Connecticut Native Americans

Yes, I know, we are just trying to sell a book?

However, this time there are a good number of eye opening statements for the rest of Indian country and the rest of Mother Earth!

Yes, I did do a lot of cutting and pasting on this posting, why not?

If we can remember to set aside the fact that not one person on the cover of her book is an Eastern Woodland American Native from the New England area and that nothing was mentioned as to if she has any of the blood, I do like some of the things that she was able to dig up about our past?

Connecticut scholar’s book on Native Americans paints fuller portrait

By Kathryn Boughton

http://www.registercitizen.com/articles/2013/05/01/entertainment/doc51813bd25c942213445200.txt

Archaeology Dr. Lavin recently published Connecticut’s Indigenous Peoples

http://anthropology.as.nyu.edu/object/anthroalumni.luciannelavin

That said I am so pleased to see that it was written by a teacher of both  archaeology and anthropology, so many times it is just one or the other? For most modern Connecticut residents, the history of the state began in 1614 with the Dutch or 1630’s with the English, this ignores the more than 10 millennia of Native American occupation before Block’s cruise up the Quinnetukut (Connecticut) river. “When people think of Indians, they tend to think of Western Indians,” she, Dr. Lavin, said  “They have been so much less acculturated in the West—a lot of those Indians never even saw a white man before 1900 and didn’t speak English.”In the East,400 years of genocide, prejudice, cultural indoctrination, intermarriage and dispersal of homelands, most Easterners do not recognize the Indians in their midst. “Misconceptions about ‘historical’ Native Americans abound. Specifically, they include the erroneous notions that all indigenous people moved west to get away from the Europeans or died out from the effects of warfare and disease.” She finds the strictures imposed by the U.S. government on Indian tribes trying to receive federal recognition of their historic status to be ludicrous. Proving genealogical descent can be difficult when dealing with societies that did not keep written records. In addition, there was much movement among the tribes, especially after they began to be dispersed by warfare with the whites.

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New England Tribal Veterans Honor Song, except for that one headdress, an elder veteran, let it pass?

You will notice the respect for the flag, bowed heads respect for Creator, skins as in Woodland natives and the warrior protecting our MIA‘s, elders and veterans from the rear?

One of many veteran songs

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