Dear penpal, My name is Alinga, meaning sun. I live in the great plains region of North America. Most of our land consists of grasslands, valleys, streams and hills. My tribe is called Cheyenne and we speak the language of Cheyenne. It is musical language that has complicated verbs with many parts.
“Thanks to Hollywood, virtually everyone knows the ingredients of the Western—the lassos, and the colt 45’s; the long-horned steers and the hanging trees; the stage coaches and the Stetson hats; the outlaws and the lawmen; the gamblers and the gunfighters,” Says Gary Johnson. The movies paved the way for the character known as a Cowboy. The cowboys wore chaps, which are leather leggings that are worn over the man’s trousers joined by a belt. They also wore the traditional cowboy hat. Heroes were what they were referred to as because they portrayed as strong and rugged sitting high on their horses.
“Earth-Diver: Creation of the Mythopoeic Male” Matthews, Washington. “Myths of Gestation and Parturition” Reader's Guide Background The Cheyenne, a Native American people, have inhabited the North American continent for centuries. During the seventeenth century, the Cheyenne migrated from the Great Lakes region to the central plains. Their life on the plains was firmly linked with nature in general-and with the buffalo in particular. They came to depend upon the buffalo for their livelihood, and they made use of virtually every part of the animal: its flesh, its hide, and even its bones.
In June 1876 US armies, led by the generals Alfred Terry and John Gibbon, met at the Yellowstone River. 7. Gibbon was set to march up the Little Bighorn River, and Lt Colonel George Custer was ordered to march round the Wolf Mountains, as part of a two-pronged attack on the Sioux camp. To the Little Bighorn 8. The Sioux had been joined by the Cheyenne and Arapaho, making an army of more than 3,000 warriors, armed with Winchester repeating rifles.
* Many of the Sioux would add personal embellishments to their standard clothing. * Men wore long fringed shirts, breechcloths or kilts, leggings, and moccasins. * Women wore shoulder straps, and side seam dresses, two skins sewn together, then would add a third to provide a cape-like yokes. * When European and American goods were added to their materials (commercial dyes, manufactured beds), this allowed them to have much more creativity.
For many years the Navajo adopted many practices and regulations from the Pueblos Indians. Another name of the Navajo people is Dine which means the people because they all are considered one. The Navajos, a semi-nomadic from the 16th to 20th century hail from the south western United States and are considered the largest federally recognized tribe in the U.S(Linford 2000). The Navajo are a matrilineal society in which they move often in search of naturally occurring pastures to feed their heard.. This culture began as large hunters and gathers until the Spanish arrived and introduced the practice of animal herding into this culture.
The quiver and arrow were probably used by John Ross, the Cherokee Chief, to hunt food and to project the nation while on the Trail of Tears to Indian Country in Oklahoma in 1838 during the Age of Jackson. The quiver is made from genuine deerskin used exclusively by the Cherokee in Georgia before the Trail of Tears. The beads are made of bird bones which were often used as decoration and on jewelry for both Cherokee women and men. The Cherokee often used bear claws to represent the most successful warrior on necklaces and arrow quivers. The hand-made stitching on the arrow quiver is authentic and made from “sinew thread or deer tendons” which were used in the 1800 time frame to sew clothing and accessories.
SIOUX TRIBE NAME: The word Sioux is actually a French term that translates as enemy. Although Sioux has now become a widely recognized name for a particular Native American Indian tribe it was a title given to them by the invaders. The Sioux people prefer to call themselves as Lakota. Basically the Sioux people, as they have come to be known, were divided into various different tribes. Some of the most prominent tribes that made up the Sioux nation include Oglala, Brule, Sans Arcs, Hunkpapa, Yankton, Minnwkonjou, Sisseton, Mdewakantonwan and Wahpeton.
In addition, a large number of tribal members live in the Milwaukee area. The Forest County Potawatomi are Algonquin, a European term based upon linguistics, and Neshnabek, a Potawatomi word that means "keepers of the fire." The Potawatomi were part of a confederacy with the Ojibwa (Chippewa) and Odawa (Ottawa) Indian tribes. This group was known as the Council of the Three Fires. The Potawatomi were given the task of keeping alive the Sacred Fire.