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Clara Caufield: COVID update from Crow and Cheyenne Country
Clara Caufield: COVID update from Crow and Cheyenne Country (July 7, 2020)

This is somewhat of an update on what’s going on in Cheyenne and Crow country regarding the dreaded coronavirus.


Clara Caufield: Buffalo Calf Road Woman – Cheyenne Warrior Girl
Clara Caufield: Buffalo Calf Road Woman – Cheyenne Warrior Girl (June 26, 2020)

They are few and far between, but Maheo’o often sends people of special ability, talent and heart when the people most need them.


Clara Caufield: The old quorum problem
Clara Caufield: The old quorum problem (June 18, 2020)

At the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, sooner or later, every president has run into the old quorum problem.


Clara Caufield: Are gadgets now more important than people?
Clara Caufield: Are gadgets now more important than people? (June 4, 2020)

Thank goodness, spring has sprung and here in Montana and Wyoming, people are gradually getting sprung from the confines of quarantine and self-imposed social distancing and isolation.


Clara Caufield: Johnny Joe Woodenlegs, Cheyenne Warrior
Clara Caufield: Johnny Joe Woodenlegs, Cheyenne Warrior (June 1, 2020)

Good travels my old friend. Sta-vah-sah-whooms. (I will see you again).


Clara Caufield: Going to the clouds
Clara Caufield: Going to the clouds (May 25, 2020)

I am so happy to get on the 'cloud' and hear the wonderful sound of the Cheyenne language.


Clara Caufield: Montana to begin phased 're-opening'
Clara Caufield: Montana to begin phased 're-opening' (May 12, 2020)

Tribal leaders across the country have responded well and deserve credit for their concern about public safety.


Clara Caufield: Going home
Clara Caufield: Going home (March 5, 2020)

Traditionally, uncles played the role of disciplinarians, teachers and advisors in Northern Cheyenne society, a role Leroy Whiteman took very seriously.


Clara Caufield: Ranching: A matter of sweat, blood and tears
Clara Caufield: Ranching: A matter of sweat, blood and tears (February 19, 2020)

When enjoying a hamburger or good steak, we should all say: 'God bless all the ranchers in this country who do such work.'


Clara Caufield: Dorie Miller, a WWII Black Hero
Clara Caufield: Dorie Miller, a WWII Black Hero (February 13, 2020)

No matter the color of the skin, a true hero’s heart beats red.


Clara Caufield: Big Bad Billy Bahr
Clara Caufield: Big Bad Billy Bahr (February 5, 2020)

This column is driven by the spirit of Billy Bahr, a Northern Cheyenne veteran who fought in Vietnam.


Taking care of the tribal elders
Taking care of the tribal elders (January 29, 2020)

One of the great strengths of tribal tradition was taking care of our elders.


Tribal achievers series idea
Tribal achievers series idea (January 17, 2020)

I think we need to remind America that there are many fine, responsible, hard-working and law-abiding tribal citizens in this great country.


Clara Caufield: Holidays and keeping in touch with our loved ones
Clara Caufield: Holidays and keeping in touch with our loved ones (December 10, 2019)

We're over another Holiday - Thanksgiving. Now a short time before the BIG one - Christmas.


A Thanksgiving Day memory – Those ‘derned’ Pilgrims
A Thanksgiving Day memory – Those ‘derned’ Pilgrims (December 2, 2019)

Years ago, I moved from the Northern Cheyenne Reservation, the only home my children knew,, to the nation's capital.


A Veteran's Day Salute
A Veteran's Day Salute (November 8, 2019)

Our attention focuses upon Native Americans, a well-known fact that among all ethnic groups, our people have the highest rate of voluntary service.


Elderly telephone scammers -- a big menace
Elderly telephone scammers -- a big menace (November 4, 2019)

Recently, an elderly friend was victimized to the tune of $4,000 but avoided being taken for an additional $12,000.


Wyoming National Poetry Day features Native poets
Wyoming National Poetry Day features Native poets (October 29, 2019)

The opportunity to share a bit of our culture, history and stories with non-Indians of good will is always good and appreciated.


Indian Country loses a good friend
Indian Country loses a good friend (October 28, 2019)

Jack Bailey was a very humble and respectful man, ever highly regarded by the Northern Cheyenne and all who knew him.


The reality of Native American Studies
The reality of Native American Studies (October 21, 2019)

I salute those professors who created Native American Studies. They had to start from scratch.


Clara Caufield: Life in a reservation border town
Clara Caufield: Life in a reservation border town (October 8, 2019)

It’s good to live off the Rez, but still be close enough to visit home.


