Monthly Archives: November 2016

Freedom From Want (Reprise)

AS YOU BREAK BREAD THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, REMEMBER THE WATER PROTECTORS IN NORTH DAKOTA—MNI WICONI! This post originally appeared in November of 2015. “Our history has many strands of fear and hope that snarl and converge at several points in … Continue reading

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Indigenous Archives in the Digital Age

On September 9-10, 2016, archivists and educators gathered at Dartmouth College to celebrate the launch of The Occom Circle, an online collection of manuscripts, books, and images that map out the social world of America’s first published Native author, Samson … Continue reading

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Indigenous Peoples and the American Presidency

  Since the founding of the United States, Native people have found themselves in the separate but unequal position of “domestic dependent nations [Cherokee Nation v. Georgia].” More often than not, that curious status has left the President of the … Continue reading

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Archaeology and Activism

Last year, when I interviewed John Doershuck—State Archaeologist of Iowa—he recalled entering the field as a professional just when NAGPRA was made the law of the land: I was in grad school at the time [of NAGPRA’s passage] and it … Continue reading

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