Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights, (Honorable Mention)

Dennis Banks, an American Indian of the Ojibwa Tribe and a founder of the American Indian Movement, is one of the most influential Indian leaders of our time. In Ojibwa Warrior, written with acclaimed writer and photographer Richard Erdoes, Banks tells his own story for the first time and also traces the rise of the American Indian Movement (AIM). The authors present an insider’s understanding of AIM protest events—the Trail of Broken Treaties march to Washington, D.C.; the resulting takeover of the BIA building; the riot at Custer, South Dakota; and the 1973 standoff at Wounded Knee. Enhancing the narrative are dramatic photographs, most taken by Richard Erdoes, depicting key people and events.

About The Author

Dennis Banks (1937–2017) was an American Indian activist, counselor, teacher, and consultant on American Indian rights. He owned a natural foods company in Federal Dam, Minnesota, that followed the traditions of his youth.

Book Information
73 b&w illus.
352 Pages
Paperback 978-0-8061-3691-2
Kindle 978-0-8061-8330-5
e-pub 978-0-8061-8331-2
Published November 2011