The Pilgrims were thankful for finally being able to vanquish Thomas Morton and Ferdinando Gorges, who spent years trying to undermine the legal basis for settlements in Massachusetts and beyond.
A scholar of American Indian studies shares the lesser-known, true story of two men who stood up and spoke out against the murder of American Indians, and how they are celebrated as heroes today.
What sacred sites have been damaged by The North Dakota Access Pipeline? We can't really know for certain – and our legal system is partly to blame.
A little-known suit against a Mohegan tribal employee will test the limits of Indian tribes' legal immunity.
An anthropologist tells the story of how Columbus actually came close to falling into historical obscurity, until American hubris got in the way.
An anthropologist argues for new ways to value sacred landscapes.
What is the months-long North Dakota Access Pipeline protest really about? A Native American scholar connects the dots to environmental justice and the legacy of U.S. colonialism.
If your city has a team with a Native American mascot, you're more likely to hold stereotypical views of Native people.
Cultural resource management archaeologists don't choose where they dig. Instead they identify, evaluate and preserve cultural heritage sites in locations slated for development.
A 9,000-year-old skeleton became a high-profile and highly contested case for the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. How do we respectfully deal with ancient human remains?
Despite significant shortcomings in the negotiation, content and honouring of treaties, they continue to define the nature of the relationship between most Native Americans and the United States.
Christian, criminal or cowardly? People once thought your hair could hold the answer.
Many groups have been labeled 'enemy' in the American past. A literary scholar looks at the role literature and philosophy have played in dispelling fears and shifting public attitudes.
At a time when America feels divided and families face rifts, the history of Thanksgiving offers lessons in unity, generosity and faith.
The canonization of an 18th century Spanish priest is causing controversy given the suffering of Native Americans in California's missions. But there's a bigger issue at stake here for the church.
For millennia, the Koyukon Athabascan have called the 20,000-foot mountain "the tall one."
In the face of war, disease and outside cultural pressures, the Chitimacha language has survived -- and now thrives.
A genomic sequencing study suggesting that the 9,000-year old skeleton dubbed "Kennewick Man" was Native American will intensify a 20-year-old dispute about what should happen to the remains.
On the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, we asked scholars to reflect on the significance of Armenian insistence on remembering and Turkey's insistence that the genocide never happened.
A new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art celebrates 2,000 years of artistic achievement.