Monday, December 28, 2009


Howka tribal members I stumbled acrtoss numerous writings about this story and thought I would post it .

Forbidden Archeology
The Hidden History of the Human Race
by Michael A. Cremo and Richard L. Thompson

Excerpt 1

The Neale Mortar and Pestle

Many discoveries of ancient artifacts were made under Table Mountain in Tuolumne County, California. One of the more well-attested cases is that of a mortar and pestle found by superintendent J. H. Neale of the Montezuma Tunnel Company. The stratigraphy at Table Mountain consists of a latite cap dated to 9 million years, andesitic tuffs, breccias, and sediments going back to 21.1 million years, rhyolite tuffs as old as 33.2 million years, and prevolcanic auriferous gravels, some as ancient as 55.0 million years. What follows are some excerpts from Forbidden Archeology describing this discovery made in the auriferous gravels of Table Mountain, dated from 33.2 to 55 million years old.

On August 2, 1890, J. H. Neale signed the following statement about discoveries made by him: "In 1877 Mr. J. H. Neale was superintendent of the Montezuma Tunnel Company, and ran the Montezuma tunnel into the gravel underlying the lava of Table Mountain, Tuolumne County. . . . At a distance of between 1400 and 1500 feet from the mouth of the tunnel, or of between 200 and 300 feet beyond the edge of the solid lava, Mr. Neale saw several spear-heads, of some dark rock and nearly one foot in length. On exploring further, he himself found a small mortar three or four inches in diameter and of irregular shape. This was discovered within a foot or two of the spear-heads. He then found a large well-formed pestle, now the property of Dr. R. I. Bromley, and near by a large and very regular mortar, also at present the property of Dr. Bromley." This last mortar and pestle appear on your right.

Neale's affidavit continued: "All of these relics were found the same afternoon, and were all within a few feet of one another and close to the bed-rock, perhaps within a foot of it. Mr. Neale declares that it is utterly impossible that these relics can have reached the position in which they were found excepting at the time the gravel was deposited, and before the lava cap formed. There was not the slightest trace of any disturbance of the mass or of any natural fissure into it by which access could have been obtained either there or in the neighborhood" (Sinclair 1908, pp. 117–118). The position of the artifacts in gravel "close to the bed-rock" at Tuolumne Table Mountain indicates they were 33–55 million years old. . . .

In a paper read before the American Geological Society and published in its journal, geologist George F. Becker (1891, pp. 192–193) said: "It would have been more satisfactory to me individually if I had myself dug out these implements, but I am unable to discover any reason why Mr. Neale's statement is not exactly as good evidence to the rest of the world as my own would be. He was as competent as I to detect any fissure from the surface or any ancient workings, which the miner recognizes instantly and dreads profoundly. Some one may possibly suggest that Mr. Neale's workmen 'planted' the implements, but no one familiar with mining will entertain such a suggestion for a moment. . . . The auriferous gravel is hard picking, in large part it requires blasting, and even a very incompetent supervisor could not possibly be deceived in this way. . . . In short, there is, in my opinion, no escape from the conclusion that the implements mentioned in Mr. Neale's statement actually occurred near the bottom of the gravels, and that they were deposited where they were found at the same time with the adjoining pebbles and matrix."

HOW TO SAY MERRY CHRISTMAS! in native languages

Howka tribal members... I just got this from the Native American Library group I belong to and thought I would share it.

