On Halloween of 1998, we moved from Missouri to Norris, SD in the heart of the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation. I thought it would be “way cool” because my only “real” experience with Indians was through Kevin Costner in my favorite movie Dances With Wolves. As it turned out,Continue Reading

  According to the Free Thought Project, Heavily-militarized police decked in riot gear and armed to the teeth, arrived by MRAP and other military-grade vehicles to a Dakota Access Pipeline construction site — not to crack down on a violent and destructive riot — but to break up … aContinue Reading

Note:  This is the third part of a multi-part series about Seven Realities in the West that the Federal Government and the Mainstream Media don’t seem to want to acknowledge or talk about.  When the series is complete, we will combine it all in one piece.  This piece deals withContinue Reading

When I was in college, I was politically alert and studied history.  What my friends and I noticed, among many other things, is how history books depict things.  When it was a case where a lot of Indians were slaughtered, it was always referred to as a Campaign or Battle. Continue Reading

  THE BEARS EARS, San Juan County — Several top federal officials from Washington quietly attended a so-called “Gathering of the Tribes” put on last weekend by environmental groups and a very small, select group of Native Americans in southeastern Utah, their presence made known only to a chosen fewContinue Reading

When I was in college, I was politically alert and studied history.  What my friends and I noticed, among many other things, is how history books depict things.  When it was a case where a lot of Indians were slaughtered, it was always referred to as a Campaign or Battle. Continue Reading

Last week the Millard County Chronicle-Progress published a nice story from the Beehive Archive about the Colorado Ute leader, Chipeta, wife of Chief Ouray.  It certainly fits in with the recent stories we have been posting about Native Americans in our own area.  The names Ouray and Chipeta may notContinue Reading

I’ve had everything from hate mail to terroristic threats lately, but things are finally starting to simmer down a little.  Someone naively suggested that I ought to report the threats to law enforcement.  What good would that do, I responded, when that is where most of it is coming from? ButContinue Reading

So, where did this distrust of the Federal Government in the West, come from? Is there any real truth to it. Could the seeds of that distrust have been sown years ago when settlers in the American west saw how the federal government treated the native American Indians, and andContinue Reading