November 2012 Newsletter from
"This Day in North American Indian History"
by Phil Konstantin
Copyright © © Phil Konstantin (1996-2013)

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Phil Konstantin's November 2012 Newsletter
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O'siyo (Cherokee for Howdy),

This is my 21th attempt to send this newsletter.

A few days ago the San Diego Cherokee Community had our annual
picnic. This was our Principal Chief Bill John Baker's first
visit as chief. It is always good to get together with all of
the local Cherokees. The Chief brought several folks with him
from our tribal headquarters in Oklahoma. One of the big attractions
was the making of our new photo ID cards. According to Chief Baker
he has used the new tribal member cards as ID at airports.
It is good to have a tribal issued citizenship card which looks
much more official than our previous one. If you are a citizen
of the Cherokee Nation, I highly recommend getting one of
these new IDs. Here are two articles about the new cards:

Photo ID now part of Cherokee Nation Citizen Blue Cards
http://www.cherokee.org/PressRoom/33231/Press_Article.aspx

Cherokee Nation Issue New Photo ID; Card Does Not Meet
Oklahoma Voter ID Criteria
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/10/31/cherokee-nation-issue-new-photo-id-card-does-not-meet-oklahoma-voter-id-criteria-143140

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While I am not what you might call an "active" user of Facebook,
I do have a page. Please feel free to visit. I'll be happy
to "friend" you, if you like.

http://www.facebook.com/philkon

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As many of you know, I am a real space buff. A friend sent
me this link to a time-lapsed photo video of the space
shuttle being moved through Los Angeles over city sreets.
My favorite part is when it has to wiggle around a tree.
It is surprising how close it got to some homes as it went
through the back streets in order to get to its new home.


http://framework.latimes.com/2012/10/15/time-lapse-video-space-shuttle-endeavours-trek-across-l-a/

Phil


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Link of the Month for November 2012:

Kanien’kehá:ka Onkwawén:na Raotitióhkwa Language and Cultural Center
http://www.korkahnawake.org/

Here is a message from the Executive Director Donna Goodleaf:

Wa’tkwanonhwerá:ton, on behalf of the Staff and Board of Directors,
welcome to the official website of Kanien’kehá:ka Onkwawén:na Raotitióhkwa language and Cultural Center (KORLCC). KORLCC holds the community mandate to develop, implement and deliver diverse language and cultural education programs, projects and services to safeguard the sustainability of our language and cultural traditions for the benefit of our present and future generations. We hope you enjoy your visit.


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Treaty of the Month:

Treaty of Peace and Friendship concluded by [His Excellency Charles
Lawrence] Esq. Govr and Comr. in Chief in and over his Majesty's Province of Nova Scotia or Accadia with Paul Laurent chief of the LaHave tribe of Indians at Halifax in the Province of N.S. or Acadia.

You can see a transcript here:
http://www.cbu.ca/mrc/treaties/1760-1761


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California Judges Benchguide: Indian Child Welfare Act (2012 edition)

http://www.calindian.org/icwa-benchguide/113-judges-benchguide-2012


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It seems that the Obama Administration has decided to change the
name of the American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month to
the "National Native American Heritage Month." Oh, well. Here is
a link to the official proclamation.


Presidential Proclamation -- National Native American
Heritage Month, 2012
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/11/01/presidential-proclamation-national-native-american-heritage-month-2012



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The National Museum of the American Indian Fall 2012 Magazine
has just come out. You can see it online here:

http://content.yudu.com/A1yt4b/fall2012/resources/index.htm


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Online News stories in no particular order, with two exceptions.

Some people (mostly those with an agenda of some sort to promote, or
money to make) have been saying that December 21, 2012 is the end
of the world according to ancient Mayan calendars. Here is an
interesting article about a large group of Mayas in Guatemala who
have asked the government to stop allowing people to twist their
calendar around to suggest the end of the world is coming. (IE,
they say it is not going to happen, it is just the end of the
present cycle, like 2000 was not the end of the world in the
western calendar):


Mayans demand an end to 2012 doomsday myth
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/10/24/mayan-demand-an-end-to-2012-doomsday-myth/

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Russell Means died last month. I have always had mixed emotions
about him. He did some very good and powerful things as a part
of his activist activities. He has also "gone off of the deep end" many times, in my opinion. He was a spirited leader, and could be a deeply flawed person from time to time, too. I have talked about him with several Lakotas. Most of them shared my general mixed feelings. Whether you liked him or not, he was a major force in Indian Country for a long time.


