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  • Tribes Blast Wannabe Native American Professor

    07/11/2015 11:13:07 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 50 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 07.11.15 | Samantha Allen
    The Cherokee Nation is denouncing scholar-activist Andrea Smith for falsely claiming to be a member of the tribe. Beyond untrue, the ethnic fraud is a painful reminder of their past. I have always been, and will always be Cherokee. This is University of California, Riverside professor Andrea Smiths official response to recent allegations that she is not Cherokee, an identity that she has claimed throughout her decades-long career as a prominent figure in Native American scholarship and activism. In a blog post on Thursday night, Smith maintained that she is Cherokee, that she has consistently identified [herself] based on what...
  • (Democrat) California Senate Candidate Caught Ridiculing Native Americans

    05/17/2015 2:39:49 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    Time ^ | May 16, 2015 | Justin Worland
    [California Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez, a U.S. Senate candidate] Sanchez used an offensive gesture before a group of Indian Americans [Snip] In a video captured by an observer, Sanchez tells a story about how she was invited to an event by what she thought was a Native American group. Im going to his office, thinking Im going to meet with a Sanchez said before clapping her hand over her mouth and making a chanting sound.
  • Senate Candidate Loretta Sanchez on Defensive over Videotape Showing Her Mimicking an Indian Cry

    05/16/2015 9:56:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    U.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez was criticized Saturday by her chief rival, Attorney General Kamala Harris, after a videotape surfaced showing her making a whooping cry in reference to Native Americans during an apparent joke. Harris called the gesture "shocking.'' A video posted on The Sacramento Bee website shows Sanchez, a 10-term congresswoman, fluttering her hand against her mouth and making a whooping sound while speaking to a group of delegates at a state Democratic Party convention.
  • The Liberal Pigskins!

    08/20/2014 6:29:15 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 6 replies
    Self | 8/20/14 | Me
    In the latest chapter of political correctness versus the sporting world of common sense, which is overwhelmingly behind owner Dan Snyder, leftists have now recruited some game announcers to refrain from saying Redskins during broadcasts. Why you ask? Its all about a political agenda, a victimization platform, designed to grossly misrepresent the intent and history behind one the most recognizable teams in NFL history. If you recently fell off the turnip truck and landed in Nancy Pelosis garden for the not so gifted, the term Redskins was obviously chosen to cheer a professional football team onto victory by conveying the...
  • New Washington Redskins ad: Some Native Americans like our name, you know

    08/13/2014 7:00:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/13/2014 | AllahPundit
    A palate cleanser via Time, which notes that the “Redskins Facts” site is behind this and that the team itself is apparently behind “Redskins Facts.” (The anti-Redskins ad that inspired this rebuttal is also embedded below for context.) This is really just a taste of what they’ve got cooking; go to their YouTube account and you’ll find interviews with individual Native Americans defending the name. It’s an understandable counterattack — if your critics claim you’re victimizing a group, the natural response is to find members of the group who don’t feel victimized — but realistically we’re past the point...
  • High Status Accorded Homosexuals In Native American Tribes Helps To Understand Their Fate

    08/11/2014 11:52:31 AM PDT · by lbryce · 39 replies
    OMG Facts ^ | August 11, 2014 | Staff
    Homosexuals Often Had a High Status in Native American Tribes Native American males were expected to become warriors and hunters, but it was also recognized that the stress of being under such burdens often demanded spiritual advice and healing. This duty would usually fall upon a homosexual Shaman. In the Native culture, to be gay meant to be "from the outside world," to be "spiritually gifted." However, Homosexual only included men who preferred social and sexual "female roles." Needless to say, they were highly respected within the community. In fact, straight men could have sex with a homosexual without having...
  • How A Mohawk Saint Can Inspire Us All

