Alaskan Tlingit and Tsimshian dieties

Tlingit man wearing Raven hat

In native belief of both Alaska and Siberia, the present world owes much of its form and features to an immortal being called Raven, who combined attributes of spirit, human, bird, genius, and fool. Alaskan Tlingit and Tsimshian dieties »»

The meaning of owls in american Indian lore

c. 1910s: Indian woman and owl, Blind River, Ontario

Among the different American Indian tribes, there are many diverse beliefs regarding the Owl. Presented here are some of those beliefs. The meaning of owls in american Indian lore »»

How Utangi became the eagle

Ukatangi talked and talked. He talked so much, he could only hear himself. Not the river, not the wind, not even the wolf. The raven came and said, “The wolf is hungry. If you stop talking, you will hear him. The wind, too. And when you hear the wind, you will fly.” How Utangi became the eagle »»

Oglala four superior gods

Learm more about the offspring and companions of the Oglala Sioux major dieties. Oglala four superior gods »»

King salmon not returning to Alaska in record numbers

Chinook King Salmon

Yukon River smokehouses should be filled this summer with oil-rich strips of king salmon — long used by Alaska Natives as a high-energy food to get through the long Alaska winters. But they’re mostly empty. The kings failed to show up, and not just in the Yukon. King salmon not returning to Alaska in record numbers »»

Arlecho Creek is special to the Lummi tribe

The old-growth forest in Arlecho Creek is special to the Lummi tribe. It is a place of spiritual worship and a place to interact with Mother Nature. Arlecho Creek is special to the Lummi tribe »»

Dieties of the Oglala Sioux

The Oglala mythology places their God figures in four ranks, with four dieties in eah rank, having prestige and precedence according to rank and place in rank. Dieties of the Oglala Sioux »»

Bear Warriors

It is said, in the old days Bear Warriors, through a special relationship with bear spirits, literally adopted a bear’s strength in the rage of battle, actually transforming into bears while they fought. Bear Warriors »»

The Sacred Council Fire

For thousands of years indigenous people have held council fires. The Sacred Fires are kept so that our children and grandchildren may understand the collective wisdom that is preserved from generation to generation around these council fires. The Sacred Council Fire »»

Hopi Prophecy of the 4th world

I am very glad to have this time to send a message to you. We are celebrating a time in our history which is both filled with joy and sadness.

I am very glad that our brothers have given us this opportunity to share these feelings with you because we know many of you are having the same troubles. Hopi Prophecy of the 4th world »»