Category Archives: Sioux

Sioux Tribe Purchases Sacred Land

I just wanted to follow up on an earlier article. On November 19th, I posted information about the Sioux Tribes who, as a joint effort, were attempting to raise 9 million dollars to purchase the lands sacred to them by … Continue reading

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Peta, Half Sioux, Half White, Changed the Face of AIDS

His name was Peta.  He was a strikingly beautiful man and he lived in a divided world of halves.  He was half white an half Native American, from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.  He was also gay.  And he contracted HIV, then AIDS. … Continue reading

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The Nemaha People

We covered the Nemaha Reservation earlier, so today, I’d like to talk about the actual records of the allottees. The alottee record was produced in 1860 when the government was preparing to issue individual allotments to the half-breed people provided for … Continue reading

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Nemaha Half-Breed Reservation Alottees – 1860

The Omaha and other tribes asked the government to set aside territory for their mixed-race descendants. The map above shows Indian villages in 1814 when Lewis and Clark explored in the Nemaha River. Under the patrilineal systems of the Omaha … Continue reading

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Sioux Tribe Raising Funds to Purchase Sacred Land – Deadline Looms

Tribes of the Great Sioux Nation hope to buy nearly 2,000 acres in the Black Hills that they call Pe’ Sla. The property is important to their creation story, and tribal members have long held ceremonies there. When the land … Continue reading

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“My Shame is as Big as the Earth” – Massacre at Sand Creek

Cheyenne Chief, Black Kettle, above, tried to make peace with the whites..  The results was the betrayal of the Indians by the whites and the bloody and horrific Sand Creek Massacre in 1864.  Black Kettle somehow survived, and afterward, in relation … Continue reading

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Daniel Earring

I was quite surprised to see the name Daniel Earring in the Carlisle Indian School records.  I was interested to know whether this name was an anomaly or whether it was a name found among Native families.  Daniel was Sioux.  … Continue reading

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