this is a cool news. Thank you.
what a tradition!
I see here that everyone seems to be at each others throats. I am for one a
Navajo and preferd to be called a Native American. All us Native people are land
base meaning we didnt migrate from other countries like other nationallities.
Our Native American History is a very sensative to alot of Natives, because of
the ways our people have been treated and what we have gone through. I just home
whoever is getting this info did there studies and perhaps interview the Utah
Native Americans, because alot of our grandparents and great grandparents are
passing down our culture and history to the younger generations. They should do
it.It needs to be done because I dont want to see US Native People lose our
cultures, our Native languages and our way of life.
and we see a very stoic indian until later!
@Re Indians Still: Who is the "they" you talk about? Do you believe all Native
peoples like being called Indians? Those who came here after the Natives called
the Natives "Indians," which wasn't even true. I do believe that Natives would
prefer to be called what they are known by in their native tongue, but
apparently you are an authority on "all" Natives.@Navajo Joe: Way
to continue the stereotype and use a disparaging name in one fell swoop. That
"white man's money" you talk about originally belonged to the natives, until it
was stolen, by force and massacres, by said white man. That's something to be
proud of, I'm sure.
I think that this is an idea that should have been there all along!!! I worked
a lot with this also in homeschooling.
worth a comment
i'm fine with this as long as i keep getting the "white man's" money
(scholarships, medical, commodities, etc)
Perhaps if we all learn each others history we can get beyond the race issue.
Great article but we need more of the same.
They like being called indians. They call themselves indians. The Utes tribe
likes the University of Utah keeping the Ute name. Get a clue.
read the post on the lose of language and you'll see what's up! and this is a
proud anglo! pilgrim or not , seems wrong but true! so what to do!
@Clare: What's your point? All peoples have good and bad. You sound like
you're trying to justify what anglos did to the Natives. Hopefully I'm
wrong.@Represent: Are you really proud of your post? These were
peoples that were wronged in every way imaginable, and yet you have a gripe
about this. Tells a lot about the kind of person you must be.
I do teach about Utah's Native Americans, but I teach about all of it. The good
and the bad. The Utes were constantly kidnapping the other tribes to sell as
slaves. Yet, they also had and have a wonderful culture. I just hope the lessons
I'm just wondering when we will stop calling them Indians? Right? I learned that
was a mistake when Columbus thought he was in India. No ? I hadn't heard they
were offended or anything but how about we call them by the actual nation names?
That might help thier identitiy. Native American or Navajo. Or even indiginous.
Or is "indiginous" why "indians" still works? Just wondering...
and the representatives are already paying their own way , so dont have to
depend on anyone! nor depend on handouts as their are many who assess the
situation and know the wooden nickel of a job!
It is very progressive for the state of Utah to incorporate Native history &
Culture. Only states with high native populations teach this. This is not
revisionist history! As a Native LDS member I sincerly applaud the State of
Utah for doing this. Parents do not teach culture, they teach surrvival in an
Anglo world. Native people produce children to fight in wars and expect not to
receive benefits from the Veterans Adminstration. I hold a masters degree and
work twice as hard as my fellow citizen and only expect to be treated "half as
good" with no bitterness. I learned Indian history in high school in Oklahoma
where it was mandatory to learn pending graduation.
When is the state going to create some lesson plans that will teach my kids
about their ancient ancestral customs and the current situation their fellow
descendants now find themselves in?Oh, never mind. I forgot.This is
my responsibility. If it is really worth teaching their own culture should be
doing it. Maybe Yeah Right should learn a little about personal responsibility
and pay their own way to whatever thing they want to represent.
This curriculum is very important for students to learn, and is past due.The KUED documentary referred to in the article, “We Shall
Remain,” is superb. See if it is available at your library, or purchase
the DVD — it’s well worth it.As Professor Matthew Basso
said, "The history of Utah, and indeed of the United States, looks significantly
different when viewed from the Indian perspective." PS. Thanks for
including the interactive web site.
and the natives themselves nowadays don't play fair amongst themselves...case in
pt ..the trip to british columbia did not showcase utah's best athletes...if
that is a mini-cosim of this populace and it supports fair play , then why the
personal bias allowed? This undermined the academic and athletic prowess of some
very good Indian Athletes who recieved some very prestiges awards only to be
denied the opportunity to represent!!!