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    Cherokee – American wars: Spring and summer campaigns, 1793
    Spring and summer campaigns, 1793
    A party of Muscogee under a mixed-race warrior named Lesley the Washington District and the recently established Hamilton District

    (carved out of the former) and began attacking isolated farmsteads. Lesley’s party continued harassment of the Holston settlements until the summer of 1794.

    How a 17th Century Bible is Helping to Revive a Native-American Language

    Four hundred years ago, before the Pilgrims washed up on Plymouth in 1620, the Massachusetts coast was home to at least 12,000 Native Americans united by a common language: Wômpanâak. Also known as Wampanoag, Natic, or Pokanoket, Wômpanâak was one of the Massachusett languages that gave the modern state its name.

    The International Traditional Games Society will host the first annual Blackfeet Indian Summer Games

    The International Traditional Games Society will host the first annual Blackfeet Indian Summer Games, a Blackfeet cultural event for the whole family, at Stampede Park in Browning on Thursday, Sept. 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Horse competitors from the region will participate in traditional horse games, including Indian Relay, Night Shirt Race, Horse Hoop and Spear, and others. Area artists and vendors will showcase and sell artwork and novelties.

    Penobscot Chief to Selectmen: Drop the Redskins Road Name

    Penobscot Indian Nation Chief Kirk Francis and former Chief James Sappier, an Elder Council member, have separately asked the Wiscasset Board of Selectmen to rescind a vote allowing a private road to be named Redskin’s Drive.

    ‘Horse Nation’ Documentary Explores Lakota Culture, Horse Relatives

    “People tend to think of us as buffalo people, but really, we are horse people, too. That got lost and is coming back, and we want to document that,” said Jim Cortez, the film’s editor of “We Are A Horse Nation.”

    Gari Pikyavit Lafferty: NMAI’s Meet Native America Series

    In the interview series Meet Native America, the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian invites tribal leaders, cultural figures, and other interesting and accomplished Native individuals to introduce themselves and say a little about their lives and work. Together, their responses illustrate the diversity of the indigenous communities of the Western Hemisphere, as well as their shared concerns, and offer insights beyond what’s in the news to the ideas and experiences of Native peoples today.

    Six Nations Chiefs Win Mann Cup; Receive Congratulations

     Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy congratulates the players and coaches of the Six Nations Chiefs lacrosse team on winning the best-of-seven Canadian senior championship four games to two this Saturday in Six Nations.

    Sara McMann, Third-Ranked MMA Fighter, Visits Pine Ridge

    Sara McMann is an Olympic Medalist and the third-ranked fighter in women’s mixed martial arts, and for a couple days in early September she shared her winning spirit and athletic expertise with young people on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

    Alibaba’s $20b Magic Carpet Ride

    Readers who follow this column will recall I said I don’t invest in China, but I will trade anything. I am toying with breaking that rule this week when Alibaba goes public, but I run hot and cold. Maybe writing about it will help me make up my mind.

    Another Reason to Boycott Urban Outfitters?

    This isn’t the first time Urban Outfitters has been under fire for selling controversial clothing and accessories. The company was even sued by the Navajo Nation last year for trademark infringement and violations of the Indian Arts and Crafts Act.

    AMERIND Risk Conference & Trade Fair Set to Open in Portland

    The 28th Annual AMERIND Risk Conference & Trade Fair is scheduled for September 16-18 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Portland, Oregon. It will kick off with a “Tribal Leader Roundtable” mediated by Derek Valdo, C.E.O. of AMERIND Risk and a recent honoree in New Mexico, as one of the “Top Tribal CEOs in 2014.”

    Patricia Michaels Will Return to Project Runway for ‘All Stars’ Season

    Patricia Michaels, the Taos Pueblo designer who made it to the finals on season 11 of Project Runway, will return to the TV franchise in the Project Runway All-Stars spinoff.
    "It’s Official! I’m on Season 4 of PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS!" she tweeted today, linking to an Entertainment Weekly article announcing the cast.

    Seattle Pacific University Donates Furniture to Labateyah Youth Home

    Labateyah Youth Home, operated by the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation, received a donation of 25 sets of lightly used dormitory furniture from Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington.

    Paper, Parkas & Plastic Surgery: 10 More Awesome Indigenous Innovations

    The number of indigenous inventions is staggering, but still the hidden history of the people who inhabited Turtle Island when Christopher Columbus landed prevents many of their contributions to modern life from being known. Earlier in the summer, ICTMN outlined several innovations that were started by Indigenous Peoples’ but whose origin has become murky.

    BREAKING: Mohegan Tribe Loses Out to Casino Tycoon Steve Wynn

    Mohegan Sun Massachusetts lost its bid to build a resort casino in the highly-lucrative Greater Boston market primarily because multi-billionaire Steve Wynn brought a bigger checkbook to town.

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