(Principal People, those who live in the mountains, those who live in the cave country)
Sioux  "Northern Iroquoian"
Pequot are Native American people of the U.S. state of Connecticut.
Iroquois are a historically powerful northeast Native American confederacy. "Six Nations", comprising the Mohawk, Onondaga, Oneida, Cayuga, Seneca, and Tuscarora peoples.
Crow   Crow Tribe of Montana   "children of the large-beaked bird"

Spokane, Native American tribe whose name translates to "Children of the Sun."

Indian Tribes in the United States (wiki)    

Indian Tribes    

Indigenous Peoples of America (wiki)

Federally Recognized Tribes (wiki)

Native Languages


The Mid-Continent Comprehensive Center (MC3)

Indian Knowledge Base Project

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch and Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell Announce Settlements of Tribal Trust
Accounting and Management Lawsuits

Chronology of National Chiefs

Assembly of First Nations


TREATY ALLIANCE AGAINST TAR SANDS EXPANSION The Treaty is an expression of Indigenous Law prohibiting the pipelines/trains/tankers that will feed the expansion of the Alberta Tar Sands
Treaty Alliance

Tribal Nations Maps   PDF

Between 1776 and the present, the United States seized some 1.5 billion acres from North America’s native peoples, an area 25 times the size of the United Kingdom.

The Invasion of America (youtube)

America's Great Indian Leaders (youtube)

The Standing Rock Resistance and our fight for Indigenous Rights: Tara Houska (video and text)

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

Films about American Indians

American Experience: We Shall Remain  (Documentary)

The Canary Effect  (American Indians)

John Trudell   Website

The Invisible Nation (Algonquin)

America's Great Indian Nations - Full Documentary (youtube)

More Documentaries

  Indians Smiling


Native American Ten Commandments:              
1. Treat the Earth and all that dwell therein with respect.
2. Remain close to the Great
. 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.  

Eagle Feather Law   Non Eagle Feathers

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.

Ten Little Indians (wiki)

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Canada and the United States, from 1900 to the present.

Public Apology is a component of reparation as stipulated in the United Nations Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights resolution proclaiming the Basic Principles and Guidelines on the Right to a Remedy and Reparation for Victims of Gross Violations of International Human Rights Law and Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law. It is also defined as a restorative process intended to heal and to generate forgiveness on the part of the offended
party, for the improper behavior or action of the offender. The process consists in three components: acknowledgment of wrongdoing, admission of responsibility and the action of the wrongdoer to compensate damages produced. Besides the role of healing and bringing forgiveness on the part of the offended party, public apologies have the function of restoring the health of the social interaction and “publicly acknowledging a shared commitment to some moral values”. According to Cohen(2016)"In order to restore or create moral relations among transgressors and their victims, transgressors …. need to admit their wrongdoing, commemorate or memorialize history, and, most notably, provide an apology.





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