chirotus: constant-instigator: ermefinedining: This map should be included in every history book. Oh wow! I’ve been wanting this for ages! This needs to be in every history book along with a map showing where those nations have been pushed to now. A map of the major (indigenous) linguistic groups in North America.

Columbus Day

To still believe that Christopher Columbus was a great man who “discovered” the “new world” and to downplay the horrors of colonialism that started after his arrival is like believing the world is flat. Horrors that can’t be undone. Certainly European people can’t (and shouldn’t) be removed from the Americas today, hundreds of years later. …

Yellowstone To Kill 900 Bison During Winter Cull

I admit that it’ss easy to say as someone in non-rural Germany, but still: I’d love to see more Bison in the wild – and not just in specified areas like a national park. A population of 4,000 bisons isn’t that large, there used to bve millions. Not like that area is cramped for space. …

This Thanksgiving Day is also the last day of Native American Heritage Month, and gatherings nationwide will memorialize a meal that prefaced the destruction of indigenous food systems in North America by those struggling newcomers. While many American tables will be decorated with the “Indian corn” that comes out of its holiday storage space to …

For years, I opened my 11th-grade U.S. history classes by asking students, “What’s the name of that guy they say discovered America?” A few students might object to the word “discover,” but they all knew the fellow I was talking about. “Christopher Columbus!” several called out in unison.“Right. So who did he find when he …