Spanning more than 400 years, this classic bottom-up history examines the legacy of Indigenous peoples’ resistance, resilience, and steadfast fight against imperialism.
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.
|Series:||ReVisioning American History for Young People Series , #2|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 15 Years|
About the Author
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz has been active in the international Indigenous movement for more than four decades and is known for her lifelong commitment to national and international social justice issues. She lives in San Francisco.
Debbie Reese is an educator and founder of American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL). She is tribally enrolled at Nambe Owingeh, a federally recognized tribe, and grew up on Nambe’s reservation. She holds a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Illinois.
Jean Mendoza is a curriculum specialist focusing on the representation of Indigenous peoples in children’s and young adult literature. She holds a PhD in curriculum and instruction and an M.Ed in early childhood education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Table of Contents
A Note to Readers
Follow the Corn
Culture of Conquest
Cult of the Covenant
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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