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Mark Trahant: Few writers as powerful as Deloria


"Few writers have ever been as powerful as Vine Deloria Jr. He died Sunday. He was 72.

His work was significant as an activist, an organizer, a college professor, a historian, a lawyer and, most of all, the author of some 20 books.

It's difficult to communicate how powerful these books were. Three of his early books -- "Custer Died for Your Sins, an Indian Manifesto," "We Talk, You Listen" and "God is Red" -- provided an intellectual framework for a new generation of leaders."

Get the Story:
Mark Trahant: Deloria -- remember the words of the warrior (The Seattle Post-Intelligencer 11/20)

Indian Country Today Articles from January 10, 2005:
Wilma Mankiller: An original thinker with a warrior's spirit
Suzan Shown Harjo: Selective memories of Vine Deloria Jr.
Faith Spotted Eagle: Deksi (Uncle) Vine
Charlie Wilkins: Visionary thinker and wordsmith par excellence
Hank Adams: A Vine Deloria Jr. collaboration: The first decade
John Mohawk: Vine Deloria Jr.'s unfolding legacy
Philip Deloria: Tales of a remarkable father
Norbert Hill: A hero to many

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