I remember my first Pow-Wow and how the music of the drums seemed to keep beat with my heart and soul. At first I felt embarrassed and was unsure whether I could perform the Native dances or would look foolish.┬áIt is certainly normal to not be confident, but it is not until you join the circle of dance that your best comes out. … Dont Just Sit There –Dance »»

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A Brand Plucked from the Fire

After growing up John Wesley and his brother, Charles, came from England to the United States after the death of his father. Charles was made the secretary of Indian Affairs, and John was appointed a missionary.

  

John’s missionary endeavors were not successful because he was distracted from his efforts and after two years he returned to England. His return to England was providential as he began to envision a method of religion that became Methodism. His plan to be a missionary to the Indians was an initial step to his place in history as the father of the Methodist religion.

  

Written by Cherokee Cloud

Posted February 12, 2007

American Indian Heritage Month – November

American Indian Month was proposed and sought after in 1915 by Dr. Arthur C. Parker, a Seneca Indian, who was the director of the Museum of Arts and Science in Rochester, N.Y. Likewise, Black History Month’s origination is accredited to Dr. Carter G. Woodson. Dr. Woodson in 1915 established the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (now called the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History).  

Both men took on very challenging tasks but were inspired by the notion that the contributions of their people must be acknowledged and formally recognized by all peoples of the United States. Both men are great examples of following what their hearts inspired them to do. They were able to garner support and move their visions forward after years of working towards their goals the reality occurred and we celebrate their efforts today. 

Article by CherokeeCloud 

Written September 24, 2006 – Reposted November 20, 2006

Can you Identify these Historic Natives

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Choose Your Friends Wisely
Columbus Day Rediscovered…
Federally Recognized Tribes
Haiti Relief
History of the Native American
Indians and the Revolutionary War
Joseph Medicine Crow recieves Presidential Medal of Freedom
Military Service
Perpetual Peace
President’s Day and The Founding Fathers
The Need for Healing: Post 911
The Plains Indians
The Regions…The Nations, Tribes, Bands
Voting Rights