Whose History?

My family visited the Black Hills this summer and was reminded that the Presidents displayed at Mt. Rushmore are no hero’s of mine! I will never forget the day my daughter brought home a life size cut out of Christopher Columbus and I exclaimed just that!  I think I confused and upset her as she was in elementary school at the time but my anger overtook me as I was just discovering the American Holocaust….just this week in class a young man did a report on George Washington and had to talk about how he would teach about him… I was almost in tears! He talked about his good character and how he did all these important things…. after he was done I raised my hand and gave a new perspective and quoted Stannard…comparing Native Peoples to wolves. “both being beasts of prey, tho they differ in shape.”

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