. . . . . . . . . . ============================================================ Start of Phil Konstantin's August 2006 Newsletter - Part 1 ============================================================ Greetings, Things have finally started to cool off here in San Diego. Unfortunately, the heat wave has moved further east. So, people in the eastern part of North America are getting what we just lost. Granted, those of you in Australia are experiencing winter. One of my subscribers in Japan says their weather has been nice, lately. I will have my normal news & events posting is Part 2. Phil ======================= X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X ======================= X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X ======================= The Link Of The Month for August 2006 is "Bridges to Understanding.” This website is dedicated to “giving youth voice worldwide through digital storytelling. While this site does groups all over the world, it has quite a few American Indian communities. The ‘Communities’ section of the website can take you to many different specific areas. Each one of these areas has a section where local kids talk about their lives. This is an interesting way to find out what is happening from the locals themselves. It is still a work in progress, but I think you will find it interesting. You can find the website at: http//www.bridgesweb.org/ ======================= X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X ======================= X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X ======================= The Treaty of the Month for July 2006 is the Manitoba Post Treaty or Treaty Number Two. The treaty covers such issues as: land transfers in Manitoba and Saskatchewan; clothing; tools; schools; maintaining peace and law and order; and the prohibition of alcohol. You can read a transcript of the treaty here: http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/pr/trts/trty1-2_e.html ======================= X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X ======================= X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X ======================= Movie Reviews: Fort Apache: Fort Apache is one of John Ford’s westerns set in Monument Valley on the Navajo reservation. The basic plot is of an eastern officer being transfered to an out-of-the-way post in the southwest. Henry Fonda plays the new post-Civil War commander, who believes he is worthy of much greater things. He had a great disdain for the local Apache Indians. His opinion of the soldiers under his command is not much better. John Wayne plays the fort’s previous commander. Contrary to the expected Wayne stereotype, his character has a great deal of respect for the Indians. Fonda’s character reminds me of the real life Captain William Fetterman or Lieutenant John L. Grattan who attacked a group of Indians despite being warned about their superior fighting abilities. Both were handily defeated by the Indians. In Fort Apache, the Apache’s a treated as three dimensional characters. As in most of Ford’s westerns, a lot of the dramatic nature of Monument Valley adds to the movie. In this feature, Goulding’s original trading post is used as the stage stop. The movie has some interesting scenes of life on an Army outpost and the mixing of the brass and the soldiers. While it is not a great film, it is an interesting one for the characters. Here some links for quite a few other reviews of the movie. http://homepage.mac.com/dmhart/WarFilms/OldGuides/FortApache.html http://www.friesian.com/apache.htm http://www.prairienet.org/ejahiel/fortapac.htm http://www.sover.net/~ozus/fortapache.htm http://www.filmcritic.com/misc/emporium.nsf/ddb5490109a79f598625623d0015f1e4/24ac28092ef9ee958825712f00791058?OpenDocument http://www.reel.com/movie.asp?MID=415&PID=10122398&Tab=reviews&CID=18#tabs http://www.crazy4cinema.com/Review/FilmsF/f_fort_apache.html http://online.tvguide.com/movies/database/ShowMovie.asp?MI=27364 http://reviews.imdb.com/Reviews/210/21016 http://movies2.nytimes.com/mem/movies/review.html?title1=Fort%20Apache&title2=&reviewer=BOSLEY%20CROWTHER&pdate=19480625&v_id=18268 http://dvd.monstersandcritics.com/reviews/article_1173316.php http://www.geocities.com/filmsgraded/reviews/2006/05/fortap.htm http://www.epinions.com/content_182995422852 http://www.dvdclassik.com/Critiques/dvd_massacre_de_fort_apache.htm (In French) http://san.beck.org/MM/1948/FortApache.html Cheyenne Autumn: Cheyenne Autumn is another of John Ford’s movies set in Monument Valley. While I love Monument Valley, the movie presents it as Oklahoma. Nothing I have seen in Oklahoma even remotely resembles Monument Valley. The basic story is the true story of the Cheyenne who were moved to Indian Territory (Oklahoma). They are starving & dying in Oklahoma. They want to return to their traditional homelands in Wyoming so they can fend for themselves. The government seldom comes anywhere near to meeting their treaty obligations. Richard Widmark plays an Army Captain who is in charge of the Cheyenne. While he has a great deal of respect for the Cheyenne, and he realizes they are not being treated properly, he also must follow his orders to keep them on the reservation. Eventually, as in history, the Cheyenne leave the reservation and start their trek back home. The Army follows and numerous skirmishes take place. Most of the major factual parts of the story are correct. Many little story plotlines are pure fiction. All of the major Cheyenne parts are played by non-Indians. Granted, the actors give an honest effort to portray their characters, as the script allows. Many of the background Cheyenne are portrayed by the local Navajos. Many of the lines which are supposed to be in Cheyenne are actually in Navajo. When the producers first showed the movie in Navajoland, they were surprised by the laughter whenever a scene has the Indians speaking in Navajo. Yes, those stories you have heard are true. The Navajos would often make off-colored remarks to each other while pretending to be saying something from the script. What they actually said is best left for a newsletter strictly for adults. If you are interested in historical accuracy, this movie scores a C. As for general “cowboys and Indians” movies, it gets a B. For cinematography, it gets an A. Here are some more reviews from the internet: http://www.criterionforum.