mexico
For most people the mention of ancient Mexico brings up images of the Aztecs , the Mayas , and perhaps the ancient city of Teotihucán . Ancient Mexico, however, also includes some sites which are ...
|Ancient America: Florida, 1 CE to 940 CE
American Indians occupied, utilized, and developed the peninsula known as Florida for thousands of years. Our knowledge of the ancient past—of Florida, from 2,000 years ago until about 1,000 years ...
| Pit River Tribe and Allies Rally to Protect Medicine Lake
On March 12, the Pit River Tribe and their Native American and environmental allies optimistically left the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco following oral arguments in their long ...
|Indians 101: California's War on Indians, 1850-1851
In 1850 California was admitted to the United States as its 31st state. As with some other states, Native Americans were not seen as desirable inhabitants of the state. For the first decade of its ...
|Ancient America: Florida, BCE
With exciting new finds coming from the OldVero Ice Age Site in Florida which are providing evidence of human occupation 14,000 years ago, this is a good time to review some of the ancient (before 2,...
|Indians 101: The Gros Ventre
At the time the first European explorers and fur traders were entering the Northern Plains in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, the Indian tribe known as the Gros Ventre (Atsina) ...
|Indians 101: Greed and the Administration of Indians Reservations in the 19th Century
With the formation of the United States in the late eighteenth century, policies toward American Indians generally followed the British colonial model in which Indians, like wolves, bears, and trees,
|Ancient America: The Columbia Plateau, 2000 BCE to 500 BCE
The area between the Cascade Mountains and the Rocky Mountains in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, British Columbia, and Western Montana is known as the Plateau Culture area. From north to south it runs ...
|Occupy Oak Flat asks Obama to declare site a national monument
Tonto National Forest One executive action most conservatives hate is the establishment of a national monument, which the president can do without congressional approval. He/...
|Indians 101: A Chehalis Indian Artifact Collection (Photo Diary)
The Chehalis are a Salish-speaking Indian nation whose aboriginal homeland was along the lower Chehalis River in what is now Washington. The Chehalis Reservation includes the Chinook, Clatsop, and ...
|Religion 101: Religious Imperialism
Religious imperialism is a form of religious ethnocentrism in which people, often a subordinate group, are required to convert to a different religion. Religious imperialism also involves the active ...
|Indians 101: Honoring and Celebrating Genocide
Cultural genocide is a concept expressed by many Native Americans to describe the deliberate destruction of American Indian languages, religions, ways of dress and housing, and interpersonal ...
|Ancient America: Corn, Beans, Squash
The domestication of plants is something that happened independently in many different regions of the world. The domestication of plants marks a fundamental change in the way people interact with ...
|Indians 101: The Mandans, Farmers on the Northern Plains
While the most common stereotype of Plains Indians brings forth an image of horse-mounted buffalo-hunting nomads living in tipis, many of the Plains Indian nations were farmers who lived in ...
|Indians 201: The Lake Mohonk Conference
Wealthy people often feel that they know what is best for poor people. From 1883 through 1916, a small group of wealthy philanthropists, who referred to themselves as Friends of the Indian, met ...
|Ancient America: Early Oregon Sites
The earliest period of human occupation in the Northern Great Basin region of Oregon is called the Paisley Period by archaeologists. The period, which is tentatively dated from about 15,700 years ...
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|Indians 101: American Indians in 1915
One hundred years ago, in 1915, most Indians were not citizens even though U.S. policies called for the full assimilation of Indians and the total destruction of the tribal lifestyles. At the same ...
|Religion 101: Good-Evil Dualism
One of the features common to many religions is the idea of dualism, or, more precisely, good-evil dualism. This is a religious world-view that sees an on-going struggle or battle between good and ...
|Indians 101: Oregon Indians (Photo Diary)
For more than 15,000 years, Native Americans have been living in what today is called Oregon. The state contains three distinctive environmental areas, each with its own special climate, ...
|Ancient America: Newfoundland and Labrador
The eastern Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador was not only the first area of North America encountered by Europeans, but it also had a long history of aboriginal occupation. The ...
|Indians 101: Nakaidoklini, Apache Spiritual Leader
President Ulysses Grant established the San Carlos Indian Reservation in Arizona by Presidential Executive Order in 1872. The newly created reservation was a division of the White Mountain Apache ...
