Category Archives: Lewis & Clark

Teaching the complete history of the United States – Lewis & Clark and Manifest Destiny

American Indians and tribal nations have been too long overlooked in the teaching and scholarship of the history of the United States. I have written about the crucial role that indigenous peoples and nations played, for example, in the Lewis and Clark … Continue reading

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Can you really learn American history without studying American Indian involvement?

I have written and stated many times that American Indian tribes and Indigenous Peoples need to write their own histories because the mainstream academy and historians almost totally ignore the participation, involvement, and influence of Indigenous Peoples on world history and United States history. Thus, I … Continue reading

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Lewis & Clark in the U.S. Supreme Court?

The Washington Post reported in November that the United States Supreme Court will have to decide what Lewis & Clark thought about three rivers in Montana to decide an upcoming case. And the newspaper was correct.  Today, Feb, 22, the … Continue reading

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Jefferson peace medal discovered, and ownership disputed

An Associated Press story ran today in papers across the country about the discovery of a Thomas Jefferson peace medal in the American Museum of Natural History’s South American collection. The medal was probably the one given by the Lewis … Continue reading

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Bill would federally recognize Chinook Tribe

Rep. Brian Baird of Washington announced a bill to that would extend federal recognition to the Chinook Nation of Washington. The tribe welcomed Lewis and Clark to the Pacific Northwest 200 years ago and helped the expedition survive the winter … Continue reading

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Miller's November 2008 speaking engagements

I will be speaking Nov. 6, at 3 pm, at a conference at the University of Nebraska Law School in Lincoln Neb. I will also speak at 11:30 am that day to a Native student organization. Nov. 7, I will … Continue reading

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Miller's October 2008 speaking engagements

In October I will be giving talks back east about the Doctrine of Discovery and speaking at a conference at Albany Law School entitled “God and the Land.” Oct. 1 Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH Oct. 2 Albany Law School, Albany, … Continue reading

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