Fascism, the FBI & Native Americans: Historical & Current Perspectives
Few people realize that Hitler’s genocidal policies in Europe were influenced by the U.S.’ treatment of Native Americans. An essential component of genocide is to denigrate and dehumanize the target group. Indians were defined by their conquerors as “sub-human beasts of burden.” Germany has accepted its responsibility. In North America, by contrast, no such admission has occurred. The denial of history, with few exceptions, continues.
Interview by David Barsamian.
Recorded at KGNU.
Ward Churchill is a prolific author. Among his many books are Fantasies of the Master Race, Struggle for the Land, Indians Are Us? and A Little Matter of Genocide. Churchill made national headlines when he resigned from his position as Chairman of Ethnic Studies department at the University of Colorado due to increasing public outcry against the contents of an essay from his book, Some People Push Back: On the Justice of Roosting Chickens.