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Title:
American Indian activism : Alcatraz to the longest walk
Author:
Johnson, Troy R.
Publication Information:
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [1997]

©1997
Physical Description:
297 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
"Chapters 2-16 are reprinted with minor editorial changes from American Indian culture and research journal 18:4 (1994)"--T.p. verso.
Language:
English
Contents:
American Indian activism and transformation: lessons from Alcatraz / Alcatraz, activism, and accommodation / Urban Indians and the occupation of Alcatraz Island / Alcatraz recollections / Reflections of Alacatraz / Indian students and reminiscences of Alcatraz / Personal memories of Alcatraz, 1969 / Reminiscence of the Alcatraz occupation / Native struggle for liberation: Alcatraz / Alcatraz is not an island / From the reservation to the Smithsonian via Alcatraz / Government and the Indians: the American Indian occupation of Alcatraz Island, 1969-1971 / American Indian placemaking on Alcatraz, 1969-1971 / Eagles I fed who did not love me / Reflections of an AIM activist: has it all been worth it? / Bloody wake of Alcatraz: political repression of the American Indian movenment during the 1970s
ISBN:
9780252023484

9780252066535
Format :
Book

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#"Chapters 2-16 are reprinted with minor editorial changes from American Indian culture and research journal 18:4 (1994)"--T.p. verso.#Includes bibliographical references and index.


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The American Indian occupation of Alcatraz Island was the catalyst for a more generalized movement in which Native Americans from across the country have sought redress of grievances, attempting to right the many wrongs committed against them. In this volume, some of the dominant scholars in the field chronicle and analyze Native American activism of the 1960s and 1970s. 8 photos.


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