click links in text for more info


The Ho-Chunk known as Hoocąągra or Winnebago, are a Siouan-speaking Native American people whose historic territory includes parts of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois. Today, Ho-Chunk people are enrolled in two federally recognized tribes, the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin and the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska; the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska have an Indian reservation in Nebraska. While related, the two tribes are distinct federally recognized sovereign nations and peoples, each having its own constitutionally formed government, separate governing and business interests. Since the late 20th century, both tribal councils have authorized the development of casinos to generate revenue to support economic development, health care and education; the Ho-Chunk Nation has developed a Hoocąąk-language iOS app. Since 1988, it has pursued a claim to the Badger Army Ammunition Plant as traditional territory; the department supported the Ho-Chunk claim in 1998, but in 2011 refused to accept the property on their behalf.

In 1994, to build on its revenues from casinos, the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska created an economic development corporation. With a number of subsidiaries, it employs more than 1400 people, it has contributed to housing construction on the reservation. Like more than 60% of federally recognized tribes, the Winnebago Tribe has legalized alcohol sales on the reservation to secure revenues that went to the state in retail taxes; the Ho-Chunk was the dominant tribe in its territory in the 16th century, with a population estimated at several thousand. Their traditions hold. Ethnologists have speculated that, like some other Siouan peoples, the Ho-Chunk originated along the East Coast and migrated west in ancient times. Nicolas Perrot wrote that the names given to them by neighboring Algonquian peoples may have referred to their origin near a salt water sea; the Ho-Chunk suffered severe population losses in the 17th century, to a low of as few as 500 individuals. This has been attributed to the loss of hundreds of warriors in a lake storm, epidemics of infectious disease, competition for resources from migrating Algonquian tribes.

By the early 1800s, their population had increased to 2,900, but they suffered further losses in the smallpox epidemic of 1836. In 1990 they numbered 7,000; the Ho-Chunk speak a Siouan language, which they believe to be given to them by their Creator, Waxopini Xete. Their native name is Ho-Chąąnk, variously translated as "sacred voice" or "People of the Big Voice," meaning mother tongue, they refer to themselves as Hoocąąk-waazija-haa-chi meaning "sacred voice people of the Pines". The term "Winnebago" is a term used by the Potawatomi, pronounced as "Winnipego." The Jesuit Relations of 1659–1660 said: He started, in the month of June of the year one thousand six hundred and fifty-eight, from the lake of the Ouinipegouek, only a large bay in lake Huron. It is called by others, the lake of the stinkards, not because it is salt like the water of the Sea – which the Savages call Ouinipeg, or stinking water – but because it is surrounded by sulphurous soil, whence issue several springs which convey into this lake the impurities absorbed by their waters in the places of their origin.

Nicolas Perrot was a 17th-century French trader who believed that the Algonquian terms referred to salt-water seas, as these have a distinctive aroma compared with fresh-water lakes. An early Jesuit record says that the name refers to the origin of Le Puans near the salt water seas to the north. Algonquins called the Winnebago, "the people of the sea." When the explorers Jean Nicolet and Samuel de Champlain learned of the "sea" connection to the tribe's name, they were optimistic that it meant Les puans were from or had lived near the Pacific Ocean. They hoped. In recent studies, ethnologists have concluded that the Hoocąągra, like the other Siouan-speaking peoples, originated on the east coast of North America and migrated west. Several Hoocąąk elders have claimed that they originated in the Midwest and that they predated the last ice age; the early 20th-century researcher H. R. Holand claimed they originated in Mexico, where they had contact with the Spanish and gained a knowledge of horses.

David Lee contends. His evidence derived from a culture based on corn growing, civilization type, mound building; this followed the receding ice shield. However, Holand cites the records of Jonathan Carver, who lived with the Hoocąągra in 1766–1768. But, contact with the Spanish could have occurred along the Gulf of Mexico or the south Atlantic coast, where other Hoocąąk type tribes originated and lived for centuries. Others suggested that the Hoocąągra originated near saltwater, to explain how mid-western tribes had a knowledge of the Pacific Ocean, which they described as being located where the earth ends and the sun sets into the sea; the Hoocąągra claim that their people have always lived in what is now the north central United States. Linguistic and ethnographic studies have generated other deep histories of the various American Indian peoples; the written history of the Ho-Chunk begins with the records made from the reports of Jean Nicolet, who, in 1634, wa

Sex Museum (band)

