How Old Age Came Into the World

Five brothers and their sister lived alone on a mountain; the brothers had killed a great many people in the country around. The sister gathered the wood and cooked the game they killed. When it was time for her maturity dance, she asked: “How can I dance when there is nobody to sing for me?”

1835 Treaty of New Echota (Cherokee)

This is the actual wording of the Treaty of New Echota, made with the Cherokee on December 29, 1835.

Chief Pontiac, Ottawa Chief

Chief Pontiac, Ottawa tribe

Chief Pontiac (About 1720 – April 20, 1769)

Pontiac , also known as Obwandiyag, became chief of his band of Ottawa Indians in 1755. He was influential in the Council of Three Tribes, an intertribal group consisting of the Ottawa, Potawatomi, and Ojibwa people. Pontiac organized his and other tribes in the Great Lakes area to fight the British, in what is now known as Pontiac’s War in 1763-64.