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Hippies, Indians, and the Fight for Red Power

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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 ...more
Hardcover, 265 pages
Published May 3rd 2012 by Oxford University Press (first published April 5th 2012)
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Craig Werner
I was hoping for something more from this book, which provides a serviceable overview of some of the main moments in the history of the Native American struggle for justice during the 1960s and 1970s. If you haven't read anything in that area, this book will introduce you to the Northwest fishing rights demonstrations, the hippie invasion of Taos and the repatriation of Blue Lake, the occupations of Alcatraz and Fort Lawson, and Wounded Knee. But there are better places to get that, especially S ...more
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