Late very last month, previous senator Rick Santorum created feedback at a Youthful America’s Basis convention that sparked backlash. During the “Standing Up for Religion and Independence” occasion, Santorum argued that America was settled by persons “who had been coming to follow their religion,” and that “there was almost nothing listed here.” He then stated, “Indeed, we have Native Us residents, but candidly there isn’t substantially Native American tradition in American tradition.” The backlash came immediately, with people today turning to Twitter to argue that the U.S. Constitution was modeled following that of the Iroquois League. But, as discussed by SUNY Geneseo background professor Michael Oberg, that is not legitimate.

In a piece for the Washington Post, Oberg writes that the two Santorum and his critics whitewashed American background and overlooked the violence Us residents perpetrated towards Indigenous persons. This hour, we communicate about this background, what is misunderstood or whitewashed, and how to much better educate these lessons. Our attendees:

  • Michael Leroy Oberg, distinguished professor of history at the Condition College of New York, School at Geneseo
  • Peter Jemison, historic web site manager for Ganondogan
  • Gabriele Papa, member of the Seneca Nation of Indians
  • Michael Galban, Mono Lake Paiute/Washoe, curator and interpretive programs assistant at the Seneca Art & Lifestyle Heart at Ganondagan