Posts under: Native American History

New “Americans” Exhibit Reveals Indians Are Everywhere

American Indian images, names, and stories infuse American history and contemporary life. The images are everywhere, from the Land O’Lakes butter maiden to the Cleveland Indians’ mascot, and from classic Westerns and cartoons to episodes of Seinfeld and South Park. American Indian names are everywhere too, from state, city, and...

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What is a Dream Catcher?

In many Native American tribes, a dream catcher is a handmade willow hoop woven to a web or literally, a net. A dream catcher also includes such features as feathers and beads. They are traditionally suspended on cradles as a form of armor and protection. Dream catchers can be traced...

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Call For Entries: Help Design the National Native American Veterans Memorial!

CALL FOR ENTRIES November 11, 2017–January 9, 2018 Potential applicants must create an account to log in and submit an application. The National Museum of the American Indian invites entries to the design competition for the National Native American Veterans Memorial—the first to recognize the exceptional military service of Native...

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Gay Marriage Comes to Indian Country

A couple years ago we reported in a PowWows.com blog about the Gay Marriage movement in Indian Country, that even though the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Gay Marriage in all 50 states on June 26, 2015., only a handful of tribes decided to recognize the new Gay Marriage Law on...

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