Reading List Following the November 12 Slavery & Genocide Discussion

This list is courtesy of Professor Glenn Morris, Department of Political Science, University of Colorado at Denver (* denotes indigenous author).

Anderson, Gary Clayton
Ethnic Cleansing and the Indian: The Crime That Should Haunt America. Norman: U. of Oklahoma Press, 2014.

Anghie, Antony*
Imperialism, Sovereignty and the Making of International Law. NY: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

Brown, Dee
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West. NY: Bantam Books, 1971.

Churchill, Ward*
A Little Matter of Genocide: Holocaust and Denial in the Americas – 1492 to the Present. San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1997.

Coulthard, Glen Sean*
Red Skin, White Masks: Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition. Minneapolis: U. of Minnesota Press, 2014.

Daschuk, James
Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation and the Loss of Indigenous Life. Regina: U. of Regina Press, 2019.

Decker, Peter R.
“The Utes Must Go;”: American Expansion and the Removal of a People. Golden, CO: Fulcrum Press, 2004.

Deloria, Vine, Jr.*
Spirit and Reason: The Vine Deloria, Jr. Reader. Golden, CO, Fulcrum Press, 1999.

Drinnon, Richard
Facing West: The Metaphysics of Indian-Hating & Empire Building. Norman: U. of Oklahoma Press, 1980, 1997.

Horsman, Reginald
Race and Manifest Destiny: The Origins of American Racial Anglo-Saxonism. Cambridge, MA: Harvard U. Press, 1981.

Kimmerer, Robin Wall*
Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants. Milkweed Editions, 2015.

LaDuke, Winona*
To Be A Water Protector: The Rise of the Wiindigoo Slayers. Fernwood Books, 2020.

Madley, Benjamin
An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017.

McMurtry, Larry
Oh, What a Slaughter: Massacres in the American West 1846-1890. NY: Simon and Schuster, 2003.

Newcomb, Steven T.*
Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Discovery. Golden, CO: Fulcrum Press, 2008.

Ostler, Jefferey
Surviving Genocide: Native Nations and the United States from the American Revolution to Bleeding Kansas. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2019.

Saito, Natsu Taylor
Settler Colonialism, Race and the Law: Why Structural Racism Persists. NY: NYU Press, 2020.

Saunt, Claudio
Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory. NY: W.W. Norton, 2020.

Simpson, Leanne Betasamosake*
As We Have Always Done: Indigenous Freedom Through Radical Resistance. Minneapolis: U. of Minnesota Press, 2017.

Stannard, David E.
American Holocaust: The Conquest of the New World. NY: Oxford University Press, 1993.

Starblanket, Tamara*
Suffer the Little Children: Genocide, Indigenous Nations and the Canadian State. Atlanta: Clarity Press, 2018.

Tinker, George E. (Tink)*
Missionary Conquest: The Gospel and Native American Cultural Genocide. Fortress Press, 1993.

Whitman. James Q.
Hitler’s American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2017.

Whitt, Laurelyn and Adam W. Clarke
North American Genocides: Indigenous Nations, Settler Colonialism and International Law. NY: Cambridge U. Press, 2019.

Wilkins, David E.*
American Indian Sovereignty and the U.S. Supreme Court: The Masking of Justice. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1997.

Williams, Robert A., Jr.*
The American Indian in Western Legal Thought: The Discourses of Conquest. NY: Oxford University Press, 1990.

Other Action Item groups and websites:

Earth Guardians –
Indigenous Environmental Network –
Honor the Earth –
Indigenous Action –
Climate Justice Alliance –
Water Protectors Legal Collective –

Four Winds American Indian Council –
Spirit of the Sun –
Denver Indian Health and Family Services –
Denver Indian Center –
Denver Homeless Out Loud –
American Indian Movement of Colorado –
American Indian Student Services/University of Colorado/Denver –

Indian Country Today –
High Country News –
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