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Folk Rug/Blanket - Need Help With ID

This is a rug/blanket that's been hand-woven - [more inside]
posted by watercarrier on Aug 28, 2014 - 3 answers

low-cost gardening in the SF Bay Area

Landscaping on a budget! In the San Francisco Bay Area, what seeds should I be starting now, or what tiny six-packs should I be repotting, to jumpstart the effort? What are good sources for low-cost gardening supplies? [more inside]
posted by slidell on Feb 14, 2014 - 5 answers

Help me find this Mug!

I saw this mug in the conference room at work- it must be a coworkers. I would love to get one like it. It looks to be Zuni or Hopi Native American bears. Any ideas? thanks!
posted by TRUELOTUS on Jan 18, 2014 - 11 answers

Help me identify this symbol?

I found this rock by some train tracks today. The rock could be from anywhere since the rock beds for the tracks are often laid with rocks shipped in from everywhere. A Google search hasn't been much help yet. Anyone?
posted by SarahBellum on May 27, 2013 - 4 answers

"co-LOME-bee-uh" versus "CALL-um-bee-uh"

Why does the U.S. media pronunce certain non-English names with a native accent, while other names are "Americanized" in their pronunciation? [more inside]
posted by deathpanels on Mar 13, 2013 - 45 answers

Identify this!

Can you help me identify and replace a smashed up clay figurine? [more inside]
posted by powerbumpkin on Nov 27, 2012 - 5 answers

Resources about Native America

Help me find resources for elementary age children regarding the modern Native American experience. [more inside]
posted by RajahKing on Feb 27, 2012 - 13 answers

Native Instrument's Absynth 5 bug?

Native Instrument's Absynth 5 question: I can't see the database version of the browser only the file structure page so I can't really search. [more inside]
posted by captainscared on Oct 16, 2011 - 0 answers

Is there a higher bar of native apps? Why or why not?

Is gathering application usage data for analytic purposes ethical? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Aug 15, 2011 - 8 answers

Could Native Americans own land in America in the years between 1700-1900?

Could Native Americans own land in America in the years between 1700-1900? [more inside]
posted by cda on Jul 26, 2011 - 12 answers

Can you point me to existing data on Native American health?

For work I am making a complete database of all existing (reasonably current) data on Native American health/risk factors. But I know next to nothing about the area. What are some surveys I should look at? It would be especially helpful if the data were at the tribal level of analysis. I'm at a bit of a loss and I'd appreciate any help you could offer! Thanks in advance.
posted by powerbumpkin on Jun 1, 2011 - 5 answers

RaceWIN! Native American Science Fiction

RaceWIN? Native American-written dystopian/fantasy/science/ speculative fiction. I am looking for the name of the text and author of a contemporary Native American novel that is satirical and dystopian. [more inside]
posted by MidSouthern Mouth on May 31, 2011 - 13 answers

Ideal bush to plant?

Can you help us choose a bush to plant (specs inside)? [more inside]
posted by Sissinghurst on May 8, 2011 - 10 answers

Why a feather above the door?

I was a guest in a house where a feather or a few feathers were hung above the doors. [more inside]
posted by justlisa on Apr 10, 2011 - 3 answers

Books similar to the novels by Velma Wallis?

Recommend me novels with Native American themes similar to Velma Wallis' Two Old Women and Bird Girl and the Man Who Followed the Sun. [more inside]
posted by skjønn on Mar 26, 2011 - 13 answers

I want the real deal not some biased view

Holiday Filter: My Racist Relative! I want to both educate myself & avoid conflict. Please help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 23, 2010 - 33 answers

Ideal tree to plant?

Can you help us choose a tree to plant (specs inside)? [more inside]
posted by Sissinghurst on Jun 20, 2010 - 10 answers

Does anyone know what this medal is?

A friend of mine found an old military medal in New Hampshire. It appears to be made of tin or some other light metal and handmade. The first part is a twig attached to a decoration, and the second part is arrows in a pouch. I put video on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlPqFhq6xdY . The audio is from Lost, which was playing when I did the video. Does anyone know what these medals are?
posted by nathanrudy on May 27, 2010 - 4 answers

Suggestions for things to do to learn about Hawaii's native cultural history while in Maui.

