Natives

While checking for information about the Natives of North America, you can use the search bar for the keyword to locate more stories for that year or tribe. Most Recent Articles on the bottom.   Announcement: We have an Old Native Bison Skull that we need help in researching. Please take a look and let us know if you can help. Any information would be greatly appriciated. Thank you. Native Painted Bison Skull.   Native languages was the source for most of the buffalo/bison terms below. In Plains Indian languages in general, male and female buffaloes are distinguished, with each … Read more

Carrizo Comecrudo

  The proper Texan Term for Bison is “Wakate Mete’l” Bison Spirit Bison in Esto’k gna is said WAKATE( wah kaha te). Esto’k gna is the name of the people that give me my Identity. In the English and Spanish Language, we are called Carrizo/Comecrudo. We are named by those that new little about us, because of our Lifeways. We lived in “Reed” house called Wama’k, so the Spaniards used the word Carrizo. Later the after Mexico got it independence from Spain, the Mexican people called us Comecrudo or “eats raw” in English, mainly for eating man raw vegetables. Again … Read more

1881

<< Previous  Next>>     Steuben Republican Angola, Indiana Jan 12 1881 IN THE INDIAN COUNTRY (extract) by General Jason S. Brisbin, U.S.A. (At North Platte crossing the Republican River) The Indians had encamped in the grove not long before our arrival, in many of the frames of their lodges were still standing, some of them seeming to have been but recently abandoned. The frames were made of poles, stuck in the ground, the tops being bent over and fastened together with pieces of rawhide. Some had both ends of the poles driven into the ground, the middle being bent … Read more