Native Americans and Political Participation by P-ABCClio

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Native Americans and Political Participation opens the door to a previously invisible subject in political science and American history. Presenting, for the first time, data from a Native American survey of more than 400 elected and appointed tribal officials collected over the past ten years, this watershed work infuses facts with personal opinions of 20th-century Native American tribal leaders.Readers will learn how multitribe lobbying is funded by gambling revenues and meet key activists like the Means and Bellcourt brothers. Other topics covered include the National Congress of American Indians, the battle at Wounded Knee, and the American Indian Movement. Discussions of these and other events and organizations reveal the powerful ways in which American Indians are utilizing the political system to further their causes.

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									Native Americans and Political Participation
Political Participation in America

Author: Jerry Stubben



Edition: 1
Age Group: 7 - 17
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Native Americans and Political Participation opens the door to a previously invisible subject in political
science and American history. Presenting, for the first time, data from a Native American survey of more
than 400 elected and appointed tribal officials collected over the past ten years, this watershed work
infuses facts with personal opinions of 20th-century Native American tribal leaders.Readers will learn how
multitribe lobbying is funded by gambling revenues and meet key activists like the Means and Bellcourt
brothers. Other topics covered include the National Congress of American Indians, the battle at Wounded
Knee, and the American Indian Movement. Discussions of these and other events and organizations
reveal the powerful ways in which American Indians are utilizing the political system to further their
causes.
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This volume adds to the literature that is available to the general reader and is welcomed. It should be in
public and academic libraries.
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