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ERIC Number: EJ1097268
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0951-8398
Sanitizing "Indians" in America's Thanksgiving Story
Adare-Tasiwoopa ápi, Sierra; Adams-Campbell, Melissa
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), v29 n5 p655-669 2016
Children's books about the Thanksgiving holiday offer a superlative example of America's supposedly innocent interactions with "Indians." In this essay, we describe how representations of "Indians" in children's Thanksgiving books are often used to promote a Manifest Destiny ideology, we correct basic "facts" about the "first" Thanksgiving, and we urge educators to employ decolonizing and indigenizing pedagogical strategies when teaching about Thanksgiving in order to better explain America's historical relation to "Indians" in their classrooms.
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Language: English
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