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Seven Fires Prophesy of the Anishinabe (Ojibwa/Ojibwe)

Seven prophets came to the Anishinabe. They came at a time when the people were…

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Red Cloud’s last words to his people

Red Cloud gave this farewell address to the Lakota people on July 4, 1903, as…

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What is the meaning of the words Wha-she-sho-wee-ko?

Question: Would you know the meaning of the words Wha-she-sho-wee-ko? A Lakota Souix I know…

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Population of Indians on the rise, Utah’s percentage exceeds U.S. average

Utah is among 19 states in which the American Indian population exceeds the U.S. proportion…

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Phoenix is 1st in share of Indians among top 10 cities in the nation

Phoenix has the highest proportion of American Indians among the top 10 cities in the…

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Carter Camp Obituary

Carter Camp, Ponca (August 18, 1941 – December 27, 2013) was an American Indian Movement activist. Camp played a…

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Yurok Religious Beliefs and Burial Customs

Yurok myths ascribed creation to Wohpekumew, "widower across the ocean." Their world was thought to…

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Frank Blackhorse

Frank Blackhorse (Francis DeLuca, Frank Leonard Deluca, Cherokee) is one of several aliases used by a member…

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Edgar Bear Runner, Oglala Sioux

Edgar Bear Runner, Oglala Lakota (May 28 1951 - ) was born in Porcupine, South Dakota, to mother…

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Wesley Bad Heart Bull

Just one month before the Wounded Knee siege, Wesley Bad Heart Bull, Oglala Sioux, (June 10,…

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Clyde Bellecourt, Cofounder of AIM

Clyde Bellecourt or Nee-gon-we-way-we-dun which means “Thunder Before the Storm.” White Earth Ojibwe (born May 8, 1936) was a cofounder…

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Reservation programs administered by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service

Previous Views: 9,218 Many Native Americans who live on reservations must deal with the federal government…

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Reservations: Land Tenure and Federal Indian Law

Previous Views:  8,568 Reservation Economics With the establishment of reservations, tribal territories diminished to a fraction…

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Reservation Beginnings

Previous Views: 17,220 In 1851, the United States Congress passed the Indian Appropriations Act which authorized…

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Russell Means Obituary

Previous Views: 6,964 Russell C. Means, the charismatic Oglala Sioux who helped revive the warrior image…

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Reservation Poverty

Previous Hits: 10943 The quality of life on some reservations is comparable to that in many…

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Ellen Moves Camp Obituary

Ellen Moves Camp, known along with Gladys Bissonnette as the “Grandmas of the American Indian…

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Theodore “Ted” Lyle Means Obituary

 A burial ceremony for Ted Means, 65, Lakota, who passed away last Wednesday in Rapid…

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Herbert (Herb) Powless Obituary

Herbert George Powless (Oneida) began his journey to the Creator's land, on January 30, 2018.…

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Native Tribes of the Great Lakes Region

Seventeen American Indian tribes originated around the Great Lakes Region, and later migrated to other…

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Hiking Canyon of Wonder and Superstition in Palm Springs, CA

After a 30-year closure, the lovely canyon named after a banished Cahuilla shaman called Tahquitz…

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Emergence to the 5th World – A Hopi Prophecy

Original views: 2240 Hopi prophesy states that World War III will be started by those…

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Blind Joe Amos, first Mashpee Wampanoag Preacher

Blind Joe Amos was the first ordained Mashpee Wampanoag Indian minister. He was a pastor…

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Black Indians of Wampanoag and African Heritage

Black Indians of Wampanoag and African heritage who take pride in their tribal heritage speak…

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John Sassamon, the Praying Indian and traitor

 Sassamon (Christian name John) was a Christian Indian raised in Natick, one of the "praying towns"…

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King Philip’s War (Metacom’s Rebellion)

King Philip's War (also known as the First Indian War, Metacom's War, Metacomet's War, Pometacomet's Rebellion, or Metacom's Rebellion) was an…

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Saint Peter the Aleut

Cungagnaq (date of birth unknown - d. 1815) is venerated as a martyr and saint and is known as Saint Peter…

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American Indian Movement (AIM)

The best known of all Indian Power groups is the American Indian Movement, commonly known…

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AIM Patrol

Formed in August of 1968, the American Indian Movement Patrol (AIM Patrol) was a citizens’…

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Iroquois Old Moccasin Dance

The Iroquois Old Moccasin Dance was originally called an Apple Dance, which was a ceremony dance…

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The Iroquois: People of the Long House

A Documentary Short on the Iroquois Indian's lifestyle inside a longhouse created by Westbrook Shortell,…

