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The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee Native America from 1890 to the Present doc ô Kindle Edition ì johnscyclingdiary Ý ❴Epub❵ ❧ The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee Native America from 1890 to the Present Author David Treuer – Johns-cycling-diaryIve life past and present for his nonfiction and novels David Treuer has uncovered a different narrative Because they did not disappear and not despite but rather because of their intense struggles to preserve their language their traditions their families and their very existence the story of American Indians since the end of the nineteenth century to the present is one of unprecedented resourcefulness and reinvention In The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee Treuer melds history with reportage and memoir Tracing the tribes' distinctive cultures from first contact he explores how the depredations of each era spawned new mod National Book Award for Nonfiction Longlist 2019 Native American author Treuer Ojibwe has written an expansive exploration of the progress Native Americans have had in gaining politicalcultural autonomy within the United States since the massacre at Wounded Knee in 1890 The 1970s book by Dee Brown Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee declared that “the culture and civilization of the American Indian was destroyed” during the 1800s Indeed in the first half of the book Treuer recounts the numerous actions by the federal government to do just that This portion of the book is deeply depressing—genocide ethnic cleansing broken treaties and armed attacks And when the federal government wasn’t killing Native Americans outright they were doing their best to destroy their culture—separating children from their parents to send them to schools that forbade the children from even speaking their native language The second half of the book is positive It offers highlights of the resilience of the Native American communities through the stories of uniue individuals creative entrepreneurs talented lawyers and others who have worked for the best interests of their tribes Treuer recounts the efforts of the radical American Indian Movement AIM to gain greater rights through confrontational publicity and even violence While most of their actions proved counterproductive AIM did help to energize tribes to fight continued disenfranchisementThe Carter era American Indian Religious Freedom Act of 1978 allowed tribes to exercise religious traditions The 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act helped the tribes to establish casinos—a badly needed source of money However of the 500 federally recognized Indian tribes fewer than half own or run gaming operations The reauthorization in 2013 of the Violence Against Women Act VAWA empowered tribal courts to charge and prosecute non Natives who raped or assaulted women on Native landDespite these positive steps Native Americans still suffer from high unemployment particularly in the northern Great Plains where the rate can be as high as 77% Clearly much progress needs to be madeRecommend

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LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCEA sweeping history and counter narrative of Native American life from the Wounded Knee massacre to the presentThe received idea of Native American history as promulgated by books like Dee Brown's mega bestselling 1970 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee has been that American Indian history essentially ended with the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee Not only did one hundred fifty Sioux die at the hands of the U S Cavalry the sense was but Native civilization did as well Growing up Ojibwe on a reservation in Minnesota training as an anthropologist and researching Nat Now a Finalist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction 2019 If you want to know America if you want to see it for what it is you need to look at Indian history and the Indian present In a mixture of history book reportage and mémoir Ojibwe author David Treuer tells the story of Native America after the massacre at Wounded Knee and by doing so he is resisting the toxic narrative of the vanishing Indian and the tendency to view all Native history as a history of pain This does not mean that Treuer doesn't adress the injustice oppression and violence Native people had to endure he certainly does but he underlines the resourcefulness strength and persistence of Native tribes that have fought back protested resisted forced new laws made allies on all sides claimed their rights and remained loud and visible no matter what some representatives of the settler state came up with to prevent that This is a book about dignity and perception about perspective and awareness and it is a truly eye opening read so go and pick it up because without knowing Native American history your idea of North America will forever be distorted

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The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee Native America from 1890 to the PresentEs of survival The devastating seizures of land gave rise to increasingly sophisticated legal and political maneuvering that put the lie to the myth that Indians don't know or care about property The forced assimilation of their children at government run boarding schools incubated a unifying Native identity Conscription in the US military and the pull of urban life brought Indians into the mainstream and modern times even as it steered the emerging shape of self rule and spawned a new generation of resistance The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee is the essential intimate story of a resilient people in a transformative era But to be Indian and alive is no easy thing The story of the Indian has been a story about loss loss of land loss of culture loss of a way of life Yes Indians remain David Treuer's The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee is part history of Native Americans in the contiguous US part reportage of contemporary Indians and part memoir as Treuer is Ojibwe The macro history is far from pretty as Part 1 is titled Narrating the Apocalypse which covered pre history to the pivotal 1890 Wounded Knee massacre Some noteworthy lessons for me included Archaeological findings in present day Pennsylvania at Meadowcroft Rockshelter dated back 19000 years This corroborated the presence of indigenous peoples prior to the formation of the Bering Strait land bridge Christopher Columbus acted as a mercenary and violent slave trader in his exploration of the New World for gold Even his royal sponsors could not tolerate his abuses and he died in disgrace Forget the Thanksgiving image of Pilgrims and Indians gathering at the banuet table The Pilgrims killed the Peuot tribe in 1637 in present day Boston Treuer wanted to draw attention to Native American strengths He wanted to dispel the prevailing belief that the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre signaled the demise of the Indian and thus the opening of the American frontier Had they existed then the United Nations would have easily identified the genocidal policies and campaigns of the European colonizers and then the American government In light of that I was hard pressed to see the Indian successes in Part 1 because of the human tendency to recall negative events readily than positive ones But Treuer was right that 1890 marked the nadir and not the annihilation of Native Americans Challenges persisted throughout the 20th century The US government had already established a pattern of treaty brokering and then reneging on them So unsurprisingly the wide array of federal policies weren't beneficial for Indians for decades and even when well intentioned they were detrimental Citizenship was a hard won victory in 1924 after 17000 Indian men served in the US military during WWI In fact the first code talkers weren't the Navajo peoples that was WW2 but the Choctaw soldiers in WW1 Native American cultures though remained under attack Indian boarding schools forced family separations child labor and the suppression of tribal languages attire and religious beliefs for most of the 20th centuryBroader social trends in the US were impactful as well More than one third of Native American men served in WW2 and this far exceeded representation from all other racial groups The shared experiences of war and boarding schools were beginning to shape an American Indian consciousness in addition to the individual tribal affiliations The National Congress of American Indians formed in 1944 as delegates from 50 tribes banded together to oppose federal policies They had been inspired by the creation of the NAACP by African Americans Others however were admiring of the Black Panthers in the 1960s The Red Power and the American Indian Movement were formed in pursuit of faster progress These two groups occupied Alcatraz Island the abandoned federal prison located in the San Francisco Bay in addition to other uestionable activities to garner attention for the plight of Indians Tremendous progress came with two laws in the 1970s that restored religious freedom to Native Americans as guaranteed to all Americans by the First Amendment and their ability to shape Indian education After decades of federal policie