Prof. EVAN PRITCHARD - www.algonquinculture.org - He is the author of Native New Yorkers, The Legacy of the Algonquin People of New York. He is also the author of the widely praised No Word For Time, the Way of the Algonquin People, and many other books, including an Algonkian language series. He discusses the area of Manhattan, NY before Columbus, before Henry Hudson and the idea of "occupation"; the history not often given or heard either in mainstream or altenative/progressive media.
THOMAS BANYANCA was a Hopi Native American traditional leader. One of four Hopis, including David Monongye, Dan Evehema, and Dan Katchongva, who decided or were appointed to reveal Hopi traditional wisdom and teachings, including the Hopi prophecies for the future, to the general public in 1946, after the use of the first two nuclear weapons on Japan. Banyacya was a member of the Wolf, Fox, and Coyote clans.
Banyacya grew up in the village of Moencopi and first attended Sherman Indian School in Riverside, California and then Bacone College in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He lived in Kykotsmovi, Arizona on the Hopi Reservation. During World War II, Banyacya was a conscientious objector, who spent seven years in prison instead of registering for the draft. Banyacya died on February 6, 1999 in Keams Canyon, Arizona.