Native American Harvest Festivals
Native American harvest festivals traditionally take place in the late summer or
How to Know If You Have Cherokee Genealogy
As many as 750,000 people claim to be members of the Cherokee Nation, but if you can not prove that you are a direct
Native American Pottery Techniques
Native American craftsmen have been creating pottery for thousands of years.
How to Explore Your Cherokee Ancestry
The Cherokee Nation once encompassed large portions of the southern United
How to Make a Cherokee Talking Stick
Whoever holds the Talking Stick in Cherokee culture has the right to speak.
Research Methods for Native American Indian Lineages
Native Americans can face difficulties when tracing their family lineage. Some records are lost or were never
The Negative Effects of Western Settlements on Native Americans
European settlers and Native Americans had very different ideas about land, its ownership and its uses.
Texas–Indian wars: Lamar and the Plains tribes
Lamar's success in removing the Cherokee, a relatively neutral tribe, from Texas emboldened him to do the same with the Plains tribes. Lamar needed an army to carry out his Indian policies, and he
Texas–Indian wars: Lamar presidential policy: 1838–1841
Mirabeau Bonaparte Lamar, second president of the Republic of Texas, was hostile toward the natives. Lamar's cabinet boasted that it would remove Houston's "pet"
Texas–Indian wars: First Houston administration: 1836–1838
Houston's first Presidency was focused on maintaining The Republic of Texas as an independent country. He had no resources to fight a full-scale war against the Plains
The Republic of Texas era: 1836–1845
The Republic of Texas era with the Indians can be divided into three phases: the diplomacy of Houston during his first term, the hostility of Lamar, and the resumed diplomatic efforts of Houston's
Seminole Wars: Further Indian removal
In 1851, General Luther Blake was appointed by the secretary of the interior to move the Indians west. He had successfully removed the Cherokee from Georgia and was presumably up to the job of
Douglas Blue Feather ~ Cherokee Nation
Douglas Blue Feather, whose ancestry includes American Indian, Iberian, and