Skip to comments.Native Americans push schools to include their story in California history classes
Posted on 07/29/2018 10:40:59 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
California 4th-graders have studied Golden State geography, people and history. Now, historians and Native American teachers are pushing to broaden that curriculum to include more on the culture and history of the states original inhabitants.
For so many years, the story of California Indians has never really been part of classrooms, said Rose Borunda, an education professor at Sacramento State University and a coordinator of the California Indian History Curriculum Coalition. Our story has never been present. Its often sidestepped because its inconvenient. But its the truth, and students should learn it.
Borunda, who is Native American, and her colleagues are working to educate teachers statewide on the history of Californias indigenous people, who were among the most populous and diverse Native Americans in North America. Their curriculum would complement the states History-Social Science framework, which was updated two years ago.
The changes are part of a broader effort to expand Native California curriculum in K-12 schools. In October, Gov. Brown signed AB 738...to create a Native American studies class curriculum for high schools that will satisfy the elective course requirements for admission to CU and CSU. Earlier this year, Brown signed AB 2016, which creates an elective high school ethnic studies course that could also include Native American history and culture. The State Board of Education is required to adopt the ethnic studies curriculum by March 2020.
While the [California] missions marked the beginning of colonization in California, they were also the beginning of the end for most tribes, as thousands were enslaved by missionaries, killed by settlers over the next few decades or died of diseases introduced by Europeans. Within 70 years of the Spanish arrival, the native population dropped to fewer than 70,000, according to the states Native American Heritage Commission.
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Olohne, Cherokkee, Ishi, Sacajewa, etc.
They don’t teach this anymore?
All for it
And while youre at it get rid of stupid white man names for mountains
Like Mt Diablo and go back to the Ohlone names
Kawukum. Tuyshtak. Jaman. Ojompile supemenu
White man corrupt sacred Indian places
All of it or just some of it? This part?
In the colonies the war was called the French and Indian War. Both the French and the British colonists were helped by their Indian allies. An ally is a friend in a war. The British army and British colonists were helped by the Iroquois Indians.
The Matriarch called Dances with lies.
America’s First Immigrants.
Did these people even have the wheel?
That’s like 2 kids on the beach arguing over whose sand castle is better b4 a big wave takes them both out.
So, when does this victimhood expire?
Oh, I see. It isn’t ever going to expire. 2000 years from now, there will still be special privileges and rewards for descendents of Indians, and those who claim to be.
If there’s a USA in 2000 years!
The white man brought freedom and other natural rights, science, capitalism, limited government, and other virtues and requirements of life proper to a rational being. In this context, the passage of time washes away past injustice if they are willing to participate in it.
The Modoc war is worth studying.
And two Mohicans! . But that was the last of them!
“They dont teach this anymore?”
I went through the CA Public Education system from Kindergarten to High School.
Throughout elementary school and middle school we were taught about the CA Indians. We even had field trips to village sites in the Sierras to see where they ground acorns and caught salmon.
What stood out was just how easy these Indians had it compared to other tribes. Food, shelter and weather was all figured out for them, all they had to do was use the abundance.
Millions of Salmon would come up rushing rivers, without fail. All the had to do was spear them with a stick, then dry and smoke.
A single valley oak would produce a TON of acorns.
Every river out of the Sierra had a tribe. They would migrate up and down that river with the seasons, winters in the Valley, summers up high.
A land of plenty, and then some.
Or died by diseases introduced by Europeans . . .
As if they never died from diseases before Europeans showed up. How very scientific. Before Europeans arrived, they lived forever.
Hello, my name is Christopher. Would you like to sample my smallpox? Or would you like some Black Plague today?
I guess the indians will object when their story of slaughtering other tribes is being reported instead of the living in harmony with each other and nature BS.
It’s about time the tribes speak up to teach their history.
Do it now, before all the learned Elders have died off or been brainwashed by the mis-education systems of today’s America.
The LGBT’s and the Islamists are not going to welcome the competition for those Govt. funded propaganda mills.
In Minnesota they are already getting rid of the white mans names on stuff. It be rayciss.
Americas First Immigrants.
More like second or third ...
This is a widespread lie and revisionist propaganda that needs to die. The natives were never "enslaved". They weren't bought and sold; they weren't forced to come to live on the missions; and they didn't become anyone's property.
When the missioners were sent to California by the Spanish Crown, their charge was to introduce the natives to Christianity, and to make them civilized citizens so that they could adapt to Spanish rule. They were invited to live on the mission lands, but once they were accepted they were bound to obey the rules of the community.
Spain, which had just recently emerged from a 700 year war to take back it's country from the Moslems, was still a feudal society where there was a very strict hierarchical structure with peasants at the bottom and royalty at the top (in California the governing officials represented the Crown-- thus they were called "viceroys"). So basically, the Indians in California were treated no worse (or better) than those of the same social status in Spain.
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