You Are on Indian Land: Alcatraz Island, 1969-1971 (Papercover)

Edited by Troy R. Johnson, 1994. A moving collection of photographs, this book offers a personal look into the days and nights spent by hundreds of American Indians during the occupation of Alcatraz Island. The book provides a stark but powerful visual reminder of this unforgettable grassroots movement of American Indian resistance and history. 160 … Read more

You Are on Indian Land: Alcatraz Island, 1969-1971 (Hardcover)

Edited by Troy R. Johnson, 1994. A moving collection of photographs, this book offers a personal look into the days and nights spent by hundreds of American Indians during the occupation of Alcatraz Island. The book provides a stark but powerful visual reminder of this unforgettable grassroots movement of American Indian resistance and history. 160 … Read more

Roots of Resistance: Land Tenure in New Mexico (1680-1980) – Hardcover

By Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz, 1980. Roots of Resistance is a socioeconomic study of the history of northern New Mexico land tenure. Dispelling stereotypes of Mexicans and Pueblo Indian people in the region, this book provides a case study of capitalist development in a colonized area and sheds a critical light on the issue of land use … Read more

Native Americans and Nixon

By Jack Forbes, 1981. This work provides an important study of the Nixon administrations handling of Indian demands. “The pressure created by several years of volatile Indian demonstrations and demands undoubtedly contributed to Richard Nixon`s proclamation of `Indian self-determination` during his reelection campaign,” writes Forbes. The book presents an in-depth analysis of the many Indian … Read more

Alcatraz: Indian Land Forever

Edited by Troy R. Johnson, 1995. The occupation of Alcatraz Island represents the longest continuous occupation of a federal facility by any minority group in US history. Alcatraz set in motion a wave of overtly nationalist Indian militancy that ultimately resulted in abandonment of the US government`s policy of termination and the adoption of a … Read more

The Indian Civil Rights Act at Forty, 2012

Edited by Kristen A. Carpenter, Matthew L.M. Fletcher, and Angela R. Riley, 2012. Congress passed the Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968 (ICRA) to address civil rights in Indian country. ICRA extended select, tailored provisions of the Bill of Rights-including equal protection, due process, free speech and religious exercise, criminal procedure, and property rights-to tribal … Read more

Structuring Sovereignty: Constitutions of Native Nations

New from UCLA American Indian Studies Center Press! Drafting and adopting a constitution is a collective journey of self-discovery and reflection for any nation, Indigenous or non-Indigenous. This book is a guide for communities engaged in the process of drafting a constitution and for students who are studying that process. It draws on research, firsthand … Read more