ART: “Our True History”
By Ernesto Yerena Montejano, Yaqui/Xicano
One of Honor The Treaties Artists.
“A lot of folks don’t realize that Indians still exist in their ancestral homelands east of the Mississippi. That’s really the product of an educational system that essentially taught a version of history that excluded who we are. There was a method to that madness — it didn’t happen accidentally. It happened because those folks who approved textbooks and the curriculum of the schools told it their way. The fact that people in [Virginia] didn’t realize we existed wasn’t happenstance. It was all part of a systematic process to disallow American Indians’ existence.” —Stephen Adkins, Chickahominy
Thank you for allowing us to post it I Love Ancestry. Keep up with the great work Ernesto
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