November 2012 Newsletter from
"This Day in North American Indian History"
by Phil Konstantin
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Phil Konstantin's November 2012 Newsletter

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

Cherokee Nation Issue New Photo ID; Card Does Not Meet
Oklahoma Voter ID Criteria


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.


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.



Link of the Month for November 2012:

Kanien’kehá:ka Onkwawén:na Raotitióhkwa Language and Cultural Center

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.


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:


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


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


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


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


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

Russell Means remembered as man of inspiration

Russell Means: A Look at His Journey Through Life

Former American Indian Movement activist Russell Means dies

Hundreds gather to remember Russell Means

Russell Means: More Than Meets the Eye

Two South Dakotans left their mark on Indian Country

My Brief Encounter With Russell Means

Russell Means: A Hero Moves On by Winona LaDuke

Russell Means, Lightning and Sexiness: The Toughest Indian in the Whole Wide World

On Wounded Knee

Russell Means, Who Clashed With Law as He Fought for Indians,
Is Dead at 72

Family of Russell Means hosts honoring ceremony in Pine Ridge

Longtime Indian activist Russell Means dies at 72

Indian Activist Defied Federal Power

Activist Russell Means a true Native catalyst

Occupy Wounded Knee: A 71-Day Siege and a Forgotten Civil Rights Movement

Lakota Oyate lose a special warrior in Russell Means

Russell Means : Visionary Travels On

Activist Russell Means succumbs to cancer

Russell Means’s Death Inspires Pine Ridge to Declare War on Cancer


Navajo Cops" director shares his experience filming the six-episode series

Annett, B: About LaCrosse and the Doctrine of Discovery

Gwen Stefani and No Doubt Release Latest Music Video, Its Stereotypical Native Theme Garners Criticism

No Doubt Pulls ‘Looking Hot’ Video and Issues Apology

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

First Nation’s challenge over tar-sands threat could curb mine expansion

Yakama Elder Talks About Kateri’s Canonization and What it Means to Native Catholics

Boy's miracle cure makes 'Lily of the Mohawks' first Native American saint

Pope announces first Native American saint

New Navajo sci-fi film "6th World" gives a glimpse into Navajo creation story

Annett, B: The Invisible People

Kiowa Election Board holding special election Dec. 22

'Island of the Blue Dolphins' woman's cave believed found,0,1564818.story

Shinnecock Nation still out of power following Hurricane Sandy

USET Starts Fund for Shinnecock Hurricane Relief as Seminoles Help Assess Damage

Brucker, M:  Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address

Native women face patchwork of policies for Plan B

Assimilation in 1920

Archaeology group buys 2 Iroquois sites in NY

Rapper Wab Kinew Helps Launch Native American Heritage Month at Columbia and Barnard

Brucker, M: Wounded Knee History

Pawnee officials still mum on settlement money, exclude media from meeting

George Smith, Navajo code talker from World War II dies

Kennewick Man bones not from Columbia Valley, scientist tells tribes

Portland, Oregon Indians Seek to Maintain Role in City Government

Burrows, M: Dakota Drought 2012

Oklahoma tribe on track to buy La., Miss. casinos

Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Chairman Burke died by own hand

The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, Idaho State University collaborate on Education Pilot Project

The Michif Language

US Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Against Muscogee Nation, HUD Prevails in Investment Dispute

Chalk, M: Ask White Star: When Anger is a Good Thing

NCAA agreement allows some UND Sioux logos to stay

Senecas, hedging their bets, give $25,000 to Assembly Democrats

Scientists warn deep ocean iron dump could have serious consequences for ocean

Native Americans Swim From Alcatraz to San Francisco To Inspire Healthy Change

Yupiit Fight for Restoration of Indigenous Fishing Rights in Alaska

Chalk, M:  Quanah Parker

National tribal group focuses on voter ID laws

The tribes' view: Abundance will save salmon, not greed

Saskatchewan First Nations chief removed for vote-buying

Musqueam celebrates ‘huge win’ to protect ancient burial site

The Archaeology of Head-Smashed-In, Alberta

After Controversial Ishi Play, University of California, Berkeley Co-Sponsors Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration to Promote Healing

