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We are still here : a photographic history of the American Indian Movement

Author: Dick Bancroft; Laura Waterman Wittstock
Publisher: St. Paul, MN : Minnesota Historical Society Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The American Indian Movement, founded in 1968 in Minneapolis, burst into that turbulent time with passion, anger, and radical acts of resistance. Spurred by the Civil Rights movement, Native people began to protest the decades--centuries--of corruption, racism, and abuse they had endured, [arguing] for political, social, and cultural change"--Page 4 of cover.
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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Portraits
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dick Bancroft; Laura Waterman Wittstock
ISBN: 9780873518871 087351887X
OCLC Number: 818954024
Description: xxvii, 210 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: My life with AIM / Dick Bancroft --
Covering AIM in print / Laura Waterman Wittstock --
1. The origins of the American Indian Movement : Police brutality, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1970s ; The birth of AIM, Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 29, 1968 --
2. The tactic of the takeover : US Naval Air Station takeover, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 17-21, 1971 ; Winter Dam takeover, Lac Courte Oreilles, Wisconsin, August 1971 --
3. Heart of the Earth Survival School and Red School House : Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, 1972 --
4. The Trail of Broken Treaties caravan : Washington, DC, November 3-9, 1972 --
5. Green Grass, South Dakota, 1973 --
6. Wounded Knee and the trials : The Occupation of Wounded Knee, Wounded Knee, South Dakota, 1973 ; The leadership trials of Dennis Banks and Russell Means, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1974 --
7. Leonard Peltier --
8. The International Indian Treaty Council : Third International Indian Treaty Council Conference, Wakpala, South Dakota, June 15-19, 1977 ; The United Nationals International NGO Conference on Discrimination Against Indigenous Populations in the Americas, Geneva, Switzerland, September 20-23, 1977 ; Fifth International Indian Treaty Council Conference, Big Mountain, Arizona, July 1979 ; Seventh International Indian Treaty Council Conference, White Earth Reservation, Minnesota, June 4-11, 1981 ; The United Nations International NGO Conference on Indigenous Peoples and the Land, Geneva, Switzerland, September 15-18, 1981 --
9. The longest walk : California to Washington, DC, July 1978 --
10. Black Hills National Gathering of the People : Rapid City, South Dakota, July 6-8, 1979 --
11. The 1980 Black Hills International Survival Gathering : Rapid City, South Dakota, July 18-27, 1980 --
12. Fourth Russell Tribunal: on the rights of the Indians of the Americas : Rotterdam, The Netherlands, November 24-30, 1980 --
13. Yellow Thunder Camp : Black Hills, South Dakota, 1981-82 --
14. Legacy.
Responsibility: photographs by Dick Bancroft ; text by Laura Waterman Wittstock.

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"The American Indian Movement, founded in 1968 in Minneapolis, burst into that turbulent time with passion, anger, and radical acts of resistance. Spurred by the Civil Rights movement, Native people began to protest the decades--centuries--of corruption, racism, and abuse they had endured, [arguing] for political, social, and cultural change"--Page 4 of cover.

"The photographs of activist Dick Bancroft, a key documentarian of AIM, provide a stunningly intimate view of this major piece of American history from 1970 to 1981. Veteran journalist Laura Waterman Wittstock, who participated in events in Washington, DC, has interviewed a host of surviving participants to tell the stories behind the images. The words of Russell Means, Dennis Banks, Clyde Bellecourt, Eddie Benton Banai, Pat Bellanger, Elaine Salinas, Winona LaDuke, Bill Means, Ken Tilsen, Larry Leventhal, Jose Barreiro, and others tell the stories: the takeovers of federal buildings and the Winter Dam in Wisconsin, the founding of survival schools in the Twin Cities, the Wounded Knee trials, international conferences for indigenous rights, the Trail of Broken Treaties Caravan and the Longest Walk for Survival, powwows and camps and United Nations actions. This is the inside record of a movement that began to change a nation."--Publisher's website.

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