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Native American Newspapers

Native American newspapers are publications produced either by or for the indigenous peoples of the United States. These papers often serve the dual purpose of informing and advocating on behalf of the members of a given tribe, collection of tribes, or, in the case of select national publications, all Native Americans. Sustaining the unique identity of Native Americans and advocacy are cornerstones of the Native American press, which often serves as a counterbalance to standard media coverage and pop culture references that tend to lack context, complexity, or accuracy.

While Native American newspapers date to the 1820s, it was not until the post–World War II era that a proliferation of tribal papers emerged in the United States. This emergence was closely tied to the self-determination movement, ...

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