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On January 22, 1599, Spanish troops began their attack on Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico. This incredibly violent incident and aftermath created a regime of labor under Spanish rule that would have devastating impacts on Native peoples. From the moment Europeans came to the Americas, they had a pretty clear and consistent view of the […]
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This is the grave of Taza. A leader of the Chiricahua Apache, Taza was born around 1843, the son of the legendary Cochise. He grew up in a period where the life for his people was in complete collapse. The various Apache groups had more than willingly adopted horses when they became available in the […]
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Jennifer Graber’s new book is an outstanding look at the white conquest of the West, examined through the lens of the various religious ideas and traditions involved in the conflict. Focusing on the Kiowas and the various Christian groups that tried to convert them and other tribes and covering the century from 1803 to 1903, […]
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On February 16, 2018
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 means African-Americans, as has been very clear to me in the very different ways that the school’s officers and administrators […]
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