The Remove the Stain Act strips the highest military award from 20 U.S. soldiers who slaughtered hundreds of Native women and children.
The losing fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline has brought into high relief the dire living conditions of the Standing Rock Sioux and other Native Americans.
Nine days after the editorial was published, Baum nearly got his wish. That call for genocide was written by a newspaper
“Tell your people to stop the Black Snake. Tell them they cannot back down.”
Americans who don't live in the West may think that the historic clash of Native Americans and pioneering settlers is long past. Not so. That classic American narrative is back big time, only the cowboys -- well, their right-wing representatives, anyway -- are on the warpath, trying to grab 640 million acres of public lands that they can plunder as if it were yesteryear.
They were incarcerated because they practiced spirituality along with healing and spirituality was outlawed to us. Many Lakota
In the summer of 1998, only a month after I turned 20, I accidentally discovered that I was adopted. The experience threw me into an identity crisis. It also had the curious effect of teaching me about religious freedom.
They say that America is the land of the free. It's a principle upon which our nation was built, enshrined in the First Amendment and the national anthem taught in schools. But as I hiked into the woods to find a place to hide my sacred eagle feathers out of fear of being arrested, I wondered how free we really are.
The day to day things can take many forms. It can be something simple like chopping wood and providing security, but it can also mean many other things, like helping our elders, volunteering in our communities, being mentors and so much more.
As an adult, Lost Bird saw one child die and gave away another because she couldn't raise him. She died of syphilis and the Spanish flu on Valentine's Day, 1920, aged 29, and was buried in a pauper's grave in California.