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Like a hurricane : the Indian movement from Alcatraz to Wounded Knee / Paul Chaat Smith & Robert Allen Warrior.

Smith, Paul Chaat, (author.). Warrior, Robert Allen. (Added Author).

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Item details

  • ISBN: 1565843169
  • ISBN: 9781565843165
  • ISBN: 1565844025
  • ISBN: 9781565844025
  • Physical Description: xiii, 343 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : New Press : [1996]

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 280-333) and index.
Part One: Thunderbird University : Leap of faith -- We won't move -- Fancydance revolution -- Life as a metaphor -- Part Two: The Native American Embassy : The monument tour -- Yellow Thunder -- The American Indian Movement -- The Native American Embassy -- Part Three: The Independent Oglala Nation : Border town campaign -- The Independent Oglala Nation -- All things twice -- Hundred gun salute.
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It's the mid-1960's, and everyone is fighting back. Black Americans are fighting for civil rights, the counterculture is trying to subvert the Vietnam War, and women are fighting for their liberation. Indians were fighting, too, though it's a fight too few have documented, and even fewer remember. At the time, newspapers and television broadcasts were filled with images of Indian activists staging dramatic events such as the seizure of Alcatraz in 1969, the storming of the Bureau of Indian Affairs building on the eve of Nixon's re-election in 1972, and the American Indian Movement (AIM)-supported seizure of Wounded Knee by the Oglala Sioux in 1973. Like a Hurricane puts these events into historical context and provides one of the first narrative accounts of that momentous period. Unlike most other books written about American Indians, this book does not seek to persuade readers that government polices were cruel and misguided. Nor is it told from the perspective of outsiders looking in. Written by two American Indians, Paul Chaat Smith and Robert Allen Warrior, Like a Hurricane is a gripping account of how for a brief, but brilliant season, Indians strategized to change the course and tone of American Indian-U.S. government interaction. Unwaveringly honest, it analyzes not only the period's successes but also its failures.
Subject: Indians of North America > Government relations > 1934-
Alcatraz Island (Calif.) > History > Indian occupation, 1969-1971.
Wounded Knee (S.D.) > History > Indian occupation, 1973.
Trail of Broken Treaties, 1972.

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