Sex Museum is a Spanish rock band from Madrid, formed in 1985. The band began among the mod scene of Madrid playing rock music, their first published material is influenced by a plethora of genres, for instance soul and R&B or several rock genres as garage or psychedelic. On, their music adopted a more hard rock sound characteristical of the 70s. Through a number of concerts in their homeland and tours through many European countries, they gained a solid underground following not only in Spain but Germany and Switzerland, they played at several Spanish music festivals like Esparrago Rock, Festimad or Viña Rock as well as international events such as the Beat-O-Mania in Munich, where the band co-lined with acts like Metallica, Backyard Babies, Sonic Youth and Extremoduro among others. 1994 they were chosen as the opening act for the Spanish tour of Deep Purple....from the past to the present: The band has been touring 33 years of rockandroll on the road,Sex Museum its alive and well with 15 studio albums, lots of singles, thousands live shows.

The last album Big City Lies was released in 2014 with Legacy Recordings, they have a new album release in 2018...!! "Fuzz Face", LP. "Sex Museum vs Los Macana", Mini-LP. "Independence", LP and CD. CD inkl. Extra tracks. "Nature's Way", LP. "The Fabulous & Furry Sex Museum", double-LP, CD. "Sparks", LP and CD. "Sum", LP and CD. CD inkl. Extra tracks from "The Covers EP". "The Covers EP". 7". Together with Sum. "Sonic", CD. "SpeedKings", CD. "Fly by Night", double CD, recorded in "Sala Caracol" Madrid October 10, 2003. "Fly by Night", DVD, with uncut concert material. "United", CD. “Fifteen Hits That Never Where”,CD. "Again & Again", CD/LP. “Big City Lights”,CD/LP "Ya es tarde" / "Sexual beast". 7". "Get lost" / "Free living". 7". "I'm moving" / "Last last". 7". "Two sisters" / "Liar". 7". "Fabulous furry" / "I'm so glad". 7". "P. V. C." / "Brave Ulyses goes funky" single with Making-of of the album "Sonic". "Whole lotta Rosie". Single with AC/DC covers "Two sisters" / "Lets go out". Single "United", single. "Circles in the salt", single.

"Drugged Personality" in Battle Of Garages Vol. IV. "You" in The Munster Dance Hall Favorites Vol. 1. "Sweet home" in Modern Times. "Where I Belong" in Kaleidoscopic Vibrations. "Hey Conductor" in Hipnosis. "Dance" in Morir con las botas puestas. Homenaje a Motörhead. Spanish tribute to Motörhead. "Don't believe a word" in Phil Lynnot Ha Vuelto a la Ciudad. El Rock Rinde Tributo a Thin Lizzy. Tribute to Thin Lizzy. Official Website: This article is translated from the German Wikipedia article of November 5, 2007

Sidney M. Goldin

Sidney M. Goldin, born Samuel Goldstein was an American silent film director as well as a prominent writer and producer for Yiddish theater and Yiddish cinema during the early 20th century. During his career, he worked with Molly Picon, Maurice Schwartz and Ludwig Satz in Europe and Palestine. Born in Odessa, his family emigrated to the United States in about 1880 or 1881. In New York, Goldin was interested in theatre. In about 1895, he started as actor in small roles in theatres on the US eastcoast. In the early 1900s, he started acting for two years for Essanay in Chicago. 1912 he started directing films, plenty of them treating Jewish topics. After World War I, in 1919, he moved to Prague, where he directed some movies. In 1921 he came to Vienna, where he directed at least four feature films, including Ost und West in 1923, starring the famous Yiddish actress Molly Picon. In Vienna, he married the young actress of the Freie Jüdische Volksbühne Betty Gärtner in November 1924. In 1925 he moved back to New York.

Brought to Hollywood in 1926, Goldin produced Yiskor with Maurice Schwartz before becoming a director for independent producers the following year. However, while under contract for A-B Studios, his film On the Mountains was considered a commercial and artistic failure nearly resulting in the bankruptcy of the studio. After filming East Side Sadie in 1929, starring his wife, he returned east to produce Yiddish "talkies" until the 1930s although he would take a three-year absence from filmmaking until directing his last film The Cantor's Son in 1937. Becoming ill while on location in Easton, Goldin died of a heart ailment while at French Hospital in New York City, New York on the night of September 19, 1937; the Cantor's Son The Voice of Israel Live and Laugh Uncle Moses His Wife's Lover A Cantor on Trial Feast of Passover Shulamis Shulamith Eternal Fools The Jewish Gypsy Kol Nidre My Jewish Mother Oy, Doktor! Sailor's Sweetheart Shoemaker's Romance The Eternal Prayer East Side Sadie Style and Class The Fightin' Comeback Yizkor East and West Lead Us Not into Temptation, print survives at the Library of Congress, as "The Polish Jew" Look After Your Daughters The Bird Fancier Tam na horách The Woman Hater The Gates of Doom The Mysterious Mr. Browning, credited as Sidney M.