Clara Caufield: Life in a reservation border town
Clara Caufield: Life in a reservation border town (October 1, 2019)

As border towns go, Sheridan, Wyoming, may be one of the best, though, in my opinion, it could improve on relationships with Natives.


Clara Caufield: Life in a reservation border town
Clara Caufield: Life in a reservation border town (September 25, 2019)

As border towns go, Sheridan, Wyoming, may be one of the best, though, in my opinion, it could improve on relationships with Natives.


Clara Caufield: Celebrating life and death in the Cheyenne way
Clara Caufield: Celebrating life and death in the Cheyenne way (September 20, 2019)

As we dwell upon death, especially the untimely loss of dear friends and loved ones, we must also focus upon life.


Clara Caufield: That time this Cheyenne grandma got lost at Crow Fair
Clara Caufield: That time this Cheyenne grandma got lost at Crow Fair (August 27, 2019)

I have been to Crow Fair many times, but not on foot, wearing cowboy boots. It is a long stretch and after a while, all the camps look alike.


Clara Caufield: Who must we cherish? Old friends like an old cowboy
Clara Caufield: Who must we cherish? Old friends like an old cowboy (August 15, 2019)

To me, a great blessing is an old cowboy, Tom Ford, now 91 and blind.


Clara Caufield: Getting married three times in one day
Clara Caufield: Getting married three times in one day (July 25, 2019)

Some of my faithful readers might be interested in this new development, and also become even more convinced I am slipping.


Clara Caufield: So just what do 'old' Indian ladies talk about?
Clara Caufield: So just what do 'old' Indian ladies talk about? (July 22, 2019)

For many Native Americans, growing old is not an option, but for those who do, it is a blessing.


Clara Caufield: A sad development for the Northern Cheyenne Tribe
Clara Caufield: A sad development for the Northern Cheyenne Tribe (July 12, 2019)

Jace Killsback was considered one of the brightest and best. He just admitted to federal fraud charges.


Clara Caufield: 'We are on Cheyenne time. When the time is right, it will happen'
Clara Caufield: 'We are on Cheyenne time. When the time is right, it will happen' (July 8, 2019)

June 25, 2019, marked the 143rd anniversary of the Battle of the Little Big Horn, aka Custer’s Last Stand or the Fight at the Greasy Grass, depending upon who is describing it.


Clara Caufield: Native people became quickly skilled in beadwork
Clara Caufield: Native people became quickly skilled in beadwork (June 20, 2019)

There are still many creative and very talented beaders in Indian Country.


Clara Caufield: Still a Grandma but just a little less stupid
Clara Caufield: Still a Grandma but just a little less stupid (June 13, 2019)

Well, the 'Grandma' theme will not let me alone.


Clara Caufield: Sometimes even Cheyenne grandmas don't know anything
Clara Caufield: Sometimes even Cheyenne grandmas don't know anything (June 3, 2019)

When a simple card game with a grandchild reveals more than you expected.


Clara Caufield: Turns out it's the small things that really matter
Clara Caufield: Turns out it's the small things that really matter (May 28, 2019)

It’s going on eight years now, since I’ve been churning out weekly columns.


Clara Caufield: Grandmas are the backbone of Indian Country
Clara Caufield: Grandmas are the backbone of Indian Country (May 17, 2019)

America was built upon the backs of resourceful women, many wives, mothers and grandmothers.


Clara Caufield: Remembering my old happy rez guard dog
Clara Caufield: Remembering my old happy rez guard dog (May 3, 2019)

This week was the first anniversary since Ms. Reilly went on to the last camp. She was thirteen in dog years.


Clara Caufield: Computers will do exactly what you tell them. That's probably the problem.
Clara Caufield: Computers will do exactly what you tell them. That's probably the problem. (April 30, 2019)

Years ago, I had a very friendly computer. Now I have a laptop, which seems to be much more intelligent than me.


Clara Caufield: The connections between the Indians and the Irish
Clara Caufield: The connections between the Indians and the Irish (March 28, 2019)

We have just observed St. Patrick’s Day, one of my favorite holidays, due to my Irish heritage, coming from my father, a red-headed, white skinned and freckled guy.


Clara Caufield: Imagination kept us Indian children entertained
Clara Caufield: Imagination kept us Indian children entertained (March 1, 2019)

We did not have cell phones, we did not have tablets, and we did not have television.


Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne veteran celebrates 94th birthday
Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne veteran celebrates 94th birthday (February 21, 2019)

Melvin Small is one of the first Northern Cheyenne allottees and one of the two surviving Northern Cheyenne World War II veterans.


Clara Caufield: 'Sta-Vah-sah-whom' to my good friend Mike Her Many Horses
Clara Caufield: 'Sta-Vah-sah-whom' to my good friend Mike Her Many Horses (February 14, 2019)

Mike Her Many Horses, a leader of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, has gone on to the 'Last Camp' as the Cheyenne would say.


