Steve Newcomb

January 28, 2016
BY:
Steven Newcomb
On January 2, 2016, a group of white ranchers who are part of what has been called “the Sage Brush Rebellion” began an armed occupation of lands designated as “the Malheur Wildlife Refuge,” outside Burns, Oregon.
January 22, 2016
BY:
Steven Newcomb
Much of what we take to be physically true is metaphorically true.
January 01, 2016
BY:
Steven Newcomb
Let’s be clear about something.
December 03, 2015
BY:
Steven Newcomb
Senator John Barrasso (R-Montana) is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
December 01, 2015
BY:
Steven Newcomb
A dispute between the store chain Dollar General and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw has reached the U.S. Supreme Court. The issue before the Court in Dollar General Corp. v.
October 27, 2015
BY:
Steven Newcomb
A noticeable trend has emerged in recent years as more and more cities in the United States drop “Columbus Day” in favor of “Indigenous Peoples Day.” This name change is considered to be a great improvement by those who know that Columbus Day stands...
October 08, 2015
BY:
Steven Newcomb
On September 22, Pope Francis’ jet touched down in the traditional territory of the Piskataway Nation (Washington, D.C.). From there he traveled to the traditional territory of the Lenape Nation (New York City and Philadelphia).
October 01, 2015
BY:
Steven Newcomb
In 2004, the Delaware Nation of Oklahoma, in Anadarko, filed a lawsuit against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Delaware Nation based its lawsuit on “the doctrine of discovery,” and the royal charter that King Charles II of England issued to...
September 20, 2015
BY:
Steven Newcomb
In 1892, Burke Aaron Hinsdale delivered a commemoration address at the University of Michigan, entitled “The Discovery of America.” The occasion was the 400th year since Columbus’s first historic voyage from Spain to the Caribbean.
September 02, 2015
BY:
Steven Newcomb
In his brilliant book The American Indian in Western Legal Thought (1990) Robert A. Williams says that Chief Justice John Marshall and the other justices of the U.S. Supreme Court “were well aware of the historical paternity of this bastardized” (...
August 12, 2015
BY:
Steven Newcomb
The book Writings of Fermín Francisco de Lasuén, Vol. I, translated and edited by Finbar Kenneally, O. F. M.
August 05, 2015
BY:
Steven Newcomb
In 1901, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered its decision in the case Barker v. Harvey 181 U.S. 481. The case involved a tract of land known as Warner Ranch, in Southern California.
July 31, 2015
BY:
Steven Newcomb
When Cristobal Colón made landfall on a sandy beach in the Caribbean, he planted the royal standards (flags) of Castile and Aragon and performed a ceremonial act of “discovery and possession.” The “standards” he planted in the soil were physical...
June 28, 2015
BY:
Steven Newcomb
A repetitious pattern may be repeated to the point of being boring or tiring. Yet, obviously, not every pattern of repetition is tedious.

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