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Moving History: The Evolution of the Powwow

Moving History: The Evolution of the Powwow

“Powwows are a celebration of being Indian!”

By Dennis W. Zotigh

Powwows celebrate being Indian. These events inspire cultural and personal pride in

American Indians. They allow Indian tribes, families, and individuals to come together

for the purpose of feasting, hearing their languages spoken, exchanging arts and crafts,

singing, dancing, and upholding tribal customs. Because the powwow is a recent

Indian… Continue

Added by LadyHawkღ on February 4, 2011 at 8:13am — 1 Comment

Tribes Work with Feds on Eagle Feather Ceremonial Use

By Carol Berry January 31, 2011

DENVER—The eagle, cultural icon to Native Americans and the U.S. alike, is becoming emblematic of something else too: the effort to balance the ceremonial use of threatened animals with federal law.

Tribal representatives are gearing up for a second round of meetings with officials from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to discuss the issues surrounding the ceremonial use of eagles in Indian country. Although the bird was removed from the… Continue

Added by LadyHawkღ on February 1, 2011 at 8:31am — No Comments

Scientists Suggest a Native Woman Travelled to Europe a Thousand Years Ago

By ICTMN Staff February 1, 2011

Scientists speculate that a Native woman might have traveled from America to Europe a thousand years ago. This bold theory is based on the genetic research by Agnar Helgason, a scholar at Iceland’s deCODE Genetics and an associate research professor at the University of Iceland. According to an article published on the Time Magazine website, Helgason was researching the origin of the Icelandic population when he discovered that a small group of Icelanders —… Continue

Added by LadyHawkღ on February 1, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Bill Miller’s List of 10 Essential Songs for Native Musicians (THIS LIST SURPRISED ME!)

Bill Miller is driving across Iowa, talking on his cell phone about the songs he loves, many of which he first heard on his car radio in the 1970s.

Miller, who is Mohican from the Stockbridge-Munsee Community in Wisconsin, is a three-time Grammy winner and his work spans symphonies, traditional and popular music in a Native key. He has made his home in Nashville; a city that he notes is on the route of the Trail of Tears and was a hub in the civil-rights movement. To Miller it was a… Continue

Added by LadyHawkღ on January 31, 2011 at 7:22pm — 1 Comment

Snowed In: Preparing Food for Winter Hardship

By Dale Carson January 28, 2011

As ‘the white stuff’ piles a foot deep or more in New England, I begin to wonder how our ancestors survived winters like this two to four hundred years ago.

One thing they did was “prepare”—a tradition I try to carry on. When tribes or bands traveled to the coastline in summer to enjoy clams, oysters, scallops, crabs, lobsters, herring, shad and more, they not only ate the species daily by the sea, but dried or smoked them to bring back to… Continue

Added by LadyHawkღ on January 28, 2011 at 11:09am — No Comments

Comanche Hiking 833 Miles Along Trail of Tears

When Ron Cooper and his wife Kristal contacted us about Ron’s mission, and asked if we’d be interested in following their journey, we couldn’t have been more excited.

Ron’s in the midst of hiking the northern route of the Trail of Tears (833 miles worth of it!), a journey he’s been preparing for since 2009. He did a ton of research, worked with the National Park Service, and plotted his course. On January 17th, Ron took his first step. Now, we’re going to be there with him for all… Continue

Added by LadyHawkღ on January 27, 2011 at 10:40am — No Comments

WAYNA PICCHU - El Condor Pasa-Quechua Original

Added by LadyHawkღ on January 27, 2011 at 9:19am — No Comments

Call for Cherokee Veterans

Call for Cherokee Veterans

The Cherokee Phoenix is conducting a series of on-camera interviews with Cherokee military veterans about their military service. The Phoenix is looking for veterans of all military branches and for all conflicts going back to World War II.

If you are a military veteran who would like to participate, or if you know a veteran who would like to participate, please call Senior Reporter Will Chavez at (918) 207-3961 or e-mail You… Continue

Added by LadyHawkღ on January 26, 2011 at 8:35am — No Comments

Translators Unravel 150-year-old Dakota Letters

By ICTMN Staff January 24, 2011

For the past 10 years, Dakota elder Clifford Canku has been poring over letters written by Dakota men who were imprisoned after the Dakota Conflict of 1862. Canku is one of a few academics working to translate letters from the written Dakota language; eventually upwards of 50 of them will be published in a book. The stories of life in the prison and the uncertain times have proven revelatory. “People died,” says Canku. “They were in prison. They experienced… Continue

Added by LadyHawkღ on January 24, 2011 at 8:45am — No Comments

If we want change we need to be willing to fight for it...........

Just a thought

The best way to deal with a situation is to hit them in their POCKETS.......

What does this mean?

Good and Services.........

So if we can all get together and figure out what the government relies on most as fuel and then boycott it and a unite which would mean great personal sacrifice then maybe someone will start listening.

