February 2, 2023

A Tainted Trophy And The Framing Of White Supremacy In America, Part 3 (Tink Tinker)

The following is the third of a three-part series. The first can be found here, the second here. The entire article appears in the fall 2022 issue of The New Polis Journal. Through the various methodist episcopal annual conference journals, it is possible to trace RM’s movement from church to church through indiana and then illinois to […]

A Tainted Trophy And The Framing Of White Supremacy In America, Part 1 (Tink Tinker)

The following is the first of a three-part series. The entire article appears in the fall 2022 issue of The New Polis Journal. “…a great many of the inhabitants of the fronteers (sic) consider the murdering of the Indians in the highest degree meritorious.”[1] –indiana governor william henry harrison (1801) The ghastly trophy of a book […]

Critical Conversations 7 – An American Indian Critique Of Sovereignty (Announcement)

Participants are invited to join us live in the seventh of a monthly series of “Critical Conversations” (Zoom webinars) with eminent scholars from around the globe. If you are interested in joining us, please contact us by email at editor.thenewpolis@gmail.com. If you have not participated in previous seminars, please provide us with a brief sentence or two […]

Rhetorical Erasure, Indian Slavery, And The Doctrine Of Discovery, Part 1 (Roger Green)

The following is the first of a multi-part series. By far, public discourse in the United States is most frequently framed within a white-black binary.  The legacy of slavery looms large for a union that consciously decided at its founding to perpetuate the so-called “peculiar institution” (as a later defender of slavery termed it).  As Vine Deloria, Jr. complained fifty […]

Critical Conversations – American Indian Worldview And The Twinned Cosmos Of Indigenous America (Announcement)

Participants are invited to join us live in the fifth of a monthly series of “Critical Conversations” (Zoom webinars) with eminent scholars from around the globe. If you are interested in joining us, please contact us by email at editor.thenewpolis@gmail.com. If you have not participated in previous seminars, please provide us with a brief sentence or two […]

What Are We Going To Do With White People? (Tink Tinker, wazhazhe / Osage Nation)

Out of respect for Dr Tinker’s writing style, the editor has chosen to keep the author’s footnotes intact. Readers should know that they often expand and clarify the text in addition to pointing to sources. Readers may also be interested in Tinker’s earlier piece on The New Polis tracing the history of a book of […]

Response To Tink Tinker’s “Osage Kettle Carriers” (Alistair Bane)

The following is a response to Tink Tinker’s “Osage Kettle Carriers – Marmitons, Scullery Boys, And Gender Choices,” posted on on July 23, 2019. It was nearly a decade ago that I read a draft of The Kettle Carriers by Tink Tinker. I found it to be one of the best and most relevant writings I had […]

“Damn It, He’s An Injun!” Christian Murder, Colonial Wealth, And Tanned Human Skin (Tink Tinker, wazhazhe udsethe)

The New Polis is honored to present Dr. Tinker’s follow-up piece to “Redskin, Tanned Hide: A Book of Christian History Bound in the Flayed Skin of an American Indian: The Colonial Romance, christian Denial and the Cleansing of a christian School of Theology,” published in The Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Religion, Volume 5, Issue 9 (October 2014). […]