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An indigenous peoples' history of the United States for young people

Mendoza, Jean author

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Summary

  • "Going beyond the story of America as a country "discovered" by a few brave men in the "New World," Indigenous human rights advocate Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz reveals the roles that settler colonialism and policies of American Indian genocide played in forming our national identity. The original academic text is fully adapted by renowned curriculum experts Debbie Reese and Jean Mendoza, for middle-grade and young adult readers to include discussion topics, archival images, original maps, recommendations for further reading, and other materials to encourage students, teachers, and general readers to think critically about their own place in history"--

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents

  • Introduction: This land -- Follow the corn -- Culture of conquest -- Cult of the covenant -- Bloody footprints -- The birth of a nation -- Jefferson, Jackson, and the pursuit of indigenous homelands -- Sea to shining sea -- Indigenous lands become "Indian country" -- The persistence of sovereignty -- Indigenous action, indigenous rights -- "Water is life": indigenous resistance in the twenty-first century
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