|Indians 101: Eschiti, Comanche Medicineman
The Comanche held a Sun Dance in Oklahoma in 1874. This was not a traditional ceremony, but was one they had borrowed from the Cheyenne. The Sun Dance coincided with the emergence of a new medicine ...
|Ancient America: Occupation of Paisley Caves in Oregon
The earliest period of human occupation in what is now Oregon is called the Paisley Period by archaeologists. The period, which is tentatively dated from about 15,700 years ago to 12,900 years ago, ...
|An Apache Vision: Street Prophets Saturday
Visions have been, and still are, an important part of American Indian spirituality. Apache medicine man Daslahdn experienced a vision in 1903 and as a result introduced a new dance and proclaimed a ...
|Native American school children taunted with slurs, sprayed with beer at South Dakota hockey game
You really do have to wonder just what in the hell is wrong with some people: Some 57 charges of child abuse and assault reportedly will be ...
|Indians 101: American Indians in 1815
Two hundred years ago, in 1815, the United States Senate ratified the Treaty of Ghent which ended the War of 1812. The treaty restored to all Indian nations all of the possessions, rights, and ...
|Indians 101: Cherokee Government and the English
The primary unit of government among the Cherokee was the town. Each town—perhaps 50 at the time of first European contact—was autonomous. The government of each town was not tied to the ...
|Ancient America: Alaska Before 6000 BCE
Archaeologists usually classify the period between 25,000 BCE and 6,000 BCE in Alaska as Stage 1, an era in which the first evidence of human habitation occurs. During much of this time, much of ...
|Indians 101: American Indians in 1615
Four hundred years ago, in 1615, the European invasion of North America was in its infancy. Contact between the Indian nations and the Europeans was largely in the form of explorers, missionaries, ...
|Indians 101: The 1837 Winnebago Treaty
During the first part of the nineteenth century, the American Indian policy was to remove Indians from east of the Mississippi River and to “give” them reservations in Indian Territory. Under ...
|Hearing & Seeing - Spreading Awareness: Thank you.
The internet - and social media - can be viewed as a razor's edge: on one side, madness, and the other, wonder. Either can be a huge time suck, although the side of madness rarely sees any benefit ...
|Indians 101: The Indian Wars of 1915
By the end of the nineteenth century, it was commonly believed by scholars, politicians, and the general public that Indians were destined to disappear. In the twentieth century, many scholars ...
|Indians 101: Natick, a Christian Indian Village in Massachusetts
The English colonists in Massachusetts were sometimes conflicted with regard to Indians. Many colonists, viewing the New World as a wilderness, felt that Indians impeded civilization and like other ...
|Natives Thank Obama and Prepare to Take On Keystone Contractor
With the new Senate taking their seats in Washington, and the House voting to put through the pipeline for the tenth time, Natives across America find themselves gearing up for another battle with ...
|Let me get this straight: American public lands have been transferred to Brit/Aussie owners?
Unless emails from the White House go to your spam filter, which in this case is quite fitting, those of us who signed the petition to stop the Apache land grab received the following email written ...
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|Ancient America: Aztec Metalwork
The concept of working with metal to fashion ornaments and tools did not originate in Mesoamerica but seems to have diffused into the region sometime in the seventh century from the south—Panama, ...
|Indians 101: Suppressing Indian Religions in 1915
In 1915, the United States was firmly convinced that American Indians could assimilate only if they became Christians. To aid in the “civilization” (i.e. Christianization) of the Indians, ...
|Indians 201: William Weatherford, Red Stick Leader
The designation “Creek” is a European concept which emerged during the eighteenth century to designate the Indian people who were living along the creeks and rivers in Alabama, Georgia, and ...
|Ancient America: The Avonlea Complex
The common stereotype of Plains Indians sees them as horse-mounted buffalo hunters. The reality is, of course, that Plains Indians did not adopt the horse and its equestrian lifestyle until the ...
|Indians 101: Reservations in 1915
During the nineteenth century, the United States had attempted to settle all Indians on well-defined reservations on lands deemed unsuitable for non-Indian development. Here Indians were to remain ...
|Indians 101: Dragging Canoe, Cherokee Leader
At the beginning of the eighteenth century the Cherokee were not a single political nation, but a linguistic and cultural grouping of about 50 villages. Dragging Canoe was born about 1730 somewhere ...
