Tag Archives: Native Americans

HISTORY TIDBIT: NATIVE AMERICAN NAMES

The name bestowed on you by your parents should be the one you legally have, but this has not always been the case for First Nations/Native American people once the Europeans took over and started all that legal stuff. Unable to pronounce, let alone write, native names, what had become the  powers-that-be either gave them […]

HISTORY SHARE: HISTORIC MYTHS: POCAHONTAS

http://www.history.com/news/history-lists/5-myths-about-pocahontas  

HISTORY SHARE: HISTORIC TRIBUTE: DIGNITY STATUE HONOURS NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURE

https://indiancountrymedianetwork.com/news/native-news/indigenous-dignity-towers-over-the-missouri-river/   https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/blogs/dignity-statue-honors-culture-lakota-and-dakota-people

SPIRIT QUEST : A CHARACTER CONVERSATION *

It’s National Aboriginal Day in Canada. Since my book, The Spirit Rose, and American writer Marva Dasef’s book, The Eagle Quest, both have Aboriginal characters, we thought it would be nice if those characters had a chat. Bear Friend: Hi, I’m Mitch, also known as Alisoqualvdi Unalii. That’s Cherokee and kind of hard to say, […]

DREAMCATCHERS

Now made by many First Nation peoples, dreamcatchers originated with the Ojibwe people. There are several stories of how dreamcatchers came to be. One was that an old man had a vision of a spider spinning a web. While spinning, the spider spoke to him about the cycle of life, in which people begin as […]

TRIVIA TRAIL: SNOWSHOES

Question: True Or False: Snowshoes were first used by Native Americans and New World settlers back in Pioneer Days. Answer: False. Snowshoes have been around a LOT longer than that. Primitive snowshoes made of flat leather or blocks of wood were in use in Central Asia between 4000 and 6000 BCE. Native Americans did perfect […]

NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY

National Aboriginal Day is observed across Canada and is a statutory holiday in the Northwest Territories. Though the day itself did not gain official recognition until 2001, June 21st has long been a traditional gathering date for many Aboriginal groups, a time to come together for special ceremonies, music, dancing, games, and feasting. Non-Aboriginals now […]

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