The New Warriors: Native American Leaders Since 1900

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Russell David Edmunds
University of Nebraska Press, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 346 pages
An indispensable introduction to the rich variety of Native leadership in the modern era, The New Warriors profiles Native men and women who have played a significant role in the affairs of their communities and of the nation over the course of the twentieth century.   The leaders showcased include the early-twentieth-century writer and activist Zitkala-Ša; American Indian Movement leader Russell Means; political activists Ada Deer and LaDonna Harris; scholar and writer D’Arcy McNickle; orator and Crow Reservation superintendent Robert Yellowtail; U.S. Senators Charles Curtis and Ben Nighthorse Campbell; Episcopal priest Vine V. Deloria Sr.; Howard Tommie, the champion of economic and cultural sovereignty for the Seminole Tribe of Florida; Cherokee chief Wilma Mankiller; Pawnee activist and lawyer Walter Echo-Hawk; Crow educator Janine Pease Pretty-on-Top; and Phillip Martin, a driving force behind the spectacular economic revitalization of the Mississippi Band of Choctaws.

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The dawn of the 20th century found Native Americans in dire straits. Ill educated, reduced to living on territory that was a fraction of their former areas, and subject to the whims of the federal ... Read full review


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\R. David Edmunds is Watson Professor of History at the University of Texas at Dallas. He is the author of several works, including The Shawnee Prophet, and the editor of American Indian Leaders: Studies in Diversity (Nebraska 1980), both available in Bison Books editions.

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