Peter d'Errico
2/21/13

When President Jefferson Keel referred to the "trust relationship" in his State of Indian Nations address to the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), he fell in...

Peter d'Errico
2/14/13

International Science Times reports that a Harvard Medical School professor, George Church, has reconstructed Neanderthal DNA and is looking for "an ad...

Peter d'Errico
1/18/13

People say "history" is stories about the past, events before our time, considered to be "over and done with." This ignores the continuing effects of past events, the ways history is operative in the present....

Peter d'Errico
1/2/13

Two Worlds: Lost Children of the Indian Adoption Projects is a new book about the campaign to break indigenous social structures by removing the children: "Governments…paid agencies and c...

Peter d'Errico
12/8/12

Civilization, in a standard dictionary, is "the stage of human social development and organization that is considered most advanced." The dictionary equates "advanced" with "the comfort and convenience of modern life." A thesaurus adds "progress, enlightenment, culture, refinement, sophistication...

Peter d'Errico
12/1/12

Edward Curtis was a star at the start of his monumental work, "The North American Indian." At the halfway point, his fame had vanished, though his stupendous effort to record the "vanishing Indians" continued. By the time he finished, he lived in obscurity, his work almost forgotten....

Peter d'Errico
11/18/12

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....

DuWayne Smith
11/10/12

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, "...

Peter d'Errico
10/13/12

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

Peter d'Errico
9/11/12

"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....

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