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 Shameful Way Donald Trump Is Like Andrew Jackson
by Daniel Walker Howe
What Trump and Jackson have in common is not always to the credit of either.
The Forgotten First Attempt to Plant a Colony on US Soil
by William Loren Katz
Shockingly (or not) it was accompanied by the establishment of slavery. First the Spanish enslaved Indians, then blacks.
It’s that Time of Year Again ... When We Recognize Indigenous People!
by Dina Gilio-Whitaker
The rest of the year the mainstream media and schools treat Native people as extinct. There are consequences to this neglect.
Why You Shouldn’t Believe US Presidents Were Benevolent or at Least Fair-Minded Toward Indians
by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker
An excerpt from a book about myths about Native Americans.
Historian Benjamin Madley says what whites did to Indians in the 19th century in California was genocide.
He estimates that between 9,000 and 16,000 Indians were killed by vigilantes, state militiamen and federal soldiers between 1846 and 1873, mainly a result of the Gold Rush.
Think You Know Custer’s Story?
by Brian Johnson
TJ Stiles thinks you don’t, as he explains in this interview about his new book.
SOURCE: New Historian
European Destruction of Early Americans Shown in DNA
“This closely matches the historical reports of a major demographic collapse immediately after the Spaniards arrived in the late 1400s.”
SOURCE: NPR Ombudsman Page
NPR Ombudsman weighs in on fight between Seminoles and NPR over history
by Elizabeth Jensen
At issue: how long the Seminole have been in Florida.
SOURCE: Indian Country
Sacramento State historian chastised by student for denying Indians were victims of genocide
The student claims she was expelled from class after protesting Professor Maury Wiseman’s presentation. The school denies she was disenrolled but has launched an investigation.
The NYT runs an op ed on Canada's mistreatment of Indians and hardly anyone notices
by Rick Shenkman
Do the readers of the NYT (Americans by and large) simply not care about Canada's Indians? Or is it that they don't care about Canada?
What Led this Historian to Write a Novel About Indians and Slavery?
by Tiya Miles
It was the extraordinary opportunity to explore the emotional lives of the people she’d been studying.
The Indians hard bargaining over Staten Island
by Andrew Lipman
The Munsee Indians sold Staten Island under duress—but not before they got the colony of New York to make some surprising concessions.
OAH makes it official: Historians join demand that Redskins change their name
by HNN Editor
Historians go on record against the Washington Redskins.
SOURCE: National Geographic
How has Kennewick Man changed our understanding of the way the Americas were peopled?
There's evidence now that people cam to America, on both the east and west coasts, thousands of years ago.
SOURCE: New York Times
Indian family sees its history in a shirt
The shirt of Lakota chief Little Thunder has become the centerpiece of a auction dispute.
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