Monday, November 28, 2005

Photographer: Dale F. Proctor Jr.

              Sequoia National Park Giant Sequoia trees, Giant Forest


                        Man looking at Giant Redwood tree in Sequoia National Park, Congress trail, snow

Editorial photo credits in national publication such as Vogue Magazine, Meredith Corp, The Territory Ahead, Lockheed Martin, editorial clients, corporate to small business marketing the nature photography.

Background, North American, west coast native Californian. As a child, 3 weeks a year the old station wagon loaded we would travel in North America, the west in scenic western landscapes. I have landscape photos and memories of the colorful scenic North America landscape. Photos of California scenes in the Sierra Nevada, Yosemite Valley looking high up in nature's wonder at beautiful fire falls flowing color light from towering Glacier Point to places in Yosemite Valley. Watched workers driving big old fire trucks in Yellowstone National Park chase bear cubs up trees. Watched a Giant Sequoia Redwood tree fall in Giant Forest, Sequoia National Park, California. Views of a scenic glacier canyon wall while doing landscape photography, big granite rock, like a large house, stream down the south canyon wall in Kings Canyon National Park, California. Sadly saw death in the Southern Sierra Nevada Mountains as a hiker never managed it home.

I have a creative natural passion for expressive nature photography images of natural scenes for detail images of nature photography. California stock photography images of the best natural world places made a great impression. I built great respect for nature, her unparalleled beauty and her powerful natural forces on this world. Don't be fooled, mother nature runs this big show.

Nature is beautiful and dangerous. You haven't lived until you scramble for your life in white water rapids of a wild and scenic river or big creek water. Felt helpless up high in top nature places of California with nature photography in a storm at the mercy of earth's natural elements. Yet, top quality photography of scenic beautiful Californiascenes inspires my photography of nature.

High quality natural light glowing on edges of granite mountain towers, solitude available in late afternoon warmth. Natural visions of artist light on nature's delicate flowers, fragile detail of spring wildflowers so perfect, pretty, nature is amazing for this California photographer. Natural textures, patterns, designs, shapes, forms, lines, colors, and nature's detail for abstract nature photography in natural landscapes. Art in nature to view, feel, inspire passion. Natural elements on display in scenic wild places of California.

I enjoyed 13 years in the martial arts, achieved Black Belt with my karate club where we learned strategy and great leadership - organization, perseverance. A winning attitude works best in nature as well as marketing new images of stock photography. Imagery which becomes the leading stock (industry leader) is best from being at one with nature first then creative communication in graphic arts with designing compelling photography of nature through quality photographic images. I hike for the best images of nice scenics in California's wild for offering pictures on California photography site. California pictures of natural scenery, California pictures of scenic beauty. In great nature photography and visual arts, communications with creative passion is a concept as much needed as high quality photography of nature's best light.

The scenic pictures of California landscapes, images of California coast scenes require the art of seeing light, creative visions, natural artistic abilities. Travel along nature with camera and lens provides a great challenge, which I enjoy.

I am a sensitive man with feeling for light and beauty. Passionate artist with a need to communicate feeling through nature themes and design, having viewers feel the message I communicate through photography. Dynamic high impact, emotional response is my goal. Being a realist, I feel a competent photographer should explore along a subject (work the scene in-depth) as it is presented in the art work, in an artistic creative way. I have strong great passion for nature and landscape photography, without nature's grace we have no chance for survival. I give her my total respect.

A passionate nature artist, I enjoy many forms of artistic endeavor, art expression, interpretation, an artists way to communicate through photography by designing the light. Nice visual communication through nature photography in California photo galleries online I strive for in my stock photo illustration. I look for this high quality in stock photographs of nature and California photography sites.

Hiked over 40 years outside in California nature, photography of California's places making scenic photos of California. Through views of nature in a natural state come the photos in California stock photography. Scenic images of natural places, California wild nature's beauty. A great nature photographers challenge, the top nature along the scenic Sierra Nevada Mountains. Stock photography of California's famous "range of light."

