Kill the Indian, Save the Man
By (author) Ward Churchill
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Kill the Indian, Save the Man by Ward Churchill
Book DescriptionFor five consecutive generations, from roughly 1880-1980, Native American children in the United States and Canada were forcibly taken from their families and relocated to residential schools. The stated goal of this government program was to "kill the Indian to save the man." Half of the children did not survive the experience, and those who did were left permanently scarred. The resulting alcoholism, suicide, and the transmission of trauma to their own children has led to a social disintegration with results that can only be described as genocidal. Ward Churchill is the author of A Little Matter of Genocide, among other books. He is currently a Professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780872864399
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: City Lights Books
Publisher: City Lights Books
Publish Date: 17-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ward Churchill
Academic Repression, Paperback (April 2010)
A spirited defense of academic freedom in the face of modern-day McCarthyism.
Kill the Indian, Save the Man, Paperback (November 2004)
The devastating results of a 100-year program to eradicate Native North American culture
Perversions of Justice, Paperback (February 2003)
Examines the faulty "reasoning" employed to legislate colonial control over North America's indigenous peoples and their lands.
Acts of Rebellion, Paperback (January 2003)» View all books by Ward Churchill
Seeking to convey what has been done to Native North America, Churchill dissects Native Americans' struggles for property and freedom, their resistance and repression, cultural issues, and radical Indian ideologies.
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Author Biography - Ward Churchill
Ward Churchill has achieved an unparalleled reputation as a scholar-activist and analyst of indigenous issues. He is a Professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder, a leading member of AIM, and the author of numerous books, including A Little Matter of Genocide, Struggle for the Land, and Fantasies of the Master Race.
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