Tommy Pico and the Kumeyaay Nation: A Brief Historical and Cultural Context

While reading Homegoing, I found myself repeatedly feeling like something was missing from my understanding of the book. It was difficult to answer questions concerning homophobic  culture in Ghana versus Britain when I didn’t have any initial cultural background about Asante and Fante culture, geography, language, and dynamics. While in class, I watched as weContinue reading “Tommy Pico and the Kumeyaay Nation: A Brief Historical and Cultural Context”

Using Indigenous Voices and Changing the Historical Narrative

By Samrat Pradhan When I think about my school education on Native Americans, they generally followed a very similar narrative. There is first a quick and broad generalization on how indigenous communities lived post-Columbus and then a general timeline of specific trade agreements, treaties, and battles with Western colonizers. This oversimplification is problematic in manyContinue reading “Using Indigenous Voices and Changing the Historical Narrative”