Published on March 1, 2011 by Amy
Jack D. Forbes (b.January 7, 1934-February 23, 2011) Is a Native-American writer, scholar and political activist. He is best known for his book “Columbus and Other Cannibals”, which has become a primary text of the Anti-civilization Movement.
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Jack D. Forbes was born in Long Beach, California, of Powhatan-Renapé lineage. He was raised in neighboring El Monte and Eagle Rock, where he began his writing career at the high school newspaper. He received his Bachelors degree from the University of Southern California in 1953, going on to a Masters in 1955 and a PhD. in 1959. In the early 1960′s, he became one of the first participants and organizers in the Native-American movement. He has been a visiting Fulbright Professor at the University of Warwick in England, where he also spent time at Oxford and the University of Essex. Additionally, he has held the Tinbergen Chair at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam.
He is currently professor emeritus at the University of California, Davis, where he formerly chaired the Native American studies program. He was also the founder of the now defunct Deganawidah-Quetzalcoatl University, as well as many Native American studies programs at established universities.