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Ojibwa Poem: Nibi (Water)

Anishinaabekwe, the Daughters,  You are the keepers of the water. I am Nibi... water.. the sacred source, the blood of…

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Ojibway Oral Teaching: Wolf and man

Boosoo (Hello). My son, wolves were referred to as the guardian of our spirits.  Wolves are free spirits even though…

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Wovoka’s ghost dance vision

James Mooney, an ethnologist with the Bureau of American Ethnology, was sent to investigate the Ghost Dance movement in 1891. …

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White Buffalo Calf Woman Prophecy

This is the White Buffalo Calf Woman prophecy of the Sioux tribe. One summer so long ago that nobody knows…

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Sioux Wedding Prayer

Written for a Wedding at Chamberlain - May, 1974 (more…)

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Traditional War Stories & Wounded Knee 1973

Many of our people have forgotten the traditional way "War Stories" are used and respected in the sacred ceremonies of…

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Lakota voices in Stronghold camp defend Ghost Dancers

PINE RIDGE, S.D. - There is only the light of a quarter-moon and a canopy of shooting stars when Lakota…

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AIM Casualties on or near Pine Ridge Reservation, 1973-1976

The Guardians Of Oglala Nation (known by the acronym GOONs) were thugs hired by then Tribal Chairman Dick Wilson, paid…

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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 living a full and peaceful…

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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 he anticipated death approaching.  (more…)

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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 said it meant crazy white…

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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 of 1.5 percent, and among…

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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 nation.  But increasing urbanization doesn't…

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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 leading role in the 1972 Trail…

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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 float on water, and, as…

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Frank Blackhorse

Frank Blackhorse (Francis DeLuca, Frank Leonard Deluca, Cherokee) is one of several aliases used by a member of the American Indian Movement. He…

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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 Winnifred "Winni" Alice Janis and father…

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Wesley Bad Heart Bull

Just one month before the Wounded Knee siege, Wesley Bad Heart Bull, Oglala Sioux, (June 10, 1952-January 27, 1973) was  the…

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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 of AIM in 1968.  He…

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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 through two agencies: the Bureau…

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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 of original areas and indigenous…

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Reservation Beginnings

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

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Russell Means Obituary

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

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Reservation Poverty

Previous Hits: 10943 The quality of life on some reservations is comparable to that in many third world  countries, with issues of…

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Ellen Moves Camp Obituary

Ellen Moves Camp, known along with Gladys Bissonnette as the “Grandmas of the American Indian Movement (AIM),” passed April 5…

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Theodore “Ted” Lyle Means Obituary

 A burial ceremony for Ted Means, 65, Lakota, who passed away last Wednesday in Rapid City, South Dakota will began…

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Herbert (Herb) Powless Obituary

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

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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 areas. Here is a summary…

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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 has reopened on a limited…

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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 peoples who first revealed the…

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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 with substantial credentials, a reputation…

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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 up about their struggle to…

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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" of the Wampanoag tribes. He…

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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 armed conflict in 1675–78 between American…

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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 the Aleut by some jurisdictions of…

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American Indian Movement (AIM)

The best known of all Indian Power groups is the American Indian Movement, commonly known by it's initials. AIM was…

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AIM Patrol

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

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Iroquois Old Moccasin Dance

The Iroquois Old Moccasin Dance was originally called an Apple Dance, which was a ceremony dance (the Fruit Dance). The purpose…

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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, Daniel Jackson, Dan Scharfenberger and…

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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 American culture groups in North America…

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The Wampanoag Lifestyle

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

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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". These are extremely rare to…

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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 remains of the prehistoric Anasazi…

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Abenaki History Overview

Native Americans have occupied northern New England for at least 10,000 years. Abenaki History shows no proof these ancient residents…

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Orono, Penobscot Chief

Orono was a Penobscot chief, born on the Penobscot River in Maine in about 1688. According to one tradition he…

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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 now Virginia in the United…

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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 top of a 367-foot (112…

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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 today in every sense, his…

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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 west of Lake Pepin for…

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Pipestone Indian Boarding School

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

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Flandreau Indian Boarding School

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

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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, Minnesota. It served as a…

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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 in the United States who are…

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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,' as in "discovery, and other…

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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 of Northern Paiute people in…

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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 Shoshone Tribe. (more…)

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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. (more…)

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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 a sort of Indian reservation…

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Moapa Indian Reservation

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

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Cherokee Prophesy

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

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What is genocide?

A California University grapples with this question over a dispute between a native American student and the university's history professor.

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Las Vegas Indian Colony

The Las Vegas Paiute Tribe lives in the Las Vegas Indian Colony in Las Vegas,Nevada and has additional land north…

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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 and other tribes. (more…)

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Goshute Reservation, Utah and Nevada

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

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Fort McDermitt Indian Reservation

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

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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 City of Ely, Nevada in…

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Bidai Tribe

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

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Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin

One reason the BIA chose the Menominee for termination was that the tribe had successful forestry and lumbering operations that…

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Northern Ponca Tribe

In 1962, the Congress of the United States decided that the Northern Ponca Tribe should be terminated. In 1966 the…

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Iroquois Terminology

Many words in the English language have their origin in a native american language. Here is some Iroquois terminology that…

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Adai Indians

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

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Athabascan Language Groups in Alaska

There are eleven linguistic groups of Athabascan Indians in Alaska. Athabascan people have traditionally lived along five major river ways:…

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Jeff Smith, slave of Geronimo

Historical account about two boys who were taken captive by the Lipan apache and Comanche indians. One of them was…

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Pit River Tribe Historical Timeline

Here is an historical timeline of some of the prehistoric and historical events and periods related to the Pit River…

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Crow Creek Sioux Reservation Overview

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

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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 being sold to Wind Creek…

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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 in federal court a RICO…

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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 according to the Indian Health…

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Cheyenne River Reservation

The Cheyenne River Reservation is home to descendants of the Tetonwan Division of the Great Sioux Nation. The four Tribes…

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Rosebud Sioux Reservation

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

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Spotted Tail, Brule Sioux

Among the Sioux chiefs of the "transition period" only one was shrewd enough to read coming events in their true…

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Two Strike (Nomkahpa), Sioux

The name of Two Strike is a deed name. In a battle with the Utes this man knocked two enemies…

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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 one of a family of…

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Crazy Horse (Tashunkewitko), Oglala Sioux

Crazy Horse (Tashunkewitko) was born on the Republican River about 1845. He was killed at Fort Robinson, Nebraska, in 1877,…

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American Horse (Oglalla Sioux)

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

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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 terror to every part of…

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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 such as kings, but there…

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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 the next year.The Battle of…

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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 War of the Austrian Succession.…

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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.  The French and Indian War was the…

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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) fought between the French and…

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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 the wilderness of North America.…

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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 fled plantations in the southern…

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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 - ″the planter″) or Kaiiontwa'kon (Kaintwakon…

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Cornstalk, Shawnee Chief

A great deal about Cornstalk, a Shawnee chief, has been written, referring to him by at least three names. He was…

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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 and beyond, large chunks of…

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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 for his militant defense of…

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Moor’s Charity School

Moor's Charity School was founded in 1754 in Lebanon, Connecticut, by Puritan, Calvinist minister Eleazar Wheelock to provide education for…

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