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The Walker Mounts A Show Of Jimmie Durham's Art To A Lot More Criticism From Native American Communities

3 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Cherokee artist America Meredith says the problem is that Durham has no documented links to actually being Cherokee, and yet, "Art historians have really latched onto him. And he represents us. He's occupying a space. He's written more about than any actual Cherokee artist in the literature."

Two Maps of Eighteenth-Century Native America

A couple of stories about maps created or co-created by Native Americans in contact with British settlers recently caught my eye.At Atlas Obscura, Sarah Laskow wrote about a map drawn on deerskin, now lost, in South Carolina in the early 1720s:It depicted geographic and social relationships among the Native American nations in the surrounding area. Show More Summary

Plastic Water Bottles Might Have Poisoned Ancient Californians

Native Americans living in California made their own plastic water bottles. However, they didn't know how toxic that might be.

California’s Wine Industry was Built on Slave Labor

During the 1850’s gold rush, vineyard owners used an army of enslaved Native American workers.

Previously unknown daguerreotype of Sophia Thoreau gifted to museum

The Concord Museum in Concord, Massachusetts, has an extensive collection of artifacts from Concord’s Native American, Colonial, Revolutionary and 19th century history. The town’s pivotal role in the opening salvos of the War of Independence, the Battles of Lexington and Concord, is represented by, among other treasures, the lantern Paul Revere had hung in the […]

A Critical Understanding of Edward Curtis’s Photos of Native American Culture

3 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

A massive installation at the Muskegon Museum of Art displays Edward Curtis's entire ethnographic survey of surviving Native American culture at the turn of the 20th century. The post A Critical Understanding of Edward Curtis’s Photos of Native American Culture appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Sherman Alexie Discusses His New Memoir on Fresh Air

Sherman Alexie was on NPR’s Fresh Air this week talking about his new memoir, You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me. Alexie told Terri Gross that “there was more going on in Native American literature in 1991 than there is now.” More highlights from the interview: On the book’s title, taken from the Dusty […]

Court rejects MGM lawsuit as company competes with tribes

MGM Resorts International has lost another round in a court fight aimed at giving it leverage against Native American tribes in Connecticut as they compete over casino customers. The 2nd … Click to Continue »

Native Americans are getting cheated again by a white president

To the editor: I am a Japanese American who was born at the Manzanar internment camp during World War II, so although I am not a Native American, I can empathize with them in their betrayal by the federal government over the Bears Ears National Monument proclamation. (“Shrinking Utah's Bears Ears...

Religious freedom isn’t just for Hobby Lobby — it’s for indigenous rights, too

Native American communities can harness a tool of the far right in their fight for environmental justice.

Court order struck down in New Jersey teepee dispute

5 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

A judge has struck down a court order that temporarily barred a Native American tribe in New Jersey from erecting teepees.

Happy Anniversary!

Though we guess it wasn't really a happy occasion : In 1812, Chicago was not a city, but rather a frontier settlement occupied mostly by French-Canadian and American traders as well as soldiers and Native Americans. It was the home of...Show More Summary

Artist Sam Durant was pressured into taking down his 'Scaffold.' Why doesn't he feel censored?

L.A. artist Sam Durant discusses "Scaffold" at the Walker Art Center, which generated an outcry from Native American activists and has been taken down.

Judge won't allow Trump to be added to pipeline lawsuit

A judge won't allow for President Donald Trump to be added as a defendant on a lawsuit against the Dakota Access pipeline. A group of Native Americans want to join … Click to Continue »

Native Americans call for rethink of Bering Strait theory

last weekNews : The Raw Story

It’s one of the most contentious debates in anthropology today: Where did America’s first peoples come from — and when? The general scientific consensus is that a single wave of people crossed a long-vanished land bridge from Siberia into Alaska around 13,000 years ago. But some Native Americans...

America Spent Centuries Mistreating Native American Children. Trump Is Making It Worse.

A century ago, the U.S. government forced hundreds of thousands of Native American students to attend boarding schools where authorities shaved their heads, banned their traditional languages and gave them Western names. Today, these...Show More Summary

Judge's ruling focuses Dakota pipeline opponents on hearing next week

(Reuters) - Native American tribes scored a legal victory in their long-fought case against the Dakota Access pipeline, but it is unclear whether a judge will actually stop oil from flowing, even temporarily, when the parties meet again next week.

Native Americans Opposed To Dakota Access Pipeline Win A Round In Federal Court

A federal judge has ruled that the Army Corps of Engineers failed to study several important factors when it issued a permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline but did not order the pipeline to shut down. Native Americans Opposed To Dakota...Show More Summary

The Battle For The Dakota Access Pipeline Isn't Over Yet

A federal judge on Wednesday said an environmental review of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline was inadequate, handing a last-minute victory to Native American tribes and environmentalists who have long opposed the project. In a 91-page decision, U.S. Show More Summary

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