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Oct 03, 2023 | ISBN 9780807013076

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Praise

“Meticulously documented, this thought-provoking treatise is sure to generate discussion.”
Booklist

“Justice-seekers everywhere will celebrate Dunbar-Ortiz’s unflinching commitment to truth—a truth that places settler-colonialism and genocide exactly where they belong: as foundational to the existence of the United States.”
—Waziyatawin, PhD, activist and author of For Indigenous Minds Only

An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States helped me clarify my place in this country. . . . This book is necessary reading if we are to move into a more humane future.”
—Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street

“[An] essential historical reference for all Americans.”
—Peterson Zah, former president of the Navajo Nation

“A must-read for anyone interested in the truth behind this nation’s founding.”
—Veronica E. Velarde Tiller, PhD, Jicarilla Apache author and publisher of Tiller’s Guide to Indian Country

“This may well be the most important US history book you will read in your lifetime. . . . Here, rendered in honest, often poetic words, is the story of those tracks and the people who survived—bloodied but unbowed. Spoiler alert: the colonial era is still here, and so are the Indians.”
—Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Freedom Dreams

“[P]ulls up the paving stones and lays bare the deep history of the United States . . . If the United States is a ‘crime scene,’ as she calls it, then Dunbar-Ortiz is its forensic scientist.”
—Vijay Prashad, author of The Poorer Nations

“Dunbar-Ortiz strips us of our forged innocence [and] shocks us into new awarenesses.”
—Bill Ayers, author of Public Enemy

“[A] fiercely honest, unwavering, and unprecedented statement.”
—Simon J. Ortiz, Regents Professor of English and American Indian Studies, Arizona State University

“[A] masterful story that relates what the Indigenous peoples of the United States have always maintained: against the settler US nation, Indigenous peoples have persevered against actions and policies intended to exterminate them, whether physically, mentally, or intellectually.”
—Jennifer Nez Denetdale, author of Reclaiming Diné History

Table Of Contents

Foreword to the Tenth-Anniversary Edition, by Raoul Peck

Introduction to the Tenth-Anniversary Edition

INTRODUCTION
This Land

ONE
Follow the Corn

TWO
Culture of Conquest

THREE
Cult of the Covenant

FOUR
Bloody Footprints

FIVE
The Birth of a Nation

SIX
The Last of the Mohicans and Andrew Jackson’s White Republic

SEVEN
Sea to Shining Sea

EIGHT
“Indian Country”

NINE
US Triumphalism and Peacetime Colonialism

TEN
Ghost Dance Prophecy: A Nation Is Coming

ELEVEN
The Doctrine of Discovery

CONCLUSION
The Future of the United States

Acknowledgments
Suggested Reading
More Suggested Readings
Notes
Works Cited
Index
About the Author

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