The public hanging of 38 Dakota men was the largest mass execution in U.S. history. Two others were executed at later date.
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is telling is own story at a new cultural center and museum on the reservation.
In effect, reservation life begins with the Laws of Burgos, issued by the Kingdom of Spain more than 500 years ago.
Today, we face a fascist takeover of our values that urges us to take up arms, protect our borders, make America great again, even if we have to go to war.
Five surviving Navajo Code Talkers, including Thomas H. Begay, John Kinsel, Peter MacDonald, and Joe Vandever, were honored by the Navajo Nation.
I endured a war on their behalf and acquired diseases as a result, yet I am still a 'damn Indian.'
July 16 was the first General Mad Anthony Day in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Not everyone, including the Miami Tribe, was celebrating.
Indian horseback riders, men, women and children, have returned to ride the Greasy Grass like their ancestors before them.
Our history is not history at all. The blood of our ancestors continues to run through our veins.
The U.S. called the December 29, 1890, attack on Wounded Knee a 'battle' but the Lakota people know it as a massacre of a peaceful encampment.
So I told my wife the story of my service in Vietnam.
Over the course of world history, D-Day remains one of the most pivotal moments.
As he was waging war on the Creek Nation, Andrew Jackson sent three Creek children to live at his family home and plantation.
On June 25, 1876, a large contingent of Sioux, Northern Cheyenne, a few Arapaho, Mandan-Hidatsa, Arikara and one sole Southern Ute were hunting on the Little Big Horn in Montana.
It is with a heavy heart that the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has joined in sharing condolences for the loss of a beloved member of the community.
I was doing some work in the kitchen of our home and singing a little song that popped into my head.
Donald Trump has been called almost everything—racist demagogue, vulgar sexist, inept businessman, pathological liar, and moron.
NATO remains a vital component to defending freedom and ultimately ensuring a safer and more peaceful world.
'The Oglala Sioux Tribe has not ceded one acre of land,' attorney Mario Gonzales asserts.
As U.S. Sovereignty increased, Indigenous Sovereignty decreased so that a policy of dispossession and land acquisition could follow.
We have just observed St. Patrick’s Day, one of my favorite holidays, due to my Irish heritage, coming from my father, a red-headed, white skinned and freckled guy.
I always think when you’re finding your family history, you want there to be a haunted Scottish castle on a moor and maybe some kind of lost treasure.
We seem to be a generation of people who have grown up and gotten old amid endless war.
Melvin Small is one of the first Northern Cheyenne allottees and one of the two surviving Northern Cheyenne World War II veterans.
Looking back at my life, it is as if my life was predestined by the unknown.
Reservations have been depicted as unworthy cultural entities, perhaps the most reprehensible characterized groups in the U.S.
Cherokee Nation has always revered and honored our Cherokee warriors, the brave men and women willing to fight for our nation and our freedom.
Isn’t it time for America to listen to what the world is trying to tell us?
Harvey Pratt, a veteran of the Vietnam War, has been chosen to create the National Native American Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
The Navajo Nation is mourning the loss of Code Talker Samuel T. Holiday, who passed away at the age of 94.
I would much rather work towards a future where We the People finally means All the People.
In the midst of poverty, alcohol/drug trafficking and government corruption at Pine Ridge, I heard the moniker 'Uncle Tomahawk.'
The Prairie Island Indian Community is offering thanks to an anonymous person who purchased a sacred pipe at an auction.
The Navajo Nation lost one of its heroes with the passing of Roy Hawthorne, Sr., one of the famed Code Talkers.
'I always stress to people that we aren’t heroes,' said the late Roy Hawthorne, Sr. 'We were chosen to serve in the Marine Corps and bring liberty to the enemy.'
It was 1969 and I was returning to Vietnam for my third tour of duty (TDY) with the 3rd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force.
Dragging Canoe led the Indigenous forces and almost wiped out the first white settlement in Middle Tennessee.
It took a lot longer than expected but Adolph Nagurski, a Code Talker from the Navajo Nation, has finally been recognized for his military service.
Efrain Rios Montt, a former dictator of Guatemala whose tenure saw the widespread deaths of Maya people, has died.
In 1968, that most turbulent of years, the United States and the world seemed to be in a state of turmoil characterized by wars, assassinations, civil strife and riots.
The latest Indigenous big-screen movie Hostiles has more redemptive qualities than not.
People need to see Hostiles because it is a demarcation point in the evolution of the western.
Another Navajo Code Talker, the World War II heroes who used their language to develop and transmit unbreakable codes, has fallen.
It was October 1973 when Alex White Plume’s cousin visited on a home-town recruiting tour with 'little bitty Private wings' on his uniform, garnering oohs and ahhs from everyone in the room.
Army Sgt. Philip James Iyotte was just 21 years old when he was captured by Chinese forces during the Korean War in 1951.
The list of Lakota, Dakota and Nakota veterans, men and women, who served honorably and then came home to work for their people goes on and on.
November 7, 2017, marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Pascal Cleatus Poolaw Sr., a citizen of the Kiowa Tribe who was killed in action during the Vietnam War.
I believe respect is earned and when I am forced to respect something, I will resist.
A county in Oregon has been getting constant complaints about a highway named 'Dead Indian Memorial Road" so it might do something about it.
David Earl Patterson Sr., a citizen of the Navajo Nation who served as a Code Talker during World War II, died on Sunday. He was 94.
The Cherokee Nation has sent eight veterans who fought in three wars to Washington, D.C., on its fourth annual Cherokee Warrior Flight.
A museum in Minnesota continues to face questions in connection with a controversial sculpture that depicted the execution of 38 Dakota men in 1862.
Andrea Page (Standing Rock Sioux) began researching her Sioux Code Talkers book more than 20 years ago.
What exactly is the South gonna do again, Charlie? Enslave Black people? Impose a hundred years of racist Jim Crow?
The more people are quiet about the world they wish to live in, the easier it is to accept that things around them will never change, Charles Kader writes on Indian Country Media Network.
A controversy that once derailed Indian Country's funding bill is rearing its head again thanks to President Donald Trump, whose handling of racial violence continues to dominate the nation's agenda.
While America is spending billions attacking other sovereign nations, there is still a dark secret it is hiding in its own backyard.
The 48th annual UTTC International Powwow will feature a special honoring for tribal citizens who served in the World War I era.
What if the Americans sought partnership in tribal territories rather than cling to European ideas of superiority and Christian domination, Alex Jacobs asks on Indian Country Media Network.