The indians were here first

the indians were here first, Bart Simpson cartoon

In case you don’t know who was here first…

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Human skull found near Snake River may be ancient Nez Perce

A partial human skull and bone fragments found near a site known for its American Indian petroglyphs, pictographs and ancient graves may be the remains of a Nez Perce ancestor.

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Gambling success brings controversy for Mashantucket Pequot tribe

AUTHOR: Claudia Parsons Most of the past 400 years have been miserable for the Mashantucket Pequot. Almost annihilated by English settlers and the smallpox, the survivors were enslaved and scattered. Reduced to just a few dozen members by the 1970s, … Continue reading

BIA finally back online after six years

Internet access is being restored to the Office of the Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) via the BIA’s network following a recent court order. This means that … Continue reading

Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo prepares for the Feast of St. Anthony

AUTHOR: Darren Meritz / El Paso Times The Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo, or Tigua Indians, are preparing for one of their most important holidays this weekend, the feast day of their patron, St. Anthony.

Film crew documents drama of Cherokee tears

AUTHOR: Pam Sohn A new PBS series will feature a segment on the Cherokee Trail of Tears.

Healing the painful wounds of a genocide in Minnesota

The Minnesota Sesquicentennial Commissioners haveacknowledged that Minnesota committed ethnocide andgenocide against Native Americans during its early history. “Minnesotans pride themselves today on living in astate that is forward-thinking and compassionate. Wehave become a haven for refugees from countries wheregenocide still … Continue reading