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An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States—Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

The history of the United States is a history of settler colonialism—the founding of a state based on the ideology of white supremacy, the widespread practice of African Slavery, and a policy of genocide and land theft. Those who seek history with an upbeat ending, a history of redemption and reconciliation, may look around and observe that such a conclusion is not visible, not even in utopian dreams of a better society. (2)

A red thread of blood connects the first white settlement in North America with today and the future. (196)


One of the areas where my goal for reading diversely (genres, topics, authors, characters, etc.) is not as robust is books that center Indigenous people, and especially in nonfiction. This book is part of a series, currently with four books, called ReVisioning American History, a series which aims to offer fresh perspectives on history, specifically from historically marginalized and underrepresented voices.

With that in mind, I went about seeking something t…

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