The Huffington Post has published a piece lamenting the ignorance of Native American history among students in America. HuffPo tells the story of Sarah Shear, an assistant professor of social studies education at Pennsylvania State University...Show More Summary
Here are three things the United States has: 1. An indefensible history of slaughtering Native Americans. 2. A holiday called Thanksgiving wherein we celebrate some of our earliest slaughterers, albeit not for their slaughtering. 3.Show More Summary
The following post was first published in 2013:Today is the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. and it is generally believed that the first Thanksgiving feast took part between the Pilgrims and Native Americans in Massachusetts in 1621....Show More Summary
For some Native Americans, Thanksgiving is a time of mourning, for the meeting between the pilgrims and the Wampanoag began a series of events that led to many tribes being wiped out. But for one Native American pastor, the observance is not a source of historical mourning or regret, rather he celebrated the occasion since a youth growing up on a Virginia reservation.
In the autumn of 1621, the pilgrims of the nascent Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts, along with scores of Native Americans, gathered to cele
Native American Week continues with the first feature film written, produced and directed by Native Americans.
Here’s a tidbit for Thanksgiving meal conversation. The Native American, Tisquantum, or Squanto, one of the table guests at the 1621 Plymouth, Massachusetts, celebration we think of as the first Thanksgiving, might not have been there had it not been for some Spanish Franciscan friars. Many accounts just say he found freedom after being captured […]
"Goosebumps crawled up my arms and I thought to myself, SING! Sing you fool!" says Greg Grey Cloud, the Sioux whose song made Elizabeth Warren grimace.
Editor’s note: This column was originally published March 29, 2013.
Bad enough for Congress to meddle in adoptions in hopes of helping out Indian tribes. But…burials? My new guest column at Jurist examines the first-of-its-kind lawsuit by which some descendants of Native American sports great Jim Thorpe are trying to use the law to require the borough of Jim Thorpe, Pa. Show More Summary
"Growing up on the Reservation, the only show in town was movie night in the church basement," director Neil Diamond says in the opening of the documentary Reel Injun. "Raised on cowboys and Indians, we cheered for the cowboys, never realizing we were the Indians." Read more...
A U.S. District Court judge says the Snyder's lawsuit can go forward. [ more › ]
“Who is he going to bully next? That is the question, as NFL owner Dan Snyder is now suing Native Americans who have spoken out against his team’s name." [ more › ]
There are not one, but two iterations of Peter Pan coming our way, and both look terrible. The initial posters for one of them were just released, including an image of Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily that is…well, questionable. More » OnShow More Summary
As we live our lives increasingly in the digital realm, the sights, sounds, and moving images of the internet impact our conception of the world around us. Take, for example, the many online mapping services. What began as simple tools to find driving directions have evolved into advanced applications that map multiple layers of data. […]
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Thanksgiving is that special day of the year when America celebrates that time when our ancestors traded bigotry and racism for valuable, life-sustaining lessons in agriculture and medicine from the native americans before stealing their lands and murdering them. We celebrate this horrific moment in history by eating, because ’Merica! If gathering around a table […]
Good morning everyone, and welcome to another marvelous Monday! Hope you had a great weekend, but don’t worry, this is a short week for all of us because of the Thanksgiving holiday. Back in the 1600s, the pilgrims landed on Plymouth...Show More Summary
A vast majority of Americans would not use the name of Washington's football team in the presence of a Native American, a new survey finds. The post 83 Percent Of Americans Wouldn’t Say ‘Redskin’ To A Native American’s Face appeared first on ThinkProgress.