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2014-07-07 23:00:44

Onsite training sessions and web-based seminars available for native corporations interested in joining the 8(a) program. Tulsa, Okla. (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 Cherokee Nation Technology Solutions (CNTS), a division of Cherokee Nation Businesses, is partnering with the U.S. Small Business Administration to host free, onsite training sessions and web-based seminars for native corporations interested in joining the 8(a) program. The workshops provide valuable insight for tribally owned...

2014-06-27 23:00:42

Cherokeea attakullakulla discovered in the Cherokee Nation's ancestral homeland. Tahlequah, OK (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 The Cherokee Nation has a new species of moth named in its honor. The brownish white moths recently discovered in the southern Appalachian Mountains have been named Cherokeea attakullakulla. It was named after the Cherokee people who were original inhabitants of Tennessee and North Carolina. The moth also took its name in honor of the great Cherokee leader...

2014-06-27 16:24:44

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Harold Karp has been named interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Tecumseh Products Company (Nasdaq:TECU) following the resignation of James Connor. The Tecumseh Board of Directors also approved the appointment of Gary Cowger as Chairman. "Tecumseh will immediately benefit from Harold's strong leadership skills and global manufacturing expertise which he has developed over the years," said Cowger. "Harold has a wealth of...

2014-06-14 16:20:10

With support of Native American groups, the Central Atlantic Conference of the United Church of Christ calls for more than 40,000 local church members in D.C. region to boycott Washington football team and merchandise. NEWARK, Del., June 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Central Atlantic Conference of the United Church of Christ passed a resolution at its annual meeting Saturday, June 14, pressuring the National Football League and the Washington Redskins franchise to change the team name...

2014-06-13 12:27:42

In the news release, Think Finance Contributes to Program Providing Virtual Mentoring to Students in Native American Communities, Encourages College Success in Indian Country, issued 13-Jun-2014 by Think Finance over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that there are updates to the release. The complete, corrected release follows: Think Finance Contributes to Program Providing Virtual Mentoring to Students in Native American Communities, Encourages College Success in Indian Country...

2014-06-13 12:27:21

-Contribution Highlights Commitment to Indian Country in Advance of First Presidential Visit in 15 Years- FORT WORTH, Texas, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Think Finance today announced a $60,000 donation in the name of three Native American tribes to fund a pilot program that will help students in Indian country go to and succeed in college. Think Finance is the nation's leading provider of cutting edge analytics and technology services for licensed lenders meeting the needs of...

2014-06-10 12:27:23

CORNING, Calif., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Monday, June 9th at 6 am, the Paskenta Tribal Council began physically closing the Rolling Hills Casino. It will remain closed until Tribal Council can resolve the disputes within the Paskenta Tribe and remedy the illegal operation of the Casino by unauthorized management and attorneys. "Our number one priority is public safety, and that is why the physical closure of the Casino is necessary. It is not safe," said Paskenta Tribal...

2014-06-05 23:01:51

Cherokee Company to Support $300M Contract Tulsa, Okla. (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 Cherokee CRC, a division of Cherokee Nation Businesses, is one of five companies chosen to perform work on a 5-year contract for remodeling and renovations at several facilities managed by the Washington Headquarters Services (WHS). The multi-disciplined construction project has the potential to produce $60 million in revenue for the tribal enterprise throughout the duration of the contract. “Successfully...

2014-06-04 12:26:27

NC GOP Convention to be Held at Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort June 6-8, 2014 CHEROKEE, N.C., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Principal Chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Michell Hicks is pleased to welcome members of the North Carolina Republican Party to Cherokee for the 2014 NC GOP State Convention. The convention will be held at Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort, which is owned by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI), from June 6 - 8, 2014. "We are honored that...

2014-05-31 08:20:22

CHEROKEE, N.C., May 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Six members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians joined 12 members of the Cherokee Nation from Oklahoma in the annual 950-mile, "Remember the Removal" bike ride commemorating the 1839 Trail of Tears on May 30, 2014. The 3-week ride begins with a ceremonial meeting at the Kituwah Mound near Cherokee, N.C. The riders then travel to New Echota, Ga. to begin the journey which ends in Tahlequah, Oklahoma the capital of the Cherokee Nation....


Latest History of North America Reference Libraries

Samuel de Champlain
2014-01-07 10:15:12

Samuel de Champlain, known as The Father of New France, was a Frenchman with many titles including navigator, soldier, explorer, cartographer, and diplomat. Born Samuel Champlain in 1574 to a family of mariners, exploration was in his blood and he took his first voyage as a young man in 1603, led by François Gravé Du Pont. In his early years, Champlain learned to navigate, create nautical charts, draw, and make applied reports. From 1594 or 1595 to 1598, he learned fighting skills in the...

Leif Ericson
2014-01-06 10:25:39

Leif Ericson was a Norse explorer seen as the first European to land in North America nearly 500 years prior to Christopher Columbus. According to the Sagas of Icelanders, he established a Norse settlement at Vinland, identified with the Norse L’Anse aux Meadows on the northern point of Newfoundland in modern-day Canada. It is believed that Leif was born in Iceland around the 970’s - the son of father Erik the Red, an explorer and outlaw from Western Norway. Erik founded the first...

William Clark
2013-10-28 14:11:26

William Clark was an American explorer, territorial governor, soldier, and Indian agent who lived between August 1, 1770 and September 1, 1838. He is best known for his exploration of the territory between the Louisiana Purchase and the Pacific Ocean, which he conducted alongside Meriwether Lewis between 1803 and 1806. William Clark, born in 1770 in Caroline County, Virginia, was the ninth child born to John and Ann Rogers Clark. His family was known in the area as common planters with a...

Mesa Verde National Park
2013-04-24 15:47:49

Mesa Verde National Park is located in the state of Colorado in the United States. The park contains 52,485 acres of land that was once inhabited by Native American tribes including the basket maker and pueblo peoples, also known as the Anasazi tribe. In 1868, the American government made a treaty with the Ute tribe that established the area west of the Continental Divide as belonging to the Ute people. A new treaty was established in 1873 that decreased the Ute’s land to a strip that...

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