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  • Hardcover
  • 559
  • Blood Struggle The Rise of Modern Indian Nations
  • Charles F. Wilkinson
  • English
  • 02 November 2019
  • 9780393051490

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review ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Charles F. Wilkinson Charles F. Wilkinson ´ 7 Read Read Blood Struggle The Rise of Modern Indian Nations FOR GENERATIONS Indian people suffered a grinding poverty and political and cultural suppression on the reservations But tenacious and visionary tribal leaders refused to give in They knew their rights and insisted that the treaties be honored Against all odds beginning shortly after World War II they began to succeed The modern tri. There are many volumes on the past history of American Indian Tribes Too few showcase the status of modern Native Americans after years of legal rigmarole Much like the grievances of African Americans towards governmental policies the injustices do not need to stretch past the 20th century In the 1950s the federal government began a policy of termination the stripping of legal status to many tribes in order to halt funding for government programs Termination was an extremely painful process that literally took names and rights from tribes and opened up their land to commercial saleThe 1960s brought a rise in activism and protest to assert so called red power This resulted in extreme demonstrations such as the occupation of Alcatraz the storming of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the stand off at Pine Ridge Reservation incidents that deserve their own books but are richly described here But many of these acts ended in failure and severe reprisalsDespite these setbacks these events inspired many tribes to band together and find concrete solutions Not as dramatic as the previous grand gestures but much long lasting tribes pursued the slow grind of litigation to have their concerns heard and win their day in court This book does an impressive job of cataloguing the most significant legal proceedings and how they came to be The writing rarely reads like a cold court procedural There is plenty of life and blood running through these events and a memorable cast of characters to back them up The praise from the author regarding these court battles can verge on being hyperbolic The author personally worked on behalf of a tribe during one of these cases But the book reminds readers that there is still to be done Statistics are mentioned that cite the still prevailing level of poverty violence and self harm that exist in many Indian reservations To paraphrase from the book these conditions that were forced on native communities lasted a century and a half it will not take less than that to rectify those injustices

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review ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Charles F. Wilkinson Charles F. Wilkinson ´ 7 Read Read Blood Struggle The Rise of Modern Indian Nations And the establishment of tribal casinos as a way of making inroads into poverty Blood Struggle explores how Indian tribes took their hard earned sovereignty their right to self determination and put it to work for Indian peoples and the perpetuation of Indian culture Finally this is the story of wrongs righted and noble ideals uphel. well researched and great stories

review ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Charles F. Wilkinson

review ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Charles F. Wilkinson Charles F. Wilkinson ´ 7 Read Read Blood Struggle The Rise of Modern Indian Nations Bal sovereignty movement deserves to be spoken of in the same breath as the civil rights environmental and women's movements Charles Wilkinson recounts in colorful terms tribal victories in major legal conflicts in contemporary America the Indian land claims in Maine and other eastern states the salmon wars of the Pacific Northwest. This is perfect work of non fiction easy to read illuminates a topic of which few have a deep knowledge I would recommend this book to anyone interested in modern Indian issues legal or otherwise Starting with historic events the book uickly progresses to discuss the last 60 years in a necessary and inspiring way