Red Power

Red Power : The American Indians' Fight for Freedom, Second Edition

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Red Power is a classic documentary history of the American Indian activist movement. This landmark second edition considerably expands and updates the original, illustrating the development of American Indian political activism from the 1960s through the end of the twentieth century. Included in the fifty selections are influential statements by Indian organizations and congressional committees, the texts of significant laws, and the articulate voices of individuals such as Clyde Warrior, Vine Deloria Jr., Dennis Banks, Wilma Mankiller, Ada Deer, and Russell Means. The selections are organized around key issues: the nature of the original Red Power protest; tribal identity, self-determination, and sovereignty; land claims and economic development; cultural traditions and spirituality; education; and reservation conditions.
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  • Hardback | 300 pages
  • 160.5 x 235.7 x 26.2mm | 612.11g
  • Lincoln, United States
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • Illus.
  • 0803225873
  • 9780803225879

About Troy R. Johnson

Alvin M. Josephy Jr. was the founding chairman of the board of the National Museum of the American Indian. His many books include Five Hundred Nations: An Illustrated History of North American Indians. Joane Nagel is chair of the sociology department at the University of Kansas and the author or editor of several books, including American Indian Ethnic Renewal: Red Power and the Resurgence of Identity and Culture. Troy Johnson is an associate professor of American Indian studies and history at California State University, Long Beach, and the author of several books, including The Occupation of Alcatraz Island: Indian Self-Determination and the Rise of Indian Activism.
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"An essential handbook for anyone concerned with the never-ending struggle of Native Americans to obtain freedoms that other Americans have long taken for granted."-New York Times Book Review * New York Times Book Review *
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Table of contents

Contents: 1. Red Power Protest Declaration of Indian Purpose, 1961 "We Are Not Free," 1967 American Indian Warriors: Fishing Rights and the Vietnam War, 1968 and 1973 This Country Was a Lot Better Off When the Indians Were Running It, 1970 The Occupation of Alcatraz Island, 1969 The Twenty-Point Proposal of Native Americans on the Trail of Broken Treaties, 1972 Demands of the Independent Oglala Nation, 1973 Women of All Red Nations, 1974 The Longest Walk, 1978 The Activist Legacy of Red Power References and Further Reading 2. Self-Determination and Tribal Sovereignty Indian Self-Government, 1949 Indian Statement on Policy and Legislation, 1967 The American Indian and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1969 "We Speak as Indians," 1969 Message to Congress on Indian Affairs, 1970 Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, 1975 Indian Child Welfare Act, 1978 Statement on Indian Policy, 1983 Statement of Ada E. Deer before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, 1993 References and Further Reading 3. Economic Development and Land Claims American Indian Capital Conference on Poverty, 1964 Return of the Blue Lake to the Taos Pueblos, 1970 Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, 1971 Launching the Tribes into a New Millennium, 1975 United States v. Sioux Nation of Indians, 1980 Nuclear Waste Policy Act, 1983 California v. Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, 1987 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, 1988 References and Further Reading 4. Education Rough Rock Demonstration and Community Schools, 1965- , Navajo Community College / Dine College, 1968- , Indian Education: A National Tragedy and Challenge, 1969 Big Rock School, 1969 Deganawide-Quetzalcoatl University (D-QU), 1971- , Tribally Controlled Community College Assistance Act, 1978 Native American Languages Act, 1990 American Indian Tribal Colleges and Universities, 1996 References and Further Reading 5. Spiritual and Cultural Renewal American Indian Religious Freedom Act, 1978 Archaeological Resources Protection Act, 1979 The Black Hills and Camp Yellow Thunder, 1981-1987 Lyng v. Northwest Indian Cemetery Protective Association, 1988 The National Museum of the American Indian Act, 1989 Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, 1990 Indian Arts and Crafts Act, 1990 American Indian Religious Freedom Act Amendments, 1994 References and Further Reading 6. Rebuilding Native American Lives and Communities American Indian Population Trends, 1960-1990 Report on Urban and Rural Non-Reservation Indians, 1976 Definition of Indian: Tribal Membership, 1977 Petitioners for Federal Acknowledgement, 1978-1997 An Open Letter to the Governor of Georgia, 1993 Statement of Ethnic Fraud, 1993 Federal Indian Identification Policy American Indian Population Projections, 1980-2080 References and Further Reading
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