Now that the Buffalo's Gone: A Study of Today's American Indians

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University of Oklahoma Press, 1984 - History - 300 pages
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In this book one of America’s leading writers of Indian History examines the aspirations and feelings of today’s Indians-what they want and why they want it. Using the particular histories of seven Indian tribes or groups, Alvin Josephy analyzes seven principal issues in the continuing face-off between Indians and Whites:

- The Indians’ will to endure as Indians

- Racial sterotypes that influence Whites’ treatment of Indians

- Indians’ efforts to retain the deep spiritual basis of their lives

- The fight to retain tribal land bases

- Reassertion of Indian water rights

- Claims to fishing and hunting rights

- The modern-day quest for self-termination, sovereignty, and control of tribal affairs and resources

Those themes are the major aspects of contemporary Indian affairs that are least understood by non-Indians and tend to cause continued misunderstanding and conflicts with Whites.

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Alvin Josephy, Jr., (b. 1915) is best known for his many books on Native Americans and the American West, including The Patriot Chiefs , The Nez Perce Indians and the Opening of the Northwest , The Indian Heritage of America , Now That the Buffalo's Gone , The Civil War in American West , and 500 Nations .

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