David Fierst is the author
of Hidden Disgrace:
Revealing the Distress Signals
Covered by North American
David Fierst is the author of Hidden Disgrace: Revealing the Distress Signals Covered by North American Indian Myths
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About the Author
David Fierst is an attorney living in Dayton, Ohio. Hidden Disgrace, his first book, is the result of a visit to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota in April 2014, after which he grappled with understanding the reasons for the harsh living conditions there.
About Hidden Disgrace
Through meticulous research, Hidden Disgrace pierces through the veil of descriptions of Indians as either savages or “Noble Savages” and describes them as real people with both strengths and weaknesses. Likewise, it takes a hard look at the notion the conquest of North and South America by Europeans was “inevitable” and was, in reality, the result of deliberate choices.
Books such as Hidden Disgrace, which dive beneath the superficial explanations of Westward Expansion, are often criticized as being “revisionist history.” Such claims ignore the obvious explanation that aspects of history cannot be “revised” if they were never reported properly in the recording of history.