red tailed comet
(photo by glenn bartley)
Sappho sparganura (Trochilidae) - South American
Mescalero Apache Tribe seeks Congressional bill for land swap
The Mescalero Apache Tribe of New Mexico is pursuing a land swap through an act of Congress.
The tribe wants to acquire 400 acres within Lincoln National Forest. The land is currently being used for Ski Apache, a tribal venture.
"The greatest challenge for Native people in the 21st century is to remember we are the children of Prophets, Warriors, Dreamers and Healers and the power we reclaim has little to do with profits or losses, anger or victimization or any of the other false choices presented to us. Our power lies within our languages, cultures, sacred ways and children’s spirits. All else is distraction."__Fvs Hvtke Cvpko
via Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples (post on FB).
Native History: Greed, Deception and Exile Result in 1756 Scalp Act
This Date in Native History: On April 8, 1756, “The 1756 Scalp Act was the result of close to 40 years of the Penn family lying to Delaware and Shawnees,” Pennsylvania Historian Norman Houser said. The act legalized the taking of scalps for money, paid by the Pennsylvania government. The Scalp Act passed as a means to get rid of the Delaware once and for all.
Mickey Rooney as Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1935).
Flag that flew over Native American-occupied Alcatraz