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Strange Lifestyle of Amazon Tribes

Strange Lifestyle of Amazon Tribes We have been university, we work tirelessly to earn, and now we provide our families with basic needs. We have become advanced and have escaped from the tooth fairy myth, and are more considerate about cosmetic d...
by Amazing Tribes on Jan 1, 2015

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 &...

Do Brand Tribes Exist In B2B Too ?

Consumer Brand Tribes Brand Tribes exist in consumer business. The best known example is the Apple Tribe of consumers who just buy almost anything from Apple. Brand Tribes have several advantages for the company: - When launching a new product the in...
by The LEADSExplorer blog on Dec 10, 2014

Gratitude and Thanksgiving

Though the majority of the U.S. population celebrates an official day of gratitude called Thanksgiving, many cultures have had the same practice of taking time out to express gratitude for the good things in their lives. Native Americans have a deep...

Killed by lightning. Ancient tribes. Being.

Eleven Wiwa Indians killed by lightning during a tribal ceremony in Colombia’s Sierra Nevada mountains will be left unburied where …Continue reading →...
by Harmonia Philosophica on Nov 22, 2014

Killed by lightning. Ancient tribes. Being.

Eleven Wiwa Indians killed by lightning during a tribal ceremony in Colombia’s Sierra Nevada mountains will be left unburied where …Continue reading →...
by Harmonia Philosophica on Nov 22, 2014

Searching for Canton Asylum Patients

This is an out-of-schedule post to ask for information about Canton Asylum patients transferred to St. Elizabeths in 1933, for a projected memorial. If you have any information about them, particularly about their lives before they were in Canton Asy...

Searching

This is an out-of-schedule post to ask for information about Canton Asylum patients transferred to St. Elizabeths in 1933, for a projected memorial. If you have any information about them, particularly about their lives before they were in Canton Asy...

Preserving Food

Patients at the Canton Asylum for Insane Indians, though forced to eat a relatively poor diet of increasingly refined foods provided by the government, benefited from the fresh food and meat raised on the asylum grounds. However, there never seemed t...

Food Woes

Choices concerning Bran Flakes and Shredded Krumbles (see last post) weren’t the only food problems patients at the Canton Asylum for Insane Indians suffered. They, like most Native Americans, had already lost a basic underpinning of life–...

And More Cereal

Cold, flaked cereals were not a part of traditional Native American diets, but many Native Americans on reservations doubtlessly ate them. So did the patients at the Canton Asylum for Insane Indians. Both Sylvester Graham and John Harvey Kellogg (see...

Native American Ghosts

Native Americans believed in ghosts–spirits who were not at peace. This could happen because someone who died had not been at peace, personally. Unrest could also occur because a person was not buried properly or respectfully. Disturbing or des...

Native American Harvests

Many people believe buffalo was the primary foodstuff for Native Americans, but that is only a stereotype. Most Native Americans had a bountiful, healthy diet during good years, and preserved food for winter use and bad times. Some tribes grew their...

Too Much Change

The federal government had sought to integrate, or assimilate, Native Americans into the larger white culture for some time before the Canton Asylum opened. Policy-makers did not try to achieve this goal by meeting Native Americans halfway or by grad...

Ethnical Tribal Jewelry

Primitive & Ritualistic Ceremonial Jewellerythe utilization, and imperativeness of jewelry in primitive tribal, or agnostic formality, and jewelry's utilization as a device for both beautification/enhancement, and body change/deformity goes back...
by Amazing Tribes on Sep 15, 2014

Time Matters

The world was truly a different place when the Canton Asylum for Insane Indians first opened on the last day of 1902. Even something as simple as clothing was remarkably different from what we typically see and wear today. Men dressed far more formal...

And One Step Backward

By the early 1920s, some of the indifference to Native Americans’ cultural values had lessened (see last post). However, even if  a government official occasionally saw positive traits in native peoples or respected their need for cultural who...

Tiny Steps

Most Europeans settlers believed that their respective cultures were superior to Native American ones, and set about imposing their own ideas upon native peoples as soon as they were able to do so. This thinking led to many tragedies, including reser...

Reports, Reports

With perhaps a very rare exception, all insane asylums were inspected on a reasonably regular basis, and inspectors visited the Canton Asylum for Insane Indians a number of times. Visits were usually routine, though the asylum received a number of sp...


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