    07/14/2014 7:19:37 PM PDT · by Salvation · 16 replies
    CE.com ^ | 07-14-14 | Stephen Beale
    How A ‘Mohawk Saint’ Can Inspire Us All Stephen Beale Recently canonized Saint Kateri Tekakwitha obviously has a special meaning for Native Americans, but she’s already being held up as a powerful inspiration for other faithful Christians in many other ways.One is reminded of St. Paul, who wrote in 1 Corinthians 9 that he had “become all things to all, to save at least some.” Much the same could be said about St. Kateri regarding the many ways she can inspire Christians at different points in their faith journeys—based on reactions to her canonization in the Catholic News Service and First...
  • The Tea Party Took Its Name Based On an Act of Deception (You've got to see this)

    06/29/2014 6:48:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | June 29, 2014 | Tim Giago, Founder, Native American Journalists Association
    In the past few primary elections the Tea Party has won some and lost some. Lately it's been more "lost some" than "won some." Several months ago I wrote that the Tea Party was founded on an act of impersonation based on an act of deception. They named themselves and patterned themselves after a bunch of so-called Boston Patriots who decided to rebel over a tax on tea by sneaking aboard a vessel that had received a shipment of tea and dumping the tea into the Boston Harbor. In order to conceal this criminal act from the authorities they dressed...
  • Fauxcahontas sending her Indian heritage down the memory hole?

    03/21/2014 7:10:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/21/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Senator Elizabeth Warren, aka Fauxcahontas -- the woman who gained Ivy League tenure by claiming to be of Native American heritage on highly questionable (i.e., phony) grounds – apparently has decided that it is no longer advantageous to claim to be a Cherokee Indian. At least that is the conclusion to be drawn from the advance materials being distributed for her new book, A Fighting Chance. Warren matters because she is the current darling of the American left, regarded as presidential timber, and standing by in case Hillary Clinton decides not to run for the Democratic nomination in 2016....
  • Ancient DNA Links Native Americans to Europe

    11/07/2013 8:52:57 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 45 replies
    Science Magazine ^ | 11/5/13 | Michael Balter
    SANTA FEWhere did the first Americans come from? Most researchers agree that Paleoamericans moved across the Bering Land Bridge from Asia sometime before 15,000 years ago, suggesting roots in East Asia. But just where the source populations arose has long been a mystery. Now comes a surprising twist, from the complete nuclear genome of a Siberian boy who died 24,000 years agothe oldest complete genome of a modern human sequenced to date. His DNA shows close ties to those of today's Native Americans. Yet he apparently descended not from East Asians, but from people who had lived in Europe or...
  • The Forgotten Cuisine - (Native American)

    08/25/2013 7:37:32 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 49 replies
    Newsweek ^ | August 19, 2013 | Paul Wachter
    Nephi Craig graduated from culinary school in 2000 and began a promising career. In a few years, he was working his way up the stations at Mary Elaines, Arizonas only five-star French restaurant, led by James Beard Awardwinning chef Bradford Thompson. I was getting a great French, classical training, but something was missing, says Craig, who is 33. The French tradition isnt my tradition, and I wanted to cook in the tradition of my people: Apaches and Navajos. Its an early Tuesday morning in late July, and Craig is driving his 10-year-old son, Ari, and me around the Fort Apache...
  • Somalis Leaving U.S. for Jihad

    12/12/2008 3:57:22 AM PST · by Cindy · 157 replies · 3,859+ views
    PAJAMAS MEDIA via FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com ^ | December 12, 2008 | Patrick Poole
    Pajamas Media | Friday, December 12, 2008 The funeral for Shirwa Ahmed last week in Burnsville, Minnesota, punctuated a growing national security threat metastasizing inside the U.S. one Homeland Security and law enforcement authorities have quickly taken note of. Ahmed, who killed himself in a suicide bombing attack in Somalia in October, is just one of up to 40 men from the Twin Cities area who have disappeared and are feared to have returned to their homeland for training with the al-Shabaab terrorist group to wage jihad. The FBI is investigating similar disappearances in other major Somali communities in...
  • I Shrugged

