More: wars

Tim Giago: A song we never forgot
Tim Giago: A song we never forgot (March 16, 2020)

It was July of 1952 and there was a war on.


Native Sun News Today: Eric True Blood, Oglala Warrior
Native Sun News Today: Eric True Blood, Oglala Warrior (March 6, 2020)

Eric True Blood, Oglala Lakota from Sheridan, Wyoming, does not consider himself a hero.


Native Sun News Today: Damaged in body, but not in spirit
Native Sun News Today: Damaged in body, but not in spirit (March 2, 2020)

Eric True Blood, Oglala Lakota from Sheridan, Wyoming, does not consider himself a hero.


Clara Caufield: Dorie Miller, a WWII Black Hero
Clara Caufield: Dorie Miller, a WWII Black Hero (February 13, 2020)

No matter the color of the skin, a true hero’s heart beats red.


Rep. Tom Cole: Congress plays important role in authorizing military force
Rep. Tom Cole: Congress plays important role in authorizing military force (February 10, 2020)

I believe that the president should bring to Congress a clear and comprehensive strategy to protect American interests, deter reprehensible acts and eliminate jihadi forces that are operating and destabilizing our regional allies.


The dilemma of faith
The dilemma of faith (January 28, 2020)

A look at the Indian wars in America tells us that the assassinations of the Sioux military leadership have been accepted as a common way to stop wars.


The Revelator: Indigenous peoples threatened in their own homelands
The Revelator: Indigenous peoples threatened in their own homelands (January 27, 2020)

A vulnerable culture living in a severely degraded section of the Colombian Amazon is in desperate need of international respect and support.


Native American culture runs deep within the USMA Corps of Cadets
Native American culture runs deep within the USMA Corps of Cadets (January 16, 2020)

Nearly 7,000 soldiers of American Indian or Alaska Native descent are serving in the U.S. Army. Some got their start at West Point Military Academy.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: General Soleimani was a threat to the American people
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: General Soleimani was a threat to the American people (January 13, 2020)

Qasem Soleimani was responsible for the deaths of more than 600 U.S. service members in Iraq.


Tim Giago: What does the Bible say about ‘lying?’
Tim Giago: What does the Bible say about ‘lying?’ (January 13, 2020)

One lies and the others swear to it. That is the definite MO of the Trump Administration.


World War II Navajo Code Talkers subject of February 5 lecture at MSU
World War II Navajo Code Talkers subject of February 5 lecture at MSU (January 8, 2020)

Zonnie Gorman, a historian and daughter of an original Navajo Code Talker, will share her experiences at Montana State University.


Mark Charles: America's history rooted in colonialism, enslavement and terror
Mark Charles: America's history rooted in colonialism, enslavement and terror (January 6, 2020)

The United States of America needs an honest national dialogue regarding our own history.


Navajo Nation pays tribute to Korean War veteran Oliver Leo Kirk
Navajo Nation pays tribute to Korean War veteran Oliver Leo Kirk (December 2, 2019)

Flags are flying at half-staff in honor of Oliver Leo Kirk, a veteran and tribal police officer who passed away at the age of 88.


Kurly Tlapoyawa: Erasing the Indigenous roots of the Chicano Movement
Kurly Tlapoyawa: Erasing the Indigenous roots of the Chicano Movement (November 25, 2019)

Gender inclusivity is important, but so is acknowledging our Indigenous origins.


From warrior to soldier: A 200 year journey
From warrior to soldier: A 200 year journey (November 13, 2019)

Sitting Bull once described the Lakota perspective: 'For us, warriors are not what you think of as warriors.'


A heartfelt tribute to veterans
A heartfelt tribute to veterans (November 7, 2019)

Warriors who have served in every war from World War I to present day can be proud of their service.


Aftermath of Dakota War 1862
Aftermath of Dakota War 1862 (October 31, 2019)

Tamara St. John, a state lawmaker and tribal historic preservation officer, has become an expert on the Dakota War of 1862.


Ever present dangers: Nuclear war and climate change
Ever present dangers: Nuclear war and climate change (October 30, 2019)

As a people we need to wake up and do a fresh threat assessment.


IHS history makes doctors like Weber inevitable
IHS history makes doctors like Weber inevitable (October 28, 2019)

It took more than 25 years before the hammer of justice came down on pedophile pediatrician Stanley Patrick Weber. His crimes were over a century in the making at the Indian Health Service.


Cherokee leader's legacy lives on in Nashville
Cherokee leader's legacy lives on in Nashville (October 14, 2019)

An audience at the Tennessee State Museum was reminded that the Cherokee war chief, the redoubtable Dragging Canoe, fought battles on the very ground they were standing on.


