Native American History

Looking Back: Housing Structures Among Native American Tribes

Looking Back: Housing Structures Among Native American Tribes

The grand tapestry of Native American life is woven with threads of innumerable tribes, each with its distinct cultural, social, and environmental landscapes. Tribes like the Cherokee, Lakota, Iroquois, Hopi, and many others have carved out unique identities through centuries of adaptation, survival, and innovation. Their housing structures stand as a testament to their enduring…

The Hopi Way – Ritual, Art, and Community: Unveiling Traditional Practices

The Hopi Way – Ritual, Art, and Community: Unveiling Traditional Practices

Nestled in the high desert plateaus of northeastern Arizona, the Hopi people cultivate a culture deeply rooted in art, spiritual rituals, and the communal ethos that has sustained them for over two millennia. Recognized as one of North America’s oldest living cultures, the Hopi traditions present an intricate tapestry where every thread represents an aspect…

Life of Geronimo

Life of Geronimo

In the vast tapestry of American history, few threads are woven with such vibrant defiance and poignant tragedy as the life of Geronimo. He became the renowned Apache leader whose very name still evokes images of the untamed frontier and the clashing of cultures. Born in the green foothills of Mexico’s Sonora in 1829, this…

Fighting for Fishing Rights and Tribal Sovereignty: Pacific Northwest Advocacy Efforts

Fighting for Fishing Rights and Tribal Sovereignty: Pacific Northwest Advocacy Efforts

In the mid-20th century, Washington State imposed regulations on fishing that severely restricted the rights and practices of Indigenous peoples. Indigenous communities in the region had long relied on fishing for their livelihoods, culture, and subsistence. Yet, these new regulations were inconsistent with their treaty rights, prompting a series of protests by tribes, such as…

Tracing the Shadows of Assimilation | The History of Native American Boarding Schools

Tracing the Shadows of Assimilation | The History of Native American Boarding Schools

In the twilight of the 19th century, an insidious wind blew across the American landscape, one that sought to silence the rich tapestry of Native American culture and replace it with the monochromatic threads of Western civilization. This was the era of the Native American boarding school, a time and policy rooted deeply in a…