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Native Americans


  • Both Sides Have Been Getting the Gun Debate Wrong

    by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

    We have a gun culture not because of the sanctity of the 2nd Amendment, but because killing, looting, burning, raping, and terrorizing Indians were an American tradition and militias helped carry out these horrors.



  • The Brutal Origins of Gun Rights

    by Patrick Blanchfield

    A new history by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz argues that the Second Amendment was intended to perpetuate white settlers' violence toward Native Americans.



  • Evolution of Celebrating Native Americans

    This November, we celebrate Native Americans by exploring the history of Native American Heritage Month, recognizing the changes this holiday endured, and highlighting six ways to celebrate.



  • Is local history too white?

    by Knute Berger

    If you travel around Washington state and visit local historical societies, you’ll notice that “history” tends to begin with the arrival of white settlers and extend to perhaps one or two generations back.