History

September 07, 2016
By:
Steven Newcomb

In my column, “The Dakota Access Pipeline and the Law of Christendom,” I quoted Judge Catron of the Supreme Court of Tennessee, “Our claim is based on the right to coerce obedience” which

September 03, 2016
By:
Steven Newcomb

In 1491, throughout the immense geographical area now commonly called the Western Hemisphere, our original free nations were existing independent of any Christian European claims of domination in any of our national territories.

September 01, 2016
By:
Ruth Hopkins

Last month, in response to a request by South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard (R), U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) introduced legislation intended to facilitate a federal-state land exchange of around 2,000 acres of federally owned land in the Black Hills. Rep.

August 31, 2016
By:
Terri Miles

It all adds up and becomes more. At one point this past spring the Camp of the Sacred Stones consisted of approximately 100 people who wanted to protect the waters.

August 30, 2016
By:
Mike Myers

A few days ago I posted a short blurb on my Facebook page reminding Haudenosaunee people that our Confederacy has a long standing treaty relationship with the Sioux Nations.

August 28, 2016
By:
Steven Newcomb

Approval of the colonizing Dakota Access Pipeline project by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the resulting conflict with the Standing Rock Sioux Nation has a historical context.

August 25, 2016
By:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker

I recently attended a play put on by a Native production company under the command of the acclaimed Lakota playwright, Larissa FastHorse.

August 08, 2016
By:
Elicia Goodsoldier

 

August 07, 2016
By:
Harold Monteau

The modern era has unfolded in the shadow of the French Revolution. Almost all future revolutionary movements looked back to the Revolution as their predecessor.

August 05, 2016
By:
Peter d'Errico

Don't look for an understanding of Indian Peoples in Naomi Schaefer Riley's book, The New Trail of Tears, despite its subtitle, "How Washington is Destroying American Indians." Riley separates Indian people—individuals—from Indian Peoples.

August 01, 2016
By:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker

As Native people we are no strangers to grief. Profound grief. With a growing literature on historical trauma, we have clearer understandings about how the political realities of colonization have affected us on the individual level.

July 27, 2016
By:
Harlan McKosato

There is a whole history of massacres against tribes that doesn’t really need to be documented in this story. The history of violence is something that is practically part of Native peoples’ DNA. It’s certainly part of our genetic memory, incorporated into our genetic code.

July 25, 2016
By:
Peter d'Errico

Luci Tapahonso (Navajo) wrote the text for a photo essay in the July 2016 issue of Smithsonian magazine: "For Mor

July 20, 2016
By:
Steven Newcomb

Let us acknowledge that our nations were living entirely free and independent of Western Christendom prior to Columbus’s first invasive arrival to our part of Mother Earth.

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