Thursday, June 12, 2014

US $.05

Several of our coins celebrate Native Americans; the most famous is the nickle with a Native man on the front and a buffalo on the back, minted 1913-1938. These cards celebrate that coin and were a very nice trade, thanks Kristy!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Postcrossing Lottery

I have so many Native American and Canadian First Nations cards on hand that I decided to start an indigenous card lottery via Postcrossing. I had 6 entries last month and decided to send a card to everyone! This month I will have 2 winners...just in time, as I bought more Native postcards including ones in an interesting book of postcardcards from a local museum

Postcrossing Official

I joined the global postcard exchange group Postcrossing many years ago but stopped participating in the random exchange of "official" cards 3 years ago. Recently I decided to reactivate my name was drawn by a Canadian member who sent this nice card. Thanks!!


One of my students traveled to Venezuela and brought back a card of a Pemon women. This tribes lives in parts of Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana. The remote Canaima National Park was established in 1962, providing the people with a safe territory. It is protected as a UNESCO world heritage site. The people farm and collect wild foods; most are now Christians. Tourism and resource production are becoming a concern for this South American tribe.