Rox­anne Dun­bar-Ortiz grew up in rur­al Okla­homa, the daugh­ter of a ten­ant farmer and part-Indi­an moth­er. She has been active in the inter­na­tion­al Indige­nous move­ment for more than four decades and is known for her life­long com­mit­ment to nation­al and inter­na­tion­al social jus­tice issues. Dun­bar-Ortiz is the author or edi­tor of sev­en oth­er books, includ­ing Roots of Resis­tance: A His­to­ry of Land Tenure in New Mex­i­co. Her most recent book, An Indige­nous Peo­ples’ His­to­ry of the Unit­ed States (Bea­con Press, 2014) was the 2015 Recip­i­ent of the Amer­i­can Book Award and the win­ner of the 2015 PEN Oak­land-Josephine Miles Award for Excel­lence in Lit­er­a­ture. She lives in San Fran­cis­co.Dina Gilio-Whitak­er (Colville Con­fed­er­at­ed Tribes) is an award-win­ning jour­nal­ist and colum­nist at Indi­an Coun­try Today Media Net­work. A writer and researcher in Indige­nous stud­ies, she is cur­rent­ly a research asso­ciate and asso­ciate schol­ar at the Cen­ter for World Indige­nous Stud­ies. She lives in San Clemente, Calif.
Rural America
Myth #11: “The United States Gave Indians Their Reservations”