Tag Archives: assimilation
Instead of Columbus Day, we celebrate the survival of our cultures and the beauty in the uniqueness of Indigenous peoples… and we remember our ancestors who did not [survive].
The biggest impact of the Dawes Act was a loss of indigenous cultures, tradition and land across the U.S. It did a number on our tribal communities and tried to pit our ancestors against each other.
The Indian. What or who is that? Well, when I ask myself this question, the answer is easy. Me. I’m laughing, but seriously… As an almost full blood Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota, with a rich family history that runs from the Dakota War of 1862, to the Pike Expedition, to the War of 1812 when my grandfathers fought for […]