Sacramento State University student Chiitaanibah Johnson, who is Maidu and Navajo, sparked a national debate over how American Indian history is taught when she took on history professor Maury Wiseman for saying the word genocide was too strong in describing what happened to American Indians. Photographed outside the California Indian Museum on September, 12, 2015.
Sacramento State University student Chiitaanibah Johnson, who is Maidu and Navajo, sparked a national debate over how American Indian history is taught when she took on history professor Maury Wiseman for saying the word genocide was too strong in describing what happened to American Indians. Photographed outside the California Indian Museum on September, 12, 2015. Autumn Payne apayne@sacbee.com
Sacramento State University student Chiitaanibah Johnson, who is Maidu and Navajo, sparked a national debate over how American Indian history is taught when she took on history professor Maury Wiseman for saying the word genocide was too strong in describing what happened to American Indians. Photographed outside the California Indian Museum on September, 12, 2015. Autumn Payne apayne@sacbee.com

Student’s protest sparks viral debate on American Indian history

September 12, 2015 10:56 AM

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