August 2013 Newsletter from
"This Day in North American Indian History"
by Phil Konstantin
Copyright © © Phil Konstantin (1996-2013)

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Phil Konstantin's August 2013 Newsletter


I have spent quite a bit of time this month updating things on my 
website. I have gone through all of the Links pages and deleted 
all of the websites which no longer exist. I have also found new 
addresses for many websites which have changed locations. For 
those websites which no longer exist, and I thought they were 
useful in their time, I have tried to add a link to an online 
service which will show you what the website looked like back 
when it still worked.

The tribal Links page ( ) 
now has links to ALL of the US Federally recognized tribes. This 
includes informational sites if the tribe does not have a website 
of their own. I have also found websites for many of the First 
Nations in Canada. I'll be adding more of those as I get time.

It is quite a chore to keep up with all of these links, but I 
will try to keep at it. Some links may not work from time to 
time as websites are updated. Others will cease to exist because 
whomever was running them stops. If you find any broken links 
(and the page dopes not list it as an occasionally down site), 
please let me know.

You can see all of my past newsletters by visiting my Newsletter 
page at: .

Make sure you find the Video/Audio and Tribal Newsletters links 
below. They are between the News links and the History section.

I haven't been writing much in recent months regarding American 
Indian subjects. The first link in the News section below is a 
short article I did about an old connection between San Diego, 
California and the Cherokee Nation. It came out this month in 
the online version of the Cherokee Phoenix.



The Link of the Month for August is "First Nations - Land Rights 
and Environmentalism in British Columbia."

This website "documents in pictures with commentary the environmental 
havoc caused by European settler society to the pre colonial world 
of what is now known as British Columbia (BC). It argues that the 
road back to environmental sanity must go through the restitution 
of past wrongs to First Nations by means of strong support for 
their land rights over and against the continuing rapacious and 
short sighted destruction of primaeval forests, ancient trees, wild 
salmon runs, grizzly bear habitats, etc. The European First Nations 
website links political activism with the results of scholarly and 
scientific studies by juxtaposing historical images with 
representations of current affairs."


The Treaty of the Month for August is about a treaty signed in 
400 years ago in 1613 between the Onondaga and the British. Here 
are several websites which talk about it

THE 1613 TREATY - Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign


Tawagonshi Treaty of 1613 - The Final Chapter

Wikipedia: Two Row Wampum Treaty

Revisiting the Fake Tawagonshi Treaty of 1613

1613 – Treaty of Tawagonshi Hill

The Tawagonshi Agreement of 1613 A Chain of Friendship in the Dutch Hudson Valley

The latter article states the Tawagonshi treaty is a “fake


Interesting website and information:

Procedures for Establishing That an American Indian Group Exists as an Indian Tribe

Mescalero Apache Brochure titled "Our Culture" (PDF format)


American Indian (Native American) Job Search:¶m1=¶m2={param2%29&random=13881988011964722839&aceid=&adposition=1t1&gclid=COnf1P-UsrgCFckWMgodoGwABg

Afro-Native Truth

Storm Photos - Nothing really Indian here, it is just a beautiful website.



