NCAI Tax Reform Update

NCAI Tax Reform Update December 8, 2017 Tax Reform Update On December 2, the Senate passed its tax reform bill, which means the House and Senate must now resolve the differences between their bills. The Senate bill does not include any tribal provisions while the House bill has one tribal provision that would treat the […]

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Tecumseh (U.S. National Park Service)

Tecumseh (U.S. National Park Service) Portrait of Shawnee chief Tecumseh based on sketch by Benson John Lossing Attributed to Owen Staples Quick Facts Significance:Shawnee leader Place of Birth:Scioto River, Ohio Date of Birth:March 9, 1768 Place of Death:Chatham-Kent, Canada Date of Death:October 5, 1813 Tecumseh began life in the Shawnee village of Piqua, Ohio on […]

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George Blanchard’s Shawnee Language Revitalization

George Blanchard’s Shawnee Language Revitalization Absentee-Shawnee Elder George Blanchard’s Shawnee language classes were profiled on the PBS show “The American Experience” in 2009. George Blanchard describes the importance of the Shawnee language to the identity of the tribe. Colonial Williamsburg’s Center for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership provides American history and civics materials nationwide. For more […]

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Shawnee – Prehistory

Shawnee – Prehistory Fort Ancient Monongahela cultures by Herb Roe   Some scholars believe that the Shawnee are descendants of the people of the precontact Fort Ancient culture of the Ohio region, although this is not universally accepted.[5][6][7] Fort Ancient culture flourished from 1000 to 1650 CE among a people who predominantly inhabited lands along […]

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The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography: Transculturation

The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography published an interesting article/research on Transculturation of the Anglo-American and American Indian that went in both directions.  The influence and adoption of food, cooking, farming, and building.  The below is an excerpt, the full publication can be read by following the link below. The Pennsylvania Magazine Of History […]

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