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Animal Totems

Animal Totems

Listen to what crosses its path with you in nature. From animals, to reptiles, fowl and insects, a seemingly rare encounter may hold significant personal and spiritual relevance. 239 more words

The Sublime

The point Tina Fey makes about race in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Tina Fey has drawn criticism for her treatment of race in her Netflix show “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” the story of a woman kidnapped by a reverend cult leader during her teens who is finally discovered living in a bunker with three other sister wives after 15 years. 662 more words


Navajo Dolls in Traditional Dress

Navajo Dolls represent Navajo Men and Women in traditional dress.


Navajo dolls are meant to be played with or collected.


Traditional dress for a Navajo woman would start with moccasins, either ankle or knee high.  230 more words

Native American

Ashes from Tears

In a moment not far off, tomorrow’s tears will turn to ash before our eyes,

The curtain will be pulled and the people will recognize. 497 more words


Hiwassee River Heritage Center

To be blunt, this is a “not yet ready for prime time” educational center about the Cherokee nation and the ‘Trail of Tears,’ which passed along the old ‘highway’ (aka, historic paved road) the center sits next to.   425 more words

Tourist Attractions

Metis': bred in a barrio

Choctaw, Cherokee, and Welsh: a fair-skinned metis’ raised in the bowels of a Southern California barrio in the culture of Ramirez, Romo, and Reyes: friend and foe. 255 more words

1984 Honor: The Sign of the Beaver

VERDICT: Treasure

Sally’s Rating: 3.5/5

Elizabeth George Speare’s The Sign of the Beaver is a story of survival and friendship among two vastly different cultures. When his father leaves one day on family business, twelve-year-old Matt is suddenly left alone to guard their cabin in the wilderness with no weapons and having no way to hunt for food. 306 more words

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