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This is the grave of George Catlin. Born in 1796 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Catlin grew up obsessed with the indigenous peoples who his ancestors had recently driven out of the region. His mother had briefly been captured by a tribe during one of the wars and he was fascinated by this. As a child, while […]
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Today is the anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad’s completion in Utah. I have written in the past about the horrific labor history behind this. I was happy to wake up this morning to see my friend Alessandra Link telling this story from the Native perspective. Today marks the 150th anniversary of the union of the […]
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Just after reading about how Trump’s ethnic cleansing-based government shutdown has the “accidental” side effect of hurting Native people, I read about Jair Bolsonaro’s first act as president of Brazil. Brazil’s new far-right President Jair Bolsonaro has stripped the government department charged with protecting the country’s Indigenous people of much of its responsibilities, which distressed […]
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Remembering Our Sites of Genocide

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On September 19, 2018
Our history is all around us and yet most of us don’t know it because there is no way to know it. Especially for much of our problematic history, there aren’t sites of memorialization or recognition. The U.S. actually does a better job of this than most countries, even if much of it is dominated […]
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