June 2009 Newsletter from
"This Day in North American Indian History"
by Phil Konstantin
Copyright Phil Konstantin (1996-2010)

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Here is the link to my latest book:

"The Wacky World of Laws"


The Wacky World of Laws is a compilation of U.S. and international and
laws and court cases that are decidedly out of the ordinary.

Did you know that in Boise, Idaho fishing from a camel or giraffes back
is illegal, that in Malibu, California laughing out loud in a movie
theater could be considered disturbing the peace, and in Massachusetts
tomatoes are not allowed in clam chowder? These are among the many
laughable laws and wacky court cases detailed in this humorous new book
written by Phil Konstantin and Jeff Isaac, AKA The Lawyer in Blue

With the current legal landscape dominated by a glut of hard and
downright depressing news, Americans are sorely in need of a quick
chuckle on the softer side of the law, notes author Jeff Isaac. With
the United States churning out upwards of 500,000 new laws each year and
2 million regulations annually, this book is written for those who want
a good laugh at the expense of the legal system and who relish being the
hit of water cooler conversation.


      In Portland, Oregon people may not whistle underwater
      In Nebraska, if a child burps during church, his parent may be
      In Norco, California it is not permissible to carry a fish into a
      In Wyoming you may not take a picture of a rabbit from January to
April without an official permit
      In Los Angeles, California it's illegal for a man to beat his wife
with a strap wider than 2 inches without her consent
      In Nebraska doughnut holes may not be sold
      In Texas, when two trains meet each other at a railroad crossing
each shall come to a full stop, and neither shall proceed until the
other has gone
      In West Virginia no children may attend school with their breath
smelling of "wild onions"
      In California it is forbidden to spit on the ground within 5 feet
of another person
      In New Jersey it is illegal to slurp soup
      In Los Angeles it is against the law to complain through the mail
that a hotel has cockroaches, even if it is true
      In Ventura, California it is illegal to make "ugly faces" at dogs
that are found "freely roaming the community"
      In Oregon drivers must yield to pedestrians who are standing on
the sidewalk

Phil Konstantin
Phil Konstantin's June 2009 Newsletter


As usual, I am running late with this newsletter. I've been busy with a
bunch of projects and family matters.

Thanks to those of you who have asked about, and got a copy of my latest
book. Someone asked my why my name is not listed on the Amazon website.
MY writing partner (Jeff Isaac) is the senior partner in this effort.
While I wrote almost all of the book, he is the money behind the
operation. He also has more national exposure. So, he is listed first.
Amazon only listed his name. It is no big deal. If you look at the book
cover, my name is still there. If you would like to order a copy, here
is the link:

"The Wacky World of Laws"




"Link Of The Month" for June:


The SAIGE (The Society of American Indian Government Employees) mission
is to promote the recruitment, retention, development and advancement of
American Indian and Alaska Native government employees, and work to
ensure their equal treatment under the law; to educate federal agencies
in the history and obligations of the Federal Indian Trust
Responsibility and to assist them in its implementation; to assist
government agencies in the development and delivery of initiatives and
programs which honor the unique Federal-Tribal relationship; and to
provide a national forum for issues and topics affecting American Indian
and Alaska Native government employees.


"Treaty Of The Month" for June:


June 3, 1825. | 7 Stat., 244. | Proclamation, Dec. 30, 1825.

SOme of the otems covered:

Cession by the Kansas.
Reservation for the use of the Kansas.
Payment to them for their cession.
Cattle, hogs, etc., to be furnished by United States.
Land to be sold for support of schools.
Reservations for the use of half-breeds.
Agreement entered into by the United States for certain purposes.
Merchandise to amount of $2,000 to be delivered at the Kansas river.
Punishment of offenses.
Chiefs to exert themselves to recover stolen property, etc.
United States to enjoy the right of navigating the water courses, etc.

See a copy here:



Update on the Miwok Rez Stand Off
by indigenous solidarity
Saturday Jun 20th, 2009 10:01 PM

An URGENT request for assistance has been issued by Silvia Burley,
Chairperson of the California Valley Miwok Tribe (CVMT). The Tribal
community has lost their land to foreclosure and an eviction notice was
issued for their removal. The eviction was scheduled to take place
yesterday, June 17, 2009.

Update on the situation Miwok Rez Stand Off
posted to blogs.myspace. com/savethesacre dsites on Wed Jun 17

Hey. I just spoke to Silvia Burley a few minutes ago. Everybody's safe
at the moment, but the situation is still very much uncertain. She said
they barricaded themselves in the tribal office, placing file cabinets
against the doors and anything else they could use to secure the

They're now waiting to hear from lawyers to get a TRO (temporary
restraining order), but it's unclear if it's going to happen. They do
not appear to have any dedicated legal support.

And the BIA is refusing to speak with her.... She said they literally
hung up on her after saying "she waited too long" even though she's been
doing everything in her power for the past five years to have this
situation addressed (see below). They've consistently brushed her and
her people off since day one.

At this point, she said they have nowhere to go if the eviction is
carried out - and that they are doing what they can to defend their
Sovereignty and their Rights as a Federally Recognized Tribe.

