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List of Native American Female Artists

List of Native American Female Artists

When talking about American art, it is impossible to leave out American Indian contributions to this genre. Using a variety of media from wood, clay, stone, found objects, paints and beads, American Indians have created and used art for both ornamental and functional purposes for thousands of years.......[Read More]
The History of the Japanese Paper Lantern Festival

The History of the Japanese Paper Lantern Festival

Urabon, also known as "Festival of the Dead" or "Feast of Lanterns," is an annual summer event in which the Japanese honor deceased ancestors. The name probably comes from the Sanskrit "Avalambana," which relates to "All Souls Day." The festival, dating back centuries, celebrates what is believed to......[Read More]
What Are the Black Beads From Hawaii Called?

What Are the Black Beads From Hawaii Called?

The large black beads seen in Hawaii leis and jewelry are made from a hollowed out nut. The kukui nuts are an important symbol for the Hawaiian people, and were once used in ceremonial jewelry. Today, as a native and ethnic product, they make a popular souvenir for tourists who visit the islands.......[Read More]
Tantric Massage

Tantric Massage

TANTRIC MASSAGE It 's a special combination of massage, sexual energy and spirituality. and e 'is divided into two types: 1) tantra sensual (without intimate massage) 2) tantra erotic (with intimate massage) In tantra does ... ......[Read More]
About the 1970's

About the 1970's

The decade of the 1970's has been rehashed since it came to an end. It's idolized as a time of the hippie. It was, in fact, a time that celebrated the culture, although it began to die off as the conclusion the decade neared. Peace, love and understanding stood for more than just the title of a song......[Read More]
Top African American Baby Names

Top African American Baby Names

African-American baby names often reflect culture, creativity and an affinity for the exotic.baby boy image by hannahfelicity from Fotolia.comPopular African-American male names often invoke an image of power, symbolism or pride in an individual or idea while their female counterparts.........[Read More]
What Kind of Climate Did the Clatsop Indians Live In?

What Kind of Climate Did the Clatsop Indians Live In?

The Clastop tribe of the Pacific Northwest lived between the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean, in what later became the state of Oregon. The tribe shared the same language as the Chinook, as they were relatives. The renowned explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark chronicled their meetings ......[Read More]
How to Engrave Monuments

How to Engrave Monuments

A combination of sandblasting and hand carving produces permanent engravings on granite memorials. It is vital to follow the steps carefully because portions of the stone not properly covered can create unwanted sandblasted areas. Once the memorial is blasted it is literally "written in stone" and d......[Read More]
Black Voters in Voting History

Black Voters in Voting History

The rights of black voters throughout history have been mandated by a number of laws but also stripped by the actions of individuals and communities around the nation. Despite legislative efforts over the course of American history, African-Americans have faced a variety of challenges in their effor......[Read More]
How to Celebrate Hindu Kumbh Mela

How to Celebrate Hindu Kumbh Mela

Kumbh Mela is the largest religious gathering in the world. A Hindu tradition, it is held four times every twelve years and rotates among the four locations: Allahabad, Haridwar, Ujjain and Nasi. Each location is situated on the banks of sacred waters. Kumbh Mela is known for its gathering of Hindu......[Read More]
The History Of Wedding Dress

The History Of Wedding Dress

When planning your wedding, although it is an incredibly long list of things, both large and small, but fortunately, the big things are actually quite a few. You need a place, a caterer, a wedding ... ......[Read More]
How to Tie a Japanese Obi Sash

How to Tie a Japanese Obi Sash

The Kimono has a centuries long history in Japan, dating all the way back to the Heian period. More than a style of dress, the Kimono with its flowing fabric and beautiful obi sash was, and remains, an artistic statement as well. Here is a simple way to tie an obi sash and do justice to the gorgeous......[Read More]
Merchant Marines Information

Merchant Marines Information

The Merchant Marine Act of 1936 was enacted to "further the development and maintenance of an adequate and well-balanced American merchant marine, to promote the commerce of the United States, to aid in the national defense, to repeal certain former legislation." The U.S. Merchant Marine consists ......[Read More]
About Whaling in the 1800s

About Whaling in the 1800s

American whaling in the 1800s was a large, organized industry that reaped huge profits for whaling company owners and port towns. The whaling industry provided many necessities for consumer use, and demand was high for whale byproducts like whale oil to light lamps and make candles in a pre-electric......[Read More]
Circus Sideshows in the 1900s

Circus Sideshows in the 1900s

Sideshows toured the U.S. throughout the 20th century, typically associated with traveling circuses and carnivals. Sideshows would generally feature acts such as weightlifting "strongmen," bearded ladies, little people and people and animals afflicted with various physical deformities. By the 1970s,......[Read More]
The History of the Cherokee People

The History of the Cherokee People

The Cherokee Nation is believed to have been one of the largest and most advanced people of the Indian nations in the United States by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The Cherokee people were a fierce and highly self-sufficient nation. (see resources below).

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How to Locate a Person in the Cherokee Nation

How to Locate a Person in the Cherokee Nation

Finding someone in the Cherokee Nation can be quite a difficult task. The Cherokee Nation is located within the borders of Oklahoma, so that is the region in which someone is to be found. The Cherokee Nation will not find people for you, so you will have to do a lot of the work and research yourself......[Read More]
Navajo Pottery Firing Methods

Navajo Pottery Firing Methods

Navajo pots are often plain and undecorated.making pottery image by Avesun from Fotolia.comThe Navajo (Dine) are the biggest Native American tribe in the country. Although more renowned for their weaving techniques, the Navajo are also known for interesting and distinctive pottery. In.........[Read More]
Foreign Night Clubs in Rochester, New York

Foreign Night Clubs in Rochester, New York

Midnight tango dancing is offered in Rochester for those who know where to look.dancing shoe (2) image by TiG from Fotolia.comThough Rochester, New York, is home to a number of hot nightclubs, few specialize in foreign culture or entertainment. However, the city does host a few foreign.........[Read More]
Atlanta Magazines List

Atlanta Magazines List

Atlanta magazines cover the best of the city in dining, arts, culture and entertainment.different magazines studio isolated on white image by dinostock from Fotolia.comThe city of Atlanta has over a dozen magazines dedicated to the capital city. Readers can discover the best places for.........[Read More]