History

October 26, 2012
By:
Winona LaDuke

He was a hero. Make no mistake about it. And, his death in late October, is a great loss to America, not just American Indians, he challenged us a to be better people.

October 25, 2012
By:
Gyasi Ross

“…after I die, I'm coming back as lightning. When it zaps the White House, they'll know it's me."

Russell Means

October 20, 2012
By:
Steven Newcomb

When Pope Benedict XVI canonizes Kateri Tekawitha (1656-1680) this month, she will be declared the Catholic Church’s first American Indian saint. What is the historical context of her beatification?

October 18, 2012
By:
Steven Newcomb, et al

This letter was originally published in Indian Country Today on August 11, 1993.

Editors Note: The signatories to this letter hope to present it to Pope John Paul II during his time in Denver this week.

His Holiness, Pope John Paul II,

October 14, 2012
By:
Steven Newcomb

Pursuant to two congressional resolutions, President Barack Obama proclaimed Monday October 8, 2012 as Columbus Day. “I call upon the people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities,” he stated.

October 13, 2012
By:
Peter d'Errico

Phillip Deere described the indigenous government of his people as "workable for us," having lasted from time immemorial.

October 12, 2012
By:
Daniel Garza

For a short time, soon after the first railroad tracks were laid down on the rich agricultural basin of central Washington State around the early 1900s, federal policy allowed government agents to break up the Indian reservations into allotments to be owned by individual Indians in an effort to e

October 11, 2012
By:
Julianne Jennings

Many of us remember learning and singing the bubbly little pre-school nursery rhyme "Ten Little Indians" as we sat in a circle with our legs crossed, Indian style.

October 10, 2012
By:
Larry Spotted Crow Mann

The most disturbing fact is that outside the Native American circle there seems to be very few who actually understand and took the time to learn who Christopher Columbus really was.

October 08, 2012
By:
Steven Newcomb

In his book Metaphysics of Modern Existence (1979), Vine Deloria, Jr.

October 08, 2012
By:
Ray Cook, Opinion Editor

I am trying to write this day without mentioning the lost European’s name. There are store sales in his honor. That’s a distinctly American thing; if you are a dead white man that did something spectacular, you would know because they create sales offers in your name.

October 08, 2012
By:
Suzan Shown Harjo

"Our Visions” was a historic gathering of 100 Native writers, artists and wisdomkeepers at Taos Pueblo and sponsored by The Morning Star Institute and The 1992 Alliance.

October 03, 2012
By:
Ruth Hopkins

I come from a family of hunters. Autumn was always a big deal, because that’s when hunting season began. The day hunting licenses became available was treated like a special occasion.

October 02, 2012
By:
Karenne Wood

Most of us began to learn what we know about the past in grade school, not through history courses, but through a hybrid discipline called social studies.

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