Militarization of Indian Country

Militarization of Indian Country

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by Winona LaDuke, Sean Aaron Cruz
     
 

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When it became public that Osama bin Laden’s death was announced with the phrase “Geronimo, EKIA!” many Native people, including Geronimo’s descendants, were insulted to discover that the name of a Native patriot was used as a code name for a world-class terrorist. Geronimo descendant Harlyn Geronimo explained, “Obviously to equate

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When it became public that Osama bin Laden’s death was announced with the phrase “Geronimo, EKIA!” many Native people, including Geronimo’s descendants, were insulted to discover that the name of a Native patriot was used as a code name for a world-class terrorist. Geronimo descendant Harlyn Geronimo explained, “Obviously to equate Geronimo with Osama bin Laden is an unpardonable slander of Native America and its most famous leader.” The Militarization of Indian Country illuminates the historical context of these negative stereotypes, the long political and economic relationship between the military and Native America, and the environmental and social consequences. This book addresses the impact that the U.S. military has had on Native peoples, lands, and cultures. From the use of Native names to the outright poisoning of Native peoples for testing, the U.S. military’s exploitation of Indian country is unparalleled and ongoing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781938065002
Publisher:
Michigan State University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2013
Edition description:
2nd Edition
Pages:
110
Sales rank:
753,697
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Winona LaDuke is an internationally renowned activist working on issues of sustainable development, renewable energy, and food systems. She lives and works on the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota, and is a two time vice presidential candidate with Ralph Nader for the Green Party. She serves as Executive Director of Honor the Earth, and is the founder of the White Earth Land Recovery Project, one of the largest reservation-based nonprofit organizations in the country. LaDuke is the author of five books, including Recovering the Sacred, All Our Relations, and Last Standing Woman.

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The Militarization of Indian Country 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
recubejim More than 1 year ago
An eye opening catalog of continuing genocidal poisoning of Tribal lands. Very readable compendium of heinous activity.