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Book - Beauty Way

I'd like to introduce you folks to an online aquaintance of mine's new book just gone to press.  Check it out...

 

BEAUTY WAY

A Novel

By Bette Rush

Order from Sunstone: (800) 243-5644

or Your INDEPENDENT BOOKSELLER

Charlie, a lonely Miami travel writer, takes a rockhounding journey to the northwestern Nevada wilderness to find solace after the…

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Added by Sassafras on March 12, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

BISON - It's "What's For Dinner??"!

                                     Photo Caption:  Bison on the Tall Grass Prairie in Oklahoma

 

I just wanted to share a link with you guys and girls about grass fed bison and the new, (hahahaahaaa - we tried to tell you white-guys this was the way to eat for YEARS) I…

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Added by Sassafras on February 19, 2012 at 9:41pm — No Comments

LOZEN/ WOMAN APACHE WARRIOR



LOZEN / WOMAN APACHE WARRIOR, SHAMAN, & SAGE





Lozen was a Chihenne-Chiricahua Apache…

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Added by Sonia Kugo on February 1, 2012 at 6:35am — 3 Comments

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

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.

 

My…

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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

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