|Columbus and his men release the dog to torture and kill Native Americans for sport along with rape, Christianization, and enslavement (indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com).|
|Who discovered America? Not Columbus|
y sociologist James W. Loewen. It critically examines 12 American history textbooks and concludes that textbook authors propagate factually false, Eurocentric, and mythologized views of history.
He further criticizes the texts for a tendency to avoid controversy and for their "bland" and simplistic style. He proposes that when American history textbooks elevate American historical figures to the status of heroes, they unintentionally give students the impression that these figures are superhumans who live in the irretrievable past.
In other words, the history-as-myth method teaches students that America's greatest days have already passed. Loewen asserts that the muting of past clashes and tragedies makes history boring to students, especially groups excluded from the positive histories. More
Seattle Marks Indigenous Peoples’ Day Amid Calls to End Federal Holiday Celebrating Columbus
Last Monday, the Seattle City Council unanimously adopted a resolution to celebrate the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day at the encouragement of indigenous activists -- joining many other cities and states with non-Columbus Day holidays.