Image credit: Hand drawn native american dream catcher, beads and feathers
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Pinterest is a wonderful invention for organizing and collecting topics of specific interest. To try to learn more about Native Americans and their contributions, I created a pinboard and started gathering information. Been collecting for a several years.
Additionally, for 2016, shared my thoughts about the celebration of the contributions of the first nations to the history of America and the building of this nation at myLot.com:
Adding on to these thoughts, opinions and perspectives published at myLot with my other remarks and comments shared elsewhere on the web. May I say that in my attempt to find information about Native American heritage on the Internet, I found a lot of current events that are not pretty! Sharing the info because you can't say you appreciate the contributions of a people and then turn a blind eye to events that are adversely impacting those people. Nevertheless, tried to find something positive and came across some wonderful art on Google Plus shared by Manuel Caycedo. Going to end this post by re-sharing some gems plucked from his G+ posts stream.
“... The horse was brought to the Native Americans by way of the Spanish Conquistadores. Horses completely changed the way of life for the American Indians. ...” The Comanches learned how to use horses so well ... read the rest of the story.
Please Don't Shoot the Horses Ever Again! - Daily Two Cents
Interesting Fact and Observation:
"Currently there are 562 tribal governments in the United States recognized by the federal government. Each tribe can form its own government and enforces its own laws, establishes its own taxes and regulates its own activities." That's interesting. So if this can be accomplished in America, other countries with tribal communities ( "Afghanistan's tribal groups" http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/1658073.stm ) should just copy the Native Americans. Sounds easy enough! _ _ _ APOLOGIES!!! The quote was extracted from an article published via YAHOO Voices. That site shut down and the article shared was unpublished. UPDATE: November 3, 2014