An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Boston: Beacon Press, 2015
312 pages; 12 hours reading time
In this powerfully told counternarrative to a typical history of the United States, acclaimed historian and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz offers a different story of this country told from the perspective of Indigenous peoples. Her work honors the centuries of Native resistance to colonization by Europeans and contests the colonial legacy of erasure by centering the stories and perspectives of Native Americans. Her work is a clarion call for all of us to re-examine and interrogate the histories we have been taught and to explore the role our theologies and churches have played in supporting settler colonialism and genocide. This sacred reckoning plays a key role in imagining a new future and building a just world for all.