    07/03/2013 4:34:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2013 | John Stossel
    Many libertarians, outraged by how our government spies on us, call me a "traitor" because I'm not very angry. I understand that the National Security Administration tracking patterns in our emails and phone calls could put us on a terrible, privacy-crushing slippery slope. But we're not there yet. Some perspective: We are less closely watched by government than citizens of other countries. There are about 3,000 government security cameras around New York City, but London has 500,000. Some people in London love that, believing that the extra surveillance deters crime and catches terrorists. I thought government cameras helped identify the...
  • New White House amnesty campaign: Unless youre a Native American, you came from someplace else

    05/08/2013 8:45:08 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 110 replies
    The White House ✔ @whitehouse Unless you're a Native American, you came from someplace else. Share your family's story: http://at.wh.gov/kQgOt #ImmigrationNation
  • Obama: Unless you were a Native American, you came from someplace else

    01/29/2013 8:39:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 138 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/29/13 | Charlie Spiering
    This afternoon in Las Vegas, President Obama reminded most American citizens that they were descended from immigrants themselves. Obama warned that the issue was an emotional one, but that it was important for Americans to not view it as us versus them. Its really important to remember our history, Obama continued. Unless you were one of the first Americans, a Native American, you came from someplace else, somebody brought you, he said
  • New Elizabeth Warren ad: My parents told me my mom was part Native American, so there you go

    09/24/2012 7:52:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/24/2012 | AllahPundit
    I didn't think that exchange over her heritage at the debate last week had drawn any blood, but evidently it did. There's no way her team would waste resources in addressing this subject unless they didn't like the feedback they got afterward. And if that doesn't convince you, check out the second clip below: Brown is now running attack ads on it. I wonder what sort of nerve this is hitting in the polling for it to suddenly be injected back into the race. Is it a pure "trust" thing or are her academic credentials more important to her candidacy...
  • A You didnt build that convention? (Elizabeth Warren to be keynote speaker at DNC convention?)

    07/29/2012 4:50:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/29/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Could Democrats really be this tone deaf? For nearly two weeks, Team Obama has been reeling from his "you didn't build that" comment --- to the extent that Barack Obama himself had to cut a personal response ad to stanch the bleeding, so far to no avail. And yet, the Charlotte Observer picks up on a Boston Globe report from ten days ago that the "buzz" around the Democratic convention (such as it is) has the author of that argument, Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, under serious consideration to be the keynote speaker at the DNCC: The crowds at political conventions...
  • Native Americans descended from three Asian groups: study

    07/11/2012 11:22:20 AM PDT · by Theoria · 57 replies
    AFP ^ | 11 July 2012 | AFP
    Native Americans spread out today from Canada to the tip of Chile descended not from one but at least three migrant waves from Siberia between 5,000 and 15,000 years ago, a study said Wednesday. The finding is controversial among geneticists, archaeologists and linguists -- many of whom have maintained that a single Asian ancestral group populated the Americas. But the new study, claiming to be the most comprehensive analysis yet of Native American genetics, claims to have found incontrovertible proof that there were three immigration waves -- a theory first put forward in 1986. Most Native Americans, said the study,...
  • Elizabeth Warren dodges questions at Netroots Nation security guards block me (w/Video)

    06/09/2012 1:08:10 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 15 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | June 8, 2012 | Anne Soroce
    [Snip]...At lunch, I went to listen to Elizabeth Warrens speech and panel discussion. I wanted to ask her a few questions after her panel, which was entitled 2012 and the War on (and for) Women. Specifically, I wanted to ask Warren questions about being a Woman of Color. Since she put herself on lists of Minority Law Teachers and Woman of Color in Academia, and identified herself to two employers as Native American, I wanted to see if Warren stood by those designations in light of evidence they are false designations. As I was waiting, a woman noticed me (perhaps...
  • Former Harvard Admin Throws Warren Under the Bus

