Like a Hurricane by Paul Chaat Smith
The Indian Movement from Alcatraz to Wounded Knee

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For a brief but brilliant season beginning in the late 1960s, American Indians seized national attention in a series of radical acts of resistance. Like a Hurricane is a gripping account of the dramatic, breathtaking events of this tumultuous period. Drawing on a wealth of archival materials, interviews, and the authors' own experiences of these events, Like a Hurricane offers a rare, unflinchingly honest assessment of the period's successes and failures.

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TRUMAN T. LOWE and PAUL CHAAT SMITH are curators at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian.
Published August 1, 1996 by The New Press. 343 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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The period between Alcatraz and Wounded Knee, the authors write, ``was for American Indians every bit as significant as the counterculture was for young whites, or the civil rights movement for blacks.'' They make their case with admirable balance, noting that the Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs...

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At the outset of this detailed, lively history of the American Indian protest movement in the early 1970s, its authors say that a problem with most other books on Indians (they do not use the term Native Americans) is that they were not written by Indians themselves and that, however sympathetic,...

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