The Tribe of Ephraim in the USA
Flag golden torch - with 5 pointed star above.
Seal - Man chopping wood.
Buffalo with saw in mouth sawing wood.
These symbols are Reminiscent of Joseph.
The Buffallo is like the bull to whom Joseph was compared and the bull-calf of Ephraim.
17 HIS GLORY IS LIKE A FIRSTBORN BULL, AND HIS HORNS LIKE THE HORNS OF THE RAEM [UNICORN]; TOGETHER WITH THEM HE SHALL PUSH THE PEOPLES TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH; THEY ARE THE TEN THOUSANDS OF EPHRAIM, AND THEY ARE THE THOUSANDS OF MANASSEH.
18 I HAVE SURELY HEARD EPHRAIM BEMOANING HIMSELF: YOU HAVE CHASTISED ME, AND I WAS CHASTISED, LIKE AN UNTRAINED BULL-CALF [AEGEL] ; RESTORE ME, AND I WILL RETURN, FOR YOU ARE THE LORD MY GOD.
In the Book of Joshua we hear how the Tribes of Joseph (Ephraim and Manasseh) had initial difficulty in driving out the foreigners dwelling in their inheritance. Joshua advises them to to hew down the forests, clear the land and cultivate it.
Joshua 17:17 AND JOSHUA SPOKE TO THE HOUSE OF JOSEPH-TO EPHRAIM AND MANASSEH-SAYING, "YOU ARE A GREAT PEOPLE AND HAVE GREAT POWER; YOU SHALL NOT HAVE ONLY ONE LOT, 18 BUT THE MOUNTAIN COUNTRY SHALL BE YOURS. ALTHOUGH IT IS WOODED, YOU SHALL CUT IT DOWN, AND ITS FARTHEST EXTENT SHALL BE YOURS; FOR YOU SHALL DRIVE OUT THE CANAANITES, THOUGH THEY HAVE IRON CHARIOTS AND ARE STRONG."
Indiana's name means "Land of the Indians", or simply "Indian Land". A native or resident of Indiana is known as a "Hoosier." This is thought to originally have been a term for a backwoodsman, a rough countryman, or a country bumpkin.
History. Amerindians of the Mississippi Culture.
Before the white man came there were Amerindians in the area. One of these groups were those of the Mississippian Culture. The Amerindian Mississippian Culture lasted from ca. 1000 CE until the 1400s, before the arrival of Europeans. During this stage, the people created large urban settlements designed according to their cosmology, with large mounds and plazas defining ceremonial and public spaces. The concentrated settlements depended on agricultural surpluses. Mississippian civilization collapsed for reasons that are not known.
The British conquered the area of Indiana and its surroundings from the French. At first they intended to leave the region as an Indian Reservations. Later they turned it over to the French in Quebec. The Americans colonists resented the British consideration of Amerindian interests and British conciliatory measures towards the French at their expense. These grievances, among other matters, led to the American Revolution in 1776. Under the Americans most of the Amerindians were driven out. Immigrants entered mainly from Germany, England, and Ireland, but also from elsewhere. Manufacturing and agriculture were developed, Natural gas was discovered. In the 1920s a branch of the Klu Klux Klan became influential. By 1925 the Klan had 250,000 members, an estimated 30% of native-born white men. Due to scandals and the exposure of the rape and murder of a white woman by a senior Klansman the Klan lost prestige and its numbers diminished.
In the 1930s the USA was going through severe economic difficulties. Overseas, Japan, Italy, and Germany were threatening international stability and American interests. Persecution of the Jews by Germany was creating a refugee problem. Some Americans wished to intervene but most preferred a Policy of Isolation. At that time the large American German and AmericanIrish communities were anti-British and anti-Jewish through there were exceptions. One of these was Wendell Willkie (1892-1944) who was born in Indiana. The father of Willkie had been born in Germany. His mother was born in Indiana, to German parents; his grandparents were involved in the unsuccessful 1848 revolutions in Germany that had hoped to bring about a more liberal and civilized rulership.
Willkie backed support for Britain and implied intervention against Germany. He challenged Roosevelt for the Presidency. Roosevelt was running for the third time. Roosevelt won easily. The only States who voted for Wilkie were Maine, Vermont, Michigan, Indiana, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas. President Roosevelt then persuaded Wilkie to come work for him. Willkie made two wartime foreign trips (before he died) on behalf of Roosevelt and helped smooth the way for Lend Lease. This was a legal fiction that enabled the USA even before offically entering the war to heavily arm and exhaustively supply Britain at first and after that Russia. This was one of the factors in the final victory.
Indiana was to become the first western US state to mobilize for the United States in the war, and soldiers from Indiana participated in all the war's major engagements.
Ethnic composition as of the 2020 census
African American (non-Hispanic)
Hispanic or Latino
German is the largest ancestry reported in Indiana, with 22.7% of the population reporting that ancestry in the Census. Persons citing American (12.0%) and English ancestry (8.9%) are also numerous, as are Irish (10.8%) and Polish (3.0%).
One of the strengths of Indiana is its highly skilled work force. Firms are often willing to locate where hard-to-train skills already exist.
Today Indiana's economy is based primarily on services, manufacturing, and, to a much lesser extent, agriculture.
Indiana is a US state that is strongly in favour of Israel.
The BDS movement, calls for boycotts, divestment and sanctions against the State of Israel to pressure Israel to meet what it describes as Israel's obligations under international law. Anti-BDS laws are designed to make it difficult for people and organizations to participate in boycotts of Israel
Indiana became the second state in the U.S. to pass anti-BDS legislation in April 30, 2015, following the example set by Tennessee on April 11. The Indiana state legislature voted in approval of resolution 74, which "expresses opposition to the anti-Jewish and anti-Israel BDS movement." The recent global increase in anti-Semitic sentiments and attitudes represents "an attack, not only on Jews, but on the fundamental principles of the United States," according to the legislation.
As of 2017, Indiana's Jewish population was approximately 17,345 people.
Place-Names of Interest.