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” (illegitimate) doctrine of discovery.
Earlier this year I was sitting in my lazy mans chair and started searching for my great grandfather.
The book Writings of Fermín Francisco de Lasuén, Vol. I, translated and edited by Finbar Kenneally, O. F. M.
Settler Colonialism has best been defined as more of an imposed structure than a historical event.
As many Indigenous territories throughout North America once again enter the settler imposed election cycles it might be a good time to revisit the meaning of democracy as we understand it
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 flags, but those f
Over the past 30 years there has been the emergence of Indigenous economies being developed by Indigenous nations and entrepreneurs.
The first official national flag of the Confederacy, often called the “Stars and Bars," was flown from March 4, 1861 to May 1, 1863. German-Prussian artist Nicola Marschall in Marion, Alabama, designed it.
The 1960s had a great impact on me.
In his book Metaphors We Live By (1980), philosopher Mark Johnson makes the point that we live our lives on the basis of metaphors and metaphorical patterns that we seldom notice.
The past two weeks has reminded Americans of just hard it is to escape the legacy of the Civil War. The Confederate battle flag—a symbol of racism for millions—appears on everything from license plates to string bikinis.
Researching slavery in American History is eye-opening as I realized it was not taught outright but only glossed over when I was a student.
I recently came across the book Writing the Social Text: Poetics and Politics in Social Science Discourse (New York: Aldine de Gruyter, 1992), edited by Richard H. Brown.
When the jury and judges awarded Elizabeth Fenn the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in History for her book, Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People, their citation described the book as "an engr