Haudenesaunee Legend-Prophecy

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...
The Cherokee Tear Dress Eyewitness Accounts

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...
Remarks Concerning the Savages of North America

Remarks Concerning the Savages of North America

Written by Benjamin Franklin ~ 1784 Savages we call them, because their manners differ from ours, which we think the perfection of civility; they think the same of theirs. Perhaps, if we could examine the manners of different nations with impartiality, we should find...

Objection To Motion, To Dismiss

By Joe Byrd And Brief Defendant Joe Byrd, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, has moved to dismiss the instant case on ground that the Cherokee Nation Courthouse, formerly known as the Cherokee Nation Capitol Building is not Indian country. Defendant Byrd argues...
Cherokee Word List O

Cherokee Word List O

English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “O” Oak – Tsusga Oar – Digayawesdi Oath – Aselidodi Oats – Soquili unigisdi Obedience – Gohiyuhi Obedient – Uwohiyuhi Obey – Gohiyudiyi Obituary –...

CASE NO. JAT-97-29-B

http://www.thepeoplespaths.net/Cherokee/LegalDocuments/JAT9729B-Ragsdale-v-CNbyrd.pdf IN THE JUDICIAL APPEALS TRIBUNAL OF THE CHEROKEE NATION CASE NO. JAT-97-29-B WILLIAM PATRICK RAGSDALE, SHARON WRIGHT, BRIAN BLAIR, GREG CHUCKLUCK, BAXTER PATTON, MIKE DAWES, VINCE...
Cherokee Word List V

Cherokee Word List V

English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “V” Vacancies – Tsusiwa Vacancy – Udlanvdvi Vacant – Usiwa Vacation – Unatsowesolvsdv Vague – Nuwelisdvna Vain – Nulisgediyvna Valley – Ugedaliyv Valuable...
Cherokee Word List B

Cherokee Word List B

English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “B” Babble – Utsati gawonisgi Babies – Tsunasdii Baby – Usdi Bachelor – Asgaya udal nigesvna Back – Gasohi Backbite – Usonv aduhisdodi Backbone – Gatesge...
United Nations WALKOUT

United Nations WALKOUT

From: Bobby Castillo American Indian Movement aimca@igc.apc.org American Indian Movement Autonomous Confederation GENEVA, SWITZERLAND OCTOBER 24, 1996 ON THE OCCASION OF THE MEETING OF THE UNITED NATIONS OPEN-ENDED INTERSESSIONAL WORKING GROUP CONSIDERING THE DRAFT...
Wichita North Redskins

Wichita North Redskins

“Remarks by Clem Ironwing, Sioux, during a public Mascot/Identity Committee hearing.” – November 11, 1996 In the spring of 1996 Wichita Unified School District 259, Wichita Kansas, formed a Committee on Desegregation. This committee made a unanimous...
Pigments and Dyes

Pigments and Dyes

Cherokee Culture Notes Edited and Revised: August 27, 2000 Fact Sheet Author Unknown Edited by: Wendell Cochran, Tahlequah, OK Pigments and Dyes Pigments and dyes produced by Native Americans using organic materials are not nearly as brilliant as those we have become...
Cherokee Word List S

Cherokee Word List S

English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “S” Sabbath – Unadodaquasgv Sack – Degalodi Sacred – Galvquodi Sacrifice – Alisgolvdodiyi Sad – Uwedolisdi Saddle – Gayahulo Saddle bag – Digitsadi Safe...
Big Mountain Under Siege

Big Mountain Under Siege

From the Southeastern foothills of Big Mountain – We wish to say our words to our Indigenous brothers and sisters and other concerned people. By now you have heard the news that we were recently under military siege (armed Hopi Rangers, armed Navajo police,...
Dismissal of Charges Disappoints Hopi’s

Dismissal of Charges Disappoints Hopi’s

Over seven months after their arrest at Camp Anna Mae on the HPL, charges of trespass were dismissed against Joella Ashkie, Ruth Benally, Louise Benally, Elvira Horseherder and Pauline Whitesinger. The five Navajo women were arrested on July 11, 2001 and charged with...
Libraries, Books, Stories & Images

Libraries, Books, Stories & Images

**LIBRARIES Oracle: ThinkQuest Library “Over 7,000 web sites created by students around the world who have participated in a ThinkQuest Competition.” ThinkQuest Library: Native Americans Institute of Museums and Library Services Native American Library...
The Spirit of Our People

The Spirit of Our People

“Subsistence &Federal Recognition of Tribes” Guest column by Evon Peter, Gwich’in As Alaska Native peoples we are again at a critical point in time. The decisions we make and the actions we take will forever impact the spirit of our people and...
Implications of Malt Liquor Case

Implications of Malt Liquor Case

WHY IS THE “CRAZY HORSE MALT LIQUOR” CASE IMPORTANT FOR INDIAN TRIBES AROUND THE COUNTRY? On November 17, 1997, in the federal courthouse in St. Paul, Minnesota, attorneys for the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Court, the Estate of Tasunke Witko [Crazy Horse] and...
Desecration of Sacred Sundance Ground

