Ojibwa Warrior: Dennis Banks and the Rise of the American Indian Movement

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University of Oklahoma Press, Feb 1, 2005 - History - 352 pages
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Dennis Banks, an American Indian of the Ojibwa Tribe and a founder of the American Indian Movement, is one of the most influential Indian leaders of our time. In Ojibwa Warrior, written with acclaimed writer and photographer Richard Erdoes, Banks tells his own story for the first time and also traces the rise of the American Indian Movement (AIM). The authors present an insider's understanding of AIM protest events--the Trail of Broken Treaties march to Washington, D.C.; the resulting takeover of the BIA building; the riot at Custer, South Dakota; and the 1973 standoff at Wounded Knee. Enhancing the narrative are dramatic photographs, most taken by Richard Erdoes, depicting key people and events.
  

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Review: Ojibwa Warrior: Dennis Banks and the Rise of the American Indian Movement

User Review  - LV Sage - Goodreads

This is much better than Banks' counterpart, Russell Means', book. It is more heartfelt & honest & much shorter! I certainly am not undermining Means' work; both accounts are important. The simpler ... Read full review

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User Review  - Patrick van Loosen - Goodreads

A great read about one mans fight for recognition of his people and the struggles they face. It is an inspirational journey that brings the reader into the dvents from a side they never thought they could see from Read full review

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Contents

A Night to Remember
3
At the Center of the Universe
12
The Yellow Bus
24
Interlude
32
Machiko
43
We AIM Not to Please
58
Crow Dog
95
On the Warpath
105
A Nation Reborn
181
The Stand Down
196
The Waters of Justice Have Been Polluted
210
The Symbionese Liberation Army
228
The Informer
266
Fields of Terror
284
Outlawed
299
Exile
312

Yellow Thunder
114
Fishing in Troubled Waters
121
One Hell of a Smoke Signal
126
The Town with the Gunsmoke Flavor
145
A Place Called Wounded Knee
157
The Siege
167
Onondaga
329
Freedom
338
Suddenly I Am an Elder
348
Looking Back
354
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Dennis Banks has been an activist, counselor, teacher, and consultant on American Indian rights. He now owns a natural foods company in Federal Dam, Minnesota, that follows the traditions of his youth.

Richard Erdoes is the author of more than 21 books, including Lame Deer: Seeker of Visions, and American Indian Myths and Legends. An Austrian-born historian, ethnographer, and artist, he has contributed to many publications, including the New York Times, Time, Life, Fortune, Smithsonian, and the Saturday Evening Post. He lives in New Mexico.

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