Golden It Can't Be Done, credited as Sidney M. Golden Oh! What a Whopper!, credited as Sidney M. Golden Billy's College Job When the Call Came, credited as Sidney M. Golden The Hunchback's Romance, credited as Sidney M. Golden What Might Have Been, credited as Sidney M. Golden The Last of the Mafia Hear Ye, Israel The Jewish Crown, credited as Sidney M. Golden The Period of the Jew, credited as Sidney M. Golden The Heart of Jewess The Adventures of Lieutenant Petrosino print survives in the Filmmuseum in Amsterdam A Western Child's Heroism, credited as Sidney Golden Antler, Joyce. Talking Back: Images of Jewish Women in American Popular Culture. Hanover, New Hampshire: University Press of New England, 1998. ISBN 0-87451-842-3 Erens, Patricia; the Jew in American Cinema. Indiana University Press, 1984. ISBN 0-253-14500-7 Gertner, Richard. International Motion Picture Almanac. Quigley Publishing Co. Inc, 1986. Macpherson, Kenneth. Close Up. Kraus Reprint, 1969. Manchel, Frank. Film Study: an analytical bibliography.

Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1990. ISBN 0-8386-3186-X Sidney M. Goldin on IMDb Sidney M. Goldin at the TCM Movie Database Sidney Golden at Rotten Tomatoes

Still Life: Vase with Oleanders

Vase with Oleanders was made in 1888 by Vincent van Gogh. The work's location is unknown and it is stolen or destroyed. Where Still Life: Vase with Oleanders resides is unknown. There is a theory, or maybe legend, that the painting was stolen in 1944 during World War II. Prior to 1940 the painting was in the collection of the Bernheim-Jeune gallery in Paris; the Bernheim-Jeune gallery, owned by a French Jewish family, played an important role in marketing Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings in Paris. In 1901 Alexander Bernheim, with help from his sons and Gaston, organized the first important exhibition of Vincent van Gogh paintings in Paris with the help of art critic Julien Leclercq, the family opened their gallery specializing in modern art in 1906. In 1940 sensing that they, of Jewish background, would be targeted by the Nazi regime during World War II, the Bernheim-Jeune family packaged 30 or so Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings that were in their collection and brought them to the Château de Rastignac belonging to family friends in Dordogne for safekeeping.

In 1941 their gallery was sequestered, paintings confiscated and their buildings sold. On March 30, 1944 fleeing Nazi Schutzstaffel forces attempted to destroy the Château de Rastignac and they raided the château, as retribution against the French Resistance. After five truckloads of items were removed from the house, it was set afire; the paintings may have been taken. Whatever the case, they have not been seen since

Stephen Wesley

Stephen Wesley, is an award winning country music singer and songwriter. His notable collaborations include “Cowgirl” featuring Slash of Guns N' Roses, “All Night Long” featuring Steve Harwell of Smash Mouth, “South Shaker” featuring Bubba Sparxxx, “Rock N Roll” featuring Grammy Award winning rapper T-Pain. Wesley was spent most of his early life in Colorado and Texas. At eighteen, Wesley found himself in prison with an eight-year sentence. After a chance encounter with the prison chaplain, Wesley discovered his love for music and was given the opportunity to learn the guitar and sing in the prison choir. For over six years, Wesley learned his craft as a musician and performed for inmates and the people of Colorado. Upon his release from prison, Wesley made it his mission to create music and inspire people through his original songs, he continued this goal for eleven years before signing his first music contract with EnnEcho Records. Wesley released his popular song "Cowgirl" featuring Slash from Guns N' Roses fame as guitarist.

The song played on radio stations throughout the country and was the number one song in several markets. On July 27, 2015, Wesley released his album "Welcome to the Whiskey Creek Saloon." The album featured collaborations with Steve Harwell of Smash Mouth fame and rapper Bubba Sparxxx. After a short break, Wesley returned to music, in 2018, releasing "Rock N Roll" with Grammy Award winning rapper T-Pain. Wesley spent two years recording the song in different ways. "I think. The last time, I was so happy. I texted T-Pain and asked if I could send it to him. I did. I waited about 15 minutes and his reply was,'This is dope. Let's do it.' I'll never forget it. And the song took on a whole new life when he was done," Wesley said of the collaboration. Stephen Wesley on Facebook

