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Do you Know What a Bia Map is? November 1st is Native American Heritage Month - Check this out

This website [bia maps tracker] is pretty awesome in the fact that it doesn't just educate you into the world of Native Americans, but shows you even the contact information to see how you can help.

Fun fact about me is I have 18% of Mescalero Apache Reservation Bloodline. As I am not very involved right now, I want to get more involved if I can.

They are based out of New Mexico. My Uncle Guy is the most involved with the tribe and actually introduced me to our tribe. I confirmed it actually with my results.

Excerpt from the Mescalero Apache Tribe Site Reads :

Tribal History

Hundreds of years ago, long before white men came to this land, these mountains, plains and deserts belonged to the Mescalero Apaches. No other Native Americans in the Southwest caused the terror and constant fear in the settlers as the Apaches did throughout their existence. They raided Spanish, Mexican and American settlers, and were known to be expert guerrilla fighters who defended their homelands.[no_toc]

The Mescalero were essentially nomadic hunters and warriors, dwelling at one place for a temporary time in brush shelter known as a “Wicki up”; short rounded dwellings made of twigs or teepees made of elk hides and buffalo hides. The Mescalero roamed freely throughout the Southwest including Texas, Arizona, Chihuahua, México and Sonora, México.

Today, three sub-tribes, Mescalero, Lipan and Chiricahua, make up the Mescalero Apache Tribe. We live on this reservation of 463,000 acres of what once was the heartland of our people’s aboriginal homelands.

... You should check out this story, super badass.

Anywho, thought I would share some background as tomorrow is Native American Heritage Month.

Do your part and be a good person. Appreciate some of the history of the beginning of times here in America. Just think about what it has become and how many problems we have now.

How could have things been avoided?

What can we do to be better?



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