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The Map Of Native American Tribes You've Never Seen Before : Code Switch

The Map Of Native American Tribes You've Never Seen Before : Code Switch
Aaron Carapella, a self-taught mapmaker in Warner, Okla., has designed a map of Native American tribes showing their locations before first contact with Europeans. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption itoggle caption Hansi Lo Wang/NPR Aaron Carapella, a self-taught mapmaker in Warner, Okla., has designed a map of Native American tribes showing their locations before first contact with Europeans. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR Finding an address on a map can be taken for granted in the age of GPS and smartphones. Aaron Carapella, a self-taught mapmaker in Warner, Okla., has pinpointed the locations and original names of hundreds of American Indian nations before their first contact with Europeans. As a teenager, Carapella says he could never get his hands on a continental U.S. map like this, depicting more than 600 tribes — many now forgotten and lost to history. Carapella has designed maps of Canada and the continental U.S. showing the original locations and names of Native American tribes. Related:  Native Americans

The theft of Native Americans' land, in one animated map American society has a remarkably short memory when it comes to past injustices, which is why there are somehow still people who think that Washington's professional football team should continue to be named after "the scalped head of a Native American, sold, like a pelt, for cash." University of Georgia historian Claudio Saunt is looking to correct that, at least in the case of Europeans' violent seizing of Native Americans' land. To supplement his new book, West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776, Saunt created an interactive map showing the decline of Indian homelands from 1776 to 1887. Along with Slate's Rebecca Onion, he turned that map into a GIF, showing just how rapidly European-Americans took what amounted to over 1.5 billion acres: Source: Rebecca Onion and Claudio Saunt Blue areas were American Indian homelands, red ones reservations.

indianscolonists.pdf The Museum Of Old Techniques For almost every electronic device or oil driven machine there used to be a low-tech alternative that was powered by human muscles, water or wind. The Museum of Old Techniques aims to collect and study these historical alternatives to modern day machinery. Why, you may ask? To quote the Museum: "Evolution doesn't necessarily mean progress, what we consider to be primitive solutions are often not primitive at all". We could not have said it better ourselves. A somewhat related publication is Edward H. Knight's book contains not only early electric equipment and steam driven machinery, but also human and animal powered machines.

Quanah Parker Quanah Parker (ca. 1845 or 1852 – February 23, 1911) was Comanche/English-American from the Comanche band Noconis ("wanderers" or "travelers"), and emerged as a dominant figure, particularly after the Comanches' final defeat. He was one of the last Comanche chiefs. The US appointed Quanah principal chief of the entire nation once the people had gathered on the reservation and later introduced general elections. Quanah was a Comanche chief, a leader in the Native American Church, and the last leader of the powerful Quahadi band before they surrendered their battle of the Great Plains and went to a reservation in Indian Territory. Early life and education[edit] Quanah Parker's mother, Cynthia Ann Parker (born ca. 1827), was a member of the large Parker frontier family that settled in east Texas in the 1830s. Nadua and Nocona's first child was Quanah (Fragrance), born in the Wichita Mountains of southwestern Oklahoma. Career[edit] On the reservation[edit] Marriage and family[edit] Death[edit]

SecondEssay259 ENL 259: Best Essays in Literary Theory 2nd Place Winner The Other Native American Identity Kelsey Jacobsen When analyzing Leslie M. Mainly, othering is a way for the colonizer to take control away from the ‘other’ people, or the ‘savages’. We also see the narrator’s inner struggle when the man known as Silva explains to her, “what happened yesterday has nothing to do with what you will do today” (Kelly 429). Beyond the effects of othering, we also see her dealing with double consciousness, a “way of perceiving the world that is divided between two antagonistic cultures” (Tyson 421). This symbolic point of balance between inner belonging and external belonging is the first time we encounter someone else in the story, and he is the white man representing the colonizers. The officer’s role leads the narrator, who has made a full transformation into Yellow Woman, back to her family. In this story, Silko reconnects to the Native American oral tradition. Works Cited Abner, Julie L. back to top

How to Identify Your Passions Passion is the fuel that can power you toward the realization of your dreams. To live a truly satisfying and purposeful life you need to know what your passions are so you can fill your day with them. Have you found your passions in life or are you still searching? Many people struggle to connect with their deepest core passions. It has become increasingly common for people to feel like they can’t really identify their passions or that they don’t know how to incorporate their passions into their daily life. Could that be true for you? If you want to discover your passions, the following questions will get you started. Many people wonder, “How do I know what my passions are?” 1) Does it make you feel good about yourself? 2) Would you do it for free? 3) Do you lose all track of time when you do it? 4) Do you talk about it to anyone who will listen? 5) Are you delighted to teach it to others? 6) Would you like to spend more of your time doing it? Your passions are waiting!

