Blog Posts - Tribes



Division Doesn’t Stop with the U.S.

During the Civil War, Native Americans fought for both the Confederacy and the Union. Tribes found it difficult to decide which government to trust, since their experience had shown that almost all white men in policy-making positions were untrustwor...

Native American Participation in the Civil War

Nearly 8,000 Native Americans joined the Confederate army to serve during the Civil War. The Confederacy actively pursued Native Americans to join its cause against the Union, and signed several treaties with members of the Five Civilized Tribes. Nat...

Battle of Pea Ridge

Knowing that Native Americans were bound to have little loyalty to the United States, the Confederacy wanted to enlist their aid during the Civil War (see last post). In 1861, Brigadier General Albert Pike was assigned to the Department of Indian Ter...

Know where you came from ! ( The Canticle of Moses II – Part 2)

” Yet Basely has he been treated by this degenerate children……  So he spread out his wings to receive them and bore then upon his pinions “…   This section of the Canticle is both a history lesson and a reminder of...

The Enemy of My Enemy

Native Americans resisted white encroachment on their lands and cultures in a variety of ways (see last two posts). They refused to cooperate with these intruders, refused to send their children to their schools to learn new ways, and held on to thei...

Other Forms of Resistance

Parents who did not want to send their children to boarding school could not always fight back, but many parents tried to instill the traditional ways and values of their culture into their children despite the federal government. When children retur...

Resistance to Boarding Schools

Boarding schools hundreds of miles away from reservations served as a primary tool for the federal government in its attempts to assimilate Native Americans into Anglo culture. By taking children from familiar environments and immersing them into a n...

Living the tradition

 An old tribal lady from Lahaul & Spiti, wearing traditional clothes and jewellery. She's among very few ladies who love their tradition and customs. ...

Schooling Considered Essential

Immigrants to the New World almost always considered their cultures superior to that of Native Americans. As these newcomers spread westward, they became determined to “uplift” native peoples into their own beliefs and customs. Met with t...

Langobards, Heaðobards and Danes

Before you read this post you should read my post about the Proto-Germanic people.The Langobards and the Heaðobards were probably the same people. I think Skåne was the original homeland of the Langobards. Origo Gentis Langobardorum (7th centu...
by KEYO GHETTSON on Mar 14, 2014

All in the Blood

Older methods of curing illness often included bloodletting, the practice of purposely lancing a patient’s flesh in order to get blood flowing. Quantities extracted could be quite small or surprisingly voluminous, depending upon the individual...

Proto-Germanic theory

I believe that most myths and legends have a core of truth. That is called euhemerism. The Germanic languages are quite different from other Indo-European languages. According to one hypothesis the Proto-Germanic language arose as a hybrid of two Ind...
by KEYO GHETTSON on Mar 12, 2014

Traditions | the Good and the Bad

Tribes and Traditions February 10, 2014 | It is good to remember our traditions. Traditions are vines of our roots. They are an essential part of our development. We should honor our roots by not forgetting our traditions. Each of us, no matter...
by Mijiza's Blog on Feb 10, 2014

Amazing Hill Tribes Thailand

Amazing Hill Tribes ThailandHill tribe (thailand) - from wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, Hill tribe means ; ("mountain people/folk") is a term used in thailand for all of the various tribal peoples who mostly inhabit the high mountainous northern a...
by Amazing Tribes on Jan 31, 2014

Tribes A Dozen Voila! Hallah Review and #Giveaway (@tribesadozen, #Tribesadozen)

by The IE Mommy on Jan 30, 2014

Medical Attention at Canton Asylum

At many asylums, medical attention was easier to give than psychiatric attention; the Canton Asylum for Insane Indians was no exception. In his 1906 report, the asylum’s physician, Dr. John Turner, describes both the mental and physical conditi...

Agency Report

It is fascinating to read period reports from agents of the federal government (see last post) for insight into conditions and attitudes of the time. In a 1904 report to the commissioner of Indian Affairs, R. J. Taylor, United States Indian Agent, di...

Asylum Activities

When the Canton Asylum for Insane Indians had a small patient population, physical care was very likely good. The asylum’s physician, Dr. Turner, had as thorough a knowledge of general medicine as any other regional practitioner, and was enthus...

Rupturas musicales del 2013

No queríamos decantarnos por el drama, pero las despedidas son duras.  No sólo diremos adiós al 2013, sino también a ciertas bandas / intérpretes musicales.Algunos han acabado su ciclo como grupo y se dedican a proyectos en solitario, habla...
by Alquimia Sonora on Dec 31, 2013

Longing for Winter’s End

Solstice celebrations (see last post) helped peoples in cold areas of the world cope with their fear that summer would never return to a dark and dreary world. Later, these celebrations acted as bright spots during a long season of inactivity and dis...


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