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  • 'Spiritual hucksterism' attacked in Boulder

    Naropa University in Boulder, Colo., is being sued by a former student who says that Eagle Cruz, co-founder of the school's Native American Studies program, falsely claimed to be a Lakota spiritual leader.

  • 'There's a notion that Indians practicing their religions are less than religious'

    In her own words, Lakota Sioux spiritual and cultural leader Charlotte Black Elk discusses the clash between Native and white spirituality at places like Devils Tower.

  • A 700th generation fisherman

    Umatilla Indian Donald Sampson, director of the Columbia River Intertribal Fisheries Commission, defends Indian rights to fish for salmon.

  • 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.

  • A Christmas tradition pueblo-style

    The writer treasures a lifetime of Christmas visits with silversmith Vidal Aragon and his family at Santo Domingo Pueblo in New Mexico.

  • Alvin Josephy: A gentle, graceful advocate for sovereignty

    Writer and historian Alvin Josephy is remembered as a good friend to Indian people, especially the Nez Perce Tribe

  • Anasazi: What's in a name?

    The name "Anasazi" has fallen out of favor, but none of the other names now used for this vanished civilization are satisfactory, either

  • Birds for a feather

    The Pueblo of Zuni has built a state-of-the-art aviary for disabled and domesticated golden eagles, which will provide the feathers the tribe needs for cultural and religious purposes.

  • Buffalo Calf Road Woman

    In Buffalo Calf Road Woman, Rosemary and Joseph Agonito give a fictionalized account of the only woman warrior to fight at the Battle of the Little Bighorn

  • Burial at Pine Ridge

    The remains of 42 Oglala Indians, stored for years at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., are at last returned and buried on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

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