18th-century map offers new insight into colonial life in New York

  ITHACA, N.Y. – A newly acquired 18th-century map of what is now New York state, showing Seneca and Cayuga villages and native footpaths in addition to natural features, offers insights into colonial life. The manuscript, drawn by prominent Albany-based mapmaker and surveyor John Rutse Bleecker, is now part of the American history and culture […]

North Dakota pipeline is new sign of rights violation

Thousands of Native American have gathered for weeks to protest a pipeline project at the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota. They say the project would compromise their water, and destroy an ancient burial site. Eric Cheyfitz, professor of American Studies in Cornell University’s American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program, says that while there […]