History Stories
CATEGORY: Native American History
The Enslaved Native Americans Who Made The Gold Rush Possible
January 24, 2018

Native Californians were treated abominably in the area where gold was first discovered. Read More

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

Native Americans Have General Sherman to Thank for Their Exile to Reservations
November 13, 2017

The Civil War hero brought his scorched-earth policy to the Plains—and wiped out Native Americans’ food supply. 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

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

Remembering the First Native American Woman Doctor
November 17, 2016

A new book details how Susan La Flesche shattered not just one barrier, but two, to become the first Native American woman doctor in the United States in the 1880s. Read More