Native American History
Published: February 19, 2013 at 4:37 pm
Savages and Scoundrels:
The Untold Story of America's Road to Empire
Through Indian Territory
Companion book by Paul VanDevelder (Yale)
Making history fun isn't always easy, especially when the topics are gnarly. But this brilliant one-two combo of engaging …
Published: September 21, 2012 at 11:49 am
E Pluribus Unum
Could the United States have found a way to coexist with American Indians? In retrospect, the way of life Indians knew for centuries appears to have been doomed from the moment European settlers began colonizing the New …
Published: December 02, 2011 at 5:38 pm
In his latest book, Dakota Dawn, Gregory Michno tracks the bloody first week of the 1862 Minnesota Sioux Uprising.
Published: October 04, 2011 at 9:52 pm
The new PBS documentary 'The War of 1812' goes beyond the myths and the few well-known events of 'the war we don't know much about' to present a balanced, informative and engrossing program.
Published: June 03, 2011 at 4:53 pm
Ely, Nevada, honors the Old West with traditional sculptures and murals, including a standout Shoshone harvester.
Published: May 16, 2011 at 6:50 pm
Will the 2011 Mississippi River floods endanger historic sites?
Published: March 31, 2011 at 4:08 pm
No survivors with George Armstrong Custer at the Little Bighorn in June 1876? John Koster, author of Custer Survivor, says otherwise.
Published: March 31, 2011 at 2:36 pm
Since 1989 the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, Ind., has been introducing Western art to a worldwide audience.
Published: February 03, 2011 at 5:41 pm
George Rivera’s bronze sculpture Buffalo Dancer II pays tribute to Pueblo Indian culture.
Published: February 03, 2011 at 5:00 pm
Pawnee Scouts in the U.S. Army get their due, thanks to Van de Logt, a Kansan researcher born in the Netherlands.
Published: October 01, 2010 at 3:56 pm
Historians have called the clash at Wounded Knee on December 29, 1890, the last major battle of the Indian wars and also a massacre. Who is most to blame for the disaster—Ghost-Dancing Indians, trigger-happy soldiers, unskilled and corrupt Indian agents, …
Published: October 01, 2010 at 1:45 pm
Captain William Fetterman has been portrayed as an arrogant fire-eater who disobeyed orders and met disaster at Fort Phil Kearny in December 1866. But that familiar picture is distorted.
Published: June 03, 2010 at 4:46 pm
Taken by Comanches at age 9 in 1836, Cynthia Ann Parker was recaptured by whites nearly 24 years later when she returned to Texas with a raiding party led by her Indian husband.
Published: June 03, 2010 at 3:39 pm
Cheyenne Indians are often overlooked in the chronicles of the 19th century Indian wars, despite having engaged in almost as many fights as the heralded Sioux warriors.
Published: April 02, 2010 at 11:00 am
One-hundred thirty-four years after the Battle of the Little Bighorn, historians continue to debate just who was to blame for the massacre of the 7th Cavalry. Custer? Reno? Benteen? How about the Sioux and Northern Cheyenne?
Published: February 05, 2010 at 3:37 pm
In March 1846, Jack Hays and a company of Texas Rangers ambushed a large raiding party on sacred Comanche ground, but the outnumbered Texians soon found themselves under siege.