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

Click Here To Return To The Previous Website

Start of Phil Konstantin's August 2007 Newsletter - Part 1


I hope you having a pleasant summer so far. It has not been
as hot here in San Diego as it was last year. I have been
walking with a new friend on the beach a few times recently
and it was very nice. A friend in Utah says her parents almost
lost their trailer in one of their wildfires.

I've finished up all of the articles I was writing and editing
for the upcoming Native American History For Dummies book. I
will have another couple of articles in a couple of other books
which should be out soon. It will be good to see my name in print again.

Remember, if you make any purchases through the links on my
website, I get a small commission which helps to cover my
expenses. I am affiliated with Anytime you click
one of their links on my site, you still get the same price as
you would get if you went to them directly.

As always, thanks for your support, ideas, notices and



Link of the Month for August 2007

This month Link of the Month is a whole series on videos which you
can find online. They are offered in slower and faster speeds,
depending on what kind of connection you have to the internet.
These videos range from just a few minutes to over a half hour.
I have seen several of them and they were quite good.

To view a video, Click on your connection speed (56k or 300k)

This first video is about the small village where I stayed in 2001.
The place I stayed was several more miles into the jungle from the
more developed village you see in this video.

Two Worlds Touch
Location: Chiapas, Mexico   Length: 24 min. -
56K -

The Adena People: Moundbuilders of Kentucky   
Location: Kentucky   Length: 6 min. - 56K - 300K

Ancient Fires at Cliff Palace Pond      
Location: Kentucky    Length: 11 min -
56K -

Ancient Mound Builders: The Marksville State Historic Site
56k or 300k)
Location: Louisiana       Length: 15 min. -
56K -

Archaeology: A Journey into the Past
Location: Arizona   Length: 12 min -
56K -
300K -

Balancing the Cosmos     
Location: Guatemala   Length: 22 min. - 56K - 300K

Location: Arizona    Length: 14 min - 56K - 300K

Ghosts of the Mountains     
Location: Pennsylvania   Length: 15 min. - 56K - 300K

Location: New Mexico    Length: 15 min - 56K - 300K

Ground Zero/Sacred Ground     
Location: New Mexico   Length: 9 min -
56K -
300K -

Hand Made: Three Stories from Guatemala (Hecho a Mano)     
Location: Guatemala Length: 27min -
56K -
300K -

Hopi Fires     
Location: Arizona   Length: 30 min -
56K -
300K -

In the Shadow of the Volcano: Prehistoric Life in Northern Arizona
Location: Arizona    Length: 27 min - 56K - 300K

A Journey Through Time: Archaeology at St. Johns     
Location: Oregon   Length: 15 min -
56K -
300K -

K'ante ‘el – Precious Forest   
Location: Guatemala    Length: 11 min -
56K -

Location: Ohio    Length: 17 min - 56K - 300K

Mayas, Aztecs and Incas Location: Mesoamerica, South America   Length:
27 min
Part 1: Introduction and the Maya (10 min) -
56K -
Part 2: The Aztecs (8 min) -
56K -
Part 3: The Incas and Conclusion (9 min) -
56K -

Location: Colorado    Length: 3.25 min
- 56K
- 300K

Mesa Verde: A CyArk Case Study     
Location: Colorado   Length: 3 min
- 56K
- 300K
- 700K

MESA VERDE: Legacy of Stone and Spirit       
Location: Colorado    Length: 24 min -
56K -
300K -

Moundville: Journey Through Time       
Location: Alabama    Length: 17 min -
56K -

The New Echota Traditional Cultural Properties Study     
Location: Georgia, USA   Length: 25 min. -
56K -

NINE MILE CANYON: Under Construction       
Location: Utah    Length: 14 min
- 56K
- 300K

Location: Oregon    Length: 17 min
- 56K
- 300K

The Obsidian Trail
Location: California   Length: 27 min -
56K -
300K -

OCMULGEE: Mysteries of the Mounds       
Location: Georgia    Length: 17 min -
56K -

People of the Whale, Part 1     
Location: Washington   Length: 21 min. -
56K -

Poverty Point Earthworks: Evolutionary Milestones of the Americas
56k or 300k)
Location: Louisiana -
56K -