Clara Caufield: How my grandpa taught me to become friends with living creatures
Clara Caufield: How my grandpa taught me to become friends with living creatures (January 24, 2019)

As promised, I am going to start writing more positive stories about the Northern Cheyenne.


Clara Caufield: Thank you for welcoming back this Cheyenne 'blabbermouth'
Clara Caufield: Thank you for welcoming back this Cheyenne 'blabbermouth' (January 16, 2019)

There are many good people on the Rez and so I think I will start writing about them.


Clara Caufield: Another Northern Cheyenne warrior passes on
Clara Caufield: Another Northern Cheyenne warrior passes on (November 14, 2018)

Tim Lame Woman, whose Cheyenne name was Night Bear, dedicated his life to his people.


Clara Caufield: Reflections about grizzly and black bears
Clara Caufield: Reflections about grizzly and black bears (November 9, 2018)

According to one of my Cheyenne relatives, there are many 'bad bear' stories in our history.


Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe confronts new blood challenge
Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe confronts new blood challenge (October 30, 2018)

It has been extremely challenging to get information from the leaderless Northern Cheyenne Tribe.


Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe finds itself without leaders
Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe finds itself without leaders (October 17, 2018)

The Northern Cheyenne Tribe has often made history, but this week, we find ourselves in a new jam.


Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe comes together for health
Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe comes together for health (February 14, 2017)

The Northern Cheyenne 'Red Day' was designed to be an uplifting day of encouragement for all our people, focusing upon women who seem to suffer from the disease more often than men.


Clara Caufield: Commemorating the Northern Cheyenne outbreak from Fort Robinson
Clara Caufield: Commemorating the Northern Cheyenne outbreak from Fort Robinson (January 13, 2017)

Although we observe the major American holidays, Native Americans, including the Northern Cheyenne also mark many other significant days of commemoration throughout the year.


Clara Caufield: Ryan Zinke brings tribal record to the table at Interior
Clara Caufield: Ryan Zinke brings tribal record to the table at Interior (January 4, 2017)

Though many in Indian Country wish it were otherwise, the fact is now that the Federal government will be dominated by Republicans.


Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe honors elderly members
Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe honors elderly members (January 2, 2017)

When our Northern Cheyenne elders were young, they still largely got around on horses, team and wagons or on foot.


Clara Caufield: New friends come to aid of needy Northern Cheyenne family
Clara Caufield: New friends come to aid of needy Northern Cheyenne family (December 19, 2016)

One of the wonderful benefits of being a columnist for Native Sun News Today has been making new friends throughout Indian Country.


Clara Caufield: Tribal community at Northern Cheyenne stays connected
Clara Caufield: Tribal community at Northern Cheyenne stays connected (December 1, 2016)

Since we are nearly all related it is not too hard to know everyone, if not directly, by association or kinship systems.


Clara Caufield: Election day brought disappointment and delight
Clara Caufield: Election day brought disappointment and delight (November 21, 2016)

Denise Juneau is one of the brightest and best that Native Americans have to offer, a view apparently not shared by the majority of Montana voters.


Clara Caufield: An old log cabin with a connection to Bighorn battle
Clara Caufield: An old log cabin with a connection to Bighorn battle (November 14, 2016)

General George Armstrong Custer and the 7th Calvary camped in a large meadow, the night before their date with fatal destiny.


Clara Caufield: An experiment in democracy at Northern Cheyenne
Clara Caufield: An experiment in democracy at Northern Cheyenne (November 8, 2016)

The election in 2016 will prove very significant to the Northern Cheyenne Tribe as new leaders will be selected for the two top offices: President and Vice President.


Clara Caufield: Tribes are putting more of our people behind bars
Clara Caufield: Tribes are putting more of our people behind bars (November 1, 2016)

More prisoners are facing longer sentences in tribal or Bureau of Indian Affairs jails which are not equipped to handle the increased numbers.


Clara Caufield: A tribute to the outgoing president of Northern Cheyenne Tribe
Clara Caufield: A tribute to the outgoing president of Northern Cheyenne Tribe (October 24, 2016)

All over Indian Country, it is election time. Many are seeking office, especially the top spot, the tribal presidency.


Clara Caufield: A growing movement for Indigenous People's Day
Clara Caufield: A growing movement for Indigenous People's Day (October 14, 2016)

American Indian Day is wonderful, but another idea is taking hold across the country.


Clara Caufield: Look around because Indians are everywhere
Clara Caufield: Look around because Indians are everywhere (September 26, 2016)

At first glance, based on skin color, it may not seem so.