History UsefulNotes / NativeAmericans

23rd Sep '17 9:01:57 PM nombretomado
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* Sports are a major part of Native American culture, with two especially standing out. Lacrosse, now one of the fastest-growing sports in the country, is descended from games played by tribes along the US and Canadian east coast as well as the Canadian plains. In parts of the American west, {{basketball}} has developed an enormous Native American following, especially at the high school level. "Rezball", so called by both Native Americans and the non-indigenous, is noted for its very fast pace, often with full-court pressure defense, and often flashy play.

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* Sports are a major part of Native American culture, with two especially standing out. Lacrosse, now one of the fastest-growing sports in the country, is descended from games played by tribes along the US and Canadian east coast as well as the Canadian plains. In parts of the American west, {{basketball}} UsefulNotes/{{basketball}} has developed an enormous Native American following, especially at the high school level. "Rezball", so called by both Native Americans and the non-indigenous, is noted for its very fast pace, often with full-court pressure defense, and often flashy play.
16th Jul '17 11:02:13 AM nombretomado
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[[http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/23/us/native-americans-struggle-with-high-rate-of-rape.html?pagewanted=all this article by the New York Times which details it further.]] They are routinely beaten and murdered by whites, including police.[[note]]The "arrested and then discovered dead in jail cell" scenario is bitterly familiar to Native people.[[/note]] This causes some to be suicidal. Others rehabilitate and have successful lives. The media barely illustrates the current pain and suffering, often showing Native Americans pre-WW2. In shows where modern Native Americans are portrayed, for example as tour guides, their suffering is never delved into. Modern times are horrible. Sadly, this is partly due to a quirk of federal law that has yet to be fixed-tribal police legally have no authority over non-native people who come onto the reservation. So natives are fair game for crimes (many native women have been raped by non-native men) since tribal police cannot even arrest them. They can only report this to local authorities who often cannot or will not go after the suspects.

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[[http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/23/us/native-americans-struggle-with-high-rate-of-rape.html?pagewanted=all this article by the New York Times which details it further.]] They are routinely beaten and murdered by whites, including police.[[note]]The "arrested and then discovered dead in jail cell" scenario is bitterly familiar to Native people.[[/note]] This causes some to be suicidal. Others rehabilitate and have successful lives. The media barely illustrates the current pain and suffering, often showing Native Americans pre-WW2.pre-[=WW2=]. In shows where modern Native Americans are portrayed, for example as tour guides, their suffering is never delved into. Modern times are horrible. Sadly, this is partly due to a quirk of federal law that has yet to be fixed-tribal police legally have no authority over non-native people who come onto the reservation. So natives are fair game for crimes (many native women have been raped by non-native men) since tribal police cannot even arrest them. They can only report this to local authorities who often cannot or will not go after the suspects.
4th Jul '17 10:18:11 AM nombretomado
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* Note that most of the tribes in this region who actually built totem poles actually live over the border in Canada or in southern Alaska. Many of them traditionally spoke Salish languages, or, once American and British traders moved in, a hybrid tongue known as Chinook Jargon. Salmon fishing and basketweaving were both very important culturally. Tribes would often gather together for elaborate gift-giving ceremonies called potlatches. However, these were viewed with suspicion by the American and Canadian governments and were banned in both countries for a while. Look up "gift economy" on TheOtherWiki if you're interested in how this really worked. Art was usually very intricately done and beautiful, usually as decoration on practical items. They were particularly good at crafting wooden boxes out of one single piece of bark.

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* Note that most of the tribes in this region who actually built totem poles actually live over the border in Canada or in southern Alaska. Many of them traditionally spoke Salish languages, or, once American and British traders moved in, a hybrid tongue known as Chinook Jargon. Salmon fishing and basketweaving were both very important culturally. Tribes would often gather together for elaborate gift-giving ceremonies called potlatches. However, these were viewed with suspicion by the American and Canadian governments and were banned in both countries for a while. Look up "gift economy" on TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki if you're interested in how this really worked. Art was usually very intricately done and beautiful, usually as decoration on practical items. They were particularly good at crafting wooden boxes out of one single piece of bark.



[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Native_Americans_in_the_United_States The current Native American population]], according to TheOtherWiki, is 2.9 million, with an additional 2.3 million claiming mixed heritage.

