History

How Andy Warhol painted the West
How Andy Warhol painted the West
The artist challenged ideas of masculinity but fell short of addressing racism.
What the cowboy hat says about ‘Americanism’
What the cowboy hat says about ‘Americanism’
A problematic symbol of the West gets a reboot.
Where does ‘the West’ begin?
Where does ‘the West’ begin?
When it comes to the myths and images of the West, Fort Worth, Texas, has created a cottage industry.
NEPA transformed federal land management — and has fallen short
NEPA transformed federal land management — and has fallen short
A look back at the ground-breaking legislation on its 50th anniversary.
California’s Dream has turned into water nightmares
California’s Dream has turned into water nightmares
A new book looks at the Golden State’s history to understand its current water crisis.
Economic giants drive income inequality in a second Gilded Age
Economic giants drive income inequality in a second Gilded Age
Can we look to history for reform ideas in the age of big tech robber barons?
A Western author wades into murky political waters
A Western author wades into murky political waters
The blind spots, omissions and caricatures of ‘Deep River’ fail to contend with the historical realities of the Northwest or the current political climate.
Joy Harjo’s singing trees and trickster saxophones
Joy Harjo’s singing trees and trickster saxophones
The U.S. poet laureate’s new collection of poems incorporates history and breaks time.
George Takei recounts internment’s long shadow
George Takei recounts internment’s long shadow
The actor and activist remembers his childhood detainment by the U.S. government during World War II in a new graphic novel.
What are wild burros doing to Death Valley?
What are wild burros doing to Death Valley?
New research suggests that the introduced wild donkeys may benefit native species, but the National Park Service wants to remove them.
One man’s mission to save a historic ship built a digital community
One man’s mission to save a historic ship built a digital community
If you (re)build it, they will come.
Since the 1870s, the West has led the way for women in politics
Since the 1870s, the West has led the way for women in politics
Though racist policies persist, the West has a distinctive heritage of expanding voting rights for women.
Frontier myths crash into Trump’s border wall
Frontier myths crash into Trump’s border wall
A new book dives into the injustices of Manifest Destiny in the American West and its relationship to the 2016 election.
Far-right extremists appropriate Indigenous struggles for violent ends
Far-right extremists appropriate Indigenous struggles for violent ends
From Nazi Germany to Norway and El Paso, white nationalists use Indigenous imagery to justify racist violence.
When public lands become tribal lands again
When public lands become tribal lands again
A story of fire, stolen lands, and how hard it is to get the U.S. to follow its own laws.
Renegotiating the Columbia River Treaty, six decades later
Renegotiating the Columbia River Treaty, six decades later
How will bolstered support for tribal sovereignty and the environment change the U.S.-Canada agreement?
California governor apologizes to tribal nations for past atrocities
California governor apologizes to tribal nations for past atrocities
‘It’s called genocide. There’s no other way to describe it.’
Lawmakers can address the MMIW crisis. Will they?
Lawmakers can address the MMIW crisis. Will they?
Canada is taking major steps to stop the murder of Indigenous women and girls. The U.S. needs to do the same.
Montana’s vigilante obsession obscures the truth
Montana’s vigilante obsession obscures the truth
It’s time to face the facts about the hangmen who helped ‘settle’ Montana.
America forgot the Chinese workers who built the railroad
America forgot the Chinese workers who built the railroad
Historian Gordon Chang’s new book attempts to correct that erasure.
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