Category Archives: Comanche

Surviving a Scalping

Scalpings on the frontier were legendary, often thought of in terms of Indians scalping Europeans.  While that certainly did happen, they didn’t have exclusive right to scalping.  Frontiersmen did it too, as did Scythians and European tribes such as the … Continue reading

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The Code Talkers

The term Code Talkers is associated with the United States soldiers during the world wars who used their knowledge of Native-American languages as a basis to transmit coded messages. In particular, there were approximately 400-500 Native Americans in the United … Continue reading

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Chief American Horse, Sioux

  Chief American Horse (the younger) is one of the Indian Chiefs listed as either a visitor or a student at the Carlisle School. Chief American Horse was Oglala Lakota, born in 1840 in the Black Hills of South Dakota, … Continue reading

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Call To Action – Native American Veterans Monument in Washington DC

Steve Bowers, a Native American Seminole tribal member and veteran is spearheading an effort to install a memorial to Native American soldiers in Washington DC.  While thousands of Native Americans have enlisted over the decades, at a much higher rate … Continue reading

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