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2008-06-10 21:00:20

By Mila Koumpilova, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Jun. 10--MAHNOMEN, Minn. -- Normalcy has returned to the Mahnomen School District. Attendance at Monday's board meeting was back to a couple dozen, from more than 80 at a raucous April meeting when the board let first-year High School Principal Susan Ninham go. The board's decision to not renew Ninham's contract set off an outcry from some residents, who felt she was penalized for her advocacy for native students. Other residents joined...

2007-02-23 18:00:23

By Philip Marcello; Journal Staff Writer This story of statewide business interest previously appeared in a local news section. * * * Wilfred Greene says that possession of land in the tribe's ancestral territory in Cumberland will strengthen its case for federal recognition. * * * CUMBERLAND - Wilfred Greene, the Seaconke Wampanoag Indian chief who recently acquired the old J.M. Mills landfill, intends to seek federal recognition of his tribe and says his goal is to open a...

2006-12-18 18:00:29

JAMUL, Calif., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jamul Indian Village, a federally recognized Tribe, announced it has approved a comprehensive Tribal Environmental Impact Statement/Report related to its planned casino-resort to be built entirely on its six-acre reservation. After many years of Environmental Assessments, and Environmental Impact Statements, approval of the report moves the Tribe a step closer to starting construction of its gaming and resort facility. In a typical strong showing...

2006-08-21 02:06:52

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Aidan Quinn will star in HBO's original movie "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," which depicts the displacement of American Indians as the U.S. expanded west during the latter half of the 19th century. August Schellenberg also has been cast in the project based on Dee Brown's best-selling book "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West." Quinn will play Henry Dawes, a Massachusetts lawmaker who...

2006-07-12 18:18:56

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Texas Indian tribe on Wednesday sued former lobbyist Jack Abramoff and Republican activist Ralph Reed, charging that their lobbying efforts unfairly prevented the tribe from operating a casino. The lawsuit by the Alabama-Coushatta tribe could spell trouble for Reed, who has sought to distance himself from the Abramoff lobbying scandal as he campaigns for lieutenant governor in Georgia. Reed, a longtime Republican activist known for his...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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