Anonymous said: Hey, we just got a grant to educate people on the Doctrine of Discovery and were wanting to create this type of educational piece. Can we get your approval to use it? Yours is really good.
I’m catching up on my inbox so I’m sorry if this is totally irrelevant now, but:
To you, anon, and to anyone else who wants to use my gif of Native American land loss:
I think it’s totally awesome that people want to use the map as an educational tool and I’d definitely give you permission to use it but… I don’t actually own the rights to it! The original map belongs to Sam B. Hilliard of Louisiana State University, who died in 2011. I just rearranged it with Photoshop, so Dr. Hilliard would be the one to credit as the map creator. And I guess you could contact LSU if you’d like official permission to use it.
But yeah, as far as I’m concerned, knock yourselves out. I made the gif in order to educate myself and others, so I figure the more people see it, the better.