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Favorite Web Sites
collected by Paul and Vicki
Oceti Sakowin Camp
Oceti Sakowin Camp is a unified encampment of Water Protectors dedicated to protecting our land and water against the Dakota Access Pipeline. We value assuring the welfare of all people by honoring human rights, treaties, agreements, and cultures. Our goal is to peacefully and prayerfully defend our rights, and rise up as one to sustain Mother Earth and her inhabitants.
Osage Nation Foundation
The mission of the Osage Nation Foundation is to promote and enhance the general welfare of the people of the Osage Nation by supporting cultural, educational, health, historical, community and other appropriate activities and programs.
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center
The mission of the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is to advance and share knowledge of the human experience through archaeological research, education programs, and partnerships with American Indians.
Choctaw History, Life and Culture
These articles were taken from various sources and are individually referenced if known. Many are from articles in the Choctaw Nation newspaper called the Bishinik or from its predecessor Hello Choctaw. Much of their info was taken in part from older texts and books; many that were long out of print. I gathered this information for my children and grandchildren so that they may appreciate the Choctaw part of their heritage. I hope that others may also benefit from reading about their ancestors and begin to see the Choctaw Nation’s part in the history of America.
Akwesasne Boys & Girls Club
We are a non-profit after school program serving community children ages 6 - 20 and their families since 2001. Our Mission: "To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring community members" ABGC is a member organization of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development
The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. With over 40 years of assisting American Indian Tribes and their enterprises with business and economic development – we have evolved into the largest national Indian specific business organization in the nation. We take our motto, “Putting Indian Country To Work” to heart literally and are actively engaged in helping Tribal Nations and Native business people realize their entrepreneurial goals.

Cherokee Nation Technologies
Cherokee Nation Technologies serves commercial and government clients with time-tested solutions that increase client effectiveness through the intelligent use of technology. CNT delivers best-value IT solutions by partnering with its clients to help them achieve their goals.
War Drums of the 1800’s, Warriors of the Sioux, Arikara, Mandan and Hidatsa speak of their Battles
A rare and deeply personal look into the lives of Dakota Indian warriors during the mid to late 1800’s. These elders come alive in these original interviews preserved and compiled by Col. A.B. Welch. Illustrated with over 75 fully annotated photographs, you can’t help but be moved by the beauty and charisma of these people. “War Drums” was written by Col. Welch in 1924. This manuscript records his conversations with old warriors of the Sioux, Arikara, Mandan and Hidatsa tribes. Welch’s writings are essentially unedited. The stories are presented in their original order.
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Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan, an iconic American folk musician and poet, was born Robert Zimmerman in 1941. In 1999, Dylan was included in Time Magazine’s TIME 100 list of the most important people of the 20th Century. In 2008, the Pulitzer Prize jury awarded Dylan a “special citation for his profound impact on popular music and American culture.” And recently, Dylan became the first musician to be awarded the Nobel Literature Prize.
Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan's official site (created by Sony Music Entertainment) includes a calendar of tour dates, a complete discography, and a listing of songs including when they were first played, last played, and how many times they've been played on tour. There's also a news section with links to external news and magazine articles about Dylan.
New Yorker: Bob Dylan, the Beat Generation, and Allen Ginsberg's America
The New Yorker publishes an excerpt from the 2010 book "Bob Dylan in America," by the historian Sean Wilentz. "Dylan's continuing link to the Beat generation, though, came chiefly through his friend and sometime mentor Allen Ginsberg. Dylan's link with Ginsberg dated back to the end of 1963, a pivotal moment in the lives and careers of both men."
Rolling Stone: Bob Dylan
This archive includes all of Rolling Stone's articles about Bob Dylan, dating back to 1968, including Dylan's recent response to winning the Noble Prize for Literature. "'The news about the Nobel Prize left me speechless,' Dylan told the Swedish Academy. 'I appreciate the honor so much.' Dylan added, 'If I accept the prize? Of course.'"
Spotify: Artist: Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan's music can be played for free on Spotify in a browser, or via their smart phone app. The collection includes albums that can be shuffled, and radio channels that play his music along with similar artists. Next to the Overview tab, you'll find Related Artists, and a Biography. Premium members get even more features (such as the ability to play specific songs).

Wall Street Journal: Yes, Bob Dylan Deserves the Nobel Prize
"For those who endorse awarding Bob Dylan the Nobel Prize in Literature, the question might be: Why did the Swedish Academy wait so long? For those who oppose: A songwriter? But there is never an expiration date on the acknowledgment of excellence, and Mr. Dylan is much more than a songwriter... But no one who knows Mr. Dylan's work and its impact on his and subsequent generations of authors and composers can dispute its high quality."

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Thanksgiving Table Crafts
These kid-friendly Thanksgiving table decorations will not only brighten up your holiday home, but will also get the kids involved in preparing the dinner table. Whether you choose to do these projects before the holiday, or as a Thanksgiving day activity, there are crafts for all skill levels included in this week’s collection.
Artists Helping Children: Thanksgiving Table Decorations Crafts for Kids
"The best decorations as always been the hand-made/home-made decorations (maybe because it comes from the heart). A few ideas for Thanksgiving include mini haystack or fall leaf place card holders, a platter of fruits and vegetables or a big pumpkin as the table centerpiece." Crafts described include a felt cornucopia for silverware, a "give thanks" yarn turkey, haystack placeholders and walnut shell napkin rings.
Danielle's Place: Thanksgiving Crafts and Activities for Kids
Although Danielle's Place primarily features bible-based crafts, these Thanksgiving crafts are suitable for families of all faiths. Highlights include several paper-plate turkeys, a cute napkin holder, and a leaf wreath. Many of the illustrated crafts include printable templates to cut, color and glue, although a few of the printable items are only available to paying members. Thanksgiving Crafts
With twenty-three illustrated crafts, you are sure to find something to delight your kids. How about a Waste Not Pilgrim? "Turn garbage and recycled goods into fun and adorable crafts. This whimsical Pilgrim woman was fashioned from a plastic condiment bottle, a little felt, tempera paint, and lots of imagination." Or try your hand at a turkey made from colored (or painted) craft sticks.
Free Kids Crafts: Thanksgiving Crafts
"Kids know that Thanksgiving is not just turkeys! You'll find Native American crafts, place settings to make and even simple recipes for kids. It is a time for giving Thanks for all the good things in our life." One craft that caught my eye was the Bubble Wrap Indian Corn, where bubble wrap is dipped in white and yellow paint and then pressed onto corn-shaped construction paper. Sounds like so much fun. Who can resist playing with bubble wrap?

Parenting: 20+ Easy Thanksgiving Crafts and Activities for Kids
Save paper cup holders from your favorite coffee shop, and turn them into Mayflowers using construction paper and coffee stirrers. Or turn a bag of feathers into exotic looking place mats.

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