Native American

A small delegation of Native Americans from the Sioux Nation and the Lakota people, along with Native Americans living in Hawaii, very recently arrived in the Ukraine. The reason for the trip was to permit Native Americans to discuss their historical path of blood, pain and tears, to freedom take with the Ukrainians. The visit […]

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A fascinating new website has been launched to explore the history and mystery of Native American  artwork. The website highlights  the major milestones in the evolution of Native American Indian art of the Southwest and explores the  connection between history and today’s culture from basket weaving to jewelry styles with each piece of art illustrative […]

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Graduate of the Savannah College of Art and design Gary Daniels has recently announced the discovery of 2000 year old pottery in the state of Georgia. The highly decorated pottery known as Swift Creek Complicated Stamped started around 100 A.D. and continued on for several hundred years. The glyphs were noted as being similar in […]

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Sandy on January 3rd, 2012

Inhabited about 800 to 1000 years ago the Town Creek Indian Mound near Mount Gilead, North Carolina, may be one of the oldest villages in the area and is one of the most popular State Historic Sites in North Carolina. It was once a bustling place that contained homes, work areas and ceremonial buildings, built […]

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Sandy on November 21st, 2011

Many moons ago in a classroom in Scotland, I learned how Native American showed great respect for the land and the animals who shared it with their tribes. I was reminded of this today when I read that North America’s oldest white bison, Yvnvssv Hetke, had died. Yvnvssv Hetke—Muscogee for bison—was about 30 years old. He […]

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The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) has recently launched a beautiful website dedicated to Native American ancestry titled Trace Indian Ancestry offering helpful tips and information on researching the genealogy of your Native American ancestors: “To determine if you are eligible for membership in a federally recognized tribe, contact the tribe, or tribes, you […]

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Sandy on September 21st, 2011

The great Nez Perce leader known to non-Indians as Chief Joseph died on the Colville reservation in northern Washington on September 21, 1904. Nez Perce Him-mah-too yah-lat-kekt (“Thunder Rolling Down from the Mountains”) has been described by Europeans as a superhuman military genius and an Indian Napoleon, but he was actually more of a diplomat […]

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Four tribal leaders have been recognized by the California State Assembly for their contributions to the promotion and preservation of Native American Indian history and culture in the state. The State Assembly announced on August 25 that ACR 72: California Native American Heritage Month was passed The bill was introduced by Assemblyman Luis A. Alejo […]

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Sandy on March 27th, 2011

Dozens of graves have been found wedged between two northern Charlotte development areas and some residents wonder if the cemetery is the final resting place of slaves who worked in the areas farmland during the antebellum era. The grave markers are actually shaped rocks stuck in the ground have no inscriptions and they’re difficult to […]

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