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How Andrew Jackson used the smallpox vaccine against Native Americans: A cautionary tale of politics and disease

In 1832, smallpox raged along the Mississippi River. After years of bitter debate, the Indian Removal Act had just been signed by President Andrew Jackson. A sharply divided white nation prepared for widespread Indian removal to west of the river; … Continue reading

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Twitter banned me for quoting the Bible and saying it applied to Trump

I posted this picture, which is Psalm 10 in its entirety: CLICK TO ENLARGE I introduced it as “A prayer for God to kill @realDonaldTrump”, which Psalm 10 very much seems to be (as well as a prayer for God … 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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The smug face of white privilege

That smug face that brims with confidence. It has a smirk that says I will win. I’ve already won. I cheat to win. I can buy the judge, buy the cops, write the rules, make the laws. I create alternative … Continue reading

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What do Native Americans think about Elizabeth Warren?

It’s complicated. Two white politicians are in conflict. One, virulently racist and anti-Native in thought, word, and deed, verbally ridicules the other, who is an ally of Natives on most policy issues. Let’s start with the ally, Elizabeth Warren. To … Continue reading

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Vote– except if you’re a Native in North Dakota

After Standing Rock, Republicans in the “Deep North” are taking no chances. In April, the Republican-dominated North Dakota legislature passed, and the Republican governor signed, a bill that required voter identification to include a residential street address. As the Native … Continue reading

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The US at the abyss: What did we learn from the child separation policy?

After several weeks of shock, horror, tears, and rage, we are back from the abyss of war crimes and a level of racial terrorism that seemed unimaginable since the Civil Rights Era. Make no mistake, this was a defining moment … Continue reading

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