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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Contributions - MOST COMPLETE LIST ON THIS SITE

CONTRIBUTION ACTIVITY FROM COURSE
A Sampling (health, sports, inventions, resources, government, medicine, architecture, business, and food)
Questions/Answer Game (based on "A Sampling" above)
 
FOODS (Wikipedia - food originating in the Americas)
Detailed Food Explanations with Some History and Culture Background
Agave
Amaranth
Arrowroot
Avocado
Beans (14 varieties)  How to cook
Berries and Grapes

Brandy (made from corn)
Cassava
Chocolate (Cacao)
Codfish
Corn (How could the Romans have used corn?)
Cotton
Cranberries
Jerky
Maple Sugar and Syrup
Papaya
Peanuts
Pecans
Pemmican
Pineapples
Popcorn
Potatoes (all, including white and sweet)
Pumpkins
Quinoa
Quinine
Squash
Strawberries
Tapioca (Manioc/Cassava)
Tomatoes
Turkeys
Vanilla
Walnuts
Watermelon
Wild Rice

RECIPES
Native American Recipes
Links to Cuisine 
Ancient Foods Born Again
Made from the Land - Lactose Intolerance

TECHNIQUES (PRACTICES), TECHNOLOGY & INVENTIONS
Posters (technology and food)
Abacus
Barbecue
Baskets
Cataract surgery
Clam bakes
Clothing manufacture
Daily bathing
Farming methods
Hammocks
Irrigation systems
Medicines
Needle with “eye”
Plant dyes
Syringes
Vulcanization
10 Inventions That Changed the World http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/06/29/10-native-inventions-and-innovations-changed-world-155541?page=0%2C2

INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE EXCELLED IN THEIR FIELDS
Jim Thorpe (athlete)
Billy Mills (athlete)
Johnny Bench (athlete)
Charles Curtis (vice president of U.S.)
Maria Tallchief (ballerina)
Johnny Cash (entertainer)
Buffy St. Marie (musician)
Will Rogers (entertainer)

OUR HISTORICAL HEROES Fought for Native People to retain culture and land
CONTEMPORARY ROLE MODELS Leaders
Crazy Horse
Wovoka
Wilma Mankiller
Sitting Bull
Geronimo
Lone Wolf
Matacom (King Phillip)
Tecumseh
Sequoyah
Seathl
Nancy Ward
Red Jacket

PRODUCTS
Canoe
Cat’s Cradle
Cigars
Coonskin caps
Cradle boards (baby carriers)
Fringed buckskin jacket
Kayak
Lacrosse
Moccasins
Mukluks
Pipe smoking
Rubber
Shelters
Soaps & shampoos
Snowshoes
Tipi
Tobacco
Toboggan
Tomahawk

NATIVE AMERICAN WORDS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Caribou
Chinook
Chipmunk
Cougar
Flathead
Hurricane - more information about the Zemis (gods and goddesses) here.
Mahogany
Miami
Milwaukee
Moccasin
Moose
Opossum
Ottawa
Pocatello
Seattle
Skunk
Spokane
Wichita
Woodchuck
Yakima

There'd Be No U.S.A. Without Native Warriors
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/07/23/thered-be-no-american-without-native-warriors
     For over 200 years Native Americans have had the highest record of service in the US military per capita when compared to other ethnic groups. This leaves little doubt regarding the patriotism, love of land, family and warrior spirit that still remains.
     Not only have they served in every war, battle and conflict in support of America—their fearless resolve was first on display in the countless ‘Indian wars’ against Europeans in defense of tribal sovereignty and independence.

Films

Taino (Arawak) Contributions:  see video below







AND, you might want to do "REVERSE CONTRIBUTIONS" to show what what the Native Americans received from Europeans. Here are some examples:
  • An interesting summary of Columbus's four voyages with a connection to the 2010 Lunar Eclipse on Solstice, and his contribution of "ship worms" to Europe.