How crazy is it that we don’t teach about true Native American culture? I spent a week on the Rosebud reservation in South Dakota and was amazed at how much culture and history was left out of my lessons. It was a great experience that really helped me develop a better appreciation for them.
They were robbed of land. They were treated very poorly. They were here first. That is what we need to educate our kids on. Is Columbus a vital part of history? Of course. Is he the man who “discovered” America. No. We need to discuss that and help our students develop a better understanding of Native Americans and how important they are to the history of our country.