Metacomet, Wampanoag sachem
Metacomet was better known to whites as King Philip. He was also known as Metacom or Philip of Pokanoket. He was the second son of the sachem Massasoit, and became a chief of his people in 1662 when his brother Wamsutta (or King Alexander) died shortly after their father Massasoit.
Isleta Pueblo receives 89,978 acres of land into trust
As part of President Obama’s goal of placing half a million acres of tribal homelands into trust for the benefit of tribal nations, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced that the Bureau of Indian Affairs has placed 89,978 acres of land into trust status for the Pueblo of Isleta. The Administration’s single largest trust acquisition to date brings to nearly 400,000 the total acreage placed in trust on behalf of federally recognized tribes since 2009.
1778 Treaty with Deleware was first treaty signed by US
The first treaty signed by the United States was with the Delaware (also known as Lenape) at Fort Pitt in 1778. The Articles of Confederation were adopted between the states a little over a year earlier in 1777, to establish a government independent of British rule. The primary purposes of the treaty with the Delaware was to gain Delaware trade, and political and military alliance on the side of the Americans during the War of Independence. The British likewise sought military and political alliances among the Indian nations to fight against the rebellious Americans.
Culture and organization of the Tlingit Indians
The Tlingit are a tribe, people and culture that are indigenous to the United States. They have owned and occupied Southeast Alaska since time immemorial. They are a federally recognized region-wide tribe under the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. In addition, thirteen Tlingit communities within the Southeast region are federally recognized as distinct tribes. The regional Sealaska Corporation and twelve communities are also organized as Alaska Native village and urban corporations under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971.
Is Adam Beach native american?
Adam Beach, an Anishinaabe member of the Saulteaux tribe of Dog Creek Lake Reserve in Manitoba, Canada has starred in films ranging from Squanto to Smoke Signals to Windtalkers, as well as multiple television series such as North of 60, Law and Order SUV and Skinwalkers, a series based on the popular Tony Hillerman novels. He is perhaps the most visible and sought-after young Native American actor working in Hollywood today.
Bear Spring Treaty
The Bear Spring Treaty was the first treaty made with the Navajo tribe. It affected the traditional Navajo homelands, which stretched from Arizona through western New Mexico, where there was a long history of Southwest bands raiding and trading with each other all the way back into the late 1500s. The people who shared this geographical area included Navajo, Spanish, Mexican, Apache, Comanche, Ute, and after 1846, American settlers. A Navajo raid on Socorro, New Mexico near the end of September, 1846, precipitated this American Indian treaty with the United States.