Tag Archives: Native Americans

Saturday Open Thread | Native American Dance

The Ghost Dance (Natdia) is a spiritual movement that came about in the late 1880s when conditions were bad on Indian reservations and Native Americans needed something to give them hope. This movement found its origin in a Paiute Indian … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Dance, Music, Native Americans, News, Open Thread, Politics | Tagged , , , , , | 38 Comments

Friday Open Thread | Native American Dance

Stomp Dance – Performed by various Eastern Woodland tribes including the Muscogee Creek, Yuchi, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Caddo, Delaware, Miami, Ottawa, Peoria, Shawnee, Seminole, Natchez, and Seneca-Cayuga, the Stomp Dance is a ceremony that contains both religious and social meaning. … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Dance, Music, Native Americans, News, Open Thread, Politics | Tagged , , , | 54 Comments

Thursday Open Thread | Native American Dance

War Dance – Many tribes practiced a War Dance on the evening before an attack to observe certain religious rites to ensure success. The warriors took part in a war dance while contemplating retaliation and the dance stirred emotions and … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Dance, Music, Native Americans, News, Open Thread, Politics | Tagged , , , | 110 Comments

Tuesday Open Thread | Native American Dance

The sun dance is a religious ceremony practiced by a number of Native American and First Nations Peoples, primarily those of the Plains Nations. Each tribe that has some type of sun dance ceremony has their own distinct practices and … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Dance, Music, Native Americans, News, Open Thread, Politics | Tagged , , , , | 119 Comments

Monday Open Thread | Native American Dance

Rain Dance – This ceremonial dance is performed by numerous agricultural peoples, especially in the southwest, where summers can be extremely dry. The ceremony was performed to ask the spirits or gods to send rain for the tribes ‘ crops. … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Dance, Music, Native Americans, News, Open Thread, Politics | Tagged , , , , | 49 Comments

President Obama Speaks at the 2013 Tribal Nations Conference

Posted in Barack Obama, Current Events, Native Americans, News, Open Thread, Politics, POTUS, President Obama | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Celebrating National American Indian Heritage Month

Native Dance: Imamsuat Imamsuat is a multi-generational group of Sugpiaq (Alutiiq) people from the Alaska and Lower Kenai Peninsulas, Kodiak and Afognak Islands in Alaska.  Members of the group are also from the Inupiaq culture of the Bering Sea.  The … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Heritage, History, Honor, Native Americans, Open Thread, Tribute | Tagged , , , , , | 35 Comments

Native Americans: Portraits From a Century Ago

Hat- tip  The Atlantic In the early 1900s, Seattle-based photographer Edward S. Curtis embarked on a project of epic scale, to travel the western United States and document the lives of Native Americans still untouched by Western society. Curtis secured … Continue reading

Posted in History, Native Americans, Open Thread, Tribute | Tagged , , , | 17 Comments

Saturday Open Thread | Native American Music & Chants

Native American Chants & Dances Dances, songs and chants have played a major role in the culture of Native Americans. Stories and histories have been passed from generation to generation by voice as well as movement, rather than by written … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, History, Honor, Music, Open Thread, Politics, Spirituality, Tribute | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 46 Comments

Friday Open Thread | Native American Music & Chants

American Indians  traditionally used ceremonial music to connect to a spiritual realm and summon aid from supernatural  powers. In addition to its sacredness, American Indian music has evolved to  become “an essential expression of American Indian identity,” according to Gary  … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, History, Honor, Music, Native Americans, Open Thread, Politics, Spirituality, Tribute | Tagged , , , , , , | 74 Comments