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Native Americans #Truth Happy Thanksgiving!

*)Honoring Our Elders & All Our Relations(* An Honoring of The First Nation's People...Grandmothers, Grandfathers & All Our Relations that Have Gone Before Us & Helped Us to Become Who We Are Today with Their Sacred Wisdom...Aho....Mi Takuye Oyasin...Pi La My Ya! **Pinners**...Please Include the name of the Piece & the Author or Artist so they are given their credit due...Thank You!*+*

Sioux Chief Sitting Bull - Sioux, or Dakota, Indians, a large and powerful tribe of Indians, who were found by the French, in 1640, near the headwaters of the Mississippi River. The Algonquiens called them Nadowessioux, whence they came to be called Sioux. They occupied the vast domain extending from the Arkansas River, in the south, to the western tributary of Lake Winnipeg, in the north, and westward to the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains.

Native American ballerina Maria Tallchief who began ballet lessons at age four in Fairfax, Oklahoma—an Osage Indian community—and went on to stardom in roles created specifically for her by her husband and choreographer, George Balanchine. Shewho helped found the New York City Ballet Company in 1948

The American Indian Holocaust, known as the “500 year war” and the “World’s Longest Holocaust In The History Of Mankind And Loss Of Human Lives.”   Genocide and Denying It: Why We Are Not Taught that the Natives of the United States and Canada were Exterminated Death Toll: 95,000,000 to 114,000,000 Columbus murdered over a million Native Americans.

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Glückwünsche Berlin Zoo! (Congratulations on rare and significant births!)

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Mymcbooks Celebrates Black History Month 2012

Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman (January 26, 1892 – April 30, 1926) was an American civil aviator. She was the first female pilot of African American descent and the first person of African American descent to hold an international pilot license.

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Two Spirits

"Two-spirit people" Indigenous North Americans who fulfill one of many mixed gender roles found traditionally among many Native Americans and Canadian First Nations communities. Two-spirit people were seen as doubly blessed and were often looked to as religious leaders and teachers.

Gerry Hunter, a native of Lac-Simon indian Reservation and wearing Algonquin traditional dresses and paint, takes part into the dance contest of Wendake Pow-Wow July 31, 2010.