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James Loewen
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"Why don't textbooks mention arms as a facilitator of exploration and domination? Why don't they treat any of the foregoing factors? If crude factors such as military power or religiously sanctioned greed are perceived as reflecting badly on us, who exactly is 'us'? Who are the textbooks written for (and by)? Plainly, descendants of Europeans." Chapter 2, p. 44

"Acknowledging how aboriginal we are culturally - how the United States and Europe, too, have been influenced by Native American as well as European ideas - would require significant textbook rewriting. If we recognized American Indians as important intellectual antecedents of our political structure, we would have to acknowledge that acculturation has been a two-way street, and we might have to reassess the assumption of primitive Indian culture that legitimates the entire conquest." Chapter 4, p. 113

"Way is trying to show respect for Native American religion, but it doesn't work. Stated...

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