Several Craft pages are lined up, and in various stages of development:
As always drop a line if you have any questions. One note about that, however: We aren't genealogy experts. Please don't ask us to do research for you as to those ends. Also, check everything in our site before asking us! Often times we just tell visitors to look at this page or that to answer their questions. Also, don't request general info. That's what the whole website is for. Specifics we can handle, though, if we know the answer or know someone else who can help. We also can't mail whole copies of the website or other info to addresses. It's all on-line!
We don't mean to fuss, but by following this simple steps, we can have more time to answer the very good questions that many of you ask. If you sincerely ask a question, we take the time to give you a good response. When our mailbox is crowded with 50 others, we just tend to shorten responses, and they maybe aren't as detailed. We're doing it a for you!
Once again, we'd like to thank everyone we've met out here on the Net. So many people have helped us tremendously to make this site effective, we just can't thank them enough. We're having a great time hearing from everyone!
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Sorry about the delay in getting a new craft section going--it's been hectic in these parts. We just got back from an Oklahoma trip with our good friends Mike Sheets, Eloy Solis, Lucas Davis, and John Manus. It was really good to see many people we haven't seen in a while, and people we have met indirectly over the internet. Road trips are good for the soul, and good for your heart, but can be a little tough on the body (we spent two nights in a van). All in all, it was a good trip, and to all those who are traveling as wel, we wish you well.
As far as the site goes, in the next few weeks we'll be getting in some new photos, just to whet many of ya'lls appitites. Look for a new craft article coming on-line soon as well.
It's been good hearing from everyone from all over the world--those who are familiar with the circle and from those who are brand new. We have had drums and dancers visit and write in, as well as college students, teen agers, and even an elementary class! It makes our heart happy to see that even at a young age our children our learning of this beautiful heritage.
Don't forget to give us a few suggestions if you have them, and remember (especially if you're from the north) that things may be done a little differently around the country, and that's good, too. See ya'll next month!
Everyone getting through the ice OK? It's been a hard winter, but that just leaves more time for beadwork. Thanks to everyone who has sent in pow wow dates to add to the calendar. If you haven't checked it out in a while, please do! It's quite impressive now!
Check out the new craft section for this month, covering the art of Lazy Stitch Beadwork. Writing these sections can take a little time, so we are asking that if you would like to write an article for the craft section, pleases let us know and we'll make those arrangements. We gotten many great compliments on it, and we'd like to continue to keep the section updated frequently and give everyone what they'd like to see. As always, if there's something you'd really like to see here, just drop us a line and we'll see what we can do.
Talk to everyone next month (or at least until ya'll e-mail us!)
Hope everyone had a Happy New Year-- we did. Ah, yes, it's time for those annual resolutions, such as :
I resolve to hit more pow wows. I resolve to work on my outfit. or the always famous I resolve to get more beadwork done.
Whatever the resolution, it's a good time to get started. We're starting by adding a new monthly feature -Crafts - and adding a few more little graphics. (Hoped you like the snowman!) Were also going to try to get some more pictures for ya'll, and try to keep up answering all of the e-mail. It's been great hearing from everyone, and even neater to meet many of you in person!
One of the neat things we've run into over the holidays is a program that e-mails you everytime our page is updated! It is very easy to use, and you can easily unsubscribe at any time. If you subcribe, you'll soon get e-mail about once a month. All you have to do is do fill out your correct email address in the blank space below, hit "Submit," and voila!
Well, hope you had a good Christmas and a Happy New Year!
First and foremost, we would like thank everyone that has visited our page! When the three of us first thought about creating this website, we had no idea of what to expect. We did not know much about the 'Net, but we were determined to put out the best possible information we could, to try to give a little bit of everything we have received and learned back. Since this site was created back in September, it has touched many people's lives, and that alone makes all of the long hours toiling at a computer worth it.
"We" are three high school seniors who have been dancing together for a combined sixteen years around the Houston area. We have learned from some of the wisest and most respected people in this country, and to all of those who taught us, we owe the deepest of thanks, including Abe Conklin, Ralph Rivera, Eloy Solis, Dan Reagan, and David Eckerman. Pow wows are one of the most beautiful things on this earth, and all of us must try to keep its traditions alive by passing on what you know, just as we have tried to do.
In response to everyone's comments, we will be adding a section for very new people that covers how to find pow wows and how to use all of the resouces on our site. Additionally, we are going to add a section devoted to crafts, and every month we will feature a new craft item such as beadwork, ribbonwork, or moccasin construction (Hint:email us with ideas!). We are here to help you, so please let us know what you want! Look for the new pages around the first of the year!
We have tried to answer each and every piece of mail we have received that asked for a response, so if you asked for a response and did not receive one it is probably because you entered a bad address or did not enter one at all! (Joey from Crow Agency, Aaron Red Tail, hint, hint) We'll try to figure out a way to eliminate bad email addresses shortly... till then, Keep those Emails rolling!
For those of you who love counters, we are sorry, but we are removing ours (It never worked half of the time!). If you really want to know the correct number of hits, just ak us. (At the beginning of December the correct number was in the neighborhood of 42,000)
To all of our new family online, we would like to thank you for your support, because without it, none of this would be possible.
Chris Glazner, Roxanne Solis, and Geoff Weinman