The Russell Means I Knew By Robert Chanate
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/10/24/the-russell-means-i-knew-141684

Russell Means remembered as man of inspiration
http://nativetimes.com/life/people/7995-russell-means-remembered-as-man-of-inspiration

Russell Means: A Look at His Journey Through Life
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/10/22/russell-means-a-look-at-his-journey-through-life-141444

Former American Indian Movement activist Russell Means dies
http://nativetimes.com/life/people/7979-former-american-indian-movement-activist-russell-means-dies

Hundreds gather to remember Russell Means
http://www.indianz.com/News/2012/007568.asp

Russell Means: More Than Meets the Eye
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/ict_sbc/russell-means-more-than-meets-the-eye

Two South Dakotans left their mark on Indian Country
http://www.indianz.com/News/2012/007548.asp

My Brief Encounter With Russell Means
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/ict_sbc/my-brief-encounter-with-russell-means

Russell Means: A Hero Moves On by Winona LaDuke
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/ict_sbc/russell-means-a-hero-moves-on

Russell Means, Lightning and Sexiness: The Toughest Indian in the Whole Wide World
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/ict_sbc/russell-means-lightning-and-sexiness-the-toughest-indian-in-the-whole-wide-world

On Wounded Knee
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/24/opinion/the-siege-of-wounded-knee.html

Russell Means, Who Clashed With Law as He Fought for Indians,
Is Dead at 72
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/23/us/russell-means-american-indian-activist-dies-at-72.html

Family of Russell Means hosts honoring ceremony in Pine Ridge
http://www.indianz.com/News/2012/007491.asp

Longtime Indian activist Russell Means dies at 72
http://www.mercurynews.com/columns/ci_21827502/russell-means-indian-activist-actor-dies-at-72

Indian Activist Defied Federal Power
http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB10001424052970203406404578072613328689772-lMyQjAxMTAyMDIwMzEyNDMyWj.html

Activist Russell Means a true Native catalyst
http://journalstar.com/news/national/activist-russell-means-dies-at/article_4180487e-ac83-5bc2-9499-278198ae5894.html

Occupy Wounded Knee: A 71-Day Siege and a Forgotten Civil Rights Movement
http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/10/occupy-wounded-knee-a-71-day-siege-and-a-forgotten-civil-rights-movement/263998/

Lakota Oyate lose a special warrior in Russell Means
http://www.indianz.com/News/2012/007527.asp

Russell Means : Visionary Travels On
http://www.lastrealindians.com/axCommentDetails.php?postId=2112

Activist Russell Means succumbs to cancer
http://www.indianz.com/News/2012/007510.asp

Russell Means’s Death Inspires Pine Ridge to Declare War on Cancer
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/10/23/russell-meanss-death-inspires-pine-ridge-to-declare-war-on-cancer-141555

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Navajo Cops" director shares his experience filming the six-episode series
http://www.reznetnews.org/article/navajo-cops-director-shares-his-experience-filming-six-episode-series

Annett, B: About LaCrosse and the Doctrine of Discovery
http://whispernthunder.org/About_LaCrosse.html

Gwen Stefani and No Doubt Release Latest Music Video, Its Stereotypical Native Theme Garners Criticism
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/11/03/gwen-stefani-and-no-doubt-release-latest-music-video-its-stereotypical-native-theme-garners-criticism-143856

No Doubt Pulls ‘Looking Hot’ Video and Issues Apology
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/11/03/no-doubt-pulls-looking-hot-video-and-issues-apology-143882

Yeehaw! Gwen Stefani dresses as a Native American, cavorts with a wolf, and ends up handcuffed in No Doubt's new Wild West themed music video
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2227169/Gwen-Stefani-dresses-Native-American-cavorts-wolf-ends-handcuffed-No-Doubts-new-Wild-West-themed-music-video.html


First Nation’s challenge over tar-sands threat could curb mine expansion
http://www.indianz.com/News/2012/007598.asp

Yakama Elder Talks About Kateri’s Canonization and What it Means to Native Catholics
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/11/02/yakama-elder-talks-about-kateris-canonization-and-what-it-means-to-native-catholics-143598 http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/11/02/yakama-elder-talks-about-kateris-canonization-and-what-it-means-to-native-catholics-143598#ixzz2BFl2IkVM

Boy's miracle cure makes 'Lily of the Mohawks' first Native American saint
http://nativetimes.com/life/people/7964-boys-miracle-cure-makes-lily-of-the-mohawks-first-native-american-saint

Pope announces first Native American saint
http://www.examiner.com/article/pope-announces-first-native-american-saint

New Navajo sci-fi film "6th World" gives a glimpse into Navajo creation story
http://www.reznetnews.org/article/new-navajo-sci-fi-film-6th-world-gives-glimpse-navajo-creation-story

Annett, B: The Invisible People
http://whispernthunder.org/The_Invisible_People.html

Kiowa Election Board holding special election Dec. 22
http://nativetimes.com/news/tribal/7990-kiowa-election-board-holding-special-election-dec-22

'Island of the Blue Dolphins' woman's cave believed found
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lone-woman-cave-20121027,0,1564818.story

Shinnecock Nation still out of power following Hurricane Sandy
http://www.indianz.com/News/2012/007599.asp

USET Starts Fund for Shinnecock Hurricane Relief as Seminoles Help Assess Damage
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/11/03/uset-starts-fund-for-shinnecock-hurricane-relief-as-seminoles-help-assess-damage-143872

Brucker, M:  Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address
http://whispernthunder.org/Thanksgiving_Address.html

Native women face patchwork of policies for Plan B
http://nativetimes.com/life/health/7993-native-women-face-patchwork-of-policies-for-plan-b

Assimilation in 1920
http://www.nativeamericannetroots.net/diary/1388/assimilation-in-1920

Archaeology group buys 2 Iroquois sites in NY
http://online.wsj.com/article/APd56060e3a7ff46c0885b9d070979d58d.html

Rapper Wab Kinew Helps Launch Native American Heritage Month at Columbia and Barnard
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/11/03/rapper-wab-kinew-helps-launch-native-american-heritage-month-at-columbia-and-barnard-143750

