The arrival of European and Euro-American colonizers in the Americas brought not only physical attacks against Native American tribes
The imagined ghosts of Native Americans have been an important element of colonial fantasy in North America
Dakotas tribe opens shelters amid propane shortage
A shortage of propane fuel that has hit parts of the country during a stretch of cold weather could become a matter of life or death for thousands of people on an American Indian reservation in the Dakotas, the tribe’s chairman said.
Trial over alleged unsanctioned Hogansburg casino postponed until May
The federal court trial of a Hogansburg man accused of operating an unsanctioned casino on the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation has been pushed back until May.
Mohegan Sun Casino Posts Two-Thirds 1Q Profit Drop
The parent company of the Mohegan Sun casinos in Connecticut and Pennsylvania reported a 36 percent fall in first-quarter profit Thursday, blaming a drop in table game holds, the money brought to the table by players and held by the casino.
Native American Women’s Lives
In this edited volume, Theda Perdue, a nationally known expert on Indian history and southern women’s history, offers a rich collection of biographical essays on Native American women. From Pocahontas, a Powhatan woman of the seventeenth century, to Ada Deer, the Menominee woman who headed the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the 1990s, the essays span four centuries. Each one recounts the experiences of women from vastly different cultural traditions–the hunting and gathering of Kumeyaay culture of …
Old Man Coyote (Crow)
Trickster and transformer, powerful and vulnerable, Coyote is a complex figure in Indian legend. He was often the ultimate example of how not to be: foolish, proud, self-important. The tales in Old Man Coyote were told by the Crow Indians of present-day southeastern Montana. During long winter evenings by the lodge fire, they enjoyed hearing about the only warrior ever to visit the Bird Country, the Little-people who adopted a lost boy, the two-faced tribe that gambled for keeps, the marriage of Worm-face, and the origin of the buffalo. Wandering through these well-spun tales is the irrepressible Old Man Coyote, sometimes scoring a coup, sometimes getting his comeuppance.
The Southern Judiciary and the Sovereignty of Native American Nations
This study is the first to show how state courts enabled the mass expulsion of Native Americans from their southern homelands in the 1830s. Our understanding of that infamous period, argues Tim Alan Garrison, is too often molded around the towering personalities of the Indian removal debate, including President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee leader John Ross, and United States Supreme Court Justice John Marshall. This common view minimizes the impact on Indian sovereignty of some little-known legal cases at the state level.
The Native American Poetics of Walt Whitman and Pablo Neruda
A long overdue comparative study of the American voices in hemispheric poetry, this book brings cross-cultural and interdisciplinary considerations to the work of Whitman and Neruda. Nolan proposes American Indian poetics as the model for the poets’ own poetics.
Reckonings: Contemporary Short Fiction by Native American Women
The fifteen Native women writers in Reckonings document transgenerational trauma, yet they also celebrate survival. Their stories are vital testaments of our times. Unlike most anthologies that present a single story from many writers, this volume offers a sampling of two to three stories by a select number of both famous and lesser known Native women writers in what is now the United States.
Listening to the Land: Native American Literary Responses to the Landscape
For better or worse, representations abound of Native Americans as a people with an innate and special connection to the earth. This study looks at the challenges faced by Native American writers who confront stereotypical representations as they assert their own ethical relationship with the earth.
The Crow Indians’ Own Stories
The world of the Crow Indians comes to life in this extraordinary collection of stories from respected elder and famed storyteller Joseph Medicine Crow. Raised by traditional grandparents, who remembered life before the reservation days, Medicine Crow as a child would listen to stories that his grandfather and other elders told during sweat baths.
High-Ticket Renovation of Pechanga Resort & Casino Expected to Improve Economy
Ernest White Eyes has been dealt a very good hand. The 52-year-old Oglala Lakota native, who has worked in gaming for nearly 20 years, recently moved to Southern California with his wife and 2-year-old son. After an extensive search for casino work, he was one of about 100 people recently hired at the newly renovated Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula. In a state with unemployment still hovering around 8.5 percent, White Eyes considers himself one of the lucky ones to be employed.
Under Tribal Scrutiny, Cantwell Exiting SCIA; Tester to Take Charge
After a tenuous year of leading the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) has confirmed that she is moving on.
Nez Perce Tribe Asks Idaho School District to Change Mascots
Two Northern Idaho schools with Native American mascots received letters from the Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee asking the schools to change their names, according ot the Associated Press.
Video: More Winter Weather Whackiness, With Spinning Ice Disks
From the Midwest to the Northeast, the winter’s polar weather is creating phenomenon not often seen in the continental United States.
Native History: ‘The Lone Ranger’ Debuts on Detroit Radio, Introduces Tonto
This Date in Native History: On January 30, 1933, The Lone Ranger debuted on the Detroit, Michigan, radio station WXYZ, introducing America to the legendary masked rider.
A Lifetime Journey: Alabama-Coushatta Name New Chiefs
For the first time in nearly two decades, the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas is welcoming a new principal and second chief.
A Year of Action for Indian Country
The thing I like about state of unions – the national kind, the NCAI kind, and the tribal kind – is that it’s a to do list. Leaders see this as a list of “action items” while I see this as a list of fascinating issues that are worth exploring in future columns.
President Chenault Describes Haskell in One Word: Family
Marred by claims of mismanagement, and suffering from deep federal cuts—courtesy of the government’s broad-sweeping sequester—Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas, has had a tough few years.
Juggling Mushing and Diapers, New Dad Preps for 2014 Iditarod
AKIAK, Alaska – To Mike Williams Jr., Yu’pik, and other Alaska Native mushers, the Iditarod is about the culture, about traveling the way of the ancestors and staying alive a way of life.
Video: TransCanada Gas Pipeline Explodes, 4,000 Lose Heat in Frigid Manitoba
Authorities are investigating the cause of a TransCanada pipeline explosion last weekend that cut natural gas—and thus heat—off from at least 4,000 people in Manitoba as temperatures plummeted to minus-25 degrees Fahrenheit.
President Barack Obama has released an environmental-impact report that divorces the Keystone XL pipeline from the notion of increasing the rate of Alberta oil sands extraction,…
The Hualapai Tribe of Arizona is being sued by a former non-Indian partner.
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