Shumin Zhai

Shumin Zhai is an American-Canadian-Chinese human-computer interaction research scientist and inventor. He is known for his research on input devices and interaction methods, swipe-gesture-based touchscreen keyboards, eye-tracking interfaces, models of human performance in human-computer interaction, his studies have contributed to both foundational models and understandings of HCI and practical user interface designs and flagship products. He worked at IBM where he invented the ShapeWriter text entry method for smartphones, a predecessor to the modern Swype keyboard. Dr. Zhai's publications have won the ACM UIST Lasting Impact Award and the IEEE Computer Society Best Paper Award, among others, he is most known for his research on input devices and interaction methods, swipe-gesture-based touchscreen keyboards, eye-tracking interfaces, models of human performance in human-computer interaction. Dr. Zhai is a Principal Scientist at Google where he leads and directs research and development of human-device input methods and haptics systems.

Born in Harbin, China in 1961, Dr. Zhai received his bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering in 1982, his master's degree in Computer Science in 1984 from Xidian University. After that, he served on the faculty of the Northwest Telecommunication Engineering Institute in Xi'an, China where he taught and conducted research in computer control systems until 1989. In 1995, received his PhD degree in Human Factors Engineering at the University of Toronto. From 2001 to 2007, Dr. Zhai was a visiting adjunct professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science at Linköping University, where he supervised graduate research, he was a consultant at Autodesk in 1995 before joining IBM Almaden Research Center in 1996. From 1996 to 2011, he worked at the IBM Almaden Research Center. In January 2007, he originated and led the SHARK/ShapeWriter project at IBM Research and a start-up company that pioneered the touchscreen word-gesture keyboard paradigm, filing the first patents of this paradigm, publishing the first generation of scientific papers.

In 2010, ShapeWriter was acquired by Nuance Communications, taken off the market. During his tenure at IBM, Dr. Zhai worked with a team of engineers from IBM and IBM vendors to bring the ScrollPoint mouse from research to market, received a CES award and millions of users. From 2009 to 2015, Dr. Zhai was the Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction. At the time he had been involved in both the conference side and the journal side of publishing HCI research as an author, editor, committee member, papers chair. From 2011 till present, Dr. Zhai has been working at Google as a Principal Scientist, where he leads and directs research and development of human-device input methods and haptics systems, he has led research and design of Google's keyboard products, Pixel phone haptics, novel Google Assistant invocation methods. Notably, Dr. Zhai led the design of Active Edge, a headline feature of Google Pixel 2, which enables the user to reach Google Assistant faster and more intuitively using a gentle device squeeze rather than the touch screen.

Dr. Zhai researches in human-computer interaction, is working on the research and development of manual and text input methods and haptics systems. Besides text input and haptics, his other research interests include system user interface design, human-performance modeling, multi-modal interaction, computer input devices and methods, theories of human-computer interaction, he received 30 patents. In 2003, Dr. Zhai and Per Ola Kristensson proposed a method of speed-writing for pen-based computing, SHARK, which augments stylus keyboarding with shorthand gesturing. SHARK defines a shorthand symbol for each word according to its movement pattern on an optimized stylus keyboard. In 2004, they presented SHARK2 that increased recognition accuracy and relaxed precision requirements by using the shape and location of gestures in addition to context based language models. In doing so, Dr. Zhai and Kristensson delivered a paradigm of touch screen gesture typing as an efficient method for text entry that has continued to drive the development of mobile text entry across the industry.

One of the most important rationales of gesture keyboards is facilitating transition from visual-guidance drive letter-to-letter tracing to memory-recall driven gesturing. By releasing the first word-gesture keyboard in 2004 through IBM AlphaWorks and a top ranked iPhone app called ShapeWriter WritingPad in 2008, Dr. Zhai and his colleagues were able to facilitate this transition and brought the invention from the laboratory to real world users. One of Dr. Zhai's main HCI research threads is Fitts’ law type of human performance models. From 1996, Dr. Zhai, alongside his colleagues, has pursued research on “Laws of Action” that attempted to carry the spirit of Fitts' law forward. In the HCI context, Fitts' law can be considered the “Law of Pointing”, while they believe there are other robust human performance regularities in action; the two new classes of action relevant to user interface design and evaluation that they have explored are crossing and steering. “Law of Pointing”: Refining Fitts’ law models for bivariate pointing, 2003 “Law of Steering”: Human Action Laws in Electronic Virtual Worlds - an empirical study of path steering performance in VR, 2004 “Law of Crossing”: Foundations for designing and evaluating user interfaces based on the crossing paradigm, 2010 Modeling human performance of pen stroke gestures, 2007 FFitts' law: modeling finger touch w