Monday, March 3, 2008

American Indian and African American People, Communities, and Interactions

'American Indian and African American People, Communities, and Interactions' by Lisa Bier examines the topic of interracial relationships between American Indian and African American communities. Lisa Bier is Social Sciences Reference Librarian at Southern Connecticut State University.

Interest in this topic is growing rapidly, both as a field of academic research and as people with African American and American Indian backgrounds voice interest in their heritage. Materials on this topic are often difficult to locate because of the ways that libraries and research databases organize information. This bibliography is the first of its kind and strives to make researching this understudied topic easier. This volume will serve as an important research tool in this area. This bibliography features books, articles, Web sites, and videos containing information on interactions between African American and Native American people and communities. These interactions reveal communication, alliances, and agency among the two groups, a neglected layer of North American history. The descriptive annotations are grouped into chapters that are organized either geographically or by tribe. The book concludes with a detailed index.

The book includes a section entitled "The Revitalization of the Matinnecock Indian Tribe of New York."

Description of Matinnecock Indians from Navajo Crafts

The Matinnecock Indians, an Algonquian people, are the aboriginal occupants of northwestern Long Island. Among the first to feel the impact of European settlement, and seldom mentioned after the colonial period, the Matinnecocks experienced profound changes after the seventeenth century. But they did not vanish; they are still an identifiable people.

In 1975 the tribe began the revitalization of its ancestral religion. To date, four ceremonies have been revived. Nunnowa ("Indian Thanksgiving") is held in October, and a midwinter ceremony takes place in February; naming and pipe ceremonies are held when appropriate.

Like the Algonquian remnants of southern New England, the Matinnecocks are now involved in a regional form of Pan-Indianism. ….a core group cling steadfastly to their Native American identity.

From Navajo Crafts.

Necklace by Chief Little Fox

This Fire and Earth Necklace was created by Chief Little Fox of the Matinnecock Nation in the American Northeast. It measures 27 inches long with 1 inch long Red Coral Nuggets and laced with .25 inch Turquoise Nuggets. Fire and Earth Necklace is a unisex piece of jewelry. From Navajo Crafts.

Matinnecock Chapter Logo

Logo for the Suanhacky Lodge #49, Matinnecock Chapter. From

Matinnecock Pow Wow Souvenir for sale

Souvenir program from the Native American Indian Pow Wow hold at the Shinnecock Reservation, LI, NY. Orange cover. Princess Heatherflower wrote the names of herself and Chief Little Wolf. Also on Chief Standing Waters who was 99 yrs old at time. They are from the Matinnecock Tribe. Pg 6 contains a full page photo of Chief Thunderbird and his signature is on pg 7. Pages include program, photos & local ads. Bit of fading on top left front. Front cover signed by Hunting Hawk of the Winnebago Tribe. It is next to his front cover sketch. ; B&W Photographs; 8x10; 12 pages. Very Good+.

Offered for US$ 40.00 by: Seneca Valley Books - Book number: 7433

From Antiqbook

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Princess ManyFlowers and daughter Lois

This is a picture from 1953 of my grandmother, Princess ManyFlowers, and my mother, Lois Wilson nee Vanderheyden.