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Indigenous America
Physical Description:
176 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), color map ; 22 cm.
A note from the author -- A note from Doug Kiel -- Knowledge -- The Haudenosaunee Confederacy -- The story of the Great Peacemaker -- The three sisters and the origin of maize -- Cahokia: an ancient city -- Power in the past -- Myths -- Myths, stereotypes, and tropes, about Indigenous People -- Erasure -- Disease, war, and mass murder -- An American genocide -- Native land, the Cherokee Nation, and the Trail of Tears -- The Dakota Uprising and the Ghost Dance at Wounded Knee -- Native American boarding schools -- Resilience -- The rise of the American Indian Movement (AIM) -- Land activism and environmentalism -- Indigenous musicians and storytellers -- A closing note from the author.
Reading Level:
1250 L Lexile
Geographic Term:
"American schoolchildren have long been taught that their country was 'discovered' by Christopher Columbus in 1492. But the history of Native Americans in the United States goes back tens of tens of thousands of years prior to Columbus's and other colonizers' arrivals. So, what's the true history?" --