Author Topic: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz & "An Indigenous People's History of the Unites States"  (Read 1406 times)

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I am just now reading An Indigenous People's History of the Unites States (by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz). It is pretty amazing. Dense and scholarly and narrative and readable and eye opening and makes clear good sense. i think i read it recommended on this site.....thanks.

Roxanne is another fraud - posing as Cherokee (she used to claim Cheyenne), and still carries "Ortiz" from her ex-hubby, renowned Pueblo poet Simon Ortiz.

My bolding. I could not find neither the book nor the author mentioned elsewhere in the forum. The book is still in print and selling world wide, even in bookstores in remote Scandinavia, so I decided to investigate.

About the author: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roxanne_Dunbar-Ortiz
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Born in San Antonio, Texas, in 1938[1] to an Oklahoma family, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz grew up in Central Oklahoma, daughter of a white sharecropper and a mother that Dunbar believes to have been partially Native American, although her mother never claimed to be Native and Dunbar-Ortiz grew up without any Native heritage.[2]

Note [2] leads here, an interview with the author, and much about the book:

https://progressive.org/dispatches/the-land-is-the-body-of-the-native-people-roxanne-dunbar-ortiz-180703/

Another interview: https://charlatanmagazine.com/Scholars/roxannedunbar-ortiz/index.html

Her books that are still in print: https://www.amazon.com/Roxanne-Dunbar-Ortiz/e/B001HQ28N8

About the author and some of her books: https://monthlyreview.org/2008/05/01/a-revolutionary-identity/

About the book mentioned above: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_Indigenous_Peoples%27_History_of_the_United_States

Her website, about the book and about the author on the front page: https://reddirtsite.com/

About her spouse (ex-husband), whose last name she carries: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_J._Ortiz

Here is a quite long, very detailed and referenced 2015 FB note ("The White Real Roots of Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz"):

https://www.facebook.com/notes/hank-adams/the-white-real-roots-of-roxanne-dunbar-ortiz/10153001046118263/

The above note was written by: https://www.facebook.com/hank.adams.9081

This seems to confirm CrystalClear's claims, which I quoted above.