History

March 22, 2013
By:
Charles Kader

“Our unborn grandchildren will look back at our era and be either thankful for our efforts or they will never speak our names as their ancestors, because of when we failed to live up to our responsibility. The choice is up to us today. What legacy do we leave behind us forever?”

March 21, 2013
By:
Steve Russell

Elders suffered terribly during the Great Depression. I did not live then, but I am among the last generation schooled by the people who lived it. I know my family’s stories and the statistics, but the rest is speculation.

March 13, 2013
By:
Jim Enote

In the late 1800s and early 1900s ethnographers, anthropologists, and associates of museums and private collectors were dispatched to Zuni to collect items that represented the ceremonial and ritualistic aspects of our culture.

March 04, 2013
By:
Steve Russell

All Indigenous Peoples, not just American Indians, have a troubled history with anthropologists. This is because, early on, the study of humans was the study of primitive humans, and we are always considered primitive so as to justify separating us from land and minerals.

February 27, 2013
By:
Laura Waterman Wittstock

Hundreds of travelers left their home areas from points all over the United States and Canada last weekend to meet in the tiny village of Wounded Knee, South Dakota.

February 14, 2013
By:
Peter d'Errico

International Science Times reports that a Harvard Medical School professor, George Church, has reconstructed Neanderthal DNA and is looking for "an ad

February 13, 2013
By:
Chuck Trimble

 

 

 

January 27, 2013
By:
Steve Russell

Lots of things have followed me into my second retirement.  Some, like continuing work with Indian graduate students, are a source of delight. Others less so. I am reminded that I failed to change the world.

January 18, 2013
By:
Peter d'Errico

People say "history" is stories about the past, events before our time, considered to be "over and done with." This ignores the continuing effects of past events, the ways history is operative in the present.

January 10, 2013
By:
Chris Mato Nunpa

On Friday, December 14, 2012, the Minneapolis City Council passed a resolution titled “The Year of the Dakota: Remembering, Honoring and Truth-Telling,” which year began on December 26, 2012 through December 26, 2013.

January 07, 2013
By:
Donna Ennis

I was asked this question recently: “What would be different if Christopher Columbus hadn’t found us in 1492?”  What if we hadn’t suffered 520 years of genocide, ethnocide, linguicide, occupation and oppression?

January 04, 2013
By:
Steven Newcomb

As we approach the 200th year since the great Shawnee leader Tecumseh was killed in battle, by American forces on the River Thames in North America, on October 5, 1813, a tremendous wave of activism by the Original Nations and Peoples of Turtle Island has suddenly swept across the geog

January 02, 2013
By:
Peter d'Errico

Two Worlds: Lost Children of the Indian Adoption Projects is a new book about the campaign to break indigenous social structures by removing the children: "Governments…paid agencies and c

December 31, 2012
By:
Johnny Barber

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