Like most new racial history exercises, land acknowledgments are less about a true reflection of the past than grievance politics and superficial gestures.
There is nothing offensive about a baseball team being named the Indians, and by erasing it we lose more than just a name.
Revisionist histories are nearly always written (or posted to the internet) with an agenda in mind — it’s no different for the Pilgrims and Thanksgiving.
Law enforcement officers are vital to supporting President Trump’s efforts to prevent drugs from crossing our borders and into our Native communities.
Something as important as identity should be determined by the fans who invest their money and emotions into cultural touchstones like sports teams.
The law does not come from polls, it comes from statutes. Textualism is correct not because it is conservative or liberal, but because it is true.
Rarely if ever in the many millennia of human civilization has there been a people group who has not committed some atrocity. American Indians are no exception.
The Supreme Court’s ruling in McGirt v. Oklahoma affirms core principles of American justice and constitutional law while also righting a grave wrong.
The ‘settler’ argument exacerbates racial tensions by projecting a historical narrative in which white Americans, regardless of their family histories, are singularly responsible for historical evils against indigenous people.
Five hundred years ago, Hernando Cortez and his native allies put an end to a gruesome regime with one of the greatest underdog victories ever recorded.
The relationship between Europeans and the indigenous American peoples is often not reducible to the simplistic paradigm of aggressive colonizer and peaceful natives.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s absurd DNA testing debacle should make us all wonder why we are glued to putting people into racial categories.
‘Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation or any tribal nation, even vaguely, is inappropriate and wrong. . . Warren is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage.’
Acting as if the results of the senator’s DNA test are a vindication of her initial claims is an assault on reason.
Scott Cooper’s ‘Hostiles’ accepts history’s brutal realities rather than substituting political cant. Cooper is what historians used to be: one who doesn’t fashion history to fit a political agenda.
Most Americans were taught a cartoonish version of the first Thanksgiving, but the history of the Pilgrims and Indians was far more complex—and harrowing.
When people compare different actors on the historical stage and express themselves from a political viewpoint, we can expect to end in the realm of the absurd or the downright ridiculous.
U.S. policies have turned Indian reservations into ‘small third-world countries,’ Naomi Schaefer Riley claims in her latest book.
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