Antique Alaskan Baskets

These are Tlingit Spruce root baskets from the early 20th. century. Few people make these baskets now as they are so labor intensive. TW

spruce root basket

spruce root basket

 

Russina Blues & Shrimp

Terry Wearing Russian Blues

Terry Wearing Russian Blues

I have a Tlingit friend in the Yukon that wanted some “Russian Blue” Faceted beads so I thought I would pose with them before I sold them. Russian Blue beads were a medium of exchange in the fur trade and the traders got as much as 20 pelts per bead for them! We call them Russian as the Russians were who brought them to Alaska, but they were probably made in Bohemia. We have a shrimp trap this year and one can see I have not lost any weight this summer.

Click here for more about Terry’s collection of art and artifacts.

Shrimp Trappings

Shrimp Trappings

Northwest Coast Style Canoe Model

Wayne Price Canoe

Wayne Price Canoe

These are images of a Wayne Price Canoe Model that I recently received. It is for sale for $1,200. Carved from Red cedar.

Boat models were often made to help figure the proportions when making a full scale boat. Wayne is one of the few contemporary artists that has made many of both.

Indian Artifact Hunting in Middle TN June 24 /25, 2011

Hot but productive – Fox Valley, Hamilton, Lecroy, Pickwick points

Teslin Cultural Celebration

We are excited to be invited to attend the Teslin Tlingit/Haida Celebration. I believe it is July 18 through 21. We attended two years ago with a van full of artists including Chris and Melvin Nowicki all the way from Poland. It was a beautiful day in an unbelievably wonderful location. If at all possible I recommend all to attend. Peace, Deixh Teexli

The Passing Of Dr. Soboleff

It is a monumental thing when an elder of such great value to the native community as Walter Soboleff passes from this plain. Dr. Soboleff has turned the corner on this world at the age of 102 yrs.  His service is in Juneau on saturday. I was lucky to hear him speak at Celebration in Teslin two summers ago. He was most concerned about the suicide rate in the children of the native community, which is very high. Please reach out to help the kids who are our future! Peace, Deixh Teexli

Why does the practice of destroying monuments, writings, and other historical artifacts continue?

To the illiterate who want to complain about the wall of text – Your input is neither required nor is it being solicited…

A few things I find confusing, include the burning of the Alexandrian Library — the Roman stoic philosopher Seneca (c. 4 BCE – CE 65) refers to 40,000 books having been burnt at Alexandria. During Marcus Antonius’ rule of the eastern part of the Empire (40-30 BCE

In total there at least a dozen accounts of Roman or Arabic groups claiming to have burned the Library beginning near 40 BCE with Roman conquest and ending in the middle of the 7th century with Muslim conquest of Egypt – While all these groups no doubt burned books, what I am focusing on is the earliest conquest burnings.

An example of strange information from those early periods include the Piri Reis map – In any case the map contains an “Oopart” something that does not fit the scientific model – specifically it has the Continent of Antarctica with correct terrain at a time before it was covered with ice.

Next is the conquistadors clearly under Roman religious rule by that time; committing the destruction of thousands of Indian texts documenting the history, science, mathematics, medicine and astronomy of the pre – Columbian Americans and halting certain industries – specifically that of Rubber. Mayan tribes precisely manufactured tools, balls and sandals made of polymerized rubber on a very large scale centuries before Firestone.

Certain Islamic groups today say they intend to destroy all pre – Islamic monuments in Egypt as well as other parts of the near east, and have proved this desire time an again. Most notably by the defacing of the pyramids of Giza by removing their text covered casing stones in the 13th century, working away all traces of the text and building mosques with the stones, And recently blowing up 2000 year old statues of Buddha in Afghanistan.

Information that is not destroyed is ignored, hidden or deliberately misinterpreted. A few examples include the Nazca lines in Peru. It is a fact that many of these were obviously created by indigenous tribes in that area, monkeys, humming birds, something that has been called an astronaut and a lot of strange lines, What is not reveled is older places where geo-glyphs and runways have been made with precision, where it is obvious that the level of execution and intent was very utilitarian and in no way fits in with the shamanistic mumbo jumbo of animals and lines made by removing pebbles from the surface of the desert sands. In some cases entire granite mountain tops have been planed away to build these runways and their corresponding markers. If these were not so remote in location there would be no doubt an attempt to cover them up.