Brucker, M: Wounded Knee History
http://whispernthunder.org/Wounded_Knee_History.html

Pawnee officials still mum on settlement money, exclude media from meeting
http://nativetimes.com/news/tribal/8007-pawnee-officials-still-mum-on-settlement-money-exclude-media-from-meeting

George Smith, Navajo code talker from World War II dies
http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/01/us/navajo-code-talker-dies/index.html

Kennewick Man bones not from Columbia Valley, scientist tells tribes
http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2019387577_bones10m.html

Portland, Oregon Indians Seek to Maintain Role in City Government
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/11/03/portland-oregon-indians-seek-to-maintain-role-in-city-government-143828

Burrows, M: Dakota Drought 2012
http://whispernthunder.org/Dakota_Drought_2012.html

Oklahoma tribe on track to buy La., Miss. casinos
http://nativetimes.com/business/gaming/8001-oklahoma-tribe-on-track-to-buy-la-miss-casinos

Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Chairman Burke died by own hand
http://www.rgj.com/article/20121101/NEWS/121101019/Pyramid-Lake-Paiute-Tribe-Chairman-Burke-died-by-own-hand?gcheck=1&nclick_check=1

The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, Idaho State University collaborate on Education Pilot Project
http://www2.isu.edu/headlines/?p=4019

The Michif Language
http://www.nativeamericannetroots.net/diary/1390/the-michif-language

US Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Against Muscogee Nation, HUD Prevails in Investment Dispute
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/11/03/us-tenth-circuit-court-of-appeals-rules-against-muscogee-nation-hud-prevails-in-investment-dispute-143468

Chalk, M: Ask White Star: When Anger is a Good Thing
http://whispernthunder.org/Ask_White_Star.html

NCAA agreement allows some UND Sioux logos to stay
http://nativetimes.com/sports/mainstream/7881-ncaa-agreement-allows-some-und-sioux-logos-to-stay

Senecas, hedging their bets, give $25,000 to Assembly Democrats
http://www.buffalonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20121101/CITYANDREGION/121109947/1003

Scientists warn deep ocean iron dump could have serious consequences for ocean
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/technology/Haida%20village%20company%20legal%20counsel%20defend%20controversial%20project/7414249/story.html

Native Americans Swim From Alcatraz to San Francisco To Inspire Healthy Change
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/10/26/native-americans-swim-from-alcatraz-to-san-francisco-to-inspire-healthy-change-141959

Yupiit Fight for Restoration of Indigenous Fishing Rights in Alaska
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/11/02/yupiit-fight-for-restoration-of-indigenous-fishing-rights-in-alaska-143741

Chalk, M:  Quanah Parker
http://whispernthunder.org/Quanah_Parker.html

National tribal group focuses on voter ID laws
http://nativetimes.com/news/politics/7998-national-tribal-group-focuses-on-voter-id-laws

The tribes' view: Abundance will save salmon, not greed
http://www.statesmanjournal.com/article/20121101/OPINION/311010059/The-tribes-view-Abundance-will-save-salmon-not-greed?nclick_check=1

Saskatchewan First Nations chief removed for vote-buying
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/story/2012/10/09/sk-moosomin-chief-removed-1210.html

Musqueam celebrates ‘huge win’ to protect ancient burial site
http://www.ammsa.com/publications/ravens-eye/musqueam-celebrates-%E2%80%98huge-win%E2%80%99-protect-ancient-burial-site

The Archaeology of Head-Smashed-In, Alberta
http://www.nativeamericannetroots.net/diary/1391/the-archaeology-of-headsmashedin-alberta

After Controversial Ishi Play, University of California, Berkeley Co-Sponsors Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration to Promote Healing
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/10/30/after-controversial-ishi-play-university-of-california-berkeley-co-sponsors-indigenous-peoples-day-celebration-to-promote-healing-140982

Clark, J: City’s Celebration is an Insult to Florida’s Indigenous Population
http://whispernthunder.org/Insult_to_FL_Indigenous_.html

Umatilla tribes hope to trim wild horse numbers
http://nativetimes.com/news/wildlife/7968-umatilla-tribes-hope-to-trim-wild-horse-numbers

Tribal Member Banished from Hoopa Reservation
http://www.tworiverstribune.com/2012/10/tribal-member-banished-from-hoopa-reservation/

Sonoma, Napa counties appeal judge's decision on Wappo tribe's federal lawsuit
http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20121029/ARTICLES/121029486/1010/sports?Title=Sonoma-Napa-counties-appeal-decision-on-Wappo-tribe-lawsuit-

Beyond Blood: Rethinking Indigenous Identity
http://intercontinentalcry.org/beyond-blood-rethinking-indigenous-identity/

Children of San Pasqual members press for enrollment in tribe
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/oct/27/tribal-descendants-seek-official-recognition-a/

Big dreams of tribe lead to big troubles
http://kumeyaay.com/kumeyaay-news/2990-big-dreams-of-tribe-lead-to-big-troubles.html

Sacred Bison Honoring Site Destroyed for Coal Underneath
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/10/29/sacred-bison-honoring-site-destroyed-for-coal-underneath-142867

