A Keetoowah Cherokee, Churchill (associate chair, ethnic studies, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder) has authored or coauthored 11 books, including three that have won the Gustavus Meyer Award for Human Rights. He is a longtime activist for Native American rights and has also served as a spokesperson for the Leonard Peltier Defense Committee. This work is a compilation of his writings, including some that have previously appeared in such publications as American Indian Culture and Research Journal. These essays focus on an eclectic group of topics ranging from the meanings of Columbus Day to the misuses of Indian culture by the Men's Movement and sports franchises to the repression of the American Indian Movement (AIM) in the 1970s following the occupation of Alcatraz Island. This valuable collection of forceful writings by an influential Native American leader is highly recommended for all academic libraries with Native American studies collections.-John Burch, Campbellsville Univ. Lib., KY Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Ward Churchill is Professor and Associate Chair of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has written scores of articles, along with eight books, including Agents of Repression and A Little Matter ofGenocide. Three of his books have won the Gustavus Meyer Award for Human Rights.
Introduction. Acts of Rebellion: Reflections on the Role of a Writer Part I. In Mattersof Law1. The Tragedy and the Travesty: The Subversion of Indigenous Sovereignty in North America
2. The Nullification of Native American? An Analysis of the 1990 American Indian Arts and Crafts Act
3. Confronting Columbus Day: An Argument Based in International Law
Part II. Struggles for Lands and Lives
4. The Earth is Our Mother: Struggles for American Indian Land and Liberation in the Contemporary United States
5. A Breach of Trust: The Radioactive Colonization of Native North America
6. Like Sand in the Wind: The Making of an American Indian Diaspora in the United States
7. The Bloody Wake of Alcatraz: Repression of the American Indian Movement During the 1970s Part III. Culture Wars
8. Fantasies of the Master Race: Cinema and the Colonization of American Indians
9. Let's Spread the "Fun" Around: The Issue of American Indian Sports Team Mascots
10. Indians 'R' Us: Reflections on the Men's Movements Part IV. TheIndigenist Alternative
11. False Promises: An Indigenist Analysis of Marxist Theory and Practice
12. The New face of Liberation: Indigenous Rebellion, State Repression, and the Reality of the Fourth World
13. I am Indigenist: Notes on the Ideology of the Fourth World