October 16, 2016
It never occurred to me that colonialism also had a role to play. That isn’t too surprising, I guess. A sickness has to be named before it can be diagnosed.
September 11, 2016
The problem with family legends -- like history -- is that the facts often get in the way of a neat, clean, and simple story.
August 7, 2016
My foolish acceptance of Morton’s false history, however, is not even the most troubling aspect of this short history of my search for my family’s history.
June 30, 2016
Here’s the strange thing. My grandmother was an Indian, she presented herself to my class as an Indian, but it never occurred to me that I was an Indian too.
April 24, 2016
It is only the Western colonial obsession with the “racial” purity of blood that cuts off my ties -- our ties -- to a shared history we should all call our own.
April 11, 2016
Knight of Cups is at its best, I think, when it focuses instead on crafting a vision of what a life might be like unencumbered by the human all-too-human parts of our brain that insists on turning everything into a story.