Last month we shared with you the first episode from the TV series Pow Wow Trail, which was all about the heartbeat of the pow wow: The Drum.
The next episode in the series covers The Songs. Pow wows are nothing without the songs. They carry the stories, which in turn carry the culture. Some stories tell of great exploits, acts of bravery, and even stories that express the simple pleasures in life.
DNA from the remains of a toddler buried 12,600 years ago in southwestern Montana confirm that the prehistoric Clovis people were the ancestors of American Indians, researchers said.
About 80 percent of all present-day indigenous people in North and South America are direct descendants of the family of the child, a 1-year-old boy, according to a paper published today in the journal Nature. The other 20 percent are more closely related to the Clovis than any other people on earth.
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Four people were killed Thursday afternoon and two others were injured in a gun and knife attack at a Native American tribal office in Alturas, California, police chief Ken Barnes said.
Sherrie Rhoades, 44, was attending a tribal eviction meeting at the Cedarville Rancheria tribal office Thursday around 3:30 p.m. when she opened fire, Barnes said.
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"The Drum" is the first episode of an eleven part television series from 2001 known as "The Pow Wow Trail". Over the course of 2 years producer Jeremy Torrie and film crew traveled to over 40 reservations, ceremonies and Pow Wow celebrations.
Their travels brought them all over the United States and Canada shooting and interviewing the best Pow Wow singers, dancers, the most respected elders, songwriters, traditional teachers and the various perspectives of people living, traveling and competing on the ...
The Winter Olympics are in full swing this week in Sochi. We thought we'd take a look back to the 2002 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony which featured Native Americans from the five major Utah tribes; The Ute, Shoshone, Goshute, Paiute and Navajo (Dine). Each major tribal leader greets the athletes to the 2002 Olympics in their own language.
In the second part, representatives of the five Utah tribes dance. Robbie Robertson sings with Rita Coolidge/Walela. They ...
Iceland may be the first nation to get its own cryptocurrency, but if Payu Harris has his way, it won’t be the last. This week, he hopes to mine the genesis block for mazacoin, an altcoin for the Native American nation in the US.
Specifically designed for the Traditional Lakota Nation, mazacoin is initially being targeted at the Oglala Lakota Nation, which is Harris’ own tribe. He works at Kimitsu Asset Management, which is focused on creating a bitcoin-based native American ...
Russell Means, the most famous American Indian since Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse, survived 13 assassination attempts during his life-long fight for freedom. The life of Russell Means is a riveting journey that reveals itself through a series of courageous acts and almost unbelievable twists of history and fate.
After briefly reviewing Russell’s illustrious Lakota ancestry, the story tracks his formative experiences as a young Indian boy enduring the racism and bullying of white society in the San Francisco Bay area.
Mia Prickett's ancestor was a leader of the Cascade Indians along the Columbia River and was one of the chiefs who signed an 1855 treaty that helped establish the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde in Oregon.
But the Grand Ronde now wants to disenroll Prickett and 79 relatives, and possibly hundreds of other tribal members, because they no longer satisfy new enrollment requirements.
Prickett's family is fighting the effort, part of what some experts have dubbed the "disenrollment epidemic" — a ...
Follow along with Isaac Trimble as he goes on a journey to health and wellness through his rediscovery of Native American Fancy Dancing. By making this film Trimble hopes to reach out to historians, tribal leaders, fitness coaches, Native American dancers, and the Native community. Hopefully he can reach his final goal of dancing at one of the biggest Powwows in the world; Gathering of Nations Powwow in Albuquerque New Mexico.
Watch the trailer here:
From the Oklahoma Historical Society Film and Video Archives: Color film with audio of various Native dances including; The Snake dance, the Rabbit Dance, the Round dance, the Chief dance (Kiowa), the Hoop dance (Navajo), the Eagle dance, the Shield dance, the slow war dance, the war dance and Aztec from Mexico City.
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The Straight Dance from Oklahoma Native American Tribes is a formal, tailored, prestigious form of southern dance clothes. The overall effect is of reassuring solidity, with everything closely matched and …
Juaquin Lonelogde shows how to create applique designs for contemporary Pow Wow outfits. The videos below include steps for laying out the design and beading the project as well as …
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