The Super Fun Kids' Graphic Novel Sale

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores

    Recently Viewed clear list

    The Powell's Playlist | September 25, 2015

    Caitlin Doughty: IMG Caitlin Doughty's Playlist for Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

    The soundtrack perfectly suited to facing your own mortality. ("My Way," "Wind beneath My Wings," and other popular funeral songs need not apply.)... Continue »
    1. $11.17 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list

Qualifying orders ship free.
List price: $24.95
Sale Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Native American- General Native American Studies

A Little Matter of Genocide: Holocaust and Denial in the Americas 1492 to the Present


A Little Matter of Genocide: Holocaust and Denial in the Americas 1492 to the Present Cover

ISBN13: 9780872863231
ISBN10: 0872863239
All Product Details

Only 1 left in stock at $10.98!


Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Ward Churchill has achieved an unparalleled reputation as a scholar-activist and analyst of indigenous issues in North America. Here, he explores the history of holocaust and denial in this hemisphere, beginning with the arrival of Columbus and continuing on into the present.

He frames the matter by examining both "revisionist" denial of the nazi-perpatrated Holocaust and the opposing claim of its exclusive "uniqueness," using the full scope of what happened in Europe as a backdrop against which to demonstrate that genocide is precisely what has been-and still is-carried out against the American Indians.

Churchill lays bare the means by which many of these realities have remained hidden, how public understanding of this most monstrous of crimes has been subverted not only by its perpetrators and their beneficiaries but by the institutions and individuals who perceive advantages in the confusion. In particular, he outlines the reasons underlying the United States's 40-year refusal to ratify the Genocide Convention, as well as the implications of the attempt to exempt itself from compliance when it finally offered its "endorsement."

In conclusion, Churchill proposes a more adequate and coherent definition of the crime as a basis for identifying, punishing, and preventing genocidal practices, wherever and whenever they occur.

Ward Churchill (enrolled Keetoowah Cherokee) is Professor of American Indian Studies with the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado-Boulder. A member of the American Indian Movement since 1972, he has been a leader of the Colorado chapter for the past fifteen years. Among his previous books have been Fantasies of a Master Race, Struggle for the Land, Since Predator Came, and From a Native Son.


Includes bibliographical references (p. 445-506) and index.

About the Author

Ward Churchill has achieved an unparalleled reputation as a scholar-activist and analyst of indigenous issues. He is a Professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder, a leading member of AIM, and the author of numerous books, including A Little Matter of Genocide, Struggle for the Land, and Fantasies of the Master Race.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

Larry D. Clark, February 7, 2007 (view all comments by Larry D. Clark)
I have studied Native American history for quite a few years. As a high school English teacher, I have assigned a Native American research paper for several years, attempting to make kids aware of the biggest secret in American public schools, namely that the Jewish Holocaust was child's play compared to the attempted ethnic cleansing in the Americas.

A Little Matter of Genocide has been one of the books my kids studied during these years. I have seen tears running down the faces of my students when they read about huge dogs ripping open Native Americans' bellies for the entertainment of the conquering Europeans.

This book has changed lives in my classrooms, and I don't want to stop. The problem is I loaned my book to a student and never got it back. Perhaps this is a way to get another, maybe even a classroom set.

Great book. Truthful. What American textbooks never wanted students to know about how Native Americans were treated by the white race.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(4 of 8 readers found this comment helpful)

Product Details

Churchill, Ward
City Lights Books
San Francisco :
Native American Studies
United states
Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Indians of north america
United States - General
North America
Race relations
Indians, treatment of
North America Politics and government.
Genocide -- North America -- History.
United States Race relations.
World History-Holocaust
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 29
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
8.00 x 6.00 in

Other books you might like

  1. Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian...
    Used Trade Paper $13.00
  2. Red Earth, White Lies: Native... Used Trade Paper $11.95
  3. Struggle for the Land: Native North... Used Trade Paper $11.00
  4. The Weiser Indians: Shoshoni Peacemakers Used Trade Paper $9.95
  5. Illustrated Atlas of Native American... Used Hardcover $10.95
  6. A Good Year to Die: The Story of the... Used Hardcover $7.50

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Racism and Ethnic Conflict
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
History and Social Science » US History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Holocaust

A Little Matter of Genocide: Holocaust and Denial in the Americas 1492 to the Present Sale Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$10.98 In Stock
Product details 531 pages City Lights Books - English 9780872863231 Reviews:
  • back to top


Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at