Red Power Rising: The National Indian Youth Council and the Origins of Native Activism

University of Oklahoma PressSKU: 9780806141787

Author:
Shreve, Bradley G.
Grade Levels:
College, University
Nation:
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
HC
Pages:
275
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press

Price:
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In stock

Description

Red Power Rising: The National Indian Youth Council and the Origins of Native Activism traces the origins of the Red Power movement of Native Americans to the student activism of the National Indian Youth Council (NIYC), founded in Gallup, New Mexico, in 1961. The main goals of this organization were principles of tribal sovereignty, self determination, treaty rights, and cultural preservation. The main characters in the development of this youth organizations were Clyde Warrior, Shirley Hill Witt, Mel Thom, Bruce Wilkie, and Hank Adams. By uncovering the origins of Red Power, Shreve writes an important new chapter in the history of American Indian activism. And by revealing the ideology and accomplishments of the NIYC, he ties the Red Power Movement to the larger struggle for human rights that continues to this day both in the United States and across the globe. Bradley G. Shreve is Chair of the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Diné College in Tsaile, Arizona.

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