Dick, RMS: At the Rising of the Morning Star
http://whispernthunder.org/Rising_of_Morning_Star.html

Writer promotes racial reconciliation
http://nativetimes.com/life/people/7996-writer-promotes-racial-reconciliation

Meskwaki Inc. leader looks to expand tribe’s business
http://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/554126/Meskwaki-Inc--leader-looks-to-expand-tribe-s-business.html?nav=5005

IHS facilities offer patchwork of options for Native women seeking emergency contraception
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/ihs-facilities-offer-patchwork-of-options-for-native-women-seeking-emergency-contraception/2012/10/25/35d41bda-1ef8-11e2-8817-41b9a7aaabc7_story.html

Allies no more
http://aptn.ca/pages/news/2012/10/25/allies-no-more/

Ojibwa Migrations
http://www.nativeamericannetroots.net/diary/1392/ojibwa-migrations

Supreme Court refuses to take Kimberly Craven's Cobell appeal
http://www.indianz.com/News/2012/007539.asp

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Hearing of Kimberly Craven’s Cobell Appeal
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/10/29/u-s-supreme-court-denies-hearing-of-kimberly-cravens-cobell-appeal-142784

Gerber, SP: What is the Navajo’s Take on 2012?
http://whispernthunder.org/Navajo_s_Take_on_2012.html

6 Nations unite against domestic violence
http://nativetimes.com/life/people/7991-6-nations-unite-against-domestic-violence

Native American Heritage Month has a surprising origin
http://www.examiner.com/article/native-american-heritage-month-has-a-surprising-origin

IHS leader vows to follow Supreme Court decision on contracts
http://www.indianz.com/News/2012/007517.asp

Rare Kermode 'spirit bear' moved to Kamloops wildlife park
http://www.cbc.ca/news/offbeat/story/2012/10/30/bc-kermode-kamloops-spirit.html

You Indians Need to Worry about More Important Things than Halloween Costumes
http://www.lastrealindians.com/axCommentDetails.php?postId=2115

‘Assassin’s Creed III’: A Critical Success, and a Cultural Milestone
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/10/30/assassins-creed-iii-a-critical-success-and-a-cultural-milestone-142917

Julien, C: Thinking in the Four Directions
http://whispernthunder.org/Thinking_in_4_Directions.html

Native American fashion magazine launches online
http://nativetimes.com/life/people/7958-native-american-fashion-magazine-launches-online

Apocalypic, mysterious plague killed millions of Native Americans in the 1500s
http://www.examiner.com/article/apocalypic-mysterious-plague-killed-millions-of-native-americans-the-1500s

Lakota Voice Project confronts youth suicide
http://www.indianz.com/News/2012/007488.asp

The proud tradition of the Apache Scout
http://www.silverbelt.com/v2_news_articles.php?heading=0&story_id=4307&page=77

Aboriginal Farming in New England
http://www.nativeamericannetroots.net/diary/1393/aboriginal-farming-in-new-england

Dr. Phil Show To Feature Perspective of Adoptive Parents in ‘Battle Over Baby Veronica’
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/10/18/dr-phil-show-to-feature-perspective-of-adoptive-parents-in-battle-over-baby-veronica-140694

Dr. Phil?s Hollywood-ized Adoption Propaganda
http://www.lastrealindians.com/axCommentDetails.php?postId=2107

Viewers Respond to Dr. Phil Episode About Baby Veronica Custody Battle: Boycott the Anti-Native American Dr. Phil Show
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/10/19/viewers-respond-to-dr-phil-episode-about-baby-veronica-custody-battle-boycott-the-anti-native-american-dr-phil-show-140901

Native medicine wheel model sees followers
http://www.indianz.com/News/2012/007422.asp

Tribe calls congresswoman's comments 'an outrageous and unacceptable insult to all Native Americans'
http://www.kumeyaay.com/kumeyaay-news/3016-agua-caliente-band-of-cahuilla-indians-criticizes-mary-bono-mack-remarks.html

Lower Elwha Klallam
http://www.sequimgazette.com/realestate/article.exm/2012-10-30_lower_elwha_klallam

Don't Make Me Rip Those Chicken Feathers Off You
http://www.lastrealindians.com/axCommentDetails.php?postId=2114

The Gap’s Manifest Destiny T-Shirt Debacle: An Interview With Corine Fairbanks of AIM-Southern California
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/10/16/the-gaps-manifest-destiny-t-shirt-debacle-an-interview-with-corine-fairbanks-of-aim-southern-california-140365

Pope, J: Meaning of Sacredness
http://whispernthunder.org/Meaning_of_Sacredness.html

Pine Ridge residents find media coverage exploitative
http://nativetimes.com/life/people/7925-pine-ridge-residents-find-media-coverage-exploitative

The Westo Indians and Native American slavery
http://www.examiner.com/article/the-westo-indians-and-native-american-slavery

Citing ‘civic emergency,’ tribal leaders push for largest-ever Native American voter turnout
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/citing-civic-emergency-tribal-leaders-push-for-largest-ever-native-american-voter-turnout/2012/11/01/c6b34dde-23f2-11e2-92f8-7f9c4daf276a_story.html

Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas seeks governor's intervention in stalemate over reservoir
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/08489d20012d4fec95a6684b818b0f77/KS--Kickapoo-Reservoir

