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...
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...
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...
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 World List K

Cherokee World List K

English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “K” Keen – Ugisadv Keep – Asquanigododi Keeper – Ugasesdi Keeping – Usquanigodv Keeps – Usquanigodi Keg – Svdoni Kennel – Gili uniyvsdi Kept –...

Hunting and Fishing Rights

Final brief in the Chad Smith “fishing rights” case. It is now up to the court to make final judgment. IN THE COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS STATE OF OKLAHOMA STEVEN EUGENE HANES,) Appellant,) vs.) Case No. M- 97-1401 STATE OF OKLAHOMA,) Appellee.) REPLY BRIEF...
Cherokee Word List U

Cherokee Word List U

English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “U” Udder – Hawinaditlv Ugly – Unegilvdi Ulcer – Gawosgv Ulterior – Didalenisgv Ultimo – Soi tsikalv Umbra – Adawadisdi Umbrella – Adawadvisdi Umpire –...
Annual Florida Pow Wows

Annual Florida Pow Wows

**JANUARY January Annual Indian River Native American Festival Silver Sands Arena, 625 Tomoka Farms Road (C. R.#415) New Smyrna Beach, Florida 32168 Contact: 904-424-0860 (Vendors by invitation.) **FEBRUARY February Annual Native American Inter-Tribal “Arts...
Witnesses Observe Dismantlement of Site

Witnesses Observe Dismantlement of Site

Big Mountain, AZ – Yesterday, Friday, August 17, 2001, at approximately 5:00 a.m. Mountain Standard Time, the Office of Hopi Lands, Hopi Range Management, Resource Enforcement Services, Hopi Tribal Police, Navajo County Sheriff, and U.S. Department of the...
Hopi Stuff “Tree of Life” Into Chipper

Hopi Stuff “Tree of Life” Into Chipper

“Hopi Tribal staff stuffed the Tree of Life into a woodchipper and haul the other remains away in trailers” Camp Ana Mae, the well-known site of Sun Dances , home to Louise Benally and her children at the foot of Big Mountain, Arizona has been bulldozed by...
ENOUGH! What happened to us at Big Mtn

ENOUGH! What happened to us at Big Mtn

ENOUGH! Statement by Leonard Benally in response to desecration of sacred Sundance Grounds site. To all the people Indigenous and non-indigenous people, On August 17th at 5:00 a.m. this was a disgrace, humiliating, and disregarded our right to pray which is supposed...
Cherokee Method for Tanning Hides

Cherokee Method for Tanning Hides

Cherokee Culture Notes Edited and Revised: August 27, 2000 Fact Sheet Author Unknown Edited by: Wendell Cochran, Tahlequah, OK Cherokee Method for Tanning Hides Mose Owl described this method. Step 1. Make a lye solution by putting one gallon of hickory ashes in a...
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...
Destruction of the Sundance Tree

Destruction of the Sundance Tree

I want to communicate with you on behalf of myself and the Sundancers who exercise their beliefs here in Big Mountain. I want to tell you what is happening to us in the millennium years. By now you must have heard about the desecration and destruction of the Sundance...
History AIM #1 – Indictment AIM

History AIM #1 – Indictment AIM

The following is from a tribunal held against Vernon and Clyde Bellecourt. By the American Indian Movement. “I would like people to read Russell Means’s book “Where White Men Fear to Tread.” He explains Vernon’s behavior. Vernon and Clyde...

Appliance Store In Grove Issued

Subpoena To Produce Purchase Records Re: Surveilance/Wiretapping Equip. IN THE UNITED STATE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF OKLAHOMA Filed – Aug. 14, 1998 Phil Lombardi, Clerk – U.S. DISTRICT COURT MARVIN SUMMERFIELD and ROBIN MAYES,...
Cherokee Word List G

Cherokee Word List G

English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “G” Gag – Gutlvdi aholi Gage – Atlilosdi Gain – Unequoisdi Gained – Unequotselv Gainful – Adotlvdisgi Gaining – Unequotsehv Gait – Nadvnehv aisv Gale –...
Cherokee Word List C

Cherokee Word List C

English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “C” Cab – Yvwi unatsododi Cabbage – Tsuqwanvdena Cabin – Adanelv Cabinet – Disehisdi Cable – Talugisgi sdeyidv Cache – Gvsgalodi atalesv Cackle – Tsitaga...
Hantavirus Infections

Hantavirus Infections

The Hantavirus That Visited the Four Corners – “Sin Nombre virus” has not departed A CNN feature, originating in San Francisco, reports the death last month of a 55-year-old man after a Hantavirus infection. The man, otherwise healthy, died three...
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