The Multifarious Writings of I. Agnimitra

storyteller and dreamer of dreams

The bare bones story of the Modoc War, also known as the Lava Beds War, is one of institutionalized genocide and land theft in the name of Manifest Destiny. The fleshed-out version reveals the complexities of human nature while demonstrating what little has changed regarding relations between Indigenous peoples and the U.S. Government.  Robert McNally’s …

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Below are several reviews I wrote for News from Native California last year, condensed for roundup purposes: Through interviews and effective use of historical maps and artwork, the hour-long documentary demonstrates how obscure fifteenth century Vatican documents created a worldwide code of institutionalized domination that continues to haunt Indigenous people. Both approachable and academic, Doctrine‘s …

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