Archive for June, 2013

Alabama high school graduate Chelsey Ramer was fined $1,ooo and denied her diploma and transcripts after wearing an eagle feather attached to her mortarboard as a symbol of her Native American heritage. Katie McDonough for Salon.

Amy E. Den Ouden and Jean M. O’Brien (eds), Recognition, Sovereignty Struggles, and Indigenous Rights in the United States: A Sourcebook (Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 2013). This engaging collection surveys and clarifies the complex issue of federal and state recognition for Native American tribal nations in the United States. Den Ouden and O’Brien gather focused […]

Sally Cummings and Raymond Hinnebusch, ‘Empire and After: Toward a Framework for Comparing Empires and Their Consequences in the Post-Imperial Middle East and Central Asia’, Journal of Historical Sociology (early edition, 29 MAY 2013). This article compares and contrasts the variations in paths from empire to sovereignty in the Middle East and Central Asia. We […]

An amendment and announcement by Patrick Wolfe: Settler Colonialism and Native Alternatives in Global Context is a collection of essays that will make up special editions, guest-edited by myself, of two international journals. Part 1, ‘The Settler Complex’, is due to appear this week as volume 37, no. 2 of the American Indian Culture and Research Journal. […]