Tag Archives: American Indians

A Poem for the 4th of July

Jimmy Santiago Baca (1952 – ) was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, of Apache and Chicano ancestry. Abandoned by his parents, he ran away at 13 from the orphanage where his grandmother had placed him. Baca was convicted on drug … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: GHOSTWRITER

by Nona Blyth Cloud I hope Sherman Alexie (1966 —  ) will forgive me for the title. I chose it to make a point: far too many people in the U.S. do think of Indians as ghosts from the past. Alexie has said … Continue reading

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Is It Time to Change the Washington Redskins Mascot?

By Elaine Magliaro NOTE: I originally posted the following article at Res Ipsa Loquitor on February 9, 2014. Here is one ad that never aired during this year’s Super Bowl: The Proud to Be video was made by Change the … Continue reading

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