Blogs tagged "Native Americans"

Alexis de Tocqueville’s Warning: The Tyranny of the Majority

“First Blood.” This 1812 political cartoon shows the warring Federalists and Rep
A French aristocrat visits Jacksonian AmericaIn 1831, an ambitious and unusually perceptive twenty-five-year-old French aristocrat, Alexis de Tocqueville, visited the United States. His nine-month sojourn led to the writing of Democracy in America, universally regarded as one of the most influential books ever written.Read More »
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Participate in “Native Americans of New England: A Historical Overview”

NEH Summer Scholars at Mohegan Tribal offices
As every teacher knows, history is fraught with clichés. One is that history is always written by the victors. That may have been true for most of the 19th and 20th centuries. However, recent developments in the historical profession have turned this cliché upside down, and nowhere is this more the case than in Native American Studies.Read More »
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Crow Canyon Archaeological Center—A “Living Classroom”

Students learning about Ute cultural artifacts
Native American History Month Brought To Life!November 2014 marks the 24th anniversary of Native American Heritage Month, designated to honor and recognize the diverse cultures, histories, and contributions of the more than 5.2 million Alaska Native and American Indian people in the United States. Dedicated 99 years ago as a federally recognized day to celebrate American Indian people and culture, the celebration continues to expand in its reach, resources, and activities. Read More »
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