Missionaries in Hawai’i | More Attacks on ICWA | Is Tulsa Indian Country? | MMIWG epidemic

Sending you all a big thanks for reading this news roundup and Happy Turkey “Big Food” Day tomorrow… Lara/Trace An Exhibition Critically Explores the History of Missionaries in Hawai’i WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — In August 1806, five students on the campus of Williams College took refuge from a sudden thunderstorm beside a haystack and vowed to […]

Winter Fire – And Our Mother’s Cried | Where are They? | The Worst Way to Start a City

“And Our Mothers Cried” vividly brings to life the Indian boarding school era of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. For several generations of Native American children, including some Chickasaws, attending boarding school meant separation from their families and indoctrination into a culture that wasn’t their own. The schools, which were guided by the infamous slogan, […]

Hunting down runaway slaves: The cruel ads of Andrew Jackson and ‘the master class’ | Osage Murders

A historian collecting thousands of runaway slave ads describes them as “the tweets of the master class” in the 18th and 19th centuries. Source: Hunting down runaway slaves: The cruel ads of Andrew Jackson and ‘the master class’ – The Washington Post https://twitter.com/waynecurtis/status/851882742258290688 https://twitter.com/fdell3/status/851889362128310273 Osage Murders for Oil The Osage tribe in Oklahoma became spectacularly […]

Inmates: Masonic Orphanage: Oklahoma 1920

Masonic Orphanage Residents at Darlington, Canadian County from 1920 Census An orphanage was established at Darlington by the Masons in 1910 when they bought 672 acres and the buildings of the Darlington complex, in Canadian County, which had previously been an Indian Agency. The orphanage was in operation until 1922. Below are the residents whom […]

The Cherokee Word for Water

The Cherokee Word for Water is a feature length motion picture that tells the story of the work in the Bell Community that lead Wilma Mankiller to become the first modern female Chief of the Cherokee Nation. This film is dedicated to the memory of Wilma Mankiller, Johnson Soap, the Bell Community and the contributions […]

Post-tornado peril: Victims could face deadly fungal infections

(CDC) The Mucor fungus was responsible for infections that sickened 13 patients, including five who died, after a 2011 tornado in Joplin, Mo. Health officials are urging Oklahoma doctors to be on the alert for similar infections after Monday’s twister. By JoNel Aleccia,  Senior Writer, NBC News http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/22/18403093-post-tornado-peril-victims-could-face-deadly-fungal-infections?lite Doctors treating victims hurt badly in Monday’s […]