Tobacco Culture Not Native : →
“Commercial tobacco today is not what Native tribes introduced to the colonists..” “Afraid of Lightning said it was a contradiction to his tribe’s value system and a misconception that tobacco was part of the Lakota culture. ”Tobacco doesn’t grow around here, and it never has. What was traditionally used for tobacco was taken from the bark of the red willow...
Last full-blooded Eyak and fluent speaker of the... →
” With the passing of the last fluent speaker of a Native language, it is a sad day for the Eyak people and the world. This should be a wake-up call to the rest of the indigenous languages in the world. We cannot stand by and wait for others to save what is important to our cultures. We must be proactive. Time waits for no one.”
'Sioux'- Derogatory terms used in history →
“Through out military history, when two or more countries are at war, a civil war within a country, a tribe against another tribe, or families against another family, there is the practice of dehumanizing the enemy so it is easier to kill the other side. The Chippewa used the word Nadawasieu meaning “little snakes” in their language. The French sided with the Chippewa and created...
Understanding the history of tribal enrollment →
Ask who is Indian, and you will get divergent responses depending on who’s answering. The U.S. Census Bureau, state governments, various federal government programs and agencies, and tribal governments all have different definitions. The criteria vary from a specific amount of blood quantum and descendency to residency and self-identification. But, the...
wants the current to pull her under.
San Francisco: All-You-Can-Eat in S.F. →
All-you-can-eat specials are usually only offered in Vegas or suburbia. In cities like San Francisco, the restaurants are wiser and the diners greedier — a side effect of paying ridiculous rents and having constant munchies. Short of hitting the Daly City Sizzler or milking the Olive Garden’s unlimited salad and bread sticks, what’s a serious eater/cheap bastard/tapeworm-haver to...
beautifulanddepraved: Goldfrapp - Slippage
hiding the eggs in my keybox.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.– Aesop
Shrinking Tumblr →
topherchris: Read what Mills says. I hope he doesn’t mind me doing this. delta foxtrot: enjoyed this.. almost choked on my tea here:” Funniest detail: the game-show host in the tan jacket was nevver. “I love Tumblr.
hEyOkA mAgAzInE. The Contest Begins in Earnest by... →
“Our legend has it that uranium is Iya (pronounced EYE—EEE-YAA); it is a black monster, a brother to Iktomi, the trickster. Since Iya eats people from the inside as does cancer, Inyan Hokshila (Stone Boy) buried Iya deep under the earth long ago to protect people from the black monster. Iya is an ancient spirit, also kin to the Unktehila (dinosaurs) and Unkcegila (cavemen), who...
into the brandy already, what a night- can i disappear?
your words are poison to their ears. it terrifies them that they cannot decipher the love letter.