• In the first section of Part 1, the author comments ironically on white people's contemporary (to 1969) perceptions of Indians.
• The author believes that white people are always interested in the "plight" of the Indian.
• White people always claim Indian heritage on their grandmother's side and usually say they are related to an Indian Princess.
• If white people have no Indian heritage, they think they understand Indians because they've traveled to the Southwest.
• He also points out how whites came to regard Indians as people once realized that Indians were in control of much valuable land.
• The author begins to contrast the experience of Blacks and Indians in America.
• The author discusses the white European background and how the Indian and the whites share no history.
• The Bureau of Indian Affairs is divided into 3 parts, the government, the private organization, and the tribes themselves.
• There are 315 distinct tribal communities...
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