Top 10 Native American Children’s Books

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November, popularly celebrated as American Heritage Month, makes it the perfect time to get your hands down on children's books by Native American authors. Whether bedtime stories or late weekend book reading, it is a... Read more »
An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dubar-Ortiz

Our Favorite Native American History Books

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What did you learn in school about Native Americans?   Did you only study tribal history during November? Were the topics only centered around early US history? Native American history didn't end an... Read more »
Mary Peltola

Mary Peltola Becomes First Alaskan Native Elected to Congress

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History was just made in Alaska. Democrat Mary Peltola, who defeated former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin in a special congressional election, will be the first Alaskan Native to serve as a lawmaker in Congress for th... Read more »

Black Native Americans: What To Know About Afro-Indigenous Peoples

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It's no secret that America is a melting pot of cultures. Yet while some people of European, African, and Native descent, can claim a single racial or ethnic identity, others have intersectional identities. Such is th... Read more »
Native American Lacrosse Origins

Is Lacrosse Native American? | Origins of America’s Oldest Team Sport

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The sport of lacrosse has a rich history, dating back to 1100 A.D. It's since exploded in popularity, with high school and college participation spiking across the country in recent years. Collegiate lacrosse has b... Read more »

Biggest Native American Tribe In Every U.S. State

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There's a lot of buzz over which Native American tribe has the biggest population, but do you know the biggest tribe in every U.S state? Before European colonization, there were twice as many, if not more, Native p... Read more »
South Dakota Veterans

It’s Time to Properly Acknowledge Native American Veterans

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Veterans Day is the one day a year, we set aside to honor our military heroes that have fought and died in order to protect the people. Sadly, the United States has a complex history with indigenous veterans, failing ... Read more »
Escape to Alcatraz

Escape to Alcatraz Chronicles Rise of Native Voices, Struggles That Persist To This Day

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"Escape to Alcatraz," the new documentary series by Hulu, gives us an up-close look at the 19 months in which Native Americans occupied the abandoned prison on Alcatraz Island. And it's something everyone—Native or no... Read more »
Leonard Peltier

Leonard Peltier: Native American Activist, Writer and Prisoner

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Leonard Peltier has been called everything from an activist, militant, warrior and hero to a criminal and murderer. His legacy is as controversial as it is murky. Who is Leonard Peltier? Born Sept. 12, 1944, P... Read more »
Wilma Mankiller

Wilma Mankiller Among Selections for 2022 U.S. Quarters

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Wilma Mankiller, the first Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, will have her own U.S. quarter next year. The announcement marks a departure from the U.S. Mint's longstanding tradition of placing mainly past pre... Read more »

The First 10 Native Americans to Win the Medal of Honor

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Native people have served in the United States military for more than 100 years. According to the USO: Aside from the code talkers of WWII, many other Native Americans contributed to the war effort. Of the 35... Read more »
Indigenous Map

This Indigenous Map Will Show You Who Used To Own The Land You’re Standing On

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Do you know who owned your home before you did? What about who owned your land 500 years ago? Native Land Digital, a Canadian nonprofit, has rolled out a website and app where users can enter an address and see whi... Read more »

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