History Stories
CATEGORY: Native Americans
How Early American Plays Turned Pocahontas into Fake News
November 22, 2017

The mythical 'Indian princess' granted symbolic permission for massive land theft and displacement of native peoples. Read More

Alcatraz Had Some Surprising Prisoners: Hopi Men
November 20, 2017

They resisted government attacks to take their children—and paid the price. Read More

California’s Little-Known Genocide
November 16, 2017

Up to 16,000 Native Americans were murdered in cold blood after California became a state. Read More

Why the Navajo Nation Banned Genetic Research
November 3, 2017

A 15-year-old ban looks likely to fall, but misgivings will linger. Read More

The Unlikely Alliance Between Buffalo Bill and Sitting Bull
October 24, 2017

Buffalo Bill and Sitting Bull performed together in Wild West shows that toured the U.S. and Europe, and forged what would become a very strange friendship. Read More

Goodbye, Columbus. Hello, Indigenous Peoples’ Day
October 6, 2017

Some cities and states are celebrating Indigenous Peoples instead of Columbus. Read More

Should America Take Down Monuments That Romanticize Conquistadors?
October 3, 2017

The men depicted in these statues killed scores of Native Americans. Read More

How Boarding Schools Tried to ‘Kill the Indian’ Through Assimilation
August 16, 2017

Native American tribes are still seeking the return of their children. Read More

The FBI’s First Big Case: The Osage Murders
April 24, 2017

Best-selling author David Grann talks about his new book that details one of the most chilling murder conspiracies in American history and the FBI’s first major homicide case. Read More

Army Corps of Engineers Confirms Kennewick Man is Native American
May 2, 2016

Engineers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have determined based on DNA analysis that the ancient skeleton known as Kennewick Man is related to modern Native Americans. Read More