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  • Dina Gilio-Whitaker

    In this enlightening book, scholars and activists Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker tackle a wide range of myths about Native American culture and history that have misinformed generations. Tracing how these ideas evolved, and drawing from history, the authors disrupt long-held and enduring myths such as: - "Columbus Discovered America" - "Thanksgiving Proves the Indians Welcomed Pilgrims" - "Indians Were Savage and Warlike" - "Europeans Brought Civilization to Backward Indians" - "The United States Did Not Have a Policy of Genocide" - "Sports Mascots Honor Native Americans" Each chapter deftly shows how these myths are rooted in the fears and prejudice of more