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Academy Apologizes to Native American Actress for 1973 Oscars Abuse

Native American actress Sacheen Littlefeather has finally received some justice after the Academy formally apologized to her for its 1973 Oscars abuse. Littlefeather was humiliated after she refused the Oscar for best actor on behalf of Marlon Brando, facing a...

Theodoros Griego: The First Greek to Set Foot in America in 1528

The first Greek person to ever set foot in America was a man named Theodoros Griego, and he arrived in the country in 1528.

DNA Shows Native Americans Have Origin in Western Eurasia

New DNA research on the bones of a boy who lived along the shores of Lake Baikal in Siberia shows that one-third of his genome was that of Western Eurasians, prompting scientists to say that Native Americans share much...

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie Courtesy of Cultivation Over Millennia

Although now pumpkins are grown and their products eaten all over the world, they originated in North America; they feature so prominently on our Thanksgiving tables -- usually in the form of pumpkin pie -- that they are worth...

Greek-American Filmmaker Olga Valanos Tells Gripping Story in ‘Generation Red Nation’

Greek-American filmmaker Olga Valanos initially started out directing local television advertisements. Her interest in telling a deep story about American Indian life transitioned her from small-screen projects to a much larger one. "Generation Red Nation," Valanos' documentary about reckless government...