Lessons from the Indian Internment at Indian Reservations and Boarding Schools

From the 1830’s (Indian Removal Act) to 1900 most of the Tribal Reservations were established in the United States holding a population of over 350,000 people. The people were moved from their original homelands to make way for white American settlement. For most tribes there was no choice but to remove. Most signed treaties selling … More Lessons from the Indian Internment at Indian Reservations and Boarding Schools

A Final Year in Our Traditional Homelands: The Ten Temporary Reservations

Over the past few months, I have been writing articles about the temporary reservations in the Willamette Valley. From March 1855 to January 1856 these reservations existed in the valley and the Kalapuya and Molalla Indians lived within their boundaries. Farmers took contracts to supervise the tribes. American settlers did not want to live next … More A Final Year in Our Traditional Homelands: The Ten Temporary Reservations

Internment | Imprisonment |Reservations

Recently the Internet has exploded with statements from American politicians about how the Syrian immigrants should be treated should the come to the United States. These politicians have proposed refusing their requests for sanctuary in over 30 states of the union. Other politicians are proposing holding the refugees in camps while they are being fully … More Internment | Imprisonment |Reservations