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 -
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 -
Help me find resources for elementary age children regarding the modern Native American experience. [more inside]
posted by RajahKing
on Feb 27, 2012 -
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 -
Could Native Americans own land in America in the years between 1700-1900? [more inside]
posted by cda
on Jul 26, 2011 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Holiday Filter: My Racist Relative! I want to both educate myself & avoid conflict. Please help.
posted by anonymous
on Dec 23, 2010 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Japanese conversation practice with a native speaker in the Portland, OR area (or maybe Skype)? [more inside]
posted by wastelands
on May 19, 2009 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
What is the Osage word for "please" (phonetic spelling)?
posted by jackypaper
on Nov 2, 2007 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
How do I advertise my open job positions within the Native American community? [more inside]
posted by Skwirl
on Feb 13, 2007 -
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 -
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 -
When applying for college admission, are native Hawaiians considered native Americans?
posted by BuddhaInABucket
on Dec 1, 2004 -
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 -
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 -