Miskito

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Miskito

 

an Indian people living mainly in Nicaragua, with a small number in Honduras, and numbering 25,000 to 30,0(X) persons (1970, estimate). Their language belongs to the MiskitoMatagalpan language group. The Miskito, nominally Christians, have preserved their tribal beliefs. The chief occupations are hunting, fishing, farming (bananas, sweet potatoes, and, in some regions, rice and cotton), and gathering rubber. Some Miskito work for very low wages as hired laborers on plantations and in the lumber industry.

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After more than 100 years of control by non-Indigenous people (and little to show for it, except poverty and despair) the Miskito Indians of Nicaragua figured they'd try their luck with out-of-the-country Natives when they went shopping for consultants.
Two Miskito Indians from Nicaragua left so impressed that they asked the Indian coordinators of the Panama City meeting to assist them with a mapping effort of their own in December.
In reality, the contribution (so to speak) of the Sandinistas was so noticeable in the area of land distribution (just to select one example among many) that even the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights denounced the forcible relocation and sheer deprivation of Miskito Indians at the hand of the Sandinistas.
Although the Miskito Indians had used Ojon oil for centuries to condition and protect their hair and skin, it had never been exported.
US, Honduran and Nicaraguan soldiers searched remote jungle beaches and the open sea for survivors and bodies after Hurricane Felix claimed at least 98 lives, many of them Miskito Indians who died fleeing the Category 5 storm.
Helicopters clattered overhead and Miskito Indians paddled canoes through a debris-littered sea in Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, yesterday, searching desperately for survivors of Hurricane Felix.
The Sandinista government will hand out seeds, farm animals and tools to fight hunger the along the Caribbean coast, including among Miskito Indians who fought the leftists' first government in the 1980s, reports Reuters (April 2, 2007).
Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment is an updated version of a traditional hair treatment developed more than 500 years ago by the Miskito Indians.
Most of the harvesting is done along the impoverished eastern coast where thousands of Miskito Indians make their living on the water.
These are the people whose "victimhood" is honored by the powers that be--Soviet Jews, Miskito Indians in Nicaragua, etc.
On 21 February 1981 the armed forces killed seven Miskito Indians and wounded seventeen others.
In the middle, armed by the CIA, were the Miskito Indians, who had agreed to fight the Sandinistas only because they were caught between the two Nicaraguan factions.