Tonto's Revenge: Reflections on American Indian Culture and Policy / Edition 1

Tonto's Revenge: Reflections on American Indian Culture and Policy / Edition 1

by Rennard Strickland
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826318223

ISBN-13: 9780826318220

Pub. Date: 01/28/1997

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

How do Native Americans maintain their identity and culture in a hostile society, and to what end? Tonto's Revenge is a passionate attempt by a leading Native American scholar to reassess the Indian world view and its importance to all Americans. His deeply felt essays project a vision of how Native Americans can recapture the power of their cultural

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How do Native Americans maintain their identity and culture in a hostile society, and to what end? Tonto's Revenge is a passionate attempt by a leading Native American scholar to reassess the Indian world view and its importance to all Americans. His deeply felt essays project a vision of how Native Americans can recapture the power of their cultural legacies.

"What we have witnessed over the last five hundred years," states Rennard Strickland, "is the domination of an ideologically superior world view (that of the Native Americans) by a technologically advanced but spiritually bankrupt civilization (that of the discoverers)." He proposes a reversal of this pattern, arguing that "values must prevail over technology," especially if people are to attain balance and peace with themselves and their surroundings. He delineates the enduring cultural heritage of Indians in essays on law, literature, history, art, film, and culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826318220
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Series:
Calvin P. Horn Lectures in Western History Series
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
1Yellow Bird's Song: The Dilemma of an Indian Lawyer and Poet1
2Tonto's Revenge, or, Who Is That Seminole in the Sioux Warbonnet? The Cinematic Indian!17
3"You Can't Rollerskate in a Buffalo Herd Even if You Have All the Medicine": American Indian Law and Policy47
4Beyond the Ethnic Umbrella and the Blue Deer: Some Thoughts for Collectors of Native Painting and Sculpture63
5To Do The Right Thing: Reaffirming Indian Traditions of Justice Under Law77
6Lone Man, Walking Buffalo, and NAGPRA: Cross-Cultural Understanding and Safeguarding Human Rights, Sacred Objects, and Cultural Patrimony85
7As You Will: Through the Looking Glass of Indian Law and Policy, or, The Challenge of Painting on an Unfinished Canvas99
Afterword: Strangers in a Strange Land
Personal and Historical Reflections121
Notes131
Index149

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