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Walleye Warriors: An Effective Alliance Against Racism and for the Earth
Walleye Warriors An Effective Alliance Against Racism and for the Earth
Author: Rick Whaley, Walter Bresette
ISBN-13: 9780865712577
ISBN-10: 0865712573
Pages: 272
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Publisher: New Society Publishers
Book Type: Paperback
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"The following is a sign posted in northern Wisconsin in the late 1980's: " First Annual Indian Shoot: Plain Indian...5 Points; Indian with Walleyes...10 Points; Indian With Boat Newer Than Yours...20 Points."

Each Spring when the ice clears, the Anishinabe ( Chippewa) harvest fish from the lakes of Wisconsin and Minnesota. Their ancient subsistence fishing and hunting tradition is protected by treaties and reinforced by Federal Court rulings, but for years they were met by stones, racial epithets, and death threats hurled by local sports fisherman, resort and cottage owners, and other white neighbors.

Walleye Warriors tells the exciting and powerful story of how a multi-race and class alliance of Anishinabe, local residents, and activists defused these dramatic and tense confrontations by witnessing and documenting them. The Walleye Warriors and their supporters were successful at protecting Chippewa sovereignty despite the attempted use of racism, economic threats, and local government manipulations. " --( from back cover notes)