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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Just re-read this book! It has been almost 20 years since I last read this book. I absolutely love Vine Deloria. It was written in the late 60's and gives you a great sense of what was happening at ... Read full review

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Deloria's dry humor made a difficult topic--American Indian experiences--into a readable history. He even went so far as to devote an entire section to Native American humor, further breaking up the ... Read full review


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

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