The American Indian Rights Movement

by Braun, Eric, 1971-

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 1 Library 2 of 2 copies
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Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 323.1 B73
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
 
Call Number  J 323.1 B73
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 323.1 B73
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
 
Call Number  J 323.1 B73
 
 
Summary

What do you know about the American Indian rights movement? You may have heard about modern pipeline protests, but this resistance has its roots in the early years of the United States, when the government began stripping American Indians of their rights and forcing them off their lands onto reservations. What are the main concerns of the American Indian rights movement today? What challenges have activists faced throughout history? Find out about how important players like Sacheen Littlefeather and Russell Means paved the way for current activists and discover how activists are still fighting for better living conditions and environmental justice today.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Opening with the 2016 protest against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline through sacred Standing Rock Sioux tribal grounds, this entry in the Movements That Matter series (4 titles) traces the history of the American Indian rights movement. Complemented by archival photographs, it continues with an overview of how the U.S. government stripped American Indians of their land, rights, and culture. Although American Indians resisted from the beginning, the text focuses on the movement in the 1960s and 70s, when activists began holding large public protests. As it discusses the movement's key concerns, including education and land issues, the book also introduces its leaders and historic protests, such as the occupation of Alcatraz Island from 1969 to 1971. Other sections address sports mascots, the environment, and the future of American Indian rights.--Angela Leeper Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Braun, Eric, 1971- Movements that matter.
Subjects American Indian Movement -- Juvenile literature.
American Indian Movement.
Indians of North America -- Government relations -- Juvenile literature.
Indians of North America -- Civil rights -- Juvenile literature.
Indians of North America -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Juvenile literature.
Indians, Treatment of -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Indians of North America -- Government relations.
Indians of North America -- Civil rights.
Indians of North America -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Indians -- Treatment.
Publisher Minneapolis :2019
Language English
Description 32 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781541523333
1541523334
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