Blog Posts - Tribes



Photo Of The Day – Life in Arunachal Pradesh

Tribes in Arunachal Pradesh live a very simple life, connected much to nature and sustainable practices. Seen above, a granary of an Adi tribesman. Related: Tribal tour of central Arunachal Pradesh is a great introduction to the various tribes of the...
by In search of greener pastures on Jul 15, 2013

The Rough Riders

When hostilities began between Spain and the U.S. concerning Cuba’s independence (see last post), the U.S. did not have a large standing army. Many men volunteered their services in the subsequent Spanish-American War, but most were not well-tr...

Pettigrew Was Right

Senator Richard Pettigrew wanted a federal  insane asylum for Indians placed in South Dakota, the state he represented. Via the Committee on Indian Affairs, he pushed for information that would justify his project. The committee sent a query to Indi...

Indian Agents Weigh in on Insanity

In 1898, forty Indian agents answered an inquiry from the Committee on Indian Affairs concerning the presence of insane Indians within their areas of supervision. Among all forty agents, they found only fifty-five insane Indians and perhaps fifteen t...

Another Take on Rarity

Insanity did not seem to be rampant among the Indian population at any time since Europeans came to the continent (see last two posts). An asylum especially for insane Indians was difficult to justify, except for the fact that it would save Indian pa...

Insanity is Rare

Field researchers found that insanity among Native Americans was rare (see last post) and this finding was backed up by many individual observations over time. In An Account of the History, Manners, and Customs of the Indian Nations written in 1819,...

The Question of Insane Indians

Many early explorers had observed that the Native American population held few insane members. Most of these observations were based on personal experience by individuals, but the federal government eventually made the same observation. In a bulletin...

Western Australian Aboriginal community

  Have you ever heard of the Martu people? Martu means 'one of us', or 'person'. The language is also called Martu Wangka, a Western Desert Language. The Martu of Western Australia are visionary and resourceful. Their hope for the futu...
by Outback Cooking on Jun 6, 2013

Unite the Tribes: Ending Turf Wars for Career and Business Success

Unite the Tribes: Ending Turf Wars for Career and Business Success No matter what business you’re in, at the end of the day, it’s all about people. Workers are people, and so are managers. Every day, millions of people wake up, get dresse...
by Best Project Management Books on May 16, 2013

Who Stayed at Canton Asylum?

Admissions to the Canton Asylum for Insane Indians were routed through reservation Indian agents (later superintendents), who performed much of the administrative and supervisory functions concerned with running these population centers. The asylum u...

Democratic system is weak, tribal strong in Balochistan: Akhtar Mengal

Staff Report QUETTA: Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) chief Sardar Akhtar Mengal has said that the democratic system is weak and tribal system strong in Balochistan and the tribes will have to get together to end quarrel, SAMAA reports.
by CNews on May 3, 2013

Photo of the Day – Land of the Headhunters

Nagaland, a tiny land of sixteen tribes, has ever since had a fascination with headhunting. Even two decades back, the forests of this India‘s hilly northeastern state stood witness to inter tribal rivalry. However, headhunting has never been v...

Photo of the Day – Land of the Headhunters

Nagaland, a tiny land of sixteen tribes, has ever since had a fascination with headhunting. Even two decades back, the forests of this India‘s hilly northeastern state stood witness to inter tribal rivalry. However, headhunting has never been v...

TNEA: Anna University Engineering (B.Tech) expected cut-off ranks and marks for 2013

This is just an expected cut-off and can change this year according to the preferences of the applicants. Students should use this only for getting a basic estimate… Category -wise (click on the category to get the rank and mark cut-off for tha...
by Career After 12th on Apr 29, 2013

Reading and Leeds Festivals announce more names for 2013

Reading and Leeds Festivals announce more names for 2013 With even more artists yet to be announced across the NME/Radio 1, BBC Radio 1 Dance, Lock Up/Rock, Festival Republic, BBC Radio 1Xtra Alternative and BBC Introducing Stages, the line-up jus...
by MusicMafiaUK on Apr 25, 2013

Another Noteworthy Achievement

Susan La Flesche Picotte was born in 1865 to the last recognized chief of the Omaha Indian tribe, Chief Joseph La Flesche (Iron Eye). She went to the Elizabeth Institute for Young Ladies in New Jersey and then returned to her reservation to teach at...

Photo Of The Day – Life In The Mountains

For the people who live in the mountains of Arunachal Pradesh, life is pretty much a simple affair, revolving around the chores of farming, weaving, festivals and foraging into the forests. Amongst the most important nature’s gift to the tribes...
by In search of greener pastures on Apr 23, 2013

Photo Of The Day – Life In The Mountains

For the people who live in the mountains of Arunachal Pradesh, life is pretty much a simple affair, revolving around the chores of farming, weaving, festivals and foraging into the forests. Amongst the most important nature’s gift to the tribes...
by In search of greener pastures on Apr 23, 2013

School and Work

The Indian Office liked to hire Native Americans who had been educated in its boarding school system, figuring that graduates would be more familiar with white American culture than people who had stayed on reservations. Unfortunately, many boarding...

Amazon tribes: Fight to death. Don’t “preserve”…

Campaigners say the Brazilian government is failing to protect one of the world’s most endangered tribes. [1] The Awa people …Continue reading »...
by Harmonia Philosophica on Apr 20, 2013


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