Like A Hurricane

Like A Hurricane

The Indian Movement From Alcatraz to Wounded Knee

Book - 1996
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Baker & Taylor
Two Native American authors combine federal archival material and interviews with numerous insiders to describe the growth of the American Indian Movement, focusing on the occupation of Alcatrax, the 1972 storming of Washington's BIA office, and the seizure of Wounded Knee.

Blackwell North Amer
It's the mid-1960's, and everyone is fighting back. Black Americans are fighting for civil rights, the counterculture is trying to subvert the Vietnam War, and women are fighting for their liberation.
Indians were fighting, too, though it's a fight too few have documented, and even fewer remember. At the time, newspapers and television broadcasts were filled with images of Indian activists staging dramatic events such as the seizure of Alcatraz in 1969, the storming of the Bureau of Indian Affairs building on the eve of Nixon's re-election in 1972, and the American Indian Movement (AIM)-supported seizure of Wounded Knee by the Oglala Sioux in 1973. Like a Hurricane puts these events into historical context and provides one of the first narrative accounts of that momentous period.
Unlike most other books written about American Indians, this book does not seek to persuade readers that government polices were cruel and misguided. Nor is it told from the perspective of outsiders looking in. Written by two American Indians, Paul Chaat Smith and Robert Allen Warrior, Like a Hurricane is a gripping account of how for a brief, but brilliant, season Indians strategized to change the course and tone of American Indian-U.S. government interaction. Unwaveringly honest, it analyzes not only the period's successes but also its failures.

& Taylor

Two Native American authors describe the growth of the American Indian Movement and chronicle three key events between 1969 and 1973

Publisher: New York : New Press, c1996
ISBN: 9781565843165
Characteristics: xiii, 343 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Warrior, Robert Allen


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