The Plains Indians

The Cheyenne

The Cheyenne were another well-known tribe originally from what is now northern Minnesota, they had migrated to the high plains by the early 1800’s and ranged from the Missouri River in the North to the Arkansas River in the South. They were divided into two branches, the Northern Cheyenne and the Southern Cheyenne. The Northern group spent much of their time on the high plains of Colorado and Wyoming. … The Plains Indians »»

Geronimo -The Apache Leader

Geronimo the Apache leader died in 1909 and to this day there is controversy over his remains. … Geronimo -The Apache Leader »»

Juneteenth

“The U.S. Capitol and the White House were built through the uncompensated labor of the ancestors of Americans of African descent during the tyranny of slavery,” states Myers who has repeatedly urged President Bush to recognize and honor the sacrifice and contributions of enslaved Americans.  … Juneteenth »»

The First Lady Speaks

First Lady, Michelle Obama visited the Department of the Interior on February 9 and addressed the employees in the building. “For those of you focused on meeting the federal government’s obligations to the Native Americans,” she said, “understand that you have a wonderful partner in the White House right now. … The First Lady Speaks »»

The Story of Mary and Eleanor: Rivers to Cross

The book, “The Story of Mary and Eleanor: Rivers to Cross”, focuses on the life, accomplishments, friendship and relationship of the great historic, African American Educator and Women’s Right’s Advocate, Mary McLeod Bethune and the Human and Women’s Rights Advocate, First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt. … The Story of Mary and Eleanor: Rivers to Cross »»

Census 2010

CENSUS 2010

The 2010 Census provides an opportunity to document your Native American ancestry. … Census 2010 »»

The Long Journeys

The ‘Trail of Tears’ for Native Americans is comparable to the ‘Long ship rides the Africans experienced as they were bound, chained, taken to the Americas and enslaved by the Europeans’. But, the Native Americans weren’t taken from a foreign land.  They were already living in the Americas when the Europeans arrived. So, the Europeans rounded the Native Americans up, held them in animal pens, and then herded them like cattle from Southeastern United States to the Western part of the country.   … The Long Journeys »»

We Shall Remain

“We Shall Remain” is a PBS Series on the Native American History previewing in April 2009. … We Shall Remain »»

Two Worlds

In some instances the choice becomes a matter of skin color perception. Native Americans are white, light, tan, or cream in skin tone —right? Right? RIGHT?… Wrong! Native American skin tone is a range of colors. It was a range even before African and Indian blood lines began to mix.   … Two Worlds »»

Dawes Roll and the Cherokee

What is the Dawes Roll, and who was registered on it?
Congressman Henry Dawes was a big advocate of property ownership and he asserted that it was a necessary component of civilized life. The rest of Congress agreed, and in 1887 they enacted into law the Dawes Act. The Act stated that the United States government would provide for the allotment of lands in Indian Reservations.
… Dawes Roll and the Cherokee »»