Monthly Archives: July 2013

Bury the Hatchet

Ever wonder where the phrase “Bury the hatchet” came from? Many people don’t realize that we have the Native Americans to thank for this popular peacemaking phrase. The first part of this story begins with the tomahawk. Tomahawks were the invention of the Algonquian and Iroquoian Indians. They were used both as weapons and tools… Continue Reading

Katsina in July: Talangva

Talangva is the climax of the Katsina season. July hosts the Niman ceremony, a home-going ritual to close the Katsina season. This is the time for plant growth and expression of appreciation as the peoples’ prayers have been answered. The joy and appreciation for the blessings from Katsinam are celebrated at Niman. This celebration begins… Continue Reading