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Indigenous Lands and the Land-Grant University System: A Talks @ Pulitzer

In case you missed the April 21, 2020 talk about the “Land-Grab Universities,” you can watch the recording by clicking here. “Passed in 1862, the Morrill Act gave 11 million acres of public land to states to sell off to…

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Talks @ Pulitzer Webinar: Indigenous Lands and the Land-Grant University System, April 21, 2020

Passed in 1862, the Morrill Act gave 11 million acres of public land to states to sell off to endow fledgling land-grant colleges. A grant only in name, the Morrill Act was a wealth transfer from tribal nations to American…

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Land-grab universities: expropriated Indigenous land is the foundation of the land-grant university system

“In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act, which distributed public domain lands to raise funds for fledgling colleges across the nation. . . . The Morrill Act worked by turning land expropriated from tribal nations into seed money…

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Lack of Support for Team Native Mascots by Native Americans

Berkeley News  reported that “[c]ontrary to polls showing that relatively few Native Americans take offense at the Washington Redskins’ name, a new UC Berkeley study has found that at least half of more than 1,000 Native Americans surveyed are offended…

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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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