|Ancient America: Tula, the Toltec Capital
By the time the Spanish had conquered Mexico, the Toltec (also known Tolteca) were revered as mythical rulers of a golden age. They were regarded as the cultural heirs of the great city of Teotihuacá
|Sherman Alexie is Coming to Boise and Idaho Needs Your Help
by Michael Strickland This is an update of my April 29 diary:
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|Dan Snyder, this is how it's done
Tonight, the Oklahoma County City School Board (Oklahoma City is located in Oklahoma County) voted 8-0 to drop the "Redskins" mascot for the Capitol Hill High School, which had been used since 1927.
|Ancient America: The Hoko River Complex
The Hoko River originates in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains (Washington State) and flows for about 25 miles to the Pacific Ocean. It flows into the Strait of Juan de Fuca about 16 miles east ...
|Good News from Oklahoma
By now, most Americans are aware of the movement to push the Washington, DC NFL team to give up its obnoxious team name and mascot, "Redskins." I don't need to repeat the arguments here. The same ...
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|Enbridge pipeline ruptures 1,350 barrels of oil spilled at Regina, Saskatchewan pumping station
Enbridge's pipeline number 4 ruptured last night releasing 1,350 barrels of oil from a pumping station in Regina, Saskatchewan. Pipeline number four, the largest pipeline carrying Canadian oil into ...
|FCC rejects petition asking it not to renew radio station's license for broadcasting 'R*dsk*ns' slur
Change the Mascot's anti-R*dsk*ns protest at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. The Federal Communications Commission audio ...
|Indians 101: Mormons and Indians
When Europeans began arriving in the Americas they brought with them the firm belief that all knowledge, including the history of the world, was contained in a special holy book which had been ...
|POTUS Permanently Protects Alaska's Bristol Bay from Gas, Oil Drilling
From whitehouse.gov : WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Obama designated the pristine waters of Bristol Bay off limits to consideration for oil and gas leasing. This action safeguards one of the ...
|Indians 101: The Yamasee War and the Indian Slave Trade
The Yamasee were a Muskogean-speaking Indian nation living in what would become southern Georgia and northern Florida when first encountered by the Spanish in the sixteenth century. In 1687, the ...
|The Seven Directions: Street Prophets Saturday
In a recent Street Prophets Coffee Hour by kathy in ga raised the topic of shamanism and animals. In one of my comments on this diary, I told a shortened version of a story about photographing a ...
|US Rep. from AZ calls Native Americans, "Wards of the State"
Republican lawmakers can't keep their feet out of their mouths. This week, Representative Paul Gosar, R-AZ called Native Americans, "wards of the Federal Government," during a round table ...
|Indians 101: Visiting European Royalty
Beginning with Christopher Columbus in the late fifteenth century, it was a common practice for European explorers and colonists to bring Native peoples back to Europe to meet with European royalty. ...
|#NotYourMascot is one of seven finalists for Digital Trend of the Year
Washington, DC: Not Your Mascots, Inc. , a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the misappropriation of Indigenous identity and imagery through Native mascots, is excited to announce that #
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|Indians 101: The Chickasaw Indians
Five of the Southeastern Indian nations – Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole – are sometimes called the “five Civilized Tribes”. The designation “civilized” is an ...
|#NotYourMascot Finalist for Digital Trend of the Year
Native American protestors at Washington vs. 49ers game in Santa Clara, CA on Nov. 23rd. Portland, Oregon – Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry , a group of Native parents and their allies ...
|Native Americans Challenge Washington Redskins With #ChangetheName #WinAGame Twitterstorm
Native American protestors at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Portland, Oregon – Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry , a group of Native parents and their allies from across the ...
|Our heroes in Congress are stealing Indian land (again)
And it's not even the 1800s. All I have to say about this story is... Holy FUCK! Look what these assholes are doing now!
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|Indians 201: The Michif Language
The French, unlike the English and the Spanish, saw Indians as trading partners. The French saw that their best opportunity for economic gain was to be found in the fur trade in which their Native ...
|Indians 101: The Ozette Reservation
In 1855 the United States met with the Makah Nation in Washington to negotiate a treaty. At this time, the Makah were composed of five semiautonomous villages that shared language, kinship, and ...
|Ancient America: Camas
The area between the Cascade Mountains and the Rocky Mountains in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, British Columbia, and Western Montana is known as the Plateau Culture area. From north to south it runs ...
|Twenty-nine Palms Band of Mission Indians
Wohngebiet Chemehuevi In his diary this afternoon, Meteor Blades made ...
