COMPILED & REVIEWED BY CLAUDIA A. FOX TREE, M.Ed (Arawak). Here are resources I recommend in courses I teach about Native Americans - like book lists, websites, video clips, music/songs, curriculum ideas, and other thoughts thrown in for explanation…
Mostly, this blog is a place to present truths and perspectives about the Indigenous People of the Western Hemisphere (with particular focus on the Caribbean) not easily found in other places.
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500 Nations - A Class of Cultures (NOTE: WE ARE NOT EXTINCT!)
Traditional Columbus Tale below:
Reconsider Columbus Day. I know people in this video. They are my family and friends.
The Canary Effect
This is a clip from the award winning documentary, The Canary Effect. It has actual quotes from the journals of Columbus (as transcribed by Bartolome de las Casas), images of the wood block prints which were used in propaganda, and includes an interview with Ward Churchill.
Kolumbus Day in Amerika
This clip has the wood prints, electronic music and voice narration, and brings the atrocities begun by Columbus up to modern day. It does have swear words.
Columbus: Continuation of a Genocidal Legacy
This is really intense, and yet so true. Here are statistics on Native American genocide as compared with other "mass exterminations." The video is set to heavy metal music, and then transitions into "Für Elise" as it posts quotes from the journal of Columbus and flashes those wood block prints. This is one okay to use with kids in terms of language, but obviously the content is difficult.
This is "auf Deutsch" (that is, it's in German) and has a reggae beat, neither of which detract from the message. Uses explicit language and not for the faint of heart.