For Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, it was a touching gesture that the Colorado governor apologized for a massacre that killed hundreds of innocent Native Americans. But who, she wonders, will apologize for the century of genocide and warfare against Indigenous peoples that killed far more?
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, takes on the national origin myth of Thanksgiving.
A Q&A with activist and historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, whose new book An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States was published last month.
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To President Obama: An appeal from Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz to officially change the Columbus Day holiday to Indigenous Peoples' Day.
In the following excerpt adapted from An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, historian and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz discusses the violent origins of the term “redskins,” and the history of warfare and genocide it recalls.
Outlaw historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz excoriates Columbus Day as a symbol of U.S. expansionist policy that resulted in the cultural devastation of indigenous peoples in the Americas and beyond.