Our history books paintUS history in a certain light. Author Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz's work tells the true history of the United States. Her 1977 book The Great Sioux Nation was the fundamental document at the First United Nations Conference on Indians in the Americas, which was held at the United Nations’ headquarters in Geneva. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz has also written on the 1960s social movements, feminism, Latin America, and international human rights law.
About Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is a historian, author, memoirist, andspeakerwho researches Western Hemisphere history and international human rights.
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz grew up in rural Oklahoma, the daughter of a tenant farmer and part-Indian mother. She has been active in the international indigenous movement for more than four decades, and she is known for her lifelong commitment to national and international social justice issues. After receiving her Ph.D. in history at the University of California at Los Angeles, 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.
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