You won’t find this map in your U.S. history textbook.
this article is so offensive, the map is trash and is missing hundreds of tribes and has glaring errors & problems with it. also as a Colorado Cheyenne i don’t appreciate Colorado being described solely as Arapaho territory, nor do i take the exclusion of Cheyennes from the description of the Sand Creek massacre lightly. also, most Arapaho do NOT live in Colorado, seeing as they (along with Cheyennes) were forcibly removed due to things like Sand Creek! most Arapaho are in Oklahoma & Wyoming, split into North & South, again, due to things like Sand Creek. and just as a final caveat, look what they DO say about Cheyennes, “Merged with the Sutai people in the early 19th century, and today are collectively recognized as the Southern and Northern Cheyenne. Intermarriage with other groups has blurred definitive population count, but estimates put total “Cheyenne” numbers at over 20,000.” Nvm that our narrative about how the Tsitsistas & Sutai came together is totally different! Nvm that we weren’t split into North & South until colonial genocide happened (like the Arapaho)! And guess what? We apparently only live in Wyoming! *and* to cap it off, you’re gonna use a decontextualized famous 19th century image of unnamed Cheyenne warriors to stand for all Native people!
stop making these stupid things i’m hella pissed about this
“Don’t fool yourself. English isn’t inherently superior, or easier to learn, or more sonically pleasing. Its international usage comes from forceful assimilation and legacy of colonialistic injection. It isn’t a deed that one should take pride in.”—my uncle left this comment on his friend’s Facebook status, a white British man who was bragging about how easy it is to be a native English speaker when trekking to different nations. (via maarnayeri)
““I wouldn’t give up. No matter that they sentenced me to three life terms in prison. I wouldn’t give up. Just because a jury of 12 misinformed people… found me guilty. And because I was not guilty I refused to act like a guilty person.” - Rubin “Hurricane” Carter”