Margaret D. Jacobs, After One Hundred Winters: In Search of Reconciliation on America's Stolen Lands
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In this timely and urgent book, settler historian Margaret Jacobs tells the stories of the individuals and communities who are working together to heal historical wounds—and reveals how much we have to gain by learning from our history instead of denying it. Jacobs traces the brutal legacy of systemic racial injustice to Indigenous people that has endured since the nation’s founding. Explaining how early attempts at reconciliation succeeded only in robbing tribal nations of their land and forcing their children into abusive boarding schools, she shows that true reconciliation must emerge through Indigenous leadership and sustained relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people that are rooted in specific places and histories. In the absence of an official apology and a federal Truth and Reconciliation Commission, ordinary people are creating a movement for transformative reconciliation that puts Indigenous land rights, sovereignty, and values at the forefront. With historical sensitivity and an eye to the future, Jacobs urges us to face our past and learn from it, and once we have done so, to redress past abuses. Drawing on dozens of interviews, After One Hundred Winters reveals how Indigenous people and settlers in America today, despite their troubled history, are finding unexpected gifts in reconciliation.
About the Author
Margaret Jacobs is the Charles Mach Professor of History and the Director of the Center for Great Plains Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has published more than 35 articles and 3 books, primarily about Indigenous child removal and family separation. Her book, White Mother to a Dark Race, won the Bancroft Prize in 2010. In 2017, she co-founded the Genoa Indian School Digital Reconciliation Project and in 2018, Reconciliation Rising, a multimedia project.
About the Interlocuter
Since the late 1980s Lucy Moore has worked as a mediator, facilitator, trainer and consultant, specializing in natural resource and public policy disputes. She has a credibility and depth of experience in Indian country rare in conflict resolution practitioners. Both Lucy's books, Into the Canyon: Seven Years in Navajo Country, which won Best Memoir from Women Writing the West in 2004 and Common Ground On Hostile Turf: Stories from An Environmental Mediator are timeless best sellers at CW. Her