The Native Elder Research Center (NERC) Resource Center for Minority 
Aging Research is very pleased to announce that we are currently Accepting 
Applications for the 2014-2015 cohort of the Native Investigator 
Development Program (NIDP).
The purpose of this solicitation is to recruit American Indian and 
Alaska Native junior faculty (MD, PhD) to apply to join the next 
2-year cohort of the Native Investigator Development Program, which 
is an academic career development program that is a component of the 
Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) at the University 
of Colorado Denver and the University of Washington.
Native Investigators accepted to the 2014-2015 cohort will participate 
in Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) activities 
for 2 years while still working at their home institution. During 
the first year, these individuals complete the 3-day mini-course, 
participate in 3-4 Seattle-based 1 ½ day meetings involving RCMAR 
faculty, staff and investigators, and complete a secondary data 
analysis manuscript studying a topic relevant to the health of AI/AN 
elders. Native Investigators will also develop a Pilot Study that 
involves collecting new data during the second year of the program.
Further information about the Native Elder Research Center (NERC) 
Native investigator Development Program, and the application process, 
can be found below, as well as on our website:
If you have questions regarding the program or the application process, 
please contact , the NERC program coordinator, 
with your inquiries.
Please circulate the application announcement to potential candidates 
within both your personal and profession networks. The deadline for 
submitting application materials is August 5, 2013. *New Date*
On behalf of the NIDP Directors,
Linda A Smith
Native Elder Research Center | Program Coordinator
Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health | Colorado School of Public Health
p: 303.724.7889 | f:  303.724.1474 | e:
Applications for the Native Investigator Development Program (NIDP) 
are now being accepted for the 2014-2015 cohort.
The purpose of this solicitation is to recruit American Indian and 
Alaska Native junior faculty (MD, PhD) to apply to join the next 
2-year cohort of the Native Investigator Development Program, which 
is an academic career development program in the Resource Center for 
Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) co-located at the University of 
Colorado Denver and the University of Washington.
Eligibility Criteria for Native Investigators
Candidates from fields such as medicine, nursing, public health, 
anthropology, psychology, sociology, and other social and behavioral 
sciences are encouraged to apply.
Criteria for admission to the program include:
    Native status, with documentation as needed and/or appropriate tribal affiliation,
    An advanced degree such as an MD, PhD, DSW, JD, EdD or the equivalent, in one of the social, behavioral, or health sciences, or law or education; and
    Ability to demonstrate the relevance and need for training to future plans and career development.
Native Investigator Program Description
The Native Investigator Program is a career development program that 
focuses on acquiring the skills and knowledge necessary for submission 
of a career development grant and progression to an independently-funded 
research career. The training program includes formal didactic sessions, 
workshops, mini-courses, regular meetings, mentoring activities by 
Core Faculty, and consultations with Affiliated Faculty. Personnel, 
resources, and activities originate from both the University of 
Colorado-Denver and the University of Washington in Seattle. The 
specific aims of the Native Investigator Development Program are:
    To increase the number of AI/AN professionals capable of conducting research in areas of high priority among Native elders, in particular those that aim to reduce health disparities and achieve health equity; 
    To establish mentoring relationships between senior scholars and Native Investigators to study the  health of the aging AI/AN population;
    To improve the methodological skills of Native Investigators by participation in Secondary Data Analyses and Pilot Studies studying the health of older AIAN; and
    To submit a career development award to continue on a career trajectory toward becoming independent investigators studying the health of aging AI/AN.
Instructions for Applicants:
Thank you for your interest in applying for the 2014-2015 Native 
Investigator Development Program (NIDP).
In addition to the information captured on the web-based application 
(, the following documents should be submitted 
via email, no later than August 5, 2013: *New Date*
    Cover Letter – Your Cover Letter should Include your reason for applying to the NIDP as well as your commitment to the Native population.
    Current Curricula Vitae (CV).
    Three letters of recommendation.
    A writing sample. Please submit one of the following, listed in descending order of preference:
    First-author peer-reviewed journal article;
    First-author book chapter;
    Same types of publication, but in preparation; or
    Dissertation/thesis chapter.
Please complete the online application first. The additional application 
materials listed above should be sent to Linda Smith, the NERC Program 
Coordinator, at
All documents should be sent in electronic format, either PDF or 
Microsoft Word. Please contact Linda Smith directly if you have any 
questions or concerns regarding the application process or the required 
application materials. The deadline for submitting application materials 
is August 5, 2013.*New Date*
Linda A Smith | Research Program Assistant
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus | 
Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health
13055 E. 17th Avenue, Rm. 328A | Mail Stop F800
Aurora, CO 80045
303-724-7889 | |


The Cherokee National Holiday is a celebration of Cherokee heritage, 
cultural awareness, and reuniting of families. Thousands of Cherokees 
and visitors from across the United States and abroad make the pilgrimage 
to the historic Cherokee Nation capital in Tahlequah, Oklahoma to 
renew friendships and celebrate the Cherokee spirit. The holiday has 
been observed annually since 1953 to commemorate the signing of the 
1839 Cherokee Constitution. With an exciting array of entertainment, 
cultural and athletic events, it has grown into one of the largest 
festivals in Oklahoma, attracting more than 100,000 visitors from 
across the world.