My technical expertise with scenic and landscape photography evolved with influences. Study of fine art photography, California art photo collection or portfolio. Scenic photographs of Ansel Adams, and Edward Weston's black and white. Intimate portraits of Eliot Porter and his work in color. Nature books authored by true master artists, great photographers past and present like Ansel Adams, Eliot Porter, and Edward Weston. American landscape artists who were the better photographers in Large Format photography and well worthy of time and study.

Professional photographer's with the ability to convey technical messages to the readers of fine photography books, Art Wolfe - his artistic vision is incredible. I go in the field working a scene I find with new techniques. Discovery through creative interpretation, developing artistic strengths and creative concepts with a source of passion as a nature stock photographer. With nature photography and landscape photography I have an excellent creative art background. Along with drawing for years I come from a family of creative artists working in music to professional landscape oil painting. A Southern California photographer with heart and I am following my heart with nature photography.

University of California photography courses, field study nature photography workshop, the best nature photography workshops, nature photography classes photo instruction from professional photographer's in large format landscape workshops. Landscape photographer's in California the Eastern Sierra region of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range in California. Mono Basin, Mono Lake, Lee Vining Stuart Scofield. Stuart is the best to teach large format photography, fine art photography gallery prints, photographic fine art prints.

In the California photography images I use high quality Nikkor ED in 35mm. A Wisner 4x5 View Camera

        California wildflower photos, thousand oaks mountains stock photo


                  Sequoia National Park ferns in forest stock photo California

Tree pictures Sequoia in mixed conifer forest Giant forest trees

Native American Pottery by Peter B. Jones

Pottery of Peter B. Jones
As usual it is impossible to separate Native art from crafts and vice versa. These beautiful pieces are by renowned Iroquoian potter, Peter B. Jones. His works have won many awards, been in exhibits across the country, and are to be found in many fine museums.   Native American Pottery by Peter B. Jones

We are honored to offer the pottery of renowned Iroquoian potter, Peter B. Jones. His works have won many awards, been exhibited across the country, and are to be found in many fine museums including the Institute of American Indian Art,Santa Fe, NM, the Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ and the American Indian Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, California....


Arts & Crafts

Breaching the "Buckskin Curtain"

Breaching the "Buckskin Curtain"
"Thanks to growing wealth on some reservations, banks---including a handful owned by tribes---see untapped markets but face obstacles to banking in Indian Country." An excellent article on the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis site.

Discovering the Sacred Land Film Project

Native American Culture (BD Shadow)

Native American Culture written with pictures from 'Red Rock'


Discovering the Sacred Land Film Project
This Award winning documentary was nationally broadcast on the PBS series POV on August 14th, 2001 and seen by 3 million people. Ten years in the making, In the Light of Reverence juxtaposes reflections of Hopi, Wintu and Lakota elders on the spiritual meaning of place with views of non-Indians who have their own ideas about how best to use the land. The film captures the spiritual yearning and materialistic frenzy of our time. You may still view this film. See information at above link.



Sunday, November 27, 2005

Women and Wolves

Women and Wolves

A healthy woman is much like a wolf, strong life force, life-giving, territorily aware, intuitive and loyal. Yet seperation from her wildish nature causes a woman to become meager, anxious, and fearful.

The wild nature carries the medicine for all things. She carries stories, dreams, words and songs. She carries everything a woman needs to be and know. She is the essence of the female soul...

With the wild nature as ally and teacher, we see not through two eyes only, but through the many eyes of intuition. With intuition we are like the starry night, we gaze at the world through a thousand eyes.

It does not mean to lose one's primary socializations. It means quite the opposite. The wild nature has a vast integrity to it. It means to establish territory, to find one's pack, to be in one's body with certainty and pride, to speak and act in one's behalf, to be aware, to draw on the innate feminine powers of intuition, to find what one belongs to, to rise with dignity, to proceed as a powerful being who is friendly but never tame.

