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A good friend of mine recently acquired a Two Bulls-Souix original oil painting.  We would like to find out more about Two Bulls?  We would appreciate any information that you could share with us about this artist.  The painting was painted in 1968.  

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Subject: First Nations voices on Oprah?
Hi there,
This is something I've been thinking about for some time now, and finally have taken the time to write about, following a conversation with my mother who pointed out a lack of a voice on the Oprah Winfrey show. (A mirror of "society" on Aboriginal voices being silenced?)
I would like to begin by acknowledging that Oprah Winfrey has given many women, "minorities" and "people of colour" opportunities to be heard and I really appreciate and support her Angel Network (or whatever it's called) where she gives money and coverage to organizations supporting social initiatives.
However, I have noticed that Oprah has never had any shows (that I've ever seen) with an Indigenous person, much less talking about issues of concern to Indigenous people. (Please correct me if I'm wrong here.) But where is her acknowledgment of what is going on in her own country with the nations first people?
I heard about a show of hers second hand, not having seen it myself. Oprah did a show representing women of different ethnic, racial and cultural backgrounds.  Apparently she was showing differences in representation & portrayal of women in the U.S. On this show there was not one Aboriginal woman portrayed or voiced.
I understand that she must have requests for so many shows that it's probably endless. However, she is a gigantic influence on the views, opinions and voices of people not only in North America, but around the world. I believe that her shows have as much influence as the media on the way we/society receive information.  Why were/are Aboriginal women left out of that program? This is not a small issue. She is reflecting the representation that Native women & people receive over and over again by government, by media, by schools, and on and on. Silenced. Ignored.
I am forwarding this email to her, and encourage you all to do the same.
Thanks for taking time to read this. I would like to hear from you on your views on this if you have a moment!
To send the show email you have to insert a message on her website's email link:  www.oprah.com .
I just copied and pasted this there.

HELP, looking for artist.

I met a man named, I think, Tony Richardson, several years ago. He is
Sioux, and he made some of the props used in the movie, Dances With Wolves. I
wonder if you know of him, and could help me find him. A friend of mine is
very interested in purchasing some of his work.
Thanks for any help you may be able to give.


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Give me back the courage of the olden Chiefs
Let me humbly accept this new culture
and through it rise and go on.
Like the Thunderbird of old,
I shall rise out of the sea:
I shall grab the instruments
of the whiteman's success
his education, his skills.
With these new tools
I shall build my race
into the proudest segment of your society.
I shall see our young braves and our chiefs
sitting in the houses of law and government
ruling and being ruled by
the knowledge and freedoms of our great land.
                                      Chief Dan George
                                       My Hear Soars

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Would like to know if you can give me any information regarding native american painter, Hans P. Luetcke.  Have two of his works which are quite old but cannot find out anything about his work, time of painting and bio of him.  Hope you can be of assistance.  Thanks Ritab

rita bragg [ritab@alaweb.com]


Could you please help me find the Totem Poles in this picture
> (attachment above)?
Do you know in which city they might be ?
> The other pictures are from the same city, if that is of any help.
> I deeply appreciate any help you might be able to give!
> Thank you very much,
> Mary Anne Falk           drewfalk@humanfactors.com

To whom it may concern,
I am in grade 7 Teacher, I am doing a project on the Tlinget funeral potlatch and the wife's role in it. I need some information and I hope you can help me. I need to know if the chief's wife does any special rituals or songs during the funeral potlatch for the chief. A description and a photograph of a Chilkat Blanket, a cremation pyre and a "slave killer" (a pick like wooden tool used to stab slaves in the head) would be helpful. I have used a book called "Potlatch: Native Ceremony and Myth on the Northwest Coast" by Mary Giraudo Beck. If you could recommend any other resources that would be
wonderful. If you could help me I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you.
Emily Henney


Recipes for Native Cookbook


The purpose of this letter is to ask for your help with a project we are working on. Were in the process of putting together a collection of Traditional Native Recipes. These will go into a book that will be sold to raise funds to help promote Native Art and Events. We are a nonprofit organization that provides these and other similar services to Native Artists and Indian Tribes at no charge. Individuals and/or organizations that provide recipes will be given full credit and recognition for their submissions in the printed cookbook. Native Artists are welcome to provide pictures of their art to be included. Historical and other photographs are also welcome. The recipes will need to fit into one of the following categories;

Traditional Native Recipes

Game and Seafood

Outdoor Recipes

Medicinal plants and herbal remedies

If there is a recipe that has been passed down through the generations in your family or Tribe, we would be honored if you allow us to include it in the cookbook.

Your recipes, questions or comments may be sent to;

E-mail: info@nativeamericainc.com

Regular mail: Native America Inc., C/O Mark Farley (President), 1072

Gladiola CT

NW, Silverdale, WA 98383.


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The tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians, passed on from generation to generation, says that when you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount.

In modern corporate America and government, however, a whole range of far more advanced strategies are often employed, such as:

01. Buying a stronger whip.

02. Changing riders.

03. Threatening the horse with termination.

04. Appointing a committee to study the horse.

05. Arranging to visit other countries to see how others ride dead horses.

06. Lowering the standards so that dead horses can be included.

07. Re-classifying the dead horse as "living impaired."

08. Hiring outside contractors to ride the dead horse.

09. Harnessing several dead horses together to increase the speed.

10. Providing additional funding and/or training to increase the dead horse's performance.

11. Doing a productivity study to see if lighter riders would improve the dead horse's performance.

12. Declaring that as the dead horse does not have to be fed, it is less costly, carries lower overhead, and therefore contributes substantially more to the bottom line of the economy than do some other horses.

13. Re-writing the expected performance requirements for all horses.

14. Promoting the dead horse to a supervisory position.

1.  The word "caucus" means "council member" in what language? French
2. Cotton Cloth was invented by the: British
Native Americans
3. Who advised Benjamin Franklin in 1744 to unite the colonies in a confederacy? Thomas Jefferson
John Hancock
George Washington
Chief Cannassatatego
4. What language did Thomas Paine have to learn when he traveled abroad in 1774 to study democracy? French
5. On Sept 16, 1987 the US Senate passed a resolution stating that the US Constitution was explicitly modeled upon: The Magna Carta
Articles of Confederation
Iroquois Confederacy



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1.  The word "caucus" means "council member" in what language? Algonquian
2. Cotton Cloth was invented by the: Native Americans
3. Who advised Benjamin Franklen in 1744 to unite the colonies in a confederacy? Chief Cannassatatego
4. What language did Thomas Paine have to learn when he traveled abroad in 1774 to study democracy? Iroquois
5. On Sept 16, 1987 the US Senate passed a resolution stating that the US Constitution was explicitly modeled upon: Iroquois Confederacy

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