The social history of Native Americans
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Passamaquoddy Girl
By Mary Ellen Socobasin, Passamaquoddy, 6 April 1995. A poem. A proud Indian girl grows up on the reservation; Takes a walk to the white community; She knew nothing of them. She was greeted with laughter; She was treated unfairly. She says I am not one of them. I will not condemn all of them. For I am Passamaquoddy. A proud Indian woman.
The Marshall Trilogy
A dialog on the Ind-Net list, November 1995. The Marshall Triology or foundation cases of Federal Indian Law as being a source of the Euroamerican political, cultural, and biological definitions of Native American ethnicity.
Five Arrows
14 March 1998. A story passed down concerning a drinking bout. Times when we behaved like desperados wondering if there were any goddamn men left in the world whose bodies were all passionate, crying, ecstatic heart, instead of those rinky-dink, urban landscape, watered-down Perrier men who talk through their assholes, as mountain people put it, men not courageous enough to love up close but cowardly enough to kill from a distance. Alcoholism and suicide.
Native American Roots, Once Hidden, Now Embraced
By Carol Morello, Washington Post, 7 April 2001. A nationwide trend that demographers have seen accelerating over the past three decades: Increasing numbers of people are identifying themselves as American Indians. The 2000 Census, which for the first time allowed people to mark more than one race. The erosion of the stigma once borne by Native Americans. Who has the right to claim, I am an American Indian?