History

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.

January 17, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

On January 15, 2015, during a flight from Sri Lanka to Manila, Pope Francis declared to reporters: “In September, God willing, I will canonize Junipero Serra in the United States.” In other words, the pope intends to make Serra a Roman Catholic saint.

January 16, 2015
By:
Gabriel S. Galanda

Our elders and spiritual leaders do not teach the practice of disenrollment. In fact, disenrollment is a wholly non-Indian construct.

January 06, 2015
By:
Peter d'Errico

Damian Webster and Emmy Scott ask important questions in their recent article

December 24, 2014
By:
Ruth Hopkins

Tis the Season. Christmas time, along with Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick, mistletoe, ugly holiday sweaters, and the onslaught of sweaty suburban shoppers crowding shopping centers, is once again upon us.

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.

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