Desecration of Sacred Sundance Ground

BIG MOUNTAIN, AZ – Today (8-17-01) at approximately 5:00 a.m., the Office of Hopi Lands, Hopi Range Management, Resource Enforcement Services, Hopi Tribal Police, Navajo County Sheriff, and BIA impoundment trailers entered Camp Ana Mae, a sacred religious area...
North American Indian Historical Sites

North American Indian Historical Sites

Mounds, Pyramids, Related National and State Parks Regional Information & Sites | Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Florida | Georgia | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kentucky | Minnesota | Mississippi | Montana | New Hampshire | New Mexico | North...
How Effective Was Navajo Code?

How Effective Was Navajo Code?

“One Former Captive Knows” By Tim Korte, Sanostee, New Mexico By the close of World War II, Army Sgt. Joe Kieyoomia shared something with the secret words employed by the Navajo Code Talkers: both were like granite against Japanese efforts to break them....
Cherokee Word List M

Cherokee Word List M

English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “M” Ma – Etsi Machine – Gotlvnvdodi Machinery – Gotlvnidasdi Machines – Digvtanidasdi Machinist – Gotlvnvsgi Mad – Uhnalvhi Madam – Ageyv Made –...
Cherokee Word List I

Cherokee Word List I

English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “I” Ice – Unesdala Ice Cream – Agadatlvda unesdala Idea – Adanvtedi Ideal – Ulilohi Idealize – Galvquododiyi Ideals – Tsulilohi Ideas – Adanvtesgv Idiot...
Rosebud Sioux Tribe Supreme Court

Rosebud Sioux Tribe Supreme Court

Text of decision on jurisdiction in malt liquor case. The following is by and from, Bob Gough, Stu Kaler and Jonny BearCub Stiffarm, Attorneys for the Estate of Tasunke Witko. Email: Rpwgough@aol.com There have been numerous requests for the posting of the Rosebud...
Cherokee Word List P

Cherokee Word List P

English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “P” Pace – Osdatlegi Pack – Gaquenvdi Package – Gaquenvhi Packages – Digaquenvhi Packed – Gaquenvnvhi Packet – Gaquenvhi Packing – Gaquenvsgv Paddle –...
Begaye Met With Big Mountain Families

Begaye Met With Big Mountain Families

On Saturday, August 25, 2001, along with Navajo Nation Council Speaker Edward T. Begaye and other Navajo officials, I visited the Navajo families at Big Mountain to discuss with them the destruction of the Sundance ceremonial ground by the Hopi government. As you...
Deposition of Charles A. Gourd

Deposition of Charles A. Gourd

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOUR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF OKLAHOMA SWIDLER & BERLIN, CHARTERED ) 3000 K STREET, N.W. ) SUITE 300 WASHINGTON, D.C. 20007 ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) vs. ) Civil Action ) Number PAULA HOLDER ) CIV-97-676-B TROY POTEETE ) BARBARA SCOTT )...
Cherokee Information & Resources

Cherokee Information & Resources

“It should be remembered that hundreds of people of African ancestry also walked the Trail of Tears with the Cherokee during the forced removal of 1838-1839. Although we know about the terrible human suffering of our native people and the members of other tribes...

Update on the Opinion Survey Results

This is the most up-to-date information on the opinion survey as of today (I still have a couple hundred more to input). For those of you that have already completed the survey, thank you very much. For those who have not, please take a moment to voice your opinion...
Violation Against Sacred Ceremony

Violation Against Sacred Ceremony

Statement from Chief Arvol Looking Horse: I, Chief Arvol Looking Horse of the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota Nation would like to offer a statement concerning the violation against the Sacred Sundance Ceremony at Big Mountain, Arizona. The Sacred White Buffalo Calf Bundle...
Snoqualmie Tribe needs your help!

Snoqualmie Tribe needs your help!

The Snoqualmie Tribe is in Washington State They are an unrecognized tribe. When the Washington Tribes were herded on to reservations, the Snoqualmie people stayed near the Snoqualmie Falls. It has been their millenia old responsibility to care for their...
AFN Open Letter To The United Nations

AFN Open Letter To The United Nations

Wachiya! Greetings! Bonjour! [Short traditional greeting in Cree] Permanent Forum On Indigenous Issues May 13 2002, New York City, New York I am honoured to have the opportunity to address this historic occasion, the first meeting of the United Nations Permanent Forum...
Ancient Cherokee Marriage Tradition

Ancient Cherokee Marriage Tradition

Cherokee Culture Notes Edited and Revised: August 27, 2000 Fact Sheet Author Unknown Edited by: Wendell Cochran, Tahlequah, OK Ancient Cherokee Marriage Tradition When a young man wished to marry a Cherokee woman, he consulted her parents, whose consent was necessary....
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