Cherokee Female Seminary
Literacy was high in the Cherokee Nation following the development of the syllabary by
Cynthia Leitich Smith ~ Muscogee Creek
Cynthia Leitich Smith is a New York Times best-selling author of fiction for children and young adults. A member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, she writes fiction for children centered on the lives of
Mike Austin ~ Cherokee
Mike Austin (January 1, 1953 – January 10, 2006) was a Cherokee poet. He was of mixed heritage and was partially raised in Oklahoma, the Cherokee Nation, Texas and Austria. He lived and published
Pompey Factor ~ Black Seminole
Pompey Factor (1849 – 29 March 1928) was a Black Seminole who served as a United States Army Indian Scout
Why the Bat Hangs Upside Down
Once, long ago, Coyote thought he would take a wife, but did not know whom to choose.
"Why not take the wife of Hawk Chief?" Bat said, for Hawk Chief was missing, and had not been seen for many
The Twin Brothers – Caddo Lore
Many, many winters ago, there lived a young man who had learned the secrets of plant and animal lore. He knew which plants and herbs cured illness, which could be used to purify the body and spirit,
Are Dream Catchers Losing the Native Tradition?
Though some tribal members say they see no problem with the practice, others regard the marketing of dream catchers as another example of their
What Kind of Houses Did the Caddo Live?
The Caddo are a Native American agriculture-based tribe that settled in modern-day Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and
Where Do the Karankawas Live?
The Karankawa Indians have not existed as a group since the mid-1800s, and genealogists have found it impossible to trace any
The Quapaw Indian Culture
Before the arrival of the Spanish and French explorers, the Quapaw were part of a larger Sioux language group that split apart from the Omaha
About Caddo Indian Myths
The Caddo Indians are a group of tribes who once ranged over much of Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas and
About Jumano Celebrations
Three tribal groups of Jumanos lived in Texas and traded with the Spaniards in the sixteenth and seventeenth
Sharpening Tools Used by Native Americans
Throughout history, Native Americans crafted tools from resources culled from nature and