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— Nancy Thomas, Keeper of “the People’s Paths!”

“Aniyosgi Dotsigusdaa. ~ Unelanvhi Wigadoligi Ama Ayetli.”
We support our warriors! ~ God Bless America!

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This Internet site was created in the hope that all people, no matter what their own culture, may be able to find a bit of information that might be helpful in the understanding of American Indian Culture and other Native Cultures from all over our Mother which is called Earth!

Native People’s Cultures are as diverse as nature, but with good reason! Nature is our teacher and guide for walking the path of life! The Native Cultures teach that it is the human species responsibility to take care of our Mother! Only appreciation is asked, for what she gives us, in return for her care!

Progress is a wonderful thing! If we can keep some of the beliefs from the First People’s Cultures, that are alive and well, incorporated with the technology that leads to progress, it may help all peoples to live in a more harmonious world not only with Nature but with each other as well!

It is time to Celebrate and Appreciate the Diversity in the Human Species as we do in Nature! The rose is beautiful, but how long would its beauty be appreciated if it was the only species of flower we had to enjoy! It does not matter what name the Creator goes by or if you believe in one, many or none at all! The experience of a storm, rainbow, or just the sun rising and setting tells us there is a much Greater Power that speaks to all cultures and this Power that we call Nature survives because of diversity!

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Cherokee Word List H

English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with "H" Habit - Iyadvnelidasdi Habits - Iyunadvnelidasdi Hack - Agvhaluyv Had - Ayehv Hag - Unegilvdi agayvli Hail - Ganesosgv Hair - Usdiyegv Hairy - Uwuyadv Half - Ayeli iyv Half-breed - Ayeli iyv ugigv Half-brother...

Cherokee Word List J

English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with "J" Jack - Tsegi Jacket - Gasalena Jackrabbit - Utanatsisdu Jail - Didasdudi Jailor - Didasduhvsgi Janitor - Galitsode agatiya January - Unolvtani Jar - Gugu tsulvsada Jaunt - Atsvsiyeidasdi Jaw - Ayugeni Jay -...

The First Inhabitants – The Hopi

"History, Rights, Joint Use, HPL" Provided by the Hopi Tribe All of the land within today's northeastern Arizona was once a part of the Hopi tutsqua, the ancestral and sacred homeland of the Hopi. It is estimated the tutsqua covers over 18 million acres. Hopi villages...

Woven Fabrics and Basketry

Cherokee Culture Notes Edited and Revised: August 27, 2000 Fact Sheet Author Unknown Edited by: Wendell Cochran, Tahlequah, OK Woven Fabrics and Basketry Very few examples of pre-history Cherokee textiles and weaving have survived due to the hot damp climate of the...

Border Rights

TUCSON - At dawn there is the scent of coffee and pinto beans, the sound of Spanish language television and the dampness of the swamp cooler in the Sonoran Desert heat. Outside, a relative sleeps in the cool beneath the trees. When Jose Matus, Yaqui ceremonial leader...

National Living Treasure Nominations

Sought by Cherokee National Holiday Committee Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma, News TAHLEQUAH, OK - The Cherokee National Holiday committee is seeking nominations for the fifteenth annual National Living Treasures awards. The awards will be presented during the 50th...

The Cherokee Tear Dress Eyewitness Accounts

Part II: More information about the Cherokee Nation Official Tear Dress Information compiled & written by Wendell Cochran, Cherokee Master Craftsman and National Living Treasure in the Field of Traditional Clothing. An Interview with Marion Hagerstrand, daughter...

Food for Thought – Arresting the Grandmothers

Asquali, Ngungu'lawu Tutsqwa I'qatsi, Friends of the Hopi Traditional Peoples and Touch the Earth Foundation Thank you for being our friends! We have been very busy with the responsibilities that we have been entrusted with. However, I wish to take this moment to say...

One Indian Boys Life Is Turned Around

Guest Column by Devery Fairbanks In the spring of 1982 I was fresh out of New Visions Treatment Center and staying at the American Indian Services (AIS) Men's Halfway House in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was my first time in treatment and I must say it helped turn my...

Why Won’t You Just Die?

Guest column by Deron Marquez These words seem to be on the minds of many folk. As Tribal Nations establish their rightful positions, many seek to quash their endeavors. I often write and speak about the infamous "them". This "them" is a variable that is often...

Haudenesaunee Legend-Prophecy

When Deganawidah was leaving the Indians in the Bay of Quinte in Ontario, he told the Indian people they would face a time of great suffering. They would distrust their leaders and the principles of peace of the League, and a great white serpent was to come upon the...

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