History

December 16, 2014
By:
Steven Newcomb

A discerning eye is critically important when it comes to interpreting statements by the United States regarding our original nations, which are typically called “Indian tribes.” On September 13, 2007, the United States voted “no” on the UN Declaration on the Righ

November 20, 2014
By:
Steven Newcomb

In his recent column, Professor David Wilkins (Lumbee) says the doctrine of discovery has gone through many expressions, such as "a theological fict

November 19, 2014
By:
Steven Newcomb

In Rudy Ryser’s recent article, “Governing and Demagogues,” (ICTMN, 11/10/14), Glenn Morris (Shawnee) and I are the ones being termed “demagogues.” Ryser,

November 16, 2014
By:
Julianne Jennings

The pursuit of family history (genealogy) and origins tends to be shaped by several motivations, including the desire to carve out a place for one's family in the larger historical picture, a sense of responsibility to preserve the past for future generations, and

November 13, 2014
By:
Peter d'Errico

A new historical and cultural novel by Larry Spotted Crow Mann (Nipmuc), The Mourning Road to Thanksgiving

November 11, 2014
By:
Jessica Carro

If you are an American, born and raised, reading this article, than you were most likely told the same Thanksgiving fairytale story growing up.

November 07, 2014
By:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker

I never cease to be amazed at the intellectual brilliance that comes out of Indian country. Much of it graces the pages of this site; some of these people can be thought of Indian country’s top pundits.

November 05, 2014
By:
Mark Rogers

When people mention Long Island in New York, the image that most people get is what pop culture has had to offer. To most people, it is an island and serves as the retreat of the famous and wealthy who want to stay close to New York City.

November 01, 2014
By:
Mark C. Van Norman

The Constitution’s original intent treats Indian nations and tribes as prior sovereigns, with jurisdiction over our citizens and territory.

October 25, 2014
By:
Donna Ennis

“In the Fall of 1916,” he relates, “I was about my office when suddenly the door opened and a tall stern faced Indian entered. He asked if I was interested in the Indian claims to Wisconsin Point and I told him I was.

October 24, 2014
By:
Steven Newcomb

On October 4, Duane Champagne published on this website, “What is Indigenous Self-Determination and When Does it Apply?” If one were to rephrase Champ

October 24, 2014
By:
David Wilkins

“Again, were we to inquire by what law or authority you set up a claim [to our land], I answer, none! Your laws extend not into our country, nor ever did. You talk of the law of nature and the law of nations, and they are both against you.”

October 22, 2014
By:
Charles Trimble

I have gotten e-mail recently asking what is up with me and Tim Giago since I had not written articles criticizing him over the past year. Actually I had unilaterally declared a moratorium on criticizing Tim; and I must confess, it felt good.

October 14, 2014
By:
Ruth Hopkins

Most Holy Father,

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