Friday, March 16, 2007

NDN Newz: Pow Wow this Saturday, War Hero Dies

This came in my email this week, and I wanted to share it:

The Nde Daa Exhibition Pow wow will take place this Saturday. Nde means the People and Daa means Spring. This will also be the one year anniversary of the taking of Eagle Feathers from native dancers. Please keep the People in prayer As the Federal agents are again supposed to be there to take Eagle Feathers and arrest Native Peoples.

Billy Walkabout, a Cherokee warrior whose actions in Vietnam made him among most decorated soldiers of the war, died March 7. He was 57. Walkabout received the Distinguished Service Cross, Purple Heart, five Silver Stars and five Bronze Stars. He was believed to be the most decorated Native American soldier of the Vietnam War, according to U.S. Department of Defense reports. Walkabout died of pneumonia and renal failure. He is survived by his wife, Juanita Medbury-Walkabout.



At 1:42 PM, Blogger Timothy Ratte said...

Hi. I found your blog while doing some research about the Little Shell Indians of Montana.

I am a journalism student at the University of Montana. Every year the school of journalism puts out a publication called the Native News Honors Project, where we write stories about the 7 reservations in Montana. This year, we added the Little Shell to our publication, and I'm the guy writing the story.

I've just spent several days with James Parker Shield, who just helped draft a bill to try to procure a piece of land from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

The good news is, the bill passed last week. The governor will be signing it this week, meaning the Little Shell Indians, who have been landless for more than a century, finally have some land. This should also give them a serious leg-up on their effort to gain federal recognition.

I though you should know.

If you want more information, you can email me at

I would love to mail you a copy of the publication when it comes out in about a month. We got some really touching stories about Hill 57...



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