Custer died for your sins : an Indian manifesto / by Vine Deloria, Jr.
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- ISBN: 0806121297
- ISBN: 9780806121291
- Physical Description: xiii, 278 pages ; 21 cm
- Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 1988.
MN American Indian literature.
Reprint. Originally published: New York : Macmillan, 1969. With new pref.
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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.
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.