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[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Native_Americans_in_the_United_States The current Native American population]], according to TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, is 2.9 million, with an additional 2.3 million claiming mixed heritage.
18th Jun '17 11:16:51 PM CaptEquinox
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* Mostly speakers of the Numic Languages, this group lived in the desert and moved around seasonally following sources of food and water. One of the last groups to encounter European influence, and therefore have maintained stronger cultural and linguistic ties to their heritage. Anglos may have heard of the Paiute holy man Wovoka (Jack Wilson), whose visions gave birth to the Ghost Dance ceremonies that swept the Plains in the 1890s and led to the Wounded Knee massacre.

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* Mostly speakers of the Numic Languages, this group lived in the desert and moved around seasonally following sources of food and water. One of the last groups to encounter European influence, and therefore have maintained stronger cultural and linguistic ties to their heritage. Anglos may have heard of the Paiute holy man Wovoka (Jack Wilson), whose visions gave birth to the Ghost Dance ceremonies that swept the Plains in the 1890s and led to the Wounded Knee massacre.
massacre (see below).
18th Jun '17 11:11:11 PM CaptEquinox
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* Mostly speakers of the Numic Languages, this group lived in the desert and moved around seasonally following sources of food and water. One of the last groups to encounter European influence, and therefore have maintained stronger cultural and linguistic ties to their heritage.

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* Mostly speakers of the Numic Languages, this group lived in the desert and moved around seasonally following sources of food and water. One of the last groups to encounter European influence, and therefore have maintained stronger cultural and linguistic ties to their heritage.
heritage. Anglos may have heard of the Paiute holy man Wovoka (Jack Wilson), whose visions gave birth to the Ghost Dance ceremonies that swept the Plains in the 1890s and led to the Wounded Knee massacre.
18th Jun '17 11:02:49 PM CaptEquinox
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!! Northwestern Plateau: AKA Sacajawea's people[[note]]Sacajawea was the woman who helped Lewis and Clark[[/note]]

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!! Northwestern Plateau: AKA Sacajawea's people[[note]]Sacajawea was the woman who helped Lewis and Clark[[/note]]Clark. She and her son Jean Baptiste Charbonneau are on [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/fe/Sacagawea_dollar_obverse.png the U.S. dollar coin]].[[/note]]



!! Great Basin

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!! Great Basin (Paiute, Shoshone, Ute)
6th May '17 4:27:52 AM Occidensill
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[[http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/23/us/native-americans-struggle-with-high-rate-of-rape.html?pagewanted=all this article by the New York Times which details it further.]] They are routinely beaten and murdered by whites, including police.[[note]]The "arrested and then discovered dead in jail cell" scenario is bitterly familiar to Native people.[[/note]] This causes some to be suicidal. Others rehabilitate and have successful lives. Note that the AHF has been cut massively in 2010. The media barely illustrates the current pain and suffering, often showing Native Americans pre-WW2. In shows where modern Native Americans are portrayed, for example as tour guides, their suffering is never delved into. Modern times are horrible. Sadly, this is partly due to a quirk of federal law that has yet to be fixed-tribal police legally have no authority over non-native people who come onto the reservation. So natives are fair game for crimes (most native women have been raped by non-native men) since tribal police cannot even arrest them. They can only report this to local authorities who often cannot or will not go after the suspects.

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[[http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/23/us/native-americans-struggle-with-high-rate-of-rape.html?pagewanted=all this article by the New York Times which details it further.]] They are routinely beaten and murdered by whites, including police.[[note]]The "arrested and then discovered dead in jail cell" scenario is bitterly familiar to Native people.[[/note]] This causes some to be suicidal. Others rehabilitate and have successful lives. Note that the AHF has been cut massively in 2010. The media barely illustrates the current pain and suffering, often showing Native Americans pre-WW2. In shows where modern Native Americans are portrayed, for example as tour guides, their suffering is never delved into. Modern times are horrible. Sadly, this is partly due to a quirk of federal law that has yet to be fixed-tribal police legally have no authority over non-native people who come onto the reservation. So natives are fair game for crimes (most (many native women have been raped by non-native men) since tribal police cannot even arrest them. They can only report this to local authorities who often cannot or will not go after the suspects.
3rd Apr '17 4:56:21 PM Fireblood
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* Similar in culture to the North Eastern group, often speaking similar languages to the North Eastern peoples and with some tribes seeing some North Eastern ones distant kin, they also grew the "three sisters." However, they had much bigger emphasis on the sun and fire gods. The tribes of the southeast built many mounds and other structures to worship and honor the sun and other gods, some of which are still honored today. Many of the South Eastern tribes, most notoriously the so-called "Five Civilized Tribes" (Cherokee, Choctaw, Creek, Chickasaw, and some of the Seminole tribes), were relocated to modern-day Oklahoma in the 1830s as part of the Trail of Tears. The tribes that didn't (primarily the the Okahumpka and Miccosukee Seminole tribes) remain today as the only tribes to have never surrendered to the United States).

