Monthly Archives: January 2015

The Sycamore Tree and the Indian Legend of Notre Dame University

My friend, Suzanne dropped me a most interesting note.  She attended Notre Dame University in the early 1960s and developed a special relationship with a unique tree. Recently she went back to visit. “While in the area in 2010, I took a sentimental … Continue reading

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Naia – Oldest Native American Facial Reconstruction

Naia, named affectionately for the ancient water nymphs of Greek mythology is actually the face of the oldest Native American.  At least, the oldest one whose skull is complete and whose face we can reconstruct.  Naia was a teenager when … Continue reading

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Panis Indian Burials in Detroit, Michigan and Windsor and Amherstburg, Ontario

This map shows the metropolitan Detroit area that is relevant to the discussion of the Indian trading, slavery and burials in this article. The red balloon is Boblo Island in the river between Detroit and Windsor, on the Canadian side. From … Continue reading

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for the Native Heritage blog.  Given that I wasn’t sure anyone would be interested when I started this project, there have been an amazing number of views and subscribers.  Thank … Continue reading

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