Returning the 'three sisters' – corn, beans and squash – to Native American farms nourishes people, land and cultures
For centuries Native Americans intercropped corn, beans and squash because the plants thrived together. A new initiative is measuring health and social benefits from reuniting the "three sisters."
Nov. 20, 2020 • ~9 min
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Cahokian culture spread across eastern North America 1,000 years ago in an early example of diaspora
Five centuries before Columbus arrived, migrants were spreading across North America, carrying their culture with them and mixing with those they encountered in new places.
Oct. 30, 2020 • ~11 min
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A new study examines ancient pipe residue to figure out what people in America were smoking before and after European colonization.
Sept. 29, 2020 • ~6 min
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Many Native American tribes are reporting high COVID-19 infection rates. State and federal agencies are impeding tribes' efforts to handle the pandemic themselves.
June 1, 2020 • ~10 min
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The Gazette asked alumni who are engaged in the battle against the novel coronavirus to share their experiences and how their work has radically changed.
May 12, 2020 • ~17 min
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Tomanowos, aka the Willamette Meteorite, may be the world's most interesting rock. Its story includes catastrophic ice age floods, theft of Native American cultural heritage and plenty of human folly.
April 24, 2020 • ~8 min
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In the 1970s, 25 to 42% of Native American women of childbearing age underwent sterilizations, often without consent or under duress.
Oct. 24, 2019 • ~2 min
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LaNell Williams wants to encourage more women of color to pursue doctorate degrees in fields such as physics. To help make that happen, she founded the Women+ of Color Project, which last week hosted a three-day workshop that invited 20 African American, Latinx, and Native American women interested in pursuing a career in a STEM field to Harvard.
Oct. 7, 2019 • ~8 min
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Who was Pocahontas? Not the "human ad" for the Virginia colony, the chaste savior of John Smith, or the Disney princess, a new book shows.
April 1, 2019 • ~7 min
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