Proving Up and Settling Down: Stories of Life in Hells Canyon     
Location: Idaho/Oregon   Length: 25 min -
56K -
300K -

Reclaiming Our Heritage: The Monacan Indian Nation of Virginia     
Location: Virginia   Length: 21 min -
56K -
300K -

The River Has Many Stories.   C
Location: Idaho, Oregon   Length: 15 min. -
56K -
300K -

Saving a Kentucky Time Capsule   
Location: Kentucky   Length: 9 min. -
56K -

Secrets of the Lost Canyon - VIDEO 34 minutes -
56K download -
300 K -
700 K

Shadows and Reflections: Florida's Lost People     
Location: Florida   Length: 28 min -
56K -
300K -

Signs of Life: Archeology and Preservation in New Mexico     
Location: New Mexico   Length: 28 min. -
56K -

SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park
56k or 300k)
Location: Ohio       Length: 12 min. -
56K -

They Were Here: Ice Age Humans in South Carolina     
Location: South Carolina   Length: 26 min. - 56K - 300K

Tikal: A CyArk Case Study     
Location: Guatemala   Length: 4 min -
56K -
300K -

Under These Fields 1000 Years Ago   
Location: Arizona   Length: 15 min -
56K -
300K -

WPA Archaeology: Legacy of an Era   
Location: Kentucky    Length: 27 min -
56K -

Yaxuná: Archaeology of an Ancient Maya City     
Location: Yucatan, Mexico   Length: 11 min. - 56K - 300K - 700K


Treaty of the Month for August 2007 is Treaty Number Two (Manitoba Post
Treaty), between the Canadian Government, and the CHIPPEWA.

You can read a transcript here:


(Use your own best judgement on all of these. I list them as a courtesy,
not as an endorsement)


Dated July 23, 2007:


There is a dire emergency at the Duck Valley Indian Reservation
in Owyhee Nevada. It's a very isolated reservation on the
Nevada/Idaho border. One of the many fires that have been
burning out of control in the west devastated this little
village and people are suffering without water and electricity
for 5 day now with no relief in sight. Food is going bad since
there is no electricity since all the power poles are burned
to a crisp. The elderly and the children are taking a direct
hit as water supplies dwindle and food is in short supply.
Since there is no power the heat is taking its toll and there
is human suffering since there has been no aid. If ever there
was a time for The People to pull together it's now.

So give these people a chance to survive in this blistering
heat. Give them a call and see what you can do. These are our
brothers and sister who are literally baking in the hot Nevada
sun. If nothing is done like soon, there will be fatalities
as the elderly will soon expire from the heat and the lack of

This is a human tragedy in the making and they need help now.
Do you think the feds will help them? Well it's been 5 days
now and do the math. Lives will soon be lost if help does not
get there soon. Please, Please contact them, do your bit for
our relations………….

Contact info: Shoshone-Paiute Tribes
Sho-Pai Fire Station
1935 FireLane PO Box 219 89832
Ask for Brent Hunter, or you may contact me here in Elko,NV,
Si Thomas

Hu Ho



13th Birthday Memorial for Miracle, the Sacred White Buffalo
August 18-20, 2007
Janesville, Wisconsin

[As we do each year, Native Village will gather messages from
well-wishers across the world and compile them in a book to
present to the Heiders. Your messages will be held during prayer
ceremony, then kept safe inside Miracle's small gift shop for
seven generations to come. Please share your words at: 2007
Memorial Wishes for Miracle, the Sacred White Buffalo.   
Deadline is August 12, 2007.]

August 20th marks the thirteenth birthday of Miracle, the
Sacred White Buffalo, who passed into Spirit World in
September, 2004. Miracle was the manifestation of prophecy
and carried a powerful message to Indian people, as well as
all the world's people. If you are not familiar with her
story, please visit her official website, Miracle, the
Sacred White Buffalo.

Once again Miracle's guardians, Dave and Valerie Heider,
invite all to join in prayers on Miracle's special days.
The Heiders' will open their Wisconsin farm to the public so
you may join friends and family gathered to honor this
sacred animal. Ceremonies and events are planned, but no
schedules are being made. Instead, the days and evenings
are open to relaxing and sharing thoughts and voices about
Miracle and her sacred message brought to the Lakota people
19 generations ago.

