Tribes Cherokee (Principal People, those who live in the mountains, those who live in the cave country) Navajo Sioux "Northern Iroquoian" Chippewa Choctaw Pueblo Pequot are Native American people of the U.S. state of Connecticut. Apache Iroquois are a historically powerful northeast Native American confederacy. "Six Nations", comprising the Mohawk, Onondaga, Oneida, Cayuga, Seneca, and Tuscarora peoples. Creek Blackfeet Seminole Cheyenne Arawak Shawnee Mohegan Huron Oneida Lakota Crow Crow Tribe of Montana "children of the large-beaked bird" Teton Hopi Inuit
Spokane, Native American tribe whose name translates to "Children of the Sun."
American Indians are the true founders of America, they are the original owners and truly the heart and soul of this country. Their knowledge of life and their knowledge of the land kept them in perfect balance and harmony for thousands of years. It's about time we start listening to them and It's time that we made good on our promises and ask for forgiveness. Sometimes you have to go back in order to go forward. This is that time.
THE LARGEST MASS SHOOTING IN US HISTORY HAPPENED December 29,1890. When 297 Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee Creek on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Da. “Wounded Knee Massacre” in South Dakota, when 150-300 Native Americans were gunned down by the U.S. army in South Dakota. On December 29th, 1890, a regiment of 500+ American troops surrounded a group of Lakota on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, and ordered them to surrender their weapons. Ghost Dance Circle, Oklahoma Cheyenne and Arapaho Reservation. Painting by Mary I. Wright, 1893 Scores of men, and escaping women and children were gunned down within minutes American Indian
Native American Ten Commandments: 1. Treat the Earth and all that dwell therein with respect. 2. Remain close to the Great Spirit. 3. Show great respect for your fellow beings. 4. Work together for the benefit of all Mankind. 5. Give assistance and kindness wherever needed. 6. Do what you know to be right. 7. Look after the well-being of Mind and Body. 8. Dedicate a share of your efforts to the greater Good. 9. Be truthful and honest at all times. 10. Take full responsibility for your actions.
USA. Mount Rushmore, South Dakota. August 1, 2012. US Presidents plus nine Sioux leaders (l to r): Sitting Bull, One Bull, Rain-in-the-Face, Crow King, Gall, Red Horse, Fool Bull, Low Dog, Spotted Eagle and Red Cloud. Photo by Larry Towell/Magnum Photos
Importance of Indian Feathers
The feathers from the golden eagle were highly revered by the Native Indians and would only be awarded to the warrior that performed the bravest of all war deeds. An elaborate ceremony for crowning warriors with feather headdresses would be held in which some warriors would even be painted red in honor of their acts. Feathers were not the only elements of design used to decorate the traditional headdresses. They would often display intricate beadwork and other adornments made out of ermine skin. However it was the feathers that were of most prominence and lent the headdresses their symbolic significance. Feathers continue to be a sacred item for the native Indians even today although the use of headdresses has become minimal.
Sequoia are huge coniferous California trees that reach a height of 300 feet; bearing cones and evergreen leaves cones themselves hold 90–150 seeds. The redwood species contains the largest and tallest trees in the world. These trees can live thousands of years. Sequoioideae (redwoods) is a subfamily of coniferous trees within the family Cupressaceae. It is most common in the coastal forests of Northern California. Sequoia Sempervirens are long-lived, monoecious tree living 1,200–1,800 years or more, the oldest known coast redwood is about 2,200 years old. Grows up to 379 feet (115.5 m), up to 29.2 feet (8.9 m) in diameter at breast height (dbh). These trees are also among the oldest living things on Earth.
The tree got its name from the 19th-century Cherokee scholar Sequoyah (also known as George Guess), the inventor of the Cherokee writing system. Sequoyah in 1821 completed his independent creation of a Cherokee Syllabary, making reading and writing in Cherokee possible. This was one of the very few times in recorded history that a member of a pre-literate people created an original, effective writing system. Their literacy rate quickly surpassed that of surrounding European-American settlers.
Cherokee are one of the indigenous peoples of the Southeastern Woodlands. Prior to the 18th century, they were concentrated in southwestern North Carolina, southeastern Tennessee, and the tips of western South Carolina and northeastern Georgia.