Native American

July 25th, 2012
Written by D. A. Barber in Feature Stories, Latest News with 1 Comment
On April 16, 2012, Colorado Governor, John Hickenlooper signed a law that allowing the teaching of Native American language and culture in public schools. It is part of a larger global effort toward saving Native American and other languages, which have traditionally been lost through cultural assimilation. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO...
December 29th, 2010
Written by Laura Monroe in "Sticky Wicket" Questions with 0 Comments
Do Native Americans still view the “white man” as the enemy that stole their land and freedom? Do they believe other races and ethnicities are guilty of these acts as well? Or do they feel that these different cultures and ethnicities have no bearing on how the whites took the country away from them?This is an inherently tricky subject, as Native America today encompasses hundreds of different...
December 22nd, 2010
Written by Jodie Blankenship in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
Like many national park excursions in the Southwest, the exploration is expected to be an immersion of ancient Puebloan culture — an admiration of expert sandstone craftsmanship, where villages survived and flourished amongst canyon walls in an inhospitable desert, (compared to today’s easily accessible lifestyle). Canyon de Chelly (pronounced d’SHAY) National Monument provides profound examples...
December 15th, 2010
Written by Rita Cook in Setting It Straight with 0 Comments
One of the most often quoted historical figures, as well as possibly one of the most well known Native American chiefs in American history, is Chief Seattle or (See-atch, the anglicized pronunciation of his name) from the Pacific Northwest Suquamish/Duwamish. Living in the Pacific Northwest area in the late 18th Century, Chief Seattle left modern America with a number of important quotes still...


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