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Let's read "Custer Died for Your Sins" and "Ceremony"
Note that I've pushed this meetup back to make time for the Colorado Shakes meetup in August. ------------------------------------------ This month we'll be reading two important Native American texts. Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto, was hugely influential in the Red Power Movement and the American Indian Movement, both of which were key preserving Native American culture and autonomy. Noted for its humor, this collection of essays addresses a variety of issues, most notably the termination policy (an effort to terminate federal recognition of tribes that was overturned largely because of this book). The author, Vine Deloria, Jr., was among the most important Native intellectuals, and is credited with coining the term "Red Power." For fiction, we'll be reading Ceremony, one of the key books in the Native American Renaissance and the first novel published by Laguna Pueblo Native Leslie Marmon Silko. Ceremony tells the story of Tayo, a veteran returning from World War II with severe "battle fatigue," what we would now call PTSD, and focuses on the importance of tradition and storytelling, even for the modern Native. ----------------------------------------------------------------- As usual, these books are considered catalysts for conversation rather than required reading, so if you can't find the time to read them, come anyway and tell us about the books you HAVE read. Our motto is of course: reading not required, drinking highly suggested.

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