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4736&sid=ba1f4fc5b510d0b30fc53f8402828f90 http://movies2.nytimes.com/mem/movies/review.html?res=9B0DE3DB1F3FE13ABC4C51DFB467838F679EDE http://www.sover.net/~ozus/cheyenneautumn.htm http://www.interlog.com/~lamedog/film/logs/old/cheyaut.html http://movies.aol.com/movie/cheyenne-autumn/176/synopsis http://www.clevelandmemory.org/mastroianni/tm568.shtml http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057940/ http://www.movie-wave.net/titles/cheyenne_autumn.html http://online.tvguide.com/movies/database/showmovie.asp?MI=12407 You can find copies of these movies at most major movie outlets and through my Store page at: http://americanindian.net/store.html ======================= X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X ======================= X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X ======================= Random historical events for August August 1: 1813: Today, Fort Stephenson, at modern Fremont, Ohio, will be attacked by British Major Henry A.Proctor, and 1200 British and Indians. The fort is defended by Major George Croghan, and 120 men. The Americans will fire only when the British and Indians are at close range. During the two day battle, the Americans will have only one man killed. The British and Indians will sustain more than 1200 casualties. August 2: 1792: MOHEGAN Samson Occom dies today in New Stockbridge, New York. A protege of Rev.Eleazar Wheelock, Occom will learn numerous foreign languages, become an ordained minister, be the first Indian to preach in England, minister to many Indian tribes, and be instrumental in the establishment of Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. August 3: 1889: General Crook, and the other treaty commissioners, were having no luck in convincing the large groups of SIOUX and the Standing Rock Agency to agree to move to smaller reservations, and to sell their "excess" lands for $1.50 an acre. Sitting Bull continued to "disrupt" the meetings with his angry denunciation of any attempts to sell Indian lands. Crook decided he would make more progress by talking to the tribal leaders individually. On this date, without informing Sitting Bull, Crook held a final meeting. Local agent James McLaughlin had his tribal police surround the meeting site to prevent any of the rabble-rousers from attending. Eventually, Sitting Bull worked his way past the police, and addressed the meeting. Sitting Bull was incensed because he had not been informed of the meeting. McLaughlin told the meeting that everyone knew of the meeting. At that time, Chief John Grass, and many of the other Chiefs came forward to sign the treaty, and to break up the large reservation. Sitting Bull vented his frustration at the other Chiefs, but he was out voted. August 4: 1862: In July, the money promised to the SANTEE SIOUX in Minnesota was scheduled to arrive. When Little Crow, and the other SIOUX, reported to their reservation's upper agency on the Yellow Medicine River, they were told the money had not arrived. The winter had been bad, and the summer crops were poor. Little Crow asked Agent Thomas Galbraith to open up the local warehouse, which was full of food. Galbraith said there would be no food if there was no money. On this date, Little Crow, and 500 SIOUX warriors surround the badly outnumber soldiers guarding the warehouse. The SANTEE break in and start unloading supplies. The commanding officer of the garrison, Timothy Sheehan, understands the frustration of the hungry Indians, and he convinces Galbraith to officially issue the food to the SANTEE. Little Crow also gets a promise that the lower agency will also issue supplies. The SANTEE then leave peacefully. August 5: 1881: The Crow Dog murder case goes to the Supreme Court. August 6: 1846: The old settlers and the new emigrants factions of the CHEROKEE have been arguing over who has legal control of the CHEROKEE Nation since the late 1830s. It has even been proposed that the nation split into two tribes. Today, the different sides will sign a treaty in Washington,D.C. The treaty will confirm that there will only be one CHEROKEE Nation. August 7: 1869: A solar eclipse is draw on Lone Dog's chronicle of the years. August 8: 1699: The TOHOME Indians live along the gulf coast in Alabama and Mississippi. Tiday, in Biloxi, they will formally establish peaceful relations with the French. August 9: 1911: Ishi ("the last of his tribe") comes into Oroville, California. August 10: 1815: The half brother of Cornplanter, Skaniadariio (Handsome Lake) was born near Ganawagus, New York sometime around 1735. He fought in many battles during the French and Indian Wars, and during the American Revolution. Later he would battle alcoholism. One day a vision led him to give up drinking and to promote traditional Indian ways among his people. He became a Chief among the SENECA based on his wise council. He once spoke before President Jefferson on behalf of his people. His teachings have been handed down among the IROQUOIS. He died today in Onondaga. August 11: 1988: The ALEUT receive restitution for loses in WWII today. August 12: 1878: The PAIUTE Chief Oytes, and his followers, will surrender today. This will effectively end the PAIUTEs' participation in the BANNOCK war. August 13: 1587: Manteo, a CROTAN Indian has converted to the Church of England. Today, he is baptized by Sir Walter Raleigh. In respect for his help with Raleigh's colonists, Raleigh gives him the title of "Lord of Roanoke and of Dasamonquepeuk." August 14: 1559: Tristan de Luna y Arellano has been appointed to establish Spanish settlements on Pensacola Bay by the Spanish Viceroy in Mexico. Today, his expedition of 13 ships, several priests, 500 soldiers, and 1000 settlers will arrive in Pensacola Bay, in Florida. Much of the expedition will be killed or starve because of a hurricane which struck the area a few days later. August 15: 1642: In instructions to the Pennsylvania Governor John Printz, of New Sweden, the Queen of Sweden wished for "the wild nations" to be treated kindly, and in a humane manner. She also stated that the Indians were the "rightful lords" of this land, and must be treated accordingly. August 16: 1812: SHAWNEE Chief Tecumseh has been commissioned as a Brigadier General by the British. With his Indians forces, he will be instrumental in the surrender of American force at Fort Detroit, today. August 17: 1876: President Grant, by Executive Order today, corrects a survey mistake, and returns Uncompahgre Park, and some prime farm land, to the UTE Reservation. August 18: 1863: As a part of the Canyon de Chelly Campaign, Kit Carson, and General James