#happysunday#blackhistoryisamericanhistory#slavesarepeople regardless of how much people try to dehumanize to make the concept easier to digest, we can not even begin to imagine what it must have been like, the torcher of being chained to your back on a ship covered in human waste only for those who survived to be shackled and degraded at slave auctions, treated like animals and dehumanized so that southern white farmers could turn large profits on their crops at the expense of human lives. Babies ripped from their mothers at birth or shortly after to be sold and destroy the mothers very being. The reality of slavery and American history is devastating... Next up in November #nationalnativeamericanheritagemonth it’s important we reflect on history and share the word to build awareness and prevent this hatred in the future of America!!! #stepsoffsoapbox #✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿
@Regranned from @bankablebehavior - “In Fall, We Rise”...
For #tbt - historical movements and #nationalnativeamericanheritagemonth , I wanted us to acknowledge the work and leadership of the late Dennis Banks. .
Dennis Banks was the co-founder of the American Indian Movement and unapologetic leader who used his life to fight for the rights of Native Americans across the country.
He led national protests, occupied Wounded Knee, and even blessed us with his artistry in films and documentaries just to name a few aspects of his legacy. .
Dennis Banks is just one of the many examples of the resiliency of the Native community against centuries long oppression and injustices and proof that there are strength in numbers. - #regrann
Two Tree Island part 3 "Joe two trees the last Algonquin"
Close up on the rock formations / Geology of twin island. The large white stripes are quartz.
#joetwotree was "the last #Algonquin " and the subject of a popular book written by #Theodorekazimiroff 's son "....Joe chose, therefore, to live alone as an Indian. He returned to his Hunter Island home in the Bronx, dazed and depressed, a man living outside of his time. Two Trees lived in the woods in a kind of bower made of vines and branches. This is still a sparsely populated area, which may explain how a young Boy Scout, the author’s father, came to meet the old Indian, wrinkled and lean to the point of boniness. His clothes were made of fur, cloth and leather. He lived on plants and fruits in his garden and the fish in nearby waters. He used predatory insects like the praying mantis to keep his plants free of insect pests. A great black dog and his memories of his people kept him company. " via the last Algonquin
Interesting fact this book was going to be made into a movie 🎥 by @weinsteinco according to an old #nytimes article 👀 #bronx#orchardbeach#thebx#bx late post but it's for nov. #nationalnativeamericanheritagemonth#nativeamerican#nativeamericanhistory
Two Tree Island part 1 "Joe two trees the last Algonquin"
Recently, I took my friends to visit the two sacred Native American boulders located at #orchardbeach one is right behind the board walk (mishow) the other is on the tip of hunter island (the grey mare). While there we explored the geology and visited #twotreeisland . Along the hike, there was signage up regarding the trees & stones but there was no sign about who #joetwotree was.
#joetwotree was "the last #Algonquin " and the subject of a popular book written by #Theodorekazimiroff 's son "As recently as 1924, a lone Algonquin Indian lived quietly in Pelham Bay Park, a wild and isolated corner of New York City. Joe Two Trees was the last of his people, and this is the gripping story of his bitter struggle, remarkable courage, and constant quest for dignity and peace.
By the 1840s, most of the members of Joe's Turtle Clan had either been killed or sold into slavery, and by the age of thirteen he was alone in the world. He made his way into Manhattan, but was forced to flee after killing a robber in self defense; from there, he found backbreaking work in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Finally, around the time of the Civil War, Joe realized there was no place for him in the White world, and he returned to his birthplace to live out his life alone-suspended between a lost culture and an alien one. Many years later, as an old man, he entrusted his legacy to the young Boy Scout who became his only friend, and here that young boy's son passes it on to us.
Theodore Kazimiroff, the son of Joe Two Trees's young confidant, writes historical, environmental, and natural history articles for several magazines. He lives in Bayville, New York." - via amazon
I'm buying this book 📚 for #xmas#bronx#orchardbeach#thebx#bx late post but it's for nov. #nationalnativeamericanheritagemonth#algonquin#turtleclan
Image Via @natgeo
I just read this article in @natgeo .
The lands in question are not only #nativeamerican but also some of the most beautiful national parks we have in our nation & they are slated to be cut up for profit.
I don't understand any of this.
We are no longer in the "greed is good era" and with climate change, the Dakota access pipeline leak and catastrophic weather one would imagine our nation would realize the focus on short term profits will long term destroy our earth for future generations.