Miracle's small museum will be open to you all. On display
are the many gifts and offerings given her through the years.
Miracle herself will also greet you -- parts of her physical
body were saved from burial, then mounted to be viewed for
the seven generations to come. May the children never forget...

For those attending this Open House memorial, we welcome you
and wish you a safe trip. Please use the parking lot in front
of the Heider's Farm. Seating is limited, so please bring
lawn chairs.

More information, including directions and phone numbers, are
listed on the Native Village website. 13th Birthday Memorial for
Miracle, the Sacred White Buffalo.

Warm Regards,
Gina Boltz
Director, Native Village Publications
Director, Youth Forum for The International Council of Thirteen
Indigenous Grandmothers
Secretary, Link Center Foundation


The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian's
2007 National Powwow will take place August 10–12, 2007, at
the Verizon Center in downtown Washington, D.C. Everyone,
Native and non-Native, is invited to attend. This three-day
Native American dance and drum competition will feature
hundreds of participants from across North America in
traditional dress, as well as fifty-four Native food and
arts & crafts vendors.

Modern powwows represent a blend of tribal ceremonies,
social dances, their associated songs, and intertribal
cultural expressions. This year's theme, Honoring Warriors:
Past and Present, will explore the origins of the
contemporary powwow in the ceremonial war dances of the
Great Plains and the juxtaposition between the traditional
elements of warrior societies and the roles of Native people
in the military today. The powwow will include an exhibition
of tribal-specific war dances and dances that involve women
who are involved in the warrior culture, past and present.

For more information, including schedules and ticket prices,
please visit our website. Note: Current NMAI Members are
entitled to a discount on all powwow tickets. Call
1-800-242-NMAI (6624) or write to
NMAImember @ for details.


Interesting websites:

Join Native Americans to save their traditional lands
from mining

Effects of Stress


This is the start of an occasional section on important American
Indian legal cases.

Crow Dog was charged with murdering another Indian on Indian
land in the late 1800s. The Territorial government wanted to
hang him. Crow Dog said they had no authority over him. The U.S. Supreme
Court ruled that the local tribe had jurisdiction. Here
are some of the details of this very important Indian sovereignty case.

U.S. Supreme Court - EX PARTE CROW DOG, 109 U.S. 556 (1883)

Ex Parte Crow Dog,M1


News articles in print:

University of Colorado axes Ward Churchill on charges of academic
misconduct; Controversial professor vows to 'keep fighting the fight'

Ancient Massacre Discovered in New Mexico -- Was It Genocide?

White House blocked testimony on trust responsibility

Former Hopi chairman Secakuku dead at 69

Area near Lowry Ruins starts to reveal archaeological riches

Congress Moves to Protect Native Women from Assaults

Tribes Join Forces Against UC Berkeley's Decision Affecting Native
American Ancestral Remains,+10:07+AM

American Indians celebrate their tribal heritage at Chimney Rock

Spinning a tale

Experts analyze Chapin Mesa site 10 years after fire

Suit challenges tribe's sovereignty

Housing amendment would punish Cherokee over freedmen

Ancient Chilies Suggest Spicy Cuisine in Early Mexico

IHS director calls for end of care disparities

Let Cherokee Nation decide citizenship

Trail Dust: The numerous and fascinating stories of New Mexico pueblos

Indian relics may be in path of highway

After losing contract on site, archaeological firm sues Marana

From twigs, a way of life

Samish seek restoration of fishing rights

Trading post a gem

Art exhibit to pay tribute to culture of Luiseño Indians

Narragansetts plan to press 'race hatred' charges

John W. Tippeconnic III Selected for Census Bureau’s American Indian
and Alaska Native Advisory Committee

Traveling shows, overlapping geography

Powwows steal the show at BurJuman During Adventure Surprises

White Face: 'Are you Oglala or Wasicu?'

