Native American leaders, local politicians, former sports stars and other speakers voiced their disdain the nickname they call derogatory and racist.
The tragedy of the Ponca Indians led to Nebraska's last significant land acquisition, when President Harrison issued a proclamation that extended the northern boundary of Nebraska into the Dakota territory.
The poverty and suffering of Guatemalans, and especially indigenous Guatemalans, is rooted in long term U.S. policy in the region.
The group argued that the Redskins should lose their federal trademark protection based on a law that prohibits registered disparaging names.
It is estimated that nearly one third - ten to 30 percent - died in the course of U.S. government's ethnic cleansing.
She was raised in a household dedicated to ending slavery. Her father was a nationally known abolitionist, and the Joslyn home was a station on the Underground Railway. Her life's work became the struggle for the liberation of women.
Many Native American Nations formed partnerships and deep relationships with African slaves. Both groups fought for freedom and the right to exist in peace, away from the colonizing forces.
In March 2010, the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) created a database of information they gathered covering 582 cases of missing and murder native women and girls.
XL backers' arguments that the project is a jobs provider are being disputed. Many, including some labor activists, feel that the pipeline issue does not need to be divisive, and that they share the same underlying interests.
On Nov. 7-10, Russell's family and supporters will host "Mitakuye Oyasin - Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Russell Means," with programs and panels to honor the huge contributions he made to both the Indian and non-Indian world.