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Struggle for the Land: Native North American Resistance to Genocide, Ecocide, and Colonization

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This seminal book established Churchill as an intellectual force to be reckoned with in indigenous land rights debates. Required reading for anyone interested in Native North America and ecological justice. Revised and expanded edition.

Ward Churchill (Keetowah Cherokee) has achieved an unparalleled reputation as a scholar-activist and analyst of indigenous issues. He is a
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Paperback, 460 pages
Published September 1st 2002 by City Lights Publishers (first published 1992)
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Ryan Mishap
Oct 24, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: native-struggle
Another strong book from Churchill covering native struggles in North America against the U.S. and Canadian governments, extractive corporations, and white ignorance. From 1993, the book is only dated in being unable to predict the future, but highly instructive as to the way those in power exploit Indians and Indian land relentlessly--with the majority of the populations acquiescence.
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Oct 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: indiginism
One of Ward's best. "I Am Indigenist," and the essays on radioactive colonization and the proposed buffalo commons are particularly memorable.
Spicy T AKA Mr. Tea
I was a little intimidated picking up this 400+ page book thinking that it would take me months to read. The reality became that I read it in two weeks because the author wrote it in an accessible way. Churchill's arguments are straightforward and to the point; he doesn't meander through philosophy. His research and retelling of North American indigenous land struggle is fierce, direct, and grounded in reality and history. A pretty amazing piece of history--much of it I've heard in expressions a ...more
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Winner of the Gustavus Myers Award for Literature on Human Rights

This seminal book established Churchill as an intellectual force to be reckoned with in indigenous land rights debates. Required reading for anyone interested in Native North America and ecological justice. Revised and expanded edition.
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Nov 21, 2008 rated it it was ok
Shelves: law
This was written by Ward Churchill, who was vilified by the (right wing side of the) media after September 11 for writing things critical of US foreign policy. It turns out he's the husband of my international law professor.
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American Indian writer, political activist and former professor of ethnic studies in Colorado at Boulder from 1990 till 2007.

Churchill`s writings are mostly about the history of the American Indians and what he calls the genocide on the indigenous people of North America.

An essay of him where he claimed the 9/11 attacks on the world trade center were a response to America`s foreign policy, sparked
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