Topic: Land Rights

Aboriginal Warrior Activist of Nahaganset Heritage

  Neesu Wushuwunoag “Two Hawks” Aka Raymond L. Watson of Nahaganset heritage. Neesu Wushuwunoag is the great grandson of Chief George Watson of the Narragansett Indian Tribe (1981), 4th Great Grandsons of Chief Brister Michael of the Nahaganset Indian Tribe (1881) and also of direct lineage from the precolonial Chief Canonicus of the 1600s. He has roots […]

Penny Gamble-Williams, Spiritual Leader, Artist, Activist

Penny Gamble-Williams of Wampanoag and African heritage is an activist involved in Native land, freedom of religion and sacred site issues, Indigenous and environmental rights. She is a member of The Chappaquiddick Tribe of the Wampanoag Nation and was instrumental in re-constituting the Chappaquiddick people, monitoring repatriation issues with respect to the Chappaquiddick, reviving the […]

The Dawes General Allotment Act, February 8, 1887

On February 8, 1887 the Dawes General Allotment Act was enacted by the U.S. Congress regarding the distribution of land to American Indians in Indian Territory (later Oklahoma). The Act was amended in 1891 and again in 1906 by the Burke Act. The act remained in effect until 1934. The act provided for the division […]

The Black Hills Are Not For Sale. Honor the Treaties!

Based on materials from A Black Hills Report by Amy Corbin. The Black Hills stretch across western South Dakota, northeast Wyoming and southeast Montana and constitute a sacred landscape for the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne and Omaha. To the Lakota, they are Paha Sapa, “the heart of everything that is.” The Black Hills were the casualty of […]
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