Monthly Archives: November 2011

NATURE OF THE ENEMY

Woodrow Star, Cayuse-Nez Perce of Arickara extraction, son of Theresa Mae Eagle, served in Vietnam in the  Military Police.  When he arrived at his station, they found a used helmet for him with a faded ‘MP’ imprint, barely visible.  He … Continue reading

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FAITHFUL TO THEIR TRIBE & FRIENDS

What did 19th century fur traders think and say about our old-time Indians?   Back in the days of the Fort Nez Percés-Fort Walla Walla, Hudson’s Bay Company was collecting questionnaires from their chief factor stationed across the river from the … Continue reading

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SURVIVING THE PEACE

“It is said that ribbon shirts were originally a prerogative for combat veterans. They appeared at the first intertribal pow-wows in the 1910’s. The scalps and horsehair tufts on grandfathers’ ceremonial outfits were replaced by colorful ribbons like the ‘fruit … Continue reading

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