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The Quapaw people elect a tribal council and the tribal chairman, who serves a two-year term. The governing body of the tribe is outlined in the governing resolutions of the tribe, which were voted upon and approved in to create a written form of government prior to the Quapaw Tribe operated on a hereditary chief system.

Membership in the tribe is based on lineal descent. They issue their own tribal vehicle tags and have their own housing authority. They have two casinos, the Quapaw Casino and the Downstream Casino Resort, both located in Quapaw; these generate most of the revenue for the tribe. The Tar Creek Superfund site has been listed by the Environmental Protection Agency for clean-up of environmental hazards. European-Americans leased lands for development that require remediation to remove toxic waste.

The traditional Quapaw language is part of the Dhegiha branch of the Siouan language family. There are few remaining native speakers, but Quapaw was well documented in fieldnotes and publications from many individuals, including George Izard in , Lewis F. Siebert in , and by linguist Robert Rankin in the s. Classes in the Quapaw language are taught at the tribal museum.

Other efforts at language preservation and revitalization are being undertaken. In the Quapaw participated in the first annual Dhegiha Gathering. The Osage language program hosted and organized the gathering, held at the Quapaw tribe's Downstream Casino. Language-learning techniques and other issues were discussed and taught in workshops at the conference among the five cognate tribes.

The Quapaw host cultural events throughout the year, primarily held at the tribal museum. These include Indian dice games, traditional singing, and classes in traditional arts, such as finger weaving, shawl making, and flute making. In addition, Quapaw language classes are held there. The tribe's annual dance is during the weekend of the Fourth of July. This dance started shortly after the American Civil War , [18] was the th anniversary of this dance. Other activities take place such as Indian football, handgame , traditional footraces, traditional dinners, turkey dance , and other dances such as Quapaw Dance, and dances from other area tribes.

This weekend is also when the tribe convenes the annual general council meeting, during which important decisions regarding the policies and resolutions of the Quapaw tribe are voted upon by tribal members over the age of eighteen. The Quapaw Nation known as Ugahxpa in their own language are descended from a historical group of Dhegian-Siouan speaking people who lived in the lower Ohio River valley area.

The modern descendants of this group also include the Omaha , Ponca , Osage and Kaw. Scholars are divided in whether they think the Quapaw and other related groups left before or after the Beaver Wars of the 17th century, in which the more powerful Five Nations of the Iroquois drove out other tribes from the Ohio Valley and retained the area for hunting grounds.

They arrived at their historical territory, the area of the confluence of the Arkansas and Mississippi rivers, at minimum by the midth century. The timing of the Quapaw migration into their ancestral territory in the historical period has been the subject of considerable debate by scholars of various fields. It is referred to as the "Quapaw Paradox" by academics. Many professional archaeologists have introduced numerous migration scenarios and time frames, but none has conclusive evidence. The Illinois and other Algonquian -speaking peoples to the northeast referred to them as the Akansea or Akansa , meaning "land of the downriver people".

As French explorers Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet met the Illinois before they did the Quapaw, they adopted this exonym for the more westerly people. English-speaking settlers who arrived later in the region adopted the name used by the French. During years of colonial rule of New France , many of the French fur traders and voyageurs had an amicable relationship with the Quapaw, as with many other trading tribes.

While the area was ruled by the Spanish from —, following French defeat in the Seven Years' War , they did not have as many colonists in the area. English speakers tried to adapt French names to English phonetics: Chemin Couvert French for "covered way or road" was gradually converted to "Smackover" by Anglo-Americans. They used this name for a local creek. Numerous spelling variations have been recorded in accounts of tribal names, reflecting both loose spelling traditions, and the effects of transliteration of names into the variety of European languages used in the area.

Some sources listed Ouachita as a Choctaw word, whereas others list it as a Quapaw word. Either way, the spelling reflects transliteration into French.