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* Similar in culture to the North Eastern group, often speaking similar languages to the North Eastern peoples and with some tribes seeing some North Eastern ones distant kin, they also grew the "three sisters." However, they had much bigger emphasis on the sun and fire gods. The tribes of the southeast built many mounds and other structures to worship and honor the sun and other gods, some of which are still honored today. Many of the South Eastern tribes, most notoriously the so-called "Five Civilized Tribes" (Cherokee, Choctaw, Creek, Chickasaw, and some of the Seminole tribes), were relocated to modern-day Oklahoma in the 1830s as part of the Trail of Tears. The tribes that didn't (primarily the the Okahumpka and Miccosukee Seminole tribes) remain today as the only tribes to have never surrendered to the United States).



[[http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/23/us/native-americans-struggle-with-high-rate-of-rape.html?pagewanted=all this article by the New York Times which details it further.]] They are routinely beaten and murdered by whites, including police.[[note]]The "arrested and then discovered dead in jail cell" scenario is bitterly familiar to Native people.[[/note]] This causes some to be suicidal. Others rehabilitate and have successful lives. Note that the AHF has been cut massively in 2010. The media barely illustrates the current pain and suffering, often showing Native Americans pre-WW2. In shows where modern Native Americans are portrayed, for example as tour guides, their suffering is never delved into. Modern times are horrible. Sadly, this is partly due to a quirk of federal law that yet to be fixed-tribal police legally have no authority over non-native people who come onto the reservation. So natives are fair game for crimes (most native women have been raped by non-native men) since tribal police cannot even arrest them. They can only report this to local authorities who often cannot or will not go after the suspects.

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[[http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/23/us/native-americans-struggle-with-high-rate-of-rape.html?pagewanted=all this article by the New York Times which details it further.]] They are routinely beaten and murdered by whites, including police.[[note]]The "arrested and then discovered dead in jail cell" scenario is bitterly familiar to Native people.[[/note]] This causes some to be suicidal. Others rehabilitate and have successful lives. Note that the AHF has been cut massively in 2010. The media barely illustrates the current pain and suffering, often showing Native Americans pre-WW2. In shows where modern Native Americans are portrayed, for example as tour guides, their suffering is never delved into. Modern times are horrible. Sadly, this is partly due to a quirk of federal law that has yet to be fixed-tribal police legally have no authority over non-native people who come onto the reservation. So natives are fair game for crimes (most native women have been raped by non-native men) since tribal police cannot even arrest them. They can only report this to local authorities who often cannot or will not go after the suspects.
3rd Apr '17 10:29:09 AM IdentityUnknown
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Needless to say, it is a very sensitive topic for Anglo-Americans to discuss. Although that said, there are efforts to bridge centuries' worth of mistrust between "native" and "white man."[[note]]"Anglo" is sometimes a preferred term since the problem is not the white race but the dominant American culture.[[/note]] In an interesting side-note, many of the efforts done to alleviate their plight since the 1970s were either inspired by or begun by UsefulNotes/RichardNixon, who not only shut down the Termination policy but also had lands returned back to their original owners, resulting in him being generally regarded with respect among Native Americans.[[note]]It's reached the point that the Paiutes people of Pyramid Lake, Nevada, named their capital in his memory.[[/note]]

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Needless to say, it is a very sensitive topic for Anglo-Americans to discuss. Although that said, there are efforts to bridge centuries' worth of mistrust between "native" and "white man."[[note]]"Anglo" is sometimes a preferred term since the problem is not the white race people but the dominant American culture.[[/note]] In an interesting side-note, many of the efforts done to alleviate their plight since the 1970s were either inspired by or begun by UsefulNotes/RichardNixon, who not only shut down the Termination policy but also had lands returned back to their original owners, resulting in him being generally regarded with respect among Native Americans.[[note]]It's reached the point that the Paiutes people of Pyramid Lake, Nevada, named their capital in his memory.[[/note]]
3rd Apr '17 10:24:50 AM IdentityUnknown
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[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Native_Americans_in_the_United_States The current Native American population]], according to TheOtherWiki, is 2.9 million, with an additional 2.3 million claiming mixed heritage. This is BTW some four times the estimated pre-Columbian population of North America.

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[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Native_Americans_in_the_United_States The current Native American population]], according to TheOtherWiki, is 2.9 million, with an additional 2.3 million claiming mixed heritage. This is BTW some four times the estimated pre-Columbian population of North America.
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