In 1847 during the Irish potato famine, the Choctaw Nation of Native Americans donated money to assist with famine relief. The Irish have just completed a monument of appreciation. “These people were still recovering from their own injustice. They put their hands in their pockets and raised $1m in today’s money. They helped strangers. It’s rare to see such generosity. It had to be acknowledged.”
Code Talker: The First and Only Memoir by One of the Original Navajo Code Talkers of WWII by by Chester Nez, Judith Schiess Avila: 'Chester is the last living representative of the Navajo Code Talkers of World War II. The code language he and his fellow recruits developed and used in battle was one of the most closely guarded secrets of the war. Historians agree that without it, the outcome of the war would have been completely different.' #Code_Talker
The Sky Grizzly. 400 Blackfoot from age 3 to 80 gather in the shape of a grizzly bear at Badger Two Medicine area, Blackfoot Reservation, to declare the sacredness of their land & send a message to the government that they do not want the land to be harmed
Wes (Wesley) Studie, famous indian actor, was born in Nofire Hollow, Oklahoma, the son of Maggie, a housekeeper, and Andy Studie, a ranch hand. Studi was schooled at Chilocco Indian Agricultural School in Northern Oklahoma. Until he attended grade school, he spoke only Cherokee. In 1967, he was drafted into the Army and served 18 months in Vietnam. After his discharge, Studi studied at Tulsa Junior College.
Wes Studi Wes Studi is a full-blooded Cherokee who spoke only Cherokee until he went to school. After serving in Vietnam, he returned to Oklahoma where he worked as a reporter for The Cherokee Advocate. He became involved with the American Indian Movement and was at Wounded Knee in 1973. His interest in acting was spurred by his involvement with the American Indian Theatre Company in Tulsa. Studi then moved to Los Angeles and got small parts in television and movies.➳ʈɦuɲɖҽɽwσℓʄ➳
Rodney A. Grant as Wind In His Hair ~ Dances with Wolves 1990. Native American actor, Rodney Arnold Grant was born the 9th of March, 1959. After his biological parents abandoned him, his grandparents raised him from 6 months of age. He is of the Omaha Tribe. He is pictured (here) in Lakota regalia.
Pretty Shield (1856–1944) was a medicine woman of the Crow Nation. Her autobiography was written with the help of Frank B. Linderman, who interviewed her using an interpreter and sign language. This book was perhaps the first record of the women’s side of Native American life. The Pretty Shield Foundation is named in her honor.
You are viewing an impressive image of Valley Rosebud, a Cheyenne Chief. It was taken in 1905 by Edward S. Curtis. The picture shows a Cheyenne Indian Warrior, wearing a feather head dress, on horseback. The horse is drinking water from a small stream We have created this collection of pictures primarily to serve as an easy to access educational tool. Contact email@example.com. Image ID# 702B2848
The Truth About Hair and why Indians would keep their hair long Hair is an extension of the nervous system, it can be correctly seen as exteriorized nerves, a type of highly evolved ’feelers’ or ’antennae’ that transmit vast amounts of important information to the brainstem, the limbic system, and the neocortex.
Meet The Generation Of Incredible Native American Women Fighting To Preserve Their Culture
"Native Americans represent just one per cent of the US population and some languages have only one speaker left. Now a new generation is fighting to preserve the culture. Meet the women leading that fight."
The Apache Sunrise Ceremony celebrates a girl becoming a woman. Girls prepare for the ritual for six months or more. During the ceremony, which can last four days, the girls sing, pray, run, and dance, often for hours without stopping. Here, a girl from the White Mountain Apache tribe in Arizona is blessed with pollen, symbolizing fertility.
Native American Code talkers........ The irony is that most of these Native warriors learned English in government-sponsored Indian schools, designed to rid them of the very languages that eventually saved so many American lives.