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Indian Givers

A accounting of how the cultural,scientific, social and political practices of Native Americans have transformed the way life is lived throughout the world.A good source of information on Indigenous civilization in North America.(History/Native American History) 

Incident At Oglala

An in-depth examination of the case of Leonard Peltier, whom many believe is a political prisoner, and how he was convicted of the murder of two FBI agents in a most controversial trial.Running time is 90 minutes. 

In The Spirit Of Crazy Horse

The story of the FBI’s war on the American Indian Movement, AIM’s resistance to that effort, and the Reign of Terror that ensued on the Pine Ridge reservation under the Wilson regime.Issues arising over statements made in this book lead to an abridgement of the Freedom of the Press Ammendment of the Bill of Rights when those statements were struck or redacted from the original text.This book not only tells some history, it made history.(History/American Government) 

History of the Ojibwe People

A chronological account of Ojibwe history written from the colonizers’ prespective , where history is a rigid, chronological listing of political events given without reference to social and economic life,spiritual beliefs and practices,oral traditions and other important cultural elements that would be included in a tribal history.(Ojibwe History and Culture) 

Exiled In The Land Of The Free

Chronicles the influence Indigenous peoples have had on the development of democratic tradition in Western culture and the inspiration they provided for the writing of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill Of Rights. Includes essays by eight noted Native scholars, focusing on the Six Nations and their role during the European struggle for North American hegemony.(History)


 An interesting perspective on Dakota life and culture through the eyes of a settler,Mary Henderson Eastman, the wife of Captain Seth Eastman, stationed at Fort Snelling during the early days of the colony (1840s). Certainly , she evidences many of the prejudices of the European settlers of that region, but is more accepting and open-minded than many.  (History)

Custer Died For Your Sins

“Deloria writes about the red man’s situation in America with ironic, mordant wit, and in the process he resolutely destroys the stereotypes and myths that white society has built up around the Indian”(from Newsweek, March 1973)( Contemporary Native America)

Crazy Horse, Strange Man Of The Oglalas

One of the few biographies of Crazy Horse that attempt to show the human side of the man.The author uses a lot of first-hand accounts by Crazy Horse’s Lakota and Cheyenne peers as her primary sources of information, making the book somewhat more accurate than many other such books which were written “at a distance”.This is not just the story of one man , but of a people who are being pushed out of the way by thoughtless colonization called “progress” by its authors.(Lakota History/American History) 


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