Tag Archives: History

Cruel Donations, Forced Oaths and Confronting The Religious Spirit: A Historical Perspective on Intercessory Prayer for Native America

CRUEL DONATIONS Historical References and Anniversaries September 27, 1850 – Donation Land Act. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donation_Land_Claim_Act The Great Divide: Resettlement and the New Economy: Oregon Donation Land Law http://www.ohs.org/education/oregonhistory/narratives/subtopic.cfm?subtopic_ID=25 Definition of ‘donation’ (Merriam Webster): the act or an instance of donating: as (a) the making of a gift especially to a charity or public institution (b) a […]

The Remnant, Gifts & Protocol, Silver Cups & Poverty: A Historical Perspective on Intercessory Prayer for Native America

THE REMNANT Historical Events / Anniversaries: July 14, 1896: Jerry Potts died: Mixed Blood Interpreter http://plainshumanities.unl.edu/encyclopedia/doc/egp.ii.046 July 14, 1896: Chief Ben Christmas born: Mixed Blood Interpreter http://www.danielnpaul.com/Col/1996/ChiefBenChristmas-Mi%27kmaqHero.html Scripture References: Remnant: Genesis 45:7, Ezra 9:1-15, Acts 14:1, Acts 18:4, Acts 19:17, Acts 20:21, Romans 3:9 Jews & Gentiles: Isaiah 57:19, Acts 10:45, Acts 26:23, 1 Corinthians […]

Evidence, Exploitation, Identity & Reconciliation: A Historical Perspective on Intercessory Prayer for Native America

EVIDENCE – Of the Christian- Good Fruit. Historical References / Anniversaries: June 15, 1831: Choctaw leaders displeased with missionary work. Below is a link to a copy of the written document signed by 14 Choctaw leaders and witnessed by an interpreter saying they don’t want any more money going to missionaries and they don’t want […]

Mental Health Awareness, Broken Treaties and Standing in the Gap: A Historical Perspective on Intercessory Prayer for Native America

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS Nationally, many mental health organizations recognize the month of May as Mental Health Awareness Month.  We affirm the tremendous need for mental health awareness and recognize the significance of focused prayer on “broken treaties” and “standing in the gap” at this time. BROKEN TREATIES Historical References / Anniversaries: Excerpt from Andrew Jackson’s State […]

Potlatch and Planted Seeds: A Historical Perspective on Intercessory Prayer for Native America

POTLATCH Historical References / Anniversaries April 19, 1884 – Amendment to the Canadian “Indian Act” that outlawed the Potlatch. (There was also a ban in the US) The following links describe the Canadian Indian Act. Although I could not find a specific ruling by the US regarding the banning of Potlatch, several of these and […]

Kidnapping & Sex Trafficking; Displacing Indigenous People; and Civilizing: A Historical Perspective on Intercessory Prayer for Native America

KIDNAPPING & SEX TRAFFICKING OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE Historical References and Anniversaries March 1, 1524 – Phil Konstantin notes in his book, This Day in North American Indian History, that an American Indian boy is kidnapped by explorers. ( http://americanindian.net/March.html ). This incident is also referred to on the Athena Review,Vol.3, no.2: Peopling of the Americas […]

Holidays and Healed Hearts: A Historical Perspective on Intercessory Prayer for Native America

HOLIDAYS Historical References and Anniversaries February 12 – President Lincoln’s Birthday February 20 – President’s Day February 22 – Washington’s Birthday This month, the majority of this Nation will be acknowledging the deeds of two former presidents, through the observance of President’s Day. This month as we ‘observe’ these holidays, I want to encourage you […]

Dance: A Historical Perspective on Intercessory Prayer for Native America

DANCE Historical References and Anniversaries Indian Dancing Department of the Interior Office of Indian Affairs Segments from the Circular No. 1665 and Supplement to Circular No. 1665 April 26, 1921 and February 14, 1923 CHAS. H. BURKE, Commissioner A link for the segments of both letters. http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/~rfrey/PDF/329/IndianDances.pdf A link for the February 14, 1923 letter. […]

Language: A Historical Perspective On Intercessory Prayer for Native America

LANGUAGE Historical References and Anniversaries The English Language in Indian Schools – Pages XX thru XV Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs To The Secretary of the Interior The Year 1887 By J.D.C. Atkins (Sept 21, 1887) Main Website for Online Copy of Entire Report http://www.archive.org/details/annualreportofco188700unitrich Webpage for the pages pertaining to “The […]

Restoration of Culture and Calling: A Historical Perspective on Intercessory Prayer for Native America

RESTORATION OF CULTURE AND CALLING Historical References and Anniversaries Indians Forced to Cut Their Hair – January 13, 1902 ( http://www.bluecloud.org/misunder.html ) On January 13, 1902, Commissioner W.S. Jones, from the Office of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior in Washington, wrote a letter stating that all Indian men should cut their hair so that […]