- Flathead Indian Reservation
- Yakama Indian Reservation
- Tejon Indian Tribe
- Shinnecock Indian Nation
- Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria
- Makah Creation Legend
- Spider Rock, a Navajo legend
- Apache Creation Story
- Apache Creation Story
- The Mandan Buffalo Dance
- MicMac Creation Story
- MicMac Creation Story
- The Bear's Child
- How Glooskap Found the Summer
- How Coyote Stole Fire
The Columbia Plateau, 2000 BCE to 500 BCE
The area between the Cascade Mountains and the Rocky Mountains in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, British Columbia, and Western Montana is known as the Plateau Culture area. From north to south, it runs from the Fraser River in the north to the Blue Mountains in the south. Much of the area is classified as semi-arid. Part of it is mountainous with pine forests in the higher elevations. This is an area which is drained by the Columbia River.
The Indian Shaker Church Religion
The Indian Shaker Church is a Christian denomination founded in 1881 by Squaxin shaman John Slocum and his wife Mary Slocum in Washington. The Indian Shaker Church is a unique blend of American Indian, Catholic, and Protestant beliefs and practices. The Indian Shakers are unrelated to the Shakers of New England (United Society of Believers) and are not to be confused with the Native American Church.
Seven Drums Religion (Washat)
The Seven Drums Religion has many names. Called wáashat (Washat, meaning "dance") or waasaní (Washani, "dancers" or "worship") in the Sahaptin language of the Columbia Plateau, it is also known as the Sacred Dance Religion, the Longhouse Religion, or simply the Indian religion.
Cheyenne River Indian Reservation
The Cheyenne River Indian Reservation (CRIR) covers almost all of Dewey and Ziebach counties in South Dakota. In addition, there are many small parcels of off-reservation trust land are located in Stanley, Haakon, and Meade counties.
Red Tomahawk, Sitting Bull's Assassin
Red Tomahawk, Sitting Bull's assassin, lived in a time of rapid change for the Lakota-Dakota people. He did the only thing that he believed he could, serve as a B.I.A. police officer and put his warrior days behind him. He is most often remembered for killing Sitting Bull. Here's his story.
Ignorant stuff non-indians say to indians (presented in a funny way)
Ignorant stuff non-indians say to indians (presented in a funny way). Aye!
The Little Brother of War, Choctaw Stickball
Stick Ball games were part of the culture of many tribes, and were not only an important spiritual aspect in ceremonies, but were also used to settle disputes without having a full out war. In this 16 minute video, learn how stickball games were played, the part they played in the Choctaw tribal culture, the rules of the game, and how the equipment was made.
The Illinois Confederacy, originally known as the Illini Confederacy, was a confederacy of Algonquian tribes made up of the Kaskaskia, Peoria, Michigamea, Moingwena, Tamaroa and Cahokia tribes.
Sacagawea's son: Through the mist of two centuries, a portrait emerges
PORTLAND, Ore. - Sacagawea carried her infant son on her back when she trudged along with Lewis and Clark on their Voyage of Discovery to the Pacific.
Jean Baptiste Charbonneau was 55 days old when the explorers left Fort Mandan in present-day North Dakota in 1805 and headed west into the unknown.
"This was the first child this woman had boarn and as is common in such cases, her labor was tedious and the pain violent," Meriwether Lewis wrote in his journal.
Interpreter Rene Jessaume suggested a folk remedy - a rattlesnake rattle crumbled in water. Sacagawea drank it, and because of it, or in spite of it, Jean Baptiste entered the world 10 minutes later on Feb. 11, 1805.
Interior Secretary approves Nooksack tribal disenrollment process
The Department of the Interior has potentially cleared the way for the Nooksack Indian Tribe to strip 306 people of their tribal membership over the telephone. In the most recent step of a process that the tribal council started two years ago, the Secretary of the Interior has ruled that a September 2014 tribal ordinance detailing a disenrollment process is legal under the tribe’s constitution.
The White Buffalo Woman
The White Buffalo Woman Legend, or how the Lakota got the Peace Pipe...One summer so long ago that nobody knows how long, the OcetiShakowin, the seven sacred council fires of the Lakota Oyate, the nation, came together and camped. The sun shone all the time, but there was no game and the people were starving. Every day they sent scouts to look for game, but the scouts found nothing.
Yellowstone Valley and the Great Flood
I have heard it told on the Cheyenne Reservation in Montana and the Seminole camps in the Florida Everglades, I have heard it from the Eskimos north of the Arctic Circle and the Indians south of the equator. The legend of the flood is the most universal of all legends. It is told in Asia, Africa, and Europe, in North America and the South Pacific. This is one of fifteen native American legends that tell about the great flood.