Genocide of the Mind
New Native American Writing
Publication Date: September 2003
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After five centuries of Eurocentrism, many people have little idea that Native American tribes still exist, or which traditions belong to what tribes. However over the past decade there has been a rising movement to accurately describe Native cultures and histories. In particular, people have begun to explore the experience of urban Indiansindividuals who live in two worlds struggling to preserve traditional Native values within the context of an ever-changing modern society. In Genocide of the Mind, the experience and determination of these people is recorded in a revealing and compelling collection of essays that brings the Native American experience into the twenty-first century. Contributors include: Paula Gunn Allen, Simon Ortiz, Sherman Alexie, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Maurice Kenny, as well as emerging writers from different Indian nations.
Douglas M. George-Kanentiio was born and raised in Akwesasne Mohawk Territory. An award-winning writer and journalist, he has served the Mohawk Nation in numerous capacities, including as a land-claims negotiator, a cofounder of Radio CKON, and the editor of the news journal "Akwesasne Notes," He is the author of the books "Iroquois Culture" "and Commentary" and the coauthor of "Skywoman: Legends of the Iroquois,"
Vine Deloria Jr. (1933-2005) is the author of more than twenty books, including "Custer Died for Your Sins," "God Is Red," and "We Talk, You Listen: New Tribes, New Turf," available in a Bison Books edition.