11th Biennial Language Is Life Gathering
September 13-15, 2013

Join us for our 21st year at the 11th biennial Language is Life gathering 
at the beautiful Marin Headlands on Sept 13-15, 2013. Come share and learn 
about language revitalization and revival. At our last Language is Life 
there were over 200 California Indians that came together to share their 
experiences and hopes of language revitalization, get ideas from each 
other, and attend a wide array of workshops and lectures on language 
teaching and learning methods, family language and cultural practices, 
funding, recording and computer technology, language research, and other 
relevant topics.


Call To Artists for the NMAI Art Market
Washington, D.C. & New York City, December 7 & 8, 2013
Application deadline: September 6, 2013


News Articles, etc.:

I wrote the first article :-)

Bushyhead served as major Cherokee-San Diego connection

400 years later, a legendary Iroquois treaty comes under attack

Cara Cowan Watts, Cherokee Nation Tribal Council

Hungry aboriginal people used in bureaucrats' experiments

South Dakota “Sovereign Citizens”/Fake Indians Indicted by Feds

Extinct No More: Hia-Ced O'odham Officially Join Tohono O'odham Nation

Hia-Ced O’odham thought to be extinct

Sacred Item Returned To Hopi

Give us our own police: Quebec’s First Nations

Fight the Power: 100 Heroes of Native Resistance, Part 1

Tribal Consultation in the Kaibab National Forest and Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

Veronica’s biological parents pursue separate hearings

An 1894 Hopi Petition: "Let Us Keep Our Communal Land"

We Are Still Here: 40 Years of AIM in Photographs

Scratch by scratch, vandals are destroying 9 Mile's treasures

Modern Technology Aids Repairs To 14th-Century Kiva At Bandelier National Monument

Ojibwe Language Project spreads in Bemidji

UMaine gets grant to create Penobscot Nation dictionary

Native Issues in the Halls of Government

Abandoned in Indian Country

Terry Nelson letter about state of Dakota Nation in Canada

Rediscovering a Lost Native American Language

Pop Wild Rice and Eat Stinging Nettles Without Getting Burned


Statement from the Assembly of Manitoba Grand Chief Derek Nepinak regarding the "Certificate of Indian Status"

Native American languages in jeopardy, KU researchers find

Vanishing Voices: (Lots of photos and short articles)

UC and Native Americans: Unsettled Remains UC Campuses Have Been Too Slow in Returning Native American Bones and Artifacts.

Native Sun News: Film brings Native philosophy to mainstream

Ancient Native Americans' Living Descendants Revealed

New Rules Make it Easier for Natives to Get Eagle Feathers

Native group threatens to take Ottawa to court over Muskrat Falls project

The Way Forward

Open Letter to Treaty Nations Assembled in Treaty No. 6 Territory

Cherokee Nation Blasts Court Reversal in Baby Veronica Case

Blackfeet Nation man arrested for posting on Facebook group

Great Falls Man Released After Being Jailed for Facebook Comments

No Comment: Blackfeet Nation goes quiet on controversial matters

CN offers UKB trust land compromise

Residential school commission received nutritional experiment documents in 2010

Apaches defend water and oppose Resolution Copper mine

Untelling the Big Lie: The Murder of Two Blackfeet by Lewis & Clark Party

Navajos Launch Direct Action Against Big Coal

Overlapping meetings to test First Nations leaders

Paleoamerican Odyssey Conference Scheduled for October 17-19 in Santa Fe

Musings From Devils Tower National Monument

What’s a QR Code Doing on That Blanket?

Broader health law exemption for Native Americans

1000 residents of the Siksika Nation displaced after Flood

CMHR rejects 'genocide' for native policies

Cherokee Fire Dancers Leap Into Northern California Blazes


Rare Boat Effigy Found on California Island


Canada's Sins: Govt. Starved Sitting Bull to Push Him Back to U.S.

