For the past few months, since I got my hair cut, I haven’t really felt the prettiest. I don’t really wear makeup like I used to and don’t try and dress up. I don’t even really take selfies anymore. I just don’t find myself that pretty anymore. Got sick of it about an hour ago and decided to throw on some makeup and put on a cute shirt for some pictures. I wanted to feel good about myself.
the world on November 11th,
there are remembrances of military service and lives lost in conflicts and
wars. Throughout the history of the United States, Native Americans have
enlisted and fought in the armed services, facing challenges both on and off
the battlefields. Learn about 20th century Native American veterans in
this Weekend Edition piece
from November 11, 2000.
Photo: Members of the Native American veterans of the Vietnam War
stand in honor as part of the color guard at the Vietnam Veterans War memorial
ceremony on Veterans Day 1990. Credit: Mark Reinstein/Corbis via Getty Images
I have been exploring ancestral Native American rock art images of shamans, re-interpreting some of the forms using scratchboard techniques. Ritual snake handling was apparently in the job description for these ancient holy men.
It started as a poster board project on his bedroom wall, but more than a decade later, self-taught mapmaker Aaron Carapella has pinpointed the original locations and names of more than 600 Native American tribes.