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The Resource Hippies, Indians, and the fight for red power, Sherry L. Smith, (electronic book)

Hippies, Indians, and the fight for red power, Sherry L. Smith, (electronic book)

Label
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
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"--Provided by publisher
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MiAaPQ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Sherry L.
Dewey number
323.1197
Index
index present
LC call number
E98.T77
LC item number
S57 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indian activists
  • Church work with Indians
  • Counterculture
  • Social movements
  • Protest movements
  • Alcatraz Island (Calif.)
  • Wounded Knee (S.D.)
Label
Hippies, Indians, and the fight for red power, Sherry L. Smith, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC886589
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiv, 265 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9780199855605
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Hippies, Indians, and the fight for red power, Sherry L. Smith, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC886589
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiv, 265 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9780199855605
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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