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Paha Sapa, Custer’s Last Stand, Mt. Rushmore, and Wounded Knee: A history of the Black Hills in one diagram

A lot of stories are linked to the Black Hills; a lot of dots connect there. Here’s a very abbreviated history. CLICK TO ENLARGE See this blog post for more background on the Great Sioux Nation, both past and present. … Continue reading

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Lost Bird died in the last pandemic

In 1920, Lost Bird, aka Zintka, aka Zintkala Nuni, died in the Spanish flu pandemic in the Bay Area of California. We still don’t know her real name. Wounded Knee, 1890 After the massacre, Hugh McGinnis, of the same 7th … Continue reading

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How reparations could work: Using the US’s past affirmative action for whites as a model

Reparations for on-going injustices against Native and African Americans are entirely feasible. Historic government programs for white people serve as a model. The giant Monopoly game Imagine the US economy thru history as a giant Monopoly game. In the beginning, … Continue reading

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White supremacy and the vulnerability of peaceful villages

In recent days, Donald Trump has threatened domestic violence against “the left”. In an interview with Breitbart, he said, “I can tell you I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of the Bikers … Continue reading

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Alcohol, suicide, and resistance at Pine Ridge featured in new videos

Following the struggles of Lakota teenager George Dull Knife for four years, a new documentary examines recent protests of American Indian Movement (AIM) activists to shut down the four bars in Whiteclay, Nebraska. This town of fourteen people existed solely to sell … Continue reading

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Havoc, the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Dogs of War

The violent confrontations splashed across the media in the last few days recall not just another Avatar-esque confrontation between militarized resource-exploiting corporations and local indigenous inhabitants– and yet another ironic use of an appropriated Native name– but also the sordid … Continue reading

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Occupied Lands: The Great Sioux Nation

This is the first installment of a multi-part series looking at lands that were ethnically cleansed of Native Americans, focusing on what has become of those lands today, and what has become of the people that lived there.  The Sioux … Continue reading

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Hate Crime against Lakota Children in South Dakota

They are being charged with abuse and assault, but will they be charged with committing a hate crime? http://nativenewsonline.net/currents/57-charges-child-abuse-assault-leveled-drunken-hockey-fans-sparyed-native-youth-beer/

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