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The Sherman Indian Museum is a museum and archive collecting indigenous American material and provides a training venue for Sherman Indian High school’s archives and museum programs.
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Grandpa WhiteCloud with Eagle Staff and Bob Rivera with American Flag leading the Grand Entry
Rest In Peace dear Lyda Kipp Duran.
She was a wonderful person.
She is Sherman Alum from class of 1947.
She then worked at Sherman as a Dorm Supervisor until retirement.
Sincere Condolences from your Sherman Family.
We just got our copy we ordered today!
Sherman Indian Museum would like to share and recommend this new book to our friends.
Here is he link to this old silent film that was partially filmed on our campus.
Our students are in this film and our beautiful buildings can be seen.
It is heartbreaking seeing how young and innocent are kids were in this film. I also noticed the lil denim pinstriped dresses the lil girls have on are the actual little girls uniforms. We were donated one years ago by student Muriel Kolb who came to Sherman as a little girl and stayed all 12 years. Her dress has been on loan to the Heard Museum in Phoenix for years for the "Away from Home" Exhibition.
I also noticed some of it is filmed on our school farm in Home Gardens as i could see the buildings and the hills in the back. This is very emotional for me to watch!
Our students went to a screening of this in 1929 t the Riverside Fox Theater.
Here is our school newsletter that talks about it.
More info on the film
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This film was partially filmed on Sherman Institute Campus, Riverside, Ca.
I will be posting it in the soon. Lets watch it and discuss it.
The San Francisco Silent Film Festival is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about silent film as an art form and as a culturally valuable historical record.
Making History: IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts is the inaugural collaboration between the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) and the University of New Mexico Press (UNM Press). Established in 1929, the University of New Mexico Press is the fourth largest university press west of the R...
Thank you Sherman Facilities crew for your hard work on our museum grounds! You are appreciated!
Indian Affairs’ National Native American Heritage Month 2020 Observance
Indian Affairs-DOI National Native American Heritage Month 2020 schedule is:
• November 9: Our kick-off program will be live-streamed from 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST with BIA Midwest Regional Director Tammi Poitra (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) giving the keynote, BIA Deputy Bureau Director–Field Operations Jim James (Ohkay Owinge) giving the closing, and songs provided by Lance Fisher (Northern Cheyenne) from the Office of Self-Governance. To view, go to https://www.doi.gov/events.
• November 10: DOI’s Veterans Day program will be live-streamed from 1:00-2:30 p.m. EST with information on how veterans can transition to working for DOI. To view, go to https://www.doi.gov/events, then stay for the Wall of Valor with photos and brief bios of veterans who are current DOI employees.
• November 9-13: Since November 15 is on Sunday this year, we’re going with “Rock Your Mocs” Week, because having on your tribal footwear feels and looks so good! If you’d like to share your foot photos for posting, send them to us at [email protected].
• November 16-20: This is our Red Shawl Week, and we’re encouraging everyone to wear red in honor and remembrance of missing and murdered victims, and to learn about resources for staying safe. Send us photos of what you’re wearing to [email protected] and we’ll post them, too.
• November 23: Premier of the Hall of Tribal Nations and the HOTN Flag Collection video (start time TBA)
Other Heritage Month Save-the-Dates are: November 7, National Bison Day; November 11, Veterans Day and the launch of a virtual program to mark the completion of the new National Native American Veterans Memorial at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.; November 26, Thanksgiving Day; and November 27, Native American Heritage Day.
The EVENTS page from the US Department of the Interior brings you live coverage of lectures and news.
Celebrate the life of Dennis Whitecloud, leave a kind word or memory and get funeral service information care of Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Mortuary.
Indigenous Peoples Day!
Who are the indigenous People from your area?
Albert Ray, a Pima Indian from Arizona, was dubbed a ‘star’ before his career was cut short
Happy California Indian Day!
Happy California Indian Day!
It is with deep sadness and respect we post the following information. We send our love, respect and condolences to his family and loved ones.
