Apology Refused

What's missing from In a Barren Land is a sense of how the conquest of North American Indians and the ultimate takeover of their land differ, if at all, from what has happened just about everywhere else on a planet where, in the words of Mark Twain, "Not a single inch of land is in the possession of its rightful owners." Such an enriched perspective--sensitive to the real, complex identity of the continent's original inhabitants--might help free American Indians from the final and most insidious aspect of white domination: perpetual victimization.

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