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Editor’s Note: Occasionally, Unsettling America will select and showcase a featured book. Today, we bring you “Native Historians Write Back: Decolonizing American Indian History”, published in 2011 by the Texas Tech University Press.

Indigenous scholars have their say

Edited by Susan A. Miller and James Riding In

(paper/cloth)

No matter what you know about Lewis and Clark, the Hopi Snake Dance, the occupation of Wounded Knee village, or the Seminole Freedmen claim, you have never before seen those and myriad other historic episodes from these perspectives. In this first-of-its-kind anthology, American Indian scholars examine crucial events in their own nations’ histories. On the one hand, these writers represent diverse tribal perspectives. On the other, they share a unifying point of view grounded in ancestral wisdom: the Cosmos is a live being, Earth is our Mother, the North American tribes are engaged in national liberation struggles, and…

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