Showing posts with label Native Americans. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Native Americans. Show all posts

19 November 2017

November is Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month, but my honor and respect for our nation's first peoples is something that I am mindful of all the time.  Although I know next to nothing about my own Native American heritage since I was raised as a Negro/Colored/Black American, it's a part of my DNA that can not be denied.  By the time we became African-Americans, I was an adult. :)  



Image credit: Hand drawn native american dream catcher, beads and feathers
© Photographer: Bluelela | Agency: Dreamstime.com



https://www.pinterest.com/cmoneyspinner/native-americans/
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:


http://www.mylot.com/post/2997150/november-is-native-american-heritage-month


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.  


Happy Native American Heritage Month
and God Bless America!










“...  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














Apologies. At one time Google Plus allowed one to embed content from posts plucked from the G+ stream. However, the embed feature was discontinued. Even though the embedded content appears below, unfortunately, all of the links are misdirecting. I can share links that redirect you to the content owner's G+ profile or page.

ManuelCaycedo
Krazi Ntv

28 July 2017

Native American Female Artist: Betty Albert

It is wonderful to learn about your background and ancestry, but we must always remind ourselves that none of us would have a heritage were it not for our mothers.


Two selected pieces below are the stunning artwork of Betty "Wabinmeguil" Albert-Lincez, who was adopted by French Canadians but came to learn that she was Cree.  She still resides in Canada and is listed among the Canadian Women of Achievement.  Her artwork captures the Native American journey.  In my mind, these posters honor the women of the Indian nations.  

FYI.  She's on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/Wabimeguil/




Evening Star Woman
Evening Star Woman




Three Sisters
Three Sisters

14 May 2016

Angie10's Spotlight On The African Buffalo

My entire life I've only ever heard buffalo mentioned in 3 contexts.

  1. Native Americans ate buffalo for food. But the white man killed the animals for sport, thus depleting the food supply for the Indians.
  2. When crowds go insane and rush into a stadium or a Walmart, they are referred to as a “herd of stampeding buffaloes”.
  3. There is an imaginary “purple buffalo” which is an integral part of the storyline for The Neverending Story. Great family entertainment. I prefer the movies, but there is also an animated TV series.

But thanks to angie10, fellow blogger from Botswana, a 4th context has been added to my knowledge base. Learned some interesting facts about the African buffalo. Didn't even know they had buffaloes in Africa.

Drawing of an african buffalo. Description in ...
Drawing of an african buffalo. Description in the original works (translated): "Kap- or Kaffernbüffel" (Bubalus Caffer). Body length 2,80 m, tail length 0,90 m, height 1,50 - 1,80 m (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Spotlight on the African Buffalo

FYI. “They are well known for their high level of intelligence and intuition Apparently when a person tries to play dead, the buffalo will urinate into the canal of their ear because it causes intense itching, forcing them to snap out of it and give themselves up!”

Uh huh.  Well!  Now that I know this, I know to continue to play dead no matter how badly it itches! :)


Buffalo with lettering on a white background isolated
© Photographer: Havroshechka | Agency: Dreamstime.com




Learn more about the wildlife of Botswana






Purple Buffalo by Foux on DeviantArt



Plains Of The Purple Buffalo (music available on CD or MP3)



01 November 2015

Native American Contemporary Artist: Tony Abeyta

Tony Abeyta
Native American Painter; Born 1965


Original paintings are in public art galleries worldwide and American museums, such as the National Museum of the American Indian, Washington D.C./New York City.


Tony Abeyta is of Navajo and Anglo-American descent, the son of the late Navajo painter Ha-So-De (Narciso Abeyta). He was raised in Gallup, New Mexico, a small town surrounded by the Zuni (Pueblo Native Americans) and Navajo reservation. Pursuing his educational aspirations provided him an opportunity to travel. He has studied at art institutions in Baltimore, Chicago, Maine, New York, France and Italy. Though much of his work is rooted in a complex Navajo culture, it also displays elements of a progressive cultural experience.


"I try to diversify as an artist and there are certainly many directions I take as a painter." - Tony Abeyta


"Tony creates a powerful range of contemporary and traditional paintings. He explores different mediums such as oil and monotype creating a variety of pieces including charcoal drawings, large scale oil and sand paintings, and abstract mixed media pieces incorporating encaustic wax, copper and printmaking. Please browse through his collections of recent works, contemporary art, traditional art, and prints."  Official Website

Tony Abeyta is accepted as one of the finest young contemporary painters today, as well as one of the most innovative Native American artists of his generation. I. For further biographical information, click on the link to above to his official website or the links supplied below:
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http://bit.ly/2lCAhkM




Native American Contemporary Artist: Dan Namingha

Dan Namingha
Native American Painter/Sculptor; Born 1950 -



To work around the traditional art system, i.e. non-recognition of Native American artists, Namingha opened his own gallery. Niman Fine Art is a family-owned and operated gallery representing the works of internationally known artist Dan Namingha and other Namingha family members. His original works are also available at art galleries worldwide; for example, Artnet Galleries.


From the Tewa-Hopi tribe, Dan Namingha was born on the Hopi reservation in Keams Canyon, Arizona. In 2009, Dan Namingha received an Honorary Doctorate from the Institute of American Indian Arts. Like most artists, from very young (2nd grade) his artistic abilities provided him an avenue of creative expression. His work shows the influence of his Hopi background but his sculptures also incorporate cubism. Links to additional bio notes:

"I see myself as a kind of bridge between worlds, trying to find that center line of balance." - Dan Namingha


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http://bit.ly/2lWw6eV






Native American Contemporary Artist: Kevin Red Star

November is Native American Heritage Month in the United States of America.

