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First in Alaska

 Mary Peltola, Yup’ik (Yup’ik Eskimo) was elected to the House of Representatives on August 31, 2022. She is the first Alaska Native in congress as well as the first Alaskan woman in the House of Representatives. [party omitted, I don’t do politics on this page]

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Poospatuck Reservation, Unkechaugi Band, Quiripi language. State Reservation, Mastic, Suffolk County NY—about 70 miles east of NYC, near south shore/mid Long Island. 700 population, 55 acres. Name means 2 rivers. I am proud of them. (close to Shinnecock Reservation)

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Out of the ashes: The Karankawa dwelt on the Texas coast. Hunted by early Texans, they were declared extinct about 1860, so the story goes. In reality, they hid among Mexican-Americans until recent years. The Karankawa were a confederacy of tribes—one group made their presence public—the Karankawa Kadla—the implication is that other groups in Texas exist. They are not related to area Indians—2 theories: 1) they are very old settlers who may predate other Indians. 2) They are related to the Carib Indians of South America who settled some of the Caribbean (the Karankawa used extremely long bows reminiscent of South America).

M’tchawa” (How are you?)

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Speak Yuchi!

I had my first Zoom Yuchi lesson yesterday. Great people. (the Pea Ridge people, my paternal grandmother’s family were Yuchi mixed-bloods)


Three frogs jumping—CHU’pE nak@ yab’Ocha

Frogs three jumping—choo’pee nakah yab’ohcha


Four grasshoppers are jumping—yothl’ashtu d@thl@ yab’Ocha

Grasshoppers four are jumping—yothl’ashtu dahthlah yab’ohcha

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November is National Native American Heritage Month

This includes:

American Indians—49 states, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Eskimo/Aleuts of Alaska

Pacific Islanders—Hawaii and Pacific Island territories


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AKA National American Indian Heritage Month is November. Cooperative venture with The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. https://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/

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Amazon: #1 New Release in Children’s Native American Stories: Stone Man and the Trail of Tears.

Link: http://www.dancinglemurpressllc.com/new-adultyoung-adultmiddle-grade

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Stone-Man-Trail-Charles-Suddeth/dp/1939844622/

iTunes – https://fnd.io/#/us/book/1455664389-stone-man-and-the-trail-of-tears-by-char

Kobo – https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/stone-man-and-the-trail-of-tears

Barnes & Noble – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1130849102?ean=9781939844620

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44453832-stone-man-and-the-trail-of-tears

Indiebound – https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781939844620

BAM! – https://www.booksamillion.com/search?id=7703817183848&query=+stone+man+and+the+trail+of+tears&filter=product_type%3Abooks

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