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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 …

Ancient Native American Mound To Be Destroyed To Build Sam's Club

It’s been a tough year for ancient monuments, what with subway workers in China accidentally demolishing 3000-year-old tombs, a limestone quarry …

Sequester hits Native Americans' mental health services

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Top Spots for Native-American Culture

With the 92nd annual Indian Market in Santa Fe, N.M., coming up Aug. 12-18 and the last month of summer vacation tempting everyone to get on the …

Andrew Jackson and Native American removal: When women's petitions tried to stop resettlements.

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Native American Achievement Gap Widens As Black And Latino Students Make Gains

Native American students have not shared in the recent rise in educational performance achieved by African Americans and Latinos, according to a new study from the Education Trust.<p>The study, titled “The State of Education for Native American Students,” looked at the National Assessment of …

Native Americans: Portraits From a Century Ago

In the early 1900s, Seattle-based photographer Edward S. Curtis embarked on a project of epic scale, to travel the western United States and document the lives of Native Americans still untouched by Western society. Curtis secured funding from J.P. Morgan, and visited more than 80 tribes over the …

Haircut Order: Commissioner Jones' letter demanding that supervisors force Native Americans to cut their hair

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Fake Native American clothing ranges show the darker side of fashion

There are 565 historically, culturally, and linguistically distinct, federally recognised Native American tribes in the United States. 565 cultures routinely boiled down to a fake feather headdress or fringed t-shirt.<p>The fashion industry is notorious for profiting from the co-option and …

Native American Women Are Being Sold into the Sex Trade on Ships Along Lake Superior

Native women, children, and even babies are being trafficked in the sex trade on freighters crossing the Canada-US border on Lake Superior between Thunder Bay, Ontario, and Duluth, Minnesota.<p><i>Apparently the women are sold for "parties" on American ships. Picture via WikiCommons</i><p>Native women, …

Redefining Equality: More Opportunity for All Americans

In light of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, many people are reflecting on the advances in equality we've made in the last half-century. Decades ago, it would have been hard to believe we would be electing our first African-American president in 2008, and reelecting him four years …

Native Americans: Major Players in the French and Indian War

If the French and Indian War of the mid-18th century had turned out differently, the official language of today’s United States might be French, not …

Museum of Ontario Archaeology

The Museum of Ontario Archaeology is a very unique museum that is dedicated to the study and display of the occupation of Southwestern Ontario over …

10 Ancient Archaeological Sites for Your World Travel Bucket List

Shares 7K<p>Typically, when ancient archaeological sites get some form of development, it’s a benefit.<p>With development comes better controlled access …