Final Chance This Year to Explore the Magnificent Ancient Native American Newark Octagon Earthworks
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/10/14/final-chance-this-year-to-explore-the-magnificent-ancient-native-american-newark-octagon-earthworks-139784

Hualapai mulls per capita payments from settlement
http://nativetimes.com/life/people/7903-hualapai-mulls-per-capita-payments-from-settlement

Did giants once live in North America?
http://www.examiner.com/article/did-giants-once-live-north-america

Hopi Veterans Day celebration Nov. 8-9 at Hopi Veterans Memorial Center
http://www.navajohopiobserver.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=14973&TM=33431.02

President Taft and the Indians
http://www.nativeamericannetroots.net/diary/1394/president-taft-and-the-indians

Justice Department Issues Policy on Tribal Use of Eagle Feathers and Parts
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/10/13/justice-department-issues-policy-on-tribal-use-of-eagle-feathers-and-parts-139801

Lumbees concerned about rule on eagle feathers
http://nativetimes.com/news/federal/8003-lumbees-concerned-about-rule-on-eagle-feathers

Evidence found of human sacrifice in North America
http://www.examiner.com/article/evidence-found-of-human-sacrifice-north-america

Tsáchila Nation members in Central Louisiana for cultural exchange
http://www.thetowntalk.com/article/20121102/NEWS01/211020313/Ts-chila-Nation-members-Central-Louisiana-cultural-exchange?nclick_check=1

Chief Short Cake Math Assignment Gaffe Has Lac du Flambeau Members Urging Cultural Sensitivity
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/10/04/chief-short-cake-math-assignment-gaffe-has-lac-du-flambeau-members-urging-cultural-sensitivity-137521

Feds reject casino compact between Mass. and tribe
http://nativetimes.com/business/gaming/7959-feds-reject-casino-compact-between-mass-and-tribe

Not with my religion, you don't
http://www.examiner.com/article/not-with-my-religion-you-don-t

Meskwaki tell their own story with museum
http://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/554194/Meskwaki-tell-their-own-story-with-museum.html?nav=5005

Ancient America: Florida BCE
http://www.nativeamericannetroots.net/diary/1395/ancient-america-florida-bce

Johnny Depp Makes Surprise Appearance at Comanche Nation Parade
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/09/30/photos-and-videos-johnny-depp-makes-surprise-appearance-at-comanche-nation-parade-136853

Cherokee Nation Industries named Outstanding Minority Supplier of the Year
http://nativetimes.com/business/news/7936-cherokee-nation-industries-named-outstanding-minority-supplier-of-the-year

South American and Mayan DNA discovered in Southern Appalachians
http://www.examiner.com/article/south-american-and-mayan-dna-discovered-southern-appalachians

Healing totem pole to be erected in Whitehorse
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/story/2012/11/02/north-totem-pole-whitehorse.html

Gambling measure concerns Tribe
http://www.cdapress.com/news/local_news/article_51338889-e902-5cfb-87c8-e9d479f53d2b.html

Dancing queens: Women making a comeback in the fancy dance arena
http://nativetimes.com/culture/7897-dancing-queens-women-making-a-comeback-in-the-fancy-dance-arena

These Southeastern Indians worshiped a South American sun god
http://www.examiner.com/article/these-southeastern-indians-worshiped-a-south-american-sun-god

Winnemem Wintu Tribe: Speak out against the raising of Shasta Dam
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/11/02/18724981.php

Onondaga Oren Lyons Awarded First Wisdom Fellowship
http://www.nativenewsnetwork.com/onondaga-oren-lyons-awarded-first-wisdom-fellowship.html

The Navajo Reservation in the 1950s
http://www.nativeamericannetroots.net/diary/1399/the-navajo-reservation-in-the-1950s

President Obama Names New National Monument in Colorado, Affirming Tribal Descendants’ Cultures
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/09/22/president-obama-names-new-national-monument-in-colorado-affirming-tribal-descendants-cultures-135157

Yamasee Indians almost destroyed Colony of South Carolina
http://www.examiner.com/article/yamasee-indians-almost-destroyed-colony-of-south-carolina

Journeys with First Nations puts Native businesses on tourism path
http://thecirclenews.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=50&Itemid=75

Climate Change Threatens the Ojibwe’s Wild Rice Harvest
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/11/02/climate-change-threatens-the-ojibwes-wild-rice-harvest-143579

Brighter Futures for Native Students Goal of National Indian Education Association
http://www.nativenewsnetwork.com/brighter-futures-for-native-students-goal-of-national-indian-education-association.html

Salazar and Washburn: Much Achieved, Much More to Do
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/11/02/salazar-and-washburn-much-achieved-much-more-to-do-143229

In brief: Tribe gives $1.3 million in school grants
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2012/nov/01/in-brief-tribe-gives-13-million-in-school-grants/

Spirit Lake whistleblower calls federal response ‘window dressing’
http://www.grandforksherald.com/event/article/id/248228/

Little Earth Launches Homeownership Initiative
http://thecirclenews.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=750&Itemid=1

U of A conference looks into the world of two-spirited people
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/edmonton/conference+looks+into+world+spirited+people/7492470/story.html

Cherokee Nation Foundation Awards $200,000 for Student Scholarships
http://www.nativenewsnetwork.com/cherokee-nation-foundation-awards-200000-for-student-scholarships.html

