Posts under: Native American History

Google Doodle Celebrates First Native Physician

In case you missed it over the weekend, Google Doodle once again honored an outstanding Native American. "Today’s Doodle honors the life and legacy of Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte (1865-1915), the first American Indian to earn a medical degree. Picotte grew up in Nebraska on the Omaha reservation, where...

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Ute Indian Museum Celebrates Grand Reopening June 10th

After several years of collaboration between History Colorado and the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe on planning, construction, exhibit design and fundraising, the Ute Indian Museum will re-open to the public on Saturday, June 10. The...

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How You Can Help Native Americans

How can you help Native Americans? Here are some real, practical and meaningful ways that you can give support to indigenous people in your community and around the country. Donate Money to Programs That Support Native Communities   Donating money to the right charities and programs can be the best...

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American Girl Doll “Kaya” Captures Authentically Native Culture

Children’s toy teaches about a thriving community before European settlement. The award-winning American Girl Doll line was created by Pleasant Company and features different characters from the history of the USA, including Felicity (a colonial girl from Williamsburg, VA in 1774), Josefina (a Hispanic girl from New Mexico in 1824)...

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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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