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American Indians : stereotypes & realities

Author: Devon A Mihesuah
Publisher: Atlanta, GA : Clarity, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Attempts to refute some of the most common misconceptions and stereotypes people have about Native Americans and their culture.
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Mihesuah, Devon A. (Devon Abbott), 1957-
American Indians.
Atlanta, GA : Clarity, ©1996
(OCoLC)605264348
Online version:
Mihesuah, Devon A. (Devon Abbott), 1957-
American Indians.
Atlanta, GA : Clarity, ©1996
(OCoLC)631840618
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Devon A Mihesuah
ISBN: 0932863221 9780932863225
OCLC Number: 35589097
Description: 149 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Stereotypes --
Indians are all alike --
Indians were conquered because they were inferior - If Indians had united, they could have prevented the European invasion --
Indians had no civilization until Europeans brought it to them --
Indians arrived in this hemisphere via the Siberian Land Bridge --
Indians were warlike and treacherous --
Indians had nothing to contribute to Europeans or to the growth of America --
Indians did not value or empower women --
Indians have no religion --
Indians welcome outsiders to study and participate in their religious ceremonies --
Indians are a vanished race --
Indians are confined to reservations, live in tipis, wear braids, and ride horses --
Indians have no reason to be unpatriotic --
Indians get a free ride from the government --
Indians' affairs are managed for them by the B.I.A. --
Indians are not capable of completing school --
Indians cannot vote or hold office --
Indians have a tendency toward alcoholism --
"My grandmother was an Indian" --
Indians are all fullbloods --
All Indians have an "Indian name" --
Indians know the histories, languages, and cultural aspects of their own tribe and all the other tribes --
Indians are stoic and have no sense of humor --
Indians like having their picture taken --
Indigenous peoples welcome outsiders to share in their "Traditional Indigenous Knowledge" --
Afterword : The effects of stereotyping --
Appendix A. [Do's and don'ts] for those who teach American Indian history --
Appendix B. Suggested guidelines for institutions with scholars who conduct research on American Indians --
Appendix C. Course outline for American history and culture survey with suggested projects --
Appendix D. Outline for course "American Indian women in history."
Responsibility: Devon A. Mihesuah.

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Attempts to refute some of the most common misconceptions and stereotypes people have about Native Americans and their culture.

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