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The 400 Years Project celebrates Indigenous Photographers

By  Edwin Arnaudin in The Mountain Express

For many young Americans across generations, an introduction to Indigenous history often begins with the landing of the Mayflower on Plymouth Rock in 1620. According to the tale, the Pilgrims and Indians formed initial bonds over a meal of thanksgiving.

“But the stories of flourishing friendships and untouched wilderness are told through the lens of settlers and are harmful myths,” says Sarah Stacke, a Brooklyn-based photojournalist and archive investigator. “[Christopher] Columbus landed in 1492 carrying disease, death, enslavement and displacement. By 1650 — just 30 years after the Mayflower — an estimated 90% of Native people had died from European diseases.” FOR MORE

Picture from Legends of Americans

Cherokee, indigenous history, indigenous people, PHOTOGRAPHY

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