Longhorn Mountain: Sacred Places and Cultural Genocide

B.C. residential school survivor says he was starved

‘Lost Sparrow’ tells her story of adoption, reconnection

Vandalism in National Parks and the Social Media Effect

Tribes Receive $3.7 million In Historic Preservation Grants From National Park Service

Johnny Depp’s Tonto Isn’t Offensive, Just Weird, Says the Director of the American Indian Museum

Past and present unite cultural preservation

Neskantaga Community In Crisis After Deaths

Rallies held across Canada over aboriginal nutritional experiments

Osage case brings up free press issues

Water Power: 15 Tribes Have a Say in Modernizing the Columbia River Treaty

New Developments in theAdoptive Couple v. Baby Girl Ongoing Adoption Case

2,000-Year-Old Pyramid and Burials Unearthed in Eastern Mexico

Mohawk Nation News: Pipe Dreams

Residential schools left painful memories, hearing told

How the Battle of Little Bighorn Was Won

An aboriginal template for a sustainable economy

Why Are Jim Thorpe’s Olympic Records Still Not Recognized?

Summer Solstice Sites in Southwestern Arizona

Yosemite National Park Features New Exhibit On Native American Culture

CSU Unveils How-To-Get-to-College Brochure in Luiseño Language

Alaska Native Languages: Back in the home, at long last

Ojibway Elder Beth Elson Leads in Defending Springwater Provincial Park

First Nations reject federal education blueprint

Tribe investigates Lumbee chairman’s land purchase

A ‘Pissed’ Boehner Leading Latest Indian War on Food Stamps

O'odham protest Border Patrol desecration of O'odham ceremonies

Geronimo’s Appeal to Theodore Roosevelt

Mikwendaagoziwag - Memorial at Sandy Lake. Mikwendaagoziwag in Ojibwe means: We remember them.

Call for more Mi'kmaq education in schools

Lost City of Powhatan

Cherokees file motion seeking to stop Keetoowahs from operating Tahlequah casino

Where the Buffalo No Longer Roamed

Glooscap First Nations manager accused of stealing $150K

Manipulating Genocide

Survivors of St. Anne's residential school still traumatized

Changes approved in Cobell payments to heirs

Gravel Mining Puts Kiowa Sacred Place in Peril

Ford Motor Company Fund awards $60,000 to American Indian College Fund

Kolaskin, A Sanpoil Prophet

Earliest European Interior Fort Uncovered in North Carolina

Fort Tells of Spain’s Early Ambitions

Oldest European Fort in the Inland U.S. Discovered in Appalachians

Top Five Terms You'll Hear at a Pow Wow

Glooscap residents frustrated by financial scandal

Road widening leads crews to discover ancient civilization

First Nations leaders tell inquiry Manitoba girl's death due to 'colonialism'

A new era of aboriginal prosperity

USDA to fund smart grid projects, nearly $10 million for Native communities

Pueblo Governors Move to Restructure All Indian Pueblo Council

Pipeline approval will spark big battle

Is This Our Land? Storyteller Reflects on Grandmother and History

Did You Know They're Native III? Opens Saturday at the Mitchell

Nepotism: The Scourge of Tribal Employment Practices, By Dr. Erich Longie

Osage student receives Udall Scholarship

The Red Road is not for Sale

A Seminole Warrior Cloaked in Defiance

Aboriginal leaders worry about oil industry pollution on traditional lands

First Nations react after brutal assault by Quebec police caught on video

25 Magazine Covers Featuring Beautiful American Indians

Conn. lawsuit is dismissed against ex-President Zedillo of Mexico over Acteal massacre

Haircutting threat at Cheyenne River store

Stela Records Forgotten Maya History

Stone Monument Adds Chapter of Maya History

Smoke Screens: Indian Mascots and Teaching Indian History in Oregon

Who Can Tell Me Who is an American Indian?