3-part blog post. Spotlight on three Native American artists of Crow, Hopi and Navajo descent, who share the art resulting from their culture and traditions with the world.

"What started at the turn of the century as an effort to gain a day of recognition for the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the U.S., has resulted in a whole month being designated for that purpose." - Quote Source: Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior


In 1990, President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution which designated November as "National American Indian Heritage Month". Below are profiles of three Native American artists whose persistent and diligent efforts have introduced the contemporary art of descendants of the first Americans to an international audience.


Kevin Red Star
Native American Painter; Born 1943 -




Crow Husband and Wife


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Kevin Red Star is a celebrated artist who is internationally known. He was born on the Crow Indian Reservation in Lodge Grass, Montana. He is the recipient of 2 Honorary Doctorate degrees. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Fine Art from the Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana in 1997; and an Honorary Doctorate Degree from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2010.


"Indian culture has in the past been ignored to a great extent." -- Kevin Red Star


Well thanks to his efforts and that of many others who support the preservation of our Native American history, culture and heritage, it will be ignored no longer. Red Star's work can be found in numerous important museum collections, including but not limited to The Smithsonian Institution - National Museum of the American Indian.






17 November 2014

Famous Native Americans | Activist Grace Thorpe | Native American Encyclopedia

Is Grace Thorpe, the daughter of legendary Olympic athlete Jim Thorpe, a Native American?

(MY COMMENT:  Native American or not. She's a "pretty tough" old lady. Interesting article.)
Link to original article:
Famous Native Americans | Activist Grace Thorpe | Native American Encyclopedia
Jim Thorpe (1888-1953)
Jim Thorpe (1888 - 1953) Buy This at Allposters.com


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I heart old movies.  Do you?  Movie suggestion.

Jim Thorpe: All American

Burt Lancaster as Jim Thorpe



05 November 2014

The Early Rainbow Coalition

Born and raised in Florida and the Seminoles were the first real American Indians that I had ever seen. Happy to recycle this information a friend on Google Plus shared with me as part of the November celebration for Native American Heritage Month

 

 

“On Christmas day 1837, 176 years ago, the Africans and Native Americans who formed Florida’s Seminole Nation defeated a vastly superior U.S. invading army bent on cracking this early rainbow coalition and returning the Africans to slavery. …”

Read more:  “Christmas Day Freedom Fighters: Hidden History of the Seminole Anticolonial Struggle” by William Loren Katz: http://bit.ly/1bqgtzD


(Image: Attack of the Seminoles on the blockhouse. Image: WikiCommons.)



An abandoned British fort from the war of 1812 was once occupied by a group of escaped slaves who found refuge and acceptance among the local tribes. The fort and the Spanish control of Florida offered some defense but the U.S. government sent an expeditionary military raid to terminate the outlaw colony. In the summer of 1816, the fort on the Apalachicola River was destroyed and nearly all its inhabitants.


WARRIORS FROM BONDAGE
30″ X 48″ Oil Painting by Jackson Walker of the attack of Negro Fort on the Apalachicola River, 1816. Jackson Walker Florida Artist, Florida History Paintings, Military History Paintings, Legandary Florida, US History, Florida Landscape Paintings




Sacajawea and the Lost Grave

"The Native Americans do not know for certain what happened with Sacajawea after her return to the Lemhi River Valley. ... Many of the Lemhi Shosone believe that Sacajawea died at age 24 in South Dakota. ... Many historians call Sacajawea the most important woman in American History. ..."


What Happened After the Lewis and Clark Expedition? - Sacajawea and the Lost Grave

  Sacajawea

Shoshone Woman Commemorative Coin


 

Native American Art Presented by FirstPeople.us

Sharing this work of art in celebration of Native American Heritage Month.


Native Americans
First People is a child friendly site about Native Americans and members of the First Nations. 1400+ legends, 400+ agreements and treaties, 10,000+ pictures, clipart, Native American Books, Posters, Seed Bead Earrings, Native American Jewelry, Possible Bags and more.


Click link below to view art:

Native American Woman In Full Moon Night Sky

 



Follow Cmoneyspinner's HomeBiz Projects's board Native Americans on Pinterest.


Native Americans – My Tribute

Sharing information about the people who were here first. Call them First Nations, Native Americans, American Indians, the red man … their contributions to America and the injustices and betrayals they suffered are a part of American history are often overlooked or ignored. Raised a “Negro”, but my ancestry is also Native American, Cherokee. As November is Native American Heritage Month in the USA, took the opportunity to create a Pinterest board to begin collecting information about my “other people”.

Native Americans – My Pinterest Board





In Memory Of
Bernice Johnson
1913 – 1979
“Aunt Bern”

01 November 2014

November is Native American Heritage Month

See on Scoop.it - Soceity & Culture

November was proclaimed Native American Heritage Month in 1990 by President George H. W. Bush. But it took over seventy years to get here.

Original Source: Penny White , YAHOO Contributor Network; voices.yahoo.com * * *
 
Treathyl Fox's insight:
"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!
 
Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte was the first Nat...
Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte was the 1st Native American woman to become a physician in the USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Martha Gradolf, contemporary Ho-Chunk...
English: Martha Gradolf, contemporary Ho-Chunk weaver, displayed a rush pouch in progress. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)




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