The Wild Woman is the one who thunders in the face of injustice. She is the one we leave home to look for and the one we come home to. She is the one who keeps a woman going when she thinks she's done for. She is intuition, far-seer, deep listener, and she is loyal heart. She thrives on fresh site and self-integrity.

She must strut the old pathways, assert her instinctual knowledge, proudly bear the battle scars of her time, write her secrets on walls, refused to be ashamed, lead the way through and out, be cunning and use her feminine wits.

Where can you find her? She walks in the deserts, cities, woods, oceans, and in the mountain of solitude. She lives in women everywhere; in castles with queens, in the boardrooms, in the penthouse, and on the night bus to Brownsville.

She lives in a faraway place that breaks through to our world. She lives in the past and is summoned by us. She is in the present. She is in the future and walks backward in time to find us now.

Wild woman whispers the words and the ways to us, and we follow. She has been running and stopping and waiting to see if we are catching up. She has many things to show us.

Whether you are possessed of a simple heart or the ambitious, whether you are trying to make it to the top or just make it through tomorrow, the wild nature belongs to you.

Don't be a fool. Go back and stand under that one red flower and walk straight ahead for that last hard mile. Go up and knock on the old weathered door. Climb up to the cave. Crawl through the window of a dream. Sift the desert and see what you find. It is the only work we have to do.

Without us, Wild Woman dies. Without Wild Woman, we die. Para Vida, for true life, both must live.

Text summarized from
Women Who Run With Wolves
© Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D.

Kings Canyon National Park

           Mountains Kings Canyon National Park sunset, Kings River Pictures South Fork Kings River pictures. Sequoia
Kings Canyon National Park photographs

California wildflowers

orange Poppies, California Poppy stock photo macro flowers, Indian Paintbrush, California Goldfields
flower, Stinging Lupine stock photo macro flower, Purple Lupine, Rain, California flower, Choclate Lily, California wildflowers flower, Owl's Clover, California

California wildflower photos: California Golden Poppy state flower, California Goldfields with Indian Paintbrush from wildflower photography in Southern California's Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Stinging Lupine, Purple Lupine in rain, Chocolate Lily, Owl's Clover.


Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian: Photographic Images

Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian: Photographic Images

Browse by Subject

Subject Term Groupings
terms for artifacts, activities, and social status
grouped in thematic categories
Subject Index

alphabetical list of all subject terms, including tribes, names of people, and places


Social Status & Occupations


Customs and Rituals

Basic Clothing

Clothing Ornamentation

Costume Accessories



Hair and Body Adornment

Art, Handicraft, and Artifacts

Ceremonial Objects


Travel and Transportation

Tools and Equipment


Plants and Plant Materials

Animals [includes fur and hides]



Structural Features


Friday, November 25, 2005

Lewis and Clark and re: The Trail of Tears poem

Bonus just saw Native American brother on a TV ad saying; to save our
land and said to go to this link to learn how? Warning from past?

> The Trail of Tears
> By Brian Childers ©1998
> I look to the long road behind
> My heart is heavy with my peoples sorrow
> Tears of grief I weep - for all that we have lost
> As we march ever farther from the land of our birth
> On the Trail of Tears
> Mile after mile and day after day
> Our people are fewer with each rising sun
> Disease and starvation they take their terrible toll
> And though we suffer still we march on
> On the Trail of Tears
> I watch my beloved weaken and fall
> Upon the road like so many before
> With tears in my eyes I hold my wife to my breast
> And in my arms she breathes her last
> On the Trail of Tears
> Mile after mile and day after day
> We march to a land promised us for all time
> But I know that I can no longer go on
> I know that is a land that I shall never see
> On the Trail of Tears
> As my body - it falls to embrace the earth
> My spirit - it soars to greet the sky
> With my dying breath am I finally set free
> To begin the very long journey towards home
> On the Trail of Tears

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Breast Cancer stamps in USA; African theme

