Lovely photographs. Photographer Bryan Alexander has travelled Siberia documenting the lives of the Chukchi, Dolgan, E’ven, Khanty, Komi, Nenets, and Nganasan people, showing their traditional camps, transportation and dress, as well as activities such as herding, hunting and fishing. ‘Whisper of the Stars: Traditional Life in the Arctic’ Siberia is at the Horniman Museum till September.
More photographs here.
Two great men. Malcolm X debates James Baldwin September 5, 1963. Thanks to azspot.
Global Studies Twilight Review turned 3 today!
Photograph by Nita Zeqiri
A tradition a thousand years old, passed on to generations in today’s remote Donje Ljubinje in the Zhupa area in south Kosovo. Today, this tradition is at the verge of extinction, as only a 65-year-old lady continues preparing young brides according to their traditions. The bride’s face is painted in many beautiful layers of color. Three golden circles symbolizing the cycles of life are tied to one another by the golden roads that one crosses over their lifetime. The inner red circles are symbols of fertility, where red and blue dots are born from, and the whole face is covered by them, wishing her a healthy and happy family.
Photo from National Geographic Images.
This is video of the bride having her face painted.
Benito Mussolini’s mug shot, June 20, 1903. Before founding the fascist movement in Italy, Mussolini was involved in Italian socialism. In 1903 he was arrested in Bern, Switzerland, for advocating a violent general strike. He had left Italy in 1902 partly because he wanted to avoid conscription.
December 15th 1890: Sitting Bull killed
On this day in 1890, the Native American Lakota Sioux chief Sitting Bull was killed. Despite peace between the Sioux and the US government in 1868, when gold was discovered in the Black Hills in the 1870s white prospectors invaded their lands. The Sioux tribes united under Sitting Bull’s leadership and his people had some major military victories over US forces, especially the Battle of Little Bighorn in 1876 where Sioux and Cheyenne warriors defeated the forces of General Custer. Sitting Bull then led his people to Canada, returning in 1881. He then joined Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show but soon returned to his people. Sitting Bull was killed on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in 1890 by police as they tried to arrest him under fears he would join the Ghost Dance movement.
"I would rather die an Indian than live a white man"