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Anthropology / Everything Human

Features

Stories

Expressions

A New Generation Is Reviving Indigenous Tattooing

People in Arctic and Northwest Coast communities are uncovering the therapeutic history of tattoos.

mexico border - A child’s backpack abandoned on a migrant trail in the Tumacácori Mountains suffers the decay of time.

Snapshot

What Migrants Leave Behind

Reflections

Remembering the Woman Who Was My Second Mother in Cuba

Upon the death of her friend and childhood nanny in Cuba, an anthropologist reflects on the gifts exchanged over decades of reunion amid cultural and economic changes on the island.

Native American stereotypes - Media portrayals of “good Indians” and “bad Indians” have shaped the minds of generations of Americans.

Crossroads

Why the Myth of the “Savage Indian” Persists