In the story of American exceptionalism, Native Americans cease to exist after Manifest Destiny


"Atop the U.S. Capitol, there is a frieze depicting American history. At first, Native Americans fight an onslaught of colonists. Our final reference is the death of Tecumseh and a kneeling Native American woman, hands upraised. There is nothing after. In the story of American exceptionalism, Native Americans cease to exist after Manifest Destiny.

...But Native Americans didn’t go extinct. We’re still here. And this is the racial wallpaper we see. A largely forgotten, marginalized people, surrounded on all sides with the celebration of Native genocide." --Tara Houska (Couchiching First Nation)

via "The Racial Wallpaper of Slavery and Genocide" from Indian Country Today Media Network

#quote #TaraHouska #America #survival

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