Lies My Teacher Told Me

What are some of your recollections of the portrayals of Native Americans in your history Textbooks? Do they differ or are they the same as the accounts in the books that Loewen surveyed?


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The first part of your question definitely need to come from YOUR experience. As for the second part;

Lies noted according to the book

1)North America was mostly empty. Just a few tribes of hunter-gatherers here and there travelling through virgin wilderness.

2)Natives were backward, too backward to farm the land, too backward to understand land as property.

3)Natives were incapable of change, incapable of successfully living in civilized society.

$) The tragedy that unfolded was unavoidable. There was no other reasonable outcome.


Lies My Teacher Told Me