History: National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)

Archived records at The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian https://americanindian.si.edu/sites/1/files/archivecenter/AC010_ncai.pdf Biographical Note The National Congress of America Indians, which describes itself as the oldest and largest American Indian and Alaskan Native organization in the United States, was founded on November 16, 1944, in Denver, CO. NCAI was intended to serve as a link […]

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Alabama Indian Affairs Commission

Rachel Naftel, Auburn University http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-3970 The Alabama Indian Affairs Commission (AIAC), headquartered in Montgomery, Montgomery County, was established by the Alabama State Legislature in 1984 to serve as a liaison between Native Americans in the state and local, state, and federal agencies. Primarily, the AIAC aims to connect the Native American community in the state […]

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History Of The Shawnee: Part 3

PART 3: As published in the Official Newsletter of the Piqua Shawnee (Fall 2018) By Barbara Lehmann, Piqua Shawnee Tribal Historic Preservation Officer Barbara’s History Corner: Here is an article from Access Geneology (1/13/15): Bezallion informed the governor that the Shaonois of Carolina he was told had killed several Christians; whereupon the government of that […]

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History Of The Shawnee: Part 2

PART 2: As published in the Official Newsletter of the Piqua Shawnee (Fall 2018) By Barbara Lehmann, Piqua Shawnee Tribal Historic Preservation Officer Barbara’s History Corner: Here is an article from Access Geneology (1/13/15): On De l’Isle’s map, also, we find the Savannah River called “R.des Chouanons,” with the “Chaouanons” located upon bothbanks in its […]

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History Of The Shawnee: Part 1

PART 1 As published in the Official Newsletter of the Piqua Shawnee (Summer 2018) By Barbara Lehmann, Piqua Shawnee Tribal Historic Preservation Officer Barbara’s History Corner: Here is an article from Access Geneology (1/13/15): The history of the Shawnee begins in 1669-70. They were then living in two bodies at a considerable distance apart, and […]

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Bluejacket Carved Walking Stick

Walking Stick Shawnee tribal leader Charles Bluejacket carved this walking stick for his friend Charles Boles, a Methodist missionary, in the mid- to late-19th century. The two met in Kansas in the early 1850s, when the church assigned Boles to preach to the Shawnee tribe. A deep friendship took root between two men in the […]

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