HOW TO SAY MERRY CHRISTMAS! in native languages

ALEUT: Kamgan Ukudigaa
ALUTIIQ ALASKA Spraasnikam! [Happy Holidays]
WESTERN APACHE: Gozhqq Keshmish
AYMARA Sooma Nawira-ra
BLACKFOOT I'Taamomohkatoyiiksistsikomi
CENTRAL AHTNA C'ehwggelnen Dzaen
CHEROKEE: Danistayohihv &Aliheli'sdi Itse Udetiyvasadisv
CHEYENNE: Hoesenestotse & Aa'eEmona'e
CHOCTAW: Yukpa, Nitak Hollo Chito
CREE: Mitho Makosi Kesikansi
CREEK: Afvcke Nettvcakorakko
DINE/NAVAJO: Ya'at'eeh Keshmish
GITKSAN Hisgusgitxwsim Ha'niisgats Christ ganhl Ama Sii K'uuhl!
GUARAYU Imboeteipri tasecoi Tupa i vave!
GWICH'IN: Drin tsal zhit shoh ohlii & Drin Choo zhit zhoh ohli
HAWAIIAN: Mele Kalikimaka & Hauoli Makahiki Hou
INUPIAQ: annaurri Aniruq & Paglaun Ukiutchiaq
INUPIATUN: Quvianaq Agaayuniqpak
INUPIK Jutdlime pivdluarit ukiortame pivdluaritlo!
IROQUOIS: Ojenyunyat Sungwiyadeson Homungradon Nagwutut & Ojenyunyat Osrasay
KAQCHIKEL Dios Tik'ujie' Avik'in
KOYUKON Denaahto' Hoolaanh Dedzaanh Sodeelts'eeyh
KUTCHIN Drin Tsal Neenjit Goozu'
LAKOTA: Wanikiya Tonpi Wowiyuskin & Omaka Teca Oiyokipi
MAYA/YUCATECO: Utzul Mank'inal
OJIBWE (CHIPPEWA) - Niibaa' Anami'egiizhigad & Aabita Biboo
ONEIDA - Wanto'wan Amp; Hoyan
NASKAPI Miywaaitaakun Mikusaanor
Q'ANJOB'AL Chi Woche Swatx'ilal Hak'ul Yet Jun Yalji Komami'
QUECHUA: Sumaj Kausay Kachun Navidad Ch'sisipi & Mosoi Watapi Sumaj Kausay Kachun
RETVARA Mamaka Wejejer??ka
SALCHA Dzeen Chox Teedle 'Aay Nayilkaa
SENECA: A:O'-E:Sad Yos-Ha:-Se:'
TANAINA: Natukda Nuuphaa
TEWA Hihchandi N??uphaa
TLINGIT - Xristos Khuwdziti Kax Sh Kaxtoolxetl
TUTCHONE/NORTHERN - T'ohudinch'i Hulin Dzenu & Eyum Nan Ek'an Nenatth'at Danji Te Yesohuthin Ch'e Hadaatle
YUPIK ESKIMO, ALASKA - Alussistuaqegtaarmek Piamceci!
YUPIK/SIBERIAN - Quyanalghii Kuusma & Quyangalleq Nutaghamun Aymiqulleq

Thursday, December 24, 2009


Howka tribal members. There is a website that has a database of unclaimed money. Type in your families last name and see what comes up.There is also a city one at I hope some of you tribal members get lucky and find some unclaimed money. I get half ayeeeeeeeeeeee..

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


I just wanted to wish everyone a happy winter solstice... It looks like it's gonna be a cold winter on the rez...

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Howka tribal members, I am so excited by an email I just received. Tribal member and my late great uncle Augustine Quevas will finally get the military medals deserved to him. I just received an email from the office of Congresswoman Susan Davis. I had written to her requesting her to help me get the medals due to my uncle that was a POW. Uncle Augustine was captured and survived the Bataan Death March. He was later sent to 2 death camps and survived both of those. He was finally boarded with hundreds of other soldiers onto the Hell ship called the Shinyu Maru. This ship was ultimatelty torpedoed by the USS Paddle unknowing that it carried hundreds of our servicemen. Uncle Augustine never survived. His story will now be told and he will now get the medals he has been long overdue receiving.I will keep everyone posted of the actual ceremony.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Oklahoma Department of Libraries

With funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Oklahoma Department of Libraries is sponsoring a 26-month course of study that will introduce selected participants to methods and strategies for designing research projects, identifying sources, accessing and using American Indian materials in local, regional, and national collections, and producing a short documentary using the information collected. A maximum of 20 Research Fellows from across the nation will be selected through a competitive process. Stipend awards are available.