‘I could not afford to hang men for votes’:  Largest mass hanging in America
‘I could not afford to hang men for votes’: Largest mass hanging in America (October 9, 2019)

The public hanging of 38 Dakota men was the largest mass execution in U.S. history. Two others were executed at later date.


'A true story from Dakota eyes': Shakopee Tribe shares its culture with the world
'A true story from Dakota eyes': Shakopee Tribe shares its culture with the world (September 30, 2019)

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is telling is own story at a new cultural center and museum on the reservation.


Doug George-Kanentiio: How did the 'Indian reservation' system begin?
Doug George-Kanentiio: How did the 'Indian reservation' system begin? (September 20, 2019)

In effect, reservation life begins with the Laws of Burgos, issued by the Kingdom of Spain more than 500 years ago.


James Giago Davies: Is there another war around the corner?
James Giago Davies: Is there another war around the corner? (August 16, 2019)

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.


Navajo Nation pays tribute to warriors on Code Talker Day
Navajo Nation pays tribute to warriors on Code Talker Day (August 14, 2019)

Five surviving Navajo Code Talkers, including Thomas H. Begay, John Kinsel, Peter MacDonald, and Joe Vandever, were honored by the Navajo Nation.


Ivan Star Comes Out: Where does Donald Trump want Indians to 'go back' to?
Ivan Star Comes Out: Where does Donald Trump want Indians to 'go back' to? (July 19, 2019)

I endured a war on their behalf and acquired diseases as a result, yet I am still a 'damn Indian.'


Indian Country Today: Miami Tribe excluded from event on own homelands
Indian Country Today: Miami Tribe excluded from event on own homelands (July 18, 2019)

July 16 was the first General Mad Anthony Day in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Not everyone, including the Miami Tribe, was celebrating.


Native Sun News Today: Horse riders make annual return to Little Big Horn
Native Sun News Today: Horse riders make annual return to Little Big Horn (July 10, 2019)

Indian horseback riders, men, women and children, have returned to ride the Greasy Grass like their ancestors before them.


Chantelle Blue Arm: One Bull family celebrates Little Bighorn victory
Chantelle Blue Arm: One Bull family celebrates Little Bighorn victory (July 2, 2019)

Our history is not history at all. The blood of our ancestors continues to run through our veins.


'Remove the Stain': Wounded Knee descendants want massacre medals revoked
'Remove the Stain': Wounded Knee descendants want massacre medals revoked (June 24, 2019)

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.


Tim Giago: I returned home safe from the horrors of war
Tim Giago: I returned home safe from the horrors of war (June 24, 2019)

So I told my wife the story of my service in Vietnam.


Rep. Tom Cole: Reflecting on the 75th anniversary of D-Day
Rep. Tom Cole: Reflecting on the 75th anniversary of D-Day (June 18, 2019)

Over the course of world history, D-Day remains one of the most pivotal moments.


'I send on a little Indian boy': Andrew Jackson's history of taking Indian children
'I send on a little Indian boy': Andrew Jackson's history of taking Indian children (June 17, 2019)

As he was waging war on the Creek Nation, Andrew Jackson sent three Creek children to live at his family home and plantation.


Native Sun News Today: Little Bighorn remains a big draw 143 years later
Native Sun News Today: Little Bighorn remains a big draw 143 years later (June 4, 2019)

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.


St. Regis Mohawk Tribe mourns passing of Code Talker Louis Levi Oakes
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe mourns passing of Code Talker Louis Levi Oakes (May 29, 2019)

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.


Tim Giago: Singing the songs of war and patriotism
Tim Giago: Singing the songs of war and patriotism (May 27, 2019)

I was doing some work in the kitchen of our home and singing a little song that popped into my head.


Albert Bender: It's clear to all that Trump has got to go
Albert Bender: It's clear to all that Trump has got to go (May 20, 2019)

Donald Trump has been called almost everything—racist demagogue, vulgar sexist, inept businessman, pathological liar, and moron.


Rep. Tom Cole: America can continue to rely on our many allies
Rep. Tom Cole: America can continue to rely on our many allies (April 29, 2019)

NATO remains a vital component to defending freedom and ultimately ensuring a safer and more peaceful world.


Native Sun News Today: A long history of stealing Lakota land
Native Sun News Today: A long history of stealing Lakota land (April 8, 2019)

'The Oglala Sioux Tribe has not ceded one acre of land,' attorney Mario Gonzales asserts.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: American has long been oppressive to anyone who is not white and male
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: American has long been oppressive to anyone who is not white and male (March 29, 2019)

As U.S. Sovereignty increased, Indigenous Sovereignty decreased so that a policy of dispossession and land acquisition could follow.


