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    Mayan Dancer Representing Ek Chuah, God of Cacao. Xcaret, Riviera Maya, Yucatan, Mexico.

    Mayan Dancer Representing a Coral Snake. Xcaret, Riviera Maya, Yucatan, Mexico.

    Mayan Dancer Representing Ah Puch, White Death. Xcaret, Riviera Maya, Yucatan, Mexico.

    Gene Tagaban - Cherokee, Tlingit, Filipino Storyteller

    The Trail of tears The expansion of migration to the Southeast in the 1820s and 1830s forced the federal government to deal with the "Indian question." By 1837 the "Indian Removal policy" began, to implement the act of Congress signed by Andrew Jackson in 1830. The forced march of about twenty Native American tribes included "Five Civilized Tribes" (Creek, Choctaw, Cherokee, Chickasaw, and Seminole). They were pushed beyond the frontier & into "Indian Territory" (which later became Oklahoma).

    Ramona Big Eagle, M.Ed. (Tuscarora/Cherokee) is an Oral Historian and Legend Keeper of the Tuscarora Nation of North Carolina. Her workshops and programs of American Indian culture and history delivered through the art of Storytelling, authentic artifacts, music, drumming, dance, and crafts have been educating and empowering audiences of all ages since 1976.

    Harold J. Smith, aka Jay Silverheels Born: May 26, 1912 Died: March 5, 1980 Tribe: Mohawk

    Yosemite Indian early photos - Sadie McGowan - Paiute Indian, Yosemite California ca. 1900 by Yosemite Native American, via Flickr

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    We shared this a while back... Statue of Liberty in Jingle Dress by Steven Paul Judd. Perfect for #WomenWednesday and #4thofJuly

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    Reduciendo a la bruja

    The Raven Dancer of the Tlingit Native American tribe was photographed on an island outside Juneau, Alaska,

    A Sioux dress with dentalium shell yoke, circa 1900.

    Plains Indian dress

    Good morning My Native Nation... Have good one...

    Native American Women Warriors-Army & Navy represented here.

    Jay Silverheels (May 26, 1912-March 5, 1980) was a Canadian Mohawk First Nations actor. He was well known for his role as Tonto, the faithful American Indian companion of the character, The Lone Ranger, in a long-running American TV series.

    Here's an Ad about R--skins that its Makers Don't Have the Money to Show During Sunday's Superbowl

    Ute family, 1910? – 1930? by Marquette University Archives, via Flickr

    In a small seaside village on the Russian side of the Bering Sea. An Inuit Grandma hams it up with her grandchildren for the camera. // © Daniel Schual-Berke

    Russell Means has lived a life like few others in this century – revered for his selfless accomplishments and remarkable bravery. He was born into a society and guided by a way of life that gently denies the self in order to promote the survival and betterment of family and community. The L.A. Times has called him the most famous American Indian since Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse. His indomitable sense of pride and leadership has become embedded in our national character.

    Shaman Haida

    Cherokee Proverb

    Navajo Song and Dance competition during the 66th Annual Navajo Nation Fair in Window Rock, Arizona.