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Quote For The Week

“A danger foreseen is half-avoided.” -Cheyenne (Native American nation of the Great Plains) proverb Christopher E. Hill Survival And Prosperity (www.survivalandprosperity.com)...
by Survival And Prosperity on May 16, 2016

The Revenant and Hollywood’s Treatment of American History

When I walked out of the theater after watching “The Revenant,” I was in a state of awe. Taut, thrilling, beautifully filmed, amazing characters — I was really impressed with the film and, of course, Leonardo DiCaprio’s heart wrenching perfor...
by That's Going Too Far! on Mar 8, 2016

Chief Manuelito Scholarship

Grants and scholarships can be considered as the Holy Grail for education. As you know, getting one means that you gets additional money to fund your education, and unlike loan, you are free from the obligation to repay it. Besides the commonly known...
by Start Grants on Jan 31, 2016

Similar Traditions Of Northern Paiute Native Americans To Christian Religion

Northern Paiute: Native AmericansI came across and article about Native Americans from 1937. Times have certainly changed, the article was headed Pagan Custom Less Among Indians. It came to my attention because there is a coincidence of sorts. This i...

Twilight

Breaking dawn is about to hit the theatres on the 18th of November! What better way to celebrate this than with some Twilight coloring pages? Are you ready to get dazzled by the Cullen family? To head on over to our Twilight coloring pages, click her...
by Free Kids Color Pages on Dec 23, 2015

HONORING OUR NATIVE AMERICANS – AUTHENTIC NAME MAPS BY AARON CARAPELLA

I have to admit, I’m still in awe of these Tribal Nations Maps created by Aaron Carapella. It was certainly a labor of love on his part as he set out to educate us all regarding the traditional... That's not all, read on!

Other Ills at the Asylum

Though there is no mention of any smallpox epidemics at the Canton Asylum for Insane Indians, the threat of this terrible disease was very real. Smallpox had devastated Native American communities once Europeans arrived, since native peoples had no i...

MISSION NUESTRA SENORA DE LA SOLEDAD – CALIFORNIA

13th Mission Founded:  October 9, 1791, by Fr. Fermin Francisco de Lasuen Named for:  Our Lady of Solitude Location: Soledad History | Mission Soledad La Mision de Maria Santisima Nuestra Senora de la Soledad (Mary Most Holy, Our Most Sorrowfu...

Native Americans Legally Growing Cannabis

As cannabis moves mainstream, Native American communiti […]...
by Hail Mary Jane on May 12, 2015

MISSION SAN LUIS OBISPO – CALIFORNIA

5th Mission Founded:  September 1st, 1772 by Father Junipero Serra Named for:  Saint Luis, Bishop of Toulouse Location: San Luis Obispo History of San Luis Obispo Mission In 1769, Fr Serra, a member of the Order of Franciscan Minors (O.F.M.), recei...

MISSION SANTA INES – CALIFORNIA

19th Mission Founded:  September 17th, 1804 by Friar Estevan Tapis Named for:  Saint Agnes, a thirteen year old Roman girl who was executed in 304 A.D. Location: Solvang History of Santa Ines Mission The Mission Santa Ines is the 19th mission found...

Misery on Display

Most patients, of course, did not want to be in an asylum, and moving into one very likely added to whatever problem that had brought them there. Doctors’ management of their conditions may or may not have alleviated their distress (see last po...

Wind Catcher Book Tour and Giveaway for a Print Copy of the Book and a Gorgeous Bracelet!

Title:   Wind CatcherAuthor:  Jeff Altabef and Erynn AltabefPublished:  March 23, 2015Publisher:  Evolved PublishingGenre:  YA, Native American, FantasySynopsis:Juliet Wildfire Stone hears voices and sees visions, but sh...
by Susan Heim on Writing on Apr 9, 2015

Villains Make the Hero

Would the Dark Knight be half as cool as he is without his rogues gallery? This topic is familiar to a lot of people who read Batman, and you might have debated this topic with others yourself. And I think it’s safe to say that we all agree: no, he...
by Black Ship Books on Apr 6, 2015

MISSION SANTA BARBARA – CALIFORNIA

Tenth Mission Founded: December 4, 1786 by Fr. Fermín Francisco de Lasuėn Named for: Saint Barbara, a legendary martyred church figure of the 3rd century. Location: Santa Barbara ——————————...

Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse South Dakota

For the generation that saw it born, Mount Rushmore was the symbol of American optimism after the triumph of WWI. For many who grew up in the 1950s and ’60s, it became a symbol of the family road trip. And for American Indians of any generation, it...
by eTravelTrips on Mar 19, 2015

MISSION SAN BUENAVENTURA

Mission San Buenaventura is a Spanish mission founded by the Franciscan order in present-day Ventura, California. Founded on March 31, 1782, it was the ninth Spanish mission established in California, and the last to be established by Father Juníper...

Another Sad Twist

The argument can certainly be made that very few patients at the Canton Asylum for Insane Indians were what might be called “classically insane,” with complete disassociation from reality, a complete change in personality, or a complete i...

Food Scarcity

Winter had always been a time of scarcity for both agricultural and nomadic peoples. Even when crops were good and supplies safe, winter generally meant fewer food choices and dwindling stores of edibles that could not be replenished until spring ...

Winter As a Time of Reflection

In most earlier cultures, life slowed during the winter months; people could not plant seed in frozen ground, days were short and dark, and most agricultural tasks were complete. As in today’s practice of contemplation at the New Year, native &...


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