History

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.

October 01, 2012
By:
Gov. Jerry Brown

California has been home to human beings for at least 12,000 years, with the period of European-American settlement representing only a tiny fraction of this time.

October 01, 2012
By:
Gabriel S. Galanda

This summer I was honored to speak before the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights regarding American Indian Treaty and consu

September 28, 2012
By:
Steven Newcomb

Let me be crystal clear: The anti-Indian, federal Indian law idea-system has no legitimacy when viewed from the perspective of our original existence as the free and independent nations and peoples of this part of the world.

September 25, 2012
By:
Julianne Jennings

Thirty-nine year old David Constantin (French) and one of the organizers of the recent three-day event, Standing Buffalo Commemorative Days (August 30-September 1, 2012), honoring Native peoples who fought in the liberation of France during the First and Second World War, attracted more than 2,00

September 24, 2012
By:
Ray Cook, Opinion Editor

I remember looking through a book on Massena (Akwesasne Mohawk Territory) history, studying the pictures and seeing my uncle, Noah Cook. It was 1922. Uncle Noah had to have been 18 or so years old at the time.

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