Native Americans Today: A Biographical Dictionary by Bruce E. Johansen

By Bruce E. Johansen

This attractive choice of local American profiles examines those participants' exact existence reviews in the greater context of U.S. history.

• a hundred biographical entries prepared in an A–Z, encyclopedic format

• 50 photos and illustrations comprise unique artwork

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Effectively killing the last attempt to buy out reservations in the United States. In 1969, he helped initiate the takeover of Alcatraz Island. Anderson died during December, 1985, after a long illness at age 58 on the Tuscarora Reservation in New York State. Further Reading Anderson, Wallace (Mad Bear). ” In The Way: An Anthology of American Indian Literature, edited by Shirley Hill Witt and Stan Steiner, 243–47. New York: Vintage, 1972. Wilson, Edmund. Apologies to the Iroquois. New York: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy, 1960.

After roughly 1990, AIM split into bitterly contemptuous factions. Bellecourt and others maintained what they called a national office of AIM in Minneapolis, but many local-level chapters refused to recognize it. One was Colorado AIM, in which a leading role was played by Ward Churchill, who later was fired from his professorial position in Ethnic Studies by the University of Colorado. By that time, the two men viscerally hated each other. Bellecourt died October 13, 2007 of pneumonia, in Minneapolis.

Citing environmental problems that became obvious after it was built, Benedict strongly opposed the construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway through Akwesasne during the 1950s; a half-century later, he continues to consult with the Mohawk governments on Seaway issues. Benedict warned that the Seaway would cause silt build-up in the river; in places, the St. Lawrence has not cleared to this day. Origins of the North American Indian Travelling College Benedict started the North American Indian Travelling College (now called the Native North American Travelling College and Ronnatahonni Cultural Center) in 1968 to promote Native cultural revitalization across Canada and the United States.

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