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The 49ers

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On February 2, 2020
Is the Kansas City Chiefs an offensive name? Yes, albeit not quite as horrifying as the Washington Redskins. But is the San Francisco 49ers really much better? No, since the Gold Rush and the following years was a massive exercise in genocide and racial violence: The conditions in the mining camp were rough and crude. […]

Alcatraz

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On November 20, 2019

Fifty years ago today, the Native American rights movement’s occupation of Alcatraz began: On Nov. 20, 1969, more than 70 Native Americans gathered before dawn on a dock in San Francisco Bay. Th

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Phil Deloria, the acclaimed historian who is the son of the famous Vine Deloria, reminds us in this book review that there are far greater problems with Thanksgiving than just the culinary crimes of tasteless turkey breast and yams with marshmallows on top. It’s that the holiday is a national celebration of genocide. A couple […]
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Evidently there is going to be yet another film version of Last of the Mohicans (yawn), this time for television. And as the Mohegan theatre director Madeline Sayet notes, this is yet another example of Hollywood, and Americans generally, erasing Native American history, assuming like Cooper that there is a last Mohican, when that is […]
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