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One of the many legacies of July 4 is the genocide against Native peoples that continues to the present. Many of the reservations don’t even have basic sanitation in 2021. When the clean water system failed at the Warm Springs Reservation in Oregon this week, thousands of residents relied on members of nearby communities to […]
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Rick Santorum can spew his racist nonsense about Native Americans in part because the major cultural institutions in the nation have not done anything to contribute to reminding the mass numbers of Americans that Native people exist and are a critical part of contemporary American life. That very much includes the media, as Julian Brave […]
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Race and the Tribes

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On April 11, 2021
I’ve highlighted this issue before, but one of the most complex racial issues the nation has is the Oklahoma tribes that adopted chattel slavery trying to deny tribal status (with the resource distribution casino money brings with it) to their descendants. Alaina Roberts, a scholar of the issue and a descendant of the mixed-Black and […]
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If you want to get into the messiness of American history, explore the history of race and slavery within the tribes. The Choctaw for instance really do not want to count the descendants of their former African slaves as part of the tribe, in part because they don’t want to split up the casino money […]
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