Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto Setting & Symbolism

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The Indian Question

This term is essentially shorthand, most often used in white socio-political circles, for the question of what to do with/about Indians - where/how to settle them, where/how to resolve issues related to treaties, where/how to integrate them into white society, etc. Without actually saying so, the author puts a negative, ironic spin on his use of the term, suggesting while doing so that it is both patronizing and simplistic.

Treaties and Contracts

Throughout the book, the author suggests that many (most?) of the current problems of American Indians have to do with the treaties and/or contracts they signed with American white powers, military and/or economic and/or political. The self-serving terms of these treaties and contracts, he repeatedly contends, along with the fact that most (if not all) were broken, represent the manipulative attitudes of those white powers, and...

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