Blackfeet reservation

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In Browning, triumphs and troubles for Indian education


BROWNING—When June Bullshoe Tatsey’s father told other members of the Blackfeet tribe that he wanted his four daughters to become teachers, they laughed. It was the 1930s, during the Great Depression, and American Indians faced discrimination applying for the few available jobs. Public school teachers in the Blackfeet Indian Reservation’s main town of Browning were white. Native people simply did not become teachers. (more…) Continue Reading →

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In memoriam: Misty Upham


News item: A body believed to be that of missing actress Misty Upham has been found in the Seattle area, police said on Thursday. I first interviewed Misty Upham a few months ago, and it ended eerily. Out of the more than 1,000 interviews I’ve conducted, our three conversations, each lasting about an hour, were uniquely unshakeable. (more…) Continue Reading →

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