Annual pow wow celebrates Native American heritage

Annual pow wow celebrates Native American heritageRobert “Wounded Eagle” Bonin always knew he came from Native American blood but he never realized how deep those roots went until he began researching his lineage on the Internet.

What he has unearthed over the past 20 years has been nothing short of a revelation. He is a descendent of Sacajawea. >>>

Mongolian Shaman Graves Discovered Near Soltanieh Dome

Mongolian Shaman Graves Discovered Near Soltanieh DomeSeveral graves of Mongolian shamans have been discovered near the Soltanieh Dome, an Islamic monument registered on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List. The graves were discovered by an archaeological team near an Islamic cemetery located around the Jomeh Mosque.>>>

Vargan, the Russian -Jaw harp

Vargan, the Russian -Jaw harpThe Russian name of this reed instrument originated from the Old Slavic Varga, which meant the mouth, lips. In different parts of the world one can find various names for this instrument.

The history of vargan, the music instrument which has existed almost in all continents, goes back into antiquity. >>>

The cave paintings of Lascaux: Much ado about mold

The cave paintings of Lascaux: Much ado about moldLocated in France’s southwestern Dordogne region, the Lascaux caves are home to almost 2,000 lifelike figures. Round bellied ponies, woolly rhinos, humans – their varied shapes and sizes all seem to flow in concert across the rocky walls. Scientists doubt the cave was ever used as a community living area, believing instead that it was a place for shamanic rituals.

The cave even boasts a map of the prehistoric night time summer sky.>>>

Native American Heritage Day provides hands-on learning

Native American Heritage Day provides hands-on learningMICHIGAN CITY - Dressed in American Indian garb, from her leather shoes to the medicine bag dangling from her neck, Cindy Deardorff was in her element Sunday afternoon at International Friendship Gardens.

"This is what I love," the Wheatfield resident said - hand on her heart - to the intimate crowd that gathered at the gardens for Native American Heritage Day.>>>