An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People

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Beacon Press, Jul 23, 2019 - Young Adult Nonfiction - 280 pages
2020 American Indian Youth Literature Young Adult Honor Book

2020 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People,selected by National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the Children’s Book Council


2019 Best-Of Lists: Best YA Nonfiction of 2019 (Kirkus Reviews) Best Nonfiction of 2019 (School Library Journal) Best Books for Teens (New York Public Library) Best Informational Books for Older Readers (Chicago Public Library)
Spanning more than 400 years, this classic bottom-up history examines the legacy of Indigenous peoples’ resistance, resilience, and steadfast fight against imperialism.

Going beyond the story of America as a country “discovered” by a few brave men in the “New World,” Indigenous human rights advocate Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz reveals the roles that settler colonialism and policies of American Indian genocide played in forming our national identity.

The original academic text is fully adapted by renowned curriculum experts Debbie Reese and Jean Mendoza, for middle-grade and young adult readers to include discussion topics, archival images, original maps, recommendations for further reading, and other materials to encourage students, teachers, and general readers to think critically about their own place in history.
 

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RGG: The introductory chapters describing the policies and philosophies that rationalized Native genocide are fascinating. Later chapters recount relatively well-known history. The final chapter that ... Read full review

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Contents

INTRODUCTION This Land
CHAPTER ONE Follow the Corn
CHAPTER TWO Culture of Conquest
CHAPTER THREE Cult of the Covenant
CHAPTER FOUR Bloody Footprints
CHAPTER FIVE The Birth of a Nation
CHAPTER SIX Jefferson Jackson and the Pursuit
CHAPTER SEVEN Sea to Shining
CHAPTER NINE The Persistence of Sovereignty
CHAPTER TEN Indigenous Action Indigenous Rights
Indigenous Resistance
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About the author (2019)

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz has been active in the international Indigenous movement for more than four decades and is known for her lifelong commitment to national and international social justice issues. She lives in San Francisco.

Debbie Reese is an educator and founder of American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL). She is tribally enrolled at Nambe Owingeh, a federally recognized tribe, and grew up on Nambe’s reservation. She holds a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Illinois.

Jean Mendoza is a curriculum specialist focusing on the representation of Indigenous peoples in children’s and young adult literature. She holds a PhD in curriculum and instruction and an M.Ed in early childhood education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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