Tag: Navaho

The Mashpee Wampanoag and the broader question of a genuine home rule for Native Americans

On Wednesday May 15th 2019 the US House of Representatives passed a bill aimed at preserving the federal trust status of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe’s land in Massachusetts. The legislation would reaffirm the Massachusetts tribe’s sovereignty over 321 acres of land held in trust…

Awakening of the Genizaros: Slaves, Servants, Invisible People

Slaves were a highly sought after commodity in the new Spanish colony of New Mexico. The first slaves that tilled the farms of the Spanish farmers were Puebloans, Apaches, Navahos, Pawnees, Kiowas and Comanches. It is estimated that at the time of the Great…

Secrecy, Culture, History: The Pueblos Way to Survival

In New Mexico is a rich culture that blends together Anglo, Hispanic and Native American elements in a fascinating way. The area is rich in history where dramatic and often times tragic historic events, shape the modern day reality. Among the earliest accounts are…

Walk in Beauty in Dinétah, the Navaho IR

Dinétah (Navaho Indian Reservation), Arizona, USA. 23.-24. May, 2017. When entering the Navaho Indian Reservation (Dinétah in the Navaho (Diné bizaad) language) at the picturesque Marble Canyon in Arizona, one meets sale booths with a great variety of locally made hands and crafts, ranging…

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