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Hippies, Indians, and the fight for red power, Sherry L. Smith

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Hippies, Indians, and the fight for red power
Title
Hippies, Indians, and the fight for red power
Statement of responsibility
Sherry L. Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Through much of the 20th century, federal policy toward Indians sought to extinguish all remnants of native life and culture. That policy was dramatically confronted in the late 1960s when a loose coalition of hippies, civil rights advocates, Black Panthers, unions, Mexican-Americans, Quakers and other Christians, celebrities, and others joined with Red Power activists to fight for Indian rights. In Hippies, Indians and the Fight for Red Power, Sherry Smith offers the first full account of this remarkable story. Hippies were among the first non-Indians of the post-World War II generation to seek contact with Native Americans. The counterculture saw Indians as genuine holdouts against conformity, inherently spiritual, ecological, tribal, communal-the original "long hairs." Searching for authenticity while trying to achieve social and political justice for minorities, progressives of various stripes and colors were soon drawn to the Indian cause. Black Panthers took part in Pacific Northwest fish-ins. Corky Gonzales' Mexican American Crusade for Justice provided supplies and support for the Wounded Knee occupation. Actor Marlon Brando and comedian Dick Gregory spoke about the problems Native Americans faced. For their part, Indians understood they could not achieve political change without help. Non-Indians had to be educated and enlisted. Smith shows how Indians found, among this hodge-podge of dissatisfied Americans, willing recruits to their campaign for recognition of treaty rights; realization of tribal power, sovereignty, and self-determination; and protection of reservations as cultural homelands. The coalition was ephemeral but significant, leading to political reforms that strengthened Indian sovereignty. Thoroughly researched and vividly written, this book not only illuminates this transformative historical moment but contributes greatly to our understanding about social movements."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Sherry L.
Dewey number
323.1197
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E98.T77
LC item number
S57 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Indian Occupation of Alcatraz Island (California
  • Indian Occupation of Wounded Knee (South Dakota
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indian activists
  • Church work with Indians
  • Counterculture
  • Social movements
  • Protest movements
  • Red Power movement
  • Alcatraz Island (Calif.)
  • Wounded Knee (S.D.)
  • Church work with Indians
  • Counterculture
  • Indian activists
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Protest movements
  • Social movements
  • California
  • South Dakota
  • United States
  • Red Power
  • Gegenkultur
  • Indianer
  • Hippie
  • Soziale Bewegung
  • USA
Label
Hippies, Indians, and the fight for red power, Sherry L. Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction --- 1. In the Pacific Northwest --- 2. The California scene --- 3. Alcatraz --- 4. Back to the land --- 5. From coast to coast --- 6. On to Wounded Knee ---- Epilogue
Control code
ocn756377309
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 265 p.
Isbn
9780199855599
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011038767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199855599
  • (OCoLC)756377309
Label
Hippies, Indians, and the fight for red power, Sherry L. Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction --- 1. In the Pacific Northwest --- 2. The California scene --- 3. Alcatraz --- 4. Back to the land --- 5. From coast to coast --- 6. On to Wounded Knee ---- Epilogue
Control code
ocn756377309
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 265 p.
Isbn
9780199855599
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011038767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199855599
  • (OCoLC)756377309

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