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The Long, Forgotten Walk of David Ingram

- June 28, 2017 in american indians, colonialisation, colonialism, Culture & History, david ingram, exploration, first person to cross america, john dee, john hawkins, native americans, privateers, Richard Hakluyt

If three shipwrecked English sailors really did travel by foot from Florida to Newfoundland in 1569 then it would certainly count as one of the most remarkable walks undertaken in recorded history. Although the account's more fantastical elements, such as the sighting of elephants, have spurred many to consign it to the fiction department, John Toohey argues for a second look.

Portraits of Imprisoned Modoc Warriors (1873)

- November 24, 2015 in Kintpuash—Captain Jack, Louis Herman Heller, modoc war, native americans

Photographs of captured Modoc warriors taken by Louis Herman Heller (1839-1929) during and after the The Modoc War.

Portraits of Imprisoned Modoc Warriors (1873)

- November 24, 2015 in Kintpuash—Captain Jack, Louis Herman Heller, modoc war, native americans

Photographs of captured Modoc warriors taken by Louis Herman Heller (1839-1929) during and after the The Modoc War.

James Mooney’s Ghost Dance Recordings (1894)

- April 2, 2013 in Audio, Audio: Pre 1900s, Audio: Traditional, Cherokee, collections, Ghost Dance, James Mooney, native americans

A series of recordings made by James Mooney in 1894 of different Native American Ghost Dance songs. According to the Library Of Congress notes that accompany the recordings, the performances are probably by Mooney himself and not by Native Americans. Mooney was an ethnographer and self-taught expert on American tribes through his own studies and his careful observation during long residences with different groups, specifically the Cherokee. He did major studies of Southeastern Indians, as well as those on the Great Plains. His most notable works were his ethnographic studies of the Ghost Dance after Sitting Bull’s death in 1890, a widespread 19th-century religious movement among various Native American culture groups. According to the prophet Jack Wilson (Wovoka)’s teachings, proper practice of the dance would reunite the living with the spirits of the dead and bring peace, prosperity, and unity to native peoples throughout the region. MP3 Download Part 1 / Part 2

Navaho Legends (1897)

- June 28, 2012 in american indian, folklore, folktales, legends, myths, native americans, navaho, non-article, texts, Texts: 19th, Texts: Fairytales, Texts: Fiction

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Navaho Legends, edited by G.E. Stechert; 1897; American Folk-Lore Society, New York

Book from the American Folk-Lore Society compiling Navaho myths and legends and including also a lengthy introduction on the history, beliefs and customs of the Navaho people.

I. THE STORY OF THE EMERGENCE.

136. At To‘bIllhaskI’di (in the middle of the first world), white arose in the east, and they regarded it as day there, they say ; blue rose in the south, and still it was day to them, and they moved around ; yellow rose in the west and showed that evening had come ; then dark arose in the north, and they lay down and slept.

137. At To‘bIllhaskI’di water flowed out (from a central source) in different directions ; one stream flowed to the east, another to the south, and another to the west. There were dwelling-places on the border of the stream that flowed to the east, on that which flowed to the south, and on that which flowed to the west also.


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    Buffalo Dance (1894)

    - October 1, 2011 in buffalo bill wild west show, edison, Films, native americans, non-article



    Short Edison film featuring Native American Indian dancers from Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show. The first appearance of Native Americans on film.

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    CLIPSSHORTFULL LENGTH SILENTFULL LENGTH TALKIE
    Princess Nicotine (1909) 6min

    Gertie the Dinosaur (1914) 12min

    Last of the Mohicans (1920) 1hr11min

    Meet John Doe (1941) 2hr3min

    The Unappreciated Joke (1903) 1min

    Frankenstein (1910) 13min

    The General (1926) 1hr19min

    Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) 1hr19mins


    The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots (1895) 21sec

    The Great Train Robbery (1903) 10min

    Wolf Blood (1925) 1hr7min

    Reefer Madness (1938) 1hr8min

    The Kiss (1896) 25secs

    Experiments in the Revival of Organisms (1940) 20min

    Battleship Potemkin (1925) 1hr13min

    The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952) 1hr57min

    Trapeze Disrobing Act (1901) 2min

    Are You Popular (1947) 10min

    The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927) 1hr11min

    Scarlet Street (1945) 1hr43min

    Annie Oakley Fires Her Gun (1894) 20secs

    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910) 13min

    Faust (1926) 1hr55min

    The Last Man on Earth (1964) 1hr27min

    Operation Cue (1955) 52sec

    Never Weaken (1921) 28min

    Intolerance (1916) 2hr57min

    Quicksand (1950) 1hr18min

    Dutch Fashion Reel (1969) 1min50sec

    Betty Boop: Minnie The Moocher (1932) 7min46sec

    The Phantom of the Opera (1925) 1hr46min

    Suddenly (1954) 1hr16mins


    Buffalo Dance (1894) 14sec

    The Cook (1918) 18min

    The Thief of Bagdad (1924) 2hr20min

    Five Minutes to Live (1961) 1hr14min

    VD is for Everybody (1969) 1min