Thursday, March 8, 2018

"Indigenous Peoples' History Of The United States," A Brilliant Book By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Dear Maria. 

"Indigenous Peoples' History Of The United States," is, as you said, extraordinary! 

It gives me an idea... 

Early on, the author talks about native American historians being blackballed by "the mainstream Academy" because they're considered "advocate historians." 

I am unfamiliar with this term but I assume it means that many Native American historians are taking a "political" and/or "cultural" "position on history" which - in the view of The Academy - compromises their objectivity. 

Consequently, Native American Historians cannot get "respectable" "traction" as scholars because the Academy considers itself objective and these "upstarts" "just don't understand" well enough to play by the rules. 

If you... or a group you inspire (maybe with the help of Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz), were to approach one of the Native American nations (as well as well-heeled universities like Harvard, Yale, Princeton and other schools with  keen interest in native American affairs like the University of Oklahoma), I think you could get a ball rolling to create a "University," or an Academic Institute or a Native American Studies College based on a whole new kind of epistemology that assumes the validity of "advocate history" - at least insofar as "advocate history" relates to genocide and other moral outrages like theft of The Western Hemisphere. 

General George Washington Orders "Complete Destruction" Of Iroquois Settlements

Imagine the magnetism of a place called "University of Navajo Nation?" 

Once again, profuse thanks for giving me your copy of "Indigenous Peoples' History Of The United States."

Te quiero mucho!

Papi man

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