Tag Archives: Native Issues

Native American History Month and Hostile Climates

By Hannah Quinque

The peak of progress and democ­ra­cy? Dził Nchaa Si An or Mount Gra­ham (AZ) is an unmov­able reminder that some are more equal than oth­ers. Pic­ture by Jbpar­rish at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mount_graham_in_2020.jpg under CC-BY-SA‑4.0.

This arti­cle has been start­ed and scrapped time and time again. An Amer­i­can stud­ies blog should run Native Amer­i­can sto­ries reg­u­lar­ly and most def­i­nite­ly for Native Amer­i­can Her­itage Month this Novem­ber. But then I, the author, am just anoth­er white Euro­pean try­ing to share some­body else’s sto­ries. So here’s what I decid­ed to do: I’ll use this plat­form as a reminder to lis­ten else­where, all year around.

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ASB 2019 Contest Winner in the Category “Access America”

By Pune Karimi


From left to right: Amer­i­can author Peter Worts­man, Pune Kari­mi, and ASB edi­tor, Dr. Sab­ri­na Völz. Pho­to cred­it: Hen­rike Kattoll

On behalf of the Amer­i­can Stud­ies Blog, we would like to extend our sin­cer­est con­grat­u­la­tions to Pune Kari­mi whose win­ning entry in the 2019 ASB con­test in the cat­e­go­ry “Access Amer­i­ca” can be read below. Although the Amer­i­can Stud­ies Blog does not usu­al­ly print polit­i­cal pieces, we felt that the win­ning blog voic­es a point of view large­ly absent from Amer­i­can pol­i­tics and media, and, there­fore, deserves to be heard. We hope it gives you some food for thought.


Pres­i­den­tial Elec­tions 2020 – Still No Coun­try for Indige­nous People


“Repub­li­can Ele­phant & Demo­c­ra­t­ic Don­key – Icons” by DonkeyHotey

While Repub­li­cans have made it abun­dant­ly clear that they have lit­tle desire to improve the lives of peo­ple of col­or or mar­gin­al­ized groups, Democ­rats have often prid­ed them­selves on fight­ing for the dis­ad­van­taged. Still – hard­ly ever have the rights of Indige­nous peo­ple been a top­ic dur­ing the U.S. pres­i­den­tial elec­tions, and it seems unlike­ly that this is going to change any time soon. At least that’s what it looked like dur­ing the first Demo­c­ra­t­ic debates.

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