Standing Bear's Quest for Freedom: The First Civil Rights Victory for Native Americans
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Standing Bear's Quest for Freedom by Lawrence A. Dwyer; Judi M. gaiashkibos (Introduction by)In telling his story, Standing Bear's Quest for Freedom relates an unprecedented civil rights victory for Native Americans: for the first time, in 1879, a federal court declared a Native American to be a "person"--a human being with the right to file an action for a redress of grievances in a federal court, like every other person in the United States. Standing Bear's victory in Standing Bear v. Crook began a national movement of reforming Native American rights--albeit a slow one. Because of the courage and leadership of Chief Standing Bear, the pervasive spirit of indifference of most Americans toward Native Americans was disrupted by this historic decision. America would never be the same.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2022-11-01
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