Saturday, December 5, 2009

Indians!

Today we feature a picture of a group of Indians. We are going to shake things up a little so read the rules carefully. You must name at least three of the Indians, and identify them on the picture, with designators Indian 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. Indians are numbered left to right. So Indian on the far left is Indian 1. NOW, if your initials are N. M. you must identify all SIX Indians to win. If your initials are NOT N. M. you may win by correctly identifying any three Indians. Let the Games Begin!

18 comments:

  1. 1 - Little Plume
    2 - Buckskin Charlie
    3 - Geronimo
    4 - Quanah Parker
    5 - Hollow Horn Bear
    6 - American Horse

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  2. Oh one day you will get yours you evil man Nate Maas. You continue to make a mockery of the contest. I know you are somehow cheating, but I can not figure out how.

    I refuse to continue to put up with your insolence. Next week you will be defeated. I will gloat over your defeat. Oh yes, I will gloat.
    PJM

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  3. Thanks again for the fun, PJM! I'll be looking forward to next week. Nice to see you did the gentlemanly thing and drove Mrs. PJM. Is a tractor still on the wish list this year?

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  4. Yes, After I decided not to get a tractor, I have decided I want one again. I got the solar system instead of the tractor, and am happy with it. Next week the Wind Turbine goes up, so that should help further improve energy production. Then there was the free peacock and chicken expenses. Next summer I would like to start working towards a tractor again. I feel driving Mrs. PJM to the airport should lay a good foundation for this eventual request.
    PJM

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  5. Have you ever wondered how the plains indians survived the winters with nothing more than a tent for shelter. I can't imagine how they stayed warm when the temperature dropped to -30. Not to mention the wind and snow.

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  6. I think it would be fun to have a solar system, but it doesn't move. More fun would be the wind turbine, but you can't ride it. A tractor is definitely where it's at! Will Dustin have any part in your wind turbine?

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  7. Dustin wont be envolved in the wind turbines. He will be building the big ones. They just put in a wind farm about 5 miles from my house. It has 100 of the big 2 MWatt turbines. Just last week they turned the things on.

    Dustin is doing well, and is passing all his classes. He should be getting close to getting an apprenticeship which will pay for his remaining college. So, I think he is to the point that he is going to make it. The help and encouragement from blog readers last year made a big difference.
    PJM

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  8. Dan,
    I bet the tipis were pretty warm with a fire inside. I think the big issue would be having enough firewood for the winter. Given they did not even have steel axes.
    PJM

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  9. I check the OPOD contest and there's no comments. I verify American Horse and look back and there's six comments and the contest is over. Boogers. Congratulations, Nate.

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  10. Mathan,
    Just wait. Next week Nate will get his.
    PJM

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  11. Great work, Nate. And really fast!
    I thought it would have taken even
    you a bit longer to put that
    together.

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  12. Holy Smokes - how can ANYONE name all six indians immediately after it was posted???? N.M. you must have a secret weapon but I sure don't know what it is.

    FWIW, teepees can be quite comfortable in the winter with a nice fire in them. Notice the open 'flap' on the top which is often quite black? that's the chimney.

    Merideth in Wyoming

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  13. Great to hear that Dustin is still on track.

    Best of luck to him (and all your students).

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  14. Great job Nate! I was busy decorating the house for my daughter's surprise birthday party while she was still sleeping this morning. Didn't get a chance to look at the site until now. I would have known #3 but that's it.

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  15. Actually, once you get two of them, Google images pulls up the Smithsonian copy of today's picture. Unfortunately, I had Dull Knife instead of Quanah Parker. <&lt>sigh<&gt>

    As for keeping warm, have you ever worn a full set of buckskins? A HS buddy from Ft Washakie let me wear one once. Didn't take long to get too hot for comfort.


    Plus there's the differences in physiognomy (?) of folks raised outdoors in the mountains (?Merideth?). It took me nearly ten years in Texas for my body to learn how to sweat in the summer. Heck, it was a full year at sea level before I had to breath more than once an hour.

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  16. Mathan - you are right on the money on your physiology comment/ and acclimation to the weather. It is all in what you are used to and acclimated to. I had a friend one time who was working with a crew of Arapaho and it was below zero near Lander, WY. They were all working with their clothing unzipped while he was bundled up to his nose. He asked them if they did not get cold? They said does your face get cold? Well no, he replied. Indians all face the Arapaho said.

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  17. Little Plume was a Blackfoot. Buckskin Charlie a Ute. Geronimo, of course, an Apache warrior chief.

    Quanah Parker was a Commanchie, Hollow Horn Bear a Sioux, and American Horse a Lakota Sioux.

    I wonder what would have been the occasion for these individuals to meet. They were certainly not a welcoming committee to representatives of the white man's government.

    My first thought was that they may have been clan leaders from among the various Shawnee factions.

    I do wonder how Nate Maas was able to zero in on the correct identity of those who were photographed. He must have one helluva search engine.

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  18. Perhaps future contests could be 'Only Nate guesses who is the person in the photo, everyone else guesses how many minutes/seconds it will take for him to answer correctly?'

    ;-)

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