Calling the New America Differently: Addressing a Resilient Injustice
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SourceForum of Ethnogeopolitics, 5, 1, (2017), pp. 5-10
Article / Letter to editor
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The injustice on the Native Americans has never received the due attention that it deserves. The master narrative of US history begins either with American independence (Declaration of Independence) or with the British (and other European) colonization of US territory; it rarely begins in the PreColumbian era. The nature of nationalism itself often prescribes states to claim as much antiquity as they can in order to legitimate themselves. Even though practically all modern nation-states are thought to be modern constructions, they do have traceable roots in pre-modern era. For example, the Franconian and Celtic civilizations are not shunned to be named as ancestors of the modern-day territorial-cultural polities of France and the UK. Perhaps more tangible are traces of the ancient Mesopotamian, Egyptian and Roman civilizations in the cultural historical infrastructures of the modern-day states of Iraq, Egypt and Italy. Claiming to be a Land of the Free, with an economic system that believes in the right of ownership, does not rhyme with a master narrative that is hesitant to admit that disowning land from its owners and neglecting a non-European antiquity are cases of injustice that still must be fully addressed.
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