From Bingo Halls to Billion Dollar Business: A History of Tribal Casinos

From Bingo Halls to Billion Dollar Business: A History of Tribal Casinos

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Tribal casinos are a ubiquitous presence in the American landscape. And yet, some are surprised to learn that these establishments have a surprisingly young history. They are deeply intertwined with tribal sovereignty and the fight for economic self-sufficiency.  Early Seeds Today, if you gamble, depending on where you live, you….

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History of Native American Beads – Types and Uses

History of Native American Beads – Types and Uses

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Native Americans are famous for their rich cultural heritage, which includes unique craftsmanship and vibrant artistry. Native American beads hold a significant place among their many unique crafts. These beads aren’t just decorative items but carry a profound cultural and symbolic meaning.  The early beadwork in Native American tribes was….

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Native American Drums

Native American Drums

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Throughout its history, the drum has connected the heartbeat of the American Indian to Mother Earth and to Creator.  Drums can be heard from quite a distance and are the call to community and ceremony when American Indian Tribes join for powwows, festivals, and ceremonies. In this article, we explore….

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Paul G’s Amazon Holiday Gift Guide

Paul G’s Amazon Holiday Gift Guide

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Welcome to a handpicked list of awesome Amazon gift ideas. I’ve put together this collection to celebrate the diversity, artistry, and values that make Native American culture so special. Get ready to explore culturally rich literature, travel accessories, and more. Whether you’re shopping for a friend, family member, or yourself,….

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Native American Facts NOT Taught In School

Native American Facts NOT Taught In School

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As we grow up, we are exposed to the history of our country through the lens of the most overriding cultures. Nevertheless, important and captivating aspects of history are disregarded and purposefully left out of the public sphere. One such example is the rich and varied history and culture of….

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Unveiling Arizona’s Indigenous Legacy: Explore the Vibrant Native American Tribal Heritage

Unveiling Arizona’s Indigenous Legacy: Explore the Vibrant Native American Tribal Heritage

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Arizona Native American Travel Guide When you think of Arizona, images of the Grand Canyon, the red rocks of Sedona, or the Sonoran Desert might first come to mind. But dig a little deeper and you’ll find a rich tapestry of tribal heritage that has shaped this land for thousands….

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“Navigating Strife: Unveiling Life on Pine Ridge Reservation through ‘War Pony'”

“Navigating Strife: Unveiling Life on Pine Ridge Reservation through ‘War Pony'”

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In the film, “War Pony,” we follow along with two young men as they navigate life in a questionable world. Their world on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation apparently has little to offer and the two spend their time looking for a way out. Located almost entirely within the U.S. state….

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Discover the Heart of Indigenous Heritage: Book Native American Cultural Tours

Discover the Heart of Indigenous Heritage: Book Native American Cultural Tours

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In a world brimming with diverse cultures and rich heritage, there are few experiences as enlightening and enriching as immersing oneself in the traditions and stories of indigenous peoples. The tapestry of Native American cultures woven across the United States is a testament to the deep-rooted history and wisdom that….

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Deb Haaland: Paving the Way for Indigenous Leadership in the U.S.

Deb Haaland: Paving the Way for Indigenous Leadership in the U.S.

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Discover the remarkable journey of Deb Haaland, a beacon of hope for Native Americans. From the Laguna Pueblo tribe to becoming the first Native American Cabinet Secretary, learn how she broke barriers, championed vital issues, and reshaped U.S. indigenous relations. Explore her inspiring story now.

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Paul G’s Favorite Purchases from Amazon.com in 2022

Paul G’s Favorite Purchases from Amazon.com in 2022

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Do you shop at Amazon?  I know I do.  It is just too easy to order something and have it show up 2 days later. So I looked backed at all of my purchases from Amazon.com in 2022 to figure out what I still use and what I still love…..

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Bison Are Returning to More Native American Lands

Bison Are Returning to More Native American Lands

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Native American tribes are leading efforts to restore bison populations across the North American lands on which they once flourished.  Bison, also known as the American buffalo, once lived on the Great Plains of the United States and Canada, in numbers upward of tens of millions. Various Native tribes relied….

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Your Complete Guide to Native American Heritage Month

Your Complete Guide to Native American Heritage Month

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Happy Native American Heritage Month! November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it’s also known, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. This month marks one of the best opportunities to celebrate the past, present, and future of indigenous peoples in North America.  Like similar awareness days, weeks, and….

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