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Like a Hurricane: The Indian Movement from Alcatraz to Wounded Knee

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It's the mid-1960's, and everyone is fighting back. Black Americans are fighting for civil rights, the counterculture is trying to subvert the Vietnam War, and women are fighting for their liberation. Indians were fighting, too, though it's a fight too few have documented, and even fewer remember. At the time, newspapers and television broadcasts were filled with images of Indian activists staging dramatic events such as the seizure of Alcatraz in 1969, the storming of the Bureau of Indian Affairs building on the eve of Nixon's re-election in 1972, and the American Indian Movement (AIM)-supported seizure of Wounded Knee by the Oglala Sioux in 1973. Like a Hurricane puts these events into historical context and provides one of the first narrative accounts of that momentous period. Unlike most other books written about American Indians, this book does not seek to persuade readers that government polices were cruel and misguided. Nor is it told from the perspective of outsiders looking in. Written by two American Indians, Paul Chaat Smith and Robert Allen Warrior, Like a Hurricane is a gripping account of how for a brief, but brilliant, season Indians strategized to change the course and tone of American Indian-U.S. government interaction. Unwaveringly honest, it analyzes not only the period's successes but also its failures.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565843165
Subtitle:
The Indian Movement from Alcatraz to Wounded Knee
With:
Warrior, Robert Allen
Author:
Smith, Paul Chaat
Author:
Warrior, Robert Allen
Publisher:
New Press, The
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Government relations
Subject:
Alcatraz Island (Calif.)
Subject:
Alcatraz Island
Subject:
Wounded Knee
Subject:
Trail of Broken Treaties, 197
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Wounded Knee (S.D.) History.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
104-111
Publication Date:
19960801
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
343
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 26.5 oz

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History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies

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