Posts under: Native American History

Eclipse Fever Has Hit the Country, But Will Native America Be Watching? – Native American Eclipse Beliefs

All we've seen for the past couple weeks now are scientists and news anchors talking about the total solar eclipse happening on Monday, August 21, 2017. Folks from all over will be descending onto small towns in America along the path of totality. But a lot of people have been...

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‘Heritage Markers: Local Native American History & Cultures’ – New Exhibit Opens!

Mitchell Museum’s New Exhibit “Heritage Markers: Local Native American History & Cultures” Opens July 21st From street signs to statues, Native American heritage is all around us. Names like “Illinois,” “Chicago,” and “Wilmette” are all derived from American Indian languages. Dotted throughout the area are markers of Native American heritage...

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Google Doodle Celebrates First Native Physician

In case you missed it over the weekend, Google Doodle once again honored an outstanding Native American. "Today’s Doodle honors the life and legacy of Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte (1865-1915), the first American Indian to earn a medical degree. Picotte grew up in Nebraska on the Omaha reservation, where...

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