Charlatan, were trying to starve the NAVAJOs into submission. Today, General Charlatan will put a bounty on NAVAJO livestock. Every good horse or mule would bring twenty dollars, quite a sum for those days. Each sheep would earn one dollar. August 19: 1854: a MINICONJOU SIOUX, named High Forehead, kills a sickly cow near Fort Laramie, in southeastern Wyoming. The cow's owner complains to the fort's commander. A brash Brevet Second Lieutenant John L.Grattan, and 30 volunteers leave the fort today to find the SIOUX involved. Grattan goes to Conquering Bear's BRULE SIOUX camp near Ash Hollow, and demands the Indian who shot the cow. Grattan makes numerous threats at the SIOUX, but they won't hand over High Forehead. During the parlay, a shot rings out, and Grattan's artillery gunners open fire on the camp. Conquering Bear tries to get both sides to stop shooting, but he is hit by an artillery round. Eventually, all but one of Grattan's men will be killed in the fighting. You can see where this happened on my website at: http://americanindian.net/2003p.html August 20: 1851: One in a series of treaties with California Indians is signed today at Lipayuma. This treaty says it will set aside lands for the Indians and protect them from Americans. August 21: 1871: Treaty Number Two (Manitoba Post Treaty), is concluded between the Canadian Government, and the CHIPPEWA. They sell 35,700 square miles of land, in exchange for certain reservation lands, an annuity, schools and other items. August 22: 1862: Today, 800 SANTEE SIOUX will attack Fort Ridgely, in south-central Minnesota. The fort is defended by approximately 150 soldiers, and two dozen volunteers. The SIOUX will sneak up to the fort, and try to set fire to it. When the SIOUX attacked, the Army responded with an artillery barrage. Little Crow will be wounded in the fighting, and Mankato will take over. The artillery will make the difference in the fighting, and the SIOUX will retreat. August 23: 1724: British forces under Capt. Moulton stage a supprise attack on an ABENAKI village at Norridgewock. 27 people, including a resident French priest Father Rasles, would be scalped by the English. The village would be burned. This would be a big blow to the spirit of the local Indians. August 24: 1869: For his actions on July 8, 1869, Mad Bear will receive the Congressional Medal of Honor today. August 25: 1737: A agreement will be signed today by Thomas Penn and MUNSEE Chiefs Manawkyhickon and Nutimus. The agreement will call for Indian lands to be sold along the Delaware river for the distance that a man could walk in a day and a half. This would be called the "Walking Purchase" and would be performed on September 19, 1737. August 26: 1858: In what would be called "The Battle of Four Lakes," force under Colonel George Wright fight for about three hours with COEUR d'ALENE, COLUMBIA RIVER, COLVILLE, KALISPEL, and SPOKANE Indians. The Army will defeat the Indians. August 27: 1832: Black Hawk surrenders. August 28: 1676: The last Indian surrenders in the King Philip's War. August 29: 1758: The First State Indian reservation, in New Jersey, is established today. August 30: 1690: A combined force of British, YAMASSEE and YUCHI Indians attack the Spanish mission of San Juan de Guacara in northern Florida, today. Many TIMUCUA Indians in the area have been converted to Christianity or are loyal to the Franciscan monks. All of the TIMUCUA Indians at the mission will be killed in the fighting. August 31: 1905: Today, Ely Samuel Parker (Donehogawa) dies in New York City. During his lifetime he will be a SENECA Chief, an engineer, a lawyer, the New York City Building Superintendent, a Brigadier General in the Civil War where he will write the surrender papers signed at Appomattox, and the first Indian Commissioner of Indian Affairs. Born in 1828, he will be buried in Buffalo, New York. ======================= X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X ======================= X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X ======================= I’ll have more in a day or two in Part 2 of the newsletter. That's it for now. Have a great month. Phil Konstantin http://americanindian.net ============================================================ End of Phil Konstantin's August 2006 Newsletter - Part 1 ============================================================ . . . .. . . . ============================================================ Start of Phil Konstantin's August 2006 Newsletter - Part 2 ============================================================ Greetings, Here is the rest of this month's newsletter. I thought I would give you a bit of a break between editions. Enjoy, Phil ======================= X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X ======================= X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X ======================= Book Review: ------------ Buffalo Calf Road Woman: The Story of a Warrior of the Little Bighorn by Rosemary Agonito, Joseph Agonito First, I must admit that I wrote this review some time ago. I thought I had included it in a previous newsletter and did not discover my error until today. I am sorry for the delay. Here is a short synopsis of the book provided by the publisher: "Based on the incredible true adventure of the only woman who fought Custer at the Little Bighorn, Buffalo Calf Road Woman recreates the heroism of a remarkable warrior woman and the Cheyenne people during their final days of freedom on the Great Plains. Pursued and attacked by the army, forced onto reservations, Calf and her people struggled to preserve their old ways and rediscover the happiness of earlier times. This epic tale of love and war, birth and death, confinement and escape, love found and love lost, is an inspiring journey of the heart through one of history's most moving sagas." Buffalo Calf Road Woman is a very well meaning attempt to look at a historical figure for which little accurate historical information can be found. Buffalo Calf Road was a participant in the Battle of the Rosebud, which took place a few days before the Little Big Horn, in 1876. You can see pictures of the area on my website at: http://americanindian.net/2003k.html . Some sources say the Indians actually called the incident "Battle Where the Girl Saves Her Brother." So even though we know some things about her, in deed, little is truly known about Buffalo Calf Road Woman. With that in mind, there are many positive things about the book. It is nicely written, with a story that keeps