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Acclaimed historian and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz offers a history of the United States told from the perspective of indigenous peoples and reveals how Native Americans actively resisted expansion of the United States empire for centuries.

Today in the United States, there are more than five hundred federally recognized indigenous nations comprising nearly three million people, descendants of the fifteen million native people who once inhabited this land. The centuries-long genocidal program of the United States settler-colonial regimen has largely been omitted from history.

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz adroitly challenges the founding myth of the United States and shows how policy against the indigenous peoples was colonialist and designed to seize the territories of the original inhabitants, displacing or eliminating them. And as Dunbar-Ortiz reveals, this policy was praised in popular culture and in the highest offices of government and the military.

Spanning more than four hundred years, this classic bottom-up peoples’ history radically reframes history and explodes the silences that have haunted our national narrative.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Meticulously documented, this thought-provoking treatise is sure to generate discussion.”


  • “Dunbar-Ortiz’s material succeeds, but will be eye-opening to those who have not previously encountered such a perspective.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[An] impassioned history…Belongs on the shelf next to Dee Brown’s classic, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States provides an essential historical reference for all Americans. . . .The American Indians’ perspective has been absent from colonial histories for too long, leaving continued misunderstandings of our struggles for sovereignty and human rights.”

    Peterson Zah, former president of the Navajo Nation

  • “This may well be the most important US history book you will read in your lifetime…Dunbar-Ortiz radically reframes US history, destroying all foundational myths to reveal a brutal settler-colonial structure and ideology designed to cover its bloody tracks. Here, rendered in honest, often poetic words, is the story of those tracks and the people who survived—bloodied but unbowed. Spoiler alert: the colonial era is still here, and so are the Indians.”

    Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Freedom Dreams

  • An Indigenous Peoples’ History…pulls up the paving stones and lays bare the deep history of the United States, from the corn to the reservations. If the United States is a ‘crime scene’, as she calls it, then Dunbar-Ortiz is its forensic scientist. A sobering look at a grave history.”

    Vijay Prashad, author of The Poorer Nations

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