If you care about #nationalparks please read the article. I'm adding the link in my insta bio area 🌎
From the article:
"...That review has become a “fundamental fight about the value of our public lands and we are reopening a question that was settled a long time ago,” Sharon Buccino, director of land and wildlife programs at the Natural Resources Defense Council, previously told National Geographic. “It is part of our identity as Americans to protect some of our lands. That is what is at the root of this fight.” (See the monuments targeted for review in maps.) Created in 2016 by President Obama and named for two buttes that jut above the ridgeline, Bears Ears protects cliff dwellings and one of the West’s largest collections of tribal artifacts. Created in 1996 by President Clinton, Grand Staircase Escalante is a series of cliffs and plateaus descending in multi-colored stair-steps from Bryce Canyon in southwest Utah to the Grand Canyon. The monument also protects paleontological and tribal archeological sites, as well as 300 animal species, including the endangered desert tortoise." #nationalnativeamericanheritagemonth#america#parks#congress#theunitedstatesofamerica
Congratulations to our friends at @TricksterGallery for their recent Emmy nomination of “The Untold Stories of American Indian Veterans” film by the National Academy of Television, Arts and Sciences Midwest in the category of Culture.
Such an awesome way to pay tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of American Indians this #NationalNativeAmericanHeritageMonth
To watch the entire film, head to their Vimeo page: https://vimeo.com/125322760
#nationalnativeamericanheritagemonth . Tamkaliks Celebration and Friendship Feast takes place each July in Wallowa as a celebration and recognition of Niimiipuu (Nez Perce) presence in the Wallowa Valley. The event began in 1990 when the City of Wallowa invited Taz Conner, a descendant of Tuekalas (Old Chief Joseph), to help plan a festival. Learn more at oregonencyclopedia.org/articles/tamkaliks_celebration_friendship_feast/
Photo of Chief Joseph, 1890s. Courtesy Oregon Historical Society Research Library.
In honor of #NationalNativeAmericanHeritageMonth my class got to look at masks made by hand in Cherokee. The stories behind each one made us appreciate them for much more than art. I'm so glad I am given these rare opportunities
Thanks to @lavie_encode, a self-taught web developer and edtech entrepreneur, for helping to increase access to tech education for all: “It feels really weird being less than 0.05% of the tech population as a Black and Native American woman. I wish other people would think about what that experience must be like, and how lonely it can get when you’re constantly overlooked.” How are you doing your part in unlocking opportunity? Know any resources? Comment 👇🏾
Many Native American cultures and peoples independently invented and then developed pottery into fine works of art, as well for utilitarian usage. For example, the Navajos are very skilled developers of pottery and today the craft is experiencing new and creative adaptations that are highly prized. #NationalNativeAmericanHeritageMonth
photo credit @ Woody Hibbard
"Finding mishow" *This is #mishow the first sacred #NativeAmerican boulder you will encounter on the way to the #kazimiroffnaturetrail . Mishow is right off the boardwalk's section 3 on the beach. The second sacred stone in the immediate area is further out on the trail at the top of #hunterisland (the grey mare.) the boulder itself has two points that are above the ground and the majority of the rock is now buried underground. The size of the stone is over 8' high and most likely weighs several tons. *If you saw my insta story this weekend, you saw that the stones in this area are massive. the grey tones & large stripes on these rocks are of quartz. This rock has historical value & I really would like this stone to be uncovered & a plaque placed on it. It's well documented as sacred boulder & why not acknowledge it 🤔it's adds to the park's interest. And, this stone is far enough behind the main boardwalk that digging more of the stone out of the dirt wouldn't bother any of the architectural design of orchard beach.
Btw that's a photo shoot going on behind the rocks
The 1920's were a period of great athletic interest in Osage County. The Hominy Indians, a professional football team, was created in 1925. Popular sports on the reservation included basketball, golf, and baseball. This baseball glove and ball were owned by Carl Adam Revard.
