Red Power, 2nd Ed: The American Indians' Fight for Freedom, Second Edition / Edition 2

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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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New York Times Book Review

"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
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.
Library Journal
The original 1971 edition of Red Power was a classic documentary history of the American Indian activist movement. Included in this expanded and updated version are speeches by American Indian leaders, among them Vine Deloria Jr., Dennis Banks, Russell Means, Wilma Mankiller, Clyde Warrior, and Ada Deer. Topics such as tribal identity and sovereignty, land claims and economic development, cultural traditions and spirituality, education, and social conditions are covered in six chapters; where the original text had 26 selections, the second edition has 50. An introduction to each selection provides context for the growing Native American demand for self-determination. President Nixon's watershed Indian Affairs Message of 1970 suggests that such demands were beginning to receive official recognition and support. Editor Josephy (Five Hundred Nations, Knopf, 1998) was the founding chair of the National Museum of the American Indian. This new edition will be useful for students who want to examine contemporary and historical Native American points of view.--Vicki Leslie Toy Smith, Univ. of Nevada, Reno Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Offers a documentary history of the American Indian activist movement, containing 50 selections of statements by Indian organizations and congressional committees, texts of significant laws, and the voices of spokespeople including Clyde Warrior, Wilma Mankiller, and Russell Means. Selections are organized around key issues such as tribal identity, self-determination, land claims, spirituality, and reservation conditions. This second edition illustrates development of the movement from the 1960s through the end of the 20th century. Josephy was founding chairman of the board of the National Museum of the American Indian. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803276116
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/1999
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 316
  • Sales rank: 870,516
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Introduction 1
1 Red Power Protest
Declaration of Indian Purpose, 1961 13
"We Are Not Free," 1967 16
American Indian Warriors: Fishing Rights and the Vietnam War, 1968 and 1973 22
This Country Was a Lot Better Off When the Indians Were Running It, 1970 28
The Occupation of Alcatraz Island, 1969-1971 39
The Twenty-Point Proposal of Native Americans on the Trail of Broken Treaties, 1972 44
Demands of the Independent Oglala Nation, 1973 48
Women of All Red Nations, 1974 51
The Longest Walk, 1978 53
The Activist Legacy of Red Power 60
2 Self-Determination and Tribal Sovereignty
Indian Self-Government, 1949 69
Indian Statement on Policy and Legislation, 1967 75
The American Indian and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1969 78
"We Speak as Indians," 1969 93
Message to Congress on Indian Affairs, 1970 101
Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, 1975 119
Indian Child Welfare Act, 1978 122
Statement on Indian Policy, 1983 126
Statement of Ada E. Deer before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, 1993 136
3 Economic Development and Land Claims
American Indian Capital Conference on Poverty, 1964 143
Return of Blue Lake to the Taos Pueblos, 1970 147
Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, 1971 150
Launching the Tribes into a New Millennium, 1975 154
United States v. Sioux Nation of Indians, 1980 157
Nuclear Waste Policy Act, 1983 160
California v. Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, 1987 165
Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, 1988 168
4 Education
Rough Rock Demonstration and Community Schools, 1965- 175
Navajo Community College / Dine College, 1968- 177
Indian Education: A National Tragedy and Challenge, 1969 185
Big Rock School, 1969 192
Deganawid-Quetzalcoatl University (D - QU), 1971- 194
Tribally Controlled Community College Assistance Act, 1978 196
Native American Languages Act, 1990 199
American Indian Tribal Colleges and Universities, 1996 202
5 Spiritual and Cultural Renewal
American Indian Religious Freedom Act, 1978 209
Archaeological Resources Protection Act, 1979 211
The Black Hills and Camp Yellow Thunder, 1981-1987 214
Lyng v. Northwest Indian Cemetery Protective Association, 1988 218
The National Museum of the American Indian Act, 1989 228
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, 1990 233
Indian Arts and Crafts Act, 1990 245
American Indian Religious Freedom Act Amendments, 1994 251
6 Rebuilding Native American Lives and Communities
American Indian Population Trends, 1960-1990 257
Report on Urban and Rural Non-Reservation Indians, 1976 260
Definition of Indian: Tribal Membership, 1977 266
Petitioners for Federal Acknowledgment, 1978-1997 269
An Open Letter to the Governor of Georgia, 1993 275
Statement of Ethnic Fraud, 1993 277
Federal Indian Identification Policy 279
American Indian Population Projections, 1980-2080 287
Reprint Acknowledgments 293
Index 295
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