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  • Healthy Humor: Subversive Weapon

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    Native American communities have gone through probably the worst of situations in North America that people can go through. North America’s indigenous peoples have experienced the devastating depopulation of their tribes that followed the “discovery of the New World” as American Native Holocaust. To survive mass genocide after the arrival of the Europeans and grapple… more

  • Discoveries

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    “New tribe discovered”… could be the title of an old movie about Christopher Columbus’s times. In today’s reality, it is the western centric language used in the media to report on an incident that must feel like a lived horror film to the people it involves: A previously unknown group of indigenous people recently escaped… more

  • A Good Death

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    In his masterpiece novels House Made of Dawn and The Ancient Child, N. Scott Momaday writes about the Plains Culture of the Kiowa during their glorious century of hunting buffalo and fighting on horseback from Wyoming to Oklahoma. In describing the essential character of this robust and self-assured people at the peak of their spiritual… more

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  • Woven Stone

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    Though there were a few schools located in Native American communities or “Indian country” and American white teachers were sent out to educate Native American people, many, many children were sent away to federal and Christian mission boarding schools far from their homelands. The policy was to break or sever ties to culture, family, and… more

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  • Reindeer People

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    The word shaman comes from the language of the reindeer people of Siberia. To subdue these nomadic people who ranged from the Urals to Mongolia to the Arctic Circle, the Communist Party first exterminated the shamans. The people there still enact an annual ritual of their souls flying to the sun on the backs of… more

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