3 Myths About Native Americans That Need to Be Put to Rest

An Ancestry of African-Native Americans

Aglukkaq takes environment post as Ottawa seeks to win over First Nations, U.S.

Conservatives sowing divisions among First Nations communities, Trudeau says

True Immigration Reform Must Tell Truth of First Occupants of This Land

Two Row Wampum agreement is real even though written treaty is fake, Journal of Early American History says in special issue

$4.6 million for Drought Relief Coming to Navajo Nation

Maya Land Rights By Amerindian Peoples Liberation Front

Calf Shirt's Revenge

Karl Bodmer and the Indians

Indians Discuss Johnny Depp on Al Jazeera: That's Globalization!

First Nations should realize the AFN backs our treaty ambitions

Nova Scotia First Nations communities release bulletins on health issues

Cherokee Former IHS Director Gets U.S. Surgeon General Nomination

Ruling On Leased Slots Opens Door To On-Reservation Personal Property Taxes

Zebrafish Help Identify Mutant Gene in Rare Muscle Disease

Agua Caliente Water Rights Lawsuit Puts Agencies in Hot Water

Sand Creek Massacre Descendants File Suit for Broken Treaty

Yukon court orders territory to consult First Nation Overturns decision to allow mining project on White River First Nation lands

Federal Court grants rights to Métis, non-status Indians

Fed Up! Why D.C. Must Invest in Tribal Development

Judge hears arguments on Wappo recognition

Landowner Protects Historic Sites in Path of Power Project

Carlisle: The Children Who Never Came Home

Who Were the Six Indian Chiefs in Teddy Roosevelt’s Inaugural Parade?

Sand Creek Descendants Seek Reparations for 1864 Massacre

Coming of Age Ceremony Coming Back to Grand Ronde

Tribal leaders meet at Florence County archaeological dig site

First Nations in Saskatchewan urged to write their own education rules

Attawapiskat chief slams audit leak as 'distraction'

An Architect of Self-Determination Act Honored by U.S. Senator

Feds hear about Indian tribe recognition proposal

Memories fade of Wiseman Massacre 150 years ago

Tribes Must Implement Changes to Take Advantage of the VAWA's Tribal Provisions

Are Treaties the Supreme Law of the Land?

Asian Origins of Native American Dogs Confirmed

Study of Mitochondrial DNA Ties Ancient Remains to Living Descendants

Of Climate, Kings and Cenotes

Natives Lead All Star Cast of Veterans at MLB Midsummer Classic

Mexico unveils stone-age etchings

Mets Alter Event, Upsetting American Indian Group

Zombies and Indians

Youths learn Native American culture, traditions at nature camp

Wet'suwet'en First Nation reaches win/win agreement with Huckleberry Mines

Grief on the edge of the tar sands

Assembly of First Nations Continues to Support and Advocate First Nations Driving Change; Leaders Reaffirm Direction Forward

Carol Evans Becomes First Woman in 25 Years Elected to Tribal Council

Sprague sworn in as new tribal ogema

Outrage Over News That Starving Children Were Studied Like Lab Rats

Murkowski: Alaska Natives Deserve “More Action Than Rhetoric” from Administration

Sacred Cenotes

Edward Curtis’ Epic Project to Photograph Native Americans

Indian Health Advocate Gordon Belcourt Walks On

Heavy metal inspires poet

New treaty alliance to demand meeting with Harper

The Heart of Dance: Prima Ballerina Maria Tallchief Honored in Ballet

Yakama/Umatilla fishing rights activist threatened with arrest for traditional cultural camp

Stolen Metis bell of Batoche returned to Saskatchewan

Badlands South Unit to feature Native American heritage

Native American Journalists Association Elects Board of Directors, Names New President

Awesome Aztec Superfood Is Also Beautiful in Your Garden

Hopes for a Fish Revival as a Dam Is Demolished

The Moko Returns: More Than A Tattoo

Indian tribe that once proposed North Lawrence casino purchases large tract along interstate

