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2014-03-07 20:22:10

MOBILE, Ala., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of South Alabama and the Poarch Band of Creek Indians have announced the creation of a Native American studies program that will focus on the history, culture and modern life of the Tribe, along with others in the Southeast and across the United States. The Poarch Band of Creek Indians Native American Studies Program will be funded, in part, by a $500,000 gift from the Escambia County, Ala., Tribe. "We are thrilled to make this...

America's Short-Lived Clovis People Genetically Mapped For First Time
2014-02-13 07:42:26

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Clovis people lived in America around 13,000 years ago. They hunted mammoth, mastodons and giant bison with big spears. Though they were not the first humans in America, they did represent the first humans with a wide expansion on the North American continent. That is, until the culture mysteriously disappeared only a few hundred years after it emerged. Who the Clovis people were, and what present day humans they are related to...

2014-02-03 23:01:05

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. Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) February 03, 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...

2014-01-31 20:21:00

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz., Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Diné Community Advocacy Alliance (DCAA) today celebrated the historic passage by the Navajo Nation Council of two DCAA legislative initiatives that the young grassroots organization had championed as a way to begin to improve the health and nutrition of citizens on the Navajo Nation, who suffer high rates of diabetes, heart disease and other diet-related illnesses. The legislation is believed to be the very first of its...

Native Americans May Have Originated From Siberia
2013-11-21 04:43:08

[ Watch the Video: Bones From Siberia Share Similar DNA To Native Americans ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers sequencing the genome of the 24,000-year-old skeletal remains of a young Siberian boy have discovered that DNA from his gene pool could be responsible for over one-third of the ancestry of all modern Native Americans, according to a study appearing in the journal Nature. Investigators from the Centre for GeoGenetics at the Natural History...

2013-11-01 23:20:57

Congress declares November 2, 2013 National Bison Day. The Tanka Fund at ILTF celebrates National Bison Day by supporting the Return of the Buffalo. Little Canada, MN (PRWEB) November 01, 2013 November 2, 2013 marks the second annual observance of National Bison Day. This special day is about more than just a Congressional declaration; this day is about honoring—and celebrating—the importance of the buffalo to our nation and our history. Buffalo fed and clothed the people of this...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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