Pocahontas and John Smith

The Real Pocahontas

Pocahontas, Matoaka, and Lady Rebecca Rolfe were all the same young woman, who died in 1617, a long way from home.
Little Big Horn ledger art

The American Counter-Narrative of Ledger Drawings

Plains Indian ledger drawings offer a rich counter-narrative to the often-glamorized, or forgotten, history of the American West.
Wounded Knee march

Remembering Wounded Knee at Standing Rock

Have you been wondering about the history of Standing Rock protests and the American Indian Movement? Learn why and how we “Remember Wounded Knee.”
Dakota pipeline protestors

Standing Rock and the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day and learn about the history of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
hospital bed

The Little-Known History of the Forced Sterilization of Native American Women

 Jane Lawrence documents the forced sterilization of thousands of Native American women by the Indian Health Service in the 1960s and 1970s.
Daniel Boone escorting settlers through the Cumberland Gap, by George Caleb Bingham (1811–1879)

Who Was Daniel Boone?

Who was the man who became an American icon? Daniel Boone was a frontiersman, pioneer, political figure, ally of Native Americans, and more. 
Edgar Heap of Birds

The Cheyenne Artist Who Is Challenging the Silenced History of Native Americans

Using freeway signs as his medium, artist Edgar Heap of Birds disrupts American perceptions of Native-American culture and history.
Artifact Piece by James Luna


How Luiseno Indian Artist James Luna Resists Cultural Appropriation

Artist James Luna uses his body as an intervention to white art-historical practices.

Historian Elizabeth A. Fenn on the Mandans

Early work from historian Elizabeth A. Fenn.
"Olive Oatman, 1857" by unattributed - Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Olive_Oatman,_1857.png#/media/File:Olive_Oatman,_1857.png

Olive Oatman: The Girl With the Mojave Tattoo

The mysterious story of Olive Oatman who returned after years of captivity with the Mojave.