Monthly Archives: October 2014

Evo, first indigenous leader in 500 years, poised to win third term in Bolivia

“Este presidente es mi presidente.”  This president is my president.  Such were the words on a poster I saw in a tiny bedroom in a small village at 13,000 feet in the Altiplano, Bolivia, several years ago.  It’s a big … Continue reading

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On this date… October 7, 1763… London

On this date in 1763, the King drew a line across America. It ran along the crest of the Appalachians from Vermont to Georgia. West of that line was the Indian Reserve. The American colonists were not allowed to cross … Continue reading

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Indians on Mars: Interpreting Sherman Alexi’s Talk at Whitman College

On October 1, renowned Spokane author Sherman Alexie was invited to speak at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, not far from his boyhood home on the rez. The college, named in honor of Marcus Whitman, a missionary famously killed … Continue reading

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