Struggle for the Land: Native North American Resistance to Genocide, Ecocide, and Colonization / Edition 2

Struggle for the Land: Native North American Resistance to Genocide, Ecocide, and Colonization / Edition 2

by Ward Churchill
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Struggle for the Land: Native North American Resistance to Genocide, Ecocide, and Colonization / Edition 2

From the Sonora to the Arctic, North America's indigenous peoples have been dispossessed of nearly all their original territory, with the residue -- about 2 percent -- held under a colonial "trust" authority by the U.S. and Canada. Ironically, the presumably useless fragments of geography set aside to keep Native Americans out of sight and mind have turned out to be some of the most resource-rich on the planet. Native Americans should thus be among the most affluent sectors of the population, but instead, they are the absolute poorest. The reason for this paradox is clear: the riches of North America's indigenous nations continue to be channeled into the settler's economy. By focusing upon certain modes of resource exploitation -- uranium mining, coal stripping, hydropower generation and water diversion -- Churchill demonstrates clearly that the effects of state/corporate business in the nativepopulated hinterlands of the continent are as ecocidal as they are genocidal. The ecological havoc being wreaked cannot be contained within reservation areas, and therefore poses a threat to all North Americans, presenting a common ground upon which Indians and non-Indians alike can and must struggle to repeal the status quo.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900872864145
Publisher: City Lights Books
Publication date: 09/01/2002
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 460
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Buying Time9
Succeeding into Native North America: A Secessionist View11
The Indigenous Peoples of North America: A Struggle Against Internal Colonialism15
Part IThe Law
The Tragedy and the Travesty: The Subversion of Indigenous Sovereignty in North America37
Part IIThe Land
Struggle to Regain a Stolen Homeland: Iroquois Land Rights in Upstate New York93
The Black Hills Are Not For Sale: The Lakota Struggle for the 1868 Treaty Territory113
Genocide in Arizona: The "Navajo-Hopi Land Dispute" in Perspective135
The Struggle for Newe Segobia: The Western Shoshone Battle for Their Homeland173
Last Stand at Lubicon Lake: Genocide and Ecocide in the Canadian North190
Part IIIOther Fronts
Geographies of Sacrifice: The Radioactive Colonization of Native North America239
The Water Plot: Hydrological Rape in Northern Canada292
Like Sand in the Wind: The Making of an American Indian Diaspora in the United States330
Part IVAn Alternative
I Am Indigenist: Notes on the Ideology of the Fourth World367
TREATY: The Platform of Russell Means' Campaign for President of the Oglala People, 1982405

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