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December 2009 Blog Posts (27)

Christmas - Top 10 Ways things would be different if Santa were Indian

Top 10 Ways things would be different if Santa were Indian







"10. At bedtime, kids would leave Cornsoup and frybread for the big guy



9. He would be wearing a red turtleneck to hide his hickeys



8. Santa's new moccasins are made out of Dasher



7. Santa has to take out a billion dollar pre-Xmas tide over loan at a bordertown bank



6. Five pound block of cheese under every tree



5. His elves would never show up for work on… Continue

Added by Sassafras on December 25, 2009 at 1:49pm — 2 Comments

Cheyenne - David Pendleton Oakerhater

David Pendleton Oakerhater



The David Pendleton Oakerhater Window

Crafted by Willet Stained Glass for St George's Episcopal Church, Dayton, Ohio





(from Liturgy and Music Online) David Pendleton Oakerhater is the only American Indian listed in the Episcopal calendar of the church year. He was born between 1844 and 1851 on a Cheyenne reservation in Western Oklahoma. Oakerhater, whose name means "Making Medicine," was… Continue

Added by Sassafras on December 23, 2009 at 2:30am — No Comments

Natchez - Tribal History

Caption: Natchez - Archie Sam





Natchez Indian Tribe History



"Natchez. A well-known tribe that formerly lived on and about St Catherine's Creek, east and south of the present city of Natchez, Miss. The name, belongings to a single town, was extended to the tribe and entire group of towns, which included also peoples of alien blood who had been conquered by the Natchez or had taken refuge with them. Iberville, on his ascent of… Continue

Added by Sassafras on December 22, 2009 at 4:30am — No Comments

Sioux - Brule - Hollow Horn Bear - You talk to us very sweet



"You talk to us very sweet, but you do not mean it. You have not fulfilled any of the old treaties." ~Hollow Horn Bear, fought at the Battle of the Little Big Horn



Hollow Horn Bear (Lakota name Matȟó Héȟloǧeča) (~1850–1913) was a Brulé Sioux leader during the Indian Wars on the Great Plains of the United States.



"Hollow Horn Bear was born in what today is Sheridan County, Nebraska. He was the son of chief Iron Shell.… Continue

Added by Sassafras on December 21, 2009 at 4:30am — No Comments

Cherokee - Cherokee Memorial, Cadron, Arkansas



Cherokee Memorial



Following is a partial list of persons who died and were buried at Cadron. They perished from cholera while being relocated by the army in 1834. Graves were marked with native stones with no inscriptions. Some of the Indians had adopted Christianity and customs of whites. Some had assumed Anglo - Saxon names. Before 1850 it was common for Cherokee children to be unnamed until after their seventh birthday, hence the… Continue

Added by Sassafras on December 21, 2009 at 4:30am — No Comments

Native - Photographs - Sitting Bull and others



Making this a blog post so as to not lose the names of the people in the photograph:





From Front Left:



Sitting Bull, Ta-tong-ka-you-ta, Mi-na-kon-you Chief

Swift Bear, Ma-to-lo-sa-ha, Ar-ap-a-ho Chief

Spotted Tail, Sin-to-ga-lis-ka, Broule Chief

Julius Meyer, Box-ka-re-sha-hash-ta-ka, Indian Interpreter, Trader and Dealer in Indian, Chinese, and Japanese Curiosities, 170 Earnham St., Omaha, Neb.

Red… Continue

Added by Sassafras on December 20, 2009 at 3:30am — No Comments

Sauk Fox - Touching the Goose Quill



"What do we know of the laws and customs of the White people? They might buy our bodies for dissection, and we would touch the goose quill to confirm it, without knowing what we are doing. This was the case with myself and people in touching the goose quill the first time." ~~Black Hawk, aka Black Sparrow Hawk or Ma-Ka-Tai-Me-She-Kia-Kiak



Painting above by Charles Bird King, Washington, 1837. The original portrait was destroyed… Continue

Added by Sassafras on December 19, 2009 at 4:30am — No Comments

Warriors - A Marine Christmas poem



TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS,

HE LIVED ALL ALONE,

IN A ONE BEDROOM HOUSE MADE OF

PLASTER AND STONE.



I HAD COME DOWN THE CHIMNEY

WITH PRESENTS TO GIVE,

AND TO SEE JUST WHO

IN THIS HOME DID LIVE.



AS I LOOKED ALL ABOUT , A STRANGE SIGHT I DID SEE,

NO TINSEL, NO PRESENTS,

NOT EVEN A TREE.

