January 2007 Newsletter from
"This Day in North American Indian History"
by Phil Konstantin
Copyright © Phil Konstantin (1996-2010)

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Greetings,

I hope you have had a nice holiday season. My 54th birthday
was last week. As usual, I did not do much of anything special.

Later today, I will be attending the organizational meeting for
a Cherokees in San Diego. The Cherokee Nation is in the process
of forming new organizations under its auspices to be the
official satellite communities of the Cherokee Nation for
its citizens. The organization's purposes are: To learn and
retain Cherokee language, culture, and history - To
disseminate accurate information about present issues facing
the Cherokee Nation and its citizens - To act as a contact
point for the At-Large Tribal Council representatives and
their constituents. I attended one of the similar meetings
for the Cherokees in Orange County (between Los Angeles and
San Diego). It was interesting and I am loooking forward to
participating in the San Diego group.

Phil

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Featured Link of the Month for January 2007

The Link Of The Month for January 2007 is "Center for the
Study of the First Americans." The Center's mission statement
is: "The Center for the Study of the First Americans explores
the questions surrounding the peopling of the Americas. The
Center pursues research, education, and public outreach.
Research: The Center develops new knowledge regarding
PaleoAmerican origins, human dispersal, settlement, and
cultural and biological development that occurred before
12,000 years ago. Education: The Center trains students who
will go on to continue First Americans research. Outreach:
The Center disseminates the results of academic research
into the first Americans to the general public through our publications.

In the Publications section of the website, you can find
archived isses of their quarterly publication "The Mammoth
Trumpet." There is tons of information there. There are
also lots of pictures from around the world in their Image
Gallery. You can find it here:
http://www.centerfirstamericans.org/



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The "Treaty For The Month" is the TREATY WITH THE NEW YORK INDIANS,
1838. - Jan. 15, 1838. | 7 Stat., 550. | Proclamation, Apr. 4, 1840. It
covers such subjects as :

Indians relinquish their right to lands at Green Bay.
United States set apart other lands for Indians.
1830, ch. 148.
Tribes that do not agree to remove, etc., to forfeit all interest in
said lands.
Peace and friendship.
Land set apart for the Oneida.
Annuities, where to be paid.
Treaty binding when ratified.
The accounts of the commissioner, etc., how to be paid.
Payment to St. Regis Indians on their removal.
Land set apart for the Seneca, Cayuga, and Onondaga.
Money due to the Seneca by Massachusetts to be paid to United States,
etc.
Moneys to be invested for the Cayuga, etc.
Investment for the Onondagas, etc.
Payment to certain persons for services, etc.
Tuscaroras agree to remove in five years, etc.
Tuscaroras convey certain land to United States, in trust, etc.
Proceeds of improvements to be paid to the owners thereof.
$400,000 to be applied for the benefit of Indians, how.
Census of the New York Indians.
Disposition of the $3,000 provided for Tuscaroras by fourteenth article
of this treaty.
Disposition of the $4,000 provided for the Onondagas and Cayugas.
In relation to the sale of lands by the Senecas to the State of
Massachusetts, referred to in tenth article.
The deed of conveyance.
In relation to the sale of lands by the Tuscaroras to the State of
Massachusetts, referred to in the fourteenth article.
The deed of conveyance.
Assent of the St. Regis Indians to the treaty.
$1,000 to be paid to them within one year after the ratification of this
treaty.

You can see a transcript of the treaty at:
http://digital.library.okstate.edu/kappler/Vol2/treaties/new0502.htm

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Announcements & Events:
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Native American Land Conservancy
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nativecaliforniaindians/message/6010

11th Annual Wildhorse Pow Wow / Feb 17 & 18 / Torrance, Calif.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nativecaliforniaindians/message/6012

Urgent! Take action to save the Chumash Windcaves!
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nativecaliforniaindians/message/6008

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Hello,

I was wondering if you could add our pow wow to your website?

The Native American Students Association of Nothern Michigan University
is proud to host our 15th Annual Learning to
Walk Together Pow Wow. This will take place at the Vandament
Arena located on the NMU Campus on March 17 and 18th, 2007.
A hand drum contest will be featured during our Saturday Feast!

Thank you

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http://www.thebackwaterspress.homestead.com/submit2.html

I'm doing a book of poetry criticism (not poetry but articles
about poetry) of Great Plains poets. Someone saw me post this
call for submissions on a listserv and thought it would be of
interest to you or people you know. I really haven't received
many Native American submissions and they would be greatly appreciated.
I would feel really stupid if I put out a book
about Great Plains poetry and didn't have a pretty healthy
representation of writing about Native American poetry.

