Peter d'Errico

People have mined gold for centuries. Archeological evidence points to gold mining at least 7,000 years ago. Stories of Aztec gold drove 16th century Spaniards to invade the continent, where they found products of a rich mining and smelting history....

11/18/12
DuWayne Smith

ICTMN columnist, Peter d'Errico, addressed the issues of American flags at pow wows, and the meaning of “warrior” as opposed to “soldier” in his column, "...

11/10/12
Peter d'Errico

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

10/13/12
Peter d'Errico

"What's wrong with this picture?" I asked: A pow wow grand entry, the Eagle Staff closely followed by the U.S. stars and stripes and the POW/MIA flag....

9/11/12
Peter d'Errico

French officials recently inaugurated a commemoration of a dark part of their nation's history: the largest mass arrests of Jews in France, July, 1942. More than 13,000 people were deported to death camps in a matter of days....

9/5/12
Peter d'Errico

The latest bad news about Indian reservations is getting worse; but there is a silver lining....

8/7/12
Peter d'Errico

I learned this one night camping in Monument Valley: Dogs in the desert fight about food even when there is enough to go around. The first dog gets a scrap. A second arrives, and a third; each gets a scrap. A fourth and fifth, too....

7/27/12
Peter d'Errico

One of the most significant declarations ever to emanate from the United Nations, the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, is belittled—mocked, almost—by the acronym so often used to refer to it. UNDRIP: it sounds like a health problem. Or something to fix a plumbing system....

5/9/12
Peter d'Errico

The Western Shoshone have been litigating the rights to their homeland since at least 1951, when a claim was filed, purportedly in their behalf, before the U...

3/7/12
Peter d'Errico

Felix Cohen, author of the original Handbook of Federal Indian Law, played a major role in the ...

2/10/12

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