History

May 04, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

In Hal Ashby’s movie Being There, starring Peter Sellers, at the end of the film there is a pyramid with an “all seeing eye,” and the slogan “Life is A State of Mind.” In The Universe and Dr.

May 03, 2015
By:
David MacKinnon & Sandra J.T.M. Evers

Can the European discovery and acquisition of land in America, either in intent or execution, be properly characterized as a project to pursue the “holy and praiseworthy” work of encouraging the rise and spread of the Catholic faith?

April 28, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

On May 2, the archdiocese of Los Angeles will host a daylong celebration at the main U.S. seminary in Rome.

April 25, 2015
By:
Peter d'Errico

Pope Francis recently trumped political correctness on yet another sensitive topic: the Turkish massacre of Armenian people 100 years ago.

April 17, 2015
By:
Steve Russell

When I first started university teaching, I was many times the bearer of shocking news to some young woman that her grandmother was not allowed to vote.

April 11, 2015
By:
Steve Russell

There’s a word, sophomoric, that describes one of the few downsides of the professoring trade. If you teach college students, it describes your very own personal Groundhog Day.

March 28, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

Editor’s Note: Reprints of advance reviews of Darkness in El Dorado by Patrick Tierney are currently circulating on online, and a recent post from Newpower was cited as the lead-in to the columnist Steve Newcomb’s dissection of the dehumanizing effects of anth

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.

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