*Background video:*

Part 1: http://www.youtube. com/watch? v=o5PAPa5oOZA

Part 2: http://www.youtube. com/watch? v=HMa5JbGTLvU

If you can help, please do not hesitate calling Silvia Burley,
Chairperson of the California Valley Miwok Tribal Council, at 209 931

We need immediate assistance, this is the outcome from the
Superintendent. ... at the Central California Agency/BIA, located in
Sacramento Calif. continued efforts to illegally interfere into our
Tribal Governmental Affairs (and the effects of our rightful Tribal
members pleas for assistance, being ignored by the Bureau). We are a
federally recognized Tribe, listed in the Federal Register and in the
Dept. of the Interior/Bureau of Indian Affairs, Tribal Leaders
Directory, Winter 2009.

Because our pleas for help have been constantly ignored, we now have
lost our only piece of tribal property to foreclosure and will be
removed by force on June 17th, 2009 (Elders and children included). We
are asking for your assistance.. ...

Silvia Burley

California Valley Miwok Tribe
http://www.californ iavalleymiwoktri be-nsn.gov
Tribal Office 209.931.4567 or 209.487.9519
http://www.californ iavalleymiwoktri be-nsn.gov

The author works as a school counselor and mental health counselor in
Gallup New Mexico.
http://www.opednews .com/populum/ diarypage. php?did=13549


Interesting websites:

What’s in an American Name?

New magazine:


In case you did not know, I used to run computers in MIssion Control at
NASA during the last two moon landings. I am still a big space
enthusiast. Here is a chance to participate in a space mission:

send Your Name to Mars Aboard Mars Science Laboratory

Date Released: Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA invites you to submit your name to be included on a microchip that
will be sent to Mars as part of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission,
scheduled to launch in 2011. Mars Science Laboratory is a rover that
will assess whether Mars ever was, or still is, an environment able to
support microbial life.

The "Send Your Name to Mars" Web page enables anyone to take part in the
mission by sending his or her name to the Red Planet. Participants can
print a certificate of participation and view a map showing where other
contributors are from.

To submit names, visit

To learn more about the Mars Science Laboratory mission, visit

More at:



Notices & Events:

From Gary:

For those of you who have not heard, New Echota Historic Site and the
Chief Vann House and possibly other state sites have been hit hard by
budget cuts! That is putting it mildly. They will be open only 3 days a
week, will not be able to give school tours and the staff at these sites
has been gutted.

I have written an email to Gov. Perdue which I copied for you below -
feel free to use it as a guideline.

This is the site to go to to send an email to Gov. Perdue:


If you would rather send a snail mail, here is the address, also the
telephone # and fax #:

The Office of the Governor
State of Georgia
203 State Capitol
Atlanta, Georgia 30334




- 7th Annual Leupp Kiln Conference to be held September 5th - 7th near
Snowflake, AZ: The Leupp Kiln Conference, which began in Old Leupp,
Arizona in 2003, is an informal gathering of archaeologists, potters and
other interested folks with an interest in ancient and modern ceramic
technology in the Southwest. The primary sponsor of the event is the
Institute for Archaeological Ceramic Research. This year's conference
will be hosted by Jo Ann and Bill Weldon at their property 11 miles east
of Snowflake, Arizona, on Labor Day weekend, September 5th - 7th.


Inter-Tribal Powwow
October 24 – 25, 2009

Mt. Airy Volunteer Firemen’s Grounds
1008 Twin Arch Road, Mt. Airy, MD
(Corner of RT-27 & Twin Arch Rd)

A benefit to raise winter clothing, food and supplies for native tribes
and communities in ND, SD,OK, & AZ with a special focus on elders and

Entry Donation $5
Children under 12 free

Gates Open 10:00 a.m.
Grand Entry at Noon

MC: Clayton Old Elk
Head Male Dancer: Keith Anderson
Head Female Dancer: Phyllis Campbell
Arena Director: Clark Stewart
Color Guard: VEVITA
Northern Host Drum: Red Earth Singers
Southern Host Drum: Black Bear Singers

EVENING CONCERT – Sunday, Oct 25th 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Guest Performers: Shelley Morningsong and Jeff Ball

MC: Jay Winter Nightwolf, Originator & Host
"The American Indian's Truth - the Most Dangerous Show on Radio"
WPFW 89.3 FM - Pacifica Radio

Sound By: Little House Studios

Host Hotel: Frederick Travelodge 1-800-578-7878 (200 E. Walser Dr.
Frederick, MD)



If you missed the live broadcast that included Dr. Den Ouden’s and my
presentation at the Native American and Indigenous Studies Assoc.
conference, well that’s the link to the archived radio show at

Indigenous Politics: From Native New England and Beyond

Radio program produced at WESU, Middletown, CT, and syndicated on these
Pacifica-affiliate stations: WNJR, in Washington, PA; WBCR-lp in Great
Barrington, MA; WORT in Madison, WI; and WETX-LP, which broadcasts
throughout the Tri-Cities region of East Tennessee, southwest Virginia,
and northwest North Carolina


"American Indian Society of Washington DC" 
Add sender to Contacts
Indian_News_from_AISDC @ topica.com
Subject: Did you lose a fan & Fan Box In Okla???

Greetings, Our Region 2 Migratory Bird Permit Office, here in
Albuquerque, was transferred a feather fan that was found along side a
highway within Oklahoma. I do not have a lot of details as to the
exact location, who found it, etc., but I am awaiting more information
that I will forward on. For the time being I am in possession of this
feather fan and will keep it locked up, until hopefully the rightful
owner can be located. Why it was found along side a highway, I have
no idea, however I wanted to get this message out to as many people as
possible, being that someone may have also been passing through the
State of OK and somehow lost this fan. In an effort to find the
rightful owner I am not yet going to provide a photo, nor a
description, let alone the type of feathers that were used to make
this fan. All I will say though is that it was found inside a
multicolored protective case and the fan has a unique hand-made
handle, with is wrapped in a multicolored cover. If someone can
identify, in detail, the type of feathers used, the case color, and
overall description of the fan (ex. the handle), I will work with them
in an effort to return the fan. For more information, please contact
me directly. Otherwise, please forward this e-mail on to anyone it
might concern.

