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The Six Grandfathers Before It Was Known as Mount Rushmore

Part II in a series of articles that attempt to give more perspective into the truths our history books are avoiding.

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Topic: Cultural Awareness and Revitalization

How the destruction of the Buffalo (tatanka) impacted Native Americans

The bison's (Buffalo's) value among Native American tribes, particularly the Plains tribes, remains priceless. Its life and near extinction closely mirror North America's indigenous—for without the Bu...

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November 5, 2021

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Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

Every November since 1990, the United States celebrates Native American Heritage Month. The commemoration of the month provides a platform for Native Americans to share traditions, music, crafts, and ...

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November 1, 2021

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My relationship with Native American Boarding Schools

Nine children started their final journey home on Wednesday, July 14, from Carlisle, Pa. They made several stops along the way for prayer services. On the evening of July 16, they reached their destin...

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October 3, 2021

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Story of Hope: Starr Chief Eagle

"If you go to the top of a mountain, you can see [the horizon line] — here is the balance between the earth and the sky. Here they meet. Point your finger to the horizon and follow it," Starr Chief Ea...

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September 3, 2021

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Chief Crazy Horse: The Red Man has Great Heroes Also

Resting high above the treetops of the Black Hills (Paha Sapa), sacred lands of his people, a monument of Crazy Horse (Tȟašúŋke Witkó), legendary Oglala Lakota warrior, acts as a sentinel and symbol o...

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July 18, 2021

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Reclaiming Sacred Places: No Longer Harney Peak

Andrew Jackson, James Monroe, Ulysses S. Grant, Andrew Johnson, Jefferson Davis, Franklin Pierce, Phillip Sheridan, Abraham Lincoln, and James Polk were among the contemporaries of William S. Harney, ...

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June 13, 2021

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Mental Health issues from historical trauma plague Native Americans

People claim to “be there” for the 1 in 5 who suffer from mental health issues. However, those who suffer, particularly from multiple layers of trauma, feel alone a majority of their days. The reality...

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May 16, 2021

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Keeping the Spirit Alive

"Keeping the Spirit Alive:" these words have become my mantra. They are also my commitment. They call me to walk in the ways of my ancestors, who lived in peace, beauty, and knowledge with all of Crea...

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May 2, 2021

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The Rainbow Warrior

"Our ancient prophesies say a time will come when the blue sky and waters turn black and green things turn brown and die. Animals and fish will disappear, and birds will drop from the sky. This devast...

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March 25, 2021

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