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The Burns Paiute Speak Out on Malheur Takeover

Since the takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge by a self-styled militia of heavily armed, disgruntled ranchers (which I describe in this blog post: More Range Wars and White Privilege), the local Burns Paiute have addressed the issue specifically.  … Continue reading

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More Range Wars and White Privilege

I woke up this morning to the news that heavily-armed white ranchers (some call them “yeehawdists”) had taken over Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Oregon. This is one of the premier wildlife refuges in the West; I had visited … Continue reading

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Range Wars and White Privilege

Throughout the history of the west, white settlers encroached upon Native American lands, creating conflict.  More often than not, there was minimal violence.  Instead, the Natives went to the federal authorities, with whom they already had a treaty, and asked … Continue reading

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