NCAI: ‘Historic’ Unity Vote Keeps Non-Federally Recognized Tribes as Full Members
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/11/01/ncai-historic-unity-vote-keeps-non-federally-recognized-tribes-as-full-members-143427

Meeting the needs of Indian educators
http://www.edmondsun.com/opinion/x688449567/Meeting-the-needs-of-Indian-educators

Sacred site in S.D. goes up for auction, leaves tribes stunned
http://thecirclenews.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=735&Itemid=1

Many believe aboriginal people don't pay enough taxes
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/story/2012/10/29/sk-taking-the-pulse-aboriginal-issues.html

10 Questions for Sherman Alexie
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2127194,00.html

Interior Provides Latest Confusion in Little Colorado River Issue
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/11/02/interior-provides-latest-confusion-in-little-colorado-river-issue-142218

Tribal School Could Lose Language Program
http://www.alaskapublic.org/2012/10/19/tribal-school-could-lose-language-program/

Shakopee Mdewakanton Chairman Stanley R. Crooks Passes On
http://thecirclenews.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=734&Itemid=62

Tensions soar at Indian reservation over taxes
http://www.wcax.com/story/19988193/tensions-soar-at-indian-reservation-over-taxes

Klamath Tribes Begin Era of Working Together in Pacific Northwest
http://www.nativenewsnetwork.com/klamath-tribes-begin-era-of-working-together-in-pacific-northwest.html

Sizing Up the Vote: The Key Races and Issues Across Indian Country, Part 1
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/11/03/sizing-up-the-vote-the-key-races-and-issues-across-indian-country-143746

KIC awarded $1.2 million Native education grant
http://www.krbd.org/2012/10/18/kic-awarded-1-2-million-native-education-grant/

Tribes and state use unique court to fight addiction
http://thecirclenews.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=733&Itemid=62

Navajo Nation without phone, internet use after copper theft
http://www.daily-times.com/ci_21918628/navajo-nation-without-phone-internet-use-after-copper

Ghost Suppers – Ottawa Tradition & Culture Still Alive
http://www.nativenewsnetwork.com/ghost-suppers-ottawa-tradition-culture-still-alive.html

Tribal College Student Appears on National Television Series
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/10/26/tribal-college-student-to-appear-on-national-television-series-this-weekend-142131

UTTC presents domestic violence program for other tribal colleges
http://bismarcktribune.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/uttc-presents-domestic-violence-program-for-other-tribal-colleges/article_bff21364-130c-11e2-88f5-001a4bcf887a.html

No unity on plan for slain, missing
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/no-unity-on-plan-for-slain-missing-177072961.html

No consensus made as aboriginal women summit concludes
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/story/2012/11/02/mb-murdered-aboriginal-women-summit.html

USGS Casts Doubt on Clovis Comet Theory
http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=3180#.UI2bY8VUWHc

Border Patrol agents find 'artifacts' in Patagonia Mountains of southern Arizona
http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_central_southern_az/tucson/Border-Patrol-Agents-find-artifacts-in-Patagonia-Mountains-of-southern-Arizona



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Videos (Some short, others 30+ minutes long)


Highway Archaeology in Pennsylvania
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/images/player/player.php?v=vidnews_oct12.mp4

Maya pyramid
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/player/player.php?v=vidnews_sep12.mp4

Highway excavations in Missouri, video interview with Dr. Tom King
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/player/player.php?v=vidnews_jul12.mp4

Adena People: Moundbuilders of Kentucky
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/player/player.php?v=adena.mp4

Ancient Fires at Cliff Palace Pond
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/player/player.php?v=cliffpal.mp4

Ancient Mound Builders: The Marksville State Historic Site
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/player/player.php?v=marksville.mp4

Archaeology: A Journey into the Past Arizona
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/player/player.php?v=archjourney.mp4

Balancing the Cosmos: Guatemala
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/player/player.php?v=cosmos.mp4

Besh-Ba-Gowah: Arizona
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/player/player.php?v=besh.mp4

Catholic Church to Name First Native American Saint
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12901/3806797

Clatsop Winter Story
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/player/player.php?v=clatsopstory.mp4

Cultural Heritage of the Great Sage Plain
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/player/player.php?v=greatsageplain.mp4

Finding Clovis: South Carolina
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/player/player.php?v=findingclovis.mp4

Ghosts of the Mountains: Pennsylvania
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/player/player.php?v=ghosts.mp4

Gila Cliff Dwellings
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/player/player.php?v=gila.mp4

Ground Zero/Sacred Ground
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/player/player.php?v=groundzero.mp4

Hopi Fires
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/player/player.php?v=hopifires.mp4

I Am Not a Costume
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/10/31/video-i-am-not-a-costume-143187

In the Shadow of the Volcano: Prehistoric Life in Northern Arizona
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/player/player.php?v=shadow.mp4

In Vivid Color: Voices from Shiloh's Mound
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/player/player.php?v=shiloh.mp4

Journey Through Time: Archaeology at St. John's in Oregon
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/player/player.php?v=stjohns.mp4

K'ante 'el - Precious Forest: Guatemala
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/player/player.php?v=kanteel.mp4

Kateri Tekakwitha to be first Native American Saint 10-19-12
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12901/3805766

