GHOST DANCE, an American-Indian ritual dance, so called from its being held at night, the dancers wearing a white cloak.
128), cites an American-Indian belief in a tree of healing, or rather of knowledge, inhabited by a serpent.
The domestic dogs of some North American Indian tribes closely resemble the coyote; the black wolfdog of Florida resembles the black wolf of the same region; the sheepdogs of Europe and Asia resemble the wolves of those countries, whilst the pariah dog of India is closely similar to the Indian wolf.
ALEXANDER MCGILLIVRAY (c. 1739-1793), American Indian chief, was born near the site of the present Wetumpka, in Alabama.
The readiness with which the American Indian succumbed to disease is well known.
Institutions in Europe and America have gathered abundant material for an intelligent comprehension of American Indian.
He is best known for his plastic representations of the North American Indian - especially for "The Signal of Peace" in Lincoln Park, Chicago, and "The Medicine Man," in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia.
CAHOKIA, the name of a North American Indian tribe of the Illinois confederacy, and of their mission station, near St Louis.
PEMMICAN, a North American Indian (Cree) word for a meat prepared in such a way as to contain the greatest amount of nourishment in the most compact form.
BLACK HAWK [Ma`katawimesheka`ka, "Black Sparrow Hawk"], (1767-1838, American Indian warrior of the Sauk and Fox tribes, was born at the Sauk village on Rock river, near the Mississippi, in 1767.
MOOSE, the North American Indian (Algonquian) name of the North American representative of the European elk.
The taking of the lands of the American Indian was a travesty of history.
The Fall of Natural Man: The American Indian and the Origins of comparative ethnology.
Also the North American Indian papoose and stitched, beaded slippers.
Several American Indian tribes believe they are associated with the souls of the dead.
ITZA, an American-Indian people of Mayan stock, inhabiting the country around Lake Peten in northern Guatemala.
Originally "mugwump" (mogkiomp) was a North American Indian word, in the Massachusett dialect of the Algonquian, meaning "great man" (mogki, great; omp, man); and in New England it was used of self-conceited politicians.
The adoption situations available for couples who dream of having a child can range from newborn African American or Caucasian infants to American Indian or Asian teenagers looking for a permanent home.
Traditionally, American Indian tribes viewed turquoise as a sacred stone and used it in various ceremonies and religious rites.
The Association for American Indian Development (AAID) have a slightly different opinion, however.
Shortly after the petition and concerns of the American Indian organization were made public, Activision released a statement to the press.
The killing featured in the game is not directed solely at the American Indian population, but against a variety of opponents -- pioneers in the west were forced to protect themselves at the time.
Activision concluded the release with an apology to the American Indian people who may have been offended.
Minority children comprise most of the foster care population, with the largest groups being African American and American Indian children.
The primitive people groups of early American Indian sects expressed themselves rhythmically in such a variety of ways that one can safely say that if something mattered to the tribe, then there was a dance to go along with it.
To see such a demonstration, check out North Dakota's Northern Great Plains Culture Fest, which involves arts and entertainment with an authentic American Indian experience.
The Native American Indian Rain Dance is one of several rain dances known around the world.
The look is reminiscent of the American Indian and the wild west cowboy.
It was very prevalent in certain American Indian tribes' artwork, and was used both by itself and as part of repeating patterns.
Contemporary artists such as Ed Hardy, Paul Jefferies and Mike Malone revived the tradition of old school tattoos while adding in present-day themes and personalized depictions (such as Asian artistry and American Indian themes).
Three African Americans, One Asian and One Native American Indian.
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