History

March 28, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

A February 28 article by “Newpower” that was published by the Guardian in the United Kingdom reports that in the mid-1960s thousands “of South American Indians were infected with measles, killing hundreds.” Why? So that “U.S.

March 25, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

A little-noticed definition of “civilization” is this: “the forcing of a particular cultural pattern on a population to whom it is foreign.” The key word is “forcing,” which implies some agency that engages in the process of forcing a particular cultural pattern on a population or nation.

March 25, 2015
By:
Richard Iron Cloud

To Whom It May Concern:

March 24, 2015
By:
Mike Myers

I was visiting my friend and some of his relatives yesterday and we were discussing the usual happenings on the rez and Indian country in general.

March 21, 2015
By:
Melvin Lee Houston

We, as Dakota people, have a shared history of exile, pain and grief. Since 1862, we have been working individually and collectively to recover from that pain and renew our beautiful way of life. This is challenging work.

March 08, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

In the 1901 U.S. Supreme Court case Barker v. Harvey, Alejandro Barker and other family members claimed a title to lands in California.

March 04, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

In a February 17, 2015 article titled “Lake was never given to the tribe” posted on DailyWorld.com, Guy Boudia builds his argument on a tacit and flimsy premise of Christian domination.

February 27, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) has developed an important and visually striking exhibit titled “Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations.” It opened on September 21, 2014 and will run until fall 2018.

February 26, 2015
By:
Stanley Heller

At the start of December I came late to a Ferguson protest being held in New Haven and started video recording. Happily I got a good chunk of the remarks of an American Indian student at Yale, Sebastian Medina-Tayac. It’s here entitled

February 24, 2015
By:
Kyle T. Mays

Before every February, I get numerous requests to participate in programming for Black History Month. And I say no to none of them because I love doing them. I’ll pause here to share a brief piece of knowledge in case you didn’t know. In 1926, Carter G.

February 23, 2015
By:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker

February is Black History Month, a time to acknowledge African American contributions to the United States and celebrate black identity.

February 06, 2015
By:
Peter d'Errico

Just when we thought the Papacy might be ready to confront its historical role in dispossessing and dominating indigenous peoples around the world, Pope Francis decides to carry forward the process started by John Paul II to make a saint of the man who founded the

January 23, 2015
By:
Richard L. Thornton

I don’t want to talk about it! They treated us worse than the coloreds.”

January 22, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

“And we Americans are peculiar, chosen people, the Israel of our times; we bear the ark of the liberties of the world”—Herman Melville.

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