December 21, 1990 |
George Catlin (1796-1872), a native of Wilkes-Barre, was the first American artist to paint realistic scenes of American Indian life. He made nearly 600 such paintings during five extended trips through the Midwest between 1830 and 1836. A group of 50 Catlin paintings from the National Gallery of Art has gone on view at the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington as a companion show to a traveling exhibition of 130 pieces of American Indian art from the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami.
May 17, 1989 |
Fashion-conscious New Jerseyans will receive a stylistic boost tailor-made for those looking for inexpensive but unique items of clothing. The Powhatan-Renape Nation will hold its sixth annual fashion show and luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Rankokus Indian Reservation on Rancocas-Mount Holly Road in Westampton. The fashion show, which begins at 1 p.m., will feature styles that draw upon traditional American Indian patterns and designs. The clothing is designed by Ardina Moore, owner of Buckskin to Silk, a small Miami, Okla.
May 23, 1992 |
Art glass, American Indian artifacts and industrial-strength gold chains from that increasingly popular consigner, the district attorney's office, will be offered at a variety of sales next week - including two on Monday, Memorial Day. That is when the art glass will be offered at the Arp Auction Co., 156 Fallsington Ave., Tullytown, starting at 10 a.m. Perhaps the most important piece is a Duffner and Kimberly leaded lamp on a Gorham base...
July 14, 1993 |
The U.S. women's basketball team has scarcely received half the attention focused on the U.S. men at the World University Games. But owing to the ball-hawking presence of Ryneldi Becenti, a 5-foot-7 point guard and an all-American in every sense of the term, the U.S. women are 4-1 and satisfying fans in two nations. One, of course, is the United States. The other is the 200,000-member Navajo nation of northern Arizona, headquartered on the Fort Defiance reservation, where Becenti lived with her American Indian family until she was 18 years old. That's when basketball took Becenti to college and the challenge of a new, big-city culture.
December 7, 2003 |
Sandy Sandy remembers the day, 19 months ago, when she got an e-mail from Kansas signed "Chief Two Bears Standing. " "I see you are being led by the ancestors," he wrote after viewing her cave-art style on the Internet. Sandy, a Tabernacle watercolorist born Sandra Sandy, thanked him for the compliment, but replied that she was not American Indian. The chief - who recently retired from his post with the intertribal Red Nation of the Cherokee - was doubtful and encouraged her to research her genealogy.
June 20, 1993 |
On the day of longest light, the pagans would gather on plains, in forests, round bonfires, in sweat lodges, and celebrate the shift of the seasons. Druids at Stonehenge. Witches in Europe. American Indians. The sun would rise and arc across the sky, and early peoples would rejoice that winter was dead at last, that summer had arrived in all its fruitfulness. "They saw this one special time as a kind of fulfillment of the yearly passage and setting up the yearly promise," says University of Pennsylvania folklorist Roger Abrahams.
December 5, 2013 |
A federal court in Minnesota has ordered a Montgomery County company that provides check-cashing and other financial services in American Indian casinos to repay $5.62 million plus 10 percent annual interest to a Minnesota tribe. Money Centers of America Inc., of King of Prussia, had a contract under which it received cash advances from Corporate Commission of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians to supply cash to gamblers in two casinos. Money Centers was supposed to repay the advances within a certain number of days, but over three years, starting in 2009, it fell behind.
July 2, 1999 |
Wenonah Historical Society officers Jane Ramsay (left) and Lucy Schulz gather, in Ramsay's home, photos and artifacts that will be displayed from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday in the Community Center. American Indian and Wenonah Military Academy items will be included.
January 29, 2015 |
JOYCE SAPP was curious about her family background, and discovered that she had some Apache back there. And she joined with a man who had Cherokee in his family background. A lot of African-Americans discover some American Indian ancestry if they care to dig deeply into it. And Joyce did. Her interest in both American Indian and African-American history became a passion, and she enjoyed reading about it and passing her knowledge on to her children and grandchildren. Joyce D. Sapp, who worked for many years in nursing homes, mostly in the suburbs where she found satisfaction in helping senior citizens, died of cancer on Jan. 21. She was 69 and was living in Atlanta, but had lived most of her life in West Philadelphia.
November 4, 2005
An Oct. 10 article on the Commentary Page asserted that the basis of the term Indian, as in "American Indian," was not related to the word India, which (the article stated) Columbus did not know. In fact, Columbus' passport from Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain sent him "toward the regions of India," and in a letter written during his return trip, Columbus used the word India six times and the word Indians four times to describe the inhabitants of the lands he visited.