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On April 12, 1959, unions led by the International Hod Carriers’, Building, and Common Laborers’ Union of America and with assistance from the United Steelworkers of America and the Operating Engineers, filed for an election with the National Labor Relations Board at a mine in Medicine Hat, Utah. This obscure moment is a date in […]
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Playing Indian

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On December 22, 2021
There is a very long history of whites passing as non-whites when it works for them. Rachel Dolezal is perhaps the most infamous example of this in recent years but there are many others. One question worth asking is how much of the rapid rise of the Native population is actually white people choosing to […]
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This is the grave of Francis Hicks. I don’t know a lot of details about Francis Hicks. He was Wyandot, born around 1800, and he only comes up in the historical record (at least the relatively accessible historical record; I make no claims on what some historian might find in the archives) later in his […]

Footprints

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On September 24, 2021

Well this is just pretty cool: Ancient human footprints preserved in the ground across the White Sands National Park in New Mexico are astonishingly old, scientists reported on Thursday, dating back a

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The Missing Indigenous Women

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On September 21, 2021
I have no interest in playing Oppression Olympics. What happened to Gabby Petito is horrible and should spark a national conversation on domestic violence. However, those who point out that the media is obsessed over another young blonde woman and completely ignore all the women of color who disappear are also absolutely correct and this […]
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