History

Obama’s mixed impact on endangered species
Obama’s mixed impact on endangered species
The administration delisted more species, but ultimately weakened the act itself.
How Obama began to mend broken tribal relations
How Obama began to mend broken tribal relations
Native American leaders say Obama’s legacy is this: He listened.
Reconciling two views of a Hopi massacre
Reconciling two views of a Hopi massacre
Native American and European approaches to history still clash.
Obama’s lasting legacies in the West
Obama’s lasting legacies in the West
Under the 44th president, the West re-examined its relationship to energy and the climate.
Gilded pain in the heart of New Mexico
Gilded pain in the heart of New Mexico
A new collection of short stories offers a portrait of people on the fringes.
Seeking ancient lives in harsh lands
Seeking ancient lives in harsh lands
A review of “The Lost World of the Old Ones,” a voyage through Southwestern archaeology.
How to name a rose
How to name a rose
A recent book provides a road map to finding literature in nature.
Showcasing Alaska’s Inupiat culture through gaming
Showcasing Alaska’s Inupiat culture through gaming
Few Inupiat youth are fluent in their native language, but a new game’s popularity could keep the culture alive.
What’s in a name? An Alaska town finds out.
What’s in a name? An Alaska town finds out.
The city of Barrow sheds its conquest-era name for one from Iñupiaq culture: Utqiaġvik.
In the decision on Standing Rock, ghosts from the past
In the decision on Standing Rock, ghosts from the past
The federal government’s decision on Dakota Access pipeline could signal a shift in U.S.-tribal relations.
The historical lifetime of the beaver
The historical lifetime of the beaver
Explaining our complex relationship with North America’s largest rodent.
Bears Ears: Correcting an off-base argument
Bears Ears: Correcting an off-base argument
In the debate over a national monument, don’t be swayed by myths.
The other land transfer effort
The other land transfer effort
After more than a century, some Western states receive school trust lands.
The misguided archaeological review behind the Dakota Access Pipeline
The misguided archaeological review behind the Dakota Access Pipeline
An archaeology professor explains how official reviews miss key tribal sites.
The captivating magic of a dry, dusty text
The captivating magic of a dry, dusty text
An encyclopedia-style book published in 1933 offers surprising perspective.
Native American literature’s shapeshifter
Native American literature’s shapeshifter
Novelist Stephen Graham Jones on how he transcends stereotypes.
Back to civics class: 10 things to know about Standing Rock
Back to civics class: 10 things to know about Standing Rock
It’s high time for a crash course in federalism and representative democracy.
The promise of Alaska’s wilderness
The promise of Alaska’s wilderness
Two novels offer perspectives on the allure of the last frontier.
Terry Tempest Williams and the refuge of change
Terry Tempest Williams and the refuge of change
One of the West’s most beloved authors revisits Great Salt Lake.
The fight for Bears Ears, on the road
The fight for Bears Ears, on the road
Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk, Ute Mountain Ute member, takes the monument debate to Washington.
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