Tanya H. Lee
From the Northern Plains to the Southwestern deserts, American Indian groups are working to correct historic falsehoods and demanding acknowledgement of what the “discovery” of thi...
The Red Nation Albuquerque Indigenous Peoples Day
Nick Estes
October 7, 2015 is historic for Natives of Albuquerque...
Christopher Columbus Spain World History Archive National Catholic Reporter
Steve Russell
The organizers of the Christopher Columbus honoring have sold their historical bill of goods well, and they promise “35,000 marchers...
Dyami Thomas Portland City Council
Jacqueline Keeler
On October 7, the Portland City Council voted unanimously to pass a resolution to “Declare the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day in the City of Portland.” Portland...
Steve Russell
Cristóbal Colón aka Cristóvão Colombo aka Cristoforo Colombo aka Christopher Columbus has gotten lots of breaks from history...
Sheena Louise Roetman
Indian Country Today Media Network recently sat down with Chase Iron Eyes, community activist and attorney from the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, to talk about a...
Wounded Knee Aftermath National Catholic Reporter Library of Congress
Vinnie Rotondaro
Scholars say the Doctrine of Discovery holds immense importance in world history...
Steven Newcomb

In 1892, Burke Aaron Hinsdale delivered a commemoration address at the University of Michigan, entitled “The Discovery of America.” The occasion was the 400th year since Columbus’s first historic voyage from Spain to the Caribbean....

Amerrique Mountains
Steve Russell
Schoolchildren are taught that the Americas are named after Amerigo Vespucci, an explorer who came along after Columbus and was the first to understand that he was looking at a “Ne...
Steven Newcomb

When Cristobal Colón made landfall on a sandy beach in the Caribbean, he planted the royal standards (flags) of Castile and Aragon and performed a ceremonial act of “discovery and possession.” The “standards” he planted in the soil were physical flags, but those f...