    05/27/2012 10:24:48 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 35 replies
    Brietbart ^ | May 27, 2012 | Ezra Dulis
    Elizabeth Warren can no longer count the Harvard University administrator who listed her as "Native American" among her advocates in the unfolding scandal of her professed minority heritage. In the reaction to the Boston Globe's controversial article on Harvard's EEOC reports which listed Elizabeth Warren as a Native American, one particular revelation has gone largely unnoticed. Alan Ray, the former administrator who filed diversity reports during Warren's tenure, distances the university from any responsibility for erroneously listing her as a Native American.
  • Another taxing problem for Elizabeth Warren

    05/25/2012 4:17:19 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 5-25-12 | Howie Carr
    If theres any politician that infuriates me more than a carpetbaggin, recipe-stealing fake Indian, its one that unloads her imported BMW 528i just before announcing her candidacy, and then doesnt even bother to pay the automobile excise tax on her campaigns new Ford Escape. Yes, Comrade Warren, Im talking about you. A BMW how tenured Harvard Law is it? Shed owned it since early 2000, but it had to go. After all, shes a fight-ah, as her new TV ad says. So adios BMW and hello used 2008 Ford hybrid, of course which is registered to her...
  • Jig's Up, Cherokee Liz

    05/20/2012 11:07:37 AM PDT · by billorites · 53 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 18, 2012 | Editorial
    There's no truth whatever to Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren's claim to Indian ancestry. She's been proved a fraud. Time for her to fess up and end this charade. All the evidence she's offered to justify listing herself as a minority on law school directories the last 25 years has been shot down. The Harvard law professor's claims just don't stand up to scrutiny. The New England Historical Genealogical Society this week reversed its claim it had proof of Warren's alleged Cherokee heritage. That proof was hearsay Warren fed the society, and in turn, the Boston Globe. She cited the...
  • With one of nation's strictest rules, State Board of Education bans Native American mascots

    05/19/2012 8:55:47 AM PDT · by MovementConservative · 45 replies
    Oregonlive ^ | Thursday, May 17, 2012, 6:36 PM | Ryan Kost
    Under a new rule that may be the toughest in the nation, at least 15 Oregon schools must get rid of their Native American-themed mascots by 2017 or risk losing state funding. The State Board of Education passed the new policy in a 5-1 vote Thursday afternoon. "I'm overwhelmed, but I'm holding back on my emotions -- I have a meeting to finish," said board Chairwoman Brenda Frank, a member of the Klamath Tribes. "It's been a long time coming." The decision, in the works for six years, requires schools to eliminate names like "Indians," "Chiefs" and "Braves." "Warriors" may...
  • Warren Campaign Offered Cousins Cookbook as Proof of Native American Ancestry

    05/17/2012 4:22:00 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 26 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 'Four days ago' | Michael Patrick Leahy
    You cant make this stuff up. On May 1, according to a Boston Herald article, the Warren Campaign offered two pieces of evidence they said supported Ms. Warrens claim of Native American ancestry. The first, a statement by genealogist Chris Child of the New England Historic Genealogical Society has now been thoroughly debunked in an article that ran Friday here at Breitbart, and another article that same day at Legal Insurrection. The second piece of evidence was equally suspect. The Warren Campaign offered reporters an undated article from the Muskogee Phoenix about the contributions of Elizabeth Warrens first cousin, Mrs....
  • Native American White Eyes - Elizabeth Warren

    05/08/2012 2:13:31 PM PDT · by LowNslow · 33 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com/ | 5/8/2012 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    For over a quarter of a century, Elizabeth Warren has described herself as a Native American. When recently asked to provide evidence of her ancestry, she pointed to an unsubstantiated claim on an 1894 Oklahoma Territory marriage license application by her great-great grand uncle William J. Crawford that his mother, O.C. Sarah Smith Crawford, Ms. Warren's great-great-great grandmother, was a Cherokee. After researching her story, it is obvious that her "family lore" is just fiction. As I pointed out in my article here on Sunday, no evidence supports this claim. O.C. Sarah Smith Crawford had no Cherokee heritage, was listed...
  • Warren Campaign Hits Road Bump

