In the 20th century, anthropologists fell over themselves to study the “cargo cult” phenomenon in the South Pacific. But was it really a new religion—or just a Western fantasy?
This is how the children of undocumented immigrants live in a purgatory between two cultures when they get sent “back” to a country where they didn’t grow up.
Science is still trying to understand the sheer mass and variety of insects on earth. What’s clear is that both are declining at an alarming rate, and for that, the whole planet will suffer.
The fox-like marsupial carnivore known as the Tasmanian Tiger was declared extinct in 1936, but some Australians have dedicated their lives to proving it still lurks in the Tasmanian bush. Don’t compare it to bigfoot. Unlike bigfoot, the tiger was real.
Brooke Jarvis chronicles the legal battle over the “Nooksack 306,” members of the tribe who were disenrolled over questions about their identity.
When one young unidentified Mexican national ends up comatose in the hospital after a car crash in the California desert, he comes to represent the struggle thousands of families endure when their friends or family disappear crossing the US-Mexico border.
A police shooting of a Mexican field worker in Pasco, Washington leaves a community wondering whether it’s a “‘Ferguson’ moment for Hispanics.”
Hugo Lucitante was 10 years old when his Amazon tribe sent him to Seattle to live with a 22-year-old college student. The tribe hoped that he would return to them with a Western education and the knowledge to help guide his people through a changing world.
The story of a community that formed a search and rescue crew after one of the deadliest landslides in U.S. history struck their town.