Thursday, 27 November 2014

After 1972, the extending dissents of urban Indian gatherings

Albeit Native Americans had taken an interest in social developments all through the twentieth century, the ARPM varied from past developments in that they requested consideration in U.s. foundations while holding their social character. As Indian activism advanced, the Red Power development got to be more genuine and once in a while brutal. In November 1972, few Native rights associations organized the Trail of Broken Treaties train on the eve of the 1972 presidential race with the proposition of giving President Nixon a 20-point project rethinking U.s.-Indian relations. Enraged by the absence of logistical backing guaranteed by Interior Department authorities, Native American activists assumed control BIA central station in Washington, D.c., taking unlimited quantities of secret documents concerning the BIA and Indian Health Service (IHS) and incurring $2.2 million in harm to the building. Humiliated by the media scope, the Nixon Administration guaranteed to react to their requests inside a month and provided for them $66,000 in transportation cash instantly in return for a serene end to the occupation. 

After 1972, the extending dissents of urban Indian gatherings spread to the reservations and uncovered expanding pressures inside Indian groups, frequently described as "conventional" versus "absorbed" Indians. These clashes reached a crucial stage at "Injured Knee II," a ten-week attack on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The clash at Wounded Knee included the denunciation of Oglala Lakota (Sioux's) tribal executive, Richard Wilson, who was viewed as degenerate by numerous seniors and customary parts of the tribe, incorporating those connected with AIM. Other tribe parts, large portions of whom were relatives and companions who had gotten the few employments and assets the tribal government brought to the table, underpinned Wilson. The two restricting factions furnished themselves and a standoff followed, including tribal police, AIM, individuals living on the reservation, government law implementation authorities, the BIA, big names, altruistic, religious and legitimate associations, the U.s. military and the news media. The attack finished May 9 after arrangements between President Nixon's illustrative Leonard Garment and AIM pioneers Dennis Banks and Carter Camp. Amid the standoff, two Native Americans and one FBI operators were executed. Wilson stayed in office. In the following few years, various occupations happened on reservations including tribal factions connected with AIM or urban tribal parts. 

The last real occasion of the Alcatraz-Red Power Movement was The Longest Walk from February to July 1978. A few hundred Native Americans walked from San Francisco to Washington, D.c. to symbolize the constrained expulsion of American Indians from their countries and to attract consideration regarding the proceeding with issues tormenting the Indian group. The walk likewise endeavored to point out kickback against Indian settlement rights that was picking up force in Congress. Dissimilar to numerous dissent occasions of the mid-'70s, the walk was a serene occasion. 

The Alcatraz-Red Power Movement declined in the late '70s, due in expansive part to the FBI's concealment and penetration through its then mystery operation COINTELPRO, which tried to "kill" any lobbyist association with solid contradicting perspectives against the national government. Inside three years of the Wounded Knee II attack, 69 parts and supporters of AIM kicked the bucket brutally on the reservation. About 350 others were physically attacked. None of their executioners were indicted, and a significant number of the cases were never researched. Numerous AIM pioneers were detained. Divisions inside AIM uncovered a part in the development between the individuals who battled for the privileges of the urban Indian group and other people who favored a national lobbyist motivation. After 1978, the strategy of property seizures dropped out of support, flagging the end of Red Power activism.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

On an Island

On an Island is the third solo album by David Gilmour, best known as vocalist and lead guitarist for Pink Floyd. It was released in the UK on 6 March 2006, Gilmour's 60th birthday, and in the United States the following day. It was Gilmour's first new solo album in 22 years. The song "Castellorizon" received a Grammy Award nomination for best rock instrumental. The album has achieved platinum status in Canada for shipping 100,000 units.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Turkey (bird)

History and naming

When Europeans first encountered turkeys in the Americas, they incorrectly identified the birds as a type of guineafowl (Numididae). Guineafowl were also known as turkey fowl (or turkey hen and turkey cock) because they were imported to Central Europe through Turkey. The name turkey fowl, shortened to just the name of the country, stuck as the name of the North American bird.[2][3][4] In 1550, English navigator William Strickland, who had introduced the turkey into England, was granted a coat of arms including a "turkey-cock in his pride proper".

The confusion between these kinds of birds from related, but different, families is also reflected in the scientific name for the turkey genus: meleagris (μελεαγρίς) is Greek for guineafowl. Two major reasons why the name 'turkey fowl' stuck to Meleagris rather than to the Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris) were the genuine belief that the newly-discovered Americas were in fact a part of Asia, and the tendency during that time to attribute exotic animals and foods to a place that symbolized far-off, exotic lands.

In many countries, the name for turkeys refers to some other country. See List of names for the Wild Turkey.
Several other birds, which are sometimes called turkeys, are not particularly closely related: the Australian Brushturkey is a megapode, and the bird sometimes known as the "Australian Turkey" is the Australian Bustard, a gruiform. The bird sometimes called a Water Turkey is the Anhinga (Anhinga rufa), from the shape of its tail when the feathers are fully spread for drying.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Vesper Sparrow

The Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus) is a medium-sized American sparrow. It is the only member of the genus Pooecetes.
Adults have light brown upperparts and light underparts, both with darker streaking. They have a white eye ring and a long dark brown tail which shows white outer feathers in flight.
Their breeding habitat is open grassy areas across most of North America. The nest is an open cup on the ground under a clump of grass.
These birds migrate to the southern and central United States and Mexico.
These birds forage on the ground, mainly eating insects and seeds. Outside the nesting season they often feed in small flocks.
The male sings from a higher perch, such as a shrub or fencepost, which indicates his ownership of the nesting territory. The musical song begins with two pairs of repeated whistled notes and ends in a series of trills, somewhat similar to that of the Song Sparrow.
This bird's numbers are declining in the eastern parts of its range due to habitat loss.