Tag Archives: American Indian history

Treaty Series: The Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868

Murray discusses the Ft. Laramie Treaty of 1868 and how the United States has fallen short of its promises in the treaty.

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“Indians are Persons” – Standing Bear’s Speech

Indians are “persons” under the law. The words of Standing Bear in court before Judge Dundy’s ruling in 1879.

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“Indians are Persons” Under the Law

In 1879 a court ruled that Indians are “persons”, a point that should not have been questioned in the first place.

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Why Can’t They Move on?

Vince Two Eagles give his perspective on Native American history and why Indian people may not have moved on.

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You Wanted to Know: Why can’t they just move on?

Andrew discusses the topic of Native Americans moving on from the past abuse and issues.

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Manifest Destiny

Was it carelessness that allowed the Gap’s “Manifest Destiny” t-shirt to be created? We live in a society where the individual reigns supreme over the collective well being of the community. Sometime not long ago, the opposite was true. But the collective mindset has shifted from the communal good to “it’s all about me” or […]

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Native American Tribe Names

Many tribes have come to be known by names given to them by someone else. Often, these names were changed by the government, the Spaniards, the French, or other tribes who found it convenient to use a different frame of reference

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