Please distribute widely. Thanks

Angie Kritenbrink
akritenbrink @ gmail.com

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NASA Science News for Jan. 4, 2006

Mayan Ruins

For many years, space archeology has been a favorite topic
of Science@NASA readers: NASA scientists use Earth-orbiting
satellites to find ancient ruins invisible from ground level.
Prime real estate for this kind of discovery is Central
America. In that part of the world, satellites are not only
revealing long-held secrets of the Maya, but also improving
the everyday lives of modern Central Americans by helping
them monitor and manage their environment.

For an update on this important work, we encourage you to
tune in to a new PBS broadcast on Tuesday, Jan. 9th. It
features pioneering space archeologist Tom Sever (Marshall
Space Flight Center) and colleague Bill Saturno (University
of New Hampshire) discussing their latest discoveries.

Channel: Your local PBS station
Program: Nova scienceNow
Date: Tuesday, Jan. 9th at 8 pm EST.
Program times may vary. Check local listings for confirmation:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/schedule-local.html

The 60 minute program features four 15-minute reports on various topics.
"Mayan Ruins" is second in line and is narrated by astrophysicist Neil
DeGrasse Tyson. Don't miss it!

Related Science@NASA stories:
Rise and Fall of the Mayan Empire:
http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2004/15nov_maya.htm
Serving Earth:
http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2005/29sep_servir.htm
Mayan Ruins online: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/3401/03.html

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The Office of Indian Education announces the 3rd Native
American Student Art Competition themed Education: A Gift
Beyond Boundaries. The 2007 competition requires participants
to register their entries online at www.indianeducation.org/sac
or call 1-888-747-4994 prior to submitting their artwork to
receive a confirmation number. The postmark deadline for the
2007 competition is Wednesday, March 14, 2007. Look for your
outreach kit in the mail.

For more information, please contact Paula Arevalo at 1-888-747-4994 or
email parevalo @ kauffmaninc.com

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Kumeyaay Cultural Repatriation Burial

Santa Ysabel Indian Reservation at the Ballfield
Thursday, January 25, 2007 @ 10:00AM
Lunch to follow at the Santa Ysabel Gym

More info: Contact SY Tribal Office (760) 765-0845
or Vice-Chairwoman Brandie Taylor (760) 807-4613

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Greetings,

I am writing to inform you of a wonderful summer research
opportunity for undergraduate students at the University of
Maryland - College Park (see attached announcement). This
program is geared at rising juniors and seniors who are
interested in pursuing graduate studies in the behavioral,
social and economic sciences. All students are eligible;
however, we highly encourage those from underrepresented
populations (i.e. African Americans, Hispanics, American
Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians or other Pacific
Islanders) to apply.

We expect 10-12 scholars to participate in the upcoming
eight-week experience (from June 3 - July 28, 2007). Events
and activities will showcase five main programmatic themes
including lab and research experiences, didactic science
lectures, professional development, mentoring, and networking. Accepted
students will be provided round-trip airfare, meals,
room and board and a $2,700 stipend. The application deadline
is February 9, 2007.

We would greatly appreciate your help in disseminating this
announcement to your students and faculty. Please refer them
to our program website
http://www.bsos.umd.edu/dean/summer.html
or email pyim @ bsos.umd.edu

Thank you.
Pech Yim - Graduate Assistant - Office of the Dean
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
2115 Tydings Hall - University of Maryland - College Park
301-405-8761 (P) - 301-314-9086 (F)

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Call for Presentations Opportunity Announcement

Title: NCAI Policy Research Center 2nd Annual Tribal
Leader/Scholar Forum
Deadline: January 26, 2007
Date of Conference: June 2007
Location: Anchorage, AK
Website: http://www.ncaiprc.org/index.php?todo=menu&which=37

The NCAI Policy Research Center announces a Call for
Presentations for our 2nd Annual Tribal Leader/Scholar
Forum, to be held in conjunction with the NCAI Mid-Year
Session in June 2007 in Anchorage, Alaska. Presentations
focused on the tribal policy and practice implications of
your research are encouraged to submit a proposal.

