Gambell’s Children: The Struggle for Survival of Alaska’s Indigenous Culture

Sam Oozevaseuk Schimmel, 18, has grown up in both Alaska and Washington state. He is an advocate for Native Alaskan youth. / Photo by Kiliii Yuyan, NPR More than 50 years after the federal government forced hundreds of Native Alaskans into boarding schools, their descendants are haunted by — and trying to overcome — residual trauma.[…]

A Trail of 4,000 Tears

Cherokee Heritage Museum / Photo by Wesley Fryer, Wikimedia Commons How many Native Americans died on the Trail of Tears? By Dr. Ellen Holmes Pearson Professor of History University of North Carolina, Asheville The “Trail of Tears” refers specifically to Cherokee removal in the first half of the 19th century, when about 16,000 Cherokees were forcibly[…]

An Introduction to Chaco Canyon

Fajada Butte, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. Chacoan petroglyphs can be found at the base of the cliffs (photo: Adam Meek, CC BY 2.0) New Mexico is known as the “land of enchantment.” By Dr. Lauren Kilroy-Ewbank / 04.12.2018 Assistant Professor of Art History Pepperdine University New Mexico is known as the “land of enchantment.” Among its many wonders,[…]

Raiders of the Lost Marks: Uncovering the Prehistoric Rock Art of the Cochno Stone

Ludovic Mann (right) and a colleague studying the site in 1930s. Historic Environment Scotland It’s arguably Europe’s premier Bronze Age art site -– but it has spent the last 50 years hidden underground. By Dr. Kenneth Brophy / 09.14.2016 Senior Lecturer in Archaeology University of Glasgow In the foothills of the Kilpatrick Hills, a short walk from the Faifley housing[…]

Bones of Iron Age Warriors May Reveal Link between Yorkshire’s ‘Spear People’ and Ancient Gauls

One of the spear points found in the 2,500-year-old grave in Pocklington, East Yorkshire. Anna Gowthorpe/PA What’s in a name? In search of the link between the Parisi people of East Yorkshire and Parisii of northern France. By Dr. Peter Halkon / 03.18.2016 Senior Lecturer in Archaeology University of Hull Around 150 skeletons buried in 75 graves have been discovered in an Iron Age cemetery near the town of Pocklington[…]