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  • Wonder on Wednesday
    10 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 4 0
    Maybe you’re feeling those time-change blues. Or maybe that mid-week hurdle seems extra-high this week. Here are three quick reads from Dorothy Ramon (1909-2002). May these Native American stories in ...
  • Power
    04 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 4 0
    The timeless view of San Jacinto Peak from Morongo Reservation. (Pat Murkland Photo) As a Morongo Reservation Tribal Council member for more than 30 years, including three times as chairwoman, Mary An...
  • Tea Time!
    27 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 4 0
    At Malki Museum’s 2021 Fall Harvest event, we all were invited to tea — Native tea. Sienna Thomas, a ranger for the Wildlands Conservancy at Whitewater Preserve, and a board member of the Malki Museum...
  • Ancient Tree of Life
    20 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 3 0
    Honey mesquite pods grow at the sacred Serrano site, Oasis of Mara, in Twentynine Palms, California (Photo by Robb Hannawacker, courtesy of Wikimedia) Mesquite Power By Pat Murkland Mesquite grows all...
  • Branding Traditions
    13 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 4 0
    Morongo Cultural Heritage Department just hosted the reservation’s 8th annual open ranch rodeo, with prizes for roping, branding, barrel racing, and other competitions. The rodeo reminds us that the f...
  • When Deer Make Music
    07 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    If we were in older times, the Bighorn Sheep Constellation in the night sky would tell us it was nearly time for the Serrano mourning ceremony. This ceremony held at Morongo would be in October, but w...
  • Glossy Black Wings
    29 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 3 0
    Raven in flight (Copetersen Photo, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons) Raven is an ancient bird around the world, pictured on the walls of Egyptian pyramids, on Viking banners unfurled in long-ago battles,...
  • Season for Ceremony
    22 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 2 0
    The Bighorn Sheep trio at center (Courtesy of NASA) Welcome to Autumn. This is the time of the year when we watch the night sky closely. We watch the Bighorn Sheep (Orion’s belt) run closer and closer...
  • Roadrunner's House
    15 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 4 0
    The names of Native American homelands can be descriptive, beautiful, and mysterious. Here are a few places: The Desert: Pūichekiva, Road Runner’s House In older times, a Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx...
  • Invisible Cemetery
    09 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 3 0
    By Pat Murkland San Timoteo Canyon, a rural inland Southern California canyon in the foothills of the San Jacinto Mountains, has served as an important travel route for centuries. The other afternoon,...
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