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The Resource Killing the White man's Indian : Reinventing of Native Americans at the end of the twentieth century, Fergus M. Bordewich

Killing the White man's Indian : Reinventing of Native Americans at the end of the twentieth century, Fergus M. Bordewich

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Killing the White man's Indian : Reinventing of Native Americans at the end of the twentieth century
Title
Killing the White man's Indian
Title remainder
Reinventing of Native Americans at the end of the twentieth century
Statement of responsibility
Fergus M. Bordewich
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher description: In the face of a new lightly romanticized view of Native Americans, Killing the White Man's Indian bravely confronts the current myths and often contradictory realities of tribal life today. Following two centuries of broken treaties and virtual government extermination of the "savage redmen," Americans today have recast Native Americans into another, equally stereotyped role, that of eternal victims, politically powerless and weakened by poverty and alcoholism, yet whose spiritual ties with the natural world form our last, best hope of salvaging our natural environment and ennobling our souls. The truth, however, is neither as grim, nor as blindly idealistic, as many would expect. The fact is that a virtual revolution is underway in Indian Country, an upheaval of epic proportions. For the first time in generations, Indians are shaping their own destinies, largely beyond the control of whites, reinventing Indian education and justice, exploiting the principle of tribal sovereignty in ways that empower tribal governments far beyond most American's imaginations. While new found power has enriched tribal life and prospects, and has made Native Americans fuller participants in the American dream, it has brought tribal governments into direct conflict with local economics and the federal government. Based on three years of research on the Native American reservations, and written without a hidden conservative bias or politically correct agenda, Killing the White Man's Indian takes on Native American politics and policies today in all their contradictory--and controversial-guises."
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Bordewich, Fergus M
Dewey number
323.1/197
Index
index present
LC call number
E99.T77
LC item number
B67 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indianen
  • Etnisch bewustzijn
  • Bestuur
  • Indiens
  • Indiens
  • Indiens
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
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Killing the White man's Indian : Reinventing of Native Americans at the end of the twentieth century, Fergus M. Bordewich
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-384) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"The very dregs, garbage and spanne of Earth" -- "We ain't got feathers and beads" -- The reinvention of Indian Country -- The shadow of Chief Seattle -- Listening for the ancestors -- Predators, victims, and Mother Earth -- "A scene most resembling hell" -- "The hollowness of a person needs to be filled" -- "Our lives have been transmuted, changed forever."
Control code
ocm32746422
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9780385420358
Lccn
95023069
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o32746422
  • (OCoLC)32746422
Label
Killing the White man's Indian : Reinventing of Native Americans at the end of the twentieth century, Fergus M. Bordewich
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-384) 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
"The very dregs, garbage and spanne of Earth" -- "We ain't got feathers and beads" -- The reinvention of Indian Country -- The shadow of Chief Seattle -- Listening for the ancestors -- Predators, victims, and Mother Earth -- "A scene most resembling hell" -- "The hollowness of a person needs to be filled" -- "Our lives have been transmuted, changed forever."
Control code
ocm32746422
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9780385420358
Lccn
95023069
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o32746422
  • (OCoLC)32746422

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