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UC and Native Americans: Unsettled remains

In 1974, Berkeley's distinguished anthropologist Robert Heizer issued a public mea culpa for the practices of his profession in treating "California Indians as though they were objects." In particular, he apologized for the "continued digging up of the graves of their ancestors."<p>In 1999, the …

A Very Native American Christmas

With the spread of Christianity among some Native Americans in the early 20th century came certain Christmas rituals — trees and presents and jolly old Santa Claus — that were folded into traditional wintertime celebrations.<p>According to a 1909 account in the <i>Tombstone Epitaph,</i> members of the Gila …

Cabazon Band of Mission Indians Host 32nd Indio Powwow Thanksgiving Weekend

The Cabazon Band of Mission Indians plan to host the 32nd Indio Powwow at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino's Special Events Center during Thanksgiving …