Yellowstone Bison Release Launches Criminal Investigation

A group of Yellowstone National Park bison are in a holding pen in March 2016. Park officials are now looking for 52 bison that made a run for it after someone cut a hole in their holding pen. Matthew Brown/AP On a windy and unseasonably warm winter day in Yellowstone National Park in Montana, spokeswoman […]

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The Fight Against Language Loss: Lakota Language Weekend in Sioux Falls

Before colonization, the indigenous peoples of North America spoke nearly 500 different languages. Today, there are only 20 languages with enough speakers for a revitalization effort. Lakota is one of them. The Lakota Language Consortium hosted a Lakota Language Weekend in South Dakota’s largest city last weekend.   Ben Black Bear (standing, far right) uses […]

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After 500 years scientists now say they have probably discovered what killed the Aztecs

In 1545 disaster struck Mexico’s Aztec nation when people started coming down with high fevers, headaches and bleeding from the eyes, mouth and nose. Death generally followed in three or four days. Within five years as many as 15 million people – an estimated 80% of the population – were wiped out in an epidemic […]

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5 Things to Know About Blacks and Native Americans?

As images of happy pilgrims and “Indians” play out on TV, take the time to learn a few facts about how we are connected to the original inhabitants of this land. While Thanksgiving has largely transitioned from a day marking a fictionalized relationship between European settlers (they’d be considered “terrorists” by today’s standards) and the […]

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Sad Pit Bull Is Finally Adopted, Now He Can’t Stop Hugging His New Mom

When Kayla Filoon, a student who volunteers as a dog walker at an animal shelter in Philadelphia, saw Russ the pit bull for the first time, she knew there was a special connection between them. “He came in as a stray, and he was really beat up,” Filoon told The Dodo. “He was missing fur on his […]

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