In our newest series, Native Artist Spotlight, we highlight Native American artists, writers, filmmakers, and historians from all over the U.S. These artists will share their stories and knowledge through their preferred medium and through their own lens. As a resource for Native American history and education, The ONWARD Project is dedicated to amplifying Native voices and stories from the past and present. The ONWARD Project prioritizes these perspectives in response to the ways that stories about the Southwest, and the United States at large, have been written to intentionally leave them out. The story of the RBMVExpedition is no exception. The ONWARD Project is thrilled to lift up these remarkable people by sharing their works.

Dr. Darcie Little Badger is a Lipan Apache writer with a PhD in oceanography. Her critically acclaimed debut novel, Elatsoe, was featured in Time Magazine as one of the best 100 fantasy novels of all time, and her second novel, A Snake Falls to Earth, is coming in 2021. Darcie’s short fiction, nonfiction and comics have appeared in multiple places, including Marvel’s Voices: Indigenous Voices #1, Nightmare Magazine, Strange Horizons, and The Dark. She is currently engaged to a veterinarian named T.

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