The first is a presentation by Dr. Edward Vadja. He looks at the Yeniseian Kets of Siberia and their connections with the Dene/Athabascan of North America.
The Peopling of the Americas and the Dene-Yeniseian Connection by Dr. Edward Vadja
The second post concerns a book written by Ethel G. Stewart in 1991. If I remember correctly, she postulated that the ancestors of the Dene/Athabascan tribes fled from Genghis Khan in the thirteenth century.
The title you may ask, of this excellent book? The Dene and Na-Dene Indian Migrations 1233 A.D. : Escape from Genghis Khan to America'
Ira Madison III, part of a crop of “young activist-writers entrenched in identity politics,” is very concerned about how Native Americans are portrayed in the miniseries, The Son. So concerned, in fact, that he can't even figure out the difference between "Comanches" and "Apaches":
As John Maddox Roberts -- who was at one time a working archaeologist and lives in the Southwest -- puts it:
"The Comanche’s language is in the Uto-Aztecan language group. The Apache’s is in the Southern Athabascan group. These languages differ not as English and German differ, but as English and Chinese differ."
Jim Cornelius (sarcastically):
"Apaches, Comanches… it’s all so confusing. They, like, ride horses and have bows and stuff, and… well, they all kinda look the same."
In the 1760s, the British Crown attempted to set a boundary in North America in order to stop/slow the encroachment of colonists on native land. Then the Revolutionary War erupted, partially because of those efforts.
William Sanders died yesterday. Until I found that out, I never knew that he was also a Native American. All I ever knew about Sanders was that he wrote two alt-history novels I really enjoyed. It appears that he was a bit of a curmudgeon, but there was no denying his talent. Even those who didn't like him admitted that. He stands as the finest writer of SFF/horror that the native peoples of America have produced.
I also just found out that he wrote what many informed readers consider one of the best non-fiction analyses of de Soto's expedition. In the early '90s, I lived just about an hour away from Mr. Sanders and still live less than 3hrs from his former home. If I'd known that, I might've attempted to visit the crusty old codger and tell him "thanks" for the great writing.