February-March 2010 Newsletter from
"This Day in North American Indian History"
by Phil Konstantin
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Phil Konstantin's Belated February 2010 Newsletter..


For many months, I have been quite pre-occupied. I apologize because I
have not been keeping up on my newsletters.

One of the things with which I have been pre-occupied was the prospect
of a new member of the family. On February 18, 2010, that prospect came
to fruition. Jazlyn Rose Jacobo was born to Sarah (my daughter) and
Vincent Jacobo. Jazlyn weighed exactly seven pounds, and measured just
under 20 inches long. Both Sarah and Jazlyn are doing well. They came
home from the hospital on the 21st.

As you may recall, Sarah (who is 28) is disabled. She has problems with
her spine, arthritis, and a few other things. So, this was no easy
pregnancy (not that any are). Sarah's best days are painful. She stopped
talking almost all of her medication so the baby could prosper. I can
only imagine how painful this experience must have been for her.
However, she has always wanted to be a mother. Sarah really worked hard
to make this happen, and to insure the baby's health. I am so proud of
her. Jazlyn is as cute as a newborn baby can be. I look forward to
spending lots of time with her.

I was there for the labor and delivery, as were Vincent and his mother
Linda. Sarah's mother died a few years ago. Who knows, she might have
been there in spirit, too.

As usual, I have photos. There are pictures of the baby, Sarah, and
Vincent (father) which you can view if you are so inclined.


One of these days, I hope to get back into the newsletter writing on a
more regular basis....

Best wishes from a very proud grandparent,

Phil Konstantin


Here are some random historical events for March:

March 1, 1793: Congress passes "An Act to Regulate Trade and Intercourse
with the Indian Tribes." It also passes "An Act Making An Appropriation
to Defray the Expense of a Treaty With the Indians Northwest of the

March 2, 1868: The Seven Bands of Ute treaty (15 stat. 619) is signed in
Washington, D. C.

March 3, 1820: The Miíkmaq Afton First Nation reserve of Pomquet - Afton
is established in Nova Scotia. The Bear River First Nation reserve of
Bear River is also established.

March 4, 1870: Louis Rielís Metis have taken over the government in the
Red River Colony. They execute Thomas Scott for "taking up arms" against
Rielís government. This execution helps to speed up an expedition
against Rielís Metis.

March 5, 1861: The Confederacy appoints Albert Pike, of Arkansas, to
negotiate treaties with the Indians in the region. He establishes the
"United Nations of the Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma)" as an
Indian confederacy to oppose the government of Abraham Lincoln.

March 6, 501: Maya King Ahkal Mo' Naab' I ascends to the throne in
Palenque, Mexico

March 7, 1524: Giovanni da Verrazano, sailing for France, anchors near
Wilmington, North Carolina, in the "Dauphine." He kidnaps a child they
encounter to bring back to Europe. Some sources report this happening on
March 1st.

March 8, 1857: Inkpaduta, and a little over a dozen Wapekutah Sioux
warriors, attack a series of settlements in northwestern Iowa along
Spirit Lake. As many as forty settlers are killed.

March 9, 1805: The Grand Chief of Minnetarees visits Lewis and Clark.

March 10, 1957: The Dalles Dam floods sacred fishing areas on the
Columbia River

I have a photo of the area on this website (last three photos on the

March 11, 1848: As a part of the Cayuse War, a fight takes place .
Captain McKay, and a force 268, are ambushed by approximately 400
Palouse. The Palouse are allied to the Cayuse.

March 12, 1798: According to Hudsonís Bay Company records, two Kootenay
Indians arrived at Edmonton House in Canada. The Indians made their way
through the Rockies during to winter to seek trade.

March 13, 1864: The first group of Navajos finish the "Long Walk" to
Fort Sumner on the Bosque Redondo Reservation, in east-central New
Mexico. During their march, thirteen of the 1,430 who started the trip
are kidnapped by Mexicans or die.

I have a few photos of the area at this website:

March 14, 1697: The last of the independent Maya tribes, called the
Itza, are finally conquered by the Spanish. The Spanish attack and
defeat the Itza at their capital city of Tayasal, Guatemala.

March 15, 1869: Colonel George Custer, and his troops discovers two
Cheyenne villages, of over 250 lodges, on Sweetwater Creek near the
Texas-Oklahoma boundary. The Cheyenne have been order to report to their
reservation. Custer captures four Chiefs. He threatens to hang the Chief
unless the Cheyenne surrender. Both of the villages decide to give up.

March 16, 1621: Samoset meets the Pilgrims.

March 17, 1853: Joel Palmer becomes superintendent of Indian Affairs in
Oregon. He guides the creation of the Oregon Indian reservations.

March 18, 1877: The "Battle of Yellow House Canyon" takes place near
modern Lubbock, Texas. It involves over 150 Quahadi Comanches led by
Black Horse, and about fifty local hunters. Black Horse had killed a
buffalo hunter who had shot and killed a large number of buffalo in the
area. Black Horse is infuriated by the slaughter of his tribeís economic
mainstay. The buffalo hunters sneak up on Black Horseís camp and attack
it in retaliation for the killing of the hunter. Some sources list this
as the last significant Indian fights in the Texas panhandle.

March 19, 1851: According to the Costan internet site, one in a series
of treaties with California Indians is signed at Camp Fremont. These
treaties purports to set aside lands for the Indians and to protect them
from angry whites. The Americans are represented by George W. Barbour,
Redick McKee and Oliver M. Wozencraft.