moving along. The book gives some glipses into life on the plains during the era of the Indian wars. You also get a feeling for what it was like to participate in a fight, to suffer great deprivations and to avoid a massacre. There is a great sense of honor and character displayed, as well. Some of the critiques of the story have been that it has a definite feminist slant. I have casually corresponded with a couple of Cheyennes, and they tell me that the powerful nature of Buffalo Calf Road was possible, if unlikely. Thus, the book avoids the monolithic cultural perspectives which say things could only happen one what because that was the way they always happened. Can you fault a story for having a viewpoint? Perhaps you can, especially if you are dealing with real people. Then again, the same can be said for the stories written by Mrs. George Armstrong Custer after his death. She reported her version of his story as she saw it. I am reminded of a series of books I received as a child. They were called the "We Were There" books. In each case, a historical event or figure is visited. The books were designed for young readers, and were often told from a young character's point of view. I really enjoyed these books. However, after reading the Orville & Wilber Wright story, I discovered that the youthful character had not really existed. I felt a bit putoff by that. It was somewhat like watching a historical movie by Oliver Stone. You never quite know what is done with artistic license. Then again, I still enjoyed the stories. Please do not let those comments suggest that you should not read this book. I just recommend that you follow the authors' note that this book is a "partially fictionalized version of Buffalo Calf Road's life." Some critics of the book have found some minor historical inaccuracies. This may very well be true. It could also be different interpretations of what little is really known, along the lines of five witnesses of a crash having five different versions of what happened. I cannot speak to any cultural errors regarding the Cheyenne. Overall, I would recommend Buffalo Calf Road Woman for what the authors were trying to do. They had hoped to present a look into a type of person normally not seen by the general public, an American Indian woman during the 1800s. If you can overlook the speculations which must be made to fill in the blanks in a historical person's life, then you will find this book to be an enjoyable read. While it is not 100% accurate on all its facts, you can still apreciate the effort. You can order a copy through this link, or go to my store page: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0762738170/onthisdateinn-20?creative=327641&camp=14573&adid=1Y8B0G1JV8PJ9VH6E162&link_code=as1 ======================= X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X ======================= X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X ======================= Notes from subscribers: ----------------------- ------------- ------------- Does anyone have an answer for this? Phil, My little hometown in west Tenn. is named "Moscow." We say it "Mos-Ko" Town was founded 1827. Legend says the name derives from an Indian word meaning "between two rivers." I am 55 - over the decades I have read every Indian dictionary of the Southeast - histories - even asked living Choctaw people and no body seems to know the meaning of the Indian root word "Mosko." There are at least 12 other "Moscow" place names with zip codes in the U. S. I wrote to all of them during our county sesquicentennial of 1974 and asked the town librarian or historian how their town got its names. About half replied - some were derived of Moscow, Russia. One lady in Moscow, Iowa wrote back saying their town name had similar Indian reference - their story said the word meant "Along the waters or above the waters." Indeed they were situated on land above a stream - don't remember the name. There is also a Moscow, KY with no zip and it over looks a creek - there's a Moscow, AR and it has no zip as I recall. Europeans corrupted the pronunciation of all Indian words best I can tell. There is some connecting word still in existence if I can ever find it. I had thought about "Musko-gee." - The Creek tribal name - "Creeks" was an Anglo name assigned to them because their villages always resided along creeks as I've read. I see in your tribal name conversion page here that you also list the Creeks as being called "Homashko." There's that "mash-ko" connection again. Can you help us solve this 175-year-old mystery about our place name? What Indian word could "Mos-co" derive from? Could it be "Musko-gee" or "Ho-Mash-ko"?? There is a connection here somehow - I just feel it. But to let you know, I even called the Creek Indian Museum or tribal history facility, I think in Muskogee, OK, about a year ago and spoke with a lady there. She said that the name "Muskogee" was so old that no one any longer knew what it meant. I found that hard to believe. What light can you help shine on this mystery. I am about ready to ask The History Detectives program on Public TV!! Thanks David Smith ------------- ------------- Another question: I was at a boarding school in the 90's on the reservation. It was federally funded. I wondered if this practice still exists? Thanks again, Pam ------------- ------------- Hi Phil, I'm still wiping away tears of laughter at the memories this brought back- When the movie Cheyenne Autumn was released I was a student at Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts in Chickasha OK. I went with some friends to see what was being "done" with us in the movies this time. Now, this school had a number of us from different Nations and Tribes attending, and we often shared certain information. Well, on the night we went, not only were some Cheyenne with us, so too was a Navaho who didn't mind providing instntaneous translations for. I still don't know how we weren't kicked out of the theater- maybe we were entertaining the other patrons too! Certainly our laughter was shared a bit beyond our group. I just wish I could remember half the things we heard that night. Also, I know what you mean about the Oklahoma landscape, but have you ever been to Red Rock Canyon? Some places in there could work as a kind of smaller opposite to Monument Valley. Thanks again for the memories, BlueCardinal ======================= X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X ======================= X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X ======================= News Stories: ------------- Venezuela considers sending cheap home-heating oil to NW Indians http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/6420AP_WA_Venezuela_Tribes.html Tribes – governments or businesses? http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20060816/news_lz1e16walters.html Construction unearths disputes http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-08-14-indian-burial_x.htm Native Americans Fighting to Cancel Washington Redskins Trademark http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/viewArticle.asp?articleID=12482 Cherokee Nation businesses losing millions http://indianz.com/News/2006/015180.asp Casinos changing face of So Cal entertainment http://www.thedesertsun.