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August 27 2008 Native American Newsletter

AMERICAN ATHLETE OF THE CENTURY, Jim Thorpe of the Sac and Fox Nation, marked his place in the Olympian historical pages. Watch for my upcoming article on this great athlete from the past who has a major influence on today's hopeful athletes.

Osiyo! Greetings to all from Northern Nevada! Wakan Tanan Kici Un.

Today is a gorgeous day here in Washoe Valley. Early yesterday morning, just after daybreak, I was outside and saw some of the most beautiful clouds - they were whispy and delicate and covered the whole sky, as if the ancestors were painting a loving memory for us. I have never seen such beauty and sat relaxing with my coffee, seeing many different images in those clouds. It was a perfect example of the phrase: Walk in Beauty. What a wonderful way to start the day! Today looks like it will be just as lovely.

I have some new friends who have joined my forum and they are wonderful people. I would like to extend an invitation to you to come visit us at the Native American Forum. You are most welcome to share your stories, legends and any information regarding Native American issues, news and fun! You may sign up for free and start posting right away - so, come join our Campfire Circle and give us your thoughts. Have a question? Need some advice? There are a lot of people who can help you in our forum.

From the CherokeeLink Newsletter:

August 29 - 31, 2008 is the 56th Annual Cherokee National Holiday!

The Cherokee Nation will be bustling with an influx of people coming from all over to partake in celebrating the 56th Annual Cherokee National Holiday. The Cherokee Nation will be vibrantly alive with the sounds of joy and laughter as we remember our ancestors and look towards the future of our children. Come join and be a part of the celebration!

Don't forget to honor our veterans when you see them! It is due to their sacrifice that we are able to enjoy the freedoms bestowed to us. Thank you for all of your service to keep us all free.

Looking for a simple and quick fix for that hungry crowd of yours that have been watching the Olympics? Fill them up with some wonderful fry bread to go with some delicious Native American Succotash:

1 one pound bag of Lima beans, use the large ones
1 16 oz can of Cream Corn
1 chunk of Salt Pork
One Onion, chopped
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup Sugar
Salt & Pepper to taste
4 quarts water

Rinse lima beans, pick out any unwanted peices, place in a large heavy duty pot.
Add water, and all other ingredients exept corn.
Bring to a boil.
Cook gently till beans are tender.
Add cream corn and cook for about 5 minutes longer, till corn is heated.
Set this pot on a trivet on your table with some large soup bowls, a pile of fry bread and watch your grateful crowd chow down!
Relax and enjoy the compliments!!!

Till next time, May your moccasins and heart always find a happy path!
Walk in Beauty and Harmony.

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