Saturday, March 12, 2011

Mystery Person Contest


Ready, Set, Go  . . . .!

22 comments:

  1. Was it really that easy? I did not intend on this being easy. I thought he was more obscure.

    Welcome to Red Man Week!

    PJM

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  2. What a quickness you have this morning, Roger.
    And where were those black-footed ferrets reintroduced? (sorry-inside joke).
    Can anyone explain what being 'a follower' involves. What is the advantage?

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  3. Well, being our local University team are known as the Fighting Sioux. A name that they are proud of, but the NCAA wants them to drop the logo, even though the local Sioux tribe voted 3 to 1 for them to keep it. They think that using the Fight Sioux name and Indian Head logo is demeaning to the Indians.
    I also live out in Montana where the Little Big Horn Battle was fought.
    I only had to check out a few Indian Chief to make sure I had the right one.

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  4. Sorry Judi, I had not read you blog yet, but I think ir was some place in Wyo.

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  5. Roger, good job.

    Not sure how your local U team name helped figure out who today's Red Man was, since he was an Oglala Lakota, although they did fight the Sioux (at least according to some historical reports; I didn't actually witness that.)

    There are other historical reports that Chief American Horse was a Sioux. Were they different people with the same name?

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  6. Roger, The St. John's basketball team knuckled under years ago changing the Redmen to the Red Storm. I think a more locally recognized name would have been the "red tide".

    John

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  7. Okay, he didn't make it as the mystery person but this guy deserves mention...

    http://joshuamarquis.com/imagehosting/
    MelBrooks-Indian-BlazingSaddles.jpg

    John

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  8. Joe,
    Sioux is from the French word (derived from there Indian scouts word) that includes the Lakota, Dakota, and Nkota nations.

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  9. Danny, thank you.

    And after a bit of research I think I have that part figured out.

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  10. Lakota and Dakota are tribes that the real name for the Sioux Indians. The name Sioux is the name other Indian tribls gave to the Lakota and the Dakota Indians.
    Many Sioux are proud of the name Sioux but a few want to change it, and be refered to only as Lakota Indians

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  11. Looks liek one has to get up pretty early to out smart this guys. Good job Roger.
    Or maybe it is the time frame difference Im in.
    Possible we will have native heritage week?
    Blessings

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  12. Welcome to Red Man Week!

    With respect for your website......

    "Red Man" is considered by many to be a demeaning reference, often used with contempt or disdain. "First Nations" or "Native American" would be more appropriate.

    Deacon

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  13. Funny thing about what ethic terms are considered "derogatory or demeaning". My guess is those who are offended the most are the PC police. All the "African-Americans" I know would rather be referred to as black. All the "Asians" would rather called Chinese, Korean etc (as applies). And I don't know any Puerto Ricans that would rather be called "hispanic". Most all of them would rather be called by their names or Americans.

    John

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  14. I really don't understand all the P.C. stuff.
    Aren't we all Americans.
    If not then are we suppose to call people with German Ancestry in their past< German Americans . Or Finish Ancestry people, Finish Americans. Irish Ancestry Irish American, French Ancestry, French Americans. Australian Ancestry, are Aussie Americans. Do we call some one that came from South America, American Americans
    No we are all Americans.
    I am 100% German Ancestry, but I want to called an American and super proud to be an American.

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  15. You go Roger and congrats on the guess....

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  16. I'm disappoinated that you didn't post a picture of someone who had dogs. Like Leonard Seppala. He was a musher in Alaska who was instrumental in getting the diptherea epidemic in Nome. He is also considered the founder of the Siberian Husky breed. His leader's name was Togo.

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  17. @Roger
    Bravo! I was going to guess Karl Mai in disguise (smiles).

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  18. PC gives me hives! My husband's grandfather was pure Cherokee, and when I once used the term Native American, he about had a fit! The upshot of it was that all "U-ne-gv Yv-wi" (white people) were natives of this country, and the term was meaningless and one more attempt by the Great White Father to get the red man to disappear. If you Google them, you will find that most nations do call themselves Indians. Wa-do! (Thank you)

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  19. @Roger: Bravo! Well said! I hate all the pigeon-holing that breaks up instead of uniting a nation.

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