Synopses & Reviews
In this book one of Americaand#8217;s leading writers of Indian History examines the aspirations and feelings of todayand#8217;s Indians-what they want and why they want it. Using the particular histories of seven Indian tribes or groups, Alvin Josephy analyzes seven principal issues in the continuing face-off between Indians and Whites:
- The Indiansand#8217; will to endure as Indians
- Racial sterotypes that influence Whitesand#8217; treatment of Indians
- Indiansand#8217; efforts to retain the deep spiritual basis of their lives
- The fight to retain tribal land bases
- Reassertion of Indian water rights
- Claims to fishing and hunting rights
- The modern-day quest for self-termination, sovereignty, and control of tribal affairs and resources
Those themes are the major aspects of contemporary Indian affairs that are least understood by non-Indians and tend to cause continued misunderstanding and conflicts with Whites.
In this book one of America's leading writers of Indian History examines the aspirations and feelings of today's Indians. Alvin Josephy analyzes seven principal Issues in the continuing face-off between Indians and Whites.
About the Author
Alvin Josephy, Jr., (b. 1915) is best known for his many books on Native Americans and the American West, including The Patriot Chiefs, The Nez Perce Indians and the Opening of the Northwest, The Indian Heritage of America, Now That the Buffalo's Gone, The Civil War in American West, and 500 Nations.