We Talk, You Listen: New Tribes, New Turf
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We Talk, You Listen: New Tribes, New Turf

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We Talk, You Listen is strong, boldly unconventional medicine from Vine Deloria Jr. (1933–2005), one of the most important voices of twentieth-century Native American affairs. Here the witty and insightful Indian spokesman turns his penetrating vision toward the disintegrating core of American society.

Written at a time when the traditions of the formerly omnipotent Anglo-S...more
Paperback, 221 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Bison Books (first published 1970)
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I am generally very sympathetic to Deloria's views, and I really enjoyed Custer Died for Your Sins. So I thought I'd get a lot out of We Talk, You Listen. Unfortunately, I was disappointed. In this book, Deloria identifies commonalities and differences between Indians and the various "power" movements, incl. Blacks, Hispanics, and Hippies, all of whom he sees as harbingers of a new world order. Convinced that Americans will not survive the 20th century, Deloria urges various changes in the Ameri...more
A great read on the failure of the American Indian movement and how to fix it. Vine Deloria explores the ideas of self-determination and group rights under the White constitutional context. Minority groups have been historically oppressed as groups in the legal context. This message is hard to communicate to the radical individualists aka right wingers.

A book that would make us seriously challenge our notion of race and individuality.
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"Individualism" 1 3 Dec 07, 2008 12:19AM  
Vine Victor Deloria, Jr. (March 26, 1933 – November 13, 2005) was an American Indian author, theologian, historian, and activist. He was widely known for his book Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto (1969), which helped generate national attention to Native American issues in the same year as the Alcatraz-Red Power Movement. From 1964–1967, he had served as executive director of the Nat...more
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