|Los Angeles State Historic Park, the Native American site of corn and raves (lashp.com)|
|Hopi/Anasazi Native American Butterfly Dancers at reopening of Homolovi State Park, reviving a decimated population and tradition, Arizona State Parks (community.azpm.org).|
|Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (beacon.org)|
- LISTEN NOW: Something's Happening, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, 2:30 am) Dunbar-Ortiz from her book release at Beyond Baroque, Los Angeles, Nov. 9, 2014
- Fund Drive: Continuing Stan Tatkin, Your Brain on Love: The Neurobiology of Healthy Relationships//Thom Hartmann program//Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz Indigenous People’s History of the United States (somethingshappening.com).
- VIDEO: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, 1/3 (The Real News)
- Four deputies suspended over insensitive, inflammatory, and racist Ferguson comments (Tallahassee.com)
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A Book of Real History
|Native Aztecs (ladayofthedead.com)|
The centuries-long genocidal program of the U.S. settler-colonial regimen has largely been omitted from the American history taught in the U.S.
Now, for the first time, acclaimed historian and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz offers a history of the U.S. told from the perspective of Indigenous peoples and reveals how Native Americans, for centuries, actively resisted expansion of the U.S. empire.
In An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, Dunbar-Ortiz adroitly challenges the founding myth of the U.S. and shows how policy against the Indigenous peoples was colonialist and designed to seize the territories of the original inhabitants, dislocating or eliminating (exterminating) them.
Shockingly, as the genocidal policy reached its zenith under President Andrew Jackson, its ruthlessness was best articulated by U.S. Army General Thomas S. Jesup, who in 1836 wrote of the Seminoles: “The country can be rid of them only by exterminating them.”
Spanning more than 400 years, this classic bottom-up peoples’ history radically reframes U.S. history and explodes the silence that has haunted our national narrative. More
|Shut up, redskin, I'm honorin' ya! Yr welcome.|
So they began to occupy it, make friends with the few scattered "savages" (non Christians), extract its resources back to Europe, then undertake to own the place and make war with everyone else for it. The fact is that this land had 100 million inhabitants at a time when Europe only had 50 million. It was a paradise without European innovations, technology, disease, and corruption.
|From the landing sites on the East Coast to Mexico on the West Coast, the genocidal invaders did not stop until they had taken the Kingdom of Hawaii and smaller islands in the Pacific.|
|Native American territories were divided up into "states" then united by DC, not in the U.S.|
|Like Florida, LA belonged to Spain|
|Fiction: a popular novel and two movies|
Cooper devised a fictional counterpoint to the reality of genocide that no one wanted to face or own up to. Instead, early American settlers clung to this new myth instead. Colonel Daniel Boone was lionized and used as an excuse for more illegal settlements by white Europeans and their African slaves. The fantasy?
|Insult: British actor plays Native American|