American tribes are all unique

Forty years of uncompromising traditional music recording

Lawyer encourages young Native American Republicans

Sonoma County reservation makes list of endangered sites

Remains found at construction site may date to Middle Ages

'Big Three' can learn much from Richardson

Pow-Wow Gives Glimpse into Native American Life

Former postman pleads not guilty to destroying American Indian artifacts

Desert Rock project: Trouble and toil for a model in the making

Charter school principal who raised scores to leave
But some parents at American Indian were upset by his methods

Justice in Indian country - Part 3

Professor honored for Native American Studies

Factions seek a voice in Schaghticoke appeal

Native American museum planned for bypass

Speaking out on the theft and abuse of spirituality

Native ceremonies connect with earth, Spirit

Qitsualik: The naked ladies

Monacan Nation of West Virginia: Claiming Rightful Recognition or a
Branch off the Money Tree?

Disenrolled Native Americans ask for redress

Local governments slapped with offensive names complaints

Good riddance to Chief rubbish

Native Daughter

Trail of Hope helps struggling reservation families

Pismo Beach does enough to consult tribes, city officials say

'Traditional Alliance Day' declared during Little Bighorn commemoration

Archaeological digs continue at contested Caledonia site

Reservation life makes meth a tough customer

Catawba Nations Faces All-New Leadership, Supreme Court Gaming Case
& Hope in Marion County SC

Leadership Finds Balance: 5 Women Take Charge Of Tribes In Oklahoma

Eastern Shawnee tribe to seek federal approval for Ohio casinos

Heating Help Came From Citgo

Elders ask Creator to forgive tribe for controversial casino

OST bison herd brings buffalo back to tribal life

A Navajo in the North

Two peoples linked by polluted lands

Indian trust case closer to settlement

Native Cooking

BIA Sides with State of Arkansas Against United Keetoowah in Casino Bid

Urban B.C. First Nation sets deal

Indigenous women gather at Quebec First Nation Community

Jodi Rave: Sacred Hoop Journey inspires hope

Tim Giago: Message to Lakota graduates of 2007

Excitement brews over land deal

Officers paint a bleak picture of law enforcement

Over-the-top Jamestown parody

Native American tribes speak out about climate change

Pope Benedict: Ignoring Cultural and Religious Oppression in the New

Tohono O'odham Nation builds to recover the past, nurture the future

Inuit infants may suffer life-long lung damage

Native leaders call for mind shift to combat violence against women

Phony Tribe Scams Illegals

Ontario back to bargaining table with provincial Métis

Opinions on the movie Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

Paying to teach and 'play Indian'

VIDEO and AUDIO news stories:
Most of these have a written and audio/video story

World Eskimo-Indian Olympics Underway - VIDEO

Not Your Typical Olympics - AUDIO

Legal Hurdles Stall Rape Cases on Native Lands - AUDIO

Tracking a Vanished Civilization in the Southwest - AUDIO

Reluctant Footprints Across Tennessee -
A Postcard from the Past Courtesy of WKRN - VIDEO


Humor & Interesting Material:

George Lucas In Love - humorous video


From my mother:

A Mom's teachings...

1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE .
"If you're going to kill each other, do it outside.
I just finished cleaning."

2. My mother taught me RELIGION .
"You better pray that this will come out of the carpet."

3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL .
"If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into
the middle of next week!"

4. My mother taught me LOGIC .
" Because I said so, that's why."

5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC .
"If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're
not going to the store with me."

6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT .
"Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in
an accident."

7. My mother taught me IRONY .
"Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about."

8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS .
"Shut your mouth and eat your supper."

9. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM .
"Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!"

10. My mother taught me about STAMINA
"You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone."

11. My mother taught me about WEATHER .
"This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it."

12. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY
"If I told you once, I've told you a million times.
Don't exaggerate!"

13. My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE .
"I brought you into this world, and I can take you out."

14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION .
"Stop acting like your father!"

15. My mother taught me about ENVY .
"There are millions of less fortunate children in this world
who don't have wonderful parents like you do."

16. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION .
"Just wait until we get home."

17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING .
"You are going to get it when you get home!"

18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE .
"If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to
get stuck that way."

19. My mother taught me ESP
"Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?"

20. My mother taught me HUMOR .
"If you go out an break both your legs, don't come running to me."

21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT .
"If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."

22. My mother taught me GENETICS .
"You're just like your father."

23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS .
"Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?"

24. My mother taught me WISDOM .
"When you get to be my age, you'll understand."

25. And my favorite: My mother taught me about JUSTICE
"One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you


From Joe RedCloud:

For all who know Motorcycle Riders ..............

