In our long history with Native Americans, there is much we should be ashamed of. First and foremost, it’s that even today and even on the left, Native issues simply don’t get the attentio
One of my hobbyhorses is how frustrating it is that our public discussion of race in this country exists primarily on a black-white binary. At least at one university I know very, very well, diversity
This is the grave of Lawrence La Monte. Information on La Monte is not that easy to find. He is known for one thing–he was a member of the American Indian Movement killed at Wounded Knee, on the
This is the grave of Michael Green and the future grave of Theda Perdue. Pioneering historians of Native America, both Green and Perdue have had impressive careers. Green finished his PhD from Iowa in
This is the mass grave for the victims of the 1890 genocidal massacre of the Lakota at Wounded Knee. I assume that everyone knows the story of Wounded Knee, but maybe they don’t, so I guess I wi
Another October so it’s another Genocide Day, by which I mean of course the celebration of the genocidal murderer Christopher Columbus running into America like a drunk who stumbles toward his h
This is the grave of John Chivington. One of the most reprehensible loathsome Americans to ever live and yet a man representative of 19th century America, Chivington was born in 1821 in Lebanon, Ohio.
This is the grave of Phil Sheridan. Born in 1831 in Albany, New York, Sheridan’s family moved to Ohio when he was young. He was a very lucky young man. He worked as a bookkeeper as a teenager bu