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This is a picture of Moon Beam. She was a Potawatomi Indian Maiden. The picture was taken in 1909.

Old Picture of the Day

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"The Powhatan Confederacy comprised 30 tribes living along Virginia's coastal plain. Chief Wahunsonacock, called Powhatan by Captain John Smith, united the tribes to form the Powhatan Confederacy. At the time of Smith's appearance in Virginia, the Powhatans numbered about 12,000 people. Tribes of the Powhatan Confederacy are called Algonquian because their languages were based on a large Native American language group called Algonquin."

War and Peace with Powhatan's People [ushistory.org]

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  • Carole Pray

    This is the only native American tribe that I can find genealogical evidence that I have a connection with, though my Daddy always said that we were part native American. A heritage that I would be quite proud of! :)

Powhatan Stone - Inscription: An old Indian stone removed from and now overlooking “Powhatan Seat” a royal residence of King Powhatan when Captain John Smith and his fellow “Adventurers” made the first permanent English settlement in this country at Jamestown, Virginia 1607. “Powhatan Seat” was the residence from 1726-1865 of the ancestors of Peter H. Mayo by whose daughters this stone was presented to the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities.

Powhatan Stone Marker

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~An orphan born on a Winnebago reservation in Nebraska, Henry Roe Cloud 1884–1950, was the first Native American to earn a degree from Yale. He earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees there, and most significantly, according to the Yale press release, “devoted his life to promoting the self-identity and well-being of fellow American Indians.”~ #winnebago

"In 1967, Betty Mae Jumper became the first woman elected chair of the Seminole Tribe of Florida. She was the first woman to lead a major Native American tribe in the 20th century United States. Jumper was among the first Florida Seminoles to earn a high school diploma. She trained as a nurse and helped provide healthcare among the Seminoles, scattered in numerous camps from Indian River County to the Tamiami Trail."--State Library & Archives of Florida, on Flickr Commons

The ancient bow-making tradition has never died among Oklahoma Choctaws, and today many work to ensure the survival of the artform

Bows and Arrows - Choctaw Nation Cultural Services

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Molly Spotted Elk (b. 1903), Penobscot Tribe- A Native American Glamour Actress and dancer who gained success in New York and Paris in the 1920s and 30s in silent films.