Search Results: 'American Indian History'
American Indian Myth Poems
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The American Indians : Their History, Condition and Prospects, from Original Notes and Manuscripts (Illustrated)
“It is now twenty-six years since I first entered the area of the Mississippi valley, with the view of exploring its then but imperfectly known features, geographical and geological. Twenty-two... More > years of this period have elapsed since I entered on the duties of an Executive Agent for the United States Government in its higher northern latitudes among the Indian tribes in the west. Having devoted so large a portion of my life in an active sphere, in which the intervals of travel left me favourable opportunities of pursuing the languages and history of this branch of the race, it appears to be a just expectation, that, in sitting down to give some account of this people, there should be some preliminary remarks, to apprise the reader how and why it is, that his attention is recalled to a topic which he may have supposed to be well nigh exhausted. This it is proposed to do by some brief personal reminiscences, beginning at the time above alluded to.”< Less
Sketch of the Mythology of the North American Indians. Note: The First Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution is included in the text!
Cowboys and Indians
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“Cowboys and Indians” is a look back into history and it explores the entire continent of America which was originally inhabited by Native Americans, none of whom had, or have ever, any... More > familial ties to Amerigo Vespucci, the Italian explorer who was said to have discovered America.
The theme throughout is the undeniable fact that the earth upon which we all live is being systematically strangled, drilled, poisoned, beaten and bartered to death. The undeniable truth shows us that the European immigrants had a philosophical difference with the Native Americans that they encountered living on the shores that they invaded and vanquished and always with the same thought in mind: to steal the land from the ignorant Indians, ignorant because they showed no knowledge of the financial worth of the land, the minerals inside of it and the animals living upon it.< Less
2008 Almanac of Indian-American Democrats
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The 2008 Almanac of Indian-American Democrats features in-depth profiles of almost 100 active Indian-American Democrats as well as a brief history of Indian-American Democrats.
Indians of the Yosemite Valley and Vicinity: Their History, Customs and Traditions
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In 1907, when this publication was originally printed, there were only a handful of Indian tribes in the Yosemite Valley still in existence. Galen Clark - the author who spent many years in close... More > contact with these Native Americans - has clearly captured and detailed their lives, customs and traditions.
Clark also includes a bonus section in his book, entitled "Hints to Yosemite Visitors," which contains multiple topics of interest - from tables of altitudes and distances to the translation of common Indian words and numbers. The publication also contains over two dozen photos and illustrations of the Yosemite Valley and a list of tribes placed on Reservations in the years 1850-1851.< Less
Native Indian Healing Practices
History suggests that every tribe would have one or more elders who were trained in the healing arts. These people would serve as herbalists, healers, and spirit communicators. The responsibilities... More > and types of healing arts and spiritual ceremonials performed would by nature vary from tribe to tribe.< Less
Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains
This collection provides biographical sketches of 15 great Indian leaders, most Sioux; tracing their historical importance to both white and Native peoples. Charles Alexander Eastman was a Native... More > American author. His works are unique owing to the fact that his childhood was spent in his tribe. His education enabled him to provide first-hand accounts of the ways of the Indians. His father strongly supported his sons' getting an education in European-American style schools. Eastman and his older brother John attended mission and preparatory schools, and college. Eastman first attended Beloit College and Knox colleges; he graduated from Dartmouth College in 1887. He went on to medical school at Boston University, where he graduated in 1889 and became the first Native American to be certified as a European-style doctor.< Less