NO STOCKING BY THE FIRE,

JUST BOOTS FILLED WITH SAND,

ON THE WALL HUNG… Continue

Added by Charlotte..aka..Booyah on December 18, 2009 at 2:27pm — 2 Comments

Mohawk - Language - Baking Words



Mohawk Words



Watená:ronte



Baking



Owenna’shón:a Words



1. othè:sera flour



o thè se ra



2. iehso’kwaketà:tha nutmeg



ieh so’ kwa ke tà: tha



3. iontena’tarontáhkhwa akè:ra pie plate/baking pan



ion te na ta ton táh khwa a kè: ra



4. iontten’kwáhtha baking powder



iont ten kwáh tha



5. iontsa’hen’seráhkhwa oven… Continue

Added by Sassafras on December 18, 2009 at 4:30am — No Comments

Symbolism - Native Nations - Cutting Hair

Caption: Native Woman - Unknown which tribe



"In our culture, the only time we cut hair is when we are in mourning or when someone has died in the immediate family. We do this to show we are mourning the loss of a loved one." - Sterling Hollow Horn (Lakota), Pine Ridge, South Dakota, 2000

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"The first day in the land of apples was a bitter-cold one; for the snow still covered the ground, and the trees were bare. A large… Continue

Added by Sassafras on December 17, 2009 at 4:00am — No Comments

Cherokee - The Sun and Her Daughter



Listen, this is what the old people always used to say.



As the Sun traveled across the sky she would stop in the middle each day to have dinner at her daughter's house.



Now the Sun hated people because they would always squint when they looked at her. "They screw up their faces at me!" she told her brother the Moon. "I like them," said the Moon, "they always smile at me."



The Sun was jealous and decided she would… Continue

Added by Sassafras on December 16, 2009 at 6:00am — No Comments

Delaware - John C. Fremont's First Trip to California 1853

John C. Fremont's First Trip To California in 1853,

from Oklahoma Pioneer Papers

HALL, JULIA* SECOND INTERVIEW/ 6737

Alfred F. Hicks, Interviewer,

July 16, 1937



As told by Mrs. Julia Hall and others Nowata, Oklahoma.



"It was in the year of 1853 that on day in September a man by the name of John C. Fremont started from West Port, Missouri, a place near Kansas City, Missouri, to make a trip back to California… Continue

Added by Sassafras on December 15, 2009 at 10:38pm — No Comments

Crow Creek - Ride for Lights & Dakota 38

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edited to add: 12/14/09 - 2:49 p.m. - I spoke w/Peter Lengkeek by phone just now, as expected he has been pretty busy w/the Dakota 38+2 ride, and only had a few moments to speak, but he stated that he "hasn't heard of any meters getting pulled this year YET" and that he thought "our efforts are paying off". He asked that we keep in touch.



IMHO, these are a struggling people who do not want to be forgotten.



If you can… Continue

Added by Sassafras on December 14, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Oneida - A Devil Came to the Oneida



“You could say we lived in heaven, up until the time a devil came to the Oneidas. He was well paid, too. A government agent worked with him. He got $2,000 for inducing and urging the Oneidas to become taxpayers … About five years after this, some of the Oneidas got behind on their taxes, and some began to lose what they had because they were not accustomed to paying taxes. It has always been so that if anything comes up, it always ends in a loss… Continue

Added by Sassafras on December 14, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

Lakota - The Center of the Universe


"The center of the universe is everywhere." ~--Black Elk, Oglala Lakota Medicine Man (as cited in M. T. Garrett, 1998, p. 185)

Added by Sassafras on December 13, 2009 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Sioux - Buffalo Faces the Storm







No matter what, we natives continue to persevere.







"(There is a story to show the determination of survival) ...a story about the buffalo, which during a blizzard, will face the blistering wind instead of turn its back to the storm. And that’s what we want people to (do) …That’s our walk of life here as Lakota people.” ~~Russell Eagle Bear, Rosebud Tribal Council Member…



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Added by Sassafras on December 13, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

Cherokee -The Terrapin's Escape From The Wolves & Recipe - Persimmon Pudding



Persimmon Pudding (more like a fruit bread)



2 cups of persimmon pulp

1 cup of sugar

2 eggs - can be from powdered (not as good, but can be done!)

2 cups milk - can be from dehydrated

1/2 cup margarine melted

2 cups flour

2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

2 tsp. vanilla



Spray a ceramic or glass casserole dish w/Pam or… Continue

Added by Sassafras on December 12, 2009 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Sioux - A Bird's Nest Is Round...


“...Everything in life is a circle. If you see a bird’s nest, it’s usually round and it is a circle encompassing the young, nurturing the young within that circle. What we learn from the animals is how we set up our homes.” ~~Ione Quigley (Rosebud Sioux), chairwoman of Lakota Studies at Sinte Gleska University.

Added by Sassafras on December 12, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

California - Tribal Fishing License Application

Hoopa Indian on Fishing Trinity River, California



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California - Tribal Fishing License Application

http://www.dfg.ca.gov/licensing/pdffiles/fg371.pdf





“The fresh fish for current food and the dried fish for their winter consumption, which had been from time immemorial a good and certain living for the surrounding tribes, like everything else of… Continue

Added by Sassafras on December 12, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Cherokee - Objection to Removal - 1829



Objection to Removal - 1829

Cherokee Phoenix and Indians' Advocate vol. 1, no. 51

Wednesday, March 4, 1829

pg. 2 Col. 5a-Pg.3

COOSA RIVER, IN TURKEY TOWN.

C.N. 9th February, 1829.







TO THE CHEROKEE PEOPLE.



The undersigned in behalf of a long meeting, composed of the Citizens of Turkey Town, take the liberty of addressing you through the public journal of our Nation, on the subject of… Continue

Added by Sassafras on December 11, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

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