When westward expansion took place in this country, it was often at the expense of the indigenous peoples of this country, the American Indians. In looking back at the past few centuries, we witness the many harmful events and situations inflicted upon Indians. The adverse effects of these historical events are often carried down several generations, and may be felt for years to come. This is known as historical trauma.
In the pages to come, you will learn more about historical trauma; its history, its effects, and most importantly, its treatment. You’ll discover there is hope for those affected by historical trauma.