11th Oct 2022

Smallpox Blankets

On June 16th, 1763 Captain Simeon Ecuyer wrote to his superior Col. Bouquet informing him that the Lenni Lenape, Shawano, and Mingwe Tribes were laying siege to Fort Pitt during a smallpox outbreak. T …

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12th Apr 2021

Hangover Soup

Hangover Soup Ever woke up just plum hungover? Just ever sick?One Sunday morning, about a month ago, I woke up and my cousin was plum hungover from a crazy night: headache, vomiting, the works. We …

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3rd Nov 2020


Nepotism While the rest of the nation (and let’s be honest, the world) is focused on the upcoming U.S. presidential election, many tribal communities are gearing up for a different election. One th …

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21st Oct 2020

Taking a Native American Studies class

Taking a Native American Studies class When I took my first Native American Studies class during my freshman year of college, the lecture was filled with mostly white kids. I sat next to my white r …

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30th Mar 2020

Indin' Lovin

Indin' Lovin Valentine’s day was last month so it’s probably a good time to talk about Indin’ Lovin’. According to Pipestone, Indin’ Lovin’ is when you unknowingly date your cousin. While this is o …

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10th Jul 2019


With it being the Fourth of July, I can’t help but think about how different the culture is around fireworks on reservations when compared to the “whiter” parts of the country. Many cities, like Boze …

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