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The primary unit of government among the Cherokee was the town. Each town—perhaps 50 at the time of first European contact—was autonomous. The government of each town was not tied to the ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 11 comments on Tue Jan 27, 2015 at 08:00 AM PST with 33 Recommends
At the beginning of the eighteenth century the Cherokee were not a single political nation, but a linguistic and cultural grouping of about 50 villages. Dragging Canoe was born about 1730 somewhere ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Dec 29, 2014 at 08:13 AM PST with 34 Recommends
The Eastern Cherokee Band's land will not be home to fracking operations for the foreseeable future. “The Eastern Band of Cherokees will not ...
by Walter Einenkel
Comment Count 35 comments on Tue Oct 28, 2014 at 01:09 PM PDT with 104 Recommends
Glad to see this guy go: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/08/06/5089754/art-pope-stepping-down-as-north.html#.U-...
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 19 comments on Thu Aug 07, 2014 at 08:00 AM PDT with 24 Recommends
In 1836, under the terms of the Treaty of New Echota, the Cherokee were given a narrow strip of land some 225 miles long and 60 miles wide in what would later become Oklahoma. This strip of land, ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 7 comments on Thu Apr 24, 2014 at 08:11 AM PDT with 41 Recommends
Ray Sixkiller is back for his weekly scamper around the headlines. I am informed by a comment thread on another diary that I'd best explain myself more often. I cannot paste the whole column here ...
by swrussel
Comment Count 18 comments on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 11:12 AM PST with 3 Recommends
This is to announce that the new Ray Sixkiller column is up, and I've got a little back story for you. I've mentioned before that I have little control over what goes in the head or what picture ...
by swrussel
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri Feb 28, 2014 at 11:02 AM PST with 4 Recommends
The Iroquoian language family, found in the Eastern Woodlands Culture Area, includes the languages of the League of Five Nations (Oneida, Onondaga, Mohawk, Seneca, and Cayuga), Nottoway, Tuscarora, ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 19 comments on Tue Feb 25, 2014 at 08:50 AM PST with 51 Recommends
This posting comes from a judicial conference in Galveston, where I was just grossed out by a Republican audience reaction I will be writing about when I get home. I post now just to get it up ...
by swrussel
Comment Count 10 comments on Fri Feb 21, 2014 at 09:26 AM PST with 2 Recommends
Cousin Ray Sixkiller is back with rather grim headlines. Something happened to my "like" counter last week, but my editor assured me the clicks were OK. Don't be alarmed by the scary stuff. I don'...
by swrussel
Comment Count 1 comments on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 11:26 AM PST with 5 Recommends
Since its founding, the United States, and particularly the states that compose it, has been uncomfortable with having Indians nations within its boundaries. Motivated by a combination of greed, ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue Feb 11, 2014 at 08:29 AM PST with 45 Recommends
It's that time again, and I'm back with Cousin Ray Sixkiller's take on the week's news. I know I'm doomed in terms of equalling last week's web traffic because that polar bear cub in the Toronto ...
by swrussel
Comment Count 1 comments on Fri Jan 24, 2014 at 10:22 AM PST with 1 Recommend
My Cousin Ray Sixkiller is back for his weekly scamper though the news from an American Indian point of view. As usual, I appreciate likes from those who in fact like it and forwards to people who ...
by swrussel
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Jan 17, 2014 at 10:40 AM PST with 4 Recommends
By 1830, the American government had decided that American Indians had no place in the United States and passed legislation calling for their removal to lands west of the Mississippi River. As a ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Jan 14, 2014 at 08:38 AM PST with 35 Recommends
Cousin Ray Sixkiller is in the house. Please visit when you get a chance and like it if you like it, forward as appropriate, etc. Oh, and don't miss the sound track. Got a great sound track this ...
by swrussel
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 12:25 PM PST with 5 Recommends
Following their removal in 1839 to what would later become Oklahoma, the Cherokee Nation was divided into two basic factions: the Treaty Party made up of those who had moved from their homelands in ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 12 comments on Thu Dec 26, 2013 at 08:43 AM PST with 56 Recommends
It's that time again when I normally come here to beg for clicks and forewords and likes & etc. I must confess that it's become less urgent now. I've been hired to continue this. It remains my ...
by swrussel
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri Dec 20, 2013 at 09:38 AM PST with 1 Recommend
My Kossack friends know that I am not shy about begging for clicks if I really need them, and I want to report to those people who clicked on my humor column, "How Did I Miss That ?", that it ...
by swrussel
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Dec 16, 2013 at 08:59 PM PST with 3 Recommends
It's that time of the week again, when I beg my Kossack friends to click over to How Did I Miss That? and forward it to others. Reason being, I get to keep doing it as long as it brings in eyeballs ...
by swrussel
Comment Count 8 comments on Sat Dec 07, 2013 at 08:34 AM PST with 6 Recommends
Thoughts on judicial elections from a retired Texas trial court judge, who still hears cases when assigned, but gets few assignments because he was elected as a Democrat and the state has gone ...
by swrussel
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Dec 03, 2013 at 06:29 AM PST with 5 Recommends