By the close of the 19th century, Indian athletes started to make their mark in baseball and football.
Like many Lakota I am a witness to the injustices perpetrated upon Native Americans.
Athletes at the Native All-Star Football Classic have done some deep thinking when it comes to tribal culture, family dynamics and emotional well-being.
Sam Bradford, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, signed a $20 million deal with the Arizona Cardinals professional football team.
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is turning out in force to support the Cherokee Braves at North Carolina's state football tournament.
Justin Motlow made history as the first citizen of the Seminole Tribe to score a touchdown for Florida State University.
Justin Motlow made headlines three years ago as the first citizen of the Seminole Tribe to join the football team at Florida State University.
By any measure, Duane Big Crow is a success at his chosen profession.
You can argue where the best South Dakota High School football is being played, but there is little doubt where the most exciting is being played.
Jason Boyle Jr. is only 13 but he already played in a prestigious Football University Youth All-American Bowl game.
He looks as much cowboy as he does Indian, and Tom Conroy is a whole lot of both.
Terre Dawn Vocu, a 15-year-old junior at Little Wound High School on the Pine Ridge Reservation is one of the few girls playing high school football in South Dakota.
'We knew it was going to be an ugly game,' Little Wound Head Coach Russell Childree said after his visiting Mustangs stormed from behind, to defeat Pine Ridge rival the Red Cloud Crusaders, 34-14
When you start the game against an always tough rival with your third string quarterback, and end the rain soaked, fumble plagued contest with your fourth string quarterback, expect the results to be disappointing.
After Red Cloud handily defeated Pine Ridge 54-8 in high school football, Red Cloud Head Coach Tama I’atala shook hands with Pine Ridge rookie Head Coach Corey Shangreaux at midfield, offering praise for the effort the Thorpes had put out in the loss to their crosstown rival.
Spearfish trounced the Thorpes 47-6, but that was not the story that mattered.
The football program will be suspended for the upcoming season and four of 10 sports are due to be eliminated.
The Seattle Seahawks, as they get ready to crush the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, are undoubtedly the most Indian-nest professional sports team in the entire world.
The Oneidas accepted a challenge from the Yakamas and some big stakes are on the table.
The way in which professional sports, Hollywood and the media has created and promoted their idea of a 'chief is a bamboozled version of our freedom fighters.
This year two athletes from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, each possessing unlimited potential, are experiencing the highs and lows of being 'redshirted.'
The center's parking lot has been nicknamed The Rez by students from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
The Washington NFL team asked fans to show their support on Twitter but the responses probably weren't the ones that were expected.
A Nevada tribe refused to accept a gift from the Original Americans Foundation, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada), the Senate majority leader, said on MSNBC.
Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) called on Washington owner Dan Snyder to address the use of a racial slur as his football team's mascot.
Two members of Congress say the NFL should follow the lead of the NBA in addressing racism in professional sports.
The Oneida Nation of New York called on the NFL to discipline Dan Snyder for his continued use of a racial slur as his team's name.
Washington football team owner Dan Snyder says he 'understands' the issues facing Indian Country but his racist mascots isn't one of them.
James Rawlings, the chairman of the Connecticut Native American Inter Tribal Urban Council, calls on the Washington football team to eliminate its racist mascot.
Columnist says Washington team owner Dan Snyder is the latest to try and cheat Native people.
The Notah Begay III Foundation backed out of a golf tournament whose lead sponsor was the Original Americans Foundation.
KTNN, the radio station of the Navajo Nation, is under fire for hosting a golf tournament whose lead sponsor was the Original Americans Foundation:
The National Congress of the American Indians and the Oneida Nation welcomed the involvement of the United Nations in the campaign against the Washington professional football team's racist mascot.
The Navajo Nation Council advanced a resolution that opposes the use of racist mascots in professional sports.
Al Jazeera interviews artist Gregg Deal on his mural that takes on the Washington professional football team's racist mascot.
Brian Cladoosby, the president of the National Congress of American Indians, calls on Dan Snyder to do the right thing and get rid of his football team's racist mascot.
She The People on the Native women who are leading the campaign against the continued use of racist mascots.
Rick West, the founding director of the National Museum of the American Indian, said the owner of the Washington professional football team is trying to draw attention away from his racist mascot.
Peter MacDonald, a former chairman of the Navajo Nation, defended the Washington football team's racist mascot at a Navajo Nation Council committee meeting.
Ted Quasula, a former head of law enforcement at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, criticizes friend and colleague Gary Edwards for supporting the Washington football team's racist mascot.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs said it has implemented new procedures in response to a 'failed' contract with the leader of the controversial Original Americans Foundation.
Columnist tries to ask the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska about a gift from the Original Americans Foundation.
The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska today confirmed that it accepted a donation from the new Original Americans Foundation.
The head of the new 'Original Americans Foundation' was criticized for contributing to the waste of $1 million in federal funds.
Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada), the Senate majority leader, said a new name for the Washington professional football team is inevitable.
Gyasi Ross doesn't care much about the Washington football team's racist mascot but he does care about the owner's response to the controversy.
Stephen Colbert took on the 'Original Americans Foundation' in his Sports Report on Wednesday night.
Dave Zirin critiques a letter from Washington football team owner Dan Snyder to fans announcing the Original Americans Foundation.
Washington Post says the creation of the Original Americans Foundation won't do anything to change the offensive nature of the Washington professional football team's name.
Gary L. Edwards, a member of the Cherokee Nation, is serving as the chief executive officer of the Original Americans Foundation.
Columnist Mike Wise questions sincerity behind the 'Original Americans Foundation' started by the owner of the Washington professional football team.
The National Congress of American Indians said a foundation created by the owner of the Washington professional football team is nothing more than a 'publicity stunt.'
The owner of the Washington professional football team says the problems facing Indian Country demand 'action, not words' and that's why he's won't eliminate his controversial racist mascot.
National Public Radio ombudsman Edward Schumacher-Matos posts a lengthy discussion on the use of the Washington professional football team's name.
The Diné Medicine Men Association passed a resolution against the continued use of the Washington professional football team's racist mascot.
DaShanne Stokes discusses the controversy behind the Washington professional football team's racist mascot.
Leaders of the Navajo Nation are taking action against the use of disparaging names in sports.
Writer calls for the eradication of a disparaging word that's also the name of the Washington professional football team.
A Maryland House committee held a hearing on a bill that calls on the Washington professional football team to change its racist mascot.
Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington), the former chairwoman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, held a meeting with tribal organizations, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and representatives of the Washington football team: