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The Two-Spirits of Montana
a month ago
In Montana’s pre-Columbian history, there was a tradition of young boys and girls realizing that they were two-spirit and entering a new style of life which they felt better represented them. The two-...
The Tragedy of the Ainu
3 months ago
The Japanese, through the Matsumae family, traded heavily with the indigenous Ainu people of Hokkaido, the island just north of mainland Japan, during the unification period, a very lucrative time for...
The Horrors of Scientific Racism
6 months ago
From the White Man’s Burden to the “culture wars,” justifications of prejudice have been used for as long as people have been prejudiced—in other words, forever. Racism is one of the most horrifying p...
The United Empire of America
6 months ago
The United States likes to think of itself as an alternative to the empires of old, but in the Philippine-American War, America proved itself to just be a new version of that same imperial structure. ...
The War of 1812
6 months ago
The War of 1812, one of many “forgotten wars”, is often ignored despite the part it played in forming the identities of the nations of North America. The United States, which, along with Canada, proba...