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LBCC Albany Campus Library E76.8.D86 2014 (Text) 38813001201153 Stacks Available -
Albany Main Library 970.004 DUNBA (Text) IALBO10330821G Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780807000403
  • ISBN: 080700040X
  • ISBN: 9780807057834
  • ISBN: 0807057835
  • ISBN: 9780807000410
  • ISBN: 0807000418
  • Physical Description: print
    xiv, 296 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, [2014]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 240-279) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: This land -- Follow the corn -- Culture of conquest -- Cult of the covenant -- Bloody footprints -- The birth of a nation -- The last of the Mohicans and Andrew Jackson's White Republic -- Sea to shining sea -- "Indian Country" -- US triumphalism and peacetime colonialism -- Ghost dance prophecy : a nation is coming -- The doctrine of discovery -- The future of the United States.
Summary, etc.: Today in the United States, there are more than five hundred federally-recognized Indigenous nations comprising nearly three million people, descendants of the fifteen million Native people who once inhabited this land. The centuries-long genocidal program of the US settler-colonial regimen has largely been omitted from history. Now historian and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz offers a history of the United States told from the perspective of Indigenous peoples and reveals how Native Americans, for centuries, actively resisted expansion of the US empire. In An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States, Dunbar-Ortiz challenges the founding myth of the United States and shows how policy against the Indigenous peoples was colonialist and designed to seize the territories of the original inhabitants, displacing or eliminating them. And as Dunbar-Ortiz reveals, this policy was praised in popular culture, through writers like James Fenimore Cooper and Walt Whitman, and in the highest offices of government and the military. As the genocidal policy reached its zenith under President Andrew Jackson, its ruthlessness was best articulated by US Army general Thomas S. Jesup, who, in 1836, wrote of the Seminoles: "The country can be rid of them only by exterminating them."
Subject: Indians of North America Historiography
Indians of North America Colonization
Indians, Treatment of United States History
United States Colonization
United States Race relations
United States Politics and government