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Politics of Hallowed Ground Wounded Knee Struggle for Indian Sovereignty (99 Edition)

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The powerful story of the ongoing struggle of indigenous Americans in 20th-century United States and of its shift in focus from traditional battlefield and massacre sites to federal courtrooms and the halls of Congress. Mario Gonzalez has served as attorney for the Sioux Nation and Elizabeth Cook-Lynn is a Native American writer. Together their two voices will draw the reader into the continuing struggle of the Sioux people to achieve justice.

Synopsis:

This riveting account of hope, anger, and the pursuit of honor centers around the efforts, beginning in 1985, of the Wounded Knee Survivor's Associations to obtain legal redress for the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee. Interweaving entries from the diary of Oglala attorney Mario Gonzalez and historical commentary by Santee/Yankton writer Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, The Politics of Hallowed Ground traces the Survivors' Association's struggle to secure from the U.S. government a formal apology and recognition of the massacre site as a National American Monument.

Surveying both recent and historical events, Gonzalez and Cook-Lynn address critical issues of cultural bias and collective memory. Their observations expose not only the seemingly unbridgeable gap between white and Native cultures but also impassioned dialogue among various tribes affected by the Wounded Knee Massacre.

Heartbreaking and inspiring by turns, The Politics of Hallowed Ground reveals the bitter and ongoing struggle of a Native people to recover its history and its sacred lands — and to achieve justice once and for all.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [413]-416) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780252066696
Author:
Gonzalez, Mario
Author:
Cook-Lynn, Elizabeth
Author:
Gonzalez, Mario
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Location:
Urbana :
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Legal status, laws, etc.
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
United States - Reconstruction Period (1865-1877)
Subject:
Government relations
Subject:
National monuments
Subject:
Teton Indians
Subject:
Wounded knee massacre, s.d., 1890
Subject:
Teton Indians -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Subject:
National monuments -- South Dakota.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
Teton Indians -- Government relations.
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
RCP105
Publication Date:
19981231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in

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Product details 448 pages University of Illinois Press - English 9780252066696 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This riveting account of hope, anger, and the pursuit of honor centers around the efforts, beginning in 1985, of the Wounded Knee Survivor's Associations to obtain legal redress for the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee. Interweaving entries from the diary of Oglala attorney Mario Gonzalez and historical commentary by Santee/Yankton writer Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, The Politics of Hallowed Ground traces the Survivors' Association's struggle to secure from the U.S. government a formal apology and recognition of the massacre site as a National American Monument.

Surveying both recent and historical events, Gonzalez and Cook-Lynn address critical issues of cultural bias and collective memory. Their observations expose not only the seemingly unbridgeable gap between white and Native cultures but also impassioned dialogue among various tribes affected by the Wounded Knee Massacre.

Heartbreaking and inspiring by turns, The Politics of Hallowed Ground reveals the bitter and ongoing struggle of a Native people to recover its history and its sacred lands — and to achieve justice once and for all.

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