Tipi Etiquette

If the door is open, a friend may enter the tipi directly. But if it is closed, he should announce his presence and wait for the owner to invite him to come in. 

Russell Means Timeline

Chronology of activist Russell Means life.

Cherokee Nation and Cherokee Freedmen to let judge decide citizenship

n 2007, Cherokee Nation citizens voted to kick out descendants of Freedmen and other non-Indians. The dispute has been in and out of the courts ever since.

The Cherokee Nation and descendants of black slaves once owned by its citizens, now known as Freedmen,  are asking a federal court to sort out their longstanding dispute over tribal citizenship rights.

More than 2,000 Edward Curtis native american photos archived online

While not always historically accurate, Edward Curtis’ large body of photos –more accurately called photogravures –offer a historic glimpse into the lives of more than 100 nartive american tribes at the turn of the 20th century. Now you can find more than 2,000 of them online and free to use in your classroom projects.

Colorado River Indian Tribes Native American Days Fair and Expo will be held Oct. 2 to 6, 2013

WHAT: 41st annual Colorado River Indian Tribes Native American Days Fair and Expo
WHEN:  October 2 to 6, 2013
WHERE: Manataba Park, Parker, AZ
WHO: Mohave, Chemehuevi, Navajo and Hopi tribes, Open to Public
ADMISSION: $5.00/day or $10.00 for weekend pass for Oct 4 – 6. Admission is free on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct 2 – 3.

This multi tribe event includes a parade, powwow, pageants, carnival, livestock show, fun run, tug ‘o war, traditional games of peon and shinny, food and craft vendor booths, as well as pre expo events such as a fry bread contest and a native American film festival.

The Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) include the Mohave, Chemehuevi, Navajo and Hopi tribes.

Navajos have consumed horse meat since 1500s

Horse meat is not only a delicacy in Europe and China; it’s also one here. Since at least the 1500s, Navajos have harvested and consumed horses.

This is according to Tim Begay, a Navajo Cultural Specialist with the Navajo Historic Preservation Department, who added that horse consumption in the Navajo Nation was and is mostly a way to combat the common cold and flu, and an alternative food source for families during the winter months.