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“Every shining pine needle, every humming insect. All are holy in the memory and experience of my people. We know the sap which courses through the trees as we know the blood that courses through our veins.

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Disappearance of Native American Culture

The Native American Indian, a twenty-volume opus chronicling the various tribes in North America and their apparent endangered status—or “extinction”—was a huge undertaking by photographer Edward Sheriff Curtis during the early 20th century. 688 more words


Book Review: Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher

I first found out about this book through our local library, which was sponsoring a book talk by the author, Timothy Egan. Jon wasn’t super excited about going – but after I explained what the book was about, he agreed to go with me. 632 more words

Native American smoke curing a human corpse, Pacific Northwest Coast; ca. 1910

Among the Kwakwaka’wakw of the Pacific Northwest, the Hamatsa were a society of tribal elite. Young men who hoped to become Hamatsa went through a lengthy period of isolation. 55 more words