Clara Caufield: The connections between the Indians and the Irish
Clara Caufield: The connections between the Indians and the Irish (March 28, 2019)

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.


Arne Vainio: Finding those connections to our family's history
Arne Vainio: Finding those connections to our family's history (March 7, 2019)

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.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The mindset of the Indian wars is still among us
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The mindset of the Indian wars is still among us (March 6, 2019)

We seem to be a generation of people who have grown up and gotten old amid endless war.


Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne veteran celebrates 94th birthday
Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne veteran celebrates 94th birthday (February 21, 2019)

Melvin Small is one of the first Northern Cheyenne allottees and one of the two surviving Northern Cheyenne World War II veterans.


Ivan Star Comes Out: The Vietnam war helped kill my holiday spirit
Ivan Star Comes Out: The Vietnam war helped kill my holiday spirit (January 18, 2019)

Looking back at my life, it is as if my life was predestined by the unknown.


Arthur Zimiga: The plantation mentality in Indian Country
Arthur Zimiga: The plantation mentality in Indian Country (September 26, 2018)

Reservations have been depicted as unworthy cultural entities, perhaps the most reprehensible characterized groups in the U.S.


Bill John Baker: Paying our respect to military veterans
Bill John Baker: Paying our respect to military veterans (September 25, 2018)

Cherokee Nation has always revered and honored our Cherokee warriors, the brave men and women willing to fight for our nation and our freedom.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: America never puts itself in the shoes of the enemy
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: America never puts itself in the shoes of the enemy (July 30, 2018)

Isn’t it time for America to listen to what the world is trying to tell us?


Design selected for memorial to Native veterans in nation's capital
Design selected for memorial to Native veterans in nation's capital (June 26, 2018)

Harvey Pratt, a veteran of the Vietnam War, has been chosen to create the National Native American Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.


Navajo Nation mourns loss of Code Talker Samuel Tom Holiday
Navajo Nation mourns loss of Code Talker Samuel Tom Holiday (June 12, 2018)

The Navajo Nation is mourning the loss of Code Talker Samuel T. Holiday, who passed away at the age of 94.


Mark Charles: I see Trump's definition of greatness and I don't want any part of it
Mark Charles: I see Trump's definition of greatness and I don't want any part of it (May 29, 2018)

I would much rather work towards a future where We the People finally means All the People.


Ivan Star Comes Out: Just where did the insult 'Uncle Tomahawk' come from?
Ivan Star Comes Out: Just where did the insult 'Uncle Tomahawk' come from? (May 10, 2018)

In the midst of poverty, alcohol/drug trafficking and government corruption at Pine Ridge, I heard the moniker 'Uncle Tomahawk.'


Sacred pipe sold at auction being returned to tribes thanks to anonymous buyer
Sacred pipe sold at auction being returned to tribes thanks to anonymous buyer (May 9, 2018)

The Prairie Island Indian Community is offering thanks to an anonymous person who purchased a sacred pipe at an auction.


Video: Navajo Code Talker Roy Hawthorne shares his story for veterans project
Video: Navajo Code Talker Roy Hawthorne shares his story for veterans project (April 24, 2018)

The Navajo Nation lost one of its heroes with the passing of Roy Hawthorne, Sr., one of the famed Code Talkers.


Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker Roy Hawthorne at age of 92
Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker Roy Hawthorne at age of 92 (April 23, 2018)

'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.'


George Amiotte: Reflecting on my third tour of duty in Vietnam in 1969
George Amiotte: Reflecting on my third tour of duty in Vietnam in 1969 (April 17, 2018)

It was 1969 and I was returning to Vietnam for my third tour of duty (TDY) with the 3rd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force.


Albert Bender: Paying tribute to great Cherokee leader Dragging Canoe
Albert Bender: Paying tribute to great Cherokee leader Dragging Canoe (April 13, 2018)

Dragging Canoe led the Indigenous forces and almost wiped out the first white settlement in Middle Tennessee.


Family of Navajo war hero finally presented with Congressional medal
Family of Navajo war hero finally presented with Congressional medal (April 3, 2018)

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.


Dictator who oversaw massacres of Maya people in Guatemala dies
Dictator who oversaw massacres of Maya people in Guatemala dies (April 2, 2018)

Efrain Rios Montt, a former dictator of Guatemala whose tenure saw the widespread deaths of Maya people, has died.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Let us remember the victims of the My Lai massacre
Doug George-Kanentiio: Let us remember the victims of the My Lai massacre (March 16, 2018)

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.