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Download Encyclopedia Of The American Indian Movement
Author: Bruce E. Johansen | Isbn: | File size: 4.6 MB | Year: 2013 | Pages: 386 | Language: English | File format: PDF | Category: Encyclopedia and Dictionary
In the second entry in the Movements of the American Mosaics series, Johansen details the struggles of the American Indian Movement from its beginnings in the early 1970s and includes the events and people most involved in the movement, such as the occupation and destruction of the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C.; the dramatic uprising at Wounded Knee; and the burning of the courthouse at Custer, South Dakota. The violent confrontations between the Indians and the “whites” in various parts of the country arose from more than a century of poverty and repression and were stoked by other violent events of the time, such as the demonstrations against the war in Vietnam and the Chicano civil rights movement.The volume begins with a chronology of the movement, followed by several hundred specific entries, an extensive bibliography, and a detailed index. Each entry is several pages and followed by a list of further readings specific to that entry. The volume is well organized and covers an area that has previously received little discussion or researched coverage. People related to this movement—including Dennis Banks, Richard Oakes, Jane McCloud, Bernie Whitebear, and Raymond Yellow Thunder—are featured, as are such events as the Mount Rushmore takeover, the Pine Ridge political murders, and the Thanksgiving Day protest at Plymouth Rock. Recommended for all libraries; coverage is such that it will be valuable for schools and public libraries as well as academic collections.
Rising out of more than a century of poverty and pervasive repression, stoked by the example of the movement against the Vietnam War and the upheaval among black and Chicano civil-rights activists, the American Indian Movement shifted the debate over "the Indian problem" to a new level. Many Native peoples also took a stand for fishing rights, land rights, and formed resistance to coal