Native Quotes And Brilliance

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November 2011 Blog Posts (15)

Quotes - Education is your greatest weapon...

“Education is your greatest weapon. With education you are the white man's equal, without education you are his victim and so shall remain all of your lives. Study, learn, help one another always. Remember there is only poverty and misery in idleness and dreams - but in work there is self respect and independence.” ~Chief Plenty Coups

Added by Sassafras on November 25, 2011 at 4:25pm — 1 Comment

Cherokee - Womankiller Speech

"My Children - Permit me to call you so, as I am an old man and have lived a long time, watching the well being of this Nation. I love your lives, and wish our people to increase on the land of our fathers. The bill before you is to punish wicked men, who may arise to cede away our country contrary to the consent of the Council. It is a good law-it will not kill the innocent but the guilty. I feel the importance of the subject, and am glad the law has been suggested.

 

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Added by Sassafras on November 18, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Seneca - Clans

Seneca - Clans

 

"Clans are the Seneca's traditional social unit. Clans are groups of families that share a common female ancestry which are named after animals that provided special assistance to the Seneca. They are divided into two categories, birds and animals.

The four bird clans…

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Added by Sassafras on November 17, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Gros Ventres - The most independent tribe...

 

Caption:  Crow Flies High

In reference to the Gros Ventres or A'ani nation:

"Poor devils, I knew them well. The most independent tribe in North America. They would not live at an agency. In fact, had none, drew no rations, were self supporting. Their old chief Crow…

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Added by Sassafras on November 17, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Poetry - HARVEST CELEBRATION

HARVEST CELEBRATION

 

THE WORK OF DAY IS DONE

THE VILLAGE IS AT REST…

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Added by Fallingwater on November 16, 2011 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Poetry - GREAT SPIRIT

GREAT SPIRIT

 

GREAT SPIRIT WE ASK

YOU AND THE ANCESTORS

SHOW US HOW TO LIVE

WITH THE WHITE MAN

WHO INVADE OUR LAND.

 

AHO GREAT…

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Added by Fallingwater on November 15, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Winners - November Roll Call Contest

Okay folks - today's the day - I put the names in a hat and my oldest son drew them out.

 

Here's the swag and winners announced below the pics...

Our First Prize Winner is: …

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Added by Sassafras on November 15, 2011 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Law - U.S. Government Suppression of Native-American Religion

"U.S. Government Suppression of Native-American Religion

With officials believing in the virtue of Christianity, the United States Government worked to convert American Indians to Christianity and suppress the practice of the Native religions (spiritual leaders had been associated with leading uprisings.) The goal of the United States Government was to get Native Americans to assimilate to their culture. Some called this "making apples", as the Indians would still appear 'red' on the…

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Added by Sassafras on November 12, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments

Law - The Indian Removal Act of 1830

"The Indian Removal Act of 1830

[This was the Jackson-era legislation authorizing the president to transfer Eastern Indian tribes to the western territories promised (falsely) "in perpetuity". The actual relocation culminated in the 1838 "Trail of Tears" forced march, one of the most shameful occurrences in the history of federal domestic policy.]

CHAP. CXLVIII.--An Act to provide for an exchange of lands with the Indians residing in any of the states or territories, and for…

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Added by Sassafras on November 11, 2011 at 1:30am — No Comments

November Roll Call and Contest

Hello everyone.  Time for a little something new - a Roll Call - I'd like to see who all is still present and interested in activity here.  If you'll make a comment here and list your name and where you are from I'll be drawing a few winners on November 15th for a small prize. 

 

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Added by Sassafras on November 10, 2011 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

Lakota - Brave Woman Counts Coup

Brave Woman Counts Coup - A White River Lakota Legend

 

 

"Over a hundred years ago, when many Sioux were still living in what now is Minnesota,

 there was a band of Hunkpapa Sioux at Spirit Lake under a chief called Tawa…

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Added by torch mills on November 8, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments

Lakota - Black Corn - for All Women in Pain

Black Corn - A Lakota Legend

http://www.firstpeople.us/FP-Html-Legends/BlackCorn-Lakota.html

There once was a woman called Black Corn.

She lived in a village surrounded by incredible beauty.

 There…

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Added by torch mills on November 8, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments

Tuscarora - The Story of Corn Spirit Grandfather

 

Long ago, they say, there was a village of people

whose cornfields were blessed with good harvests, year after year.

 They had so much corn each year that they began to take it for granted.

 They stopped weeding the fields and the children trampled the cornstalks

 as…

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Added by torch mills on November 4, 2011 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

Healthy Native American Participants Needed for Paid Research (The University of Tulsa)

Healthy Native American Participants Needed for Paid Research (The University of Tulsa)







The University of Tulsa, Psychophysiology Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience is conducting an IRB-approved study aimed at assessing pain processing in Native Americans.



To participate, you must NOT*:

• Have chronic pain or take narcotic pain medications

• Have high blood pressure or take antihypertensive medications

• Take antidepressant or anti-anxiety… Continue

Added by Sassafras on November 3, 2011 at 5:17pm — No Comments

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