Arrangements for McDaniel Macky John , SIHS 2008
Viewing on Monday, September 14, 2020 @ Silver Creek in Pinetop from 10am - 12 Noon
Burial/Gravesite service on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 @ 1:00p.m
Meet at Lower Cibecue at 12pm to escort Macky... Remember to social distance and wear facemasks...
A Mighty Girl
Maria Tallchief, the first Native American to become a prima ballerina, was one of the most acclaimed ballerinas of the 20th century. Born in 1925, Tallchief grew up on the Osage Reservation in Oklahoma. As noted in a NY Times tribute to her, "Growing up at a time when many American dancers adopted Russian stage names, Ms. Tallchief, proud of her Indian heritage, refused to do so, even though friends told her that it would be easy to transform Tallchief into Tallchieva."
Tallchief kept her name and made her mark throughout the dance world, dancing with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo from 1942 to 1947 and the New York City Ballet from its founding in 1947 through 1965. She is pictured here in the title role of George Balanchine's ballet "Firebird." This dance legend passed away in 2013 at the age of 88.
To introduce this pioneering dancer to children, we highly recommend "Who Is Maria Tallchief" for ages 8 to 12 (https://www.amightygirl.com/who-is-maria-tallchief) and "Tallchief: American's Prima Ballerina" for ages 4 to 9 (https://www.amightygirl.com/tallchief-america-s-prima-ballerina)
She is also among the women featured in "This Little Trailblazer" for ages 1 to 4 (https://www.amightygirl.com/this-little-trailblazer) and "She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World," for ages 5 to 9 (https://www.amightygirl.com/she-persisted)
To discover our favorite fictional picture books about Mighty Girl dancers, visit our blog post, "Dancing Her Heart Out: 20 Picture Books About Mighty Girls Who Love to Dance," at https://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=12378
And, for more books about Native American and Indigenous girls and women, check out our blog post, "A Celebration of Native American and Indigenous Mighty Girls," at https://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=10365
These dolls were donated to our museum.
No information on them and the donor had no affiliation to Sherman.
They just sent them to us because we are an Indian Museum the donor said.
Our scope of collection is items affiliated to our school history. We are so lacking in storage areas. I wish we had a big facility to care for more items.
These 14 Sherman yearbooks were recently donated back to the museum. They are in great condition. 1925-1960
Carl C Brittain collection, donated by granddaughter
Here is some quick pics of the scrapbook of a woman named Debbie Bregger 1970/1971. Her brother donated this and said she volunteered at the school and had fond memories of her time there.
These will also be scanned.
Donated to the Sherman Indian Museum from the family of Edgar Samons.
Here are some quick pics of the great pictures. These will all be scanned eventually.1966/1967
Sherman Alum Darin Masawytewa and his son’s Edward And Arthur are Kachina Doll Carvers from Hopi, Second Mesa,Az.
Here is some of their beautiful work that is available. If you have any questions or are interested please contact Darin through personal messenger. https://www.facebook.com/darin.masawytewa.9
Gloria grew up on the campus of Sherman. Her parents were Sherman graduates and long time employees of Sherman. Her and her sibling were child hood friends with my mom Tonita Largo Glover , the Townsend family, the Santeo Family, and many more employee famines who grew up on Sherman during the 1940s through the 1960s.
Terilyn John entered into rest on June 24, 2020 in Scottsdale, Arizona. She was born to Marilyn Peaches and the late Terry Bourke on May 18, 1975 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Terilyn grew up in Cibecue, Arizona and enjoyed living in the community. She loved reading all types of books and she enjoyed being up in the mountains near the lakes and traveling. She attended Sherman Indian High School and graduated in 1993. It was at Sherman that she met her husband-to-be, Daniel John. They were married on August 15, 1998. After graduating high school she attended Haskell University in Lawrence, Kansas; as well as Mesa Community College in Mesa, Arizona. She worked for WIOA for 18 plus years; where she enjoyed working with the youth. Terilyn’s faith in God was very strong and she loved God with everything. She loved her nieces, nephew, family, relatives and friends deeply. She will be truly missed by all who knew her.
