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Author Topic: Calling all American Indian Archers...Help  (Read 97 times)

Offline OsageBowyer

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Calling all American Indian Archers...Help
« on: August 04, 2008, 03:55:00 PM »
I am currently writing a short story fiction about an American Indian girl who is accepted to the US Olympic archery team and would like to expand the story on issues concerning modern native culture and the stigma of archery. Thus far have received no response from the NASC who ironically have an archer on their web site front page but no listing for archery as a sport they support also no response from any of the many tribal leaders I have contacted on this subject. I need personal experience's, comments, opinions as well as antic dotes and handed down word of mouth history concerning the bow and arrow and also clues on where such info may be found.  :notworthy:  
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Chris Lewis
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Re: Calling all American Indian Archers...Help
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2008, 04:11:00 PM »
Chris, back a few years in TBM, Al Herrin did a regular column on growing up in the Cherokee Nation and his life in archery.

You should also check the sponsor listing for Pine Hollow Longbows;  Mike Yancey is right down the road from you in Van Buren, and he stocks a number of books about Native archery and history.  You may need to give Mike a call, he doesn't have everything listed on the website...or you could just go down and visit...

Also, as close as you are, you could call some of the agencies in OK and see if you might get some names of living archers in the Nations that you could contact to interview...that could be a real trip....

good luck   :thumbsup:  

Kevin
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Offline Jack Shanks

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Re: Calling all American Indian Archers...Help
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2008, 07:25:00 PM »
Chris,

 You need to get in touch with Ojibwa {Hudson Hascall] in Hawaii. His mother was that Indian girl in real life! First Native American woman to go to college and compete on the Olympic Archery team. If I remember right she had to hide her idenity though as Indians weren't allowed at the time.

PM me if you want his Email address.
Jack Shanks

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Re: Calling all American Indian Archers...Help
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2008, 07:29:00 PM »
:thumbsup:
"Better to have that thing and not need it, than to need it and not have it"
Woodrow F. Call

Commitment is like bacon & eggs; the chicken is involved, but the pig is committed....

Offline OsageBowyer

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Re: Calling all American Indian Archers...Help
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2008, 06:50:00 PM »
Wow great leads thanks alot    :)    sent Hudson mike Hascall "Ojibwa" an e-Mail and Al Herrin's book is on the way and it looks like real life is beating me to the punch as Nachole Soulier a St Croix Chippawa is currently working her way to london in 2012 good luck Nachole.
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Re: Calling all American Indian Archers...Help
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2008, 09:08:00 PM »
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Originally posted by Jack Shanks:
Chris,

 You need to get in touch with Ojibwa {Hudson Hascall] in Hawaii. His mother was that Indian girl in real life! First Native American woman to go to college and compete on the Olympic Archery team. If I remember right she had to hide her idenity though as Indians weren't allowed at the time.

PM me if you want his Email address.
Indians not allowed???? Was that before 1912???Jim Thorpe kind of broke those barriers.
Dave Thomas
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Offline Jack Shanks

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Re: Calling all American Indian Archers...Help
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2008, 10:21:00 PM »
Dave, you are right!

Correction!!

 I found the letter written to me by Hudson Haskell over five years ago and I was in error of what I remembered was in it. They say the mind is the first thing to go.

 To his knowledge his mother was the first Ojibwa woman to graduate from college. His mother was an archery champion in both high scool and college, eventually becoming one of the National Woman's champions. In his letter Hudson states, in order for his mother to compete nationally the University of Michigan hid her idenity as Indians were not allowed to compete at that level.

Sorry for the confusion over my first statements.
Jack Shanks

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Re: Calling all American Indian Archers...Help
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2008, 11:11:00 PM »
Whew.... acording to my reserch she would have to had been about 40 some yrs old when she had Dr.Haskell who is 73 now to have competed in 1904 and US did not return to olympic archery competition untill 1972. I thought I was loosing it thanks for the correction   :D
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Re: Calling all American Indian Archers...Help
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2008, 07:34:00 AM »
Hudson also told me his mother taught for 44 years and raised 14 children.

 Maybe that is why in my mind I must have assumed that she also won an Olympic medal?  LOL
Jack Shanks

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