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The real history of the first Thanksgiving

On the 400th anniversary of the first Thanksgiving, for some Native people, it’s a Day of Mourning.  On Radio Times, Historian DAVID SILVERMAN tells the story of contact between the Wampanoag and the Plymouth colonists from the Indian perspective in…

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Neshaminy School District can keep ‘Redskins’ name, but must educate students to prevent stereotypes, state commission says

“The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission on Monday voted that the Neshaminy School District can continue to use the name Redskins for its athletic teams, but must educate students about Native American history to prevent stereotypes. The commission, which met in…

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Princeton is the 2nd N.J. locality, first in Philly region to observe Indigenous Peoples’ Day, October 14, 2019

Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation (Courtesy of Cultural Heritage Partners) WHYY reports that “contrary to some press accounts, local officials say Princeton is not replacing Columbus Day.  Unlike other cities in the region, like Philadelphia, Princeton did not have a parade…

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Reclaiming the bodies of children who died at Carlisle Indian School

Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Jeff Gammage tells Annette John-Hall, co-host of The Why, the history of the Carlisle Indian School, the efforts of tribes to have the remains of children who died at the school returned to them, and the on-going…

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Story of the Lenni Lenape, April 22, 2019

As part of its Speaker Series, on Monday, April 22 at 5 PM, the New Hope Historical Society (45 South Main Street, New Hope, PA) is presenting Cynthia Wilks-Mosely, a representative of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribe and St. John United…

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