Kuwoot yas.ein: His Spirit Is Looking Out from the Cave - Alaska
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/player/player.php?v=kuwoot.mp4

Last Real Indians Tribute to Russell Means
http://www.lastrealindians.com/axViewVideos.php

Legacy of Stone: Ontario, Canada
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/player/player.php?v=legacyofstone.mp4

Legacy of the Mound Builders: Ohio
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/player/player.php?v=moundbuilders.mp4

Mayas Saving Maya Culture
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/player/player.php?v=mayassavingmaya.mp4

Mayas, Aztecs and Incas in 3 parts
http://media1.archaeologychannel.org/arch/mayazinc1_300k.wmv
http://media1.archaeologychannel.org/arch/mayazinc2_300k.wmv
http://media1.archaeologychannel.org/arch/mayazinc3_300k.wmv

Mesa Verde Burns
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/player/player.php?v=mesaburns.mp4

Mesa Verde: Legacy of Stone and Spirit
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/player/player.php?v=mesaverde.mp4

Moundville: Journey Through Time: Alabama
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/player/player.php?v=moundville.mp4

New Echota Traditional Cultural Properties Study
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/player/player.php?v=NewEchota.mp4

Not Just Stones and Bones: Oregon
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/player/player.php?v=StonesNBones.mp4

Obsidian Trail: California
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/player/player.php?v=obsidian.mp4

Ocmulgee: Mysteries of the Mounds
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/player/player.php?v=ocmulgee.mp4

People of the Whale, Part 1
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/player/player.php?v=ozzette1.mp4

Poverty Point Earthworks: Evolutionary Milestones of the Americas
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/player/player.php?v=poverty.mp4

Reclaiming Our Heritage: The Monacan Indian Nation of Virginia
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/player/player.php?v=reclaiming.mp4

River Has Many Stories, The: Idaho, Oregon
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/player/player.php?v=hellscanyon.mp4

Saving the Cradle of Maya Civilization: Mirador Basin, Guatemala
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/player/player.php?v=mirador.mp4

Scenes from NIEA2012: NIEA President Heather Shotton on Building Brighter Futures
http://youtu.be/ciSyhAhsK68

Secrets of the Lost Canyon: Utah
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/player/player.php?v=lostcanyon.mp4

Shadows and Reflections: Florida's Lost People
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/player/player.php?v=shadowsrefl.mp4

SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park: Ohio
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/player/player.php?v=sunwatch.mp4

Surviving Lewis & Clark: The Nimiipuu Story
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/player/player.php?v=survivinglc.mp4

They Were Here: Ice Age Humans in South Carolina
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/player/player.php?v=topper.mp4

Tonto Basin: Arizona
http://archaeologychannel.org/images/playbutton2.jpg

Tribe to open park to public
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/3678351/tribe_to_open_park_to_public

Two Worlds Touch: Chiapas, Mexico
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/player/player.php?v=twoworlds.mp4

Uncovering Ancient St. Louis
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/player/player.php?v=uncovancstlouis.mp4

Welcome to Chucalissa: Tennessee
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/player/player.php?v=chucalissa.mp4

Yaxuná: Archaeology of an Ancient Maya City
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/player/player.php?v=yaxuna.mp4



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Some historical events for November, picked at random
from my files:



November 1: 1837: The steamboat Monmouth has 611 Creek
Indians on board heading for Indian Territory (present
day Oklahoma). During the night, while traveling upstream
in a downstream lane of the Mississippi River, it strikes
the Trenton, which is being towed downstream. The Monmouth
breaks into two pieces and sinks within a few minutes.
311 Creeks are drowned. Because of its old age, the Monmouth
has been condemned for normal shipping. This does not stop
it from being used to transport the Creeks. Four of Jim Boy's children are among the dead.



November 2: 1770: Spanish and Opata Indians forces, led by
Bernardo de Gálvez, are on a punitive expedition directed
toward the Apache. Early today they discover an Apache camp
near the Pecos River in modern Texas. The Spaniards and
Opata attack. They kill twenty-eight and capture thirty-six
Apaches. They then return to Chihuahua, Mexico.



November 3: 1786: The government of Georgia hopes to confirm
the Creek Nation boundaries lines. They invite Creek leaders
to a conference on Shoulderbone Creek. Only a few chiefs,
including Fat King and Tame King, attend. The Georgia militia threatens the attendees with execution if they do not agree
to boundary lines favorable to Georgia. A treaty is signed
under duress by the Creek Chiefs attending the meeting. This
action by the Georgians stokes the flames of the Creeks’
passions against the settlers.



November 4: 1493: Columbus lands on Guadaloupe in the Caribbean



November 5: 1775: Kumeyaays attack the Mission San Diego
de Alcala. The Mission is destroyed in the fighting.

You can see my photos of the mission from overhead on this page:
http://americanindian.net/OverSanDiego/holy/index.html




November 6: 1867: Engraved on a marker in the Fort Buford
(North Dakota) cemetery: "Cornelius Coughing - Private,
Company C, Thirty-First Infantry- Nov. 6, 1867 - Killed
by Indians . . . one of the wood wagons was attacked by
a party of Indians in the thick brush about two miles
from the post. There were four guards and a driver with
the wagons. The body of Private Coughlin was found this
morning in the bushes badly mutilated; he remained with
the wagon discharging his piece until killed. The Indians
(under Sitting Bull) captured four mules."

