ROXANNE DUNBAR-ORTIZ An Indigenous Peoples` History of the

Native American scholar-activist
on her new book
An Indigenous Peoples’ History
of the United States
Dunbar-Ortiz challenges the founding myth of
the U.S. and shows how its Indigenous policies
were designed to crush the original inhabitants.
Spanning more than 300 years, this classic
bottom-up history significantly reframes how we
view our past. Told from Indigenous viewpoints,
it reveals how Native Americans, for centuries,
actively resisted expansion of U.S. empire.
TUESDAY, MAY 5, 7:00-9:00 pm
She grew up in rural Oklahoma, daughter of a
landless farmer and half-Native mother. Her
doctorate in History is from UCLA, and she
taught in Native Studies and Women’s Studies
at CSU. She became active in anti-Vietnam
War and feminist groups, and the American
Indian Movement. Her six previously published
books are discussed at
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