Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz: Continuing The Conversation On ‘An Indigenous People’s History Of The US’

An Indigenous People's History of the USAugust 21, 2015 – Segment 3

I talk with Native American author, historian, feminist, and self-described revolutionary Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, whose seminal book An Indigenous People’s History of the United States was just released in paperback.

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  1. Gen Norm says:

    Ortiz is NOT Native American!! Not a true revolutionary, either! She is just one more little 65 yr old white girl who benefits from a manufactured narrative.

  2. Gen Norm says:

    Her mother is 1/3 Indian. Why is she selling herself as “Native American???” And why are you buying this? She needs to stop pimping the movement.

    And if you delete my comments, that makes you a bigger pimp than she. Where in the world does this privileged Scot Irish get the nerve to claim that she has the DNA knowledge to write any sort of Indigenous history? So many people also think she is Xicana because she still hangs on to her last husband’s surname. Must work very well for her in getting speaking gigs as a fake Xicana. She is not Ortiz. She is a white girl! Get it straight!!

  3. What an enlightening conversation with Mrs. Ortiz. I must purchase her book-“An indigenous People’s History Of The United States”. It would make a perfect companion with the book I’m reading now- Howard Zinn’s, ‘A People’s History Of The United States’. How can I ever look at the movie The Wizard Of Oz the same way again, especially after hearing the racist remarks by it’s author,Frank Baum that genocide would be a good solution for the so-called Native American problem. I think I’ll start singing-“Somewhere Over the Genocidal Rainbow”!

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