Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, Yankton Sioux Writer and Political Activist
Zitkala-Ša, ("Red Bird") 1876–1938 - Also known by the missionary-given name Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, was a Yankton Dakota Sioux writer, editor, musician, teacher and political activist.
Native American Lesson Plan - Fact or Fiction?
Age Range: Grade 9 through grade 12 (High School)
Overview and Purpose: The American Indians are often portrayed as wearing animal skin capes and headdresses at the first Thanksgiving feast. Is this accurate? In this lesson, students will research those early American Indians and separate fact from fiction.
Objective: The student will be able to correct ten common myths about the early American Indians.
Native hatcheries play a critical role in salmon recovery
Over the past few years, the Columbia River has been blessed with record returns of fall chinook, coho and sockeye — returns the region hasn't seen since Bonneville Dam was completed in 1938. This progress was neither easy nor haphazard. Over the last 40 years, a coalition of tribal, federal and state agencies worked together to reverse salmon declines.
Story of the Ancient Blackfeet
Long, long ago, before our fathers or grand-fathers were born, before the white people knew anything about the western half of North America, the Indians who told these stories lived on the Western plains.
To the west of their home rose high mountains, black with pine-trees on their lower slopes and capped with snow, but their tents were pitched on the rolling prairie. For a little while in spring this prairie was green and dotted with flowers, but for most of the year it stretched away brown and bare, north, east, and south, farther than one could see.
Joe Medicine Crow, last war chief of the Crow tribe is dead at age 102
A prominent Kicked In The Belly chief, war leader, and reservation-era chief, Joseph "Joe" Medicine Crow was a Crow Elder, the last surviving war chief of the Crow tribe, tribal historian, and the first of his tribe to become a university educated anthropologist. Medicine Crow died Sunday, April 3, 2016 at the age of 102 at a hospice house in Billings, Montana. A half-sister, Louella Whiteman Runs Him Johnson, confirmed his death and said she did not know the cause.
Sherman Alexie, native american author
Sherman Alexie confessed that his writing career very nearly never happened. For Alexie, a Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian who grew up destitute, literary dreams were more than beyond reach—it never occurred to him that a reservation Indian could speak out and be heard. A chance encounter with a poem by Adrian C. Louis gave Alexie the life-altering license to sit down, put pen to paper, and write out all he knew.