Do history books written by white folks tell the truth about Native Americans? We think not. Here are just some of the lies they tell.
Columbus NEVER landed in the Upper 48—Ever
Basically Everything About Pocahontas
The First Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving was named after an entire tribe’s massacre—not a peaceful meal between pilgrims and Indians.
What is a Redskin?
“It was only five generations ago that a white man could get money for one of my grandfather’s scalps,” wrote 1491’s comedian Dallas Goldtooth on Facebook. “At this time… it was ‘Redskin’ that was used to describe us.”
Lincoln Ordered a Mass Execution
In the fall of 1862, Native tribes in Minnesota waged war on white settlers out of frustration from starvation, mistreatment and harsh conditions. After soldiers captured over 300 Indians, President Abraham Lincoln approved the largest mass execution in U.S. history on 38 Dakota men. On the day of their hanging, an estimated 4,000 spectators watched them hung. Their bodies were later taken and used as medical cadavers.
Hitler Studied Reservations
There Are 566 Federally Recognized Tribes in the U.S.
Unwritten History of African Americans and Natives