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Custer died for your sins : an Indian manifesto / by Vine Deloria, Jr.

Deloria, Vine. (Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library 973.0497 DEL (Text) 33500012761383 Main Available -
Thief River Falls Public Library 970.1 DE (Text) 35500000206282 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0806121297
  • ISBN: 9780806121291
  • Physical Description: xiii, 278 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 1988.

Content descriptions

General Note: MN American Indian literature.
Reprint. Originally published: New York : Macmillan, 1969. With new pref.
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: Indians today, the real and the unreal -- Laws and treaties -- Disastrous policy of termination -- Anthropologists and other friends -- Missionaries and the religious vacuum -- Government agencies -- Indian humor -- Red and the black -- Problem of Indian leadership -- Indians and modern society -- Redefinition of Indian affairs.
Summary, etc.: The author speaks for his people in this witty confutation of almost everything the white man "knows" about Native Americans.
In Custer Died for your Sins, the author observes, "The Indian world has changed so substantially since the first publication of this book that some things contained in it seem new again." Indeed, it seems that each generation of whites and Indians will have to read and reread Vine Deloria's Manifesto for some time to come, before we absorb his special, ironic Indian point of view and what he tells us, with a great deal of humor, about U.S. race relations, federal bureaucracies, Christian churches, and social scientists. This book continues to be required reading for all Americans, whatever their special interest. -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Indians of North America > Government relations > 1934-
Indians, Treatment of > United States.
Indians of North America > Government relations.
Indians, Treatment of.
United States.
Indiens, Attitudes envers les > États-Unis.
Indiens > Amérique du Nord.
Amérique du Nord > Indiens.

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