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December 2011 Blog Posts (10)

Cherokee / Delaware - A Letter in Search of...Ketchum

Studio portrait. Washington, 1867. [sitting left to right] 1. James Ketchum. 2. James Connor. 3. John…

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Added by Sassafras on December 30, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

Sioux - Sitting Bull's and other's Deaths...

An Account of Sitting Bull's Death

by James McLaughlin

Indian Agent at Standing Rock Reservation

(1891)

OFFICE OF INDIAN RIGHTS ASSOCIATION, .

1305 ARCH STREET,

PHILADELPHIA

Jan. 19th, 1891.

The following graphic and,reliable account of the death of Sitting Bull and of the circumstances attending it will be read with interest by many readers. It was written by Major James McLaughlin, who for many years has occupied the post of Indian…

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Added by Sassafras on December 29, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

Lakota Sioux - Eyewitness Account of Ghost Dance

The Ghost Dance Among the Lakota

 

Mrs. Z. A. Parker, description of a Ghost Dance observed on White Clay creek at Pine Ridge reservation, Dakota Territory, June 20, 1890.

 

We drove to this spot about 10.30 oclock on a delightful October day. We came upon tents scattered here and there in low, sheltered places long before reaching the dance ground. Presently we saw over three hundred tents placed in a circle,…

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Added by Sassafras on December 28, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

Quote - Oglala Lakota Sioux - There is a Hard Winter Coming

"For fifty years I have been kicked around. Today there is a hard winter coming. I do not know whether I am to keep warm, or whether to live, and the chance is I might starve to death."~Dewey Beard's 1955 testimony before Congress at age 97…

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Added by Sassafras on December 27, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

The Bones Not Forgotten by Jerry Wayne McFarland...Choctaw

The Bones Not Forgotten

Blessed by courts of nobility

Voyagers of providence

Took to the seas

Under banner of God

These hunters of fortune

Set off to the New World

Seeking riches and glory

And upon virgin soil

The white face descended

Bringing…

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Added by Jerry Wayne McFarland on December 26, 2011 at 8:52pm — 2 Comments

Nez Perce - Allotment & Seeking the Black Book...

Sassafras's note:  This morning I was out mining the web as I am prone to do when I'm fumbling with my coffee and trying to get the sleep out of my eyes when I found two Nez Perce portraits and a brief mention of their journey to find the Black Book (Bible)...

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Added by Sassafras on December 26, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

Law - Indian Policy Reform 1881 President Chester Arthur

Indian Policy Reform



Extract from President Chester Arthur's

First Annual Message to Congress

December 6, 1881

(Richardson, ed. Messages and Papers, Vol. VIII, p. 54 ff.)

 

. . . Prominent…

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Added by Sassafras on December 25, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

Minniconjou Lakota - Chief Red Horse, an eyewitness account of the Battle of the Little Bighorn (1881)

The Battle of Little Bighorn

An Eyewitness Account by the Lakota Chief Red Horse



recorded in pictographs and text

at the Cheyenne River Reservation, 1881

 

Five springs ago I, with many Sioux Indians, took down and packed up our tipis…

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Added by Sassafras on December 24, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Huron - Twas In The Moon of Winter Time

 

The Huron Carol ('Twas In The Moon of Winter Time)



'Twas in…

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Added by Sassafras on December 23, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Mayan - Maya Site Discovered in Georgia Mountains

Thought some of you might like to read this article: Georgia Mayans

 

Added by Sassafras on December 23, 2011 at 6:27pm — No Comments

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