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News articles:
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Santa Ysabel Mission "church of the Desert"
http://www.ramonajournal.com/news/2007/0101/Front_Page/024.html

Native American marching band distracts a new generation from blight
http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2007/01/07/native_american_marching_band_distracts_a_new_generation_from_blight/


5 men caught poaching American Indian artifacts
http://www.news-journalonline.com/NewsJournalOnline/News/Florida/floSTAT05010707.htm


Creek elder fights for the shelter that once took him in
http://www.tulsaworld.com/NewsStory.asp?ID=070106_Ne_A11_Payin49668

Native American Drum to perform during Eagle Days
http://www.dailygate.com/articles/2007/01/06/news/04.txt

Bald Eagle Days offers expanded American Indian activities
http://www.qctimes.com/articles/2007/01/07/features/weekend/doc459f33de18b2e614207624.txt


Native American stories featured at MLK event
http://www.theworldlink.com/articles/2007/01/05/out_and_about/coast08010507.txt


DORGAN INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO FIGHT METH USE ON AMERICAN INDIAN
RESERVATIONS
http://dorgan.senate.gov/newsroom/record.cfm?id=267221

Arizona filmmakers team to make Native American animated film
http://www.nativetimes.com/index.asp?action=displayarticle&article_id=8496


Domestic Violence And Native American Women
http://www.kotv.com/news/local/story/?id=117483

Native American actor Beach tabbed for fest's Rising Star Award
http://www.thedesertsun.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070104/UPDATE/701040339/1050/lifestyles01


Exhibits look into Native American strife and transition
http://www.argusleader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070104/ENT01/701040311/1041/ENTERTAINMENT


Ford's presidency found room for Indian country
http://www.kumeyaay.com/news/news_detail.html?id=4352

Cabazon Indian leader who pursued gaming rights dies
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nativecaliforniaindians/message/6011

Chief executive of Rincon tribal panel is replaced
http://www.rlnn.com/ArtDec06/ChefExecRinconTribalPanelReplaced.html

Human and Civil Rights Activists to Descend on State Capitol
http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=139989297&blogID=208154596


Indians lose state Supreme Court ruling
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-indian22dec22,0,2691491.story?coll=la-home-local


California strikes again at tribal sovereignty
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nativecaliforniaindians/message/5998

Aggreived Indians to Rally at Tribal Leaders Forum in San Diego
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nativecaliforniaindians/message/5990

Appellants dis-enrolled for speaking out
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nativecaliforniaindians/message/5980

Navajos work to preserve language handed down by 'Holy People'
http://www.freenewmexican.com/news/53888.html

Indian reservation becomes another Hollywood movie set
http://www.kumeyaay.com/news/news_detail.html?id=4337

Longfish artwork tours with grant help
http://www.missoulian.com/articles/2007/01/06/news/local/news06.txt

Enoch Kelly Haney sculpture delivered to Seminole State College
http://www.nativetimes.com/index.asp?action=displayarticle&article_id=8493


Mel Gibson's sacrifice of the Maya
http://www.indiancountry.com/content.cfm?id=1096414318

Area comic book writer explores crime, corruption on the reservation
http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2007/jan/05/scalped/?living

Paugussetts appeal land claims ruling
http://www.nhregister.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=17672997&BRD=1281&PAG=461&dept_id=31007&rfi=6


Hopi recommended for US Attorney post
http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0104USAttorneypick04-ON.html

Narragansetts to be re-arraigned in smoke shop case
http://www.indiancountry.com/content.cfm?id=1096414316

Anti-mascot movement made headway in 2006
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16442683/

The Shinnecock Speak Out On Legal Battles
http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=17675468&BRD=1776&PAG=461&dept_id=6365&rfi=6


The Little Tribe that Could: Thlopthlocco Tribal Town sees bright future
ahead
http://www.nativetimes.com/index.asp?action=displayarticle&article_id=8502


Western Shoshone keep fighting for 1863 treaty property rights
http://www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/nevada/2007/jan/06/010610487.html


JWV Supports Native American Veterans Cemetery Act
http://www.jwv.org/communication/jwvdetail.cfm?ID=190

Lawmaker apologizes for comments
http://www.billingsgazette.net/articles/2007/01/06/news/state/35-maker.txt


Sachem Fund Deal Approved By Norwich, Tribal Officials
http://www.theday.com/re.aspx?re=86fbaa47-7c44-41a7-8514-53957aa44cd1

US Attorney: Critic hides contempt for tribes
http://64.62.196.98/News/2007/017487.asp

Longtime Oglala Sioux Tribe council member Marlin Westin dies at 45
http://www.rapidcityjournal.com/articles/2007/01/02/news/local/news03.txt


