Honoring Native Americans in the armed forces

While respecting my elders, which I always well,

I will still teach a ‘freelance Writer’

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Angie, a word if I may, great coverage however please remember,

“Clowns wear Costume’s, Native American’s wear Regalia.”

Remember, just teaching?

Meyers dressed in Native American costume

—(Regalia)—

Angie Birdsall is a freelance writer who primarily covers Constantine.

Messenger of the Great Spirit - Tonya Meyers honored all Native Americans who served in the armed forces by marching in the Memorial Day parade on Monday in Constantine. She has roots in the Miami tribe. Her tribal name is “Tisqua” which means “messenger of the Great Spirit.” Photo provided by Angie Birdsall

Messenger of the Great Spirit – Tonya Meyers honored all Native Americans who served in the armed forces by marching in the Memorial Day parade on Monday in Constantine. She has roots in the Miami tribe. Her tribal name is “Tisqua” which means “messenger of the Great Spirit.”
Photo provided by Angie Birdsal

By Angie Birdsall

June 2, 2016

CONSTANTINE

Tonya Meyers, who has roots in the Miami nation, honored all Native Americans who served in the armed forces by marching in the Memorial Day parade on Monday in Constantine.

“They seem to be forgotten, but they played an important role in our country’s history,” she said.

Meyer’s tribal name is “Tisqua,” a derivative of “Tishanta,” which means “messenger of the Great Spirit.”

“My grandfather John Lowell was in World War II, and received the Purple Heart, and my great-grandfather was a scout in the Civil War,” she said.

“I made my outfit out of white doe skin over 30 years ago, and I carry a spirit feather drum. I do spirit fires, honorary prayers for people in need,” she said.

Meyers is an ex-hospice nurse with 30 years experience, and participates in Indian cultural events, and has visited the Earth Song Peace Chamber spiritual center in Three Rivers.

The Miami are a Native American nation originally speaking one of the Algonquian languages. Among the Great Lakes tribes, they occupied territory in Indiana, southwest Michigan and western Ohio. The name Miami is derived from “Myaamia” or “downstream people.” Scholars say the Miami call themselves the Twightwee, an onomatopoeic reference to their sacred bird the sandhill crane. The early Miami had a maize-based agriculture and engaged in hunting. Warfare and social disruption had contributed to the decimation of the Native American populations, but a major factor were fatalities from infectious diseases for which they had no immunity. This is believed to have reduced populations by up to 90 percent.

Angie Birdsall is a freelance writer who primarily covers Constantine.

http://www.threeriversnews.com/articles/2016/06/02/news/local_news/doc575030c3621f6210353173.txt

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