I saw you hug your purse closer to you in the grocery store
line. But, you didn't see me put an extra $10.00 in the
collection plate last Sunday.

I saw you, pull your child closer when we passed each other
on the sidewalk. But, you didn't see me playing Santa at the
local mall.

I saw you change your mind about going into the restaurant.
But, you didn't see me attending a meeting to raise more
money for the hurricane relief.

I saw you roll up your window and shake your head when I
drove by. But, you didn't see me driving behind you when
you flicked your cigarette butt out the car window.

I saw you frown at me when I smiled at your children. But,
you didn't see me when I took time off from work to run
toys to the homeless.

I saw you stare at my long hair. But, you didn't see me and
my friends cut ten inches off for Locks of Love.

I saw you roll your eyes at our leather coats and gloves.But,
you didn't see me and my brothers donate our old coats and
gloves to those that had none.

I saw you look in fright at my tattoos. But, you didn't
see me cry as my children were born and had their names
written over and in my heart.

I saw you change lanes while rushing off to go somewhere.
But, you didn't see me going home to be with my family.

I saw you complain about how loud and noisy our bikes can be.
But, you didn't see me when you were changing the CD and
drifted into my lane.

I saw you yelling at your kids in the car. But, you didn't
see me pat my child's hands knowing he was safe behind me.

I saw you reading the newspaper or map as you drove down
the road. But, you didn't see me squeeze my wife's leg when
she told me to take the next turn.

I saw you race down t he road in the rain. But, you didn't
see me get soaked to the skin so my son could have the car
to go on his date.

I saw you run the yellow light just to save a few minutes
of time. But, you didn't see me trying to turn right.

I saw you cut me off because you needed to be in the lane
I was in. But, you didn't see me leave the road.

I saw you waiting impatiently for my friends to pass. But,
you didn't see me. I wasn't there.

I saw you go home to your family. But you didn't see me
because I died that day you cut me off.

I was just a biker. A person with friends and a family. But,
you didn't see me.


From Bev in Australia:

According to Thomas Cook Travel in the UK, some holidaymakers
are just never satisfied. Here are the top ten most bizarre
and genuine customer complaints received by the firm in
recent years:

1 On my holiday to Goa in India, I was disgusted to find
that almost every restaurant served curry. I don't like
spicy food at all.

2 The beach was too sandy.

3 I bought a snorkel and swimming mask for my six-year-old son,
but he was too upset to use them as the fish frightened him.

4 It rained on my birthday.

5 Topless sunbathing on the beach should be banned. The
holiday was ruined as my husband spent all day looking
at other women.

6 I think it should be explained in the brochure that the
local store does not sell proper biscuits like custard creams
or ginger nuts.

7 It's lazy of the local shopkeepers to close in the afternoons.
I often needed to buy things during 'siesta' time - this
should be banned.

8 We bought 'Ray-Ban' sunglasses for five euros (£3.50)
from a street trader, only to find out they were fake.

9 None of the hotel staff was English, and the tea didn't
taste the same as at home.

10 I would like to complain about the price of alcohol in
the resort. It was too cheap and I woke with a hangover
every day.


Mother Theresa

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is
beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life
is a challenge, meet it.Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, fulfill
it. Life is sorrow, overcome it.Life is a song, sing
it. Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is a tragedy,
confront it. Life is an adventure, dare it. Life is
life, fight for it.


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.

See my photograph of Lone Dog's winter count robe at:

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.

See my photos of this battleground on my website at:

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
surprise 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
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.


That's it for now. There should be more before the
end of the month.

Have a great month.

Phil Konstantin

End of Phil Konstantin's August 2007 Newsletter - Part 1

Monthly Newsletter

Put your e-mail address in the box below and click the button to receive my monthly e-mail newsletter. The newsletter features historical information, a "Link of the Month" and other related material.
 Join American Indian! 

Go To Newsletter Page

Go To Main Page

Go To Tribal Names Page

Go to Indian Moons & Calendar Stuff

Click on the image below to go to......

