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Month: February 2019

A New Chapter

A New Chapter

            Last fall I gave a number of talks on the Onondagas’ experience as students at the Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania.  This weekend, I will participate in a roundtable discussion at the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era in Atlanta where I will share some of my thoughts on the Onondagas’ experiences during the American Revolution. I have been working on a history of the Onondagas for a number of years, and have a ton of reading left to do….

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The Indian Child Welfare Act is Under Attack

The Indian Child Welfare Act is Under Attack

            Texas Attorney-General Ken Paxton published an opinion piece in the Washington Post last week, laying out his arguments against the 1978 Indian Child Welfare Act.  In Brackeen v. Zinke, a federal district court in Texas found the ICWA unconstitutional.  Paxton intervened in the case, and hopes that the Fifth Circuit will uphold the district court’s ruling.The case could eventually arrive at the Supreme Court, where the fortified conservative majority there is likely to find Paxton’s arguments persuasive.  They have…

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