We Are Still Here

We Are Still Here

A Photographic History of the American Indian Movement

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The American Indian Movement, founded in 1968 in Minneapolis, burst into that turbulent time with passion, anger, and radical acts of resistance. Spurred by the Civil Rights movement, Native people began to protest the decades -- centuries -- of corruption, racism, and abuse they had endured, arguing for political, social, and cultural change. The photographs of activist Dick Bancroft, a key documentarian of AIM, provide an intimate view of this major piece of American history from 1970 to 1981. Journalist Laura Waterman Wittstock, who participated in events in Washington, DC, has interviewed a host of surviving participants to tell the stories behind the images. The words of Russell Means, Dennis Banks, Clyde Bellecourt, Eddie Benton Banai, Pat Bellanger, Elaine Salinas, Winona LaDuke, Bill Means, Ken Tilsen, Larry Leventhal, Jose Barreiro, and others tell the stories: the takeovers of federal buildings and the Winter Dam in Wisconsin, the founding of survival schools in the Twin Cities, the Wounded Knee trials, international conferences for indigenous rights, the Trail of Broken Treaties Caravan and the Longest Walk for Survival, powwows and camps and United Nations actions. This is the inside record of a movement that began to change a nation.
Publisher: St. Paul, MN : Minnesota Historical Society Press, [2013]
Copyright Date: 2013
ISBN: 9780873518871
Branch Call Number: 323.1196 BANCROFT
Characteristics: xxvii, 210 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Wittstock, Laura Waterman


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