Discovering the Secrets Behind Indigenous Hand Talkers

It is early September 1930, and the Blackfeet Nation of Montana is playing host to a historic gathering — much of it conducted in silence. Gen. Hugh Scott, a veteran of the U.S. Cavalry who spent decades fighting in the 19th century American Indian Wars, sits as part of a half moon formation of participants …

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IMF chief highlights recession risk of no-deal Brexit

Christine Lagarde says disorderly exit of UK from EU would have ‘dire consequences’

The UK economy would rapidly start to contract in the event of a disruptive exit from the EU next spring, according to a stark International Monetary Fund report that highlights the recession risks of a no-deal Brexit.

Christine Lagarde, the IMF’s managing director, added that there would be costs to the UK under any outcome that involves leaving the EU.

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Sean Penn: ‘salacious’ #MeToo movement will ‘divide men and women’

Was he carrying bat he hit Madonna with while making his remarks?

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The actor says he is ‘very suspicious’ of spirit of Hollywood post-Weinstein and worries that it is ‘too black and white’

Sean Penn has spoken of his concerns with the #MeToo movement, worrying that it revolves around too many “salacious” revelations.

The 58-year-old actor, promoting his new TV drama The First, appeared on NBC’s Today programme with co-star Natasha McElhone when conversation shifted to the rise in women coming forward with their experiences of sexual harassment and abuse.

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‘Hweeldi, 1864 — 1868, The Navajo’s Long Walk’ by Christine Prat

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HWÉELDI, 1864-68, THE NAVAJO’s LONG WALK AND DEPORTATION

By Christine Prat

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In the second half of the 19th century, the conquest of ‘The West’ intensified. In 1846, the United States attacked the recently independent Mexico and acquired a huge portion of territory through the Guadalupe-Hidalgo Treaty