Category Archives: Native American History

A History of Native American Knives

A History of Native American Knives

Of all Native American weaponry, lancets, spears, tomahawks, and bows and arrows, knives were the most useful and versatile. Considering that the natives hunted their own food and made their own homes, boats, clothes, cradles, bed frames, traps, musical instruments and more, it’s easy to see how knives would come in handy. Even women were… Continue Reading

3 Native American Women Who Made History

3 Native American Women Who Made History

Native Americans have an illustrious and tragic history that has greatly contributed to the whole of American society. We’ve all heard the story of Sitting Bull or Pocahontas—or have seen the terribly inaccurate Disney films—but the list of historical Native American figures extends far beyond those few. American Indian women in particular have earned their… Continue Reading

The Seven Clans of Cherokee

The Seven Clans of Cherokee

The seven clans of the Cherokee nation are not separated by boundaries, but by their purpose in Cherokee society. The division of these clans was important to the functionality and peace of the Cherokee people. Anigatogewi: Wild Potato Clan As the food gatherers, this clan had a deep understanding of how to find natural food… Continue Reading

Infographic: Fast Facts about Native American Culture

Infographic: Fast Facts about Native American Culture

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Honoring the Navajo Code Talkers

Honoring the Navajo Code Talkers

Throughout the course of the 20th century, code talkers played a huge role in the success of the U.S. military. Code talkers were military personnel who utilized obscure languages in order to communicate secret tactical messages during times of war. From the Cherokee code talkers who served alongside British soldiers during the Second Battle of… Continue Reading