Thank you, Joe Early, Native American Liaison U.S. Fish & Wildlife
Service External Affairs - SW Region P.O. Box 1306 500 Gold Ave., SW,
Rm.#8504 Albuquerque, NM 87102 (505) 248-6602 FAX   248-6915


Indianapolis's mayor has declared August 29, 2009, as the city's first
Native American Heritage Day. Organizers are inviting Drums, Vendors,
and Dancers to attend. If you, or anyone you know, is interested in
attending, please contact:

Charmayne 'Charli' Champion-Shaw MA
President, Indiana Native American Scholars Higher Education Network
Vice-President, IUPUI Native American Faculty & Staff Council
Adj. Professor, IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, Communication
425 University Blvd. CA309
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 278-8335 - Office
championshaw @ yahoo.com


National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers to Offer
Artifact Conservation Workshop, July 12-17: Caring for the art, culture
and archaeological materials of our past and present is not as simple as
putting materials on a shelf in a secure room. Aging is the result of
nine agents of deterioration acting on all materials to make them fall
apart. Caretakers can reduce and eliminate aging by understanding how
each of these agents operates and how to stop them. Students will have
hands on experience with museum monitoring equipment and techniques.
Students will then examine specific materials - buckskin, beadwork,
rawhide, basketry, ceramics, stone and metal are some - and learn about
how they are affected by the agents and how damage can be mitigated. Lab
time includes practice in examination and cleaning. Students learn how
to determine what can be done by them and what requires a professional
conservator. Class lectures will be supplemented with lots of lab and
hands-on opportunities.


Ramp It Up: Skateboard Culture in Native America

Ramp It Up VideoJune 12-September 13, 2009
NMAI on the National Mall
Washington, DC
Free and open to the public

Ramp it Up celebrates the vibrancy, creativity, and controversy of
American Indian skate culture. Skateboarding combines demanding physical
exertion with design, graphic art, filmmaking, and music to produce a
unique and dynamic culture.

One of the most popular sports on Indian reservations, skateboarding has
inspired American Indian and Native Hawaiian communities to host
skateboard competitions and build skate parks to encourage their youth.
Native entrepreneurs own skateboard companies and sponsor
community-based skate teams. Native artists and filmmakers, inspired by
their skating experiences, credit the sport with teaching them a
successful work ethic.

The exhibition features rare and archival photographs and film of Native
skaters as well as skatedecks from Native companies and contemporary


Online News Articles:

Navajo National Monument opens door to past

Homol'ovi helps tell story of Hopi migration

Video: Homolovi State Park

Photo Gallery: 11th Annual Gathering of the Pai

Supreme Court steers clear of Flagstaff ski resort dispute

EchoHawk says Cherokee Nation and UKB equal

Tribes must consider issues claiming water rights

Delaware voters approve constitution and bylaws

Remember the Removal Riders Will Retrace Ancestors’ Footsteps through

Urgent Call For Artifacts As Cherokee National Supreme Court Building
Nears Completion On Phase One Of Restoration

CU museum puts rare Navajo textiles on display

Battle continues over mascots

Churchill aiming to be back at CU for fall semester

Brown: Churchill's return to CU would be a 'travesty'

Among 4-year-olds, 1 in 5 obese, study finds

New 'Molecular Clock' Aids Dating Of Human Migration History

Domestication Of Chile Pepper Provides Insights Into Crop Origin And

Maya Intensively Cultivated Manioc 1,400 Years Ago

KCET and PBS doing a story on Illegal Pechanga Disenrollments

Tribe from New Mexico Now One Step Closer to Formal Federal Recognition

Jornada Mogollon artifacts found at White Sands

US seeks to stop Geronimo lawsuit

Mexico-Google deal to boost tourism

Archaeology Southwest Covers Recent Findings on the Early Agricultural
Period: The most recent issue of the Center for Desert Archaeology's
quarterly magazine, Archaeology Southwest, is devoted to "The Latest
Research on the Earliest Farmers." It was guest edited by Sarah A. Herr
of Desert Archaeology, Inc., and it summarizes presentations made in
August 2008 at an Early Agriculture Advanced seminar held at the Colton
House at the Museum of Northern Arizona in conjunction with the Pecos
Conference. For an online preview, follow the link below.. Copies of
this 20-page, full color issue that initiates the second decade of
Archaeology Southwest can be purchased for $3.00 from the Center for
Desert Archaeology. There are two, online supplemental articles that
have been posted recently on the Center website. The first is a
commentary on these published articles written by Zuni traditional
farmer Jim Enote, titled "Indigenous Views of Research on Traditional
Farming" (http://www.cdarc.org/pdf/09-01_enote.pdf). The second article
is a brief discussion and a series of distribution maps compiled by
Desert Archaeology, Inc. flaked stone analyst R. Jane Sliva titled
"Common Middle Archaic and Early Agricultural Period Points in Southern
Arizona" (http://www.cdarc.org/pdf/09-01_sliva.pdf). These supplements
are valuable additions to this issue of Archaeology Southwest and are
free downloads.

