Native American history

  • Ask Who Paid for America’s Universities

    by Tristan Ahtone and Robert Lee

    The Morrill Act created endowment funds from land that the U.S. Government took from Native Americans with little or no compensation. Addressing the problems of public universities must not exclude addressing the problems of Native communities.

  • Land-Grab Universities

    by Robert Lee and Tristan Ahtone

    Expropriated Indigenous land is the foundation of the land-grant university system.

  • Native people did not use fire to shape New England’s landscape

    by Wyatt Oswald, David R. Foster, and Elizabeth Chilton

    Our new research, published in the journal Nature Sustainability, tests this human-centric view of the past using interdisciplinary, retrospective science. The data we collected suggest, in New England, this assumption is erroneous.