Application guidelines, forms, and a sample application may be downloaded from the front page of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries website at Applications are due by 5 pm CST on February 1, 2010.

Please let us know if you have questions or need additional help.

Best wishes for the happiest of holidays,

Susan Feller

Project Director, 2009-2012 Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums Initiative


Melissa Brodt

Project Manager, 2009-2012 Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums Initiative


Friday, December 11, 2009

Music teacher arrested for child porn

Howka tribal members, I am praying that none of our tribal members have been in contact with this man, he lived in Santa Ysabel. I just wanteed our parents to be aware of what happened.

Music teacher arrested for child porn

Originally published December 10, 2009 at 2:04 p.m., updated December 10, 2009 at 2:36 p.m.

Courtesy San Diego Sheriff's Department
Mark Lewis Kinney
NORTH COUNTY — A music instructor was arrested at his home in Santa Ysabel Wednesday on suspicion of child abuse and child pornography, the Sheriff’s Department said Thursday.

Mark Lewis Kinney, 47, who has a music studio in Ramona and teaches private lessons throughout the county, was booked into jail on eight counts of lewd acts with a child, two counts of manufacturing child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography.

Sheriff’s investigators identified multiple female victims under the age of 14 who were also Kinney’s students, said Sgt. Jim Walker. The exact number of victims and their ages was not released.

Walker said the abuse has been going on “for quite sometime.” The parents of one victim reported the allegations to detectives three months ago.

In the 1990s, Kinney toured with major bands, including country star Kenny Chesney, as well as with his own band, Mojave River, Kinney wrote on his Web site. He teaches drums and piano.

A warrant was issued for his arrest on Monday after an investigation by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the District Attorney’s Office, sheriff’s officials said.

Authorities fear there may be additional victims. Many of his music students have been children.

Anyone with information about Kinney or other victims can call sheriff’s Detective Chris Davis at (858) 974-2310.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

free $10 Macy's gift cards

Howka tribal members, In honor of Virginia O’Hanlon, the 8 year old girl that inspired the famous” yes Virginia” editorial published in 1897, Macy’s is handing out free $10 gift cards to anyone named Virginia or Virgil on Dec. 11th..

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Meteor Showers this weekend

Howka tribal members, beacuse our rez is so high in the mountains we will have the best view of the upcoming meteor shower. This Sunday the Geminid meteor show will begin around 9pm. Expect to see about 140 meteors per hour.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Lincoln and Native Americans

Howka tribal members, As California Indians we sometimes don't learn about what happened to non- California Indians in the past. I just received an interesting link, that I thought I would share.

Lincoln and Native America from the Black Hawk War to the Presidency

Saturday, December 19, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street, Chicago, IL 60610
Panelists: Scott Stevens, The Newberry Library (chair); Gary C. Anderson, University of Oklahoma; Jennifer Denetdale, Northern Arizona University, John W. Hall, University of Wisconsin-Madison

A few days before Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, the United States government executed 38 Dakota prisoners of war in Mankato, Minnesota after Lincoln himself had reviewed their cases. Just over a year later, in 1864, Lincoln’s administration supported the forced removal of the Navajo from their homeland to a reservation in New Mexico. As a young man Lincoln served in the Black Hawk War, a conflict that he used later to great political effect, but which had immediate, grave consequences for the Sac and Fox peoples in Illinois. How does an understanding of Lincoln’s treatment of and policy toward Native peoples help us reconsider Lincoln’s legacy? The panelists will engage in a discussion with the audience after their presentations.

Admission is free. No reservations are required.

Visit two exhibitions on display at the Newberry: With Malice Toward None: The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition, a Library of Congress exhibition, and Honest Abe of the West, an exhibition of the Newberry Library's collections.