A Mennonite scholar reframes the story of Pennsylvania's settlement [The Scribbler]

American historical societies for a long time defined their mission as telling the story of European settlers and their descendants. The American I...

November 29, 2022
2:18 AM

American historical societies for a long time defined their mission as telling the story of European settlers and their descendants. The American Indians whom the immigrants displaced were a peripheral part of that story.This was the attitude of many historians, local and national, until relatively recently. But historians who spend time thinking about the past increasingly are considering those who were here first as a more essential part of the larger story of America.John L. Ruth is one of these.

Paul West