Native America: A Little Matter of Genocide
In the Balkans in the 1990s, vast areas were targeted for “ethnic cleansing.” The world recoiled in horror. In Rwanda, the killing was even worse. There was intense media coverage and much hand-wringing. Absent from the discussion is any acknowledgment that when it comes to ethnic cleansing, the U.S. takes a back seat to no one. In its drive for territory under the banner of “manifest destiny,” the continent was virtually cleared of its indigenous population.
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.