Encyclopedia of the American Indian Movement, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1440803188
  • ISBN-13: 9781440803185
  • DDC: 323.1197
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 352 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released December 2013
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Rising out of more than a century of poverty and pervasive repression, stoked by the example of the movement against the Vietnam War and the upheaval among black and Chicano civil-rights activists, the American Indian Movement shifted the debate over "the Indian problem" to a new level. Many Native peoples also took a stand for fishing rights, land rights, and formed resistance to coal and uranium mining on tribal land. This work tells the story of that movement, and provides the first encyclopedic treatment of this subject.

Providing a vital documentation of a controversial and often surprising period in American Indian history, Bruce E. Johansen, an accomplished scholar and authority on Native American history, provides more than descriptions of historic events and careful analysis; he also frames what occurred in the American Indian Movement personally and anecdotally, drawing from individual stories to illustrate larger trends-and to ensure that the material is appealing to high school students, university-level readers, and general readers alike.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Adams, Henry L..
2: Akwesasne Mohawk Counselor Organization.
3: Akwesasne Notes.
4: Alcatraz Occupation.
5: American Indian Movement, Early History.
6: Americans Before Columbus.
7: Anderson, Wallace (Mad Bear).
8: Aquash, Anna Mae Pictou.
9: Arizona American Indian Movement Chapter.
10: Bad Heart Bull, Wesley.
11: Banks, Dennis.
12: Bellecourt, Clyde.
13: Bellecourt, Vernon.
14: Bissonette, Pedro.
15: Blatchford, Herbert.
16: “Boldt Decision” (United States v. Washington, 1974).
17: Brando, Marlon.
18: Brightman, Lehman.
19: Brown, Norman.
20: Bruce, Louis Rooks.
21: Burnette, Robert.
22: Butler, Darrell Dean (Dino).
23: Camp, Carter.
24: Central Indiana AIM Support Group.
25: Chicago Conference.
26: Churchill, Ward.
27: Clearwater, Frank.
28: Cleveland, Ohio, American Indian Movement.
29: Coalition for Navajo Liberation.
30: Colorado, American Indian Movement of.
31: Cornwall Bridge (Ontario) Occupation.
32: “Custer Battlefield,” AIM Protests at.
33: Deloria, Vine, Jr..
34: DeSersa, Byron.
35: Disenrollment.
36: “Dog Soldiers”.
37: Durham, Douglass Frank.
38: Durham, Jimmie.
39: Eagle, James Theodore (Jimmy).
40: El Centro de la Raza (Seattle).
41: Factions, American Indian Movement.
42: The Federal Bureau of Investigation.
43: Fishing Rights, Western Washington State.
44: Florida American Indian Movement.
45: Forbes, Jack D..
46: Fort Lawton Occupation (Seattle).
47: Frank, Billy, Jr..
48: George-Kanentiio, Douglas Mitchell.
49: Grand Governing Council.
50: International Indian Treaty Council (IITC).
51: Janklow, William.
52: Kunstler, William Moses.
53: LaDuke, Winona.
54: LaMere, Frank.
55: Lamont, Buddy.
56: Libya, War in, and AIM.
57: Littlefeather, Sacheen.
58: The Longest Walks (1978 and 2008).
59: McCloud, Janet (Yet Si Blue).
60: Means, Russell.
61: Mills, Sidney.
62: Miskito Indians, Nicaragua, and the American Indian Movement.
63: Mount Rushmore Takeovers.
64: National Indian Youth Council.
65: Native North American Traveling College.
66: Nixon, Richard M. (U. S. President).
67: Oakes, Richard.
68: Oglala Sioux Civil Rights Organization (OSCRO).
69: Ohio and North Kentucky American Indian Movement.
70: Peltier, Leonard.
71: Pine Ridge Political Murders.
72: “Red Power” Movement.
73: Robideau, Robert Eugene.
74: Santa Barbara, California, American Indian Movement.
75: Snitch Jacket (Federal Bureau of Investigation).
76: Sports Mascots and the American Indian Movement.
77: Sterilization of Native American Women.
78: Stuntz, Joe Killsright.
79: Survival of American Indians Association.
80: Thanksgiving (Plymouth Rock) Protest.
81: Thom, Mel.
82: Trail of Broken Treaties.
83: Trail of Self-Determination.
84: Trudell, John.
85: United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
86: Uranium and Navajos.
87: Virginia Chapter, American Indian Movement.
88: Walk for Justice.
89: Ward Valley (California) Nuclear Waste Protest.
90: Warrior, Clyde M..
91: Westerman, Floyd Red Crow.
92: Whitebear, Bernie.
93: Whiteclay, Nebraska, and the American Indian Movement.
94: White Roots of Peace.
95: Wilson, Richard.
96: Women of All Red Nations (WARN).
97: Wounded Knee Occupation.
98: Wounded Knee Trials.
99: Yellow Thunder, Raymond.
100: Yellow Thunder Camp.
Primary Sources.
Marlon Brando Declines an Oscar.
Declaration of Indian Purpose.
The Alcatraz Proclamation.
The Bureau of Caucasian Affairs.
Reservations for Whites.
President Nixon's Special Message on Indian Affairs, July 8, 1970.
Fort Laramie Treaty—1868 Treaty with the Sioux—Brulé, Oglala, Miniconjou, Yanktonai, Hunkpapa, Blackfeet, Cuthead, Two Kettle, Sans Arcs, and Santee—and Arapaho.
U.S. Supreme Court Ruling, Black Hills.
Selected Bibliography.
About the Author.