History

December 08, 2013
By:
Ruth Hopkins

Since the passing of fellow Indigenous tribesman Madiba Nelson Mandela, much of mainstream media has attempted to paint him in their own colonial image, once again revising history to make the Federal Government and it’s allies look good, and thereby use him to suit their own purposes.

December 03, 2013
By:
Barry Brandon

When the course of human events mandates a new forming of political bands between one people and another, that challenge has often been met. This was the foundation of our more perfect union.

So it was when the United States saw its tumultuous start.

December 02, 2013
By:
Steven Newcomb

During the papacy of Pope Alexander VI, the Holy See at the Vatican used the papal bull of May 4, 1493 to call for “barbarous nations” to be “subjugated” or “overthrown.” The Latin word employed in the document is “deprimantur,” which generally is translated “to reduce.” Reduction is ano

December 01, 2013
By:
Peter d'Errico

Pirates are a fascinating topic, and pirate stories have long been part of popular culture. Their daring exploits, coupled with their anarchic—and democratic—organization, provide fodder for books, movies, poems, and paintings.

November 23, 2013
By:
Steve Russell

Because traditional Cherokee people taught me a profound insight that I’ve claimed for my own, “the spirit world takes care of its own business,” I understand arguments about religion to be for amusement only.

November 20, 2013
By:
Steven Newcomb

In 1971, Alvin Josephy published his classic Red Power: The American Indians’ Fight for Freedom, which is a compilation of different articles and talks by various Indian and non-Indian personalities.

November 13, 2013
By:
Joe Sexton

The recent government shutdown illuminated our country’s deep concern for its official national monuments. When federal personnel erected barricades blocking access to cultural icons in Washington, D.C., the public protest was immediate and loud.

October 31, 2013
By:
Amy Moore & Mike Taylor

It was a chilly Massachusetts morning in the fall. Grandpa and I were checking out of the extended-stay hotel and the manager Darryl Robinson came to help us carry our belongings to the car. He was an older black gentleman; tall, with hands that had seen some hard manual labor.

October 29, 2013
By:
Steven Newcomb

Moraviantown, Ontario. October 5, 2013 marked two centuries (twenty decades) since Tecumseh (my Shawnee Grandma Bessie’s pronunciation was Tecumthé) fell in battle near the Thames River, and passed to the spirit world.

October 16, 2013
By:
George Tiger

Dear Tribal Leader:

September 29, 2013
By:
Julianne Jennings

Mainstream America remains totally unaware of the biological and cultural bonds that exist between African slaves and American Indians—a people created by expulsion, slavery, racism and war caused the collision of cultures that became the crucible of destruction by force, but later provided the t

September 21, 2013
By:
Peter d'Errico

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September 07, 2013
By:
Ed Rice

The stated mission of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, in Cooperstown, New York, is “to preserve history, honor excellence and connect generations.” It fails on all three counts where Native American players and history are concerned.

September 05, 2013
By:
Bryan Brewer

On August 2, 2013, Representative Nunes, joined by Representatives Jenkins, Kind, Gerlach, Reichert, Boustany, Cole, Moore, Delbene, Cardenas, Kilmer, Valadao, McCollum, Mullin and Gosar, introduced H.R. 3043, the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act of 2013.

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