Native Americans

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The second annual Tribal Nations Conference kicks off on Oct. 31, with representatives from 13 tribes from across the country gathering at the Ohio History Connection.

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The city of Oberlin, southwest of Cleveland, will celebrate the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples' Day instead of the federally recognized Columbus Day holiday.

Great Lakes Today

Two replica Christopher Columbus ships are sailing across the Great Lakes this summer, offering visitors a chance to learn about the famous explorer's voyages. But Native American activists say the ships only tell half of a story.

Members of American Indian tribes, indigenous communities and their supporters are demonstrating today in Washington, D.C., calling on the Trump administration to meet with tribal leaders and protesting the construction of the nearly complete Dakota Access Pipeline.

The protest is partly led by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, which has been battling the federal government for more than a year over an oil pipeline that members say endangers their drinking water and has destroyed sacred sites in North Dakota.

Native American Remains Return To Rightful Resting Place

Mar 3, 2017

The remains of Native Americans dug up in southern Ohio and sold by three men will be buried again in the state now that those involved have been sentenced.

High up in the mountains of the Navajo Nation in New Mexico, Delphine Gatewood teaches special education at the Crystal Boarding School. She's dreading this winter, like she dreads every winter, because temperatures can slip into the negative digits which the school building just can't handle.

"You have a boiler system that regulates heat at one certain temperature so you can't turn it down," she says. "It gets so hot in the classroom and you have to open the windows in the dead of winter."

Cornell University Press

The first Thanksgiving is a sweet myth of Indians and colonists sharing a meal, but as we now know, the real story is much more grim.

An acclaimed book written by Ohio State University professor Margaret Newell captures what happened to some Native Americans who were enslaved by the colonists.