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Manifest Destiny is not the Only Story: The Value of Inclusionary History

Contemporary education in social sciences amounts to teaching of the principles of Manifest Destiny. In a recent student essay from a University they stated, “set curriculums of history protect and glorify the rise of the US, it hurts true Natives to the land and…

Narratives of Indians from Oregon’s Pioneering Days

In the first one hundred years of history writing about Oregon, there occurred something remarkable. Many writers adopted a romantic historical writing style which aggrandized the role of the pioneer, the missions of the churches and the benefits of the colonization which took place….

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