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Did you know that there were approximately 7 to 11 million indigenous people living in what became North America, before Europeans arrived? These people belonged to untold numbers of nations and tribes. Their languages, customs and traditions, their forms of government, and their economies greatly varied.
Did you know that Essie Parrish
, (1902-1979) a renowned Kashaya Pomo spiritual healer, dedicated herself to teaching her tribe's children their native language and customs? At 6 years old, she was known as her tribe's dreamer
because she was able to interpret dreams and tell of things foreseen. She also made numerous films. These anthropology documentaries were on Pomo culture and ceremonies. She presented one of America's presidents with a hand-woven basket upon his visit to a Kashaya reservation.
Did you know that Maria Tallchief
(1925) was the first American prima ballerina? One of the 20th Century's high-profile Native People, her title role performance in Firebird
(1949) catapulted her to international celebrity status. She performed with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo
, yet she is more widely known for her time with The New York City Ballet
. Her father was a chief in Osage Nation, and about her childhood she wrote that she was a good student and fit in at a Catholic school. Yet in many ways, she was a typical Indian girl � shy, docile, introverted, one who loved being outdoors...
Prima Ballerina Maria Tallchief