A dream catcher hanging from barbed wire at sunset
American History

Two Visions for the Freedom of Native Americans

October 7, 2021

Even though it appeared that America was quite progressive than ever when it came to minority issues like black equality, the hostile attitude towards Native American communities didn’t seem to change. […]

A road sign reads ENTERING PINE RIDGE INDIAN RESERVATION.
American History

The Trail of Broken Treaties and Occupation of Wounded Knee

October 2, 2021

The Trail of Broken Treaties and the Wounded Knee occupation symbolized a new beginning for the sovereignty  movement for many American Indians. The media coverage these events generated helped to make non-Native Americans more aware of and perhaps sympathetic to Indians rights. […]

Alcatraz Island in San Francisco
American History

The 1969 Occupation of Alcatraz Island

October 1, 2021

The occupation of Alcatraz, led by Richard Oakes, took place in 1969. The occupiers were 78 young people who called themselves Indians of all Tribes and aimed to reclaim their lands from the government. […]

Two Native American men on horses.
American History

The Impact of the Indian Reorganization Act

September 24, 2021

The mounting pressure against loss of tribal sovereignty led to the launch of the Indian Reorganization Act in 1934. While 181 tribes voted to accept it as law, 77 tribes had reasons to reject it. […]

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