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2009-11-23 14:10:00

CATTARAUGUS TERRITORY, N.Y., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Seneca Nation President Barry E. Snyder said today that Senate Judiciary Committee members have overreacted by approving S. 1147, the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act (PACT Act). If the PACT Act becomes law, there will be significant economic harm to the Seneca Nation, its members, member enterprises and the Western New York Economy. "At a time of record unemployment in Western New York, Phillip Morris and the Senate Judiciary...

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2009-11-05 09:30:00

Archaeologists find De Soto artifacts in Georgia Archaeologists at Atlanta's Fernbank Museum of Natural History have discovered unprecedented evidence that helps map Hernando de Soto's journey through the Southeast in 1540. No evidence of De Soto's path between Tallahassee and North Carolina has been found until now, and few sites have been located anywhere. Fernbank's Curator of Native American Archaeology, Dennis Blanton, has amassed an impressive collection of objects that reveal a...

2009-10-27 15:38:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- J.C. Seneca, a tribal councilor and co-chairman of the Seneca Nation Foreign Relations Committee, and Robert Odawi Porter, Senior Policy Advisor and Counsel, appeared today before the State Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations. The hearing, held at Borough of Manhattan Community College, focused on the issue of whether New York State has the right to collect taxes on Native American tobacco sales within its borders. Addressing the...

2009-08-27 15:27:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources acting Secretary John Quigley said today that the wharf areas, water access, restrooms and fountain at Point State Park in Pittsburgh will be closed for the next phase of construction beginning this week. "We remain on schedule with our complete overhaul of Point State Park as we enter these final phases of improvements to the wharf and the fountain," Quigley said. "The...

2009-05-12 07:30:00

PETOSKEY, Mich., May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rotate Black, Inc. (Pink Sheets: ROBK), a premier development and management company of global resort and casino properties, announces that CRT will assist in financing the development of Seneca Catskill Mountains Resort and Casino, a Class III gaming project. Seneca Nation's corporate arm, the Seneca Catskills Gaming Corporation, who previously contracted with Rotate Black as the exclusive management and development company, is now retaining...

2009-05-04 15:59:18

U.S.-led researchers say they have determined the ancestors of American Indians migrated to the New World from one ancestral Asian population. The international group of scientists said their genetic studies support virtually without exception the single ancestral population theory. The scientists, led by Noah Rosenberg of the University of Michigan, scrutinized DNA samples of people from 31 modern-day Asian populations, 19 Native American, one Greenlandic and two western Beringian...

2009-01-26 15:16:00

Contract Signifies Strategic Alliance With The Choctaw Nation Covering More Than 6,700 Devices; Players To Benefit From One Linked System LAS VEGAS, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- In a move that will greatly benefit its casino customers, the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma has chosen Aristocrat Technologies' Oasis 360(TM) system for seven of its casino properties in Oklahoma. The contract represents a strategic partnership for Aristocrat within the state of Oklahoma. When completed, Oasis 360 will be...

2009-01-12 13:11:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Noting that Pennsylvania's first farmers were Native Americans, the Historical and Museum Commission is saluting those pioneering agriculturalists with an interactive booth at this year's Farm Show. The commission's "Petroglyphs of Pennsylvania" exhibit, sponsored in conjunction with the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology, Pennsylvania Archaeological Council, and the state Department of Transportation, features Bob Winter's Native...

2008-08-19 00:00:14

A top Republican who promoted an Atlanta fundraiser for likely GOP presidential nominee John McCain stayed away from the event, The Wall Street Journal said. Ralph Reed, the former head of the Christian Coalition and a high-profile figure in a scandal involving disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, had e-mailed friends in recent weeks touting the Monday night McCain fundraiser. However, Reed was not at the event and McCain did not mention him during his remarks, the newspaper said. McCain,...

2008-07-20 03:00:20

By The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jul. 20--All this talk about "staycations" has me really looking forward to the beach. Lucky for me, I bought our airline tickets to Florida months ago, before the latest national travel neurosis crashed the summer vacation party. For a country founded by extreme risk takers, we're becoming alarmingly alarmist. After 9/11, well-meaning friends and acquaintances cautioned my husband and me against flying to Germany with our kids to visit family. Terrorists!...


Latest Native American history Reference Libraries

Lodgepole Pine, Pinus contorta
2014-04-27 08:06:16

Lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) is found in western North America in the upper mountains and subalpine regions of Colorado’s northern Rocky Mountains. This tree is considered to be invasive in New Zealand. This tree is also known as the shore pine, twisted pine, and contorta pine as well as black pine, scrub pine, and coast pine. The Lodgepole pine grows best between 8000 and 10,000 feet above sea level. They like to grow in well-drained, slightly acidic, sandy soils on gentle south...

Finger Lakes National Forest
2013-12-24 11:03:56

The Finger Lakes National Forest is made up of 16,259 acres of Seneca and Schuyler counties, located between Seneca Lake and Cayuha Lake in the Finger Lakes Region of New York within the United States of America. The forest has over 30 miles of interconnecting trails that cross ravines, pastures, woodlands, and gorges. Although roughly 3.2 million acres of New York State is located in State Forest Preserves, Wildlife Management Areas, and Forests, there are few large areas of public land...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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