Video: Katsina Iconography from the Arizona State Museum

Natives relied on mesquite

Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History Publishes 3D
Models of Teotihuacan

Monument preserves ruins of native village

Navajo Tribal Leaders Express Dismay Over Supreme Court Decision on San
Francisco Peaks

National Park Service Exploring the Concept of Commemorating the Navajo
Long Walk

The Strange Saga of Geronimo's Skull

NM panel votes to protect Mount Taylor

University of Florida: Epic carving on fossil bone found in Vero Beach

Vast mural will depict Chicago's Indian roots

NCAI’s Embassy of Tribal Nations in Washington, DC a Reality - NCAI to
move into new building at the end of May

Anthropologist advances 'kelp highway' theory for Coast settlement

Tribe uses native plants in spa products

Wilton tribes reach settlement agreement

Indian Child Welfare Act: Children, hope, future

Cherokee museum expanding

Facebook Rejects Native American Profiles

Peoria powwow welcomes members of several tribes

Tribes’ NAGPRA complaint against UMass moves forward

Swearing-in ceremony for IHS head Roubideaux

'Long Walk' Trail Divides Indian Tribes

Number of Native American HIV/AIDS cases rises in 2008

A voice from the Akwesasne border standoff: ‘Start listening to Mohawk

Turtle Talk: A strategy for the Supreme Court

Native Hawaiian Bill's Chances Improving

Comanche artist’s work to be exhibited at state capitol

Some scientists affirm early Native presence

Stillaguamish Tribe not worried about trust land

Indians March to Mend Boarding School Hurt

Conference seeds new vision of our relationship with water and Earth

Opinion: Native people suffer from colonization

merican Indian children faring poorly in foster care

PBS Ombudsman: Concerns over 'Wounded Knee'

Tribe Fears Mining Will Disturb Remains

Healthy living in northwest Indian country

High school won't ban Sherman Alexie's book

Let This Be Custer's Last 'Last Stand'

Teehee named Obama’s senior advisor on Indian affairs

Video: Larry EchoHawk speech at swearing-in

Hosts Sought for 50-100 Disease-Free Bison

Indian tacos are rich in fat, history

Marc Simmons: Pueblo became Spanish capital

Sacred Hoop Run Heads for Wyoming

Prescription drug abuse in Indian country

Little Bighorn re-enactment told from tribal view

Montana Building Statewide Indian Law Site

American Indians and the Slow Food Movement

Mohawks in Canada to sue over closure of bridge

Crow Chairman Met Obama at White House

Poarch Creek holds historic election

Great Plains tribal leaders meet in North Dakota

Museum Sets Example With Return of Remains

Southern Utah Indian tribe plants donated trees

Ojibwe activists in Minnesota fight oil pipeline

Sebelius Pledges Boost to Indian Health Care

William & Mary mascot ideas include an asparagus

Oglala Sioux Tribe loses Missouri River land case

Indian Tobacco Garden Planned in Montana

Sacagawea honored at statue in Virginia

Study: Native youth believe they will die young

States Get $3.8M to Improve Indian Education

Small Business Administration appoints Native director

Freedmen Protest at Principal Chief's Appearance

More stimulus funds designated toward Indian housing

House Passes Bills to Recognize 7 Tribes

First tribe receives recovery funds for tribal roads

Second impeachment petition filed on Muscogee (Creek) chief

IHS releases half billion in funds

BIA letter causes ripples through Indian Country

Obama to replace Hopi U.S. attorney

Tribe may buy ancestral mound

Raquel Welch lauds Native American culture

Tribal Media Campaign Brings Attention to Climate Issues in Wisconsin

Culture and natural resources unite on Umatilla Reservation


Touring Native Oklahoma: 'The Land of ‘Red People’

Tim Giago: How will Universal Health Coverage Affect Native Americans?

New competition will award $60,000 to Native writers

Wounded Knee ’73: Looking Back


Humor and other thoughts
These are all posted fyi ONLY.
I do not vouch for their accuracy.


From Tom:
Allegedly a quote from Jay Leno:

TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED THE 1940's, 50's, 60's ,
70's and 80's!!

First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while
they were pregnant. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna
from a can and didn't get tested for diabetes.

Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby
cribs covered with bright colored lead-base

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, locks on doors or
cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had baseball caps not
helmets on our heads.

As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats,
booster seats, seat belts or air bags.

Riding in the back of a pick up truck on a warm day was always a
special treat.

We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle.

We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and no
one actually died from this.

We ate cupcakes, white bread, real butter and bacon. We drank Kool-aid
made with real white sugar. And, we weren't
overweight. WHY? Because we were always outside, playing...that ' s

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were
back when the streetlights came on.

No one was able to reach us all day. And, we were O.K.

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then
ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the
brakes. After running into the bushes a few times,
we learned to solve the problem.

We did not have Playstations, Nintendo's and X-boxes.. There were no
video games, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD's,
no surround-sound or CD's, no cell phones, no personal computers, no
Internet and no chat rooms.

WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!

We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no
lawsuits from these accidents.

We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in
us forever.

We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door
or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to

Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who
didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment.

Imagine that!!

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of.
They actually sided with the law!

These generations have produced some of the best risk-takers problem
solvers and inventors ever.

The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.

We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how
to deal with it all.

If YOU are one of them?   CONGRATULATIONS!

You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to
grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated
so much of our lives for our own good.

While you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave
and lucky their parents were.

Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't

'With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides,
flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one
end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist attacks,
are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the
Pledge of Allegiance?'


From Deb Hill:


Honey & Cinnamon Cinnamon & Honey ~ Bet the drug companies won't like
this one getting around. Pray that this info will be of some use to you.
'Have a Great Day' ~ 'God Bless You'

Facts on Honey and Cinnamon: It is found that a mixture of honey and
cinnamon cures most diseases. Honey is produced in most of the countries
of the world. Scientists of today also accept honey as a 'Ram Ban' (very
effective) medicine for all kinds of diseases. Honey can be used without
any side effects for any kind of diseases. Today's science says that
even though honey is sweet, if taken in the right dosage as a medicine,
it does not harm diabetic patients. Weekly World News, a magazine in
Canada , in its issue dated 17 January, 1995 has given the following
list of diseases that can be cured by honey and cinnamon as researched
by western scientists:

HEART DISEASES: Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, apply on
bread, instead of jelly and jam, and eat it regularly for breakfast. It
reduces the cholesterol in the arteries and saves the patient from heart
attack. Also those who have already had an attack, if they do this
process daily, they are kept miles away from the next attack. Regular
use of the above process relieves loss of breath and strengthens the
heart beat. In America and Canada, various nursing homes have treated
patients successfully and have found that as you age, the arteries and
veins lose their flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon
revitalize the arteries and veins.

ARTHRITIS: Arthritis patients may take daily, morning, and night, one
cup of hot water with two spoons of honey and one small teaspoon of
cinnamon powder. If taken regularly even chronic arthritis can be cured.
In a recent research conducted at the Copenhagen University, it was
found that when the doctors treated their patients with a mixture of one
tablespoon Honey and half teaspoon Cinnamon powder before breakfast,
they found that within a week, out of the 200 people so treated,
practically 73 patients were totally relieved of pain, and within a
month, mostly all the patients who could not walk or move around because
of arthritis started walking without pain.

BLADDER INFECTIONS: Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one
teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it. It destroys
the germs in the bladder.

CHOLESTEROL: Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon
Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water, given to a cholesterol patient,
was found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10 percent
within two hours. As mentioned for arthritic patients, if taken three
times a day, any chronic cholesterol is cured. According to information
received in the said journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves
complaints of cholesterol.

COLDS: Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one
tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for three
days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold, and clear the

UPSET STOMACH: Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and
also clears stomach ulcers from the root.

GAS: According to the studies done in India and Japan , it is revealed
that if honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of

IMMUNE SYSTEM: Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the
immune system and protects the body from bacteria and viral attacks.
Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large
amounts. Constant use of honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles to
fight bacteria and viral diseases.

INDIGESTION: Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken
before food> relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals.

INFLUENZA: A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural
' Ingredient' which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from

LONGEVITY: Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken
regularly, arrests the ravages of old age. Take four spoons of honey,
one spoon of cinnamon powder and three cups of water and boil to make
like tea. Drink 1/4 cup, three to four times a day. It keeps the skin
fresh and soft and arrests old age.> Life spans also increases and even
a 100 year old, starts performing the chores of a 20-year-old.

PIMPLES: Three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder
paste. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it next
morning withwarm water. If done daily for two weeks, it removes pimples
from the root.

SKIN INFECTIONS: Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on
the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin

WEIGHT LOSS: Daily in the morning one half hour before breakfast on an
empty stomach and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon
powder boiled in one cup of water. If taken regularly, it reduces the
weight of even the most obese person. Also, drinking this mixture
regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though
the person may eat a high calorie diet.

CANCER: Recent research in Japan and Australia has revealed that
advanced cancer of the stomach and bones have been cured successfully.
Patients suffering from these kinds of cancer should daily take one
tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder for one month
three time s a day.

FATIGUE: Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is
more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body.
Senior citizens, who take honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts, are
more alert and flexible. Dr. Milton, who has done research, says that a
half tablespoon of honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with
cinnamon powder, taken daily after brushing and in the afternoon at
about 3:00 PM. when the vitality of the body starts to decrease,
increases the vitality of the body within a week.

BAD BREATH: People of South America , first thing in the morning, gargle
with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water, so
their breath stays fresh throughout t he day.

HEARING LOSS: Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder, taken
in equal parts restore hearing. Remember when we were kids? We had toast
with real butter and cinnamon sprinkled on it!


From my mother:

The following is the philosophy of Charles Schultz, the creator of the
'Peanuts' comic strip. You don't have to actually answer the questions.
Just read the e-mail straight through, and you'll get the point.

1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.

2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.

3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America.

4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.

5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and

6. Name the last decade's worth of World Series winners.

How did you do?

The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday. These are
no second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields. But the
applause dies. Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and
certificates are buried with their owners .

Here's another quiz. See how you do on this one:

1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.

2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.

3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.

4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.

5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with .


The lesson:

The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the
most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones
that care ..

'Don't worry about the world coming to an end today.

It's already tomorrow in Australia .' (Charles Schultz)

Aren't Friends and Family Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Also from my mother:

Written By: Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland,

"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me.
It is the most-requested column I've ever written."

My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and
parents will. Stay in touch.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.

8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their
journey is all about..

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God
never blinks.

16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one
is up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no
for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, and wear the fancy lingerie.
Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Over prepare, and then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years,
will this matter?'

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive everyone everything.

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you
did or didn't do.

35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's,
we'd grab ours back.

41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

42. The best is yet to come.

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

44. Yield.

45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."


