When the most famous of all Native women chose a Christian name, she harked back to a Biblical figure fraught with ironic meaning for the Jamestown settlers and the project of inter-marriage. What were she and her spiritual mentors thinking?
Trade routes, religious processions and social visits bound together the ancient world of Central America, home to vibrant civilizations of millennia past that are now receiving renewed attention from scholars and the people of the region.
Diplomatic missions to Washington, D.C., were hazardous duty for Native delegates. More than one met his end under mysterious circumstances.
Driven by the memory of starving Blackfeet ancestors, Elouise Cobell set out to win restitution for Federal mismanagement of Indian trust accounts. Her campaign lasted years longer than anyone would have thought, but it ultimately won her posthumous success.