Acts of Rebellion: The Ward Churchill Reader

Ward Churchill is one of the most vocal, incisive, and respected writers on American Indian issues. Acts of Rebellion brings together his most important writings on indigenism from the past two decades, covering basic American Indian concerns from land issues to the American Indian Movement, from government repression to their history of genocide. Churchill also skillfully dissects problematic depictions of Indians in American culture, including Columbus Day, Dances with Wolves, and the Washington Redskins. A must-read for all those interested in the truth about American history, Acts of Rebellion also covers the legal inconsistencies the government has developed to deal with American Indians, radical Indian ideologies, past and present struggles for land and rights, and political and cultural resistance and repression.
Contents:
INTRODUCTION. ACTS OF REBELLION: Notes on the Interaction of History and Justice
PART I: IN MATTERS OF LAW
1. “THE LAW STOOD SQUARELY ON ITS HEAD”: U.S. Doctrine, Indigenous Self-Determination, and the Question of World Order
2. THE NULLIFICATION OF NATIVE AMERICA? An Analysis of the 1990 American Indian Arts and Crafts Act
3. CONFRONTING COLUMBUS DAY: An Argument Based in International Law
PART II: STRUGGLES FOR LANDS AND LIVES
4. THE EARTH IS OUR MOTHER: Struggles for American Indian Land and Liberation in the Contemporary United States
5. A BREACH OF TRUST: The Radioactive Colonization of Native North America
6. LIKE SAND IN THE WIND: The Making of an American Indian Diaspora in the United States
7. THE BLOODY WAKE OF ALCATRAZ: Repression of the American Indian Movement during the 1970s
PART III: CULTURE WARS
8. FANTASIES OF THE MASTER RACE: The Cinematic Colonization of American Indians
9. LET’S SPREAD THE “FUN” AROUND: The Issue of Sports Team Names and Mascots
10. INDIANS ‘R’ Us: Reflections on the “Men’s Movement”
PART IV: THE INDIGENIST ALTERNATIVE
11. FALSE PROMISES: An Indigenist Examination of Marxist Theory and Prac tice
12. THE NEW FACE OF LIBERATION: Indigenous Rebellion, State Repression, and the Reality of the Fourth World
13. I AM INDIGENIST: Notes on the Ideology of the Fourth World

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