May 19, 2016
Return of remains is long overdue The removal of American Indian children from their families beginning in 1879 is a dark and truly evil chapter in our history ("On Indians' land, Army hears plea for remains," May 11). As I read about relatives of the chidren asking for their remains to be returned to their homes, I became heartbroken and outraged. These children lost everything - their families, their culture, their religion, their rightful heritage, and finally their lives at the hands of the ignorant and brutal white authorities at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania.
December 18, 2015
Evelyn S. Lieberman, 71, a public-relations specialist in Washington who as deputy chief of staff under President Bill Clinton helped arrange a job transfer for Monica S. Lewinsky after becoming uneasy about the junior staffer's frequent presence around the Oval Office, died Dec. 12 in Washington. The cause was pancreatic cancer, said a friend, Julie Mason. Ms. Lieberman was known in the capital as the consummate public-relations professional, an adviser who assiduously worked to support her powerful bosses, including, at times, defending them from self-inflicted wounds.
June 4, 2015 |
Jim Thorpe's sons asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to overturn a ruling that prevents them from moving the great American Indian athlete's remains from the Pennsylvania town that bears his name to the Oklahoma tribal lands where he was born. In a 128-page filing, William Thorpe and Richard Thorpe, as well as the Sac and Fox Nation of Oklahoma, argued that a Philadelphia-based appeals court last year wrongly interpreted a law designed to protect the remains of American Indians.
January 29, 2015 |
JOYCE SAPP was curious about her family background, and discovered that she had some Apache back there. And she joined with a man who had Cherokee in his family background. A lot of African-Americans discover some American Indian ancestry if they care to dig deeply into it. And Joyce did. Her interest in both American Indian and African-American history became a passion, and she enjoyed reading about it and passing her knowledge on to her children and grandchildren. Joyce D. Sapp, who worked for many years in nursing homes, mostly in the suburbs where she found satisfaction in helping senior citizens, died of cancer on Jan. 21. She was 69 and was living in Atlanta, but had lived most of her life in West Philadelphia.
April 7, 2014
The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released a new report that people won't like for different reasons. At a time when many Americans insist it's time to stop thinking in terms of black and white, or brown or yellow, the Casey report says race still matters. The foundation devised a Race for Results Index, which considered metrics such as the number of babies born at normal weights, eighth graders who scored at or above proficient in math, children in two-parent families, and children in families above 200 percent of the poverty level.
December 5, 2013 |
A federal court in Minnesota has ordered a Montgomery County company that provides check-cashing and other financial services in American Indian casinos to repay $5.62 million plus 10 percent annual interest to a Minnesota tribe. Money Centers of America Inc., of King of Prussia, had a contract under which it received cash advances from Corporate Commission of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians to supply cash to gamblers in two casinos. Money Centers was supposed to repay the advances within a certain number of days, but over three years, starting in 2009, it fell behind.
September 6, 2013 |
A LOT OF EAGLES fans are already preparing for Monday's game against the Redskins. An American Indian tribe is preparing too, but in a much different way. The Oneida Indian Nation said yesterday that it will run spots on Washington-area radio stations before the game, imploring the Redskins to change their nickname. The tribe said it finds the name offensive. The ad begins with a reference to the racial slur used by Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper toward a security guard at a concert this summer.
May 18, 2012 |
We call it corn, the Native Americans call it maize. Whatever you call it, there's a ton of it the screenplay of Crooked Arrows . It's billed as the first movie about lacrosse, the country's fastest-growing sport and also the continent's oldest, played by the six nations of the Iroquois confederacy going back a thousand years or more - a heritage reflected in the underdog scenario that drives Crooked Arrows. Former Superman Brandon Routh (part Kickapoo, who knew?
November 24, 2011 |
Historians are not certain whether the holiday meal we eat today can be traced back to a harvest feast Pilgrims and Indians shared in 1621, let alone whether turkey was involved. "I find it doubtful," says Drew Isenberg, a Temple historian who specializes in American Indian history. "I wouldn't be surprised if it was an imagined-memory exercise. " Is it possible that the settlers and the natives actually sat down together at Plimoth Plantation? "Yeah," replies Susan Klepp, a professor of colonial history at Temple.