inSpirit – Resources for Indigenous Peoples Day

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Honor Indigenous Peoples’ Day and change the national narrative around Columbus Day and the larger history of Indigenous people with these important titles from Beacon Press. A discussion guide for An Indigenous Peoples’ History is available for congregations and small groups from the UUA’s Faith Development Office.
 
An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Roxanne 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. Spanning more than four hundred years, this classic bottom-up peoples’ history radically reframes US history and explodes the silences that have haunted our national narrative. 2015 recipient of the American Book Award.

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“All the Real Indians Died Off” and 20 Other Myths About Native Americans by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker
Critically deconstructs persistent myths about Native Americans that have taken hold in the US. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker tackle a wide range of myths about Native American culture and history and trace how they developed. They deftly show how these myths are rooted in the fears and prejudice of European settlers and in the larger political agendas of the settler state.

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