Monthly Archives: January 2017

What is Theirs

This month on PBS, the film series Independent Lens features a documentary by Austin-based filmmaker Mat Hames—What Was Ours. Its something of a sequel to Lived History: The Story of the Wind River Virtual Museum (see my blog post entitled “Lived … Continue reading

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Return to Standing Rock

As many of us expected, President Trump has signed an executive order allowing work to resume on the Dakota Access Pipeline. Now, in the dead of winter, only a few hundred brave water protectors are on site to continue the struggle … Continue reading

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Antiquities and Repatriation

As the Obama years wind down, it’s time to take stock of the president’s contributions to repatriation through his use of the 1906 Antiquities Act. This legislation, signed into law by Theodore Roosevelt, came about as a result of the public’s growing … Continue reading

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2016: A Winter Count

Late December is the time when our TV screens blow up with video collages of “the year in review.” In this year-end post, I want to look back at 2016 in a different way. I’d like to think about the passage … Continue reading

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