From Terri:

Sand and Stone











From Cherry:

I decided to send to you what it was that was on the plaque in my Mom's
family room. God has given me this day to use as I will.   I can waste
it or use it for good.   What I do today is very important because I am
exchanging a day of my life for it.   When tomorrow comes, this day will
be gone forever, leaving something in its place I have traded for it. I
want it to be gain, not loss..Good, not evil..success, not failure..in
order that I shall not forget the price I paid for it. The author is
unknown and I didn't write this. My mom thought it would help me to have
when I felt things were a little sticky. lol I hope when you read this,
it is a thought that friends exist in all kinds of places on this
Island. It is evening and hopefully you read this and it brings a
peaceful thought to you.


How To Maintain A Healthy Level Of Insanity

1. At lunch time, sit in your parked car with sunglasses on and point a
hair dryer at passing cars. See if they slow down.

2. On all your cheque stubs, write 'For Marijuana'.

3. Skip down the street rather than walk and see how many looks you get.

4. Order a Diet Water whenever you go out to eat, with a serious face.

5. Sing along at the Opera.

6. When the money comes out of the ATM, scream 'I Won! I Won!'

7. When leaving the Zoo, start running towards the car park, yelling
'Run For Your Lives! They're Loose!'

8. Tell your children over dinner, 'Due to the economy, we are going to
have to let one of you go.'

And The Final Way To Keep A Healthy Level Of Insanity


Never Mess with a child!!!

Reason 1 A little girl was talking to her teacher about whales. The
teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human
because even though it was a very large mammal its throat was very
small. The little girl stated that Jonah was swallowed by a whale.
Irritated, the teacher reiterated that a whale could not swallow a
human; it was physically impossible. The little girl said, “When I get
to heaven I will ask Jonah.”
The teacher asked, ” What if Jonah went to hell?” The little girl
“Then you ask him”.

Reason 2 A Kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom of children
while they were drawing. She would occasionally walk around to see each
child’s work. As she got to one little girl who was working
diligently, she asked what the drawing was. The girl replied, “I’m
drawing God.” The teacher paused and said, “But no one knows what
God looks like.” Without missing a beat, or looking up from her
drawing, the girl replied, “They will in a minute.”

Reason 3 A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments
with her five and six year old After explaining the commandment to
“honor” thy Father and thy Mother, she asked, “Is there a
commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?”
Without missing a beat one little boy (the oldest of a family) answered,
“Thou shall not kill.”

Reason 4 One day a little girl was sitting and watching her mother do
the dishes at the kitchen sink. She suddenly noticed that her mother had
several strands of white hair sticking out in contrast on her brunette
head. She looked at her mother and inquisitively asked, “Why are some
of your hairs white, Mom?” Her mother replied, “Well, every time
that you do something wrong and make me cry or unhappy, one of my hairs
turns white.” The little girl thought about this revelation for a
while and then said, “Momma, how come ALL of grandma’s hairs are

Reason 5 The children had all been photographed, and the teacher was
trying to persuade them each to buy a copy of the group picture. “Just
think how nice it will be to look at it when you are all grown up and
say, ‘There’s Jennifer, she’s a lawyer,’ or ‘That’s Michael,
he’s a doctor.’ A small voice at the back of the room rang
out,”And there’s the teacher, she’s dead. ”

Reason 6 A teacher was giving a lesson on the circulation of the blood.
Trying to make the matter clearer, she said, “Now, class, if I stood
on my head, the blood, as you know, would run into it, and I would turn
red in the face..” “Yes,” the class said. “Then why is it that
while I am standing upright in the ordinary position the blood doesn’t
run into my feet?” A little fellow shouted, “Cause your feet ain’t

Reason 7 The children were lined up in the cafeteria of a Catholic
elementary school for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile
of apples. The nun made a note, and posted on the apple tray: “Take
only ONE. God is watching.” Moving further along the lunch line, at
the other end of the table was a large pile of chocolate chip cookies. A
child had written a note, “Take all you want - God is watching the


From Janie:

Gentle Thoughts for Today

Birds of a feather flock together and mess on your car.

When I'm feeling down, I like to whistle. It makes the neighbor's dog
run to the end of his chain and gag himself.

A penny saved is a government oversight.

The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the
right time, but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting

The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight, because by then
your body and your fat have gotten to be really good friends.

The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a

He who hesitates is probably right.

Did you ever notice: The Roman Numerals for forty (40) are " XL."

If you think there is good in everybody, you haven't met everybody.

If you can smile when things go wrong , you have someone in mind to

The sole purpose of a child's middle name is so he can tell when he's
really in trouble.

There's always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it.
For example I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles
don't hurt   . <

Did you ever notice: When you put the 2 words "The" and "IRS" together
it spells "Theirs."

Aging: Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your
age and start bragging about it..

The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.

Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to
know "why" I look this way.

I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved.

When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of

You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.

One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it is such a
nice change from being young.

Ah, being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.

First you forget names, then you forget faces. Then you forget to pull
up your zipper.

It's worse when you forget to pull it down.

Long ago when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called
witchcraft.. Today, it's called golf

Lord, Keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my


Here are some random historical events....

June 1, 1934: A legal definition of "Indian" is made by the United
States government.

June 2, 1752: Diego Ortiz Parrilla, Lieutenant Colonel of the Royal
Armies, Proprietary Captain of the Dragoons of Veracruz, Governor and
Captain-General of the Provinces of Sinaloa and Sonora in the Kingdom of
New Andalucia declares the estalishment of a permanent Spanish community
at what would become modern Tubac, Arizona. This would be the first
significant Spanish settlement in Arizona.

