Wounded Knee Aftermath National Catholic Reporter Library of Congress
Vinnie Rotondaro
Scholars say the Doctrine of Discovery holds immense importance in world history...
Candace Ducheneaux National Catholic Reporter
Vinnie Rotondaro
Candace Ducheneaux, a Lakota Indian with gray-streaked hair and a blunt, feisty spirit, sat down to a metal picnic table at a playground in this dusty, rundown town, one of America...
Steven Newcomb

In Hal Ashby’s movie Being There, starring Peter Sellers, at the end of the film there is a pyramid with an “all seeing eye,” and the slogan “Life is A State of Mind.” In The Universe and Dr....

Steven Newcomb

A little-noticed definition of “civilization” is this: “the forcing of a particular cultural pattern on a population to whom it is foreign.” The key word is “forcing,” which implies some agency that engages in the process of forcing a particular cultural pattern on a population or nation....

Steven Newcomb

The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) has developed an important and visually striking exhibit titled “Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations.” It opened on September 21, 2014 and will run until fall 2018....

Steven Newcomb

Consider for a moment the existence of any Original Nation of this continent that has had a relationship with its territory for countless generations....

Steven Newcomb

“I think of this Western Hemisphere, all of it, as the domain of…Western Christendom” — U.S. Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa), in his speech in the House of Representatives, February 25, 2014....

Steven Newcomb

A number of fundamental assumptions inform my writing....

Steven Newcomb

The difficulty of accurately analyzing the 1823 U.S. Supreme Court ruling Johnson v. M’Intosh is well demonstrated in an article published by Robert T. Coulter (co-authored with Steven M. Tullberg) in 1984 in the book The Aggressions of Civilization....