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060813/NEWS06/608130318/1003/business California's only tribal college close to collapse after 35 years http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2006/08/13/news/state/16_25_128_12_06.txt Sycuans add history to time capsule http://www.kumeyaay.com/news/news_detail.html?id=4000 Association stresses importance of languages http://www.indiancountry.com/content.cfm?id=1096413385 European misconceptions leave a costly legacy http://www.indiancountry.com/content.cfm?id=1096413452 How to handle remains divides scientists, tribes http://www.billingsgazette.net/articles/2006/07/30/news/state/65-remains.txt Congress urged to save native languages http://www.bismarcktribune.com/articles/2006/07/28/news/topnews/118406.txt Fighting to save indigenous languages; Indian educators spearhead effort to amend landmark law http://redwebz.org/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1969 American Indians protesting bar development near sacred mountain http://www.examiner.com/a-196412~American_Indians_Protest_Bar_Development.html Zuni language survives with linguist's work http://www.azstarnet.com/news/139279 New page turns for Alutiiq language http://www.kodiakdailymirror.com/?pid=19&id=3517 Settlement appears close on Indian trust lawsuit http://legalsoapbox.freeadvice.com/n28288_Settlement_appears_close_on_Indian_trust_lawsuit.htm Kumeyaay Elder Keeping the Culture Alive http://www.kumeyaay.com/news/news_detail.html?id=71 Arapaho elders learn to teach http://www.billingsgazette.net/articles/2006/07/19/news/wyoming/50-arapaho.txt Tribal turmoil brewing - after 18 years; Congress isn't rushing to settle a Hoopa - vs. - Yurok dispute over settlement. http://www.sacbee.com/content/politics/story/14278821p-15087614c.html Discovery of flint spear point forever changed U.S. archaeology http://www.dispatch.com/science/science.php?story=dispatch/2006/08/01/20060801-D7-02.html Suicides Rates of American Indian Youth on Reservations 2.5 Times Higher Than U.S. Average; Special from the Reservation Report: A Monthly Media Letter Regarding American Indian Policies http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?7242b411-86b7-47d6-a204-756376e9f29d With Trip to England, Va. Tribes Seek a Place in U.S. History http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/07/12/AR2006071201788.html Immigration — and the Curse of the Black Legend http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/09/opinion/09horwitz.html?ex=1310097600&en=576beb4a7ead76f2&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss Is the DWR equipped to guard relics? Some say no - Range Creek Canyon rife with Fremont relics http://www.sltrib.com/ci_4210329?source=rss Sarah Winnemucca: Voice of the Northern Paiutes http://www.sierrasun.com/article/20060815/LIFE/60814004 Hopi chairman declares emergency because of flooding http://kvoa.com/Global/story.asp?S=5285897&nav=menu216_2 Western Shoshone Struggle Earns World Recognition http://newstandardnews.net/content/index.cfm/items/2954/continued/261#continued Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site update http://www.lamardaily.com/Stories/0,1413,121%7E7981%7E3356650,00.html Dance, healing at new Sand Creek memorial http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/local/article/0,1299,DRMN_15_4931684,00.html Unjust decision in death of Indian man http://redwebz.org/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1988&mode=flat&order=0&thold=-1 Native cultures' nurture an art, responsibility says keynote speaker http://www.eurekareporter.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?ArticleID=13821 Low aboriginal graduation rates a concern for all Canadians http://www.cbc.ca/canada/saskatchewan/story/2006/08/10/aboriginal-graduates.html Lumbee tribe’s request fuels identity debate http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060819/NEWS01/60818108 Cherokee language initiative a welcome development http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060817/OPINION01/60816055/1194 $60,000 dinner tab forces layoffs at native community http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20060817.wparty0817/BNStory/National Bison hunters: More advanced than thought http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2006-08/uoc-bhm081406.php Island in the sky http://www.startribune.com/1513/story/607535.html Rock shelters offer glimpse into the past http://www.delrionewsherald.com/story.lasso?ewcd=73159432c312efad NAN Grand Chief alarmed about government stance on First Nations and courts http://www.firstperspective.ca/fp_combo_template.php?path=20060802NAN Blood Feud http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/13.09/seminoles.html?pg=1&topic=seminoles&topic_set= Bandelier listed among 10 threatened parks http://www.lamonitor.com/articles/2006/07/26/headline_news/news01.txt Pueblo leader pushes for changes for American Indians http://www.freenewmexican.com/news/47788.html Inuit support strong Canadian Arctic presence http://www.firstperspective.ca/fp_combo_template.php?path=20060821inuit An ancient craft woven onto Web http://www.registerguard.com/news/2006/08/10/c1.cr.uobaskets.0810.p1.php?section=cityregion Duwamish history again stands tall http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/280878_pole11.html Student risked life running from residential school abusers http://listserv.linguistlist.org/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0608&L=ilat&D=1&F=&S=&P=2836 Salmon fishing disaster declared http://www.sacbee.com/content/politics/story/14293860p-15136279c.html Aboriginals large part of national agenda says Liberal leadership frontrunner http://www.firstperspective.ca/fp_combo_template.php?path=20060731liberal