Local Cherokee Tribe Meeting Announced
http://community.emeraldcoast.com/navarre/news/article.showarticle.db.php?a=6710


Navajo council established Code Talkers Day, holiday
http://kobtv.com/index.cfm?viewer=storyviewer&id=29543&cat=NMTOPSTORIES

Painted 'A' imperils Indian rock art
http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/0106redpaint0106.html


Judge agrees to delay for suspect in AIM slaying
http://www.rapidcityjournal.com/articles/2007/01/06/news/state/news01.txt


Westminster students visit Navajo nation
http://origin.sltrib.com/slc/ci_4958110

Kenai fifth-graders perform Native songs from across continent
http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/kenai/story/8540358p-8433438c.html

Tribal colleges offer specialized education
http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2006/12/01/tribalcolleges/

Precious clay: Potter on the Pamunkey River
http://www.timesdispatch.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=RTD%2FMGArticle%2FRTD_BasicArticle&%09s=1045855936372&c=MGArticle&cid=1149192478323&path=!flair!ae


National park could see growth
http://daily-times.com/news/ci_4961370

Navajo on the war path over gay rights charter
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/01/07/navajo07.xml


Football-mad Begay has no reservation about starting anew
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,378-2528342,00.html

Cannibalism asserted
http://www.vagazette.com/news/va-news2_010607jan06,0,6003683.story?coll=va-news


Apologies sought for slavery and Indian treatment
http://www.starexponent.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=CSE/MGArticle/CSE_MGArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1149192488048


Gourds, bells, drum beats ring in 2007
http://navajotimes.com/entertainment/010407-gourds.php

Repatriation hearings resume over cultural artifacts
http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070105/NEWS23/701050355/1173/NEWS


Acoma Sky City named National Trust Historic Site
http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/54707.html

A language revisited: Indians and scholars hope to revive the words that
once dominated coastal Virginia
http://www.dailypress.com/features/lifestyle/dp-14097sy0jan04,1,3148117.story?coll=dp-features-thurslife&ctrack=1&cset=true


America's forgotten war: Smithsonian exhibition on the French and Indian
conflict fills out a chapter of U.S. history.
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-indian5jan05,1,6965375.story?ctrack=1&cset=true


The Trouble with Face-Painting
http://www.bluecorncomics.com/facepnt.htm

Return to sacred land: Injured soldier reunited with local family
http://navajotimes.com/news/010407-soldier.php

Thanks for the millions, Puyallups
http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/story/6307725p-5500099c.html

California's biggest tribe draws losing hand on Indian gambling
http://www.fresnobee.com/384/story/21611.html

How much Indian are you really? Check your earwax.
http://www.kumeyaay.com/news/news_detail.html?id=4339

Arthur Welmas, 77; leader of Cabazon Band of Mission Indians won high
court ruling that paved way for tribal gaming
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/politics/scotus/la-me-welmas28dec28,1,7296719.story?coll=la-news-politics-supreme_court


Native Americans' giving sets high standard for all
http://www.statesmanjournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061228/BLOGS13/61226029/1046/OPINION


Steadfast sovereignty; Longtime Washoe chairman reflects on tribe's
return to power through culture, enterprise
http://www.indiancountry.com/content.cfm?id=1096414198

The struggle deepens for the Lacandon Selva; Is an ethnic war coming to
the Zapatistas' jungle stronghold?
http://www.indiancountry.com/content.cfm?id=1096414194

Reclaiming their past; In books, Kumeyaay community recounts its own
history for the first time
http://www.kumeyaay.com/news/news_detail.html?id=4304

Black market for eagle feathers opens up
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06356/748287-113.stm

Edge of the Rez: A Stranger Among the Hopi
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6662251&ft=1&f=1003

Spectacular Scenery Abounds on Tribal Lands
http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/778671/spectacular_scenery_abounds_on_tribal_lands/index.html?source=r_science


Lessons in destruction from America's ancient cultures
http://www1.pressdemocrat.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061225/NEWS/612250345


Meanwhile: A past that makes us squirm
http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/01/02/opinion/edchilds.php

Despite fires, Four Corners park holding its own as its next 100 years
begins
http://www.gjsentinel.com/news/content/news/stories/2006/12/29/12_29_Parks_Mesa_Verde_Mainbar_.html?cxtype=rss&cxsvc=7&cxcat=7


