Steven Newcomb
3/25/15

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
3/18/15

Some people may consider my many columns about domination to be an exercise in hyperbole....

Steven Newcomb
3/15/15

In 1974, Ralph A. Barney, Chief of the Indian Claims Section, Lands Division, in the U.S. Department of Justice, explained the concept of title that the Indian Claims Commission (ICC) had used in its work from 1946-1978....

Steven Newcomb
3/8/15

In the 1901 U.S. Supreme Court case Barker v. Harvey, Alejandro Barker and other family members claimed a title to lands in California....

Steven Newcomb
3/4/15

In a February 17, 2015 article titled “Lake was never given to the tribe” posted on DailyWorld.com, Guy Boudia builds his argument on a tacit and flimsy premise of Christian domination....

Steven Newcomb
2/27/15

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
2/4/15

Quite a number of articles of late have asked whether it’s a good idea for Pope Francis to declare Franciscan priest Junipero Serra to be a Catholic saint. Most of the discussion has remained narrowly focused on Serra personally....

Steven Newcomb
1/22/15

“And we Americans are peculiar, chosen people, the Israel of our times; we bear the ark of the liberties of the world”—Herman Melville....

Steven Newcomb
1/17/15

On January 15, 2015, during a flight from Sri Lanka to Manila, Pope Francis declared to reporters: “In September, God willing, I will canonize Junipero Serra in the United States.” In other words, the pope intends to make Serra a Roman Catholic saint....

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