Monthly Archives: November 2015

The Ancient One

  The Ancient One was in prison a long time. When he went in, it was because they thought he was a white man. Now they’re denying him parole because he’s an Indian. Like lots of inmates, it took DNA … Continue reading

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Food Sovereignty and Freedom from Want

“Our history has many strands of fear and hope that snarl and converge at several points in time and space.” ——Carlos Bulosan Every American has seen this picture, Norman Rockwell’s “Freedom from Want,” published in the November 1943 issue of The … Continue reading

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The State Archaeologist (Part 2)

In the first part of our conversation, State Archaeologist John Doershuk and I discussed what a State Archaeologist does. Next, we turn to NAGPRA and its role (along with Native activism) in re-defining the job of the state’s lead custodian … Continue reading

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The State Archaeologist

An Interview with John Doershuk, State Archaeologist of Iowa (Part 1) As Maria Pearson’s story makes clear, the State Archaeologist was in the position, in the 1970s, to decide that the human remains of indigenous Iowans could be boxed up … Continue reading

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