February 2009

Commemorating the Apache Experience: in Photos

February 27, 2009

Photography by JD To read about the Geronimo Commemoration, see AJA’s report here. For background on the event read Repressed National Memories and Old San Carlos and a Blessing. SUBSCRIBE to the sad red earth.


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Commemorating the Apache Experience

February 21, 2009

They came from the Jicarilla Apache Tribe. They came from the Tonto Apache. The White Mountain Apache were there, and the Yavapai-Apache, and the Camp Verde Apache. They came from the San Carlos Apache Tribe. Under a grey, marbled dome of sky and the cross-hatched rays of light that sometimes broke through them, amid a [...]


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We Shall Remain

February 19, 2009

If you haven’t yet heard about it, a remarkable five-part series will air on PBS’s The American Experience beginning in April. Entitled We Shall Remain, the co-production by Native Public Media (an Unusual Suspect, blog right) and WBGH of Boston offers a new perspective on American history – a Native perspective, from the Mayflower through [...]


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Picture of the Day

February 18, 2009

JD


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Blink, part II

February 15, 2009

In Far Rockaway Shortly before my tenth birthday, we moved from Bell Park Manor-Terrace and that childhood bedroom to an apartment building on Beach Channel Drive in Far Rockaway, also in Queens. Far Rockaway was a tougher and more heterogeneous neighborhood than the predominately white and Jewish Queens Village, and I was confronted with some [...]


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Picture of the Day

February 15, 2009

JD


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Picture of the Day

February 14, 2009

JD


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The Individual Money Trust Fund Litigation: Cobell v. Salazar

February 13, 2009

Today’s statement from Elouise Cobell, via the IndianTrust mailing list: BROWNING, Mont., Feb. 13 — Elousie Cobell, the lead plaintiff in the 13-year-old class action lawsuit over the federal government’s mismanagement of Individual Indian Trust accounts, said today she was pleased that Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has stated the Obama administration will try to settle [...]


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Indian Country Today

February 13, 2009

If you haven’t yet noticed the widget (that’s what those boxes on the left and right margins are called) over on the left – the one that provides an RSS feed of headlines from Indian Country Today, probably the premier paper providing comprehensive news of, well – Indian country – today – check it out. [...]


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Picture of the Day

February 13, 2009

JD


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The Geronimo Project

February 11, 2009

On December 30, 2008 a blessing ceremony was held on the site of “Old” San Carlos, location of the San Carlos Apache Reservation’s original settlement, at the confluence of the Gila and San Carlos Rivers. The purpose of the ceremony was to spiritually prepare the land for the erection of a memorial comemmorating the one [...]


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Surprising Winter Snow, San Carlos Apache Reservation

February 11, 2009

JD


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The Apache Chronicles

February 10, 2009

Douglas Miles Exhibit at the Dada Contemporary; February 7, 2009: Tucson, Arizona All photos by Julia Dean


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Peridot Morning

February 9, 2009

Early morning; Peridot, San Carlos Apache Reservation, Arizona JD


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This Never Happened to Wyatt Earp

February 9, 2009

The Arizona highway constabulary fails to recognzie the urgency with which Jay just has to get to his assignment (or to notice the camera in Julia’s lap). AJA


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More on Kellogg’s and its “Image”

February 7, 2009

Andrew Sullivan offers more regarding the dumping of Phelps and the truth about Kellogg’s. Munchies anyone? And a war on onanism. AJA


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Culture Clash

February 6, 2009

So Herman Rosenblat’s falsified Holocaust memoir, Angel at the Fence will now be published not as non-fiction, but as fiction – based upon a screenplay – adapted from the fraudulent true story – because people need stories – and need to believe the stories are true – or could be – since if someone could [...]


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What Lurks Beneath II

February 6, 2009

Caught Dennis Hopper cajoling his fellow post-rebellion boomers (actually he aint; he’s 71) to buy Ameriprise retirement services? It isn’t that Hopper has “sold out.” He did that years ago, and the very notion of “selling out” is itself the puerile notion of just the kind of foolish people who might be influenced by Hopper’s [...]


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What Lurks Beneath

February 6, 2009

The whole Michael Phelps pot and bong tabloid-morality bonanza offers up only the latest iteration of a tiresome cultural phenomenon that deserves a speedy death. That it contains a surprising component of envious leveling of the high and mighty – so much accomplishment, so much fame, so much fortune, so fast – enacted against someone [...]


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Blink

February 4, 2009

In My Bedroom One of my early childhood memories – I might have been four or six or eight, I don’t know, but certainly no older than eight; I think younger – is of lying in bed, alone in the dark, thinking about death. (I was a scream at the birthday parties.) I say alone [...]


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The Indian Boarding Schools

February 2, 2009

Most Americans, though they may recognize – when they pause to give it a moment’s thought – that Europeans conquered the people native to this continent as part of the process of establishing the United States and other nations, and they might grudgingly concede, in their need to retain a fierce pride in their national [...]


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