The stories of Native Americans have long been erased in tellings of the history of the United States and in histories of Jackson Hole.
In this episode, we ask: How do we and how should we understand this violent and complicated history? What is true and what is false? And where does the legal relationship between the United States and North American Tribes stand today?
This episode is the first of two, diving into the history of the Shoshone-Bannock people in this area and the creation of the Wind River Reservation and the Fort Hall Reservation. We’ll also explore two important Supreme Court cases with their roots in Wyoming, which have shaped the relationship between treaties, land use, and the hunting rights of tribal communities: Ward v. Race Horse and Herrera v. Wyoming.
How can we move forward in telling a more accurate story of this landscape today?
Recommendations for Learning More:
An Indigenous People’s History of the U.S. by Roxanne Dunbar-Oritz
Whereas by Layli Long Soldier
The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by David Treuer
Dispossessing the Wilderness by Mark David Spence
Black Elk Speaks by John Neihardt
The Modern West, Episode 2: Both/Neither
Indian Country Today
Native News Online
Indigenizing the News
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