The American Indian Occupation of Alcatraz Island: Red Power and Self-Determination
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BeschreibungThe occupation of Alcatraz Island by American Indians from November 20, 1969, through June 11, 1971, focused the attention of the world on Native Americans and helped develop pan-Indian activism. This work examines the takeover, and tells the story of those who organized the occupation and those who participated.
PortraitTroy R. Johnson is a professor of history and American Indian studies at California State University, Long Beach. He is the author and editor of several books, including "Red Power: The American Indians' Fight for Freedom" (available in a Bison Books edition) and "Contemporary Native American Political Issues."
Pressestimmen"The book provides illuminating, behind-the-scenes looks at Alcatraz's occupiers, the dreams that united them and realities that splintered them; the reaction of the Bay Area Native American community; and the White House efforts to solve a public relations dilemma. Included is an extensive summary of other Native American actions that grew out of the Alcatraz experience." Publishers Weekly
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNIV OF NEBRASKA PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2008
Seitenanzahl: 283 Seiten