My website's home page My Website's Home Page My main links page with connections to thousands of other websites Links: (8,700 and counting) my page with tribal name meanings & alternate tribal names Tribal Names
Indian tribal moon names & other calendar information Indian Moons My personal photos Personal Photos My biography My Biography
What happened to a sleepy driver Sleepy Driver My website about NASA & the Space Program The Space Program photos & info of my trip to some ancient ruins in Mexico & Guatemala Ancient Ruins in Central America
photos & info on my trip to some ancient Maya ruins in 2000 Maya Ruins in Mexico My late wife Robyn's page about whales & whale watching Whales Awards this site has received & WebRings to which this site belongs Awards & Webrings
photos & descriptions of the 2001 Cherokee National Holiday in Tahlequah, Oklahoma Cherokee Holiday 2001 a page with basic info for the Cherokee Nation (Oklahoma) Cherokee Enrollment an archive of my past monthly newsletters My Newsletters
places where you can shop to support this site My Store a page about the California Highway Patrol California Highway Patrol locations of 'Indian Era' forts Indian Era Forts
copies of articles I have written Articles I Wrote photos of northwestern USA historical sites & reservations Northwestern USA Indian Country photos of the opening of the National Museum Of The American Indian in Washington, D.C. ( 2004) American Indian Museum in D.C. 2004
reviews of Movies, Books and other things... Movie & Book Reviews photos an info about the guests and happenings at KUSI TV in San Diego KUSI TV, my other job photos of Mesa Verde and Utah in 2006 Mesa Verde and Utah in 2006
My mortgage loan compnay My Mortgage Loan Company photos of the 2006 SDSU powwow 2006 SDSU Powwow  

Four of the five books I have worked on. I either wrote, co-wrote, or contributed to each of these beeks

This is the cover to my first book. 
Click here to got more info, or to order a copy. Click on the cover to order a copy or to get more info.
This Day in North American Indian History
This Day in North American Indian History is a one-of-a-kind, vastly entertaining and informative book covering over 5000 years of North American Indian history, culture, and lore. Wide-ranging, it covers over 4,000 important events involving the native peoples of North America in a unique day-by-day format.

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

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

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

Native American History For Dummies

I wrote six of the twenty-four chapters in this book. I am credited with being the technical editor. Book Description:
Native American History For Dummies introduces readers to the thousand-year-plus history of the first inhabitants of North America and explains their influence on the European settlement of the continent. Covering the history and customs of the scores of tribes that once populated the land, this friendly guide features vivid studies of the lives of such icons as Pocahontas, Sitting Bull, and Sacagawea; discusses warfare and famous battles, offering new perspectives from both battle lines; and includes new archaeological and forensic evidence, as well as oral histories that show events from the perspective of these indigenous peoples. The authors worked in concert with Native American authorities, institutions, and historical experts to provide a wide range of insight and information.
This is the cover to my 3rd book. 
Click here to got more info, or to order a copy or to get more info.
This is the cover to my 3rd book. Click here to got more info, or to order a copy or to get more info
Treaties With American Indians I wrote an article and several appendix items for this book.
Clips from a review on *Starred Review* In the 93 years from 1778 until 1871, there were more than 400 treaties negotiated by Indian agents and government officials. Editor Fixico and more than 150 contributors have crafted a three volume comprehensive tool that will soon become essential for anyone interested in the topic. A resource section with lists of ?Alternate Tribal Names and Spellings,? ?Tribal Name Meanings,? (<---- I wrote this part) Treaties by Tribe,? and ?Common Treaty Names? and a bibliography and comprehensive index are repeated in each volume. This impressive set has a place in any academic library that supports a Native American studies or American history curriculum. It is the most comprehensive source of information on Canadian-Indian treaties and U.S.-Indian treaties. Also available as an e-book.

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

The Wacky World of Laws is a compilation of U.S. and International Laws that are out of the ordinary. With the U.S. churning out 500,000 new laws every year and 2 million regulations annually, this book is the ideal go-to book fro everyone who wants a good laugh at the expense of our legal system. Law so often can be boring! Now with The Wacky World of Laws, you can be the hit of any water cooler conversation, and amaze your friends with precious legal nuggets.

I wrote most of this book. It is my fifth book.

(copyright, © Phil Konstantin, 2010)

Return to Previous Website

since September 4, 2005