Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Did the U.S. Army Distribute Smallpox Blankets to Indians? Fabrication and Falsification in Ward Churchill's Genocide Rhetoric

The brilliant Professor Thomas Brown of Lamar University has published a magnificent analysis of Ward Churchill's many deliberate lies about the "genocide" of the Mandan in a scholarly publication called "Plagiary."

Hat Tip:
I noticed Dr. Brown's article because it was posted on Mr. Paine's Pirateballerina site.

As far as I am concerned, Dr. Brown's article is the "Mother of All Churchill Takedowns"!

Dr. Brown writes:

"Churchill fabricated all of the central details of his [Mandan Indian] genocide story. Churchill also falsified the sources he cites in support of his genocide charges, sources which say the opposite of what Churchill attributes to them. Moreover, we must conclude that falsification and fabrication are habitual with Churchill. This essay has analyzed not much more than three cumulative pages of Churchill’s writing, drawn from across six different essays. (Since Churchill published his second version at least twice, this adds up to at least seven different publications.) Within those few pages, Churchill has committed multiple counts of research misconduct—specifically, fabrication and falsification."

An earlier version of Dr. Brown's analysis is here.

I wrote a brief article on the main points of Brown's original research here.


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