Monthly Archives: September 2017

How was Native American Day Celebrated?

How was Native American Day Celebrated?

Native American Day is crucial to the continued preservation efforts of the 100 federally recognized tribes in California and the nine that exist in the state of South Dakota. The Midwest began celebrating Native American Day in place of Columbus Day when legislation was passed during the late 80’s. Each state celebrates the holiday differently,… Continue Reading

Native American Medicinal Cures

Native American Medicinal Cures

Throughout the centuries, Native American tribes have used herbal remedies for a wide variety of ailments. Read on for a few examples of some Native American medicinal cures using trees, flowers, fruit, plants and other natural products for healing, some of which you can find at the grocery store in the supplements section, or even… Continue Reading

Marker Trees & Native American Culture

Marker Trees & Native American Culture

Did you know that trail trees, bent in their infancy to mark trails or important landmarks, hold sacred meaning for Native American people? These special trees are being identified and preserved by environmentalists all over the country today. To date, over 1,850 trail trees have been identified in 39 states. How to spot an Authentic… Continue Reading

Looking for Native American Culture in the US?

Looking for Native American Culture in the US?

While pop culture often misrepresents Native Americans with stereotypical portrayals, Native American culture is rich and thriving in the States. If you want an authentic experience, you won’t have to travel far to check out some of the best places! Washington, D.C. The National Museum of the American Indian is one of the Smithsonian museums… Continue Reading

What the Solar Eclipse Meant to Many Native Americans

What the Solar Eclipse Meant to Many Native Americans

On August 21, men, women and children gathered all over the country to watch the solar eclipse. While the eclipse was fascinating to most of us, it had a special significance for many Native Americans. Some Native Americans viewed it as a solemn occasion, some saw it as a cause for celebration and some did… Continue Reading