While this book will not be an exhaustive history of Indigenous eoples in America it is an excellent overview and springboard for learning that helps to Zheng Guogu put different aspects of history into a coherent narrative And what is it that enables the authors to have a coherent narrative It is the beliefs values anderspectives that arise out of manifest destiny the doctrine of discovery and white supremacist world views The authors articulate the origins and functions of these beliefs in a clear direct concise and well researched way with direct text evidence They insightfully shed light on how these beliefs have shaped this country for nearly 400 years While this book is an incredibly important read for young eople it s just as owerful for adults in its ability to Frںuhzeit Des Ostslaventums provide a fuller understanding of history dispel myths and expose difficult aspects of history and current events that need to be grappled with My suspicion is that the 1 and 2 star ratings with no reviews are fromeople who are not ready to do this work I had read the ueer History for Young People by Beacon a while back and have multiple copies of this one in our library but hadn t gotten to it in Forbidden Knowledge part because it was freuently checked out I was able to settle in and digest the book which is a retelling of the adult version which I haven t read I try to read both but don t know when I ll get to that one specifically because there was already so much to learn in this one My biggest takeaway was certainly the continual lack of transparency communication and understanding for Indigenouseople FROM THE START and the continual misdeeds to Whose Life Is It Anyway?: Living through your 20s on your own terms put it lightly of the government when issues are still occurring the last chapter is about Standing Rock I am indebted to the continual use of the did you know and other text boxes throughout the book to explore a topic whether it was definitions or breakout topics This allowed me to freeze for a moment and really think It s focused and indexed with sections on eachart of the United States Mexico and Canada to know where Indigenous The Rumsfeld Way: The Leadership Wisdom of a Battle-Hardened Maverick people were BEFORE colonization while also including Indigenous of the Hawaiian islands and Alaska It flowed nicely and as any good book for youngeople made freuent references to we ll get to that or as you read in chapter 3 to help connect the dots I m indebted to those that live this history and write about it for others This is the type of book I wish I read before taking AP US History instead of the biography about Thomas Jefferson I had to readThis book covers a wide breadth of detail discussing the origins and conseuences of colonization as well as uprisings and Indigenous figures I had never heard of before Two activist movements this book covered in great detail was the occupation of Alcatraz in the 1960s which I hadn t heard of until reading this book and Standing Rock which is covered brilliantly in the conclusion One thing I wish the book had discussed were the boarding schools which were mentioned in half of Chapter 9 I want to research those after finishing this bookThis book was an excellent read and I would give it 45 stars While I did read the young readers edition it really can be read at any age and you will 45 stars rou. Spanning than 400 years this classic bottom up history told from the erspective of indigenous eoples explodes our national origin myths for young adult and middle grade readersThis new version of An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States brings a ainful but necessary reframing of our history to younger readers and teachers looking to better understa.
Nded upI am not an educator but I come from a family of teachers and I will be recommending this book to all of them This book tackles a difficult mammoth subject and makes it accessible to middle grade readers there are references such as when you were in elementary school and some of the activities might be too juvenile for high school students but I ll leave that to educators to decideMy copy is an ARC so there are some typos and text errors that should be fixed in ublished copies But overall the authors did an excellent job breaking down the subjects into comprehensive chapters and roviding historical context to give students a fuller vision of history It rovides necessary information to convey the brutality Indigenous eople have faced without being melodramatic or overly gory This book should be reuired reading The 12 year old and I learned so much about Indigenous eoples history in the US from this book and I would absolutely recommend it to all middle grade and YA readers One thing the book recommends is for readers to turn knowledge into action by letting others know if the media misrepresents history I had no idea that we would recognize the misrepresentation of history so soon after reading the book The very next day President Trump closed his State of the Union address with words that readers would recognize as the noble and heroic American Myth used to justify imperial colonialist Genocide of One power discussed in Chapter 7 Sea to Shining SeaThe American nation was carved out of the vast frontier by the toughest strongest fiercest and most determined men and women to walk on the face of the Earth Our ancestors braved the unknown settled the Wild West lifted millions fromoverty disease and hunger vanuished tyranny and fascism ushered the world to new heights of science and medicine laid down the railroads dug out the canals raised up the skyscrapers And ladies and gentlemen our ancestors built the most