Native commission can do great things http://www.thecountycourier.com/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=3249&Itemid= Native Alaskans Feel the Heat of Global Warming http://www.amazines.com/article_detail.cfm/139811?articleid=139811&Title=Native%2CAlaskans%2CFeel%2Cthe%2CHeat%2Cof%2CGlobal%2CWarming Winnipeg land purchase ushers in urban reserve http://www.firstperspective.ca/fp_combo_template.php?path=20060818urban This centennial is a cliff hanger http://www.usatoday.com/travel/destinations/2006-08-03-mesa-verde_x.htm?csp=34 Crow Canyon Updates http://www.imakenews.com/crowcanyon1/ Team Oklahoma wins Native American Cup Golf Tournament http://www.nativeamericancup.com/ Membership woes continue ahead of historic Peguis vote http://www.firstperspective.ca/fp_combo_template.php?path=20060818peguis Juan Bautista de Anza: A New Mexico frontiersman http://www.observer-online.com/articles/2006/08/05/news/don_bullis/bullis.txt INDIGENOUS PEOPLES WIN HISTORIC VOTE ON RIGHTS - CANADA VOTES AGAINST http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0608/S00115.htm Schools recruit Indian educators to teach http://www.billingsgazette.net/articles/2006/08/21/news/state/25-indian.txt Indian Metropolis http://www.press.uillinois.edu/epub/books/lagrand/ch3.html Huntington Library Database Tells the Stories of 100,000 Mission Indians http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-missions8aug08,0,6514584.story?coll=la-home-headlines The Arkansas Archeological Survey and Southern Arkansas University reports the theft of 26 prehistoric Caddo Indian pottery vessels http://www.projectpast.org/sau/SAUCedarGroveMissingList_v3.pdf BC First Nation gets back one of its own http://www.firstperspective.ca/fp_combo_template.php?path=20060817chemainus Discover Utahns, circa A.D. 300 - Fremont Indian exhibit offers a glimpse of a little-seen find http://www.sltrib.com/ci_4145584?source=rss Painting of slain Hopi soldier makes inspiring journey http://www.freenewmexican.com/news/48131.html Documentary filmmakers turn cameras on Iowa tribal history http://www.wcfcourier.com/articles/2006/08/20/features/lifestyles/3542bf6dee54ba53862571cc0052bc98.txt Investigation finds Indian trust officials broke ethics rules http://www.helenair.com/articles/2006/07/27/national/a09072706_02.txt Teachers Experience Native American Life at Workshop on Washington's First People http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20060814006107&newsLang=en First agreement finalized under BC treaty process http://www.firstperspective.ca/fp_combo_template.php?path=20060803treaty Paul Martin to crusade for native rights http://www.firstperspective.ca/fp_combo_template.php?path=20060816paul Tribes gird for fight over power lines http://www.trib.com/articles/2006/07/31/news/regional/1706bd2fb6ff6270872571ba00210825.txt A Tale of Two Indians http://frontpagemagazine.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=23967 Tribes taking varying paths in war on meth http://www.thedesertsun.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060820/NEWS06/608200321/1006/news01 Arizona tribe, Border Patrol preserve archeological sites http://www.nevadaappeal.com/article/LF/20060821/News/108210016/-1/REGION A Proud legacy - Former Clemson star never forgets his Catawba heritage http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/sports/15316460.htm ======================= X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X ======================= X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X ======================= Notices: -------- Manzanita EPA Day Saturday September 30, 2006 Manzanita Community Building 12:00 Noon Lunch Served Fun activities for Everyone: Basketmaking, pottery, crafts, etc. Birdsinging in the Afternoon 5:00pm Dinner Served All are Welcome to Attend Peon to follow at Dusk Mens, Womens pot $2,600.00 each Boys, & Girls first $1,000.00, second $400.00 ---------- ---------- [Federal Register: August 17, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 159)] [Notices] [Page 47512-47513] From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov] [DOCID:fr17au06-73] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- National Park Service Seeking Two New Committee Members This notice can be seen online at: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/E6-13589.htm DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee: Nomination Solicitation AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee; Notice of Nomination Solicitation. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- SUMMARY: The National Park Service is soliciting nominations for two members of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee. The Secretary of the Interior will appoint one member from nominations submitted by Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, and traditional Native American religious leaders. This particular appointee is not required to be a traditional Native American religious leader. The Secretary of the Interior will also appoint one member from nominations submitted by national museum organizations and scientific organizations. Nominations must include the following information.1. Nominations by Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations: Nominations must be submitted on official tribal or organization letterhead with the nominator's original signature and daytime telephone number. The nominator must be the official authorized by the tribe or organization to submit nominations in response to this solicitation. The nomination must include a statement that the nominator is so authorized. 2. Nominations by traditional religious leaders: Nominations must be submitted with the nominator's original signature and daytime telephone number. The nominator must explain how he or she meets the definition of traditional religious leader. 3. Nominations by national museum organizations and scientific organizations: Nominations must be submitted on organization letterhead with the nominator's original signature and daytime telephone number. The nominator must be the official authorized by the organization to submit nominations in response to this solicitation. The nomination must [[Page 47513]] include a statement that the nominator is so authorized. 