Posts Tagged ‘native americans’

The Wampanoag met the Pilgrims in 1620. The Mashpee Wampanoag (People of the First Light) have a reservation on Cape Cod and are doing well. July 4th weekend, they had a car show, of all things. Mashpee means Big Water, as in Mashpee Pond. They not only have a police department, courts, and a school system.

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First Zoom Yuchi lesson Thursday. Great people. (The Pea Ridge folks, my paternal grandmother’s family were Yuchi mixed-bloods)

yUdjEhalA’wAdA Speak Yuchi!


Five deer are eatng—wa’-yû CHwahA ka’wthl@

Deer five are eating—wa-yu cnwahay ka’wthlah


Six rabbits are eating—shadjwanE eshtU ka’wthl@

Rabbits six are eating—shad-jwan-ee esh-tu ka’wthlah

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November 26, 2021 is National Native American Heritage Day. I honor all Native Americans, including some of my ancestors: Cherokee, Lumbee, Powhatan, Shawnee, Yuchi.

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Wassamasaw Tribe, Varnertown, South Carolina, in the Wassamassaw Swamp. They have gained state recognition and are 1500 strong. They are descendants of several allied tribes.

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November is Native American Heritage Month. I salute all Native Americans & their descendants.

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