Make your own paints

Make your own paints..KEYWORDS: recipe for finger paint kids projects kids crafts homemade paint Here are a couple recipes for making your own homemade finger paints. Salt and Flour Finger Paints Ingredients: 2 cup flour 2 tsp. salt 3 cup … Continue reading

Poplar River First Nation fears for one of the Earth’s lungs

Poplar River First Nation fears for one of the Earth’s lungs..KEYWORDS: Boreal Forest Poplar River First Nation thunderbird story global warming last frontier Canadian First Nations Pimicikamak Cree AUTHOR: DeNeen L. Brown, Washington Post Staff Writer In the Boreal Forest, … Continue reading

Indian Chief Hanged in 1858 Is Cleared

Chief Leschi of the Nisqually Indian tribe was exonerated by a historical court on Friday, nearly a century and a half after he was hanged for the death of a militia soldier in what is now Washington State. Continue reading

Northern Arapaho scholarships available

Northern Arapaho scholarships available.. KEYWORDS: arapaho scholarship Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarship college scholarships for Indians University of Wyoming scholarship The Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarship Committee is accepting applications from full-time students for scholarship awards at the University of Wyoming. The … Continue reading

The Raven Mocker is the most dreaded of Cherokee witches

Raven Mocker

The most dreaded of all Cherokee witches is the Raven Mocker, who robs the dying of their life. A Raven Mocker can be of either sex, and there is no real way to know one. They usually look old and withered, because they have added so many lives to their own. During the night when someone is sick or dying, the Raven Mocker goes there to take the life. He flies through the air with his arms outstretched like wings.

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A-ne-jo-di, or Stickball, is a very rough game played by many Indian tribes

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A-ne-jo-di, or Stickball, is a very rough game played by not only the Cherokee, but many other Southeastern Woodland tribes including the Muscogee (Creek), Seminole, and others.

The game resembles the modern European game of LaCrosse, using ball sticks which are handmade from hickory. Continue reading

Gathering and Using Medicinal Herbs in the Cherokee Tradition

Gathering and Using Medicinal Herbs in the Cherokee Tradition.. KEYWORDS: cherokee medicinal herbs gathering use preservation of medicinal herbs cherokee herbalists The Cherokee have been gifted by the Creator with an understanding of the gathering, use and preservation of medicinal … Continue reading

Greetings from the Great White North: Winter celebrations heat up chilly nights

Greetings from the Great White North: Winter celebrations heat up chilly nights… KEYWORDS: cultural gathering Alaskan Native Heritage Center December 18 events storytelling dance games alaskan native crafts trapping language Kicaput Dancers Fireweed Dancers Yup’ik language Cup’ik people Alaska Native … Continue reading

American Indian Center of Chicago museum and art gallery opening

American Indian Center of Chicago museum and art gallery… KEYWORDS: native american museum american indian museum native american art gallery +Chicago American Indian Center of Chicago midwest indian museum Illinois indian museum chicago powwow american indian culture It was 1953 … Continue reading

Hopi Kachina Dolls (Katsina) or Tihu and the katsina society ceremonial dances

Hopi kachinas or katsinas.. KEYWORDS: hopi kachina hopi katsina kachinas hopi ceremonial dolls hopi spirit dolls hopi religious dolls kachina dance Hopi kachinas (or katsinas as the Hopi people call them) are supernatural beings who live among the evergreens of … Continue reading

Hopi Kachina Dolls (Katsina) or Tihu and the katsina society ceremonial dances

Hopi kachinas or katsinas.. KEYWORDS: hopi kachina hopi katsina kachinas hopi ceremonial dolls hopi spirit dolls hopi religious dolls kachina dance hopi ceremonial dances Hopi kachinas (or katsinas as the Hopi people call them) are supernatural beings who live among … Continue reading

Hopi silver jewelry is a modern craft

Hopi silver jewelry… KEYWORDS: hopi silver jewelry, sterling silver jewelry, modern silver jewelry

Hopi silver jewelry is a modern craft that has existed as an art form only since about 1890. After World War II, returning Hopi servicemen were trained at a silversmithing school founded under the G.I. bill.

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Modern Hopi potters

Hopi potters draw on a tradition going back centuries. The ancestors of the Hopi made gray utility ware as long ago as A.D. 700. The ancient potters developed black on white styles, black on red, and finally polychromes. In the late 1800s, outsiders began to appreciate the artistry of Hopi potters. This new demand sparked what has been called the revival period for Hopi pottery.

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