A photograph of a young slave boy.
American History

Slavery: The Changing Nature of Labor

August 25, 2021

In the years to come, people would debate whether the Constitutional Convention had managed to encourage or discourage slavery, and whether its Constitution was a pro-slavery or an anti-slavery document. […]

An image of two Native women holding and playing their sacred drums.
American History

The Peyote Way: A Renewed Sense of Belongingness

August 24, 2021

Just like the Ghost Dance, the Peyote Way gave the indigenous people a sense of belonging in an increasingly hostile and shrinking world. It defined what being an ‘Indian’ meant to them. […]

A Native American dancing.
American History

The Spirit of the Ghost Dance

August 24, 2021

Wovoka was given knowledge of a dance—one that, if performed properly and coupled with righteous living, promised to cleanse the earth of whites and restore it to Native people. […]

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