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This Indian Country

American Indian Activists and the Place They Made

Frederick Hoxie - Author

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ISBN 9780143124023 | 496 pages | 26 Nov 2013 | Penguin | 8.26 x 5.51in | 18 - AND UP
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A comprehensive history of the heroic men and women who led the struggle for Indian rights

In this bold and sweeping counternarrative to our conventional understanding of Native American history, celebrated academic historian Frederick E. Hoxie presents the story of Native American political activism—a chronicle that spans more than two hundred years. Highlighting the activists—some famous and some unknown beyond their own communities—who have sought to bridge the distance between indigenous cultures and the U.S. republic through legal and political campaigns, Hoxie weaves a powerful narrative that connects the individual to the tribe, the tribe to the nation, and the nation to broader historical processes and progressive movements.


Introduction


Chapter One

ERASED FROM THE MAP


Chapter Two

THE FIRST INDIAN LAWYER: James McDonald, Choctaw


Chapter Three

THE MOUNTAINTOP PRINCIPALITY OF SAN MARINO: William Potter Ross, Cherokee


Chapter Four

THE WINNEMUCCA RULES: Sarah Winnemucca, Paiute


Chapter Five

THE U.S. COURT OF CLAIMS: The Mille Lacs Ojibwes


Chapter Six

THE GOOD CITIZENSHIP GUN: Thomas Sloan, Omaha


Chapter Seven

THREE INDIANS WHO DIDN'T LIVE AT TAOS: Robert Yellowtail, Crow; Alice Jemison, Seneca;and D’Arcy McNickle, Salish


Chapter Eight

INDIAN AMERICAN OR AMERICAN INDIAN?
Vine Deloria, Jr., Sioux


Afterword


Acknowledgments

Notes

Index

"A powerful, undeniable chronicle of civilized resistance... This Indian Country inarguably opens our eyes."
Cleveland Plain Dealer



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