American Indians Dream

Public domain photo by Warren K. Leffler courtesy of The Library of Congress

After World War II, a new kind of freedom struggle broke out in the U.S. The tactics were militant nonviolence as taught by Mohandas Gandhi and litigation spearheaded by the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (known in the Movement as “the Inc Fund”). Indians lost the claim to greatest effectiveness they had when most resistance was violent. Most tribes had no tradition of nonviolent direct action.

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Steve Russell

Steve Russell

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Enrolled Cherokee, 9th grade dropout, retired judge, associate professor emeritus, and (so far) cancer survivor. Memoir: Lighting the Fire (Miniver Press 2020)