Native Americans

Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz: “The great revolutionary movements in the US have largely been powered by African-American, Mexican-American, and Native-American resistance”

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Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. DR.

Mohsen Abdelmoumen: In your book “An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States”, you show that there has been settlement, plundering of native lands, massacres, etc. Why, do you think, the current American never evokes the words colonialism and genocide about Native peoples? Is this history underestimated by the average American either is it deliberately denied?

Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz: United States founders were explicit in spelling out their intention to occupy and colonize the continent from ocean to ocean and even had plans to colonize the Caribbean and Central America. In popular and political jargon, they called their colonialist and imperialist practices “manifest destiny,” that is, they were ordained as Euroamericans to have dominion over the continent. Lire la suite »