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Auteur: Fergus M Bordewich
In the face of the current. highly roman-_ ticized view of Native Americans, Killing the ifizik Man Is Indian bravely confronts our myths and misconceptions to reveal the real-. ities of tribal life today Following two cen-turies of broken treaties and virtual extermi-nation of the -savage red man;' Americans have recast Native Americans into another equally stereotyped role. that of eternal victims. politically powerless and weakened by povem- and alcoholism. vet whose spiritual ties with the natural world form the last, best hope of salvaging our natural environment and ennobang- our souls. What Nvill surprise many Americans. however. is that a virtual revolution is under way in Indian Courn from New England to Florida and from New York to the Pacific Northwest. It is an upheaval of epic propor-tions: for the first time in generations. Indians are shaping their own destinies largely outside the control of whites. reinventing Indian education and justice. and exploiting the principle of tribal sovereignty in ways that empower tribal governments far beyond most Americans' imaginations posing profound challenges to regional economies, and both state and local governments. A renaissance for Indian tribes, from a different angle Indian sovereignty may be seen as yet another facet of the cultural balkanization of the United States. In that sense Killing the White Man's Indian is a book about the val-ues of American society at large as we stand on the threshold of a new century. Based on four years of research on tribal reservations, and written without a hidden political bias or agenda, Killing the White Man's Indian takes on Native American politics and policies today in all their contradictory and controversial guises. spent a large part of his childhood traveling among Indian reservations in the 1950s and 1960s. An international correspondent for Reader's Digest, covering China, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, his articles have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, New York, the New York Times Magazine, and other pub-lications. His first book, Cathay: A Journey in Search of Old China, was published in 1991. He lives in New York's Hudson Valley.
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