Since 1492 when Columbus first made landfall in what is known as present day Bahamas, colonialism has left an indelible mark on the world, particularly on the indigenous populations of the lands colonized by European powers. After Columbus, settlers made their way to the Northeast coast in the 1600s and Spanish colonists on the west coast in the 1700s. The effects of colonialism on these communities have been far-reaching and continue to resonate through generations. This blog post explores the lasting impact of colonialism on Indigenous people, shedding light on the profound challenges they faced and the resilience they exhibit.
On July 11, 2023, Native Made founder, Angelina Hilton, and Native American Rights Fund (NARF) Deputy Director, Matthew Campbell, sat down to share their mission and passion for Native people and rights, and to learn more about NARF.
Children came from all corners of the country by the thousands. The Carlisle Indian Industrial School opened with one mission and that was to “Kill the Indian. Save the man.” Words by Captain Richard Henry Pratt in a speech he used the now well-known phrase to describe his philosophy of assimilation.