Where Did the Native American Thunder Bird Come From?
Almost every Native American culture has a Thunder Bird legend, but the exact origins of the Thunder Bird myth have been lost to the ages. The Thunder Bird appears as a powerful bird spirit in many North American myths of supernatural creatures.
History The Thunder Bird legend grew from early attempts to explain extreme or sudden changes in weather. There are also a number of large birds in North America, such as eagles and condors, which is also likely source of this Indian legend. Other Thunder Bird myths speak of whole tribes of the spirit birds living in the mountains in secret at the beginning of time.
Puget Sound War (1855–1856)
The Puget Sound War was an armed conflict that took place in the Puget Sound area of the state of Washington in 1855–56, between the United States Military, local militias and members of the Native American tribes of the Nisqually, Muckleshoot, Puyallup, and Klickitat. Another component of the war, however, were raiders from the Haida and Tlingit who came into conflict with the United States Navy during contemporaneous raids on the native peoples of Puget Sound. Although limited in its magnitude, territorial impact and losses in terms of lives, the conflict is often remembered in connection to the 1856 Battle of Seattle and to the execution of a central figure of the war,
by Jim Hatzel
Actress Misty Upham Missing; Last Seen on Muckleshoot Reservation in WA
Misty Upham, a Blackfeet actress famous for her performances in Frozen River, Jimmy P., and August: Osage County, has gone missing, according to her father Charles Upham. She was last seen leaving her sister’s apartment in Muckleshoot, Washington, on October 5.
ICTMN has confirmed with Washington police that a report has been filed and she is listed as missing according to their records.
My dad’s white friends always just let them selfs in, they don’t knock or anything, they just walk in
Happy Indigenous Day Seattle
Town in Maine approves new name for road after controversy
The town of Wiscasset, Maine, approved a new name for a road after the original choice generated controversy.
The road will be known as Micmac Drive. The previous name came from the local school’s old mascot and drew criticism from leaders of the Penobscot Nation.
How is this still a thing?
Washington NFL team name rooted in colonialism
Peter d’Errico explores the campaign against the Washington NFL team’s racist mascot:
If the campaign against “redskins” were only a debate about a name, it would be superficial. But the name represents the surface of a whole complex of issues, all rooted in anti-Indian colonialism…a colonialism that continues to this day in the form of laws and practices enshrined in “federal Indian law.”