A congressional bill introduced by Arizona Rep. Rick Renzi proposes to
add 257 acres to the grounds of the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=17664624&BRD=1817&PAG=461&dept_id=222071&rfi=6


Indian artifacts are lost as forests are logged, critics say, because
safeguards are inadequate
http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/101202.html

300 reasons not to forget lessons of Wounded Knee
http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/news/opinion/16327303.htm

New Oglala Sioux tribal council takes oath of office
http://www.indiancountry.com/content.cfm?id=1096414141

Tribes file trust funds mismanagement lawsuit
http://nappaw.tribe.net/thread/15f8ece6-5050-465c-ac70-93e374db4df5

Youthful reservations have great potential
http://www.greatfallstribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061221/NEWS01/612210303/1002


Indian foster kids can't attend brother's funeral
http://www.spokesmanreview.com/local/story.asp?ID=165243

Questions on Hohokam site stall Continental Ranch plan
http://www.azstarnet.com/allheadlines/160225

Prehistoric S. Texas comes alive on Web
http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/metro/stories/MYSA121806.01B.texas_beyond_history.2f8e541.html


Native Cooking
http://www.indiancountry.com/content.cfm?id=1096414265

Bandelier National Monument preserves the Pueblos' traditions
http://www.mysanantonio.com/salife/stories/MYSA121706.1Q.bandelier.1566e9a.html


Experience Enduring Native American Cultures at the Southwest Museum of
the American Indian
http://www.nativetimes.com/index.asp?action=displayarticle&article_id=8452


The factionalism stereotype
http://www.indiancountry.com/content.cfm?surveyaction=yes&id=1096414317

Tribes file class action trust accounting lawsuit
http://www.indianz.com/News/2007/017502.asp

Judge Rules Slave Descendants Can Sue Cherokee Nation
http://www.indianz.com/News/2006/017461.asp

Two sites that claim to contain Sitting Bull's remains to be remodeled
http://www.grandforksherald.com/articles/index.cfm?id=22803&forumcomm_check_return&freebie_check&CFID=14047741&CFTOKEN=31949421&jsessionid=8830329866ae35795c18


My photos of the burial sites: http://americanindian.net/2003u.html

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Humor & Other Things:
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I got this from Ed Clark:

YOU KNOW YOU ARE LIVING IN 2006 when...

1. You accidentally enter your password on the microwave.

2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.

3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of three.

4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.

5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family
is that they don't have e-mail addresses.

6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to
see if anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries.

7. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom
of the screen.

8. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't
have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a
cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it.

10. You get up in the morning and go on line before getting
your coffee.

11. You start tilti! ng your head sideways to smile.   : )

12. You're reading this and nodding and laughing.

13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to
forward this message.

14. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.

15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn't
a #9 on this list.

AND! NOW U R LAUGHING at yourself.

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More from Ed:

Quotes from Bob Hope - May 29, 1903 - July 27, 2003:

HOPE THIS WILL PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE AND IN YOUR HEART.
Nice tribute to a man who DID make a difference:

ON TURNING 70 "You still chase women, but only downhill".

ON TURNING 80 "That's the time of your life when even your
birthday suit needs pressing."

ON TURNING 90 "You know you're getting old when the candles
cost more than the cake."

ON TURNING 100 " I don't feel old. In fact I don't feel
anything until noon. Then it's time for my nap."

ON GIVING UP HIS EARLY CAREER, BOXING   "I ruined my hands
in the ring ... the referee kept stepping on them."

ON SAILORS "They spend the first six days of each week sowing
their wild oats, then they go to church on Sunday and pray
for crop failure."

ON NEVER WINNING AN OSCAR " Welcome to the Academy Awards or,
as it's called at my home, 'Passover'."

ON GOLF "Golf is my profession. Show business is just to pay
the green fees"

ON PRESIDENTS   " I have performed for 12 presidents and
entertained only six."

ON WHY HE CHOSE SHO WBIZ FOR HIS CAREER   " When I was born,
the doctor said to my mother, 'Congratulations.You have an
eight-pound ham'."

ON RECEIVING THE CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL    "I feel very
humble, but I think I have the strength of character to fight
it."

ON HIS FAMILY'S EARLY POVERTY "Four of us slept in the one
bed. When it got cold, mother threw on another brother."

ON HIS SIX BROTHERS "That's how I learned to dance. Waiting
for the bathroom."

ON HIS EARLY FAILURES " I would not have had anything to eat
if it wasn't for the stuff the audience threw at me."

