Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz: All the Real Indians Died Off
KPFA Radio 94.1FM presents:
An Evening with ROXANNE DUNBAR ORTIZ
All the Real Indians Died Off (And Twenty Other Myths About Native Americans)
Hosted by Tony Gonzales.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 7:30 PM
St. Johns Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Avenue, Berkeley
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All the Real Indians Died Off (And 20 other Myths about Native Americans) critically deconstructs persistent myths about American Indians that have taken hold in the United States. Authors Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker tackle a wide range of myths about Native American culture (Indians Are Naturally Predisposed to Alcoholism, Sports Mascots Honor Native Americans, Native Americans Cant Agree on What To Be Called, etc.) and trace how they developed. The authors deftly show just how these myths are rooted in the fears and prejudices of European settlers and the larger political agendas of the settler state aimed at acquiring Indigenous land. They can be traced to narratives of erasure and disappearance.
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortizs previous book An Indigenous Peoples History of the United States received ther 2015 American Book Award and the 2015 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award for Excellence in Literature.
As Regents Professor of English and American Indian Studies Simon Ortiz wrote: ...Indigenous Peoples History of the United States is a fiercely honest, unwavering, and unprecedented statement, one which has never been attempted by any other historian or intellectual. The presentation of facts is clear and direct, unadorned by needless and pointless rhetoric, and there is an organized feel of intellectual solidity that provides weight and trust. It is truly an Indigenous peoples voice that gives Dunbar-Ortizs book direction, purpose, and trustworthy intention. Without doubt, this crucially important book is required reading for everyone in the Americas.
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz grew up in rural Oklahoma, the daughter of a tenant farmer and part-Indian mother, and has been active in the international Indigenous movment for more than four decades. She is the author of eight other books.
Tony Gonzales is a longtime progressive activist working primarily with Indigenous Peoples and environmental concerns. In addition, he is a frequent guest on KPFA Radios weekday show, Flashpoints.
St. John's Presbyterian Church (View)
2727 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705