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Annual Iroquois festival a chance to share culture

Members of the Sky Dancers perform Saturday during the first day of the 33rd annual Iroquois Indian Festival at the Iroquois Indian Museum in Howes Cave.
Photographer: Sudip Bhattacharya
Members of the Sky Dancers perform Saturday during the first day of the 33rd annual Iroquois Indian Festival at the Iroquois Indian Museum in Howes Cave.
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The term “Iroquois” is actually a slur and a term the Iroquois themselves don’t generally call each other. The term means “snake people” and was used by Algonguins to describe the Iroquois, who were their competitors. Europeans who settled in North America heard the term being used by the Algonguins and decided to use it, as well. On the first day of the two-day 33rd annual Iroquois Indian Festival on Saturday at the Iroquois Indian ...


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pnotto
August 30, 2014
9:55 p.m.

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Its always very entertaing watching the Indian groups perform their native dances and customs...

charles
August 30, 2014
10:59 p.m.

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You should have avoided using the term for the washington football team. AND - We are not Indian at all.

pnotto
August 31, 2014
4:11 a.m.
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pnotto
August 31, 2014
4:11 a.m.
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jpatrick
August 31, 2014
7:07 a.m.

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pnotto
August 31, 2014
8:27 a.m.
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stockadian
August 31, 2014
3:16 p.m.

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I am sure the preferred term is native American.

pnotto
September 2, 2014
6:29 a.m.

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First off, no one cares what you Leftists have to say about this issue. You folks have worn out your welcome like the drunken relative who stays to long at a holiday dinner with the extended family. You people don’t even know how to criticize someone or especially know where the proper sports teams are located and by what names they go by. Mr. Webster in his book of reference and definition defines the term Indian as a proper noun of grammatical use and description. The term Indian refers to a member of any of the aboriginal peoples of North America, South America or the West Indies: also the term refers to the American Indian and/or the American Indians as a people and their culture when used as an adjective. It also refers to the people of India who are also referred to as "Indians" but are not related by blood to the American "Indian." Your arrogance and moronic thought process should be used for more constructive measures so you obviously have too much time on your hands that is not being used in a manner that can be productive in society. It is also AMAZING to me that you are to idiotic to correctly try and reprimand someone in the proper use of this term which is what it is: A TERM!

pnotto
September 2, 2014
6:30 a.m.
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ChuckD
September 4, 2014
10:22 p.m.

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“It is the mark of the mind untrained to take its own processes as valid for all men, and its own judgments for absolute truth.”
― Aleister Crowley, Magical and Philosophical Commentaries on The Book of the Law

pnotto
September 7, 2014
7:08 a.m.

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Continued from above:
To my friends on the left it is really a shame that due to condescending people like you there is such vitriol and negative ranker occurring in this country. Just look at what your President is doing to this country as far as dividing a once united people. So you need to check your informational sources because in any poll that has Native American or American "Indian" people in it an overwhelming majority of the respondents of "Indian" ethnicity do not find the term redskin offensive at all and in jest many of them are Washington Redskins fans and happen to be very proud of their heritage and what the redskin symbol stands for even if you are not by making this into a racial tiff. BTW, I thought all of you Leftists were supposed to be all inclusive and able to bring people together but instead you folks have all of your priorities out of balance, because you are the one that turned this blog site into a racial issue which is what your specialty is as an ignoramus Liberal. Lastly, I am a major sports fan and to me the Washington Redskins, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Cleveland Indians, the Atlanta Braves, the Chicago Black Hawks and the Golden State Warriors are just that a sports franchise entertainment and business venue that use the Native American logo and symbol to make capital that is also donated in the millions-of-dollars by these organizations to Native American or American "Indian" causes and charities. Since sanctimonious liberals like you and many others, your politics are out of the mainstream of America and you folks make us want to regurgitate our last meal over your so called faux pau outrage at the plight of the Native American peoples being in poverty because it is your party's politics and policies that force these people to live in squalor. So you and all your leftist buds can do to yourselves what an asexual organism does to itself to reproduce...

pnotto
September 8, 2014
11:13 a.m.

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ChuclesD that driveling nonsense make about as much sense as you do...Even in its title it gives of a world of fantasy and delusion which is what you folks are all about...

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