History

November 19, 2012
By:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker

The Background and Context of Native American Heritage Month

November 15, 2012
By:
Steven Newcomb

On October 22, 2012, at 4:44 a.m., Oglala Lakota leader Russell Means began his journey to the spirit world.

November 11, 2012
By:
Dr. Leo Killsback

The negative representations of American Indians have recently caught national attention in the news and on the Internet.

November 11, 2012
By:
Darren Bonaparte

Amid the hoopla of the War of 1812 bicentennial, a notable anniversary came and went unobserved recently.

November 10, 2012
By:
Valarie Tom

Many Native American teenagers are planning their future and want to make a difference—I believe that. The Native American people have—time and again—answered our nation’s call when it comes to serving in many capacities and that includes the call of service in the military.

November 09, 2012
By:
Steven Newcomb

On October 22, 2012, at 4:44 a.m., Oglala Lakota leader Russell Means began his journey to the spirit world.

October 29, 2012
By:
Frederick Hoxie

History is often made by accident, so we should not read too much into the almost simultaneous deaths last week of South Dakotans Russell Means and George McGovern.

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

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