What are some things I can do/see on my upcoming trip to Maui to best learn about the island's native cultural history? [more inside]
posted by TheManChild2000 on May 26, 2010 - 4 answers

Public opinion on legal prostitution - Wham, Bam, thank you 'Dam?

I've just been watching the fascinating BBC documentary on stag weekends and prostitution. Whilst quite comprehensive with its conclusions, It got me wondering about how legal prostitution in the UK would be perceived. My question, then, is: what is the public opinion of prostitution in Amsterdam (and other such places). I remember during my time in Amsterdam asking the owner of a flower shop where the red light district was and receiving the most disgusted look I've ever had in my life. I sort of suspect that many people may share this sentiment, but please add your thoughts and experiences! Thanks.
posted by jhighmore on Jan 14, 2010 - 15 answers

Quinoa help me out with this dish?

Quinoa salad at Mitsitam Cafe in DC--where can I find the recipe? [more inside]
posted by oflinkey on Nov 22, 2009 - 1 answer

"Twin" Translation

I am looking for translations for the words "twin" and "sister". I have used babelfish and other sites but really want the pronunciation not just foreign writings I can't decipher. Also, translations in other languages not listed such as different Native American tribal translations. Help?!
posted by madmamasmith on Oct 14, 2009 - 24 answers

Cultural appropriation or 70's pop culture?

Sensitive question about cultural issues and a halloween costume I might wear. Is this cultural appropriation or 1970's pop culture? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2009 - 19 answers

Going native with Seattle plants: R U doing it wrong?

Seattle gardening and native plants: How hard should I be trying to stay native? If not native, what's good for this climate? [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Sep 25, 2009 - 7 answers

Looking for picture of chain-saw carved bear for tattoo reference - hard to find

Looking for a picture/drawing of a bear statue from behind (possibly facing forward) - from what I recall, it looked like a chainsaw-cut carving of a brown or black bear out of a tree. Could be B&W lineart of one and I recall the grooves of the "fur flaps" being very deep but symmetrical - not rough-cut and not rounded. Thinking of using it along with a drawn "cub" of similar look & feel for a tattoo. [more inside]
posted by bkdelong on Sep 1, 2009 - 1 answer

Japanese conversation practice with a native speaker in the Portland, OR area (or maybe Skype)?

Japanese conversation practice with a native speaker in the Portland, OR area (or maybe Skype)? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on May 19, 2009 - 6 answers

Morning Run

In this episode of 30 Days Morgan Spurlock lives on a Navajo reservation and takes part in various rituals. One of these is a morning run... where could I read more about that?
posted by phrontist on Feb 14, 2009 - 4 answers

What’s a Single Girl to do with 2 months off?

In the not so distant future, I will hit 7 years with my employer, which entitles me to the company benefit of 2 months off, with pay. I have been saving (I have about 5k set aside for this) and I want to start making plans within the next 6-12 months. Until recently, I had been spending the time and saving the money planning a trip for two as my ex receives the same benefit at the same time. [more inside]
posted by Jenny is Crafty on Sep 23, 2008 - 22 answers

Foreigner wonders what others think of him

What do you think of a person when you find out that they are foreigners. I'm specifically asking if you have noticed yourself acting differently to a person with an accent. Lengthy description follows. [more inside]
posted by the_dude on Jul 9, 2008 - 42 answers

Where is this stone woman from?

Can anyone identify where this statue of woman might have come from? (pictures and details inside) [more inside]
posted by metahawk on Jul 2, 2008 - 3 answers

FroggyBack

Is anyone familiar with ancient Native American legends of giant frogs riding people? [more inside]
posted by kittens for breakfast on May 8, 2008 - 3 answers

What shurbs are native to Chicago/Illinois?

