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Book Reviews June 2017 Media and Reviews

Reading Blackhawk At Night and the Promise of the New Borderlands History: A Review Essay of Violence over the Land and The Comanche Empire

In revisiting approaches to Native American agency, suffering, aggression and violence, Ned Blackhawk’s Violence over the Land: Indians and Empires in the Early American West and Pekka Hämäläinen’s The Comanche Empire have provided readers and historians with new critical windows into the long Amerindian past, one inflected by a succession of transformative encounters with outsiders.

January 2017 Spotlight On: Race

Occupation as Resistance: The Dakota Access Pipeline and American Indian Activism

When the water protectors (or, if you support the Dakota Access Pipeline, protesters, rioters, and troublemakers) formed the Sacred Stone Camp in April, they faced an insurmountable challenge: a semi-built, big corporation and bank backed, stakeholder supported “black snake” (or, if you support Dakota Access, pipeline) that was slowly creeping underneath their land and near their water source.