#vinyloftheday For a period of time Johnny Cash was led to believe that he was partially Native American. During that time period he made the record "Bitter Tears", a collection of songs detailing the truth of what whites had done and continue to do to Native Americans. And while eventually Cash found out he was not Native American, he continued to fight for Native rights. #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth
THE BALLAD OF IRA HAYES
Ira Hayes returned a hero
Celebrated through the land
He was wined and speeched and honored
Everybody shook his hand
But he was just a Pima Indian
No water, no home, no chance
At home nobody cared what Ira'd done
And when did the Indians dance
Call him drunken Ira Hayes
He won't answer anymore
Not the whiskey drinking Indian
Or the marine that went to war
Then Ira started drinking hard
Jail was often his home
They let him raise the flag and lower it
Like you'd throw a dog a bone
He died drunk early one morning
Alone in the land he fought to save
Two inches of water and a lonely ditch
Was a grave for Ira Hayes
Two stories on Native American-owned breweries. If you're in the San Diego area check out @indianjoebrewing and in Albuquerque check out @bowandarrowbrewing #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth
From @ediblesantafe A Deeper Draft: Bow & Arrow Brewing Company
"In addition to being a doctor, Begay co-founded one of Albuquerque’s newest breweries, Bow & Arrow, with her partner Shyla Sheppard and co-investors Mark and Asa Stone. In February the team opened their doors and their taps with a commitment to a hyperlocal approach to their business and their beer. They seek out local ingredients like blue corn and native hops, they employed local artisans to build the decor, and they serve Pueblo oven bread made by a friend and popcorn prepared by the Popcorn Cannery (just around the corner). Their commitment to place has fueled their venture as much as anything. Since opening, they have done much to engage and build community in their space. Last month they hosted a fundraiser for a Native girls basketball team during the Gathering of Nations, a Dig & Serve pop-up brunch, the Innovate New Mexico student pitch competition, and the first Rio Grande Farmers Coalition farmer social."
From @sandiegoreader The whopping return of Indian Joe
"We still are a native owned business," notes Moran, a Luiseño who named Indian Joe after his great uncle, a veteran of both world wars who introduced beer as a family interest when he began brewing beer on the reservation a hundred years ago. While Moran and Lawson still own a majority stake of Indian Joe, the influx of investor capital has brought the business much further than they might ever have, had they not been forced out of their leased property."
Tomorrow we'll celebrate some Native American-owned breweries but let's first dismantle some alcohol myths as well as talk about the predatory practices of some of the nation's largest breweries. #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth
From @live_science Beer Brewed Long Ago by Native Americans
"Ancient Pueblo Indians brewed their own brand of corn beer, a new study suggests, contradicting claims that the group remained dry until their first meeting with the Europeans... Many of the tribes living in Mexico and some in Arizona are known to have produced a weak beer called tiswin, made by fermenting kernels of corn, but no evidence has ever been found that the same thing happened in New Mexico."
From @verge No, Native Americans aren't genetically more susceptible to alcoholism
"In fact, there’s no evidence that Native Americans are more biologically susceptible to substance use disorders than any other group... American Indians are also much more likely than whites to have their families broken up by the state, which can propel trauma down the generations. Among older Indians, thousands were torn away from their parents and sent to abusive boarding schools whose explicit goal was cultural genocide: "Kill the Indian to save the man." The link between trauma and addiction is not in dispute — and the earlier the trauma, the worse the risk of addiction becomes."
From @npr Native American Tribe's Battle Over Beer Brews
"And who lives in Whiteclay? According to the latest census: 11 people. That's right. Only 11 residents in a town that sells 4 million cans of beer each year...If it was anywhere else, it would have been hammered down. If it was any other group — if it was white people laying in the streets and Indians selling to them — well hell, they'd have the cops in here."
We are celebrating the indigenous musicians from North America with the playlist this week. #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth
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A Tribe Called Red
Lightning Cloud feat. Leonard Sumner
Inez Jasper feat. Fawn Wood
Cody Coyote feat. Vision Quest
#WeekendReads From #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth to Thanksgiving beer pairings and @jamilawoods discussing Afrofuturism.
From @mtv and their 🎶Rebel Music series🎶
"Meet young Native Americans who are taking a stand with music, art and social media."
From @thesprucemakes 🍺The Best Beer Pairings for Thanksgiving Dinner🍺
"So, don’t serve wine. Make beer your choice of libation this season. It will raise your holiday spread to heights you never anticipated."
From @thelineofbestfit 🎶Embodying Afrofuturism🎶
"Some of my friends have taught HEAVN in that way, [by asking] ‘what would you imagine as your ideal world and what would that mean would have to change in your present world?’ To me it’s really fun to teach stuff related to Afrofuturism so I would hope that it would be more widely taught." “[The series of poems is] rewriting the Book of Genesis but about black hair - like the genesis of how black hair was created. So I think that’s the link between traditionally Christian stories and Afrofuturism - to me it is that reimagining."