Posts under: Native American History

Google Doodle Honors Mohawk Activist

Google Doodle honors Richard Oakes (Mohawk) on what would have been his 75th birthday. Throughout the 1960s and 70s, Richard Oakes made a stand for the rights of American Indians. Over his time as an activist, he fought peacefully for freedom, justice, and the right of American Indians to have...

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Statue Honors Native American Veterans

As reported by several news outlets in California, a statue honoring the sacrifices made by Native American veterans is currently touring the state, stopping off in several Native communities. A 12-foot bronze sculpture, “The Gift” by A. Thomas Schomberg has been selected by the official American Indian Alaska Native (AIAN)...

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Osage Nations Votes to Recognize Same-Sex Marriage

As reported in the Osage Nation News this week, members of the tribe voted in a special election to recognize gay marriage by law. In complete, but unofficial results, Osages approved the same-sex marriage question with 52.38 percent voting in favor of amending the definition of marriage to recognize “a...

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