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By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Unpacks the twenty-one most typical myths and misconceptions approximately local Americans

In this enlightening e-book, students and activists Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker take on a variety of myths approximately local American tradition and background that experience misinformed generations. Tracing how those principles developed, and drawing from heritage, the authors disrupt long-held and enduring myths such as:

“Columbus found America”
“Thanksgiving Proves the Indians Welcomed Pilgrims”
“Indians have been Savage and Warlike”
“Europeans introduced Civilization to Backward Indians”
“The usa didn't have a coverage of Genocide”
“Sports Mascots Honor local Americans”
“Most Indians Are on executive Welfare”
“Indian Casinos cause them to All Rich”
“Indians Are clearly Predisposed to Alcohol”

Each bankruptcy deftly indicates how those myths are rooted within the fears and prejudice of ecu settlers and within the greater political agendas of a settler country geared toward buying Indigenous land and tied to narratives of erasure and disappearance. Accessibly written and revelatory, “All the true Indians Died Off” demanding situations readers to reconsider what they've been taught approximately local american citizens and background.

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Simon J. Ortiz, Regents Professor of English and American Indian Studies, Arizona State University “Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz writes a masterful story that relates what the Indigenous peoples of the United States have always maintained: against the settler US nation, Indigenous peoples have persevered against actions and policies intended to exterminate them, whether physically, mentally, or intellectually. ” —Jennifer Nez Denetdale, associate professor of American studies, University of New Mexico, and author of Reclaiming Diné History “In her in-depth and intelligent analysis of US history from the Indigenous perspective, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz challenges readers to rethink the myth that Indian lands were free lands and that genocide was a justifiable means to a glorious end.

They do not bear arms, and do not know them, for I showed them a sword, they took it by the edge and cut themselves out of ignorance. They have no iron. Their spears are made of cane.  . They would make fine servants.  . ”5 It was gold Columbus wanted to know about, and as soon as he made landfall he began terrorizing the Indigenous people, taking captives, including women as sex slaves for the men. On his first voyage he took between ten and twenty-five captives back to Europe, seven or eight of whom survived the voyage.

3 Genetic studies during the past two decades have rendered clues that connect modern-day Native Americans with Asians, providing further evidence for the theory that today’s Indians are no more than yesterday’s Asians. There are also variations in the land bridge story and alternative stories explaining how people arrived in the Americas. One genetic study which produced a theory referred to as the Beringian Standstill proposes that rather than a migration that occurred fairly rapidly and with a handful of immigrants, there was a period of fifteen thousand years (give or take a few thousand years) when people camped in Beringia, effectively creating a model that argues for a three-stage migration process.

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