ON GOING TO HEAVEN "I've done benefits for ALL religions.
I'd hate to blow the hereafter on a technicality."

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My mother sent me this:

20 Tips for a Powerful New Year
Right-click here to download pictures. To help protect your
privacy, Outlook prevented automatic download of this picture
from the Internet.

1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk,
smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.
2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Buy a lock
if you have to.
3. Buy a TIVO, tape your late night shows and get more sleep.
4. When you wake up in the morning complete the following
statement: My purpose is to___________ today.
5. Live with the 3 E's. Energy, Enthusiasm, Empathy.
6. Watch more movies, play more games and read more books than
you did in 2006.
7. Make time to practice meditation, yoga, tai chi, qigong and
prayer. They provide us with daily fuel for our busy lives.
8. Spend more time with people over the age of 70 and under
the age of 6.
9. Dream more while you are awake.
10. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less
foods that are manufactured in plants.
11. Drink green tea & plenty of water and eat blueberries, wild Alaskan
salmon, broccoli, almonds & walnuts.
12. Try to make at least 3 people smile each day.
13. Clear your clutter from your house, your car, your desk
and let new and flowing energy into your life.
14. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy
vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things
you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the
positive present moment.
15. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn.
Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and
fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will
last a lifetime.
16. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner
like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.
17. Smile and laugh more. It will keep the energy vampires away.
18. Each night before you go to bed complete the following
statements:
I am thankful for __________.
Today I accomplished____________.
19. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.
20. Enjoy the ride. Remember that this is not Disney World and
you certainly don’t want a fast pass. You only have one ride
through life so make the most of it and enjoy the ride.

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Deb Hill sent me this:

An Indian Christmas Day Prayer
by Larry Kibby

Great Spirit Grandfather,
I send these words to you,
To Father Sun,
Grandmother Moon,
To all of my relations,
To Mother Earth,
And to the Four Winds
The Sacred Seasons of Life.

Grandfather,
Today you gave
The breath of Life
To an Indian Child,
In a most Sacred Way.

Grandfather,
This Indian Child
Will walk amongst
His people,
With his head held high,
With dignity and pride,
In a most Sacred Way.

Grandfather,
This Indian Child
Will stand before
His people,
With honor
And respect,
In a most Sacred Way.

Grandfather,
This Indian Child
Will be strong
With wisdom, knowledge
And understanding,
That will come from
The heart, soul and mind,
In a most Sacred Way.

Grandfather,
This Indian Child
Will come before
A humble Nation of people,
And like his relations
The Eagle and the Buffalo
Will be their strength
In a most Sacred Way.

Grandfather,
This Indian Child
You gave to us in a sacred way,
And with his eyes
He will see all that is good,
And with his ears,
He will hear all that is good,
And the words he will speak
Will be strong and powerful,
In a most Sacred Way.

Grandfather,
This Indian Child
That you have brought before us,
Your Native American Indian people,
Will be like his Ancestor's
That have gone before him
On their journey,
Will always travel
Within the Sacred Circle of Life
In a most Sacred Way.

Grandfather,
This Indian Child
Will use
His Eagle Feathers,
His Sacred Pipe,
His Sacred Cedar,
His Sacred Sage,
His Sacred Sweetgrass,
His Drums and Songs
In his Sacred Sun Dance,
In his Sacred Sweat Lodge,
In his Sacred Ceremonies,
In a most Sacred Way.

Grandfather,
This Indian Child will be strong within,
His tradition, culture
And religion,
An intricate heritage,
In a most Sacred Way.

Grandfather,
Thank you for each breath of life
That you have given to our New Born,
For tomorrow,
Another Indian Child
Will be born the "Indian Way."

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Here are some random historical events:

January 1, 1877: Colonel Nelson "Bear Coat" Miles, and his
forces from Fort Keogh (near modern Miles City, in eastern
Montana), are moving up the Tongue River in search of Crazy
Horse, and his followers. They have their first skirmish with
Indians. According to army reports, there are 600 lodges on
the Tongue River, which are abandoned as Miles moves through
the area.

January 2, 1848: Peter Skene Ogden arranges for the release of captives
during the Cayuse attack on the Whitman Mission.

January 3, 1895: On November 25, 1894, a group of nineteen
Hopi "hostiles" were placed under arrest by the army for
interfering with "friendly" Hopi Indian activities on their
Arizona reservation. The nineteen prisoners are held in Alcatraz prison
in California from January 3, 1895 to August 7, 1895.

