Historian and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz will be doing three readings from her new book, An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, which challenges the way in which the centuries-long genocidal program of the U.S. settler-colonial regime has largely been omitted from history. The book offers a story of the United States told from the perspective of indigenous peoples and reveals how Native Americans actively resisted expansion of the U.S. empire for centuries.
Dunbar-Ortiz, who grew up in rural Oklahoma as the daughter of a tenant farmer and part-Indian mother, has been active in the international Indigenous movement for more than four decades. She taught in the newly established Native American Studies Program at California State University, Hayward, and helped found the Departments of Ethnic Studies and Women’s Studies. Dunbar-Ortiz is also the author of The Great Sioux Nation: Sitting in Judgment on America, Roots of Resistance: A History of Land Tenure in New Mexico, and Blood on the Border: A Memoir of the Contra War.
Location: BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, 78703