Wild West Shows

December 22, 2011 admin 0

The nineteenth-century wild west shows did a great deal to firmly entrench the stereotype of the American Indian in American culture. This stereotype, loosely based […]

Indians on Exhibit

December 19, 2011 admin 0

During the nineteenth century, expositions and world fairs were seen as a profitable way for communities to promote themselves while educating the masses. Since Indians […]

A Yavapai Messiah

A Yavapai Messiah

December 16, 2011 admin 0

When cultures are under stress, particularly when that stress is coming from forced change outside of the control of the people in the culture, a […]

Makah Whaling

December 5, 2011 admin 0

The area along the Pacific Coast north of California and between the Cascade Mountains and the ocean is the home to many Indian nations who […]

The Yavapai Indians

December 2, 2011 admin 0

The 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo between the United States and Mexico gave the United States what is now the southwest. Under the Discovery Doctrine-a […]

Some “Amazing” Ceremonies

November 29, 2011 admin 0

During the nineteenth century, some European and American explorers witnessed American Indian ceremonies which they found amazing. When these outside observers attempted to describe what […]