History Stories
CATEGORY: Native Americans
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

Ancient DNA Tells Story of Native American Devastation
April 7, 2016

By analyzing the DNA of the earliest Americans, a new study confirms the devastating impact of European contact on the indigenous peoples of the New World. Read More

Who was Stand Watie?
June 24, 2015

Get the story behind the controversial Native American chief Stand Watie who was the last remaining Confederate general in the field during the Civil War. Read More

Native American Activists Occupy Alcatraz Island, 45 Years Ago
November 20, 2014

On the 45th anniversary of the American Indian occupation of Alcatraz, learn how a group of rebel activists took over America’s most notorious prison for more than 19 months. Read More

World War I’s Native American Code Talkers
May 29, 2014

In the closing days of World War I, Choctaw Indians pioneered a new type of military intelligence. Read More

Ancient Infant’s DNA Provides Key to Native American Ancestry
February 13, 2014

A new genetic study links Native Americans from both North and South America to the Clovis culture, which flourished in North America around 13,000 years ago. Read More