Terilyn is survived by her husband: Daniel John; mother: Marilyn Peaches; sisters: Tamara Ivins and Natalie Bourke; nephew: Shane Bourke and nieces: Aisha Ivins, Audrina Ivins, Gozyleonna Bourke and Raenesha Bourke. She was preceded in death by her father: Terry Bourke; brother: Marques Bourke; and grandparents: Ernest & Cosetta Murphy and Vincent and Edith Bourke.
A viewing will be held on Friday, July 10, 2020 at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Silver Creek Mortuary in Pinetop, Arizona.
The Graveside Service will be on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at Sunny Side Cemetery in Cibecue, Arizona.
Arrangements were entrusted to Silver Creek Mortuary, Pinetop. If you wish to share condolences with the John family, visit www.silvercreekmortuary.net.
Rest In Peace beautiful one🙏🏽❤️🦋
By Richard Stephens Special to the Pahrump Valley Times
May 21, 2020 - 3:23 pm
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Enes Strozzi Wells, Beatty’s oldest living resident, was surprised with a drive-by celebration for her 99th birthday, Friday, May 15.
Family members and friends in cars, on bikes, and on foot paraded by as Enes watched from the porch of her daughter, Julie Watkins’, home, where she is currently living. Two Nye County Sheriff’s deputies led the parade, with Deputy Mark Murphy in a patrol car and Deputy Breanna Nelson on a motorcycle. Deputy Nelson is Enes’ great-granddaughter. Another deputy, Chris Martinez,was at the end of the parade in a patrol pickup.
The patrol vehicles saluted Enes with lights and sirens, and as the other vehicles, many heavily decorated, passed, drivers honked their horns, and people yelled birthday greetings.
Enes Strozzi Wells was born in Beatty on May 15, 1921. Her parents were Cesar Strozzi, an immigrant from Biasca, Switzerland, and his wife, Mary Rose, a Shoshone Indian from the Grapevine Mountains in Nevada.
Enes’ parents lived in Beatty, but also had a ranch at a higher elevation northwest of Beatty where the family would spend summers. Strozzi Ranch, which Cesar established around 1931 and abandoned in 1947, is now part of Death Valley National Park in an area sometimes called “The Nevada Triangle.”
Enes started school in Beatty in a building located behind the Exchange Club. She spent all her elementary school years in Beatty, then attended the Sherman Indian School in Riverside, California. She returned to Beatty High School for her senior year, and graduated with the class of 1941.
She married Thomas Lester Wells in 1947, and they lived in the house that is now used as an office by the Beatty Water and Sanitation District. After a year, they moved to California, but Enes returned to Beatty after her husband’s death in 1991 to be with her sister, Delores “Dolly” Gillette.
Enes and Thomas had two children, Craig and Julie, and Thomas had a son, Gary, from a previous marriage. Enes legally adopted Gary in 2009 when he was 66 years old. Daughter Julie reported that “the entire courtroom broke out in laughter when their case was called.”
Enes has one living brother, Harry, remaining, and one living cousin, Theodore “Bombo” Cottonwood, of Beatty.
Richard Stephens is a freelance reporter living in Beatty.
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They would love for you all to download for free our book, "BIRD DANCE." It's free from now until Wednesday, April 22, by clicking
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“Deborah Tourtillott, my sis-in-law, had told me this legendary story last year; and her sis, Leona Marquez, drew all of the beautiful illustrations. With the three of us collaborating on writing, publishing, and marketing, it made Number 1 Best Seller on Amazon! It's an easy-read for all ages about a curious bird achieving his dreams, with a heartfelt message of the importance of family and traditions. Here are some memorable pics from some of our Book Signings so far! We hope to have many more after our lockdown. Thank you so very much for your support! — with Ramiro Marquez and 6 others.”
BIRD DANCE: A Native American Tradition For All to Enjoy
Sherman Class of 1957 passes away.
We at Sherman Museum send our love and prayers to the family. Our museum will be honored to keep the memory of her on-going at our museum.
We will be open this Saturday from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Stop by if you are in the area!
9010 Magnolia Ave
RTA Bus stop is in front of museum on Magnolia Street just east of Jackson Street
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