July 1, 1987 |
Bill Miller, a Native American country/western singer was reaching out to shake the hand of Dee Brown, author of "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," when gunshots rang out. Without warning, a U.S. Cavalry troop in full regalia marched into the crowded Western Writers of America autograph party, banging drums, blowing bugles and firing Winchester rifles into the air. "This means war," the long-haired Indian shouted over the ruckus.
July 27, 2011 |
Walt Disney Co. has made a $454-million offer to acquire Mumbai media company UTV Software Communications Ltd. as it seeks to capitalize on the rapidly growing yet fiercely competitive Indian market. Disney offered about $22.68 (1,000 rupees) a share to buy the remaining 49.6% stake it does not already own in UTV, a firm that started out in television production but has expanded into movies, games and other forms of interactive content. Among its claims to fame, UTV says it launched India's first daily soap opera, "Shanti," in 1995.
August 1, 2002 |
Pope John Paul II proclaimed Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin the Roman Catholic Church's first indigenous American saint Wednesday and, in a colorful Mass blending Aztec and European traditions, challenged Mexico to end the racism and neglect that mire its Indian minority in poverty.
June 26, 2010 |
It's 5 o'clock on a Tuesday afternoon and James, Moses and Santosh are into their third (or is it fourth?) pitcher of Kingfisher beer at the Down Town pub in Bangalore, enjoying last call of the "gulp one, get one free" happy hour, which actually runs for 7 1/2 hours, but who's counting? The twentysomething students and part-time IT workers won't give their last names because, they explain, if their parents knew they were drinking, they'd be in big trouble. "It's a break from work pressure," says James, 21. "Everyone drinks in our college, but our parents still think drinking is a terrible habit."
March 15, 2006 |
Thousands of Indians blocked highways with burning tires and rubble to protest U.S. free trade talks as a second day of demonstrations began to hurt the Andean country's economy. Protesters scuffled with police sent to contain protests in eight central highland provinces, where roadblocks halted agricultural shipments.
October 3, 2002
Re "State Sues Tribe Over Reporting of Gifts," Sept. 27: I have been an ardent champion of tribal autonomy in the U.S. But I find certain inconsistencies when tribes try to overreach in justifying their "sovereignty." In the case of not acknowledging their obligation to report election contributions to the Fair Political Practices Commission, I contend that they are indeed asserting sovereignty and therefore should be denied the option to contribute, since they are tantamount to a foreign country.
March 24, 2012 |
The Dodgers defeated the Indians, 5-4, on Saturday when they scored three times in the seventh inning -- two on a triple by Luis Cruz-- and yet my favorite part of the game easily came in the first. It included a leadoff bunt single, a steal of second base and an advance to third on the catcher's throwing error, and run-scoring groundout to short. Any guesses? Yep, Dee Gordon struck again. Dropped a little bunt down the third-base line and then created a run almost entirely by himself.
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February 16, 2006 |
From the time he was a child in Peru, the Mormon Church instilled in Jose A. Loayza the conviction that he and millions of other Native Americans were descended from a lost tribe of Israel that reached the New World more than 2,000 years ago. "We were taught all the blessings of that Hebrew lineage belonged to us and that we were special people," said Loayza, now a Salt Lake City attorney. "It not only made me feel special, but it gave me a sense of transcendental identity, an identity with God."
May 30, 2003 |
At least 22 Indians were killed in Ecuador's Amazon jungle in a clash with a neighboring Indian community, officials said. Tagaeri Indians living in the jungle, about 94 miles southeast of Quito, were killed by members of another Indian group, apparently in a revenge attack involving a previous slaying, an indigenous leader said. The small Tagaeri group is part of the Huaorani ethnic group but has clashed with fellow members who have entered its territory.