    05/06/2012 3:15:14 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 15 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 May 2012 | John Semmens
    Democrat Elizabeth Warren, candidate for the Massachusetts senate seat now held by Republican Scott Brown, saw her campaign hit rough going over her claimed Native American ancestry. Not only is the highly diluted nature of her claim (by her own account, she is one-thirty-second Native American) dogging her, but her boast that her great-great-great grandfather killed and scalped General Custer at the Battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876 hasnt gone over as well as she had hoped. Warren speculated that the negative reaction stems from sexism. When Senator Kerry cut the ears off of the Viet Cong he...
  • DFU YouTube SING-ALONG: Elizabeth Warren - "Half Breed"

    05/05/2012 5:42:19 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 4 replies
    dfu via youtube ^ | 5-2012 | dfu
    Caught in a web of lies. Enjoy the sing-along. HALF BREED
  • Warren: I used minority listing to share heritage (lie coming unraveled)

    05/03/2012 9:40:07 AM PDT · by pabianice · 39 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 5/3/12 | Chabot
    ...Warrens statements come as genealogists at the New England Historic Genealogical Society were unable to back up earlier accounts that her great great great grandmother is Cherokee. While Warrens great great great grandmother, named O.C. Sarah Smith, is listed on a electronic transcript of a 1894 marriage application as Cherokee, the genealogists are unable to find the actual record or a photograhic copy of it, Society spokesman Tom Champoux said. A copy of the marriage license itself has been located, but unlike the application, it does not list Smiths ethnicity...------------------------------------------------------- Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, fending off questions about whether...
  • Elizabeth Warren camp: Its sexist for Scott Brown to ask if shes lying about being Native American

    05/01/2012 6:50:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/01/2012 | Allahpundit
    If the presidential election can come down to whether it's more offensive to eat dogs or put one in a kennel on top of your car, I guess it's fair for a Senate election to come down to whether Elizabeth Warren is 1/10,000th Cherokee.The newest front in the "war on women," apparently: Calling a female pol out on her self-serving B.S. Despite claiming she never used her Native American heritage when applying for a job, Elizabeth Warren’s campaign admitted last night the Democrat listed her minority status in professional directories for years when she taught at the University of Texas...
  • Native American group: Elizabeth Warren better be able to defend ancestry claim

    05/01/2012 4:24:19 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 64 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 30, 2012 | Alex Pappas
    A prominent Native American group says Massachusetts Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren had better be able to defend her past claims of being an Indian-American minority. The Democratic candidate is facing questions about her heritage following the revelation on Friday that she described herself as a Native American minority in professional law school directories during the 1980s and 90s. Once you put that down, you better be able to defend it, Ray Ramirez of the Native American Rights Fund told The Daily Caller on Monday. Warren, who no longer publicly refers to herself as Native American, has disputed that she claimed...
  • Warren's cashing in with her ancestry

    05/01/2012 5:36:52 AM PDT · by pietraynor · 9 replies
    The Lowell Sun ^ | 05/01/2012 | Peter Lucas
    Why didn't somebody tell me Harvard University was looking to hire Native Americans? If Harvard really wanted one, they should have called me. Unlike the vast majority of blow-ins -- you know, the professors who teach at that venerable institution of higher learning, like Professor Pocahontas -- I was not only born in Massachusetts, I was actually born in Cambridge. How much more Native American can you be? Not only that, I arrived in this world, not from a reservation in Oklahoma or a farm in Kenya, or some other foreign locale, but at Cambridge City Hospital, which is now...
  • Elizabeth Warren has no reservations on Native status (Is Warren Harvard's Ward Churchill?)

