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July 12 2014

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April 01 2014

MerelyGifted
20:18

January 27 2014

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January 25 2014

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Nez Pierce tribe members with Appaloosa 1895


What a sexy chunk!!!! A bit sickle-hocked, but what a sexy chunk!

Via The way we were - horse history! Pictures! at the Horse Chat forum - Horse Forums

November 03 2013

08:33

August 31 2013

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ancientart:

Rock Eagle Effigy Mound, an archaeological site located in Putnam County, Georgia, USA. It is estimated to have been constructed 1,000-3,000 years ago.

A local sign near the site reads:

A stone mound believed to have been constructed by pre-historic Indians before Columbus discovered America. The mound is composed of a bird in flight with its head turned toward the east and wings outspread. It measures 102 feet from head to tail and 120 feet from wingtip to wingtip, while the body rises to about 10 feet above the surrounding surface. The mound is though to have been built for burial purposes.

Photo courtesy & taken by Sara Kahley, via UGA College of Ag.

August 27 2013

19:59

August 15 2013

19:33

April 22 2013

07:54

February 13 2013

09:16
No tribe has the right to sell, even to each other, much less to strangers … Sell a country! Why not sell the air, the great sea, as well as the earth? Didn’t the Great Spirit make them all for the use of his children?
— Tecumseh - Shawnee

November 04 2012

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bellememorie:

For those who don’t know or who think this is the Mexican Halloween, it’s not. I may be pale, but I have a blood heredity to the tradition. The Apache have a similar tradition as do a few other indigenous American tribes. Many South American countries other than Mexico also have a similar tradition. It is a time of giving to our dead, celebrating the lives they led, and if we are lucky they will come to visit. The calavera (skull) paintings you see either on people or sugar skulls and in art are not a costume.

May 11 2012

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Statue of Xochipilli, the Aztec “Prince of Flowers,” unearthed in Tlalmanalco on the slopes of the volcano Popocatepetl and now on display in the Museo Nacional in Mexico City.

Labels indicate probable botanical interpretations of stylized glyphs.

(via Hallucinogenic Plants)

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March 06 2011

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Raven Realeasing the Sun by Todd Jason Baker, Northwest Coast Native American Artist

Sun and Raven Legends

SUN

Released from a box by Raven, the Sun Chief inhabited the sky and it was believed he could be reached by climbing a chain of arrows. He descended by sliding down its long rays. The Sun is often carved on totem poles and masks, and sits atop the tallest totem in the world (Alert Bay, British Columbia). It represents life abundance and its warmth radiates healing and peace.
Raven Steals The Sun, Stars And Moon

In the beginning there was no moon or stars at night. Raven was the most powerful being. He made all of the animals, fish, trees, and men. He had made all living creatures. But they were all living in darkness because he had not made the sun either.

One day. Raven learned that there was a chief living on the banks of the Nass River who had a very wonderful daughter who possessed the sun, the moon, and the stars in carved cedar boxes. The chief guarded her and the treasure well.

Raven knew that he must trick the villagers to steal their treasure, so he decided to turn himself into a grandchild of the great chief. Raven flew up on a tall tree over their house and turned himself into a hemlock needle. Then, as the needle, he fell into the daughter’s drinking cup and when she filled it with water, she drank the needle. Inside the chief’s daughter, Raven became a baby and the young woman bore a son who was dearly loved by the chief and was given whatever he asked for.

The stars and moon were each in a beautifully carved cedar box which sat on the wood floor of the house. The grandchild, who was actually Raven, wanted to play with them and wouldn’t stop crying until the grandfather gave them to him. As soon as he had them Raven threw them up through the smoke hole. Instantly, they scattered across the sky. Although the grandfather was unhappy, he loved his grandson too much to punish him for what he had done.

Now that he had tossed the stars and moon out of the smoke hole, the little grandson began crying for the box containing the sunlight. He cried and cried and would not stop. He was actually making himself sick because he was crying so much. Finally, the grandfather gave him the box.

Raven played with the box for a long time. Suddenly, he turned himself back into a bird and flew up through the smoke hole with the box.

Once he was far away from the village on the Nass River he heard people speaking in the darkness and approached them.

“Who are you and would you like to have light?” he asked them. They said that he was a liar and that no one could give light. To show them that he was telling the truth, Raven opened the ornately carved box and let sunlight into the world. The people were so frightened by it that they fled to every corner of the world. This is why there is Raven’s people everywhere.

Now there are stars, the moon and daylight, and it is no longer dark all of the time.

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