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Native Americans

Book cover for "This Land Is Their Land"
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David J. Silverman is a professor at George Washington University, where he specializes in Native American, Colonial American, and American racial history. He is the author of "Thundersticks," "Red Brethren," "Ninigret," and "Faith and Boundaries."

His new book, "This Land Is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving," reveals why some modern Native people hold a Day of Mourning on Thanksgiving, a holiday which celebrates a myth of colonialism and white proprietorship of the United States.

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An update now to a story we brought you last week: Cambridge Central School's Native American mascot and moniker were discussed at last Thursday’s school board meeting. A change doesn’t appear imminent.

A glass bead found among other artifacts at two historical locations near Geneva, New York.
Cornell University Library

Artifacts recovered from two Native American towns in Central New York are being showcased in a digitized collection via Cornell University. 

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Indigenous Values Initiative

The Indigenous Values Initiative is hosting a virtual conference series starting Thursday, August 6 to discuss the impacts of the discovery doctrine, a concept outlining how the colonial powers claimed lands starting in the 15th Century. 

     There is a grass roots movement to get a new state seal and motto for Massachusetts.

Thompson Trio Putting UAlbany Lacrosse On The Map

May 1, 2014
Dylan Buckley

On a recent day, the UAlbany men’s lacrosse team scored another goal against Capital Region rival Siena, adding to the total of the number No. 1 offense in all of Division I lacrosse.

Advances in biotechnologies have been vital in the analysis of the DNA of the first peoples of America.

Dr. Ripan Malhi, associate professor of anthropology at the University of Illinois, Urbana, discusses both the importance and the difficulty of this type of research.