“Jonathan Rex is a Kituwa author, storyteller, historian, philosopher, and educator. Born and raised on U.S. military bases in California and the Philippines he is he author of Blood in the Water and creator of the Uku Books series for children. All of his books are free in digital form as dowloads to anybody who wishes to read them. Bound copies will be sold and signed only at events in person to those who wish to purchase a hard copy directly from him. All original material is copyrighted and any unauthorized printing, distribution or sale of them is strictly prohibited.”
Please visit his website with any questions, comments or queries about his work, and follow him on Twitter. Additionally, Mr. Rex will appear in the upcoming documentary, “Forget Winnetou: Going Beyond Native Stereotypes in Germany”, a film directed by Red Haircrow, making the connections between stereotyping and continuing racism and colonialism.
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Blood In the Water description:
“The world has heard the story of how the United States began. Colonists, rebelling against King George III, rallied together to overthrow the oppressive British monarchy and establish a democratic society through which all people could own their own land, pursue a life of economic independence and enjoy the freedom of their different religions. The American utopia was the greatest story ever sold and encouraged men and women from all over the world to cross the oceans that separated them from the New World. Unfortunately that story was a lie and little more than a marketing scheme for land companies and bankers who were working together to establish an empire of their own.
Within the Declaration of Independence there is a sentence that has gone largely undiscussed in which the founders accused King George III of unleashing upon the inhabitants of “their frontiers” monsters whom they referred to as “merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare was an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.” Who they were referring to specifically has never been addressed . . . until now.
In 1775, just before the Americans declared their independence from Great Britain, a man named Tsiyu Gansini (Dragging Canoe) declared war on the Virginians who were attempting to illegally purchase Kentucky for the Transylvania Land Company at the Treaty of Sycamore Shoals. Defecting from the Cherokee he relocated to the Chattanooga region, rallied thousands of warriors to him from over fourteen different Indian nations, and began diplomatically organizing a Pan-Indian Kingdom with all of the leading war chiefs east of the Mississippi at the time. Handing the United States its most humiliating defeat ever in 1791 he successfully established his union and then disappeared from recorded history as all of his head warriors went on to become dominant figures among their various tribes. This is his story, the first book of a new genre called Nawodi Literature.”
“Learn how Tawodigeya became Ama’matiya when you and your children travel with her as she journeys to the city of Palinki to meet King Pacal. Dissatisfied with the monotony of her life in the mountains of Tanasi and encouraged by a traveling Uku she sets out on a journey to ancient Mexico to discover the meaning of life.”