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The History of Thanksgiving from the Native American Perspective

There are always two sides to a story. Unfortunately, when it comes to the history of Thanksgiving, generations of Americans have been taught a one-sided history in homes and schools. The dominant cul...

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Topic: Culture

Native America: The Untold Story, Part 1

America’s untold story of the Native American culture is vast. It begins long before Columbus discovered a “new land.” In fact, it is believed that some 10-15 million, some believe up to 60 million, N...

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November 16, 2017

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Tiyospaye: The Heritage of Lakota Family

The heritage of Native Americans is rich in community and family bonds. In the Lakota culture, the word tiyospaye encompasses the conviction that family is not only made up of immediate blood relative...

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April 24, 2017

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The Cangleska Wakan, Sacred Hoop, was the first Medicine Wheel

Our beliefs represent the core of whom we are. They convict us, guide us, and enrich us. The Lakóta, Dakóta, and Nakóta people are rooted in a heritage of values and beliefs passed on from their ances...

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April 20, 2017

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Preserving Cultural Identity

The vast plains of South Dakota are home to a total of nine reservations and designated tribal land areas—more than any other state. It’s estimated that the combined population of these reservations i...

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January 19, 2017

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