Historical photo of mountain of bison skulls documents animals on the brink of extinction

Historical photo of mountain of bison skulls documents animals on the brink of extinction

Men standing with pile of buffalo skulls, Michigan Carbon Works, Rougeville MI, 1892. Photo from Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library. We are living through a period of unprecedented species extinction due to human-induced changes to the planet’s ecosystems. This is not the first time human activities radically changed relationships between land and life. Illustrated by a famous […]

Where squatters rights came from?

Where squatters rights came from?

1835-1850 American Indigenous Law Removal Act Survivors into Squatters. Carlson, Leonard & A. Roberts, Mark. (2006). Indian lands, “squatterism,” and slavery: Economic interests and the passage of the Indian Removal Act of 1830. Explorations in Economic History. 43. 486-504. 10.1016/j.eeh.2005.06.003. In May 1830, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed the Indian Removal Act that authorized […]