Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto

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University of Oklahoma Press, 1969 - History - 278 pages
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In his new preface to this paperback edition, the author observes, "The Indian world has changed so substantially since the first publication of this book that some things contained in it seem new again." Indeed, it seems that each generation of whites and Indians will have to read and reread Vine Deloria’s Manifesto for some time to come, before we absorb his special, ironic Indian point of view and what he tells us, with a great deal of humor, about U.S. race relations, federal bureaucracies, Christian churches, and social scientists. This book continues to be required reading for all Americans, whatever their special interest.

  

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User Review  - Algernon - Goodreads

Probably the most widely read work by the late Vine DeLoria, and quite instructive as it addresses cultural stereotypes, the historical record of colonialism and US expansion, including the broken ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jeffrey Bumiller - Goodreads

Insightful, very funny at times, and well written. 4 stars. Read full review

Contents

JO Indians and Modern Society
225
A Redefinition of Indian Affairs
243

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Vine Deloria, Jr., Professor of Political Science at the University of Arizona, is the author of a number of books and articles on events affecting the lives of American Indians. He serves as the Executive Director of the National Congress of American Indians and is an active spokesman and leader for the American Indian community throughout the nation.

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