From a Native Son
Selected Essays on Indigenism, 1985-1995
Ward Churchill; Howard Zinn (Foreword)Pages: 588
Release Date: 1996-01-01
This book is also available in cloth
Ward Churchill has emerged over the past decade as one of the strongest and most influential voices of native resistence in North America, according to the Bloomsbury Review and Publishers Weekly. bell hooks has described Churchill as a leading “insurgent intellectual.” From a Native Son is the capstone collection of his most important and unflinching essays during this period, exploring the themes of genocide in the Americas, historical/legal (re)interpretation of the processes of conquest and colonization, literary/cinematic criticism, and the positing of indigenist alternatives to the status quo, for which he has become increasingly well-known.
With this collection, Ward Churchill, an activist and an intellectual, carves out a unique position for himself as one of the most outspoken advocates of indigenous peoples. This disturbing and compelling work contains illuminating insights and provides a much-needed antidote to pervasive ignorance on Native American issues. From a Native Son, in its scope and courage, never fails to startle with the impact of quiet truths, passionately felt and powerfully expressed. It will be a rare find for new readers and a treasure to old admirers.
Ideal for adoption in courses on American Indian affairs, US history, race relations and political theory, From a Native Son is "a must read" book for anyone concerned with justice and liberation for indigenous people.
Table of Contents1 Deconstructing the Columbus Myth
2 Since Predator Came
3 The Earth is Our Mother
4 Genocide in Arizona?
5 Native North America
6 Like Sand in the Wind
7 Death Squads in the United States
8 White Studies
9 Literature and the Colonization of American Indians
10 A Little Matter of Genocide
11 Another Dry White Season
12 Spiritual Hucksterism
13 Indians "R" Us
14 Fantasies of the Master Race
15 Lawrence of South Dakota
16 And They Did it Like Dongs in the Dirt
17 Let's Spread the"Fun" Around
18 In the Matter of Julius Streicher
19 Semantic Masturbation on the Left
20 False Promises
21 Nobody's Pet Poodle
22 Another Vision of America
23 I Am Indigenist
24 Works by the Author, 1980–1996