5. Sovereignty, Indigenousness, and Defied Expectations

Indigenous people have played a crucial role in shaping modern culture — from art to athletics to automobiles — yet they have largely been excluded from the American narrative. In this episode of The Veritas Lab, we sit down with Professor Philip Deloria — the first tenured professor of Native American studies at Harvard — to learn more about how indigenous studies contributes to the rise of ethnic studies, and how it challenges our very understanding of the United States as a nation. Presented by the Harvard Crimson. Hosted by Katelyn Li and Sanjana Narayanan. Produced by Amanda Su. Podcast art by Margot Shang.