"All the Real Indians Died Off" : And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans

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Unpacks the twenty-one most common myths and misconceptions about Native Americans In this enlightening book, scholars and activists Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker tackle a wide range of myths about Native American culture and history that have misinformed generations. Tracing how these ideas evolved, and drawing from history, the authors disrupt long-held and enduring myths such as: "Columbus Discovered America" "Thanksgiving Proves the Indians Welcomed Pilgrims" "Indians Were Savage and Warlike" "Europeans Brought Civilization to Backward Indians" "The United States Did Not Have a Policy of Genocide" "Sports Mascots Honor Native Americans" "Most Indians Are on Government Welfare" "Indian Casinos Make Them All Rich" "Indians Are Naturally Predisposed to Alcohol" Each chapter deftly shows how these myths are rooted in the fears and prejudice of European settlers and in the larger political agendas of a settler state aimed at acquiring Indigenous land and tied to narratives of erasure and disappearance. Accessibly written and revelatory, "All the Real Indians Died Off" challenges readers to rethink what they have been taught about Native Americans and history. ...

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    Author: By (author)  Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz , By (author)  Dina Gilio-Whitaker
    Format: Paperback
    More Product Information 1: Table of contents
    Authors’ Note
    Introduction
    MYTH 1: “All the Real Indians Died Off”...

    More Product Information 2: Review quote
    "Dunbar-Ortiz and Gilio-Whitaker admirably aim to explode popular, damaging, and inherently limiting myths about Native Americans, continuing the work begun in Dunbar-Ortiz's well-received An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States."
    --Publishers Weekly "'All the Real Indians Died Off' And 20 Other Myths about Native Americans offers a much-needed and excellent introduction to American Indian h......

    More Product Information 3: About Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
    Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz grew up in rural Oklahoma, the daughter of a tenant farmer and part-Indian mother, and has been active in the international Indigenous movement for more than four decades. She is the author or editor of eight other books, including An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States, which was a recipient of the 2015 American Book Award. Dunbar-Ortiz lives in San Francisco. Dina Gilio-Whitaker (Colville Confederated Tribes) is an award-winning journalist and columnist at Indian Country Today Media Network. A writer......