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Lillian Vallely School

Lillian Vallely SchoolThe Lillian Vallely School, a fully accredited, Christian elementary day school, serves Indian children who live on the Fort Hall Reservation in eastern Idaho. The school was begun by Episcopal Bishop John Thornton at the request of a group of elders led by Lillian Vallely, a Shoshone woman and Episcopal Deacon. During many coffee hours at the Church of the Good Shepherd on the reservation, these elders dreamed of a special school where their grandchildren and great grandchildren might be given the tools to do better scholastically by having their own culture honored and academic excellence expected of them. READ MORE >>


Lillian Vallely SchoolPoo-Ha-Bah was established in 1998 by Corbin Harney (1920-2007), an Elder and Spiritual Leader of Newe Sogobia, the Shoshone Nation. Corbin had a vision of a center where all people could come to receive traditional healing free of charge and share prayers for what he called "the Nature Way of Life". Hot springs have been always been used by the Newe for healing. In his search for the right place, Corbin looked throughout the West for many years, and believed that the Tecopa mineral waters contain strong properties that promote healing of many conditions. The water here spoke directly to Corbin and said, “I can help you if you want me to”... READ MORE >>

Native American Indian ~ Old Photos

Lillian Vallely SchoolOur hands of gratitude and thanks go up to Jonathan Holmes of the Native American Indian - Old Photos organization on Facebook for the invaluable pictures you see here. Jonathan's tireless efforts to collect and provide images of native americana to all is unparalleled!. His ever-expanding archives are a collection of public domain photos from many different photographers, representing Native North American Indian folks from many Tribes and Nations, taken from 1847 to the early 1900s. (Alas his collection is only available on Facebook, reason enough to join). READ MORE >>

Captured: North American Indian Photographs by Edward Curtis

Edward CurtisIn 1906, American photographer Edward S. Curtis was offered $75,000 to document North American Indians. The benefactor, J.P Morgan, was to receive 25 sets of the completed series of 20 volumes with 1,500 photographs entitled The North American Indian. Curtis set out to photograph the North American Indian way of life at a time when Native Americans were being forced from their land and stripped of their rights. Curtis’ photographs depicted a romantic version of the culture which ran contrary to the popular view of Native Americans as savages. The Denver Post presents over 100 wonderful images for our viewing pleasure. READ MORE >>