Lastly the documented use of petroleum as far back as the 2nd millenium BCE, Babylonian and Roman elite had walkways, and walls built of petroleum asphalt, had a variety or products like Vaseline, and mineral oils used for everything from skin care to laxatives.

They had surgical Instruments that very much resemble the tools used In modern times.

We are falsely led to believe that the people of antiquity were childlike and idiotic, barley having emerged from the caves, when in fact in fact in many ways they may have been more like we are today than will ever be acknowledged.

Without regard to religion I believe world history belongs to all people, not just the violent zealots with their bombs, blood thirst, and a hatred of history and rational knowledge.

My question is this;
What are some things you see being covered up or destroyed in an effort to change how history appears – and why do you think these actions are taken by vairous groups?

Bonus question!
Do you think in pre-historical times there may have been a civilization as advanced as we are today?

I realize there are many very bright people > some who practice a religious faith, and others that do not, regardless of your perspective, I am interested in your answers to these questions

Thanks in advance.

Creationists, can you explain China?

There were some artifacts dated from China from around 16,000 BC to 7,000 BC! If there were humans living in the world thousands of years before “Adam and Eve”, how can you explain this? Maybe god forgot about China. Or what about the Native Indians in the Americas. They were living before the “creation” as well.

Any comments about these thoughts?

During the dark ages, the church was the only government and no one challenged the authority of the Pope He signed two deadly “Cereta Bull.” In one he ordered to kill all the cats in Europe because they were, to his uneducated mind, the product of evil. Doing so, the rat population exploded and millions of people died of the plague. The second Cereta Bull was ordering to put to death all of the pagans in the new world, this means all the Indians, if they would not or could not be converted to Christianity. All the gold of the Incas and many other tribes from central America and their ancient artifacts were brought back to Europe and are still stuck under the Vatican’s seven miles of secret library in large air-conditioned catacombs.

They simply erased many advanced civilizations spiritual work that embraced natural and celestial laws by melting all the gold and carvings from the temple of the Sun and the Temple of Moon into solid gold bars to support more religious wars and invasions. It has been a deadly and deceiving business since day one were the uneducated god fearing mass became totally num to the facts that took place against all indigenous people all over the world.

Well take the time to go to my website and read “SEDONA RITUAL”.The very last part of that newsletter is a letter sent to the Pope by an Indian legal representative and denunciate the damage the Indians suffered because of the Pope’s order to KILL all “pagans”. while you are at it take also the time to visit my good friend, Jordan Maxwell, “CHRISTIAN FISHES SYMBOL” and educate yourself on Astro-Theology, do your home work and see the real structure of the Vatican and the destructive and deceiving deeds of organized religions. Of course you wouldn’t have been taught this in Sunday school, so be ready for a shock when you see the humongous amounts of manipulation involving the church and its poisonous traps.

The church has used, since its existence, basic psychological human instincts as a form of control and continues to do so in our modern times. The whole bible is based upon Astrology and a fear of the unknown and has been instilled manipulating people into religious robots unable to look outside the bible for answers. Again Hitler did the same to create the SS or the army of Hitler youth while serious punishment or great rewards was a part of the curriculum. Containment, regulations, and regular prayer practices, becomes a routine that took two thousands years to poison the entire human psyche.

This practice was set this way to manipulate the uneducated masses and created a super wealthy machine, dubbed “organized religion,” bringing billions of dollars in revenues each year. True victims of religious poisoning suffers from depression and numerous mental disorders, stemming from deep-seated phobias and fears instilled in them from when they were children, fearing the worst of hell, and eternal damnation. A few hundred years ago you used to be able to either pay the church in advance for sins you knew you would commit, or you could pay them off as you did them. You would go to the priest and buy your exemptions, however I don’t think that God ever saw a penny of that money.