4. Information about nominees: All nominations must include the following information: a. nominee's name, address, and daytime telephone number and e-mail address; and b. nominee's resume or brief biography emphasizing the nominee's NAGPRA experience and ability to work effectively as a member of an advisory board. Nominations that do not include all of the abovementioned information will be considered non-responsive to this solicitation. DATES: Nominations must be received by October 16, 2006. ADDRESSES: Via U.S. Mail: Address nominations to Designated Federal Officer, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee, National NAGPRA Program, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW (2253), Washington, DC 20240. Because increased security in the Washington, DC, area may delay delivery of U.S. Mail to U.S. Government offices, a copy of each mailed nomination should also be faxed to (202) 371-5197. Via commercial delivery: Address nominations to C. Timothy McKeown, Designated Federal Officer, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee, National NAGPRA Program, National Park Service, 1201 Eye Street NW, 8th floor, Washington, DC 20005. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. The Review Committee was established by the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990 (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3001 et seq. 2. The Review Committee is responsible for-- a. monitoring the NAGPRA inventory and identification process; b. reviewing and making findings related to the identity or cultural affiliation of cultural items, or the return of such items; c. facilitating the resolution of disputes; d. compiling an inventory of culturally unidentifiable human remains and developing a process for disposition of such remains; e. consulting with Indian tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations and museums on matters within the scope of the work of the Review Committee affecting such tribes or organizations; f. consulting with the Secretary of the Interior in the development of regulations to carry out NAGPRA; and g. making recommendations regarding future care of repatriated cultural items. 3. Seven members compose the Review Committee. All members are appointed by the Secretary of the Interior. The Secretary may not appoint Federal officers or employees to the Review Committee. a. Three members are appointed from nominations submitted by Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, and traditional Native American religious leaders. At least two of these members must be traditional Native American religious leaders. b. Three members are appointed from nominations submitted by national museum organizations and scientific organizations. c. One member is appointed from a list of persons developed and consented to by all of the other members. 4. Members serve as Special Governmental Employees, which requires submission of annual financial disclosure reports and completion of annual ethics training. 5. Appointment terms: Members are appointed for 4-year terms and incumbent members may be reappointed for 2-year terms. 6. The Review Committee's work is completed during public meetings. The Review Committee normally meets face-to-face two times per year, and each meeting is normally two or three days. The Review Committee may also hold one or more public teleconferences of several hours duration. 7. Compensation: Review Committee members are compensated for their participation in Review Committee meetings. 8. Reimbursement: Review Committee members are reimbursed for travel expenses incurred in association with Review Committee meetings. 9. Additional information regarding the Review Committee, including the Review Committee's charter, meeting protocol, and dispute resolution procedures, is available on the National NAGPRA program Web site, http://www.cr.nps.gov/nagpra (click ``Review Committee'' in the menu on the right). 10. The terms ``Indian tribe,'' ``Native Hawaiian organization,'' and ``traditional religious leader'' have the same definitions as given in 43 CFR 10.2. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: C. Timothy McKeown, Designated Federal Officer, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee, National NAGPRA Program, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW (2253), Washington, DC 20240; telephone (202) 354-2206; e- mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Dated: June 26, 2006 C. Timothy McKeown, Designated Federal Officer, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee. [FR Doc. E6-13589 Filed 8-16-06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4314-50-S ---------- ---------- Native Voices at the Autry is devoted to developing and producing new works for the stage by Native American playwrights and has become one of the nation's most important theater companies producing new Native American theatre. Thursday, August 31 Open House @ The Autry National Center 4:00 pm - 6:00pm For Native American Writers, Actors, Theater Artists & Community! Friday, September 1 Artists Workshops @ The Autry National Center 9:00am - 5:00pm For Native American Writers & Actors Saturday, September 2 Artists Workshops @ The Autry National Center 9:00am - 5:00pm For Native American Writers & Actors Sunday, September 3 Artists Workshops @ The Autry National Center 9:00am - 5:00pm For Native American Writers & Actors Saturday, October 14 Open Auditions for Native American Actors @ The Autry National Center! 9:00am - 5:00pm For Native Voices Festival of New Plays Sunday, October 15 Open Auditions for Native American Actors @ The Autry National Center! 9:00am - 5:00pm For Native Voices Festival of New Plays Friday, November 3 Native Voices Festival of New Plays ~ Staged Reading @ The Autry National Center 8:00pm - 10:00pm The Berlin Blues ~ A new comedy by Drew Hayden Taylor (Ojibway) A large German conglomerate attempts to build the world's largest Native theme park in a small Ojibway community! Saturday, November 4 Native Voices Festival of New Plays ~ Staged Reading @ The Autry National Center 8:00pm - 10:00pm Super Indian ~ A new comedy radio series by Arigon Starr (Kickapoo, Creek) Rocketing to the rescue is Super Indian who uses his uncanny powers to make life in a small community seem like the big time! Sunday, November 5 Native Voices Festival of New Plays ~ Staged Reading @ The Autry National Center 2:00pm - 4:00pm Plymouth Dodge Desoto ~ A taut psychological thriller by Diane Glancy (Cherokee) When a young husband's reckless driving results in the death of another man's wife the dead woman's family seeks revenge. For more information about NATIVE VOICES at the AUTRY call 323-667-2000 ext. 299 or go to: www.nativevoicesattheautry.org ======================= X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X ======================= X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X ======================= Cultural Tidbits from the Cherokee Nation Newsletter (note the date on this) COMMUNICATIONS. FOR THE CHEROKEE PHOENIX To the people of the Cherokee Nation. FELLOW CITIZENS: In about three months hence, you will be called upon by the constitution of your country, to exercise a privilege of great importance to yourselves, and to your country. Yes, a privilege which all free people should justly appreciate, & on the exercise of which depends our future prosperity, under an enlightened form of government; such as one as we have lately adopted for our guide. The welfare of our country should be the order of the day with all who have the interest of their native land at heart. Our nation, as a political body, has reached an important crisis, and bids fair for rapid progress in the path of civilization, the arts and sciences; while at the same time we can say with no ordinary degree of exultation, that agriculture is gradually gaining an ascendancy amongst us equalled by no other Indian Tribe. But, after all, in comparing our past difficulties, the danger which our nation has escaped, with our present condition, we have many sources of true regret, which may yet prove detrimental, to our future prosperity. And it is but just to ourselves and to our country, to endeavor to maintain the eminence we have attained to. The course to be pursued should now attract the serious consideration of the people. And may I take the liberty to suggest the course to be pursued for your consideration? As we have put our hands to the plough, and as the art of Legislation is little understood by a majority of this nation, great care should be taken, how we manage our political engine; lest we should be compelled to renounce forever, all hopes of ever enjoying the fruits of the promised land. 1st. On the first Monday in next August, will be our general election day, and on that day, you will have to put into action the prerogative vested in you, by the constitution, the exercise of which should be carefully and judiciously handled. 2d. In this duty, in which you will have to select persons to represent your wishes in the general Council of the nation, be careful that you choose men of unshaken firmness, good friends to their country, and judicious in all that may devolve on them to perform, 3d. The Committee should be composed of men of education, and good knowledge in the affairs of our nation; while the Council should be composed of full blooded Cherokees, known for love of their country, the land of their forefathers, and also celebrated for their good natural sense, justice, and firmness. If then, we be combined by one common interest, having one object, the preservation of ourselves as a free and sovereign people, observing strictly our relations with the United States, with whom alone we are connected by solemn treaties, (with but one exception) and as long as we remain just, and firm as a nation, we need not dread the threatning [sic] aspects of the time. By this judicious course in the regulation of our internal affairs, we may avert the fulfilment [sic] of the opinion of some, who have ventured to predict, that we will fall from our present condition, or in other words, that we cannot maintain our political situation, because, say they, we are overreaching ourselves in adopting an enlightened form of government. It is true we have made bold strides to attain to our present elevation,-an elevation no other Indian tribe ever enjoyed- an elevation, to maintain which, and preserve with dignity and honour [sic] to our Country, our utmost energy should be employed. Notwithstanding that we are surrounded with many difficulties of various kinds, it is a matter of great encouragement, amidst the evils which threaten our tranquility, we hear now and then a voice, advocating the claims of justice, humanity, and innocence. The writer does not wish to be understood as arrogating to himself the right of dictating, but he claims only the privilege of suggesting to his fellow citizens, that they may be on the watch tower on the lookout. At the same time the writer is in hopes that by this feeble effort to call the attention of the people at large, some other person more able, may be induced to point our a more efficient course to be pursued. As a citizen, I must beg your indulgence for these lines, actuated as it is only by the zeal I feel for my country's welfare. UTALETAH. CHEROKEE PHOENIX Wednesday May 6, 1828 Volume 1 No. 11 Page 2 Col. 2b-3a ======================= X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X ======================= X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X ======================= Humor or Interesting Things: ---------------------------- THE BEST FLASH ANIMATION IN 2006 http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7824094719498838494&pr=goog-sl&hl=en FIRST NATIONS FILMS www.firstnationsfilms.com World champion kite flyer http ://www.kitelife.com/videos/demo/bethell_promo.htm From Ed Clark: Subject: Some kids are pretty smart I was testing the children in my Sunday school class to see if they understood the concept of getting to heaven. I asked them, "If I sold my house and my car,had a big garage sale and gave all my money to the church, Would that get me into Heaven?" "NO!" the children answered. "If I cleaned the church every day, mowed the yard, and kept everything neat and tidy, would that get me into Heaven?" Again, the answer was, "NO!" By now I was starting to smile. Hey, this was fun! Well, then, if I was kind to animals and gave candy to all the children, and loved my husband, would that get me into Heaven?" I asked them again. Again, they all answered, "NO!" I was just bursting with pride for them. "Well," I continued, "then how can I get into Heaven?" A five-year-old boy shouted out, "YOU GOTTA BE DEAD." ======================= X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X ======================= X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X ======================= That's it for now. Have a great month. Phil Konstantin http://americanindian.net ============================================================ End of Phil Konstantin's August 2006 Newsletter - Part 2 ============================================================ . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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