History

December 02, 2011
By:
Charles Rangel

As we gathered around the table with our loved ones for Thanksgiving, we counted our blessings despite the many challenges we are facing as a nation. We have experienced many economic and social plights in our history but have always prevailed.

December 02, 2011
By:
Mike Taylor

There was another of those talks on campus one Friday afternoon. The original idea* was proposed by Alexander Abian, a mathematics professor from Iowa who was trained at the University of Chicago and later at the University of Cincinnati.

December 01, 2011
By:
Tex G. Hall

When Columbus got lost in America, he found healthy, thriving native peoples. Within 100 years, the civilizations he first met were decimated. In North America, north of Mexico, the pre-Columbian population has been estimated at 18 million people.

November 23, 2011
By:
Simon Moya-Smith

It was earlier this month during a snowstorm that I stumbled upon an interesting tidbit of American history—the kind you’d hope would make it into inner city high school textbooks, but somehow gets omitted like so many other things.

November 18, 2011
By:
Lindsey Catherine Cornum

Native people across America have just finished another exhausting campaign to explain to the ignorant and insensitive the inherent racial exploitation of their Indian Halloween costumes.

November 15, 2011
By:
Gabriel S. Galanda

(Read part I and

November 05, 2011
By:
Steve Russell

“It’s all right to let Wall Street bet each other millions of dollars every day but why make these bets affect the fellow who is plowing a field out in Claremore, Oklahoma?”

November 04, 2011
By:
Ruth Hopkins

In 1898, just eight years after the Wounded Knee Massacre, the U.S. Congress passed a bill that created a new federal facility: The Hiawatha Asylum for Insane Indians.

November 03, 2011
By:
Gabriel S. Galanda

(Read part I and

November 01, 2011
By:
Beverly Cook

We know that acts of genocide were perpetrated on our people because we refused to be separated from our lands.

October 29, 2011
By:
Arlene Hirschfelder

It is predictable. At Halloween, thousands of children (and adults) trick-or-treat in Indian costumes. At Thanksgiving, thousands of children parade in school pageants wearing plastic headdresses and pseudo-buckskin clothing.

October 28, 2011
By:
Chase Iron Eyes

Halloween is fast approaching, and little monsters everywhere are scrambling for costumes.

October 24, 2011
By:
Chase Iron Eyes

What do we think when we hear the word activism? Maybe we immediately think of somebody with their fist in the air, defiantly persisting against something. Maybe we think of protestors and demonstrators visibly making their point.

October 23, 2011
By:
Robert Desjarlait

The Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protest has become a matter of debate in Indian country. Some have chosen to be included under the slogan "We Are The 99%"; others, like me, have not.

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