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Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz


Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is a historian and professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies at California State University, Hayward. She is the author of Red Dirt: Growing Up Okie (Verso), The Great Sioux Nation, and Roots of Resistance, among other books.

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Roots of Resistance
A History of Land Tenure in New Mexico
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
In New Mexico—once a Spanish colony, then part of Mexico—Pueblo Indians and descendants of Spanish- and Mexican-era settlers still think of themselves as distinct peoples, each with a dynamic history. At the core of these persistent cultural identities...



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Red Dirt
Growing Up Okie
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Now a professor of ethnic studies in California, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz turns her eye back to her own roots as a "Dust Bowl Baby" in rural Oklahoma. In telling the story of her family and their hardships in the Depression, Dunbar-Ortiz introduces the...






Edited by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

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The Great Sioux Nation
Sitting in Judgement on America
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
The Great Sioux Nation: Sitting in Judgment on America is the story of the Sioux Nation's fight to regain its land and sovereignty, highlighting the events of 1973–74, including the protest at Wounded Knee. It features pieces by some of the most prominent scholars and Indian activists of the twentieth century, including Vine Deloria Jr., Simon...