Tecumseh Tecumseh (/tɛˈkʌmsə/; March 1768 – October 5, 1813) was a Native American leader of the Shawnee and a large tribal confederacy (known as Tecumseh's Confederacy) which opposed the United States during Tecumseh's War and the War of 1812. Tecumseh has become an iconic folk hero in American, Aboriginal and Canadian history.[1] Tecumseh grew up in the Ohio Country during the American Revolutionary War and the Northwest Indian War, where he was constantly exposed to warfare.[2] With Americans continuing to encroach on Indian territory after the British ceded the Ohio Valley to the new United States in 1783, the Shawnee moved farther northwest. In 1808, they settled Prophetstown in present-day Indiana. With a vision of establishing an independent Native American nation east of the Mississippi under British protection, Tecumseh worked to recruit additional tribes to the confederacy from the southern United States.[2] Family background[edit] Early life[edit] Frontier conflicts[edit]

Native American group holds protest at EMU following racial incident Native Americans attending a rally at Eastern Michigan University Wednesday had a message for the dozen or so students involved in a recent racial incident: apologize. Nathaniel Phillips, the Native American man who reported the harassment to police, was on hand playing a drum and shaking hands of the hundred or so people who gathered to listen to members of the Native American Student Organization speak outside the EMU Student Center. Amber Morseau, president of NASO, said the response from the university and the EMU students who allegedly heckled and threw a beer can at Phillips while they were wearing headdresses with painted faces has not been satisfactory. The NASO considers the acts "racist" and a "hate crime." "We as natives and we as human beings will not accept this silence," she said. Morseau said there were at least 20 students involved in the incident at a house on Hamilton Street near Olive in Ypsilanti. Ypsilanti police were called and the party was broken up.

MacGyver Native History: The Day Tecumseh’s Prophecy Rocked the World This Date in Native History: Earthquakes and eclipses of the sun were among the deeds attributed to Tecumseh and his brother, but legends surrounding Tecumseh are as great as the truths, said Shawnee Second Chief Ben Barnes. “It is hard to know without proof or specific oral history just exactly what happened” on August 11, 1802 he said. There is evidence that Tecumseh and his brother, Tenskwatawa, were prophets and visionaries who may have changed history had there been a little more help from the British, and more faith from certain tribes. As for help from the Creator, or “Master of Life,” the evidence follows. Tenskwatawa was a victim of the times, with an intense longing for the ways of his childhood and a sense of hopelessness for the future. Fed up with the ever encroaching, land stealing whites, Tecumseh took his brother’s prophecy and called for all Natives to unite as one people against the whites.

unusual uses for baking soda Reservations The collective geographical area of all reservations is 55,700,000 acres (22,500,000 ha; 87,000 sq mi; 225,000 km2), representing 2.3% of the area of the United States 2,379,400,204 acres (962,909,100 ha; 3,717,812.819 sq mi; 9,629,091.00 km2). Twelve Indian reservations are larger than the state of Rhode Island which covers 776,960 acres (314,420 ha; 1,214.00 sq mi; 3,144.2 km2) and nine reservations larger than Delaware's 1,316,480 acres (532,760 ha; 2,057.00 sq mi; 5,327.6 km2). The territory of the Navajo Nation compares in size to West Virginia. Reservations are unevenly distributed throughout the country; the majority are west of the Mississippi River and occupy lands that were first reserved by treaty or 'granted' from the public domain.[2] Because tribes possess tribal sovereignty, even though it is limited, laws on tribal lands vary from the surrounding area.[3] These laws can permit legal casinos on reservations, for example, which attract tourists. History[edit] Gaming[edit]