Books That Inspire 2011

Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto
Vine Deloria, Jr.

During the civil unrest of the 1960s, Vine Deloria brought American Indian issues to the attention of the general public. No other volume before or since has presented American Indian concerns and issues with such energy, intensity, and ironic humor, and no other American Indian author has contributed as strongly and consistently to mainstream American understanding of Native American issues. As probably the most widely read book among American Indian students, Custer Died for Your Sins is indeed THE classic work in Native American Studies and in the critical study of America's relationships with the indigenous inhabitants of North America.

Joe Watkins
Native American Studies