I would like to plant some native plants/shrubs to adorn the front of our Chicago Bungalow. Problem is I don't know which plants are native to the area and i dont knwo where to get them. [more inside]
posted by blackjack514 on Apr 25, 2008 - 12 answers

oddly tragic voting radio story

NPR-story-with-little-to-go-on-filter: Several years ago, I heard a radio story involving a tribal election in which one candidate was represented as being for re-investing funds in the tribe, while another was for direct payments to tribe members. An tribe member, interviewed, said he'd vote for the latter, although even he didn't think it was best for the tribe or for him in the long term -- because he wanted the cash. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Mar 18, 2008 - 9 answers

Sort, OCR, export text from PDFs

I am in need of a server-side Linux or Unix-based software solution that will sort uploaded PDF files that can be PDF-native (that is, created in such a way that the text in the PDF is freely copyable), PDFs with embedded text over images (usually the result of a previous OCR job), and PDF-scanned, which are PDFs containing no text, only scanned images. The PDF-native files and PDFs with embedded text it will extract text from, the PDF-scanned files it will then OCR and export that text. [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels on Mar 17, 2008 - 4 answers

I hate naming!

I am involved in branding a "company" that has a casino, theater and hotel as part of its assets. Part of the brand development is naming. The company is located in Northern New Mexico (Espanola – which, I've been informed is a leading provide of Black tar heroin!). Anyway, I'm looking for recommendations for reference books or even novels that focus on that area/culture and might spark some inspiration for names. The "company" is actually a Native American tribe or Pubelo that is known for its Black pottery.
posted by pmaxwell on Mar 14, 2008 - 7 answers

What should I get for my friend

Gift ideas for a friend who's really into Native American culture? [more inside]
posted by nimkip on Jan 3, 2008 - 8 answers

Words that native English speakers mispronounce

I'm a native speaker of English but I pronounce some words incorrectly. What other words am I pronouncing wrong? [more inside]
posted by pravit on Dec 30, 2007 - 147 answers

What should I read to learn about Native American History?

What should I be reading to learn about Native American history and material culture? [more inside]
posted by pluckysparrow on Dec 29, 2007 - 13 answers

What is the Osage word for "please" (phonetic spelling)?

What is the Osage word for "please" (phonetic spelling)?
posted by jackypaper on Nov 2, 2007 - 3 answers

Ghostly

Are there any Native American stories or legends or beliefs about the deceased coming back as horses? Possibly as spirit animals?
posted by Jacen on Nov 2, 2007 - 3 answers

Historical Story Reference Needed

Quotefilter: Need both source and text from a historical story I once read for a sermon/homily this weekend. The story concerned a Native American who was shown a church by a missionary, and the Native American responded to the effect of "why do you keep God in a building?" That's all of the detail I have, and my Google-fu is failing me on this one ....
posted by Gingercat on Jul 12, 2007 - 3 answers

Why am I sun burned so badly?

I'm 50% Native American, and 50% Sicilian. Why am I sun burned so badly? [more inside]
posted by Jimmie on May 24, 2007 - 26 answers

American Indian/Native American Blogs

What are some good American Indian (or "Native American") blogs or community politics/culture/what-have-you discussion sites?
posted by _sirmissalot_ on May 7, 2007 - 5 answers

Hiring on the res?

How do I advertise my open job positions within the Native American community? [more inside]
posted by Skwirl on Feb 13, 2007 - 10 answers

A book on native pain rituals?

I'm looking for a book on ancient rituals of piercing and tattooing. Particularly among tribe members for purposes of adornment. [more inside]
posted by psyward on Sep 18, 2006 - 6 answers

Hi-Res Image Need of Specific Dawes Rolls Page

Need High-Res image of one particular Dawes Roll page. I have a low-res image, but I can't read some of the words. Longish story within. [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold on Aug 12, 2006 - 6 answers

Are native Hawaiians Native Americans?

When applying for college admission, are native Hawaiians considered native Americans?
posted by BuddhaInABucket on Dec 1, 2004 - 24 answers

The spirit of Thanksgiving...

I'm looking for something, a poem, painting or photograph perhaps, to inspire a moment of reflection prior to the Thanksgiving festivities. Something to acknowledge how the traditions of Thanksgiving help cover a disturbing history. [more inside]
posted by stuart_s on Nov 19, 2004 - 4 answers

I want to make an interactive map of countries with their names in their native scripts. Has this been done already? What's an easy way to build it?

I'm looking for the best way to go about a pet project involving the names of countries in their native scripts, and wondering 1) if it's been done already and i can't find it, and 2) what would be an easy way to make a slightly interactive map. more inside [more inside]
posted by mitchel on Jul 6, 2004 - 5 answers

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