Bronson Koenig scored twelve points against the overwhelming favorites Kentucky to send his team to the NCAA Basketball Finals. Koenig from the Hochunk Nation takes on Duke tonight for the National Championship. Indian Country has been following the success of Koenig and the Badgers all season.
NDNSports caught up with Koenig earlier in the season for a post game interview:
We wish him the best tonight against Duke! #NativePride
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I have a feeling that a lot of people are going to relate with some of the dating dilemmas in this new television series out of Canada. Mohawk Girls follows four dynamic 20-somethings as they try to figure out what it means to be a modern-day Mohawk woman. Like all young women looking to make their mark in the world, they face the challenge of balancing family tradition and acceptance in ...
I have written several articles on each of these rolls from a genealogical viewpoint, In this article I will address the two rolls and compare them side by side from a motivational point of view. Anotherwords what was the motivation for thousands to refuse to sign the Dawes Roll and those same thousands to come forth willing to sign up for the Miller Roll? What Myths and Misinformation was spread on the outset of the Dawes Rolls? What Group of Cherokees were intentionally left off the ...
RESEARCHING Native American HERITAGE
A Native American Genealogical Journey
By Jamie K. Oxendine, Lumbee/Creek
Director, Black Swamp InterTribal FoundationPrelude and Disclaimer Powwows.com has received many a request from groups and individuals for help in investigating ones Native American Heritage. This article is for informational purposes on the logistics and projection of such a task. This is just a beginning in a series on Native American Genealogy. WHY Regardless of whether you are already a Native ...
The Cherokee Tribe of today is made of 3 different groups that all descend from the same common tribe.
Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma citizens resides within 14 counties in Northeastern Oklahoma, the tribe composes of descendants of those that were forced removed from lands in Southeastern United States during 1838-1839 time period. In addition to those descendants the tribe also comprises of descendants of 'Old Settlers' which were those that had moved from lands in the east prior to 1833 and are subject to the 1828 and ...
Perhaps one of the most common family stories I hear as I travel throughout Missouri and Arkansas goes something like this: My Great great great Grandmother was "part" Cherokee and escaped from the "Trail of Tears" or something along these lines: My great great great great grandmother hid out in the hills of Arkansas or Missouri or "escaped" from Indian territory. Apparently large groups of Cherokees were "escaping" for today we have seen an explosion of Heritage groups that have ...
The Ani-Kit-U-Wah People
By: Josiah HairThe Cherokee Tribe of today is made of 3 different groups that all descend from the same common tribe. The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma These citizens reside within 14 counties in Northeastern Oklahoma. The tribe composes of descendants of those that were forced removed from lands in Southeastern United States during the 1838-1839 Removal. In addition it also comprises of descendants of “Old Settlers” which were those that had moved from lands in the east prior ...
WHAT IS NATIVE AMERICAN?
By Jamie K. Oxendine, Lumbee/Creek
Director, Black Swamp InterTribal FoundationPRELUDE What is Native American? What an encumbered question. One might as well ask “Why is the sky blue?” Obviously a rhetorical question to be profound as one does not need the technical scientific answer to “Why the sky is blue?” The author has been asked the above question concerning Native America many times and each ...
Finding Your Native American Heritage
Many people in the US and Canada have at least one Indian ancestral line in their family. Lots of people grew up hearing the family legend about a family member that was Native American. Proving that legend to be true or false can be tough. There is very little official records about early Native American. Starting your search on Native American Genealogy can be very challenging.
You will need to build a family tree using a ...
Guion Miller Roll of the Eastern Band of Cherokee
27. August. 1906 - 18. May .1909
By: Josiah HairOne may argue that the Guion Miller Roll is perhaps one of the most important Rolls ever done of the Cherokee Nation in a Genealogical sense. This roll is more formally referred to as the Eastern Cherokee Emigrant Payroll. The roll was taken roughly the same time as the famous Dawes Roll, but the similarity's end there. The Roll is a ...
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The Northern Traditional Dancer is a modern evolution of tribal outfits from the tribes of the Northern Plains such as Sioux, Blackfoot, Crow, Omaha and others. Below is some information …
Porcupine quills were used by Native people of the Great Lakes area as decorating materials long before the introduction of seed beads by the European traders. This seemed to be true where ever this animal was found in the wooded areas of the northern continent.
Quills were dyed colors with natural dyes, used in their round state, or flattened and used as a platting material. The most renowned decorative use of quills in the Great Lakes area was and continues to be on birch bark baskets.
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