Canku Ota
(Many Paths)
An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America
Traditions - Arts and Crafts
Traditons- Food
Traditions - Music and Dance
Traditions - Clothing
Traditions - Games
Traditions - Transportation
Traditions - Dwellings
Buffalo Hunt
When Perry Webster sewed beads onto his moccasins last October, he imagined his ancestors doing the same thing more than 100 years ago.
Kwakuitl Recipes
Genuine Kwakuitl Indian recipes from NW Coast circa 1914. You will probably want to try this recipe for boiled halibut heads & backbone. With etiquette tips included for chewing the bones and spitting them on the floor!
Maple Sugaring and Technology
Tapping the trees of the Sugar Maple ( Acer saccharum ), and boiling it down to syrup, is an American tradition
Native Seeds/SEARCH
Native Seeds/SEARCH (NS/S), a nonprofit organization with offices in Tucson and Albuquerque, works to conserve the traditional crops, seeds, and farming methods that have sustained native peoples throughout the southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico.
Seminole Tripe Soup
William Bartram was a naturalist and a scholar who traveled throughout Florida and other parts of the Southeastern colonies, relatively untouched by the revolutionary fervor brewing north of him. While gathering descriptions and drawings of native plants in the area, he encountered the Seminole Indians--and was invited by Seminole leader Cowkeeper to be guest of honor of the tribe.
Three Sisters Garden
Welcome to the garden of the Three Sisters. Who are the Three Sisters? The journey that you are about to embark on will inform you. The Three Sisters are not people at all....
Wild Rice
Wild rice is Mah-NO-min in Anishinaabemowin. The -min part of the word rhymes with "bit". It means seed. The first part of the word is a contraction of Manido, spirit-giver of this traditionally important and sacred food grain
Games of the Arctic
The Inuit have always enjoyed a variety of games and sports. Skills developed by these games were often those necessary for everyday survival in the harsh environment. Thus, the games concern physical strength, agility, and endurance. Many Inuit games are traditional and require no equipment. Some traditional games may have been learned in Asia before the Inuit migrated across the Bering Strait (c. 2000 B.C.), while others were undoubtedly learned after migration, through contact with southern Aboriginal peoples who had migrated at an earlier time from Asia into the Western hemisphere.
Legends of Our Times
In 1904, in an attempt to encourage Absalooka farmers to improve their skills, S. C. Reynolds, the Indian Affairs agent assigned to Crow Agency, Montana, decided to set up a rural fair where people could exhibit their produce, foods and baked goods, as well as handicrafts.
Living Traditions - Museums Honour the North American Indigenous Games
Every three years Indigenous Peoples from across North America come together to celebrate their cultural heritage and sporting achievements at the North American Indigenous Games. This is the story of how a dream became an enduring vision.
Peabody Museum Exhibit of Native Running
Harvard University's Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology is pleased to announce its "virtual" exhibition on the traditions of Native American running. This exhibit is shown on-line and not in physical space such as a gallery. The use of computer network technology to present this exhibit, makes it accessible to anyone with Internet access.
Sla-Hal, Bone Game, or Stick Game
Sla-Hal, Bone Game, or Stick Game are three ways to call a very popular game played amongst Northwestern Indian Tribes. Indian people of all ages have enjoyed gathering and participating in this exciting and traditional event for generations.
Sosemanuk (Snow Snake)
This is a popular winter sport played by many of the eastern Canadian tribes. The Cree from the Piapot area remember chanting certain songs before they threw the stick.
World Eskimo-Indian Olympics
The first World Eskimo Olympics was held in Fairbanks in 1961 drawing contestants and dance teams from Barrow, Unalakleet, Tanana, Fort Yukon, Noorvik and Nome. The event was a big success and has been held annually ever since.
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