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 decision could radically change criminal justice in the state, cast doubt on thousands of convictions, and endanger protections for tribal children.
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.
As a response to old versions of racism, a new brand is taking over American culture. But the new racism is not better than the old racism. Two wrongs don’t make a right.
The ‘Jesus was a refugee’ trope is tired and inaccurate. It’s time for leftist politicians to stop exploiting Christmas by making false arguments about history.
Whether we feast on turkey, seafood, or barbecue, may Thanksgiving 2019 enable us to count our blessings today, give thanks for the good in our past, and strengthen us for tomorrow.
Eighth-graders in the Antifa epicenter have the notion drummed into them that Thanksgiving really is a celebration of the genocide of the Indians by greedy capitalist Europeans.
Like most matters the media seizes upon with President Trump, this allegation was simply untrue. But that dishonesty didn’t stop the lie from spreading while the NBC writer doubled down.
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.
We should celebrate Thanksgiving as our ancestors did, a moment to reflect on the extraordinary blessings of our time.
The relationship between Europeans and the indigenous American peoples is often not reducible to the simplistic paradigm of aggressive colonizer and peaceful natives.
‘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.’
In Laura Ingalls Wilder’s books, her family shows entirely reasonable fear plus charitable, patient treatment of people whom long experience indicates may rape and scalp them. This is the opposite of racism. It is remarkable.
‘Wind River’ isn’t just a typical crime drama, it’s also the story of how isolation changes people, both for the better and the worse.
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.
These are not insults of Native Americans, but of people falsely claiming to be Native Americans. And one need not be that smart to understand that.
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.
If we really want to commemorate horrifying, unspeakable violence and oppression in the Americas, I’ve got the perfect holiday: ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day.’
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