Let’s ✋ the assumptions and instead ask ourselves what *we* can do to create spaces that welcome others AND allow them to thrive. As @tgusbeth says: “Support can look like giving us the space to be who we are as individuals and to ignore the ‘image’ of what they have been taught we look and act like. Be open to learning from us.” #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth
A screen capture from Marie Clements’ THE ROAD FORWARD, an inspired musical documentary that connects 1930's Indian Nationalism with the powerful momentum of today's First Nations activism. See the film with us for FREE this Tuesday in #SLC in celebration of National Native American Indian Heritage Month. 📸: @onf_nfb
📆: Tues, Nov 28 @ 7 PM
📍: @slcpl - Salt Lake City
Post-film panel with Robert Lucero of UtePAC, Cassandra Begay of @utahpandos & Moroni Benally of Utah League of Native American Voters; moderated by Larry Cesspooch, Ute Filmmaker & Director/Producer of Through Native Eyes Productions
#hunterisland#thebronx chilling on top of one of the huge prehistoric rock formations 😎
This is from yesterday on #twotree island one of the smaller islands in the archipelago located on the far north east of the #Bronx . From here you can see new Rochelle & hog island sitting in the middle of the bay. This is all part of one of the few salt marshes in the NYC area. It's great for wildlife viewing also! we saw a young stag jump out from behind a boulder 🦌 which I didn't expect to see in the Bronx ever. It was awesome!! 🍁🌲 #history of #twotree island
The Siwanoy Indians, who originally occupied the island, called it Lap-Haa-Waach King, meaning “place of stringing beads,” after the shells they strung together and used for ceremony and currency. This area also has two sacred boulders to the Siwanoy tribe "mishow" & "the grey mare". Two Tree Island, its self is named after Joe Two Trees, an Algonquin Indian that lived in Pelham Bay Park and befriended and inspired a then-10-year-old Theodore Kazimiroff." - via lohud.com
Special foot note: it's a swamp wear your hiking boots. I'm a Bronx girl so I always wear my @timberland boots. You need them for jumping from rock to rock & avoiding the marsh. It's dense mud & you just don't want to be in shoes 👠 that you might slip in.
#nature#hike level easy
#scenic with mixed terrain & amazing #geology sites - #geologyporn 🤣 #thebronx#thebx#bx#nyc#nystate#nationalnativeamericanheritagemonth
Who else likes maple syrup on their pancakes? Archaeological evidence confirms that indigenous peoples in northeastern North America were processing maple tree sap into syrup long before Europeans arrived in the region. YUM!!! #NationalNativeAmericanHeritageMonth
photo credit @ Matheus Swanson
This #Fanfriday , we’re featuring Native American painter and printmaker, James Lavadour! His career as an artist was greatly supported by fellow tribe members on the Umatilla Indian Reservation and local artists in the community. After realizing that there was an incredible amount of creative people living on the reservation but little to no resources for them, he was inspired to give back to the community that gave him so much. Lavadour decided to create an institution, The Crow’s Shadow Press, to provide resources and support to fellow tribe members. In honor of National Native American Heritage Month, we had the privilege of interviewing James. Check out the full interview on coolculturegram.org!
Incredibly thankful for my life and all the love in it. On a more somber note, I’m also thankful that when Europeans invaded the americas, they didn’t completely eradicate the native peoples, so that their descendants can tell their true stories today without being whitewashed or forgotten altogether. #thereisaidit#reasonfortheseason#nationalnativeamericanheritagemonth
I won’t wish y’all a happy thanksgiving on account of the disease & genocide brought on by the mass murderers....... I mean pilgrims... But I hope y’all turkey is seasoned AF & that the macaroni ain’t dry. ~ @dayelasoul ✨✨
- sounds about right ☝🏾✊🏽 #nationalnativeamericanheritagemonth
#today " #thequestforthegreymare "
#thegreymare#landmark rock formation is located in #thehunterisland part of kazimiroff trail.
"The #NativeAmericans reportedly believed that their God or guardian intentionally placed the #GreyMare at that spot. In 1881, Westchester historian Robert Bolton, Jr. wrote about the Grey Mare, saying: “Nearly opposite the Knoll on a point of Hunter’s Island is located a mossy rock, or boulder stone, called the “Grey Mare.” To this piece of rude natural sculpture, the Indians invariably paid just respect, believing it to have been placed there by the direct interposition of their God or guardian Manito, for their especial benefit or favor. These rolled stones he called Shingaba-wossins—or in general phrase Muz-in-in-a-wun, or images.” Id. at pp. 37-38.
According to the City of New York Parks & Recreation Department, “[t]he entrance to the Kazimiroff Nature Trail and the Northwestern Shore of Hunter Island, with the Gray Mare and Mishow boulders, are believed to have been two very important Siwanoy ritual sites.” See City of New York Parks & Recreation Department, “Siwanoy Trail Pelham Bay Park” Historic Marker (Dec. 2001)." Via historicalpelham blogspot
She is not the easiest to get to... meaning once you find her she's sitting in the middle of a marsh and I wouldn't reco trying to walk over to her. I took this shot from the island area.
The #kazimiroffnaturetrail hike is filled with amazing rock formations and it's just an incredible area to explore. And, how often do you get to visit sacred Native American land? Go check out the hike & try to find #thegreymare#bronx#nationalnativeamericanheritagemonth