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World Fantasy Convention 2015, Part III: Challenging the Canon

Last week I wrote about my interview with Charles de Lint at the World Fantasy Convention in Saratoga Springs. Today, I wrap up my discussion of the conference with some comments on the fantasy canon and the awards ceremony, which have of late been the subject of some controversy. 2,383 more words


1864 – American Indian Wars: Sand Creek massacre

29 November

The Sand Creek massacre was an atrocity in the American Indian Wars that occurred on November 29, 1864, when a 700-man force of Colorado Territory militia attacked and destroyed a peaceful village of Cheyenne and Arapaho in southeastern Colorado Territory, killing and mutilating an estimated 70–163 Native Americans, about two-thirds of whom were women and children. 20 more words


Native American reservation schools: A case study in big government failure

I commend to your attention this excellent article from Politico.com about the long history of failure of the schools for Native American children run by the federal government through the Bureau of Indian Education, a division of the Interior Department. 461 more words


1847 – Whitman massacre

29 November

The Whitman massacre was the murder of Oregon missionaries Marcus Whitman and his wife Narcissa, along with eleven others, on this day in 1847. 215 more words


Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron - When I lived wild and free...

Release Date: 2002
Language: English (also French, Italian and Spanish)
Certification: U
Runtime: 83 min
Directors: Kelly Asbury, Lorna Cook
Production Co: Dreamworks
Main Vocal Cast: 2,590 more words

Time And Culture

The Visit

Driving south the other night, on a lonely, dark highway, my mind filled with memories of a day spent visiting family, I noticed a bright light in the east, emerging from behind a patchy cloud, hanging in the ink-black sky. 302 more words


Most Students Have No Clue What Accurate Native American History Looks Like

I usually read the Huffingpost in the same vein that I used to read National Lampoon or the National Enquirer. Occasionally something really catches my eye. 684 more words