five Iroquoian-speaking tribes

Huron Government and Law

March 24, 2015 admin 0

Long before the European invasion of North America, five Iroquoian-speaking tribes formed a powerful confederation known as the League of Five Nations. The idea for […]

The American Indians Fight for Freedom

Indian Issues in 1965

March 22, 2015 admin 0

In 1965, Indian concerns centered around a number of issues, including the hunting and fishing rights which had been guaranteed in treaties; land claims often […]

Kootenai Origins and Spirituality

Kootenai Origins and Spirituality

March 16, 2015 admin 0

The Kootenai (also spelled Kutenai), whose aboriginal homelands straddled the Rocky Mountains and included parts of Western Montana, Idaho, British Columbia, and Alberta, have a […]

Blackfoot tribes in 1735

Blackfoot Sacred Places

March 11, 2015 admin 0

By the time fur traders from the Hudson’s Bay Company first made contact with the Blackfoot tribes in 1735, their territory included much of the […]

Ghost Dance

Wodziwob’s Ghost Dance

March 7, 2015 admin 0

During the nineteenth century there were a number of religious movements that developed among diverse Indian tribes. One of these, called the Ghost Dance by […]