You can see some of my photos of Fort Buford on this page:
http://americanindian.net/2003u.html



November 7: 604: Palenque Maya Lady Kanal - Ikal dies according
to the museum at Palenque.

You can see my photos of Palenque here:
http://americanindian.net/mexico/pal/Palenque/index.html



November 8: 755: Maya King K'ak' Ukalaw Chan Chaak (Smoking
Axe) ascends to the throne of Naranjo in Guatemala



November 9: 1761: The Mi’kmaq of La Heve sign a treaty with the British of Nova Scotia



November 10: 1970: Today and tomorrow, the first college
graduate is elected President of the Navajos.

You can see some of my photos of the Navajo Capital Window
Rock here:
http://americanindian.net/utah2008/rez/index.html




November 11: 1865: Medicine Bottle and Little Shakopee, two
of the leaders of the Santee Sioux uprising are executed at
Pine Knob. They both had escaped to Canada, but officials
there aided Americans in their kidnapping, and return to
the United States.



November 12: 1602: Sebastian Vizcaino’s expedition stops in
modern San Diego, California. Cautiously, the Kumeyaay briefly contact the Spaniards.



November 13: 1833: Just before sunrise, there is a phenomenal
meteor shower, which is seen all over North America. This
event is recorded on Kiowa picture calendars as the most
significant event of the year.



November 14: 1638: According to some sources, the first
Indian reservation is established at Trumbull Connecticut.



November 15: 1876: Colonel Ranald Mackenzie, ten troops
of cavalry, eleven companies of infantry, and four companies
of artillery, leave Fort Fetterman, in eastern Wyoming,
en route to the Big Horn Mountains, and the Powder River.
This is called the "Powder River Expedition" by the army.

You can see my photos of Fort Fetterman here:
http://americanindian.net/2003n.html



November 16: 1990: The Native American Grave Protection Act
takes place.



November 17: 1938: An election is authorized to approve a
Constitution and By-Laws for the Thlopthlocco Tribal Town
of the Creek Indian Nation of the State of Oklahoma by
Oscar Chapman, Assistant Secretary of the Interior. The
election is held on December 27, 1938.



November 18: 864: The Great Ballcourt at Chichen Itza is
dedicated by the Maya.

You can see my photos of Chuchen Itza here:
http://americanindian.net/mexico/chi/ChichenItza/index.html




November 19: 1923: The "Treaty Between His Majesty the King
and the Mississauga Indians of Rice Lake, Mud Lake, Scugog
Lake and Alderville" is signed in Canada.



November 20: 1965: An election for an amendment to the
Constitution and By-Laws of the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians
is held. It is approved by a vote of 32 to 11.



November 21: 1978: Amendments V through VIII to the Revised Constitution and By-Laws of the Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Tribe
of South Dakota become effective when they are approved by
the Area Director, Aberdeen Area Office of the Bureau of
Indian Affairs, Harley Zephier.



November 22: 1873: President Grant, by Executive Order, adds
to the Colorado River Agency. The land is at the old northern boundary to within six miles of Ehrenberg, Arizona. This is
east of the river to the "mountains and mesas." It is eventually
376 square miles in size. It is home to: Chemehuevi, Walapai,
Kowia, Cocopa, Mohave and Yuma Indians.



November 23: 1872: Comanche Ten Bears dies on the reservation.
Ten Bears represented the Comanches on a visit to Washington,
and at many great councils.



November 24: 1812: As a young boy, Spemicalawba (called
Captain Logan or High Horn), is captured by General James
Logan. General Logan raises him until he is returned to
the Shawnee during a prisoner exchange. Tecumseh's nephew,
he tries to temper Tecumseh's feelings toward the Europeans. Spemicalawba scouts for the Americans during the war of
1812. He is killed on this date during a scouting expedition.
Buried with military honors, Logansport, Indiana is named
after him.



November 25: 1894: Members of the Gusgimukw tribe hold a
"winter fest" at Fort Rupert on Vancouver Island, British
Columbia.



November 26: 411: Maya King Siyaj Chan K'awill II (Stormy
Sky) ascends the Tikal throne in Guatemala.

You can see my photos of Tikal here:
http://americanindian.net/mexico/tik/tikal/index.html




November 27: 1915: Private Albert Mountain Horse is buried
in Fort Macleod, Alberta. He is the only Blood Indian to go
to the front lines in World War One. He dies due to exposure
to poison gas on the battlefield.



November 28: 1862: A skirmish involving pro-confederacy
Indians takes place near Cane Hill in Arkansas.



November 29: 1836: Five years ago, several Nez Perce travel
to St. Louis to ask for someone to come to their land to
teach them about religion. In response to that request
missionary Henry Harmon Spalding travels to Idaho. He
sets up a mission today on some land given him by the
Nez Perce, 12 miles south of modern Lewiston.

You can see my photos of this area here:
http://americanindian.net/2003.html




November 30: 1769: Gaspar de Portolá has led an expedition
to explore parts of the central California coastline.
While near San Jose Creek, a group of local Indians provides
them with some food.



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That's it for now.

Have a great month.

Phil Konstantin
http://americanindian.net


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