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Native American Culture Groups (1491-1607)

This video lesson for US History students summarizes the key characteristics of  five major Native…

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The Wampanoag Lifestyle

The Wampanoag are a Native American tribe from the northeastern United States. They were there…

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Types of Ancient Native American Homes

This native american video shows a collection of Native American houses sometimes called "Indian homes".…

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Ancient History: Mystery of the Anasazi

One of the most popular and fascinating features of the southwest's Canyon Country is the…

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Abenaki History Overview

Native Americans have occupied northern New England for at least 10,000 years. Abenaki History shows…

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Orono, Penobscot Chief

Orono was a Penobscot chief, born on the Penobscot River in Maine in about 1688.…

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Don Luis a.k.a. Opechancanough

Opechancanough or Opchanacanough (1543?-1644) was a tribal chief of the Powhatan Confederacy of what is…

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Acoma Pueblo Indians, oldest continuously inhabited village in US

The Acoma Pueblo, also known as "Sky City", is a Native American pueblo built on…

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R.C. Gorman, painter and sculptor bio

R.C. Gorman is considered by many to be the premiere Indian artist. A man of…

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1830 Treaty of Prairie du Chien

The 1830 Treaty of Prairie du Chien set aside 320,000 acres of potentially valuable land…

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Pipestone Indian Boarding School

The Pipestone Indian Boarding School opened in 1893 as a sister school to Flandreau, fifteen…

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Flandreau Indian Boarding School

As the banished Minnesota Dakota people gathered in their new home in South Dakota, they…

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Dispersion of the Minnesota Sioux to the Dakotas

In 1820, the U.S. government established a Dakota Agency for the Santee at Fort Snelling,…

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Divisions of the Sioux Nation

There were once hundreds of Sioux Bands. Today there are 18 Sioux First Nations in Canada and 17 Tribes…

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Dad finds Thanksgiving history lesson lacking

Previous Views 1767 Well, Whatever  Today's dissertation is brought to you by the letter 'D,'…

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Walker River Indian Reservation

The Walker River Indian Reservation is home to the Walker River Paiute Tribe, a federally recognized tribe…

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Yomba Reservation, home to Western Shoshone

The Yomba Reservation in central Nevada is home to Western Shoshone people of the Yomba…

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Winnemucca Colony

The Winnemucca Colony is a reservation for the federally recognized tribe of Western Shoshone and Northern Paiute Indians in northwestern Nevada.…

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Summit Lake Indian Reservation

The Summit Lake Indian Reservation in Nevada is the home of  Northern Paiute Indians. (more…)

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Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Trust Lands

Reno-Sparks Indian Colony began as privately held land and eventually became trust land held as…

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Moapa Indian Reservation

The Moapa Indian Reservation is located about 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada near…

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Cherokee Prophesy

"The stone tablets of the yellow race of people are kept by the Tibetans. If…

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What is genocide?

A California University grapples with this question over a dispute between a native American student…

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Las Vegas Indian Colony

The Las Vegas Paiute Tribe lives in the Las Vegas Indian Colony in Las Vegas,Nevada…

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Goshute, Paiute, Shoshone, and Ute Creation Story

The Goshutes at Skull Valley tell the creation story of the Goshute, Paiute, Shoshone, Ute…

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Goshute Reservation, Utah and Nevada

The Goshute Reservation is located in Utah and Nevada and is home to the Confederated…

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Fort McDermitt Indian Reservation

The Fort McDermitt Indian Reservation is located in Nevada and Oregon.  It is home to…

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Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe Colony and Reservation

The Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe Colony and Reservation is located in Nevada. (more…)

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Ely Shoshone Tribal Lands

The  Ely Shoshone Tribal Lands are located on the Southwest & Southeast sides of the…

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Bidai Tribe

The Bidai tribe is named with a Caddo word meaning “brushwood,” probably referring to the…

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Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin

One reason the BIA chose the Menominee for termination was that the tribe had successful…

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Northern Ponca Tribe

In 1962, the Congress of the United States decided that the Northern Ponca Tribe should…

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Iroquois Terminology

Many words in the English language have their origin in a native american language. Here…

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Adai Indians

 The Adai Indians were a tribe of the Caddo Confederacy. They spoke a dialect closely related to…

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Athabascan Language Groups in Alaska

There are eleven linguistic groups of Athabascan Indians in Alaska. Athabascan people have traditionally lived…

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Jeff Smith, slave of Geronimo

Historical account about two boys who were taken captive by the Lipan apache and Comanche…

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Pit River Tribe Historical Timeline

Here is an historical timeline of some of the prehistoric and historical events and periods…

