To quote Vine Deloria: "The betrayal of treaty promises has in this generation created a greater feeling of unity among Indian people than any other subject." This book is eloquent in it's discussion of legal back turning and the Christian churches complicity in turning a cold shoulder to injustices and then magically doing a 360 in the 1960s vis-a-vis our governements' treatment of Native peoples. Well researched and orgainized, Vine Deloria is a hero for authoring so many truths which are to this date not incorporated into the public education system and combats the damage done by our Rand McNally textbook biased version of affairs. I recommend this book to educators, individuals, and future lawyers since 'Native peoples have had no way to get the federal government to admit they have rights in the first place' and the rectification of such a situation poses unique challenges for equal rights legislation, not to mention diplomacy in the new millenium.
Reviewed by Ellen ? on Mar 31, 2020
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