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EssTer
04-13-2004, 03:05 PM
Maybe it sounds very strange, but I'm really interested in all that indian stuff..And maybe someone knows links where I can learn more about native american indians - their nations, language, especially names and all other stuff.. I'll be really glad if you could help me! thanx...;)

captain
04-13-2004, 08:12 PM
How weird,
I watched "Dances with Wolves" AGAIN over the weekend, and went searching for information on the Sioux tribe

Sioux tribe Link (http://www.sioux.org/)

And some info on language

Language (http://www.lakhota.com/)

Tonya
04-13-2004, 11:46 PM
Well, I don't have much information. My grandfather was Cherokee. My mom grew up on a Navajo reservation, which according to her wasn't a good thing. My grandfather is now deceased. I wish that I could remember his stories more. My grandmother is a hag, so I won't get any good stories out of her. Anyways, here are a few family pics...

An aunt (I believe great great Aunt to me...)

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid112/p906c59bd7792d6d9e96c6f4448d02aa1/f9048e2b.jpg

My grandpa and grandmother...

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid112/pbd88e58868ea31eefab96acafb5ff805/f9048e2f.jpg

My grandfather with his parents...

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid112/pd577ba642a7f2e77c298aaf8e9859cc7/f9048e3a.jpg

My grandfather with my mom, aunts and uncles (my mom is the one in the white coat on the left...)

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid112/p2fd852e83348f3fc59ace7959c683e25/f9048d9f.jpg

EssTer
04-14-2004, 03:41 AM
Captain, thanx for the links, especially that language one...;)
Tonya, wow, I didn't know you have cherokee bloods..that's cool.. and those photos are very great too! Thanx for sharing with me Tonya&Captain!!;)

ramanth
04-14-2004, 10:00 AM
I have Choctaw in me from my mother's side.

All I know is that one of my Great Great *not sure how many total* Grandfather came over from Ireland and married a Choctaw. :)

I wish I knew how they met and more about them.

lizbud
04-14-2004, 01:48 PM
Here is a link to a First Nations page. Has lots of information
on history of different tribes,customs,history and language.


http://www.tolatsga.org/Compacts.html

EssTer
04-14-2004, 02:07 PM
Omg, lizbud, that's great link! thanx A LOT!!!!

ramanth
04-14-2004, 02:27 PM
Liz, that site is wonderful! Thanks! :D

RICHARD
04-14-2004, 02:31 PM
My favorite Amerinds...

http://www.desertusa.com/ind1/du_peo_ana.html

But they had a dark side too!!!

http://www.abqtrib.com/arc1/news121298_cannibal.htm

lizbud
04-14-2004, 02:36 PM
You all are welcome.:) It's a site that's written & maintained
by a Native American. It gives the real history that was never
covered in our ( USA) history books.

I enjoy the language instruction & philosophy of the Native
people.:)

EssTer
04-14-2004, 03:32 PM
Thanx for links, Richard!;)

RICHARD
04-14-2004, 08:21 PM
http://www.sbnature.org/research/anthro/chumash/index.htm

This is a link a very good Chumash indian site.
They were California Natives who lived by the ocean just north of Los Angeles.....

Check the Basket and the Painted wall links!

EssTer
04-15-2004, 11:36 AM
that link is very good too, Richard! Thanx A LOT:D ;)

Cataholic
04-15-2004, 12:04 PM
Liz,
That site is amazing! Thanks.

mugsy
04-15-2004, 12:35 PM
OH GREAT!!! Pet Talk comes through again...now I have sites to help when I do a unit on Native Americans!! Thanks Richard and Liz!

Karen
04-15-2004, 01:21 PM
I'm part Micmac, a tribe that originally covered much of Maine and Quebec, and into northern NH as well, I believe. My French-Canadian great-great grandfather married a Micmac (daughter of the tribal chief). Not terribly uncommon an occurance, and it just adds to the mix of what makes me me! Dad's hair was coal black 'til it started turning silver, sort of the last physical evidence of the native blood in my gene pool.

CountryWolf07
04-15-2004, 01:34 PM
I've always been fascinated by how Native Americans are so respectful to the animals, especially WOLVES. :D

Albea
04-15-2004, 02:08 PM
Originally posted by CountryWolf07
I've always been fascinated by how Native Americans are so respectful to the animals, especially WOLVES. :D

I also have great admiration for the Native Americans' respect for nature and all animals.
Once I read about the myth of Creation from some tribe in California (I wish I could find the book) It says that as God was walking about creating all animals, a dog was already with him, as a faithful companion from the very beginning.:)
Also, did you know that Navajos were employed during World War II to send encrypted messages in their native language so that could only be translated by other Navajo speaking folks? No enemy could read the messages. One more way Native Americans have contributed to this country.

EssTer
04-15-2004, 03:59 PM
yeah I´m always been fascinatig about american indians respect to animals and all that stuff...they´re just great people LOL...

RICHARD
04-15-2004, 04:25 PM
http://www.ilhawaii.net/~stony/loreindx.html

Indian lore....great stuff!