 Subject: [nativeartsculture] Breast Cancer stamp\with picture
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2005 03:21:26 -0800 (PST)

Yahoo! PhotoMail Slideshow | Print at Home | Order Prints | Save to: My Yahoo! Photos or My Computer Click a photo to view a larger version on Yahoo! Photos. See links above for more options. I really hope the picture comes through this time It's smaller than it was before I downloaded it and then posted it, but hopefully you will be able to see what it looks like magie   Click slideshow< above   Subject: NEW BREAST CANCER STAMP
Breast  Cancer Stamp  - It's gorgeous! And read the text below the stamp, it's worth doing.  Pass it on!

ShowLetter ShowLetter

ALRIGHT  EVERYONE, lets do this!!!!!!  We need those of you who are great at  forwarding information to your  e-mail network.  Please read and pass this on.  It would  be wonderful if 2005 were the year a cure for breast cancer were found!!!!  This is one e-mail you should be glad to pass on. The notion that we could  raise $35 million by buying a book of stamps is powerful!
  As you may be  aware, the US Postal Service recently released its new "Fund the Cure" stamp  to help fund breast cancer research. The stamp was designed by Ethel Kessler  of Bethesda, Maryland.  It is important that we take  a stand against this disease that affects so many of our mothers, sisters and  friends.
  Instead of the routine 37 cents for a stamp, this one cost 40  cents. The additional 3 cents will go to breast cancer research.  A  "normal" book costs $7.40.  This one is only $8.00.  It takes a few  minutes in line at the Post Office and means so much.  If all stamps are  sold, it will raise an additional $35,000,000 for this vital&! nbsp; research.
  Just as important as the money is our support.  What a  statement it would make if the stamp outsold the lottery this week. What a  statement it would make that we care.  I would urge you to do two things  TODAY:
  1. Go out and purchase some of these stamps.

2. E-mail  your friends to do the same.  We all know women and their families whose  lives are turned upside-down by breast cancer.  It takes so little to do  so much in this drive.  I think we can all afford the additional 60 cents the new book  costs.
Please help &pass this on


Tuesday, November 15, 2005

The Full Frosty Moon Rises Nov. 15:

The Full Frosty Moon Rises Nov. 15: Explore It's moon is called the Full Frosty or Full Beaver moon. Learn why, plus find out how to explore the moon with binoculars or a telescope using our lunar map.

- Viewing Guide: Take a Moon Walk Tonight
- Printable Moon Photo and Fact Sheet
- Get Space News and Photos at

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Elk helping with laundry

A little Humor


 Fwd: Fw: Fw: AN INDIAN FRIENDSHIP WISH To:Send an Instant Message "Connie " <littlemissshawnee

> May there always be work for your hands to do;
> May your purse always hold a loonie or two;
> May the sun always shine on your tipi;
> May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;
> May your Moccie's always win da jiggin' contest;
> May the Creator fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
> OK, this is what you have to do.... Send this smoke signal to all
> of your friends! But - you HAVE to send this within 1 hour from when you
> open it!
> Now.................Make A Wish!!!!!!
> Eeeeeeeeee...... I hope you made your wish!
> Now then, if you send to:
> 1 NDN --- your wish will be granted in 1 year
> 15 NDN'z --- 1 day
> 20 NDN'z --- 3 hours
> Don't delete this, if you do, you will have 1 year of no hickies (if you
> like hickies, ever sick!!) no winnings at bingo (not even early birds or
> night owls) and tough bannock! But, if you send it to 2 of your Cuzzin'z
> will automatically have 3 years of happy dabbing and plenty to hunt and
> gather!!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2005

Watch for Fireballs in the Night Sky Watch for Fireballs in the Night Sky bright flashes have been startling sky watchers around the globe. The streaks of light are fireballs from the Taurid meteor shower and will be visible through mid-November.

