Tonto's revenge : reflections on American Indian culture and policy

Strickland, Rennard

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  • Creator Rennard Strickland ; foreword by Charles F. Wilkinson
  • Format Books
  • Publication First edition. Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, [1997] ©1997
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  • Physical Details
    • xvi, 154 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9780826318213, 0826318215, 9780826318220, 0826318223
  • OCLC ocm36824693


  • "How do Native Americans maintain their identity and culture in a hostile society, and to what end? Tonto's Revenge is a passionate attempt by a leading Native American scholar to reassess the Indian world view and its importance to all Americans. His deeply felt essays project a vision of how Native Americans can recapture the power of their cultural legacies."--BOOK JACKET.


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-147) and index.


  • Foreword / Charles F. Wilkinson -- 1. Yellow Bird's Song: The Dilemma of an Indian Lawyer and Poet -- 2. Tonto's Revenge, or, Who Is That Seminole in the Sioux Warbonnet? The Cinematic Indian! -- 3. "You Can't Rollerskate in a Buffalo Herd Even if You Have All the Medicine": American Indian Law and Policy -- 4. Beyond the Ethnic Umbrella and the Blue Deer: Some Thoughts for Collectors of Native Painting and Sculpture -- 5. To Do The Right Thing: Reaffirming Indian Traditions of Justice Under Law -- 6. Lone Man, Walking Buffalo, and NAGPRA: Cross-Cultural Understanding and Safeguarding Human Rights, Sacred Objects, and Cultural Patrimony -- 7. As You Will: Through the Looking Glass of Indian Law and Policy, or, The Challenge of Painting on an Unfinished Canvas -- Afterword: Strangers in a Strange Land
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