Native Americans in the United States began over tens of thousands of years ago. Many archaeologists believe it may have been about 1200 BC. For the past 500 years, Native American people have faced multiple issues, including genocide, dislocation, and various forms of physical, mental, and social abuse.
Today, things are looking brighter for Native Americans with well-deserved victories and recognition.
Last October, the Supreme Court ruled that half of Oklahoma is Native Land. Supreme Court Justice Gorsuch joined with four liberal justices in a ruling that is one of the most significant victories for tribes in decades.
Colorado honored Native Americans. Last November, they placed a statue of an American Indian woman in front of Colorado’s Capitol. She is mourning the atrocities of the Sand Creek Massacre, which occurred in Colorado.
On a literary note. David Treuer, a member of the Ojibwe tribe, Finalist for the National Book Award.
Mr. Treuer calls his new book, The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present, a “counter-narrative” to Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee, Dee Brown’s classic — story of U.S. government betrayal, forced relocation, and massacres. David Treuer uncovers a story of Native American resilience, resourcefulness, and reinvention. Illustrates how we need to change the way to tell Native American stories.
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