Keeping our history on the leaves of memory
North America's First Peoples and that of the European settlers could not have been more different. The settlers came predominantly from Western Europe where knowledge was supreme but the Indigenous peoples came from the western hemisphere where wisdom was foremost...
Last updated 1/9/2017 at 6:30pm
Adapted from BIRD WITH BROKEN WING
Indian Life Books
"The shared past is a complicated place," someone wisely observed, "we need to listen to many voices."
The history of North America written by the white man for history books is always written by the victors. Flattened out, and treated as a single story, Native Americans were simply "air-brushed" out of American history, literature, and culture, even though they lived upon this land far past living memory, deep into the time of legend.
"Irreparable damage has been done by white writers who discredit the Indian," wrote Luther S...