Lines from a Mined Mind: The Words of John Trudell
by John Trudell
Lines from a Mined Mind brings together lyrics and musings from the twenty-five-year recording career of John Trudell, an internationally acclaimed poet, musician, and leader of the American Indian Movement. More than a simple anthology, this collection goes deeper, revealing the incendiary intersection of music and activism.
Paperback, 270 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Fulcrum Publishing
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John Trudell is the voice of the future raising all the issues of liberty (i was going to write: freedom, but Trudell pronounced it once at a presentation "free - dumb" and by extension implying that any realm is free and does not need ratification from a state system), family, community, land and people in the natural world. I like he know that we carry the dna of the big bang, the natural world, in us; that we're, as the cliche strikes, a thread in the web of life, offspring of the natural wor...more
Those who know something about John Trudell the Santee Sioux activist who was a leader for the the All Indian takeover of Alcatraz and chairman of the American Indian Movement (AIM), probably also know something of Trudell's poetry. This collection has poetry collected over the decades--some of it protesting the rapacious materialism, for example, of the Reagan years, some of it talking about Bush and the wars "against terror" in Iraq and Afghanistan. He offers the deeply rooted perspective of a...more
John Trudell is an acclaimed poet, national recording artist, actor, and activist whose international following reflects the universal language of his words, work, and message. Trudell (Santee Sioux) was a spokesperson for the Indian of All Tribes occupation of Alcatraz Island from 1969 to 1971. He then worked with the American Indian Movement, serving as chairman from 1973 to 1979. In 1982, Trude...moreMore about John Trudell...