Synopses & Reviews
For generations, Indian people suffered a grinding poverty and political and cultural suppression on the reservations. But tenacious and visionary tribal leaders refused to give in. They knew their rights and insisted that the treaties be honored. Against all odds, beginning shortly after World War II, they began to succeed. explores how Indian tribes took their hard-earned sovereignty and put it to work for Indian peoples and the perpetuation of Indian culture. This is the story of wrongs righted and noble ideals upheld: the modern tribal sovereignty movement deserves to be spoken of in the same breath as the civil rights, environmental, and women's movements.
"An impressive and empathetic book." Jeff Baker
"[Wilkinson is] a sympathetic and insightful authority . . . and a meticulous cultural scholar and author. . . . Blood Struggle is certain to stimulate public discourse on this necessary subject." The Oregonian
"A stirring history of the tribal sovereignty movement."--
About the Author
Charles Wilkinson, the author of twelve books and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Colorado, is a former attorney with the Native American Rights Fund. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.