|Snyder's 'R*dsk*ns' tweet their offensiveness in Thanksgiving greeting
Thanksgiving is always a tough day both for American Indians who choose in various ways to make their peace with this holiday and enjoy a family get-together and those who choose to ignore and ...
|Indians 101: The Tututni Indians
The area along the Pacific Coast north of California and between the Cascade Mountains and the ocean, is the home to many Indian nations who traditionally based their economy on the use of sea coast ...
|Indians 101: The Choctaw Indians
The Choctaw, at the time of European contact, were a loosely organized confederacy composed of three distinctly different divisions: Okla Falaya (Long People), Okla Tannap (People of the Opposite ...
|Ancient America: The Marmes Rockshelter
Much of what we know about the people of the ancient world has come from archaeological findings in caves and rockshelters. A rockshelter, by the way, is wider than it is deep, while a cave is ...
|Indians 101: Sixteenth Century European Laws About Indians
The European invasion of the Americas really began in the sixteenth century with several European nations competing to divide up the new lands among themselves. In justifying their ability to take ...
|Indians 101: Early French Encounters with Indians
The 16th century marked the beginning of the European invasion of North America. The Spanish had already firmly established themselves in the Caribbean islands and were attempting to move north into ...
|Ancient America: Ozette
The Makah, whose traditional homeland is on the Olympic Peninsula in the state of Washington, are the western-most Indian nation in the lower forty-eight states of the United States. The name “...
|Indians 101: Boulder Dam and the Navajo Reservation
In general the history of hydroelectric dams in the United States has involved the transfer of wealth from the nation’s poorest people, American Indians, to the nation’s wealthiest people, ...
|Indians 101: 1614
During the 17th century, four European countries—France, England, Netherlands, and Spain–established permanent colonies in the Americas. As these colonies expanded, the conflicts with the Native ...
|Ancient America: 6,000 Years Ago
Six thousand years ago, American Indians had been living throughout North America for thousands of years. They followed a lifestyle based hunting, fishing, and gathering that was determined in part ...
|How Native Americans Beat the Kochs in ‘America’s Most Competitive’ Congressional District
Cook, Rothenburg and other pundits had labeled Arizona Congressional District 1 as one of the most competitive in America, and the Koch Brothers and others poured in nearly $10 million to affect the ...
|Indians 101: World War II Impacts Indian Reservations
In 1942, the United States was gearing up to fight in World War II and the military efforts on the homefront had an impact on several Indian reservations.
|Indians 101: Tobacco and the Indian Nations of the Great Lakes Region
The western portion of the Northeastern Woodlands of the U.S., an area designated as the Great Lakes-Riverine area by some anthropologists, was inhabited by Algonquian-speaking tribes such as the ...
|AK-Sen: Daily Caller Freaks Out About Mark Begich (D) Leading Dan Sullivan (R) In Early Voting
I feel good about Senator Mark Begich (D. AK). The Daily Caller saw this Tweet from Donna Brazille and immediately started crapping their pants: http://dailycaller.com/2014/11/03/democrat-mark-...
|Deschene looks for Shelly Veto override,urges supporters to participate fully in on election day.
Chris Deschene statement:"Supporters, I’m very disappointed in today’s Supreme Court decisions. This isn’t about the $6,130.83 I was absurdly ordered to pay to remove myself from the ballot by ...
|Ancient America: The Channel Islands in the Terminal Pleistocene
There was a time in archaeology some fifty to sixty years ago, when the basic hypothesis regarding the peopling of the Americas suggested that towards the ends of the last major ice age, as the two ...
|Breaking:Navajo Nation Supreme Court rules on elections :REMOVES Election Board Members From Office
Just finished watching Justice Herb Yazzie deliver judgement. Court states that The Board of Election Supervisors and the Elections Commission is in contempt for not immediately and totally ...
|What's with the ironic use of the Navajo language to suppress the vote of the people?
Code Talker Thomas Begay and Chris Deschene on the campaign trail First, a progressive candidate for Navajo tribal president doesn't speak enough Navajo and now some elderly Navajo speak too much. ...
|Navajo Elections Commissioner Says They Will Go to Jail to Protect the Right to Vote
Background: Last week The Navajo Nation Supreme court ruled in favor of two plaintiffs who sought to have Chris Deschene removed from the ballot for Navajo Nation president . The Navajo Board of ...
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