    04/30/2012 7:06:16 AM PDT · by Qbert · 39 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 28, 2012 | Hillary Chabot and Matt Stout
    Elizabeth Warren said yesterday she is proud of her Native American heritage and indicated she had no problem with Harvard Law School using her roots to claim her as a diversity hire, but her campaign still could not produce documents proving her lineage. I am very proud of my Native American heritage, thank you, said Warren when asked if she disapproved of the school counting her as a minority woman on the faculty. These are my family stories ... This is our lives and I am very proud of that. The Herald reported yesterday that Harvard Law School officials listed...
  • Leading the Fight vs. Native America's Painkillers

    Three tribes lead the best practice initiative treating the epidemic of painkiller addiction in Native America, Oklahoma, the nation's leader in painkiller addiction. Treating all adults, Medicaid. Last month the Center for Disease Control called prescription painkiller addiction an epidemic in the country, identifying Oklahoma as leading the nation in both the addiction and related deaths. It is only fitting that the battle against such addiction in "Native America" be led by three tribal owned clinics, Absentee Shawnee Counseling Services, OKC; Keetoowah Cherokee Treatment Services, Tulsa; and Quapaw Counseling Services, Miami. Generally speaking, prescription painkillers are opiates. There are 14...
  • NM tribe: We have right to ask immigration status

    11/09/2011 10:49:16 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    KFOX14 ^ | 11/09/2011 | KFOX14
    SANTA FE, N.M. A Native American tribe in New Mexico says it has the right to ask residents of a tribal-owned mobile home community for proof of U.S. citizenship and proper immigration documentation.
  • Black Elk: Lakota Holy Man, Catholic Catechist

    05/05/2011 11:36:51 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 10 replies
    patheos.com ^ | May 02, 2011 | Pat McNamara
    In Ages Past Black Elk: Lakota Holy Man, Catholic Catechist Black Elk's conversion was actually where he found true freedom and fulfillment as a healer and teacher. By Pat McNamara, May 02, 2011 In his book Black Elk Speaks, author John Neihardt interviewed a Lakota holy man who recounted pre-reservation life and events he witnessed, including Custer's Last Stand and the Wounded Knee massacre. Later, anthropologist Joseph Epes Brown interviewed Black Elk about Lakota religious traditions for his book The Sacred Pipe (1953). Both works are touched with a certain sadness, that of a man whose best days have...
  • Onondaga Nation leaders blast 'Geronimo' codename for Bin Laden

    05/03/2011 8:31:07 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 97 replies
    Syracuse NY: The Post-Standard ^ | Tuesday, May 03, 2011, 9:32 PM | Charles McChesney /
    Leaders of the Onondaga Nation blasted as reprehensible the assigning of the worlds most wanted terrorist Geronimo as a codename. Bin Laden was killed during an attack on his compound in Pakistan Sunday. Weve IDd Geronimo, U.S. forces reported by radio to the White House. Later, word came that Geronimo was dead. Think of the outcry if they had used any other ethnic groups hero, the Onondaga Council of Chiefs said in a release Tuesday. Geronimo bravely and heroically defended his homeland and his people, eventually surrendering and living out the rest of his days peacefully, if in captivity, the...
  • Was Chief Sitting Bull a Catholic? [Did he convert William Buffalo Bill Cody?]

    04/12/2011 11:24:32 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 5 replies
    catholiclane.com ^ | Apr 11, 2011 | Mark Armstrong
    Was Chief Sitting Bull a Catholic convert? Did he convert William Buffalo Bill Cody? That was the scuttlebutt around Catholic circles this past week. From stories, to blogging, to Catholic radio shows, to postings from Facebook friends, I heard it multiple times. As a student of the Old West, having read numerous accounts of Sitting Bull and a resident of the once vast Dakota Territory, I thought it unlikely. But was it possible that Sitting Bull was a full member of the Catholic Church? To begin with, there are no baptismal records from Father Pierre De Smet, the most likely...
  • Photo: Sitting Bull Wore a Crucifix