For instance the constant rise in gas prices...........Around vacation time folks need to not take a distant vacation...Boycott gas… Continue

Added by Imani on January 21, 2011 at 10:10am — 1 Comment

History of Native American Dreamcatchers

Dreamcatchers are an authentic American Indian tradition, from the Ojibway (Chippewa) tribe. Ojibway people would tie sinew strands in a web around a small round or tear-shaped frame--in a somewhat similar pattern to how they tied webbing for their snowshoes--and hang this "dream-catcher" as a charm to protect sleeping children from nightmares. The legend is that the bad… Continue

Added by LadyHawkღ on January 7, 2011 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Happy New Year from around the world

How to Say Happy New Year in::

English Translation

Afgani: Saale Nao Mubbarak

Afrikaans: Gelukkige nuwe jaar

Albanian: Gezuar Vitin e Ri

Arabic: Antum salimoun

Assyrian: shitukh hoya brikhta (may your year be blessed)

Bengali: Shuvo Nabo Barsho

Bulgarian: ×åñòèòà Íîâà Ãîäèíà(pronounced "Chestita Nova Godina")

Chinese: Chu Shen Tan

Corsican Language: Pace e Salute

Cymraeg (Welsh): Blwyddyn Newydd Dda

Czechoslovakia: Scastny Novy Rok… Continue

Added by LadyHawkღ on December 30, 2010 at 10:27pm — No Comments

A Christmas story enjoy

The old man sat in his gas station on a cold Christmas Eve. He hadn’t been anywhere in years since his wife had passed away. He had no decorations, no tree, no lights. It was just another day to him. He didn’t hate Christmas, just couldn’t find a reason to celebrate. There were no children in his life. His wife had gone.

Christmas winter

He was sitting there looking at the snow that had been falling for the last hour and wondering what it was all about when the door opened… Continue

Added by ERIC SHARP on December 19, 2010 at 11:22am — 2 Comments

if you want to live the way Creator wanted us to read this!

I am sending this in its entirety, I think the very idea is disgusting encroaching on civil rights



Mike Adams of writes about a very bad bill to be voted on tomorrow in the senate. I thought you might want to know about this. Robert
Senate Bill S 510 Food Safety Modernization Act vote imminent: Would outlaw gardening and saving seeds


Added by michael Beck McQuilkan on November 16, 2010 at 3:14pm — 1 Comment

What are Badgers like here is some info on them enjoy.


Adult badgers measure 30 inches (76cm) to 35 inches (89cm) in length, including a short furry tail averaging 5.5 inches (14 cm) . Their bodies are wide and give a flat backed appearance. Many adult badgers weigh 12 pounds (5.4 kg) to 16…

Added by ERIC SHARP on November 8, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

A poem on peace for you to enjoy

Color Splash Rainbow Pictures, Images and Photos

'Peace' by Christine

If peace was something to hold in your hand,

Something tangible to feel, something like sand,

We could each sprinkle it all over the Earth,

From Capetown to London, from LA to Perth,

It's color would be a bright leafy green,

Glistening and shiny for all to be seen,

This would stop our anger, jealousy and tears,

Calm all our… Continue

Added by ERIC SHARP on November 4, 2010 at 8:49pm — 1 Comment

The Story of Halloween

Halloween is one of the oldest holidays with origins going back thousands of years. The holiday we know as Halloween has had many influences from many cultures over the centuries. From the Roman's Pomona Day, to the Celtic festival of Samhain, to the Christian holidays of All Saints and All Souls Days.

Hundreds of years ago in what is now Great Britain and Northern France, lived the Celts. The Celts worshipped nature and had many gods,… Continue

Added by LadyHawkღ on October 29, 2010 at 8:39am — 3 Comments

Hedgehog's a cute and prickly creature I find fascinating and can be a good pet as well

It has been said that no other exotic animal has caught the attention of the public quite like the pet hedgehog has. Their spines, friendly and curious nature, as well as that ever-smiling expression have endeared them to millions of confessed hedgehog lovers around the globe.

Those in Britain, Europe and parts of Africa have long known about the hedgehogs’ charm. British author and illustrator, Beatrix Potter,…

Added by ERIC SHARP on October 21, 2010 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Snowdonia trip

I have just returned from a wonderful rest and relaxing tour of Snowdonia (in North Wales) and went to the top of Mount Snowdon via train (cog train) and it was breathtakingly beautiful. Stayed at the Royal Victoria Hotel in Llanberis and each day went to a different location and took hundreds of photographs. Visited castles and gardens and the weather was sunny and warm (very unusual for this time of year in Wales as it usually rains there)
The day we left the mist rolled in and it got a…

Added by Gloster Gal on October 17, 2010 at 8:58am — 2 Comments

Native American Legends -Why the leaves have many colors in Autumn

A Wyandot (Huron) Legend

The wise men turned to him who wrote, Then they looked at the trees on many hills. It was the autumn. The leaves had many colors.They said, " We will tell you the story of the battle fought by the deer and the bear in the land of the sky."

The bear was selfish and proud. He often made trouble among the Animals of the Great Council. When he heard that the Deer had walked over the rainbow Bridge into the sky land he was angry. "I WILL PUNISH THE DEER " he…


Added by LadyHawkღ on October 12, 2010 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

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