The following passages are taken from the public domain Catholic Encyclopedia , written early in the 20th century. It describes the Quapaw from the non-native perspective of that time. Those who stayed in New York were assigned reservations. The Tonawanda Band of Seneca Indians split from the rest of the tribe in the 19th century to preserve their traditional practices, including selection of life chiefs by heritage.

The Seneca of this reservation worked with self-taught anthropologist Lewis H. Morgan in mid century to teach him about the Iroquois kinship and social structures. He published the results of his work in as The League of the Ho-de-no-sau-nee or Iroquois. His insights about the significance and details of kinship structure in Native American societies influenced much following anthropological and ethnological research.

Much of the information was provided by his colleague and friend Ely S. Parker, a Seneca born on the reservation in Morgan dedicated his book to Parker and credited him with their joint research. The Tuscarora tribe had migrated in ancient times from the New York area to the South, where they were based in the Carolinas.

After extended conflict with European settlers and other Native Americans at the beginning of the 18th century and defeat in the Tuscarora War, most of the tribe migrated North, beginning in They first located in the territory of the Oneida tribe in central New York. By the early s, they declared their tribe fully relocated and said that remnant Tuscarora who stayed in the South would no longer be considered part of the tribe. During both wars, they suffered attacks by British armed forces and their First Nations allies in central New York.

The Tuscarora were given land from the Seneca tribe territory which they had taken from the Neutral Nation in This led to a displacement of tribal members and a serious disruption to their economy. After a lengthy court case and appeals, in , the Power Authority agreed to compensate the tribe financially and return some unused land. The reservation is a composite holding derived from 1 land given to the tribe the Seneca tribe, Land donated by the Holland Land Company, and 3 Trust territory held by the federal government.

In the draft registrations, we continually see the Lewiston Reservation mentioned. Lewiston is situated on the Niagara River, just across the river from Canada. Niagara Falls is about a ten-minute drive to the south. Various cultures of Native American tribes inhabited the Lewiston area for thousands of years, with the earliest known artifacts dating to B. By the 14th century, this area was inhabited by Iroquoian-speaking peoples.

In the early 18th century, they were joined by the Iroquoian Tuscarora from the South, who centuries before had migrated from the Great Lakes area to North Carolina. In , the Iroquois accepted the Tuscarora as the Sixth Nation of the confederacy. During the war, Tuscarora and Oneida Iroquois bands allied individually with the colonists or the British. Those allied with the American colonists stayed in New York. In addition to its ancient indigenous settlement, Lewiston became historically significant during European development of North America, and strategic in United States and Canadian history.

It was the first major battle of the War of A commemorative sign marks the location where the American force embarked to cross the Niagara River. After the Americans lost the battle, a British retaliatory raid in December burned Lewiston to the ground and killed several civilians.

While most American militia deserted, the local Tuscarora natives stood and fought a delaying action which bought enough time for the surviving citizens to escape, although their own village was burned as a result. That would be the St. If he was born there or lived there he would be on their registry. I am looking for any information on a Mohawk woman named Pheobe Blood who married a man with the surname Hillman.

She is my several-times-great grandmother and I am trying to find out more about her. I have seen that name. I ran across it on a website. Is it possible she was married to a surname of Smith? Her name was listed on Report: I most definitely saw her name. Blood was married to Leona F Smith, b. Im looking for my great grandfather who was chief of northern new york tribe ,late to early He was the chief of the mohawk tribe. I wanted to visit the tribe and learn more of the culture! Please direct to someone who can help make this happen!

My mothers maiden name was brant. Amy, I found this link. I I am seeking any info on my great great great grandfather surnamed Becker was supposed to be Onieda from Onandaga or Tonawanda Res. One of my great great great …….. After they got married, when she was 19 years old, she never saw her large extended family again, and he was excommunicated from our family because of the mixed marriage. Any help will be greatly appreciated. My great grandmother was a full blooded Mohawk. An old photo shows her wearing a three feather necklace.

Recently an Indian told me that to wear that necklace she had to be a shaman. Could that be true? Brydges Artpark State Park lies at its southern border. I am the administrator for the Haudenosaunee Genealogy facebook group.

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