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Lakota & BlackfootOriginally posted by RC:
I assume your buddy is Native American, do you know what tribe? Really none of my business, just curiosity 'cause if I remember correctly, you're out west (Denver?) so I was thinking maybe this was a Southwest Indian practice (Hopi maybe?).
I don't remember any eyebrow shaving where I grew up. Denver is just a few hundred miles south but I think the culture's really begin to change and mix about there as you head south into New Mexico and Arizona.
I'm making this up as I go, can you tell?
phenominal book. In The Spirit of Crazy Horse was another.Originally posted by OperaTenor:
My copy of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee(excellent book!) has photos of Ely Parker(Donehogawa - Seneca chief), Ouray and Quinkent(Ute), all with facial hair.
BTW, I feel that book should be mandatory reading for all Americans.
.... you have no idea how deep it runsOriginally posted by RC:
Apparently it's a politically sensitive topic for many reasons including the whole theory that Native American's are, well, native. ???
we are called Nations in the US also.Originally posted by Marye:
In Canada our native people are called First Nations. They are "bands" not tribes and have representatives in government. Native people have their own television station (which I get on my TV and have seen some very good movies) and I recently listened to the CBC radio in Nunavut (Inuit people) - on the internet. When I think it is cold here, I listen to Nunavut weather and give my head a shake.
Although, one report was rain in January (never have they seen this before) and bears roaming about in February.
Theory runs: the americas were colonized by nomadic bands following migratory herd animals across the Aleutian land bridge toward the end of the last ice age. It seems likeliest that there were several waves of new people, spaced according to the sea level and the amount of land visible in the bridge.Originally posted by dai bread:
What's this about Native Americans not being "native"?
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