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    So what is it? Indian? American Indian? Native American? First Americans? First People? Read more What’s in a Name? Indians and Political Correctness http://bit.ly/14g8IZH

    The noun PowWow, from the Narragansett Eastern Algonquian language is defined as any gathering of Native people. Read more http://bit.ly/1gvmheW

    The Native American rain dance was the most common among the Native American tribes in the southwest of America, since during the summers there they would have long droughts. Read more http://bit.ly/19OL0fX [Art by Tom Philllips]

    When you think of an Indian, you usually imagine them wearing their hair in braids. This hair style was often the traditional style among Native American Indians. What most people don’t know is that certain tribes had their own traditions when it came to hair. Learn more http://bit.ly/10TVxPn

    A technique practiced for centuries in many parts of North America, quillwork was the primary form of decoration for the majority of tribes living in areas where the porcupine (the second largest rodent in North America) could be found. Read more http://bit.ly/UNWoly

    The pipe ceremony is a sacred ritual for connecting physical and spiritual worlds. “The pipe is a link between the earth and the sky,” explains White Deer of Autumn. Read more http://bit.ly/Hr3dOg

    Unlike former American culture, women have always been the dominant family members in a Tlingit household. Read more of Tlingit Family Dynamics http://bit.ly/1fQecDf

    The origin of the ‪‎Shaman symbol and the belief in Shamanism derives from the ancient Mississippian culture of the Mound Builders of North America. Read more http://bit.ly/11hycHQ

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