Land-grab universities

Nearly 11 million acres of Indigenous land. Over 160 violence-backed treaties and land seizures. Approximately 250 tribes, bands and communities. Fifty-two universities. Discover the bloody history behind land-grant universities.

Land-grant universities should acknowledge their debt to Indigenous people
Land-grant universities should acknowledge their debt to Indigenous people
Many of the nation’s universities were created with stolen wealth.
Explore the land-grab universities data
Explore the land-grab universities data
Reconstruct the ties between Indigenous dispossession and the funding of land-grant universities.
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Land-grab universities
Land-grab universities
Expropriated Indigenous land is the foundation of the land-grant university system.
Lost and found: The story of land-grant universities
Lost and found: The story of land-grant universities
Mythology is powerful, but so is journalism.
Further reading on HCN’s land-grants university investigation
Further reading on HCN’s land-grants university investigation
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How we investigated the land-grant university system
How we investigated the land-grant university system
A methodology of our two-year inquiry into the origin of wealth that undergirds the nation’s system of higher education.
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