How does Fishpond Work?

Shop over a million Toys in our Huge New Range

Red, Earth, White Lies

In this latest work by the prominent historian, Deloria turns his audacious intellect and fiery indignation to an examination of modern science as it relates to Native American oral history and exposes the myth of scientific fact, defending Indian mythology as the more truthful account of the history of the earth. Deloria grew up in South Dakota, in a small border town on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. There he was in a position to absorb the culture and traditions of Western Europeans, as well as of the native Sioux people. Much of the formal education he received about science, including how the earth and its people had formed and developed over time, came from the white, Western world; he and his fellow students accepted it as gospel, even though this information often contradicted the ancient teachings of the Native American peoples. As an adult, though, Deloria saw how some of these scientific "facts", once readily accepted as the truth, now began to run against common sense as well as the teachings of his people. For example, the question of why certain peoples had lighter or darker skins posed an especially thorny problem - one that mainstream journals and books failed to answer in a way that was satisfactory to this budding skeptic. When he began to reexamine other previously irrefutable theories - of the earth's creation, of the evolution of people, of the acceptance of the notion that the Indians themselves had been responsible for slaughtering and wiping out certain large animals from their habitat over time - he also began to reconsider the value of myth and religion in an explanation of the world's history and, in the process, to document and record traditionalknowledge of Indian tribes as offered by the tribal elders.
Product Details

About the Author

Vine Deloria Jr., was a leading Native American scholar, whose research, writings, and teaching have encompassed history, law, religious studies, and political science. He is the former executive director of the National Congress of American Indians, and author of numerous books including best-seller God Is Red.


"This is Vine Deloria's best book yet. ... Red Earth, White Lies shoots down a whole herd of sacred cows-from Charles Darwin's cow to Samuel Eliot Morison's bull." -Leslie Marmon Silko, author of Ceremony "Vine Deloria, Jr,. started the whole modern American Indian renaissance. ... Now, in Red Earth, White Lies, he is lambasting scholars and scientists for filling our heads with nonsense while they ignore the traditional knowledge of native tribes. Bound to be controversial, bound to start readers rethinking old concepts." -Dee Brown, author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee "This is Vine Deloria at his very best-challenging, taunting, acerbic-and powerful." -Alvin M. Josephy, Jr., author of Now That the Buffalo's Gone

How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Red, Earth, White Lies: Native Americans and the Myth of Scientific Fact on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by, Inc.
Back to top