Archive for 25.11.2009

The first American Indian Day in a state was declared on the second Saturday in May 1916 by the governor of New York. Several states celebrate the fourth Friday in September. In Illinois, for example, legislators enacted such a day in 1919. Presently, several states have designated Columbus Day as Native American Day, but it continues to be a day observed without any recognition as a national legal holiday.

In 1990 President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November 1990 “National American Indian Heritage Month.” Similar proclamations, under variants on the name (including “Native American Heritage Month” and “National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month”) have been issued each year since 1994.

Theme for this year’s heritage month is “Pride in Our Heritage. Honor to Our Ancestors .”

You could find below the link to Native American Studies webliography:


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Happy Thanksgiving -Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Traditional celebration

In the United States Thanksgiving is a four day weekend which usually marks a pause in school and college calendars. Thanksgiving meals are traditionally family events where certain kinds of food are served. First and foremost, turkey is the featured item in most Thanksgiving feasts (so much so that Thanksgiving is sometimes called “Turkey Day”). Stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, corn, turnips, yams and pumpkin pie are commonly associated with Thanksgiving dinner.

Pumpkin Pie Recipe

1 unbaked 8” pastry shell 1 egg, slightly beaten

8fl.oz evaporated milk ½ teaspoon ginger

½lb canned pumpkin ½ teaspoon salt

3½ oz sugar ¼ teaspoon nutmeg

½ teaspoon cinnamon 3 cloves

Prepare pastry shell. Blend pumpkin and spices thoroughly. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Mix well. Pour into pastry shell. Bake at 400ºF about one hour. Pie is done when a knife in centre comes out clean

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CO.NX Features Michelle Rago on Rare Ducuments at WDL – Nov. 19, 2009

The World Digital Library is a cooperative project of the Library of Congress, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and partner libraries, archives, and educational and cultural institutions from the United States and around the world. The project brings together on a single website rare and unique documents – books, journals, manuscripts, maps, prints and photographs, films, and sound recordings – that tell the story of the world’s cultures. The site is intended for general users, students, teachers, and scholars.

The WDL interface operates in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. The actual documents on the site are presented in their original languages.

 To hear about the WDL, please join the webchat on Nov. 19, 2009, at 11 a.m. EST. The guest speaker will be Michelle Rago, Technical Project Director for WDL.

 To participate, go the CO.NX Facebook site or to the www.americancorners.state.gov  site or to www.america.gov and click on Multimedia.

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