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The diversity of Native American languages

The diversity of Native American languages

When driving across the state of Wyoming, you may pass through places like Cheyenne, Meeteetse, Ten Sleep or Medicine Bow. Those towns all vary in location and sizes, but they all have one similar characteristic – they bear names that trace their roots to Native American languages.  While English and Spanish are predominate languages in… Continue Reading

Continuing Culture, Fashion, Tradition and Music

Continuing Culture, Fashion, Tradition and Music

Culture The total population of individuals who identify themselves as American Indian or Alaska Natives is just 0.9 percent of the U.S. population.  The number of individuals who identify themselves as American Indian or Alaska Natives in combination with other races is just 1.7 percent of the population. Yet in recent years — and aided… Continue Reading

THE ELVIS OLD BULL STORY

THE ELVIS OLD BULL STORY

Storytelling is one of the most important elements of Native American culture. It’s a way to pass down history, heritage and customs. It’s a way to preserve a culture that was forced to relocate numerous times. Mary Rajotte wrote for brighthubeducation.com that Native Americans “use storytelling to pass myths down to future generations.” One of… Continue Reading

Key figures in local Native American history

Key figures in local Native American history

Crazy Horse  (c. 1843-1877) According to the Crazy Horse Memorial history of the man, in 1876 Crazy Horse led a band of Lakota warriors against Custer’s 7th U.S. Cavalry battalion. Crazy Horse was a member of the Teton Sioux Tribe. According to the history recorded by the monument, in 1877 under a flag of truce,… Continue Reading

Supaman

Supaman

There’s a stigma that comes with hip-hop music. It’s a stigma that aims a negative light on the culture of rap music. Rapper Killer Mike and University of Richmond assistant professor Erik Nielson co-penned an op-ed for USA Today in 2015 discussing the issue. “No other fictional form — musical, literary or cinematic — is… Continue Reading

A recreation destination — SC provides access to outdoors, gear

A recreation destination — SC provides access to outdoors, gear

Sheridan College is a community college. The emphasis, at least for Julie Davidson, the school’s director of recreation and outdoor education, is on the community part. When Sheridan College purchased Spear-O-Wigwam in 2011, it kick started what both Davidson and the school hoped would be a wide array of outdoor opportunities. Spear-O was the catalyst.… Continue Reading

A history of exploration

A history of exploration

Sheridan, Dayton and Clearmont are certainly not large cities or towns. But they are big enough that each day is still filled with jobs, people, hustle, noise and bustle. They are big enough that a flower by the sidewalk often goes unnoticed and the song of a bird gets swallowed up in the sound of… Continue Reading

History alive and well

History alive and well

Though it may seem like a forgotten place with solemn headstones and occasional flower bouquets left by loved ones, the cemetery in Sheridan is full of thousands of vibrant stories about thousands of real people that reflect not only the city’s history but what it is today. “Progress wasn’t of a monetary value,” Sheridan High… Continue Reading

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