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Native American Activism Collection
SPC.2018.052  
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  • Biographical / Historical

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: California State University Dominguez Hills, Gerth Archives and Special Collections
    Title: Native American Activism Collection
    creator: AIM (Monograph : American Indian Movement)
    creator: Akwesasne Notes (Firm)
    Identifier/Call Number: SPC.2018.052
    Physical Description: 1 box
    Date (inclusive): 1972-1992, undated
    Abstract: This collection contains newspapers, magazines, newsletters, flyers, leaflets, books, and other documents related to Native American activism from the 1970s- early 1990s. Included are issues of "Treaty Council News", "Wounded Knee Bulletin", and "Tsistsistas Press"; as well as documents and publications that include information on land disputes, political prisoners, occupations, politics, advocacy, protests, and other topics.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection contains newspapers, magazines, newsletters, flyers, leaflets, books, and other documents related to Native American activism from the 1970s- early 1990s. Included are issues of "Treaty Council News", "Wounded Knee Bulletin", and "Tsistsistas Press"; as well as documents and publications that include information on land disputes, political prisoners, occupations, politics, advocacy, protests, and other topics.

    Conditions Governing Access

    There are no access restrictions on this collection.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Title of item], Native American Activism Collection, Courtesy of the Department of Archives and Special Collections. University Library. California State University, Dominguez Hills

    Related Materials

    "Akwesasne Notes" [publication]

    Biographical / Historical

    This collection contains material generated by Native American activists and activism groups who have been working toward justice for their communities. Represented here are materials from:
    American Indian Movement (AIM)- a group which began in 1968 in Minneapolis, Minnesota when Native American activists came together to discuss issues related to land disputes, federal Indian policy, and other topics.
    Tsistsistas Press, a publication from Lame Deer, Montana that reports on news items within the Northern Cheyenne Reservation community.
    The Trail of Broken Treaties: In November 1972, a group of Native Americans went to Washington D.C. with a list of demands in the form of a twenty point proposal to advocate for issues such as treaty rights and living standards for the Native American community. Frustrated that their demands were not being heard, protesters began occupying the Bureau of Indian Affairs offices. This occupation ended after a week, when the Nixon Administration met with protesters to further discuss treaty negotiations.
    Also included is material related to the 500 Years of Resistance march and rally; land disputes at Big Mountain Reservation in the 1990's; and material regarding the case against Leonard Peltier.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Indians of North America
    Indians of North America—Government relations
    Social movements--United States