    04/08/2011 12:22:25 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 62 replies · 1+ views
    cantuar.blogspot.com ^ | Friday, April 08, 2011 | Taylor Marshall
    Sitting Bull (sitting) wearing his crucifix Not long ago, I was speaking with Father Phil Wolfe about the evangelization of the Flathead Indians in northwest America. He stood up up from his desk and went to one of his many bookshelves and pulled down a book. He opened it and set it in front of me with a page open to a photo. "Who's that?" I had seen the photo several times since my youth. It's in every student's US History book. "That's Sitting Bull," I said. "Have you ever seen this photo before?" he asked. "Yes, of course."...
  • First American in Europe 'was native woman kidnapped by Vikings and hauled back to Iceland...'

    11/17/2010 8:33:00 AM PST · by Albion Wilde · 87 replies · 2+ views
    Daily Mail Online (UK) ^ | November 17, 2010 | NIALL FIRTH
    A native woman kidnapped by the Vikings may have been the first American to arrive in Europe around 1,000 years ago, according to a startling new study. The discovery of a gene found in just 80 Icelanders links them with early Americans who may have been brought back to Iceland by Viking raiders. The discovery means that the female slave was in Europe five centuries before Christopher Columbus first paraded American Indians through the streets in Spain after his epic voyage of discovery in 1492...
  • PBS Special Last Night

    10/26/2010 5:30:22 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 34 replies
    10-26 10 | Me
    Was anyone else able to catch the PBS program last night about the history of Indian wars in the American and Midwest? I missed a lot of it, but saw enough to make some observations. The art direction was spectacular!! However, the program was grinding the same old ax. America is awful and has no right to exist. Period. I mean, it was a perfect laundry list of all the evils of civilization! Of course, Native Americans were entirely blameless and the unqualified textbook image of the noble savage... far above the crude brutality of white settlers and the military....
  • If Schools Were Like 'American Idol' . . .

    10/08/2010 1:24:41 PM PDT · by iowamark · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/08/2010 | Rupert Murdoch
    Unless we measure success by how children perform, we'll have higher standards for pop stars than public schools. Over the past few years, I have often complained about a hidebound culture that prevents many newspapers from responding to the challenges of new technology. There is, however, another hidebound American institution that is also finding it difficult to respond to new challenges: our big-city schools. Today, for example, the United States is home to more than 2,000 dysfunctional high schools. They represent less than 15% of American high schools yet account for about half of our dropouts. When you break this...
  • Obama: "Mexicans" Were Here "Long Before America Was Even An Idea" (Mexico 1821, USA 1776)

    09/21/2010 3:04:29 PM PDT · by DadOfFive · 116 replies
    "Long before America was even an idea, this land of plenty was home to many peoples. The British and French, the Dutch and Spanish, to Mexicans, to countless Indian tribes. We all shared the same land," President Obama told the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Mexico declared its independence on September 16, 1810. It was recognized on September 27, 1821. The United States of America declared its independence in 1776.
  • US apologises to American Indians

    05/19/2010 6:31:08 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 75 replies · 1,232+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2010
    THE US formally apologised to American Indian tribes today for "ill-conceived policies" and acts of violence committed against them. Republican Senator Sam Brownback read the congressional resolution at an event attended by representatives of five Indian nations at the Congressional Cemetery in Washington: the Cherokee, Choctaw, Muscogee (Creek), Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate and Pawnee nations.
  • Obama replaces Andrew Jackson on the $20 Bill

    04/29/2010 10:24:32 AM PDT · by AuntB · 50 replies · 1,364+ views
    TheTownCrier ^ | April 29, 2010 | TheTownCrier
    The State of Arizona passed a law to uphold federal law and to protect their citizens but the liberal DC establishment, instead of supporting the right of Arizona to enact the legislation is acting full bore against them. First, lets get the media and open border politician's spin corrected. There is nothing in the Arizona law contrary to Federal Law. The State of Arizona is acting in concert and protection of the the US Constitution and law. Today, an article in David Horowitzs blog describes it. Tragically, the very powers that are Constitutionally supposed to protect America from...
  • Sending a Message with the Census [Mark Krikorian]

