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Native American History

10 American Facts You Can Use To Ruin Any July 4 Party

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker & Todd Van Luling | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

Just in case you want to be *that* person.

Native Names: Finding Your Own Spirit

Katie Scarlett Brandt | Posted 08.21.2013 | Impact
Katie Scarlett Brandt

Even though the government tried to take the Lakota names away, they didn't completely succeed. People on the reservation today do carry last names, but names that belong to their ancestors: White Plume, Yellow Thunder, Takes War Bonnet.

The Last of Her Breed -- Elbys Onea Naiche Hugar

Jay Tavare | Posted 09.15.2012 | Impact
Jay Tavare

Elbys Onea Naiche Hugar was the last of her breed. In her crackling sweet voice that commanded attention, she told me that she was the last of her generation. All of her close family members had passed away, so she was the only one left.

A Disastrous Flood that Brought Out the Best and the Worst in People

Tim Giago | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics
Tim Giago

238 people lost their lives that night, many of them Native Americans by reason of geography: most of them lived in what is now called the flood plain along the banks of Rapid Creek.

The Buffalo In The Room: A Reflection For Native American Heritage Month

Alison Owings | Posted 01.02.2012 | Religion
Alison Owings

As we, the American public, hack through thickets of politically enhanced blogoshere-distributed demonstrations and debates about who we are, most of us overlook one factor: We started out as trespassers.

A Day To Give Thanks Is Part Of Native American Tradition

Tim Giago | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tim Giago

By now I believe most Americans understand that the creative stories surrounding the first Thanksgiving are, for the most part, a myth.