Tuesday, November 8, 2005

The First Thanksgiving

             The First Thanksgiving

             From the Community Endeavor News, November, 1995,
             as reprinted in Healing Global Wounds, Fall, 1996

             The first official Thanksgiving wasn't a festive gathering of Indians
             and Pilgrims, but rather a celebration of the massacre of 700 Pequot
             men, women and children, an anthropologist says. Due to age and illness
             his voice cracks as he talks about the holiday, but William B. Newell,
             84, talks with force as he discusses Thanksgiving. Newell, a Penobscot,
             has degrees from two universities, and was the former chairman of the
             anthropology department at the University of Connecticut.

             "Thanksgiving Day was first officially proclaimed by the Governor of the
             Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1637 to commemorate the massacre of 700 men,
             women and children who were celebrating their annual green corn
             dance-Thanksgiving Day to them-in their own house," Newell said.

             "Gathered in this place of meeting they were attacked by mercenaries and
             Dutch and English. The Indians were ordered from the building and as
             they came forth they were shot down. The rest were burned alive in the
             building," he said.

             Newell based his research on studies of Holland Documents and the 13
             volume Colonial Documentary History, both thick sets of letters and
             reports from colonial officials to their superiors and the king in
             England, and the private papers of Sir William Johnson, British Indian
             agent for the New York colony for 30 years in the mid-1600s.

             "My research is authentic because it is documentary," Newell said. "You
             can't get anything more accurate than that because it is first hand. It
             is not hearsay."

             Newell said the next 100 Thanksgivings commemorated the killing of the
             Indians at what is now Groton, Ct. [home of a nuclear submarine base]
             rather than a celebration with them. He said the image of Indians and
             Pilgrims sitting around a large table to celebrate Thanksgiving Day was
             "fictitious" although Indians did share food with the first settlers.

Monday, November 7, 2005

Look Closely

                                              I need a little of your time.   Do you want to see the love of your dream? Then stare at this frame for few seconds..look closely!   If it will show.. it is true ..but it will be all up to you!

Sunday, November 6, 2005

A short language lesson?:) for MEN only (Dakota Sioux Dialect)

                         Hau Koda
                                           Hello Friend
                                                                    (Dakota Sioux Dialect)

                                                                 Greeting said by men only

Many Horses, photography galleries

Photo Gallery 1

                                      Photo Gallery 1

Randall Chitto- Choctaw Sculptor

Bear. 8" tall with his lil medicine pouch...


Thursday, November 3, 2005

Take an Illustrated Tour of the November Sky
Take an Illustrated Tour of the November Sky in the east and brilliant Venus in the southwest are the big events the night sky this month. Get details and sky charts with all the stargazing highlights and the best times to view them.

- Get Space News and Photos at

Wednesday, November 2, 2005

Native American Art Show

        November 2005
Now through
Nov. 13, 2005
  American Indian Heritage Exhibit and Celebration
The rich heritage of the American Indian and the unique facility of Wonders of Wildlife provides for an incredible opportunity for celebrating "National American Indian Heritage Month." See Wonders of Wildlife through the eyes of the American Indian, as we incorporate Native American exhibits and displays throughout the museum. Exhibit is included in regular admission price - free for members!
      Fri - Sat - Sun,
Nov. 4 - 6, 2005
Upper Lobby

Native American Art Show
and Demonstrations

To correspond with Springfield's First Friday Artwalk, Wonders of Wildlife will be hosting an art show featuring Native American artists from around the region. Artwork created by our own resident critters will also be exhibited. Admission to the show will be free, with artwork for sale.
Friday 6:00pm - 8:00pm;
Saturday and Sunday 9:00am - 4:00pm

Thunder Beings - Alex Davis
First Friday Art Walk Participant
Nov. 4, 2005

Birch Bark Canoe Making Demonstrations
by Diane Raxter and Chante Falcon (Ojibwe - Leech Lake, MN)
10:00am, 12:00pm and 2:00pm in the Out to Sea Gallery

American Indian Storytelling
by Charlie Holman (Cherokee)
11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm in the Upper Lobby

Included with regular admission; free for members!