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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.

On Trial in Alabama: Sequoyah’s Defense

Sequoyah nurtured a singular dream—to enable his people to record the rich tapestry of the Cherokee language in written form. After twelve years of...

Sequoyah at Work: Creating the Cherokee Syllabary

Sequoyah began working as a silversmith in Willstown, Alabama in 1809. Due to the quality of his work, he soon earned a reputation as...

Native American Moccasins: Basic Footwear of the Southern Indians

Moccasins are one of the more distinctive pieces of the Native American clothes. Still in use today this footwear has many different styles ranging...

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...

The Pathfinder – John C. Fremont

John Charles Fremont can claim several firsts as a presidential candidate. He was the first western candidate, coming from California less than six years...

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...

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...

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,...

Empire of the Summer Moon – A Review

S. C. Gwynne has written a history of the Comanches that gives us a new picture of Native American history, as well as the...

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...
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