January 4, 605: Palenque Maya Lord Ac - Kan ascends the throne according
to the museum at Palenque
Photo at: http://americanindian.net/mayae.html

January 5, 1806: Sacajawea tells Lewis and Clark she wants to
see a dead whale which has washed up on the beach in Oregon.

January 6, 1706: The Spanish are trying to improve relations
with the Pueblos of modern New Mexico. Governor Francisco
Cuervo y Valdez and "Protector General for the Indians"
Captain Alfonso Rael de Aguilar meet with leaders of all the
nearby tribes. Among the Indians is Don Domingo Romero Yuguaque.
Yuguaque is Governor of the Tesuque Pueblo.

January 7, 1781: The Mission San Pedro Y San Pablo De Bicuner
is established, in modern Imperial County, California, where
the Anza Trail crosses the Colorado River. This is on land
claimed by the Quechan (Yuma) Indians.

January 8, 1700: Pierre le Moyne, Sieur d'Iberville,
establishes a fort and trading post on the Mississippi River
a few dozen miles south of present day New Orleans. It is his
hope to establish friendly relations with the lower Mississippi
valley Indians to keep them from allying with the English or
the Spanish.

January 9, 1790: Spanish and Indian forces under Commanding
General Juan de Ugalde attack a group of 300 Lipan, Lipiyan,
and Mescalero Apaches at what they called the Arroyo de la
Soledad. The Spanish soundly defeat the Apache. The Spaniards
name the battlegrounds the "Cañón de Ugalde" in honor of
their commander. Modern Uvalde, Texas gets its name from
this spot.

January 10, 1839: John Benge, and 1,103 other Cherokees
arrive in the Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma). They
started their trek with 1,200.

January 11, 1851: As a part of the "Mariposa Indian Wars" in California,
Sheriff James Burney leads a force of settlers
against the local Indians. The battle is a draw.

January 12, 1880: Major Albert Morrow, and elements of the
Ninth Cavalry "buffalo soldiers," find, and attack Victorio,
and his Warm Springs Apaches, near the source of the Puerco
River, in southern New Mexico. The fighting lasts for about
four hours, until sunset, when the Indians escape. One soldier
is killed, and one scout is wounded.

January 13, 1729: Measels are spreading through "New Spain."
It has struck the Pima workers at the mission San Ignacio de
Caburica. The priest, Father Campos, baptizes twenty-two Pimas
"in periculo mortis" because they are so close to death. This
epidemic kills many Indians.

January 14, 1971: An election which adopted of a Constitution
and Bylaws for the Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana is ratified
by the Assistant Secretary of the Interior, Harrison Loesch.
The election is held on November 7, 1970.

January 15, 1832: The Chickasaw meet at their council house
to discuss the removal proposal of President Jackson. They
decide to approve the removal, but they will not cooperate
with any efforts to have them share lands with the Choctaws.

January 16, 1805: The Mandans parlay with the Minnetarrees
according to Lewis and Clark.

January 17, 1800: Congress passes "An Act for the Preservation
of Peace with the Indian Tribes." One of its provisions was:
"That if any citizen or other person residing within the
United States, or the territory thereof, shall send any talk,
speech, message or letter to any Indian nation, tribe, or
chief, with an intent to produce a contravention or infraction
of any treaty or other law of the United States, or to disturb
the peace and tranquillity of the United States, he shall
forfeit a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars, and be
imprisoned not exceeding two years."

January 18, 1870: From a marker in the Fort Buford (North
Dakota) cemetery: "He That Kills His Enemies - Indian Scout-
January 18, 1870 - Died of Wounds ... in a quarrel with a
fellow scout on the 5th inst. received a penetrating (arrow)
wound of the pelvis and abdomen. ... Death occurred January
18, 1870. An autopsy could not be obtained owing to the
feelings of the relatives."

My photos of the area: http://americanindian.net/2003u.html


January 19, 1777: A group of Oneida chiefs meet with Colonel
Elmore at Fort Schuyler. They want the army to tell the
Mohawks that the great council fire of the Onondagas as been
extinguished.

January 20, 1830: Red Jacket (Sagoyewatha) is a Seneca Chief
born around 1779. While he is often called a coward in war,
he is respected as a great speaker, and for his refusal to
adopt white ways. Following the way of many before him, he
eventually becomes an alcoholic. He dies today.

