The head of the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs announced Thursday that he is resigning and will return to New Mexico as a law professor. Kevin Washburn, a member of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma, said issues confronting Indian Country, such as youth suicides, have weighed heavily on him, and he wants to dedicate more time to family.
Backed by Theodore Roosevelt, Edward Curtis set out in 1900 to document the lives of Native Americans. Over the next 30 years, he took more than 40,000 pictures and 10,000 audio recordings. Jeffrey Brown talks to Pulitzer Prize winner Timothy Egan about his new biography about Curtis, "Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher." Continue reading