History

February 13, 2016
By:
JaNae Collins

In the bitter cold month of December, 1890 earsplitting gunfire, cannon-like blasts from Hotchkiss guns, and tortured screams could be heard from a people that would leave a soul wound on the ground and on the spirits for generations to come.

February 13, 2016
By:
Cynthia Coleman Emery

The US Supreme Court has declined to weigh in on a lower court ruling that will, in effect, allow ancient bones to be returned to American Indians in California.

February 04, 2016
By:
Charles Kader

As I get older the words of my elders ring louder and longer in my mind. “We are an original people. We have always been here. We will survive.” Such messages are proven to me daily.

February 03, 2016
By:
Laura Waterman Wittstock

The perverse history of governmental-Lakota/Dakota relations took a more sinister turn when the Hiawatha Insane Asylum was built 10 years after Wounded Knee, December 29, 1890. It operated for over 30 years before it was torn down.

January 22, 2016
By:
Steven Newcomb

Much of what we take to be physically true is metaphorically true.

January 19, 2016
By:
Alex Jacobs

The Revenant is a film that revamps American mythology. There’s an expediency and urgency as it’s photographed in panoramic long seemingly one shot takes. It couldn’t be done on film, had to be digital.

January 12, 2016
By:
Steven Newcomb

In 1776, a white aristocratic slave owner from Virginia named Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence.

January 08, 2016
By:
Peter d'Errico

Armed white men seizing the headquarters of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon on January 2, 2016, were repeating a history longer than anyone has yet noted.

December 30, 2015
By:
Steve Russell

The Rag started in 1966 in reaction to the election of John Economidy to edit The Daily Texan, the

December 12, 2015
By:
Alex Jacobs

The name Edward S. Curtis immediately invokes spirited discussions amongst Native and non-Native artists, scholars and just plain folks who are attracted to the historic, romantic and nostalgic.

November 30, 2015
By:
Mike Myers

An interesting fact has emerged from the recent jihadist rampage in Paris is the age of the attackers. According to the BBC the attackers that have been identified so far are all in their late 20s or early 30s.

November 27, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

I recently purchased a Time magazine special edition, “The Supreme Court: Decisions that Changed America.” Such topics as Privacy, Free Speech, Civil Rights, Abortion, Guns, Same-Sex Marriage, and Obamacare appear on the magazine cover.

November 19, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

Here’s a mental exercise. Reflect back on the first invaders to sail to this hemisphere.

November 17, 2015
By:
Jon Antelope

Living cheap is hard enough, but it is harder still in small-town Utah when your Mormon welfare dries up completely.

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