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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Written by the late Jr. Vine Deloria, former history professor at U of Colorado and executive director of the National Congress of American Indians. Deloria discusses his personal frustrations with ... Read full review

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Deloria's perspective on U.S. history was both discomforting and eye-opening. Whenever someone (clearly caucasian) tells me about their Cherokee princess great-great grandmother, I think of Vine Deloria's book. Read full review


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Vine Deloria, Jr., (1933-2005) was Professor of Political Science at the University of Arizona and 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 andnbsp;was an active spokesman and leader for the American Indian community throughout the nation.

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