This option faded out as the church grew older and discovered that they could actually make much more money by “suggesting” 10% of everyone’s yearly income to be paid to them as part of your service to God, however the Church is one of the only organizations that is exempt from all taxation and is also the richest organization in the world, not non profit and containing tons of the worlds most priceless artifacts and historical documents, as well as real estate. Well the irony is that now 2000 years later each year the children are waiting for Santa Claus to return on December 25th to go down the fireplace to bring them toys, just as their parents are waiting for Jesus to return to run this world and save them.

Well I am waiting for Elvis to comeback, SEE how stupid that sound??? Well give it 2000 years of enforced deceiving information and Elvis not only will become a saint or a deity but people will believe in his return too. The Bible is no more than a fairy tale for children, Jesus being the equivalent of Santa Claus and us knowing absolutely nothing of his actual existence. There were no pen or paper available 2000 years ago to state his birth as fact. The fact is that anything written about Jesus took place over 400 years after is QUOTED death.

Sometimes I fell like Galileo, hey people the world is NOT flat, look at the moon it is obviously round but his observation sent him to jail and nearly killed him and century later the Pope did apologize for his predecessors making his life miseries… Gosh what good that do to the poor genius rotting in a cold, wet cell being beating and starving to death.

Well he never apologized for other pontiffs imbecility responsible for the plague and the death of millions people in Europe or for the Indian massacre all over the planet. Note also that the Pope finally recognized the Gypsies to be canonized and they can now have saints while Gypsies and the church also persecuted gays forever but now we have gay bishops. Well the fact of the matter is that there is plenty gypsies and plenty gays in the world and they all have money and that’s is the main reason to accept them and to give them a chance to be SAVED by the Lord. My god…how can people be so blind. When will the world finally wake up to the deceiving power of Neptune that has plagued mankind for so long? When will the people realize that what has been accepted by the majority does not mean it is true or even ever happened?

Are there any Native American Indians left?

I was born in Wichita, Kansas in 1976 and growing up there, Native American Indian life was at the forefront of our daily conscious. I recall we had yearly River Festivals and parades that celebrated Indian heritage. The 44ft tall Indian statue, “The Keeper of The Plains” in our downtown was a daily reminder that Indians were once the powerful force that owned that region and how we should be thankful that we had a distinguished and exotic civilization in our not-to-distant history.
When in elementary school, we’d often take field trips to explore how life was in Kansas before it was declared an official US state. With ample museums that pay tribute, Wichita even has an amusement park dedicated to life in the 1800’s regarding that region preserving tee-pees, old schools, saloons, and relative artifacts.
I had a best friend in the 5th grade whose family was full Native American Indian and I thought nothing of it and in hind sight I think I took knowing her for granted.

Now I’m grown up and live in Chicago, and in hind sight, it’s depressing fully accepting that all the Indians that once dominated America are now extinct. Their heritage is no longer part of my daily life, or anyone else’s (accept for the folks that consider their contribution to Indian society a weekend skirmish to a HoChunk or Potawatomee Casino).
I’ve met 2 authentic American Indians in the 12 years I’ve lived in Chicago. They’re both so pretty and pure bred one can’t help but to be a little envious, but does a real population of them even exist anymore? I wonder if they realize what true jewels they are as members of what seems to be a dying race.
Of all the true genocide atrocities in all of human history, I think the American Indians had it the worst. Breaks my heart, too. Are there any of you left? Not those of you that proclaim to be 1/8th Cherokee (I believe those of you that do proclaim to be Cherokee just say that because you think the word ‘Cherokee’ sounds cool), but the ones that are at least 50% true blood of any tribes in North America? If so, do you have a recommendation on anything I can do to help you proliferate at least a little?
For those of you that’re responding back with such annoyance, my father is 1/2 Sioux Indian, therefore I’m a little myself.
So I’m genuinely interested in this topic. I truly don’t understand why those of you that claim to be N.A. responding with anger. Not a good way to “represent”…