March 20, 1699: Continuing his exploration up the Mississippi River,
French explorer Pierre le Moyne d'Iberville visits the village of the
Houma Indians.

March 21, 1842: General Zachary Taylor estimates that by this date,
2,833 Seminoles have relocated to the Indian Territory (present day

March 22, 1622: Opechancanough is Chief of the Pamunkey Indians. They
are part of the Powhatan Confederacy. They attack the English today,
Good Friday, at Jamestown. An Indian, named Chanco, warns his
step-father, Richard Pace, of the impending attack. While the town is
warned, the outer settlements suffer the brunt of the attack. 347 of the
1,240 English are killed in the fighting. This is the first large
"massacre" by Indians in North America.

March 23, 1889: President Benjamin Harrison says part of Oklahoma will
be opened to the public.

March 24, 1617: King James I, of England, decides the Indians of
Virginia must be educated. He directs the Anglican church to collect
funds to build churches and schools.

March 25, 1839: Peter Hilderbrand, and 1,312 of his original group of
1,776 forced Cherokee emigrants arrive in the Indian Territory (present
day Oklahoma). This is the last of the major groups of arriving
Cherokees in the Indian Territory. The migration is called "the Trail of
Tears." Although figures vary according to the source, it is believed
almost 12,000 Cherokees survived the emigration. Almost 4,000 died
during the move.

March 26, 1777: Henry Hamilton is the British Lieutenant Governor of
Detroit. He receives orders to dispatch his Indian allies against
American settlers in Ohio.

March 27, 1814: East of modern Alexander City, Alabama, Andrew Jackson,
and 2000 whites, Cherokees, Choctaws and "White Stick" Creeks, discover
a fort built at the village of Tohopeka on a Horseshoe Bend in the
Tallapoosa River, by " Red Stick" Creeks. The Red Stick Creeks are
anti-white, the White Stick Creeks are pro-white. Jackson attacks the
800 to 1,000 Red Stick Creeks, led by Chief Menewa. The Creek village
and defenses covered approximately 100 acres on the peninsula made by
the bend in the river. To cross the river, Jackson's Cherokee allies,
led by Chief Junaluska, swim the river to steal Creek canoes. Jackson's
forces eventually set fire to the Red Stick Creeks' wooden barricade. In
the end, only about fifty of the Red Stick Creeks survive the battle.
Jackson's forces lose forty-nine soldiers and twenty-three warriors
killed, and 157 soldiers and forty-seven warriors wounded. Jackson's
forces capture approximately 300 women and children. The Red Stick Creek
leader William Weatherford is not at the battle. Weatherford will turn
himself in later. This defeat leads to the Treaty of Horseshoe Bend
signed on August 9, 1814, whereby the Creeks gave up twenty-three
million acres of land to the United States.

March 28, 1676: After attacking a military group near the town two days
before, King Philip's forces attack the village of Rehoboth,
Massachusetts. While most of the townspeople survive in barricaded
homes, most of the town is razed.

March 29, 1542: Hernando de Soto's expedition reaches the territory of
the Anilco Indians. As with many of his previous encounters, a battle is

March 30, 1870: Based on the Congressional Act of April 8th, 1864, and
today's Executive Order by President Grant, Round Valley Reservation is
established in Mendicino County, California. It one day houses Clear
Lake, Concow, Little Lake, Nomelaki, Pit River, Potter Valley, Redwood,
Wailaki, and Yuki Tribes, in fifty and a half square miles.

March 31, 1882: The Havasupai Reservation boundaries, in Arizona, are

End of Phil Konstantin's Belated February 2010 Newsletter..

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This Day in North American Indian History
This Day in North American Indian History is a one-of-a-kind, vastly entertaining and informative book covering over 5000 years of North American Indian history, culture, and lore. Wide-ranging, it covers over 4,000 important events involving the native peoples of North America in a unique day-by-day format.

The thousands of entries in This Day in North American Indian History weave a compelling and comprehensive mosaic of North American Indian history spanning more than five millennia-every entry an exciting opening into the fascinating but little- known history of American Indians.

Over 100 photographs and illustrations - This book has 480 pages, weighs 2.2 pounds and is 8" by 9.5" in size. The Dates, Names and "Moons" section of these pages are based on the book.

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This is the cover to my 4th book. Click here to got more info, or to order a copy or to get more info."

Native American History For Dummies

I wrote six of the twenty-four chapters in this book. I am credited with being the technical editor. Book Description:
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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Treaties With American Indians I wrote an article and several appendix items for this book.
Clips from a review on Amazon.com: *Starred Review* In the 93 years from 1778 until 1871, there were more than 400 treaties negotiated by Indian agents and government officials. Editor Fixico and more than 150 contributors have crafted a three volume comprehensive tool that will soon become essential for anyone interested in the topic. A resource section with lists of ?Alternate Tribal Names and Spellings,? ?Tribal Name Meanings,? (<---- I wrote this part) Treaties by Tribe,? and ?Common Treaty Names? and a bibliography and comprehensive index are repeated in each volume. This impressive set has a place in any academic library that supports a Native American studies or American history curriculum. It is the most comprehensive source of information on Canadian-Indian treaties and U.S.-Indian treaties. Also available as an e-book.

"The Wacky World of Laws"
It was just released in May 2009.
The Wacky World of Laws. Click on the cover to order a copy or to get more info.

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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