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Crow Creek Sioux Reservation Overview

The Crow Creek Sioux Reservation is located in the central portion of South Dakota, 26…

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Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama buys Sands Bethlehem Casino in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania gaming industry received a surprise last week with the announcement of Sands Bethlehem…

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Yurok Tribe blames pharmaceutical companies for opioid epidemic in federal lawsuit

The following is a press release issued by the Yurok Tribe: The Yurok Tribe filed…

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Devils Lake Sioux Indian Reservation

The Fort Totten Service Unit serves 4,439 Indians of the Devils Lake Sioux Indian Reservation…

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Cheyenne River Reservation

The Cheyenne River Reservation is home to descendants of the Tetonwan Division of the Great…

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Rosebud Sioux Reservation

The Rosebud Sioux Reservation members are descendants of the Sicangu Oyate of the Tetonwan Division…

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Spotted Tail, Brule Sioux

Among the Sioux chiefs of the "transition period" only one was shrewd enough to read…

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Two Strike (Nomkahpa), Sioux

The name of Two Strike is a deed name. In a battle with the Utes…

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Red Cloud (Mahpiya Luta), Oglalla Sioux

Red Cloud was born about 1819 near the forks of the Platte River. He was…

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Crazy Horse (Tashunkewitko), Oglala Sioux

Crazy Horse (Tashunkewitko) was born on the Republican River about 1845. He was killed at…

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American Horse (Oglalla Sioux)

One of the wittiest and shrewdest of the Sioux chiefs was American Horse, who succeeded…

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Rain-in-the-Face (Itonagaju), Hunkpapa Sioux

Hits: 5557 The noted Hunkpapa Sioux warrior, Rain-in-the-Face, (Ité Omáǧažu or Itonagaju), whose name once carried…

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3 Mohawk Kings and 1 Mahican Indian King in North America

Generally, native americans in what would become the United States and Canada didn't have royalty…

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Battle of Quebec, 1759

Following the successful capture of Louisbourg in 1758, British leaders began planning for a strike against Quebec…

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Siege of Louisborg – King George’s War (1744–1748)

King George’s War is the European name given to the operations that formed the 1744–1748…

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Indian Tribes Involved in the French and Indian War

The French and Indian War (called the Seven Years' War in Europe) was fought from 1754-1763. …

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Battle of Lake George

The Battle of Lake George took place September 8, 1755, during the French & Indian War (1754-1763)…

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French and Indian War, 1754-1757

The French and Indian War began in 1754 as British and French forces clashed in…

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How Black Seminoles Found Freedom from Slavery in Florida

Black Seminoles were enslaved Africans and African Americans who, beginning in the late 17th century…

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Seneca War Chief Corn Planter

Cornplanter(born between 1732 and 1746–February 18, 1836), known in the Seneca language as  Gaiänt'wakê (Gyantwachia -…

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Cornstalk, Shawnee Chief

A great deal about Cornstalk, a Shawnee chief, has been written, referring to him by…

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The Fort Finney treaty of 1786

As colonists and later the Americans, crowded into Native American lands in the Ohio Valley…

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Blue Jacket or Weyapiersenwah (c. 1743 – c. 1810)

Blue Jacket or Weyapiersenwah (c. 1743 – c. 1810) was a war chief of the Shawnee people, known…

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Moor’s Charity School

Moor's Charity School was founded in 1754 in Lebanon, Connecticut, by Puritan, Calvinist minister Eleazar…

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Joseph Brant, (Thayendanegea)

Joseph Brant, Indian name Thayendanegea, meaning “he places two bets”  (born 1742, on the banks of the Ohio River—died November 24, 1807,…

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Seneca Indian chief Red Jacket, or Sa-Go-Ye-Wat-Ha (1758-1830)

Dispute exists about where in New York Red Jacket was born. It could have been…

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A.I.M. founder, Dennis Banks dies of complications of pneumonia

Dennis Banks, a founder of the American Indian Movement who helped lead demonstrations — notably…

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November is Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month! It’s time to celebrate the rich histories, diverse cultures…

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Dohasan, last Principal chief of the Kiowa

Dohasan is the hereditary name of a line of chiefs of the Kiowa for nearly…

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Abbigadasset, Abenaki sachem

Abbigadasset was an Abenaki sachem whose residence was on the coast of Maine near the mouth…

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How many Apache sub-tribes were there and where were they located?

QUESTION: How many Apache sub-tribes were there and where were they located? ~Submitted by Mindy…

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What percentage Indian do you have to be in order to be a member of a Tribe or Indian Nation?

Question: What percentage Indian do you have to be in order to be a member…

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