69.33 F
New York
April 30, 2021

Native Americans

A 1722 Murder Spurred Native Americans’ Pleas for Justice in Early America

Smithsonian
What constitutes justice after the commission of a heinous act? This question regularly anguishes American communities and indeed the nation. In 1722, the colony of Pennsylvania was roiled by the murder of a Susequehannock hunter at the hands of a pair of colonial traders. Colonial officials promised to extract “the......

Jeep to debut new lineup of Cherokee SUVs amid calls to remove the Native-American based name

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Jeep to debut new lineup of Cherokee SUVs amid calls to remove the Native-American based name – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Members of the Cherokee Nation are calling for automaker Jeep to remove the word “Cherokee” from its......

The Unrealized Promise of Oklahoma

Smithsonian
In October 1907, eleven black leaders from the “Twin Territories,” out on the frontier, traveled to Washington, D.C. in a last-ditch effort to prevent Oklahoma from becoming a state. Among them were A.G.W. Sango, a prominent real estate investor who wanted to draw more black people out West; W.H. Twine,......

This Uninhabited Island Off of Massachusetts Is Littered With Bombs

Smithsonian
Nomans Land, Massachusetts, is unusual for the heavily populated New England coast. The island could have ended up like a miniature version of Martha’s Vineyard—the upscale vacation destination that sits just five kilometers to the north. Instead it’s brimming with spotted turtles and myriad migratory birds—a de facto wildlife sanctuary......

Deb Haaland confirmed as first Native American Cabinet secretary

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Senate on Monday voted to confirm Rep. Deb Haaland, D-N.M., as President Joe Biden‘s secretary of the Department of the Interior, making the second-term Democrat the first Native American Cabinet secretary in U.S. history. The vote was 51-40. Haaland,......

Biden calls on Congress to restore Voting Rights Act, signs orders to help expand access

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during a bipartisan meeting on cancer legislation in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, March 3, 2021. Alex Brandon | Pool | Reuters President Joe Biden on Sunday signed an executive order......

Archaeologists Identify Famed Fort Where Indigenous Tlingits Fought Russian Forces

Smithsonian
For thousands of years, the Tlingit people made their home in the islands of Southeast Alaska among other indigenous peoples, including the Haida, but at the turn of the 19th century, they came into contact with a group that would threaten their relationship with the land: Russian traders seeking to......

Who Was Charles Curtis, the First Vice President of Color?

Smithsonian
Next week, when she takes the oath of office, Senator Kamala Harris will make history as the first woman, first African American, and first person of South Asian heritage to become vice president of the United States. But she won’t be the first person of color in the office. That......

The Lost History of Yellowstone

Smithsonian
After 14 summers excavating in Yellowstone National Park, Doug MacDonald has a simple rule of thumb. “Pretty much anywhere you’d want to pitch a tent, there are artifacts,” he says, holding up a 3,000-year-old obsidian projectile point that his team has just dug out of the ground. “Like us, Native......

Why the Myths of Plymouth Dominate the American Imagination

Smithsonian
As reliably as summer turns to autumn, when leaves start to fall Americans start to think about a meal with turkey at the center. Though Virginians (among others) have argued for earlier feasts as the first real Thanksgiving, the small settlement of Plymouth, Massachusetts, has an enduring claim to this......

The Case of the Autographed Corpse

Smithsonian
On a Saturday afternoon in February 1933, at the Fort Apache Reservation in Arizona, a White Mountain Apache Indian named Silas John Edwards and his wife, Margaret, stopped by a friend’s place to visit and relax. Edwards, a trim middle-aged man with a penetrating gaze, was an influential figure on......

The True History of Netflix’s ‘The Liberator’

Smithsonian
During World War II, the U.S. Army’s 45th Infantry Division, one of the most racially integrated units of the era, went into battle wearing on their shoulders the image of the Thunderbird, a supernatural entity said to protect humans from evil spirits and exact vengeance on their moral enemies. Composed......

Native American Veterans Receive a Place of Their Own to Reflect and to Heal

Smithsonian
On November 11, Veterans Day, the first national memorial dedicated solely to Native American veterans will be unveiled at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. The monument has been a little more than two decades in the making. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the unveiling......

To Make Native Votes Count, Janine Windy Boy Sued the Government

Smithsonian
“We had elections stolen from us, absolutely, yes we did,” remembers Crow educator and activist Janine Pease, recounting the barriers Crow and Northern Cheyenne people faced when trying to vote in Big Horn County, Montana, in the 1980s. Confronted with a variety of vote dilution and voter suppression tactics described......

Tribes Reintroduce Swift Fox to Northern Montana’s Fort Belknap Reservation

Smithsonian
Swift foxes have been absent from the shortgrass prairie of the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation in northern Montana for more than half a century. But last month, that changed when the Assiniboine (Nakoda) and Gros Ventre (Aaniiih) Tribes of Fort Belknap reintroduced 27 swift foxes to the reservation, restoring a......

Native Women Artists Finally Receive Their Due | At the Smithsonian

Smithsonian
SMITHSONIANMAG.COM | April 1, 2020, 7:59 a.m. When Osage textile and ceramic artist Anita Fields was in her early 20s, she learned how to craft ribbon work by attending weekly informal gatherings at the Osage Nation Museum in Pawhuska, Oklahoma—the oldest of its kind in the United States. During these......

Native Women Artists Reclaim Their Narrative | At the Smithsonian

Smithsonian
SMITHSONIANMAG.COM | April 1, 2020, 7:59 a.m. When Osage textile and ceramic artist Anita Fields was in her early 20s, she learned how to craft ribbon work by attending weekly informal gatherings at the Osage Nation Museum in Pawhuska, Oklahoma—the oldest of its kind in the United States. During these......

Nine Women Whose Remarkable Lives Deserve the Biopic Treatment | History

Smithsonian
SMITHSONIANMAG.COM | Feb. 7, 2020, 12:41 p.m. This year’s roster of Academy Award nominees is much like those of previous decades: predominantly male and white. Of the 20 men and women nominated for acting awards, only one—Harriet’s Cynthia Erivo—is a person of color. And despite strong offerings from the likes......

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Click whichever is suitable. Accept Read More