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Winter Celebrations

Though Christmas is the winter holiday many Americans celebrate, people over the world and throughout time have celebrated and enjoyed holidays during the winter. The winter solstice, the time when the North Pole tilts furthest away from the sun, has...

Seeahtik and forget it?

This is a guest post by Gordon Ambrose from The discerning man's squatch. Stop by his facebook page and give it a like. Gordon is a bigfoot enthusiast who employs critical thinking when looking at bigfoot evidence.Seeahtik and forget it?It...
by The Crypto Crew on Dec 22, 2013

Lakota Winter Counts

Winter was an important time of year for Native Americans, partly because it allowed time for reflection, repair, and planning. Plains Indians documented their year through “winter counts,” which were pictorial histories drawn on material...

Artificial Want

When settlers arrived on Native American shores, they met robust nations with well-developed cultures and survival systems. However, native peoples did not domesticate the animals they ate to any great extent, nor grow food crops as extensively as Eu...

Seth Godin on Social Tribes

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by Social Views on Dec 8, 2013

A Helping Hand

Though food scarcity occurred naturally due to weather and other factors, Native Americans could generally recover from a poor season of hunting or farming. However, the “help” extended by the U.S.’s federal government actually put...

Winter Living

The change of seasons brought changes in lifestyle to most Native American groups. Before industrialization, most societies lived seasonally, with certain tasks being relegated for certain times of the year…spring and summer to plant, grow crop...

Winter and Scarcity

Like many peoples dependent upon agriculture and hunting, Native Americans could face scarcity and deprivation if crops were poor or hunting was bad. If tribes had a regional primary food source, such as corn in parts of the Southwest or buffalo on t...

Expressing Gratitude

Though the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday does not have the same happy significance for Native Americans as it does for the descendents of European settlers, Native Americans have a deep tradition of giving thanks. Most Native Americans had a long-establi...

Tribes and villages around the world

If you need to take a break from your typical vacation, boy, do we have some great tips for you! In case you are the adventures type, you will most likely have a great time and interesting experience visiting some tribes and villages around the world...
by My Travel Studio on Nov 26, 2013

Winter on the Plains

Though its topography varied from region to region, the area known as the western Plains could be counted on to have a harsh environment. Summer temperatures often reached 100 degrees, and winter temperatures well into the double-digits below zero. W...

Nu ratati in Asia: Chiang Mai, capitala nordului Thailandei

Multa lume spune ca Thailanda inseamna Bangkok din punct de vedere economic, politic, ma rog, din orice punct de vedere. Si daca te uiti pe clasamentul primelor orase ale Thailandei din punctul de vedere al locuitorilor, tinzi sa le dai dreptate –...
by Imperator travel on Nov 19, 2013

Nu ratati in Asia: Chiang Mai, capitala nordului Thailandei

Multa lume spune ca Thailanda inseamna Bangkok din punct de vedere economic, politic, ma rog, din orice punct de vedere. Si daca te uiti pe clasamentul primelor orase ale Thailandei din punctul de vedere al locuitorilor, tinzi sa le dai dreptate –...
by Imperator travel on Nov 19, 2013

Something Brand New! Pendleton Apparel & Accessories

Pendleton apparel is now available at Prairie Edge.  To further celebrate Native American Heritage Month, Prairie Edge is carrying clothing that is steeped in the history and culture of the Native American tribes from the northwest and the southwest...
by Tribe Scribe on Nov 14, 2013

Prepping for Winter

A good vegetable harvest was important for many tribes, but all Native Americans did not practice agriculture and reap harvests  at the end of a growing season. These tribes still had to provide for winter food, when game was more scarce. Drying foo...

Winter Provision

By October and early November, Native Americans who were growing cultivated crops would have gathered much of their harvest. The task to preserve food for the coming winter was a difficult one, and tribes across the continent met the challenge in a v...

Horror Story

Native Americans did not celebrate Halloween rituals as Europeans did, but they passed on stories about spirits and ghosts. The following story is adapted from the Zuni tale, “Rolling Skull” on angelfire.com, Native American Legends, Myth...

Trading With a New Country

The newly created United States knew that it needed to promote trade to flourish as a nation. Congressional members also understood that Native Americans were important trade partners who had been cheated or otherwise treated unfairly by unscrupulous...

European Fashions

Trade usually benefited both parties in an exchange, since value (of goods traded) is in the eye of the beholder. However, from a strictly economic standpoint, European traders came out well ahead of their Native American counterparts. Except for gun...

Trade Issues

Though Europeans early on decided that their own culture should dominate the continent, they also recognized their need for, and dependence upon, relationships with Native Americans. Going beyond fanciful grade-school depictions of friendly meetings...


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