Posts under: Native American History

100 Years of Diné Beauty

I love watching these "100 Years of Beauty in 1 minute" videos from WatchCut. They've featured women from several different countries like Mexico, Korea, Brazil and now they turn their lens to some of our Indigenous beauties right here. The lovely Sage Honga was the model featured in the video....

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Last Fluent Wichita Speaker Passes On

Prayers go out to the Wichita Nation this week. Their last remaining Wichita speaker, Doris Jean Lamar-McLemore, passed away on August 30, 2016. Her nephew, Walter Lamar, posted a beautiful dedication to his Aunt on his Facebook page. In an article from KSWO news, they state that "Doris and Dr....

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Native American Blood Quantum, Facts and Myths

      One of the most misunderstood aspect of Native life is Blood Quantum and one of the most common questions is: "What is Blood Quantum" ? A myriad of answers will cascade forth depending on the person and their understanding of what you are asking. For in some communities...

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Finally – Andrew Jackson Will Be Removed From $20 Bill

The US Treasury has finally decided, according to the Wall Street Journal.  After a social media poll where people voted between four finalists - former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, abolitionist Harriet Tubman, civil rights activist Rosa Parks and first female chief of the Cherokee Nation Wilma Mankiller, the decision has been...

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Honoring the Last Surviving War Chief – Joe Medicine Crow

[caption id="attachment_16789" align="alignnone" width="197"] Alex Brandon/Associated Press[/caption] The loss of any of our elders is tough, but this one is especially heartbreaking. As many news outlets across Indian Country have reported, the last surviving Crow war chief, Joseph Medicine Crow, has passed away. He was 102. In this post from...

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