Clark, J: City’s Celebration is an Insult to Florida’s Indigenous Population

Umatilla tribes hope to trim wild horse numbers

Tribal Member Banished from Hoopa Reservation

Sonoma, Napa counties appeal judge's decision on Wappo tribe's federal lawsuit

Beyond Blood: Rethinking Indigenous Identity

Children of San Pasqual members press for enrollment in tribe

Big dreams of tribe lead to big troubles

Sacred Bison Honoring Site Destroyed for Coal Underneath

Dick, RMS: At the Rising of the Morning Star

Writer promotes racial reconciliation

Meskwaki Inc. leader looks to expand tribe’s business

IHS facilities offer patchwork of options for Native women seeking emergency contraception

Allies no more

Ojibwa Migrations

Supreme Court refuses to take Kimberly Craven's Cobell appeal

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Hearing of Kimberly Craven’s Cobell Appeal

Gerber, SP: What is the Navajo’s Take on 2012?

6 Nations unite against domestic violence

Native American Heritage Month has a surprising origin

IHS leader vows to follow Supreme Court decision on contracts

Rare Kermode 'spirit bear' moved to Kamloops wildlife park

You Indians Need to Worry about More Important Things than Halloween Costumes

‘Assassin’s Creed III’: A Critical Success, and a Cultural Milestone

Julien, C: Thinking in the Four Directions

Native American fashion magazine launches online

Apocalypic, mysterious plague killed millions of Native Americans in the 1500s

Lakota Voice Project confronts youth suicide

The proud tradition of the Apache Scout

Aboriginal Farming in New England

Dr. Phil Show To Feature Perspective of Adoptive Parents in ‘Battle Over Baby Veronica’

Dr. Phil?s Hollywood-ized Adoption Propaganda

Viewers Respond to Dr. Phil Episode About Baby Veronica Custody Battle: Boycott the Anti-Native American Dr. Phil Show

Native medicine wheel model sees followers

Tribe calls congresswoman's comments 'an outrageous and unacceptable insult to all Native Americans'

Lower Elwha Klallam

Don't Make Me Rip Those Chicken Feathers Off You

The Gap’s Manifest Destiny T-Shirt Debacle: An Interview With Corine Fairbanks of AIM-Southern California

Pope, J: Meaning of Sacredness

Pine Ridge residents find media coverage exploitative

The Westo Indians and Native American slavery

Citing ‘civic emergency,’ tribal leaders push for largest-ever Native American voter turnout

Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas seeks governor's intervention in stalemate over reservoir

Final Chance This Year to Explore the Magnificent Ancient Native American Newark Octagon Earthworks

Hualapai mulls per capita payments from settlement

Did giants once live in North America?

Hopi Veterans Day celebration Nov. 8-9 at Hopi Veterans Memorial Center

President Taft and the Indians

Justice Department Issues Policy on Tribal Use of Eagle Feathers and Parts

Lumbees concerned about rule on eagle feathers

Evidence found of human sacrifice in North America

Tsáchila Nation members in Central Louisiana for cultural exchange

Chief Short Cake Math Assignment Gaffe Has Lac du Flambeau Members Urging Cultural Sensitivity

Feds reject casino compact between Mass. and tribe

Not with my religion, you don't

Meskwaki tell their own story with museum

Ancient America: Florida BCE

Johnny Depp Makes Surprise Appearance at Comanche Nation Parade

Cherokee Nation Industries named Outstanding Minority Supplier of the Year

South American and Mayan DNA discovered in Southern Appalachians

Healing totem pole to be erected in Whitehorse

Gambling measure concerns Tribe

Dancing queens: Women making a comeback in the fancy dance arena

These Southeastern Indians worshiped a South American sun god

Winnemem Wintu Tribe: Speak out against the raising of Shasta Dam

Onondaga Oren Lyons Awarded First Wisdom Fellowship

The Navajo Reservation in the 1950s

President Obama Names New National Monument in Colorado, Affirming Tribal Descendants’ Cultures

Yamasee Indians almost destroyed Colony of South Carolina

Journeys with First Nations puts Native businesses on tourism path

Climate Change Threatens the Ojibwe’s Wild Rice Harvest

Brighter Futures for Native Students Goal of National Indian Education Association