Oglala leader discusses liquor and per caps

In Penokees camp, tribes flex treaty muscles to block mine

Potential pre-Clovis site found off Carolina coast

Carved stone boat found on California island

New Maya stela tells story of powerful princess, her husband, their son, and a century of war

Winnemem Wintu Chief opposes Shasta Dam raise plan

Big Bear's Next Act: Saginaw Grant Raising Funds for 'Eagle Lake'

Navajo Code Talker David Patterson Takes Military Honors at MLB All-Star Game


Video and Audio Files:

Residential school survivors' male descendants speak out
8th Fire: Aboriginal peoples, Canada and The Way Forward

Bell of Batoche rings again after long, hidden silence

Truth and reconciliation commission at centre of honour the apology rallies

“Winter in the Blood” film a labor of love for Native American actors

Ex-Mohawk police chief says RCMP, OPP, SQ afflicted by racism

Cherokee Phoenix Videos

Lord of the Strings to perform at Native American Dance Fest

Arizona roadside prehistoric site

Aaron Carapella and the Tribal Nations Map

June Ok Magazine

Deer Lake First Nation Commemoration Video

Ganondagan to host Native American Dance & Music Festival

W&L Anthropologist Weighs Johnny Depp's Tonto

Haleakala: A Sacred Place

Pain on the Reservation

Oklahoma-based tribe buys land near Lawrence

Pearl Means, Remembering Russell

Klahoose First Nation Aboriginal Day 2013

Apache war song

Harper government says no to inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women

Video allegedly shows Quebec cops beating Innu man

Black ash trees central to Mi’kmaq culture now at risk

The Fancy Dancer. A documentary film of a Native American man's journey to health and well-being through Native American dance.

Kevin Annett - Genocide in Canada Past and Present

Columbus - Genocide of Native America

American Holocaust of Native American Indians (30 minutes)

Andrea Smith: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide

POOREST place in AMERICA Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

"Thanksgiving": "The untold genocide of the Native Americans"

Native American Genocide and the New World Order

Protest, Resistance, and Dissent in Native Americans

Pine Ridge Reservation Disaster Area

Canadian Holocaust -Try Not to Cry

Women Warriors of the Great Plains

Red Crow says goodbye

New York State's Path Through History was settled long ago by the State's Native Americans

The War of 1812 in New York State

Travel to Veracruz

Support Native American Suicide Prevention Act

Looking Back Woman

Vatican art restorers touch up Native American art for U.S. visit

What the Fork: Wes Studi


Tribal Newsletters:

Tsawout First Nation

The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune,_2013.pdf

Chickasaw Times

Keweenaw Bay Ojibwe Newsletter

Muscogee (Creek) Nation,%202013sm.pdf

Osage News July 2013 PDF edition

Sault Tribe

Saginaw Chippewa

Moose Cree First Nation's official newsletter

Quatsino First Nation Newsletter

We Wai Kai Nation

We Wai Kum First Nation

Toquaht Nation

Ucluelet First Nation

Simpcw First Nation

Williams Lake Indian Band

Tk'emlups First Nation

Xatsull First Nation (Soda Creek Indian Band)

Kitselas First Nation


History section:

Here are some randomly picked 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

  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,

  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

  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.

  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
  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.

Have a great month.

Phil Konstantin

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

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Native American History For Dummies

I wrote six of the twenty-four chapters in this book. I am credited with being the technical editor. Book Description:
Native American History For Dummies introduces readers to the thousand-year-plus history of the first inhabitants of North America and explains their influence on the European settlement of the continent. Covering the history and customs of the scores of tribes that once populated the land, this friendly guide features vivid studies of the lives of such icons as Pocahontas, Sitting Bull, and Sacagawea; discusses warfare and famous battles, offering new perspectives from both battle lines; and includes new archaeological and forensic evidence, as well as oral histories that show events from the perspective of these indigenous peoples. The authors worked in concert with Native American authorities, institutions, and historical experts to provide a wide range of insight and information.
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Treaties With American Indians I wrote an article and several appendix items for this book.
Clips from a review on *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.

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