History

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.

October 21, 2011
By:
Gabriel S. Galanda

Read part II and

October 19, 2011
By:
Steven Newcomb

In 1988, the United States Congress passed House Concurrent Resolution 331, expressly acknowledging that the Haudenosaunee had some degree of influence on the formation of the Constitution of the United States.

October 14, 2011
By:
Cedric Sunray

A few weeks ago, I read the following paragraph in an NPR article about the Cherokee Freedmen:

"This is not a club; you can't just claim to be Cherokee and show up and be included," says Cara Cowan Watts, a vocal member of the Cherokees' tribal council.

October 12, 2011
By:
Steven T. Newcomb

Greetings on Colonization Day,

October 11, 2011
By:
Kimberly Horton

The Cherokee Nation based out of Tahlequah, Oklahoma has decided to strip “Freedmen” of their Cherokee rights and to expel them from their nation. Freedmen are African American descendants of slaves.

October 10, 2011
By:
Monique Vondall-Rieke

On the eve of what most Americans celebrate as “Columbus Day” I found myself turning to the History Channel to watch “Who Really Discovered America?” I was instantly upset by the summations of world experts on how other cultures, civilizations if you will, came to settle or exist in North Americ

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