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Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto Summary
Vine Deloria, Jr.

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Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto Summary

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This collection of essays, written by Indian activist Vine Deloria Jr., explores how Indians have been treated by white agencies (including churches and the government), documenting the effects of such treatment and proposing options for future action by Indian leaders. The relationship between whites and blacks is, in fact, the collection's central thematic perspective as well, placing his observations and commentary within two similarly thematic/narrative contexts - his portrayal of America as an essentially corrupt society, and the struggle of a similarly oppressed race, Black Americans, for similar respect and recognition.

The book is subtitled "An Indian Manifesto" and can be seen as serving the same essential purpose as other manifestos (proposals for action) - to awaken a particular segment of society (in this case, the American Indian) to the true nature of the circumstances in which it functions, and to options for transforming those circumstances.

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