Clyde Warrior: Tradition, Community, and Red Power (New by Paul R. McKenzie-Jones

By Paul R. McKenzie-Jones


The word Red Power, coined through Clyde Warrior (1939–1968) within the Sixties, brought militant rhetoric into American Indian activism. during this first-ever biography of Warrior, historian Paul R. McKenzie-Jones provides the Ponca chief because the architect of the pink strength circulate, spotlighting him as probably the most major and influential figures within the struggle for Indian rights.

The crimson strength circulate arose in response to centuries of oppressive federal oversight of yankee Indian peoples. It comprised an collection of grassroots businesses that fought for treaty rights, tribal sovereignty, self-determination, cultural upkeep, and cultural relevancy in schooling. A cofounder of the nationwide Indian formative years Council, Warrior was once one of the movement’s so much trendy spokespeople. in the course of the Sixties, he blazed a path of cultural and political reawakening in Indian state, utilizing a mixture of ultranationalistic rhetoric and direct-action protest.

McKenzie-Jones makes use of interviews with a few of Warrior’s closest affiliates to delineate the complexity of group, culture, tradition, and tribal id that formed Warrior’s activism. For too a long time, McKenzie-Jones continues, Warrior’s dying at age twenty-nine overshadowed his mind and achievements. pink energy has been labeled as an American Indian interpretation of Black energy that emerged after his demise. This groundbreaking ebook brings to gentle, although, formerly unchronicled connections among purple energy and Black energy that exhibit the activities rising facet by means of facet as militant, pressing demands social switch. Warrior borrowed purely the slogan as a metaphor for cultural and group integrity.

Descended from hereditary chiefs, Warrior used to be immersed in Ponca background and language from start. McKenzie-Jones indicates how this intimate adventure, and the point of view received from engaging in powwows, summer time workshops, and faculty Indian corporations, formed Warrior’s intertribal method of Indian affairs. This long-overdue biography explores how Clyde Warrior’s dedication to tradition, neighborhood, and culture shaped the foundation for his imaginative and prescient of pink Power.

Show description

Read Online or Download Clyde Warrior: Tradition, Community, and Red Power (New Directions in Native American Studies Series) PDF

Similar ethnic & national biographies books

Charles Burnett: Interviews (Conversations with Filmmakers Series)

Charles Burnett (b. 1944) is a groundbreaking African American filmmaker and one in every of this country's best administrators, but he continues to be mostly unknown. His motion pictures, so much significantly Killer of Sheep (1977) and To Sleep with Anger (1990), are thought of classics, but few filmgoers have visible them or heard of Burnett.

In Search of Spirit: A Sioux Family Memoir

Looking for Spirit is a vital local American memoir that encompasses the most recognized occasions and frontier characters in Western American background, together with eyewitness experiences of the Ghost Dance, the Wounded Knee bloodbath of 1890 and the Buffalo invoice Wild West express. the writer, V. Edward Bates, an enrolled member of the Yankton Sioux Tribe, tells of his nice grandfather, Sitting Bull's cousin, Ojan, a naïve boy who grew to become a protégé of the wealthy Philadelphia financier and service provider, John Welsh.

Crazy Horse, Third Edition: The Strange Man of the Oglalas, Third Edition

Loopy Horse, the mythical army chief of the Oglala Sioux whose own strength and social nonconformity contributed to his popularity as being “strange,” fought in lots of recognized battles, together with the Little Bighorn, and held out tirelessly opposed to the U. S. government’s efforts to restrict the Lakotas to reservations.

Molly Brant: Mohawk Loyalist and Diplomat (Quest Biography)

Molly Brant, a Mohawk woman born into poverty in 1736, grew to become the consort of Sir William Johnson, one of many wealthiest white males in 18th-century the US. Suspected of being a secret agent for the British throughout the American Revolution, Molly was once pressured to escape along with her kids or face imprisonment. as a result of her skill to steer the Mohawks, her assistance used to be wanted at fortress Niagara, and he or she chanced on shelter there.

Extra resources for Clyde Warrior: Tradition, Community, and Red Power (New Directions in Native American Studies Series)

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.25 of 5 – based on 6 votes