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(Native American Periodical)
(San Francisco), (American Indian Historical Society), 1976-1983. An incomplete run of 24 issues of this "National Newspaper of Indian America," as follows: Vol. 4, Nos. 2, 6, 7, 9, 10; Vol 5, Nos. 1, 2, 3, 5; Vol. 6, No. 1, then a Special Issue, then Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7/8, 9/10, 11; Vol. 7, Nos. 3, 4; Vol. 9, Nos. 1, 2, 3; Vol. 10, Nos. 3, 4. The papers span the period from February, 1976, to July/August, 1983. The front page of the first issue present is almost entirely devoted to the arrest of AIM activist Dennis Banks as a fugitive from justice, for jumping bail from his arrest in Custer, South Dakota, and his lawyer's plea for political asylum to avoid being extradited back to South Dakota. California Governor Jerry Brown later refused to allow him to be extradited; these newspapers provide the "first draft of history" for an especially pivotal time in relations between Native Americans and the dominant white society. Another small front-page article reports on the Pine Ridge election in which Robert Wilson was voted out as tribal head, a major victory for Native activists, reformers and AIM. Mailing labels; tanning to the edges and folds; overall very good. [#035862] $450

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