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A Few Things to Know About Why Treaties Matter

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Allison Herrera and Mary Bishop, both Salinan Indians, look out at the Indian Cemetery at the San Antonio Mission in Lockwood, California. 
The cemetery was laid out in 1804 at the height of the mission building period in California. Missions were built by California Indians through force. The total number of California Indians laid out in this cemetery is unknown, although Mary said it was in the thousands. Image by Isaac Kestenbaum. California, 2017.
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Inter(Nation)al ​explores current events through the lens of treaties signed between the U.S...

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Graphic courtesy NPR StoryLab. 2017.
Graphic courtesy NPR StoryLab. 2017.

The U.S. has ratified more than 370 treaties with American Indian nations. Yet many Americans know little about the treaties that shaped, and continue to impact, the country today.

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