History

January 31, 2012
By:
Julianne Jennings

It has been one year since the descendants of the Cherokee Freedmen won their long dispute against a constitutional amendment that ter

January 28, 2012
By:
Ruth Hopkins

During the Monday, January 23, 2012 episode of Conan O’Brien’s late-night TBS talk show, a sketch about Christopher Columbus was featured during a "Fan Correction" segme

January 24, 2012
By:
Suzan Shown Harjo

I learned about the banning of Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years from Dr.

January 21, 2012
By:
Chuck Trimble

The life story of Ponca Chief Standing Bear is one of courage, resistance, and great leadership.

January 16, 2012
By:
Julianne Jennings

Race is not simply about the physical description of human variation. Since its origin in Western science in the eighteenth century, race has been used both to classify and rank human beings according to inferior and superior types.

January 13, 2012
By:
David Kimelberg

Not too long ago, the United States’ explicit policy regarding Native Americans was termination. The goal was to marginalize and eradicate Native people and cultures.

January 12, 2012
By:
Ruth Hopkins

Before Galileo Galilei and Sir Isaac Newton, the Lakota studied astronomy. Many indigenous peoples did. They were natural scientists.

December 29, 2011
By:
Peter d'Errico

The title of David Satter’s new book about the history of the former Soviet Union might well apply to a pervasive American attitude toward United States history in relation to the indigenous peoples of the continent: "It Was a Long Time Ago and It Never Happened Anyway." A

December 29, 2011
By:
Steve Russell

Madeline Colliflower, known to her relatives as Si-Siya, walked on in her 81st year back in 2000, the cusp of the 21st century. She was one of a few surviving FBI (Full-Blooded Indian) citizens of the Gros Ventre.

December 22, 2011
By:
Steve Russell

The traditions of my people teach that acting unjustly toward others will cause blowback. This is famously illustrated in the story of how disease came to man in retaliation for what he had done to parts of creation he could dominate.

December 20, 2011
By:
DuWayne Smith

Indian Country Today Media Network staff recently posted

December 18, 2011
By:
DuWayne Smith

There has been a lot of discussion about the Cherokee Freedmen and their descendants, but most of the talk centers upon Cherokee Nation sovereignty and the rights of Indian nations t

December 12, 2011
By:
Peter d'Errico

England was once so proud of its colonial regime that it boasted, "The sun never sets on the British empire." Today, colonialism is a bad word. It is fashionable to say we live in a 'post-colonial' world.

December 09, 2011
By:
Monique Vondall-Rieke, J.D.

I read with great surprise that North Dakota resident Sakakawea, who traveled as a guide on the great Lewis and Clark expedition that laid the geographical history of the landscape of early America and helped to locate many of the American Indian tribes, their lands of origin and their

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