"Correcting History: Telling "our" story by Paula Peters, Indian Country Today.
For nearly 400 years, colonial ideology has
dominated the telling of the story of our nation's beginning. While the
Pilgrims are cast in hues of courage and righteousness, historians have
typically treated the indigenous people as ignorant rebellious savages
who resisted missionary efforts to be humanized. The Native people and
culture necessarily sacrificed for the good of the advancement of
It is an easy leap ... right over the truth."