Saginaw Chippewa Rock Carvings Need Saved in Michigan

mathias | June 7, 2011

The only known site of indigenous sandstone rock carvings in Michigan – the Sanilac Petroglyphs – which were possibly made by the Anishinabek in that region several centuries prior – are poorly protected from the elements and people carving their initials next to them after “The Great Thumb Fire” of 1881 burned up the grass [...]

Horse Language

mathias | March 24, 2011

Reportedly, in addition to having Plains Indian Sign Language, various signals like smoke signals, mirror signals, drum beat codes, fire arrows, and so forth Plains Indians were very good at reading animal body language, particularly that of horses, which ties into differences in their treatment of horses than Western treatment. Take the workshop on this [...]

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