Standing Rock Sioux activist, professor, and attorney Vine Deloria, Jr., shares his thoughts about U.S. race relations, federal bureaucracies, Christian churches, and social scientists in a collection of eleven eye-opening essays infused with humor.
This “manifesto” provides valuable insights on American Indian history, Native American culture, and context for minority protest movements mobilizing across the country throughout the 1960s and early 1970s. Originally published in 1969, this book remains a timeless classic and is one of the most significant nonfiction works written by a Native American.
Vine Deloria, Jr. (1933–2005) was an author, historian, theologian, activist for Native American rights, and a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. He was widely known for his book Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto.