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Red Power: The American Indians' Fight For Freedom
Red Power The American Indians' Fight For Freedom Author:Alvin M. Josephy "The aim of Red or Indian Power- the right of Indians to be free of colonist rule and to run their own affairs- is the major theme of contemporary Indian affairs and of this book." — In 1970 President Nixon sent to Congress a message embracing a fundamental change in the federal government's disasterous attitude toward the Indians. For the first ... more »time in history, official recognition was given to the Indians' demands for self-determination and self-government. How the message would be implemented remained to be seen, but clearly there could be no turning back.
The stage for Mr. Nixon's message had been set over the previous ten years, during which Indian militancy burgeoned, especially among young Indians- and Indian affairs changed more quickly and more profoundly than ever before.
This book is a documentary history of that critical decade. The author has collected excerpts from important and illuminating speeches, articles, studies, and other documents, and he has written introductions that place each excerpt in context and explain its significance, and show what the Indians want, and why and how the government has responded to them.« less