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Ojibwa Warrior

Ojibwa Warrior

Dennis Banks And The Rise Of The American Indian Movement

(Dennis Banks, Author)

  • Publisher: University Of Oklahoma Press
  • Format: Book
  • Binding: pb
  • Pages: 362
  • Released: Mar 22, 2005
  • ISBN-13: 9780806136912


The autobiography (profusely illustrated with the photographs of Richard Erdoes) of probably the most influential Indian leader of our time, and the story of the American Indian Movement (AIM), of which he was a co-founder. The warrior's story covers ground as vast as his country itself, from the reservation to forced schooling, a stint in the US Air Force, the poverty of the Indian slums in MN, prison (arrested for stealing groceries to feed his family), and the founding, and rise, of AIM—through the march on Washington, and armed standoff at Pine Ridge, further imprisonment, the SLA encounter, and the continued struggle for American Indian sovereignty, philosophy, and religion. An eminently readable, and consummately compelling, story of one of the most important figures of the second half of the 20th century.
"This life story of one of the truly remarkable Indians of our times, Dennis Banks, activist and humanist—the man behind the myth—should be an inspiration to anyone trying to make sense of their lives and of the world around them." —Vine Deloria, Jr.
Now in paperback.

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