Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

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Roots of Resistance: A History of Land Tenure in New Mexico 

The amazing book Roots of Resistance: A History of Land Tenure in New Mexico contains a history of land tenure in northern New Mexico from 1680 to present day, and it is now offered in an updated paperback edition. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz shows how indigenous and Mexican farming communities adapted and preserved their fundamental democratic social and economic institutions despite losing control of their land to capitalist entrepreneurs and becoming part of a low-wage labor force.

In a new final chapter, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz applies the lessons of this history to recent conflicts in New Mexico over ownership and use of land as well as control of minerals, timber, and water.

The Great Sioux Nation : Sitting in Judgment on America

The story of The Great Sioux Nation: Sitting in Judgment on America is the story of the Sioux Nation’s fight to regain its land and sovereignty, highlighting the events of 1973 to 1974 and including the protest at Wounded Knee. It features pieces by some of the most prominent scholars and Indian activists of the 20th century, including Vine Deloria Jr., Simon Ortiz, Dennis Banks, Father Peter J. Powell, Russell Means, Raymond DeMallie, and Henry Crow Dog. It also features primary documents and firsthand accounts of the activists’ work in the trial.


"All the Real Indians Died Off" : And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans 

The mind-blowing book "All the Real Indians Died Off": And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans unpacks the 21 most common myths and misconceptions about Native Americans. Each chapter deftly shows how these myths are rooted in the fears and prejudice of European settlers and in the larger political agendas of a settler state that was aimed at acquiring indigenous land and tied to narratives of erasure and disappearance. Accessibly written and revelatory, All the Real Indians Died Off challenges readers to rethink what they have been taught about Native Americans and history.

In this enlightening book, scholars and activists Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker tackle a wide range of myths about Native American culture and history that have misinformed generations. Tracing how these ideas evolved and drawing from history, the authors disrupt long-held and enduring myths such as:

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  • Columbus Discovered America
  • Thanksgiving Proves That the Indians Welcomed Pilgrims
  • Europeans Brought Civilization To Backward Indians
  • The United States Did Not Have a Policy of Genocide
  • Sports Mascots Honor Native Americans
  • Most Indians Are On Government Welfare
  • Indian Casinos Make Them All Rich
  • Indians Are Naturally Predisposed To Alcohol
  • Indians Were Savage & Warlike