Friday, November 27, 2020

Native American History

Welcome all with open minds. This is the story of Native Americans, First Nations, and other indigenous peoples of North America. This is the story of famous faces, intricate mythologies, great battles, brilliant minds, and preservers of a bygone era. Here we will cover the political and social forces behind Aboriginal-white relations from land claims to residential schools, cultural and linguistic traditions to colonial conflicts that continue to this day. We are not sensationalists, but advocates for a thriving culture that is steeped in tradition and mystery.

The First Americans- A Humorous Take

The typical U.S. history course begins with a chapter on the original inhabitants of the Americas. When I was a student of U.S. history...

The Crossing of America by Mackenzie and Lewis and Clarke

The two great trans-continental journeys of Mackenzie and Lewis and Clark revealed the breadth of North America. Sir Alexander Mackenzie 1764-1820 A fur trader in Canada,...

Sequoyah in Retrospect

In the years following the relocation of the Cherokee Nation, Sequoyah set out on a last mission, aimed at reuniting his scattered people. Sequoyah...

Sequoyah’s Public Life

Despite seeking a quiet retirement among the western Cherokee, Sequoyah's popularity made him a much sought after figure. Sequoyah as Cultural Figure While the Cherokee...

Contemporary Native American Pow Wow

PowWows are enjoyable social events still celebrated today, deeply rooted in the past and to a solemn time. The word PowWow is an anglicized...

Medicine: A Gift from Plants to Man

In response to the harsh punishments inflicted upon man by the Council of Animals, plants came together and bestowed a most precious gift--medicine. Animal...

Columbus on Hispaniola, October 12, 1492 Changed the World

The shout, 'Land! Land! at 02.00hrs, October 12, 1492 by a sailor on La Pinta, altered the world forever. Europeans discovered and created...