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  • Beautiful Pyramid Lake
    Reflections on Pyramid Lake exhibit at UNR
    "Reflections on Pyramid Lake" is a new exhibit at the University of Nevada, Reno's Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center. The exhibit opened on March 25, 2015, and will run through mid-September, 2015. It will be featured in the Whittemore...
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    The intersection of Chinese New Year and the spiritualism of American Indians
    One year ago this column addressed similarities between the elements of the Chinese New Year celebration and spiritual beliefs of American Indians or Native Americans. As unlikely as it may have appeared, it is true that few people would make a...
  • Gourd Birdhouse
    Make a gourd birdhouse this weekend
    Gourds are very closely related to cucumbers, squash and melons and many people grow them for ornamental purposes. There are even special associations that bring together people that are fascinated by this tender annual plant. The American Gourd...
  • Sandy Creek V-wall
    Ego-driven educators, cheated students
    Already at an extreme disadvantage financially, Native American youth are being forced into permanent underclass status by exorbitant tuitions and a feudalistic attitude toward education.A hundred years of social and economic progress begun by...
  • Moon
    Alternative names and meanings for the February full moon: Part 2
    People from a variety of cultures have assigned unique titles to the February full moon. The names vary depending upon the culture from where the moon names originate. For example, the Native Americans chose names for the February moon based on...
  • Yosemite opens 'water trails' on Merced River
    Yosemite National Park welcomes paddlers
    Yosemite Rivers are now opened to Paddlers, according to Eugene Buchanan of Canoe & Kayak Magazine. “ For paddlers,” Buchanan writes, “the Merced River in Yosemite National Park has been a particularly sweet forbidden fruit....
  • Altar cloth of the Shawnee Native American Church
    Reflecting on Native American and Christian values this holiday season
    Before the holiday season passes and the year of 2014 draws to an end, it is important to reflect upon the concept of peace in a turbulent world. The holiday referred to as “Thanksgiving” and the Christmas season usually conjures up images of...
  • Stone Structure Survey
    Georgia Natives discover probable royal tombs atop mountain
    In 1658, French ethnographer, Charles de Rochefort, wrote that the Apalache Indians, who occupied North Georgia at that time, mummified the bodies of their royalty and high priests. The mummies were displayed in public until they began to mold....
  • Old wall at Fort William Henry
    The Massacre at Fort William Henry (1757)
    In 1757, the French laid siege on Fort William Henry. The English hoped for reinforcements, but surrendered after five days. The siege itself was almost a non-event in the grand scheme of the French and Indian war. However, France's Native...
  • Muslims to tackle ‘racist’ Redskins at Vikings game
    Muslims to tackle ‘racist’ Redskins at Vikings game
    An Islamic activist group is jumping aboard a protest in Minneapolis on Sunday, when the Washington Redskins play the hometown Vikings."We have an obligation to condemn all racist slurs and make it clear that they do not represent Minnesotans...
  • Native American Heritage Month 2014: Time to get your Pauwau on
    Native American Heritage Month 2014: Time to get your Pauwau on
    Besides being the month of traditional celebration where Native Americans saved English settlers in the northern settlements of America from starvation, November also happens to be Native American Heritage Month. Originally set aside for the...
  • Columbus landing on Hispaniola
    Re-considering Columbus and the Taino peoples
    As another month of October passes into the shadows, it is a good time to pause and reflect on the man who helped Spain build an empire by stumbling into a relatively unknown continent. Christopher Columbus, several years in the past, was held in...
  • Discover the Native peoples of Maryland at Cromwell Valley Park
    Discover the Native peoples of Maryland at Cromwell Valley Park
    Native peoples have lived in Maryland for thousands of years. They hunted, grew crops, gathered food, built longhouses, and had effective governance prior to the Europeans coming to America. Known as Eastern Woodland peoples, their tribes included...
  • Easter Islanders Native Americans: Genetic study shows new history contact lines
    Easter Islanders Native Americans: Genetic study shows new history contact lines
    Easter Islanders and Native Americans may have had more social interaction than previously believed. Experts conducting a genetic study have published new findings suggesting that the ancient Polynesian inhabitants of Easter Island might have...
  • Genetics prove early contact between Rapa Nui and South America
    Genetics prove early contact between Rapa Nui and South America
    The original Polynesian settlers of Easter Island (Rapa Nui) had extensive trade and relationships with Native Americans in South America beginning at least 700 years ago. Anna-Sapfo Malaspinas from the Natural History Museum of Denmark's...
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