How to Make Cone Bells for Jingle Dresses and Skirts Out of Tin Cans

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Back in the day, I’m told that one branch of my ancestors, the Iswa, also called the Catawba, used to wear anklets made from turtle shells, to rattle while we danced. These days, it might be difficult to find them in some places, and there also aren’t so many turtles…

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Native American Two Spirit Fights to Keep Tribe’s Language Alive

The ancestral home of DeLesslin “Roo” George-Warren’s tribe is along the banks of the Catawba River, near the modern border of North Carolina and South Carolina. Thousands of years before first contact with Europeans, they called themselves Ye Iswąˀ, or “people of the river.” Source: Native American Two Spirit Fights…

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