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There is no bottom. Trump rejects Native American Heritage Month, proclaims November “National American History and Founders Month.” https://t.co/ZnBGIaUcXj — Simon Moya-Smith (@SimonMoyaSmith) November 5, 2019 For an administration pretty committed to genocide, this makes sense in terms of stating their priorities. Last week, President Trump declared November as “National American History and Founders Month,” […]
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Centering Native History

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On August 31, 2019
The 1619 Project is a great thing. The reactions to it by the right were totally over the top, which was elucidating and useful. Helps when you have the right enemies. Anyway, I have no criticism of it all, except to just make a comment, which is that Native history continues to be completely isolated […]
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I write a decent bit about the controversies around memorializing the past here in the United States, especially around monuments to treason in defense of slavery. But while I would argue these debates happen in a different way in the United States because social history is more central to public memory than in many other […]

Rename Lane County

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On August 11, 2016

Above: Joseph Lane From a blogging perspective, this is a really good time for me to be on a research trip with limited internet access and blogging falling down the priority list below basically my t

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An Unfortunate Mural

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On May 24, 2016
Oh dear: The artist behind the Elgin mural that depicts a portion of a famous photo of a 1930 lynching of two black men in Indiana said the piece was intended to get people to ask questions, think about issues and consider their own place in history. “The idea here was talking about lynching, asking […]
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