    03/09/2010 5:53:24 AM PST · by DManA · 88 replies · 327+ views
    National Review Online ^ | Monday, March 08, 2010 | Mark Kirkorian
    Sending a Message with the Census [Mark Krikorian] John: I haven't gotten my letter from the Census Bureau yet asking me to make sure I fill out the questionnaire. But when I do fill it out, I'll use it to send a message. Fully one-quarter of the space on this year's form is taken up with questions of race and ethnicity, which are clearly illegitimate and none of the government's business (despite the New York Times' assurances to the contrary on today's editorial page). So until we succeed in building the needed wall of separation between race and state, I...
  • U.S. Census!!!!!!!!!

    03/01/2010 12:24:33 PM PST · by briarbey b · 90 replies · 3,846+ views
    Self | March 1 | A U.S. Citizen
    Government census taker was just here, they are hand delivering their envelopes to be filled out and mailed in. I filled how many in this household with a black majic marker and across the rest of their B.S. I wrote....SEE MY US CONSTITUION...in big black majic marker. It will be in the mail tomorrow.
  • Cherokee man's lack of birth certificate turns into driver's license problem

    02/25/2010 2:46:29 AM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 25 replies · 1,241+ views
    WATE.com ^ | 02/25/2010 | WATE.com
    ATHENS (WATE) -- There's a new federal ID requirement that says you have to produce a birth certificate when your driver's license expires. A Native American named Aldea "Hawk" Silverhawk called 6 On Your Side to explain why he doesn't have a birth certificate and how difficult it is to prove where he was born. Years ago, many Tennesseans were born at home and delivered by a midwife. In some cases, there's no record of the birth. For those who fall under these circumstances, if you can show documentation of early schooling or your parent's birth, you can get what's...
  • Indians, Lobbyists and Arizona Politics...OH MY!

    01/29/2010 10:05:26 AM PST · by AuntB · 80 replies · 1,440+ views
    TheTownCrier ^ | Jan. 29, 2010 | TheTownCrier
    The scene is the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut . The year 2000. The congressman has $100 chips stacked high, having a grand time at the crap table. He likes to gamble and isn't afraid to show some temper when he loses. Along for the ride are his campaign manager and one of the two biggest lobbyist handing out campaign money from various Indian tribes who was also a 20 year friend of the legislator. By now we've all heard about the money J.D. Hayworth received from an Indian tribe by way of disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who was one...
  • Census 2010: campaign urges Americans to fill out the form

    01/05/2010 1:07:08 PM PST · by mdittmar · 52 replies · 2,217+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 4, 2010 | Ron Scherer
    New York To all Americans: Your census form will be in the mail this spring and please take 10 minutes to fill it out. That was the message on Monday when government officials kicked off a $130 million campaign in Times Square in New York to encourage public awareness of the census. As the campaign gathers speed, it will be hard to miss: Vehicles promoting the census will crisscross the United States, and ads for the census will run in nearly every form of communication.In late January, census forms will arrive in the most remote parts of Alaska. But...
  • Indigenous immigrants to be counted in 2010 Census

    01/04/2010 1:47:24 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 1,530+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/4/10 | Juliana Barbassa and Manuel Valdes - ap
    MADERA, Calif. For most people, describing themselves on the U.S. Census form will be as easy as checking a box: White. Black. American Indian. But it's not so simple for indigenous immigrants the Native Americans of Mexico and Central America. They often need more than one box because their ancestry can cover multiple Census categories, and they must also overcome a significant language barrier and a mistrust of government. The Census Bureau wants to change that in the 2010 count as it tallies immigrant indigenous groups for the first time ever, hoping to get a more complete snapshot...