Sandy Tolan

University of Southern California / Los Angeles Times

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Sandy Tolan is Professor of Journalism at USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and a reporter with the Los Angeles Times.

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The Thanksgiving holiday celebrates the supposedly peaceful partnership between early European settlers and the natives who lived in America first.

American-Indian wars, 21st century style

The Thanksgiving holiday celebrates the supposedly peaceful partnership between early European settlers and the natives who lived in America first.

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Native Americans and supporters from around the world are digging in against an  oil pipeline  near the Missouri River — despite being struck with batons, sprayed with Mace and charged…

North Dakota pipeline protests reach boiling point

Native Americans and supporters from around the world are digging in against an oil pipeline near the Missouri River — despite being struck with batons, sprayed with Mace and charged…

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