June 3, 1823: Yesterday a trapper is killed in a Arikara village. The
Arikara warriors attack Jedediah Smith and his forty men who are camped
on the nearby river. There are also ninety men stationed on boats in the
river. Fearing for their lives, the men in the boats refuse to come help
Smith's men. Fifteen men are killed and almost as many are wounded in
the fighting before they can swim out to the boats and flee.

June 4, 1696: A second Pueblo revolt takes place in modern New Mexico.
Participating tribes were the Cochiti, Picuris, Santa Fe, Santo Domingo,
Tano, Taos and Tewa. Twenty-one settlers and soldiers, and five
missionaries are killed in the fighting. The revolt would not be long

June 5, 1836: Of the 407 "friendly" Seminoles who left Tampa Bay on
April 11, 1836, only 320 arrive in their new lands in the Indian
Territory (present day Oklahoma). Eighty-seven of the Seminoles die
during the rigorous trip.

June 6, 1962: The Fort Apache Scout is first published.

June 7, 1494: The "new world" is divided between Spain and Portugal by
the Catholic church.

June 8, 1758: General Jeffrey Amherst is leading a force of more than
10,000 soldiers on a fleet of almost fifty British ships. They land and
attack the French fort at Louisbourg, Nova Scotia. The French forces are
led by Chevier de Drucour. He has 3,100 soldiers, 1,000 Canadians and
500 Indians at his disposal. The French also have a fleet in port. The
fighting continues until July 26th. The British are victorious. Fearing
they will be executed, many of the Indians will flee because the British
offer terms of surrender only to the French troops.

June 9, 1870: Ely Parker (Donehogawa) commissioner of Indian Affairs
invites Red Cloud, and several other Sioux to visit him, and the Great
Father, in Washington. Red Cloud meets President Ulysses Grant. Red
Cloud tells Grant the Sioux do not want a reservation on the Missouri
River. Red Cloud also talks about some of the promises made in the
treaty which were not actually included. They have a cordial meeting,
but Grant knows the difference between the items promised, and the items
actually in the treaty are grounds for contention in the future. He
suggests the Indians be read the treaty in its entirety soon.

June 10, 1909: The U.S. Supreme Court confirms and approves Guion
Miller's new tribal rolls of the Eastern Cherokees who are entitled to
share in the distribution of a $1,000,000 fund the Court established in

June 11, 1848: Alexander Barclay establishes a trading post and fort and
the juncture of the Sapello and Mora Rivers in northern New Mexico. The
Santa Fe Trail runs past the post. It will eventually become a part of
the later constructed Fort Union, one of the largest military outposts
in the American Southwest.

June 12, 1755: Massachusetts posts its "Scalp bounty."

June 13, 1660: Wamsetta, a Wampanoag, and his younger brother, Metacomet
(various spellings), have requested "English" names from the Plymouth
court. Their names are officially changed to Alexander and Philip
Pokanoket. Philip is eventually called "King Philip."

June 14, 1867: According to the Constitution of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe
of Idaho, The Coeur d'Alene Reservation is established by Executive

June 15, 742: According to Maya engravings, King Itzamnaaj B'alam II
(Shield Jaguar) of Yaxchilan, Mexico dies.

See my photos of Yaxchilan at:

June 16, 1802: A treaty (7 stat. 68) with the Creeks is concluded near
Fort Wilkinson, on the Oconee River, near present day, Milledgeville,
Georgia. New tribal boundary lines are established, which cede lands
along the Oconee and Ocmulgee creeks, and the "Altamaha" tract. The
tribe receives $3000 annually, and some Chiefs get $1000 a year for ten
years. The tribe gets $10,000 now, and $10,000 is set aside to pay
tribal debts to local white traders. The Creeks also receive $5000 for
lands that have been seized. They also get two sets of blacksmith tools,
and trained blacksmiths to use them for three years. The United States
gets the right to establish a garrison on Creek lands. The treaty is
signed by thirty-nine Indians. The Americans are represented by General
James Wilkinson, Benjamin Hawkins and Andrew Pickens.

June 17, 1579: Sir Francis Drake lands north of San Francisco, probably
at what is today called Drake's Bay, in California. He reports the
Indians to be "people of a tractable, free and loving nature, without
guile or treachery."

June 18, 1934: The Indian Reorganization Act (48 Stat. 984-985) takes
place. Among other things, it is to "permit any Indian to transfer by
will restricted lands of such Indian to his or her heirs or lineal
descendants, and for other purposes. To authorize the sale of individual
Indian lands acquired under the Act of June 18, 1934 and under the Act
of June 26, 1936."

June 19, 1541: Hernando de Soto's expedition meets the Casqui Indians
near modern Helena, Arkansas. There has been a drought in the area, and
the padres offer to help. A large cross is erected and the Spaniards
join in prayer. Soon it starts to rain. The Casquis become allies of the

June 20, 1763: As part of Pontiac's rebellion, a force of Senecas,
Ottawas, Wyandots, and Chippewas attack Fort Presque Isle, at present
day Erie, in northwestern Pennsylvania. They have had the fort under
siege since June 15th. The soldiers numbering less than three dozen,
surrender when the fort goes up in flames. All but Ensign John Christie
and two others escape. The rest are killed.

