Native American Religion

Native Americans' sacred rock engravings stolen from US federal land

A reward poster

Ancient hunters and gatherers etched vivid engravings on cliffs in California's Eastern Sierra that withstood winds, flash floods and earthquakes for more than 3,500 years. Thieves needed only a few hours to cut them down with power saws and haul them away.

Thursday, 22 November, 2012, 4:08am

A totem of his respect

Until last week, a totem pole in Hong Kong would have been a rare sight. But now, our city is home to at least two of these traditional structures.

After two months of skilful carving, totem artist Bill Helin finally erected his two masterpieces last Wednesday at the Canadian International School. Helin has been at the school as an artist-in-residence since late January.

6 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Six degrees

Millionaire Jim Thompson (above) vanished from Malaysia's Cameron Highlands 44 years ago this week. The former spy lifted thousands of Thailand's poor from poverty when he revived the country's silk industry.

20 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Inappropriate showpieces for exhibition

Your feature on David Clarke's Hong Kong Nocturne exhibition (Sunday Review, October 6) is described as a five-year historical snapshot of the city.

13 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

'Total tobacco' policy crushes farmers

FARMERS in the Guanyang district of Chongqing knew that local cadres wanted them to grow tobacco this year.

The slogan 'Fully implement the total tobacco-growing policy' was pasted up on walls and signboards all over the district. But few expected that henchmen would be sent to rip up and destroy any and all other crops that they might try to grow.

28 May 2000 - 12:00am

Trial date set for ex-tobacco boss

The trial of former tobacco-company executive Jerry Lui Kin-hong, who faces charges of accepting more than $30 million in bribes, is set to begin on March 16 next year and to run for three months.

Mr Justice Pang Kin-kee determined the schedule in a brief hearing from which the public were excluded at the Court of First Instance yesterday.

16 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Colourful tales of the wild west

THIS is no John Wayne western where the cowboys are always the good guys and the Indians devious savages. Rather, Black Elk Speaks is an intense drama about the turbulent history and suffering of native Americans as told by a tribal elder.

6 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Strain shows below the totem poles

FOR a meeting of historic importance, it was pretty low on impact.

The venue, Tillicum Village - the name means ''friendly people'' in a native American dialect - is more usually frequented by boy scouts. The temperature hovered somewhere above zero and leaders took 15 minutes to disembark as deckhands made farcical bidsto line up their boat.

22 Nov 1993 - 12:00am