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Lore vs. history | History Files

 

January 30, 2020



I have heard various people complain that the history they remember isn’t taught anymore. And to some extent that is true.

Many voices had been left out of the historical narrative. When I was young, the movies were full of cowboys and Indians. This wasn’t history, but it passed for history. In that slant of history the cowboys were always right. Nobody mentioned the treaties that were made and broken.

Nobody mentioned that land was taken at the point of a gun.

The narrative has changed because descendants of the previous settlers have gotten an opportunity to share their side. Their...



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