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This Cherokee marker tree exhibits the typical sharp bend low on the trunk (near the ground) and a second sharp bend upward. Photo courtesy of the Mountain Stewards.


Indian Marker Trees – Part 1

American Indian's History: Native American Burials: Trees and Scaffolds Illustrated

Indian Marker Trees - They employed this knowledge to use trees as markers. They would take young saplings and bend them over. Depending on where they lived, they might use a rock or stake to hold the sapling down or it might be tied town with bark, rawhide, or a strong vine. The sapling would be tied down in a direction parallel to the trail. Marker trees could be close together or a distance apart. The more dense the forest, the more markers were needed.


Indian Marker Trees

Zitkala-Sa with William F. Hanson, co-composed the first American Indian opera, The Sun Dance, which premiered in 1913. She founded the National Council of American Indians in 1926 to lobby for the rights of Native Americans to American citizenship, on which she served as president until her death in 1938.


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Choctaw mythology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pocahontas (born Matoaka, and later known as Rebecca Rolfe, c. 1595 – March 1617) was a Virginia Indian[1][2] notable for her association with the colonial settlement at Jamestown, Virginia. Pocahontas was the daughter of Powhatan, the paramount chief[1] of a netwo


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