exceptional republic ever to exist in historyAmerican land was neither unknown nor uninhabited In fact our ancestors invaded and occupied Indigenous nations using the Doctrine of Discovery the Catholic Nintendo Wii Flash Game Creator's Guide: Design, Develop, and Share Your Games Online pope s missive that gave Christian European nationsermission to claim foreign lands they discovered to justify imperialism and genocideAdd this book to your reading list ASAP and learn about the Indigenous Peoples History of the United States You can find a complementary Teacher guide on the Beacon Press website here A great intro and start into unlearning much of history that we ve been taught since we were children and learning the truth through the lens of those who were here to being with As an educator I can see where many Star Wars - Jabba the Hutt - The Art of the Deal parts of this work could be incorporated into lessons and units within social studies and English I liked the consider this and did you know side bars that would ask the reader to stop and reflect or highlight something little known within the chapter Lots of maps andictures helped break up the overall narrative of the text Definitely could see a history nerd liking this as The Real Estate Entrepreneur: Everything You Need to Know to Grow Your Own Brokerage pleasure reading but mostly see it being a solid resource text to use instead of a white washed history book I don t know why I was shocked by this but this book Nd the legacy of Indigenouseoples' resistance resilience and continued struggle against imperialism Going beyond the story of America as a country discovered by a few brave men in the New World indigenous human rights advocate Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz reveals the roles that settler colonialism and olicies of American Indian genocide layed in forming our national.
Oes not shy from how violent colonizers were to Indigenous New Cutting Edge Elementary Students' Book people during the forced creation of the US I m so embarrassed that I grew up in freaking Oklahoma and still didn t uite get some things until I read this book Throughout each chapter readers are constantly and rightfully so reminded at how even in things like famous musicals the fact that we re living on land that Native Americans were violently and forcibly removed from is often ignored romanticized glossed over and justortrayed as flat out wrong I m curious as to what the huge differences between this YA adaptation and the original work are Disclosure I received this book for free from Goodreads This is Meditation Express: Stress Relief in 60 Seconds Flat probably the most thorough honest history book I have ever come across aside from the works of Mr Howard Zinn I recommend it for all students at an appropriate comprehension level It s a necessary companion to balance out any traditionalcurrently taughtEuro centric history studies If one is in the States then as far as I m concerned this should be considered de rigueur It will definitelyrovide food for both thought discussion It will also assist in roviding a broader complete idea of the underpinnings of society how we all arrived at the current spot we are occupying in the history of the world This is a history we need to hear Well written chock full of information explanations well laced uestion Challenged by Love E-Boxed Set prompts for those all important thoughts discussions nonfictionhistory indigenousnative AmericanerspectivesAs I expected there was much I didn t know about American history that really should be included in our textbooks This was Communicating With Animals : The Spiritual Connection Between People and Animals pretty comprehensive sometimes a bit overwhelmingly so and unfortunately it freuently read like a dry textbook I could only manage about a chapter a day but it s still worthwhile an important resource for information that we just don t get in very manylaces though I don t think it s necessarily great for most kids casual reading I would rec I highly recommend this account of United States history because it s told from the Robot Programming perspective ofeoples who often are erased from our national stories It s also well written and engaging with sidebars that invite young readers to think critically and take action for social justice This book dismantles the notion that North America was an uninhabited wilderness when European colonizers arrived in what is now the United States Descriptions of complex re Columbian civilizations are followed by accounts of organized campaigns to subjugate Indigenous opulations in the interest of turning their lands over to white colonizers It ends with an account of the Standing Rock Our Fake Relationship protests in the 2010s and drawsarallels between this nation s The Blitzkrieg Legend previous treatment of Native Americans and its response to their demands torotect their land and water supplies from an oil The Crown pipeline This is a necessary read for all I ve learned so much and it s inspired me to learn Thoughtrovoking and belief unraveling Learning this history can help us all become informed empathetic and drivers of change Great text for teachers librarians and anyone else who educates young eople the uestions and sidebars here are built for discussion in the classroom Highly recommende. IdentityThe original academic text is fully adapted by renowned curriculum experts Debbie Reese and Jean Mendoza for middle grade and young adult readers to include discussion topics archival images original maps timelines a glossary recommendations for further reading and other materials to encourage students to think critically about their own lace in histor.