'Indian Country' is excited about the first Native American secretary of the interior – and the promise she has for addressing issues of importance to all Americans
If confirmed, US Rep. Deb Haaland of New Mexico would be the first Native American to run the agency that interacts with tribal nations. But her agenda extends far beyond Indian Country.
Feb. 16, 2021 • ~11 min
A new book argues that the US government waged genocidal war against Native Americans from the 1600s to the 1900s.
Jan. 28, 2021 • ~7 min
Archaeologists have long debated the relationship of psychedelics to rock art. New evidence from Pinwheel Cave in California clarifies the connection.
Dec. 9, 2020 • ~5 min
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
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
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
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
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
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
Colorado's National Eagle Repository is the only one of its kind in the world.
Dec. 12, 2019 • ~9 min