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Very Interesting!! My kids thought so too. May use the info for school
project.
Caroline from Canada

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> From: jerry corrigan <justbear@email.msn.com>
> To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> Subject: Re: [MOL] Little known facts about Native Americana !
> Date: November 1, 1998 12:46 PM
> 
> Lillian:  And we in Idaho have our wonderful attorney general, Larry
> Echohawk -- Kathy
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lillian Jennings <Firefly@islc.net>
> To: mol cancer <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
> Date: Sunday, November 01, 1998 12:54 PM
> Subject: [MOL] Little known facts about Native Americana !
> 
> 
> >Little Known Facts
> >Did you know that one in every 130 people living in the U.S. today is a
> >Native American?
> >
> >Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell of Colorado and Senator Daniel Akaka of
> >Hawaii are both Native Americans.
> >
> >What do the countries of Paraguay, Bolivia and Peru have in common? They
> >all have a Native American language as an official language, in addition
to
> >Spanish.
> >
> >During World War II, the Japanese army could not break the "secret code"
of
> >the U.S. Military. The "secret code" was simply a group of Navajo
> >volunteers speaking their Native American language on their field
radios!
> >
> >Did you know that the names of over half of the states in the USA came
from
> >Native American languages? For example, "Utah" is the Ute tribe's name
for
> >themselves in their language - "Oklahoma" means "red people" or "home of
> >the red people" in the Choctaw language - "Kentucky" means "planted
field"
> >in the Iroquois language.
> >
> >Washington DC, our nation's capital, is built on the banks of a river
> >called the "Potomac," which is a Native American word for "where the
goods
> >are brought in." "Miami," "Cuba" and "Chicago" are a few more examples
of
> >the many familiar names that are derived from Native American words.
> >
> >Since Christopher Columbus had never seen anyone smoking before, he was
> >very surprised to observe "Indians" holding "burning leaves" in their
> >mouths. The "Indians" called these strange things "tobacos."
> >
> >Native Americans used pine sap to help heal cuts, and they found that
witch
> >hazel tea was a good remedy for sprains and bruises.
> >
> >" Squash" comes from a Native American word, "isquoutersquash," which
means
> >"green thing eaten green."
> >
> >"Barbecue" also comes from a Native American word.
> >
> >In prehistoric times, Native Americans had developed a process by which
> >dried cactus-eating insects could be turned into red dye called
cochineal.
> >This "Indian" dye, one of the most important exports from the New World
in
> >the late 16th century and highly valued by the European cloth industry
for
> >hundreds of years, was used to dye the red British uniforms in the
> >Revolutionary War.
> >
> >In 1896, the head of the Board of Indian Commissioners said, "To bring
the
> >Indian out of savagery and into citizenship we must make him more
> >intelligently selfish. A desire for property . . . is needed to get the
> >Indian out of the blanket and into trousers - and trousers with a pocket
in
> >them, and with a pocket that aches to be filled with dollars."
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> ><Picture>
> >Recommended Books
> >
> >After Columbus - The Smithsonian Chronicle of the North American Indians
> >by Herman J. Viola,1990, the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
> >Discusses in detail the survival of Native American traditions in modern
> >times, with beautiful full-color pictures.
> >
> >Forgotten Founders - How the American Indian Helped Shape Democracy
> >by Bruce E. Johansen, 1982, the Harvard Common Press, Boston, MA.
> >A fascinating look into the sources of the U.S. Constitution that
reveals
> >the achievement of the Iroquois and gives us a fuller understanding of
our
> >heritage.
> >
> >Indian Givers - How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the World
> >by Jack Weatherford, 1988, Fawcett Columbine, New York, NY.
> >Celebrates the accomplishments of the Native Americans, and explains why
> >the world owes so much to their wisdom and knowledge.
> >
> >
> >
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