The Mighty Bison Returns to Cherokee Nation
It has been 40 years since bison roamed Cherokee Nation land, but that is about to change.
This week the tribe will get a herd from Badlands National Park in South Dakota, according to a media release from the tribe, with another 10 coming mid-month from Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota. The tribe also may acquire a small herd of Yellowstone bison.
Lewis Tewanima ~ Hopi Tribe
Hopi tribal member Lewis Tewanima (1888-1969) is famous in American history for winning a Silver Medal for the United States in the 10,000-meter footrace at the 1912 Summer Olympics, Games of the V Olympiad, in Stockholm, Sweden.
Lewis Tewanima was also a standout Carlisle school Native American Indian athlete who competed alongside such early 20th century Olympic sports legends as Jim Thorpe (Sac & Fox Indian).
Ellison “Tarzan” Brown ~ Narragansett Indian Tribe
Narragansett tribal member Ellison Myers Brown (1914-1975) is famous in American history for winning two Boston Marathon foot races in 1936 and 1939.
The photo of Uncle Tarzan wearing the headdress was taken around 1939 and used in a magazine called “PIC”. I am not certain, but I believe it was a magazine about running, as a sport. I am not sure if the headdress was passed on through family or if he actually traded or sold it in exchange for food, money or something else to help provide for his family.
Town in Maine approves new name for road after controversy
The town of Wiscasset, Maine, approved a new name for a road after the original choice generated controversy.
The road will be known as Micmac Drive. The previous name came from the local school’s old mascot and drew criticism from leaders of the Penobscot Nation.