Native History

Portrait Pocahontas
Steve Russell
6/17/15
The day I write, June 27, is the day Pocahontas walked on. Or not...
Lee Surrenders to Grant at Appomattox
ICTMN Staff
4/20/15
As this country celebrates the Civil War Sesquicentennial, there is one Native American who lived during that time who deserves mentioning...
Alysa Landry
3/25/15
Lillie Ann Begaye was 12 years old when her entire world turned white. It was mid-December 1967 and snow had fallen on the Navajo Nation for days...
Max D. Stanley Trail of Tears
ICTMN Staff
3/6/15
This persuasive essay was submitted to ICTMN by Matthew Scraper, Megan Scraper’s father. Megan, 12, is a student at Marlow Middle School in Oklahoma...
Wounded Knee Escort Horses
ICTMN Staff
2/27/15
On February 27, 1973, some 250 Sioux Indians led by members of the American Indian Movement converged on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation, launching the famous 71-day occupati...
Ohlone Singers Gold Greed Genocide
Marc Dadigan
1/28/15
Though often romanticized in history textbooks, museum exhibits and government park displays, the Gold Rush era in California is remembered by many California Indians as a time whe...
First Baptism in California
Deborah A. Miranda
1/26/15
We are told that Junipero Serra is being canonized because he brought Christianity to California Indigenous Peoples...
Dr. Dean Chavers
1/25/15
One of the first militant actions of Indian protest happened at my home on the night of January 18, 1958. That night the Ku Klux Klan decided to teach the Lumbee Indians a lesson...
ICTMN Staff
1/14/15
What was Commissioner of Indian Affairs William Atkinson Jones worried about in January of 1902? Hair, long hair on Native American men to be more precise...

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