Tag Archives: Native American

Native Wisdom….

L/R–John Redbird Smith, Redbird Smith, Bluford Sixkiller, Oce Hogshooter….Taken at Redbird Smith Ceremonial Grounds near Vian, OK. Redbird Smith (1850–1918) was a Cherokee traditionalist and political activist. In November of 1918, Redbird Smith passed away. He was buried with the death ceremony of the Keetowah. About a year earlier, he had wrote the following words, “I have endeavored […]

Native American History RV Vacation

For an RV camping vacation that’s a history lesson, as well, consider exploring Native American historical sites. The suggestions below represent just a few of the hundreds of places you can learn about the role of Native Americans in our nation’s history. Native American History RV Vacation – Four Corners Itinerary Where the borders of […]

Native American Blueberries, Rubel, Sunshine Blue, Jersey and Ozarkblue

Introduction Many botanists believe blueberry predecessor plants could be the most ancient fruit plants on earth. Put some in your cereal bowl for a 13,000 years old healthy treat. The extended blueberry family includes countless permutations throughout the world. From land cover varieties that grow close to the ground to vigorously growing upright plants. Every […]

American Indian Health Crisis – Diabetes, Alcoholism and Depression

“Our nation’s first inhabitants [American Indians] are suffering from among the worst health disparities in the world, and that shouldn’t be acceptable to anyone,” says Donald Warne, MD, MPH, in his article in the Winter 2008 edition of The Pain Practitioner, the official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Management. While studying for his […]

7 Native American Herbal Healing Secrets

Pic White Sage Are you aware of the fact that Native Americans lived in this country for thousands of years and never had one case of many of the common illnesses we face daily? I believe the reason they were healthier is because they lived off the land and used herbs and other plants as […]

Native American Herbal Medicine

Pic Boneset Native American herbal medicine has been used for treating common illnesses and conditions for centuries. In fact, some people still use these ancient herbal cures today. Herbal remedies were a fundamental component of the Native American culture that went far beyond treating the symptoms of illnesses and into spirituality as part of the […]

A Native American Teaching On Water

Smoky Mountains

  “Pure water is the world’s first and foremost medicine.” Slovakian proverb Our bodies are made primarily of water, as is planet earth. Yet how often do we think about our relationship with water? Or how to protect it and use it? It is universally accepted that there can be no life without water. It […]

Opioid epidemic threatens Cherokee children

Opioid epidemic threatens Cherokee children

‘We see the worst of the worst’ Kristi Eaton – Washington Post May 3 Opioid epidemic threatens Cherokee children and the Nation’s future: Nikki Baker-Limore never thought she would see anything worse than methamphetamine hit her community. But the executive director of the Indian Child Welfare Act office for the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma says […]