Salazar and Washburn: Much Achieved, Much More to Do

In brief: Tribe gives $1.3 million in school grants

Spirit Lake whistleblower calls federal response ‘window dressing’

Little Earth Launches Homeownership Initiative

U of A conference looks into the world of two-spirited people

Cherokee Nation Foundation Awards $200,000 for Student Scholarships

NCAI: ‘Historic’ Unity Vote Keeps Non-Federally Recognized Tribes as Full Members

Meeting the needs of Indian educators

Sacred site in S.D. goes up for auction, leaves tribes stunned

Many believe aboriginal people don't pay enough taxes

10 Questions for Sherman Alexie,9171,2127194,00.html

Interior Provides Latest Confusion in Little Colorado River Issue

Tribal School Could Lose Language Program

Shakopee Mdewakanton Chairman Stanley R. Crooks Passes On

Tensions soar at Indian reservation over taxes

Klamath Tribes Begin Era of Working Together in Pacific Northwest

Sizing Up the Vote: The Key Races and Issues Across Indian Country, Part 1

KIC awarded $1.2 million Native education grant

Tribes and state use unique court to fight addiction

Navajo Nation without phone, internet use after copper theft

Ghost Suppers – Ottawa Tradition & Culture Still Alive

Tribal College Student Appears on National Television Series

UTTC presents domestic violence program for other tribal colleges

No unity on plan for slain, missing

No consensus made as aboriginal women summit concludes

USGS Casts Doubt on Clovis Comet Theory

Border Patrol agents find 'artifacts' in Patagonia Mountains of southern Arizona


Videos (Some short, others 30+ minutes long)

Highway Archaeology in Pennsylvania

Maya pyramid

Highway excavations in Missouri, video interview with Dr. Tom King

Adena People: Moundbuilders of Kentucky

Ancient Fires at Cliff Palace Pond

Ancient Mound Builders: The Marksville State Historic Site

Archaeology: A Journey into the Past Arizona

Balancing the Cosmos: Guatemala

Besh-Ba-Gowah: Arizona

Catholic Church to Name First Native American Saint

Clatsop Winter Story

Cultural Heritage of the Great Sage Plain

Finding Clovis: South Carolina

Ghosts of the Mountains: Pennsylvania

Gila Cliff Dwellings

Ground Zero/Sacred Ground

Hopi Fires

I Am Not a Costume

In the Shadow of the Volcano: Prehistoric Life in Northern Arizona

In Vivid Color: Voices from Shiloh's Mound

Journey Through Time: Archaeology at St. John's in Oregon

K'ante 'el - Precious Forest: Guatemala

Kateri Tekakwitha to be first Native American Saint 10-19-12

Kuwoot yas.ein: His Spirit Is Looking Out from the Cave - Alaska

Last Real Indians Tribute to Russell Means

Legacy of Stone: Ontario, Canada

Legacy of the Mound Builders: Ohio

Mayas Saving Maya Culture

Mayas, Aztecs and Incas in 3 parts

Mesa Verde Burns

Mesa Verde: Legacy of Stone and Spirit

Moundville: Journey Through Time: Alabama

New Echota Traditional Cultural Properties Study

Not Just Stones and Bones: Oregon

Obsidian Trail: California

Ocmulgee: Mysteries of the Mounds

People of the Whale, Part 1

Poverty Point Earthworks: Evolutionary Milestones of the Americas

Reclaiming Our Heritage: The Monacan Indian Nation of Virginia

River Has Many Stories, The: Idaho, Oregon

Saving the Cradle of Maya Civilization: Mirador Basin, Guatemala

Scenes from NIEA2012: NIEA President Heather Shotton on Building Brighter Futures

Secrets of the Lost Canyon: Utah

Shadows and Reflections: Florida's Lost People

SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park: Ohio

Surviving Lewis & Clark: The Nimiipuu Story

They Were Here: Ice Age Humans in South Carolina

Tonto Basin: Arizona

Tribe to open park to public

Two Worlds Touch: Chiapas, Mexico

Uncovering Ancient St. Louis

Welcome to Chucalissa: Tennessee

Yaxuná: Archaeology of an Ancient Maya City


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:

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:

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

You can see my photos of Palenque here:

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:

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:

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:

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

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:

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:

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.


That's it for now.

Have a great month.

Phil Konstantin

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