Posts under: Native American History

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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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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