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The genetic prehistory of the North American Arctic

I’ve been waiting for this paper for months! The Willerslev group has just published the results of their study on ancient DNA from Paleo-Eskimos in the North American Arctic. 1,549 more words

Science

Book Spotlight: Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

After experiencing a deep personal sorrow, Salamanca’s Native American mother, Chanhassen, leaves her husband and daughter, for a time, to find herself. She takes a bus tour westward from their Kentucky home out to Idaho. 167 more words

Book Spotlight

Book Spotlight: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

This book rocks so hard. Junior, a modern Native American teen from the Spokane Indian Reservation, is the charming narrator of this terrific fictional diary– … 85 more words

Book Spotlight

United We Stand: 10 Things I Love About My Country #6: Language

Whoo! Suzie and Steve and I are over the halfway mark with this series! Unfortunately the back half is not a set of categories in which I can claim any kind of expertise, so expect a great deal of out-of-ass pulling. 1,809 more words

Celebrating an Archaeology Pioneer at Town Creek Indian Mound

There aren’t many places in North Carolina—or the country, even—where you can see the power of archaeology more than at Town Creek Indian Mound in Montgomery County. 276 more words

History

Redskins Protesters, Do Something Useful

At first face, the persistence of those who want the Redskins to change their name seems admirable.  Neither Daniel Snyder  nor Redskins fans appear to be budging at all.   428 more words

Politics

Somebodies' Somewhere

We were on a short dirt road between nowhere and nowhere else. At least that is what it seemed like to us. We enjoy exploring these back roads, especially when we are far from home and everyday life seems so different. 555 more words

Thoughts About Life