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Native American History & Culture

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Book Talk:  Indigenous Santa Cruz

Martin Rizzo-Martinez discusses his book, We are not Animals, which addresses the history of Indigenous people of the Santa Cruz region in the 19th century, a time of great violence and change. Drawing on oral histories, mission records, and the work of anthropologists, archaeologists, ecologists, and psychologists, the book traces tribal, familial, and kinship networks to reveal stories of individuals and families, and show how ethnic and tribal differences and politics shaped strategies of resistance and survival within the diverse population taken to Mission Santa Cruz.

Native American History & Culture

Native American Heritage Month


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  • Native American Rights An overview of Native American Rights including timelines, articles, and pro/con articles.
  • Native American Sovereignty An overview of Native American Sovereignty including timelines, npro/con articles, and maps/graphs.

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