This Indian Country
American Indian Activists and the Place They Made
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.
ERASED FROM THE MAP
THE FIRST INDIAN LAWYER: James McDonald, Choctaw
THE MOUNTAINTOP PRINCIPALITY OF SAN MARINO: William Potter Ross, Cherokee
THE WINNEMUCCA RULES: Sarah Winnemucca, Paiute
THE U.S. COURT OF CLAIMS: The Mille Lacs Ojibwes
THE GOOD CITIZENSHIP GUN: Thomas Sloan, Omaha
THREE INDIANS WHO DIDN'T LIVE AT TAOS: Robert Yellowtail, Crow; Alice Jemison, Seneca;and D’Arcy McNickle, Salish
INDIAN AMERICAN OR AMERICAN INDIAN?
"A powerful, undeniable chronicle of civilized resistance... This Indian Country inarguably opens our eyes."
—Cleveland Plain Dealer
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