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  • The myth of the wooden Indian

    An Indian writer wonders how the stereotype of stoic Indians ever got started, given the natural humor and wit of Indian peoples of all tribes.

  • Salt Woman confronts a coal mine

    In New Mexico, the Zuni Pueblo fights a coal strip-mine planned for Zuni Salt Lake, a site sacred to the tribe.

  • Finding the words

    Across the West, Native Americans are working to revive vanishing tribal languages, using their elders and language-immersion schools to try to gain fluent speakers.

  • Sherman Alexie in his own words

    Writer Sherman Alexie talks about Hollywood, tokenism and being an Indian.

  • Tribal religion trumps eagle protection

    A recent court ruling on the ceremonial killing of eagles by American Indians collides with the Endangered Species Act, possibly sending the issue to the Supreme Court

  • She builds new words in an ancient tongue

    Reba Teran is painstakingly building an audio dictionary of spoken Shoshone, hoping to save both her language and her culture

  • Run before dawn and other advice from a Native American elder

    Logan Hebner talks with a Paiute elder in Utah who advises, among other things: "Run before dawn."

  • Radio: Spice for the ears

    Hearing Voices, a collective of independent radio producers, is working to add spice to public broadcasting

  • A brief, interpretive look at the Indian Wars

    Michael Blake’s new nonfiction book, Indian Yell, fails to live up to its ambitious subtitle, “The Heart of an American Insurgency,” with its quick tour of 12 battles between the U.S. Cavalry and American Indians.

  • Preserving native language is more than just words

    The writer explains why the Yavapai tribes try so hard to keep their 10,000-year-old language alive

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