January 21, 1731: Natchez Indians, led by Chief Farine, have
built a fort in Louisiana near the Red River. French and
Tunica forces, led by the governor of Louisiana Etienne de
Perier, attack the fort. The fighting lasts for three days.
While the Natchez kill many of the allied forces, they are
at a disadvantage because the French have a cannon. After
three days of fighting, the Natchez promise to surrender
the next morning. Many of the Natchez escape during the night, including
Chief Farine.

January 22, 1855: The Treaty of Point Elliot (12 Stat. 927)
is signed. The Tulalip, the Kalapuya, the Swinomish, and the Snoqualnoo
Tribe of Whidbey Island, Washington are among
the signers.

January 23, 1689: Saco, in southwestern Maine is attacked
by Abenaki Indians, one in a series of attacks on the
settlement. Nine settlers are killed in the fighting.

January 24, 1835: The Mexican Governor Figueroa in Monterey, California
writes a letter to the Alcalde of San José. He
warns the local ranchers not to mount punative expeditions
against the local Indians. Some Indians have been raiding
ranches to steal the horses. One more than one occasion,
the Mexicans have killed innocent Tulare Indians in their
efforts to punish the thieves.

January 25, 1968: The United States Indian Claims Commission,
decrees that the Mescalero Apaches of New Mexico should
receive $8,500,000 for lands taken from them in the 1800s.
The Mescaleros refuse the largesse because, by law, they
cannot share the money with the Lipan, and Chiricahua Apaches.
A future ruling allows this.

January 26, 1716: Cherokee Chief Caesar has told the English
in South Carolina that he will never fight them. He also
tells the Europeans they have nothing to fear from the Creeks,
because they want peace, too. He offers to arrange for
leading Creeks to go to Charles Town to arrange a peace.
Today, sixteen Creek and Yamassee representatives arrive
at the Cherokee village of Tugaloo in northeastern Georgia.
The Creeks and the Yamassee know of the Cherokee's desire
to remain neutral, or at peace. Rather than talking about
peace, the representatives urge the Cherokees to join them
in their plan to attack the South Carolina settlements. This
so angers the Cherokees that the representatives are killed.

January 27, 1863: General Patrick Connor, and almost 300
California volunteers fight Bear Hunter's Northern Shoshone
on Bear River, north of the Idaho-Utah boundary. The
soldiers report 224 of the warriors are killed in the
fighting, including Bear Hunter. Other sources put the
number nearer to 400, including many women and children.
Connor is called "Star Chief" by the Indians. This is
called the "Battle of Bear River" by the army. Others
call it "The Bear River Massacre." Most sources says this
happens on January 29, 1863.

January 28, 1908: As listed in Executive Order Number 744,
the lands set aside for the Navajo Indians in New Mexico
conflict with the lands set aside for the Jicarilla Apaches
by Executive Order on November 11, 1907. This will be
corrected.

January 29, 1881: The Eight lodges of Iron Dog and
sixty-three of his followers surrender to Major George
Ilges' forces near the Poplar River in Montana. Thirteen
horses, and five guns are seized by the troops. The
weather remains bitterly cold.

January 30, 1838: Seminole Chief Osceola dies at Fort
Moultrie, in Charleston, South Carolina. It is believe he
has some sort of throat disease, others say malaria, other
say he dies of a broken heart.

January 31, 1833: The Mi’kmaq Waycobah First Nation reserve
of Whycocomagh #2 is established in Nova Scotia, according
to the Nova Scotia Councils.


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That's it for now.

Have a great month.

Phil Konstantin
http://americanindian.net


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Native American History For Dummies introduces readers to the thousand-year-plus history of the first inhabitants of North America and explains their influence on the European settlement of the continent. Covering the history and customs of the scores of tribes that once populated the land, this friendly guide features vivid studies of the lives of such icons as Pocahontas, Sitting Bull, and Sacagawea; discusses warfare and famous battles, offering new perspectives from both battle lines; and includes new archaeological and forensic evidence, as well as oral histories that show events from the perspective of these indigenous peoples. The authors worked in concert with Native American authorities, institutions, and historical experts to provide a wide range of insight and information.
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The Wacky World of Laws is a compilation of U.S. and International Laws that are out of the ordinary. With the U.S. churning out 500,000 new laws every year and 2 million regulations annually, this book is the ideal go-to book fro everyone who wants a good laugh at the expense of our legal system. Law so often can be boring! Now with The Wacky World of Laws, you can be the hit of any water cooler conversation, and amaze your friends with precious legal nuggets.

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