June 21, 1856: Non-hostile Indians along the lower Rogue River, and at
Fort Orford, in southwestern Oregon, are put on a boat to be moved to a
new reservation between the Pacific Ocean, and the Wallamet River. It is
called the Grande Ronde Reservation.

June 22, 1839: Elias Boudinot, first editor of the Cherokee Phoenix,
Chief Major Ridge (Kahnungdaclageh) and his son, John Ridge
(Skahtlelohskee) are members of the Cherokee "Treaty Party." They have
generated many enemies by their stand agreeing to the removal of the
Cherokees from their lands east of the Mississippi River. They signed
the peace treaty which gave away Cherokee lands east of the Mississippi
River. They moved to Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma) with the
rest of the Cherokee Nation. Early this morning, John Ridge is dragged
from his bed, and stabbed to death. Chief Major Ridge is shot and killed
at 10:00 am in another part of the reservation. Later that day, Elias
Boudinot is stabbed and hacked to death. These murders are committed by
Cherokees for what they feel is their treasonous betrayal of the nation.
A Cherokee law, which Chief Ridge helped to make, gives the death
penalty to any Cherokee who sells or gives away Cherokee lands without
the majority of the tribe's permission. These deaths are considered the
execution of that law. Chief Stand Watie, brother to Elias, and nephew
to Major Ridge, manages to avoid the warriors who planned to kill him.

June 23, 1865: General Stand Watie, and his Cherokee Confederate
sympathizers, surrender. Stand Watie is the last Confederate General to
officially surrender.

June 24, 1763: As part of Pontiac's rebellion, a group of Delaware
surround Fort Pitt, in present day Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The
commander, Captain Simeon Ecuyer, has 338 soldiers in the fort, and he
will not surrender. Not having enough warriors to attack the fort, the
Delaware leave the fort with a few blankets as a present. Unknown to the
Indians, the blankets came from a infirmary treating smallpox. The
Delaware are the first to be affected by this form of biological warfare
during the rebellion. Some sources says this happens on July 24th.

June 25, 1876: At the Battle of the Little Big Horn, Colonel George
Custer is commanding Troops C,E,F,I, and L; Major Marcus Reno has troops
A,G, and M. Captain Frederick Benteen leads Troops H,D, and K. Captain
Thomas McDougall guards the supply wagons with Troop B. It is a
significant defeat for the U. S. Army. Army reports list thirteen
officers, 189 enlisted men, and four civilians are killed in Custer's
command. Reno's troops split from Custer's. According to army documents,
Lt. Donald McIntosh, Lt. B.H. Hodgson, forty-six soldiers, and one
civilian are killed. Captain Benteen, Lt. C.A. Varnum and forty-four
soldiers are wounded in the fighting which lasts through tomorrow. Army
reports do not list how many Indians were killed or wounded in this
defeat for the army. The following soldiers receive Congressional Medals
of Honor for actions during this battle today and tomorrow: Private Neil
Bancroft, Company A; Private Abram B. Brant, Co. D; Private Thomas J.
Callen, Co. B; Sergeant Benjamin C. Criswell, Co. B; Corporal Charles
Cunningham, Co. B; Private Frederick Deetline, Co. D; Sergeant George
Geiger, Co. H; Private Theodore Goldin, Troop G; Private David W.Harris,
Co. A; Private William M. Harris, Co. D; Private Henry Holden, Co. D;
Sergeant Rufus D. Hutchinson, Co. B; Blacksmith Henry Mechlin, Co. H;
Sergeant Thomas Murray, Co. B; Private James Pym, Co. B; Sergeant
Stanislaus Roy, Co. A; Private George Scott, Co. D; Private Thomas
Stivers, Co. D; Private Peter Thompson, Co. C; Private Frank Tolan, Co.
D; Saddler Otto Voit, Co. H; Sergeant Charles Welch, Co. D; Private
Charles Windolph, Co. H.

See my photos of Greasy Grass/Little Big Horn at:

June 26, 1874: The Comanches under Quanah Parker decide to punish the
white hunters for killing their buffalo herds and taking their grazing
lands. Joined by Kiowa, Cheyenne and Arapahos, they set out for the
trading post called Adobe Walls in the panhandle of Texas. Medicine man
Isatai of the Comanche promises the bullets of the white men will not
harm them. A buffalo hunter named William "Billy" Dixon sees the Indians
approaching, and he is able to fire a warning shot before the attack.
The Indians charge the trading post. There are twenty-eight men, and one
woman, in Adobe Walls, and the buffalo hunters there have very accurate,
long-range rifles with telescopic sights. Dixon is reported to have
knocked an Indian off his horse from 1538 yards away with one of these
rifles. The adobe walls provide very good cover for them. Slightly more
than a dozen Indians are killed in the fight, and Isatai is humiliated.
The Indians give up the fight as hopeless, and they leave. Some sources
report this fight happening on June 27, 1874 and lasting until July 1st.

June 27, 1542: Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo leaves Mexico to go up the
Pacific coast in exploration. Cabrillo is the first European to land in
San Diego Bay, California. He goes as far north as the Rogue River, in

June 28, 1878: Tambiago, the killer of Alex Rhoden on November 23, 1877,
which led to the Bannock War, is hanged at the Idaho Territorial prison.

June 29, 1906: The Anazasi ruins at Mesa Verde are declared a National

June 30, 1520: According to some sources, Montezuma dies. Some say he is
killed by other Aztecs. Others say he is stabbed to death by Spaniards
under Hernan Cortes.


That's it for this month.

Stay safe,

Phil Konstantin

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