From a Native Son: Selected Essays on Indigenism, 1985-1995


Ward Churchill has emerged over the past decade as one of the strongest and most influential voices of native resistance in North America. From a Native Son collects his most important and unflinching essays, which explore the themes of
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Ward Churchill has emerged over the past decade as one of the strongest and most influential voices of native resistance in North America. From a Native Son collects his most important and unflinching essays, which explore the themes of
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780896085534
  • Publisher: South End Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/1999
  • Series: Native American Studies
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 588
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Ward Churchill (Keetowah Cherokee) has achieved an unparalleled reputation as a scholar-activist and analyst of indigenous issues. A Professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder and a leading member of AIM, Churchill is the author of numerous books, including From a Native Son, and, with Jim Vander Wall, Agents of Repression, and COINTELPRO Papers.
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Table of Contents

Deconstructing the Columbus Myth: Was the "Great Discoverer" Italian or Spanish, Nazi or Jew? 1
Since Predator Came: A Survey of Native North America Since 1492 21
The Earth is Our Mother: Struggles for American Indian Land and Liberation in the Contemporary United States 37
Genocide in Arizona?: The "Navajo-Hopi Land Dispute" in Perspective 107
Native North America: The Political Economy of Radioactive Colonialism, with Winona LaDuke 147
Like Sand in the Wind: The Making of an American Indian Diaspora in the United States 191
Death Squads in the United States: Confessions of a Government Terrorist 231
White Studies: The Intellectual Imperialism of U.S. Higher Education 271
Literature and the Colonization of American Indians 295
A Little Matter of Genocide: Colonialism and the Expropriation of Indigenous Spiritual Tradition in Academia 315
Another Dry White Season: Jerry Mander's In the Absence of the Sacred 337
Spiritual Hucksterism: The Rise of the Plastic Medicine Men 355
Indians "R" Us: Reflections on the "Men's Movement" 367
Fantasies of the Master Race: Categories of Stereotyping American Indians in Film 409
Lawrence of South Dakota: Dances with Wolves and the Maintenance of the American Empire 419
And They Did It Like Dogs in the Dirt ...: An Indigenist Analysis of Black Robe 423
Let's Spread the "Fun" Around: The Issue of Sports Team Names and Mascots 439
In the Matter of Julius Streicher: Applying Nuremberg Standards to the United States 445
Semantic Masturbation on the Left: A Barrier to Unity and Action 455
False Promises: An Indigenist Perspective on Marxist Theory and Practice 461
Nobody's Pet Poodle: Jimmie Durham, an Artist for Native North America 483
Another Vision of America: Simon J. Ortiz's From Sand Creek 501
I Am Indigenist: Notes on the Ideology of the Fourth World 509
Works by Author, 1980-1996 547
Index 559
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