The Militarization of Indian Country

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Addresses the impact of the US Military on Native peoples, lands and cultures. From military use of Native names to outright poisoning of Native peoples for military testing, the US military’s impact on Indian Country is unparalleled.

Available in paperback only.  The Militarization of Indian Country, by Winona LaDuke, with Sean Cruz.  2011, 78 pages.

With the announcement of Osama Bin Laden’s death, as “Geronimo, EKIA!” many Native people, including Geronimo’s descendants were insulted at the use of a Native patriot’s name for a “world class terrorist.” This revelation coincides with the release of Winona LaDuke’s newest book (with co-author Sean Cruz), The Militarization of Indian Country which addresses the impact of the US Military on Native peoples, lands and cultures. From military use of Native names to outright poisoning of Native peoples for military testing, the US military’s impact on Indian Country is unparalleled and as is evidenced by recent events, ongoing.

From the authors preface:
In this book, I consider the scope of our historic and present relationship with the military and discuss economic, ecological and psychological impacts. I then examine the potential for a major transformation from the U.S Military economy that today controls much of Indian Country to a new community-centered model that values our Native cultures and traditions and honors Mother Earth.

The book is divided into four sections:
Chapter 1, The Military and the People
Chapter 2 The Military and the Economy
Chapter 3 The Military an the Land
Chapter 4 The Military and the Future

Once again Winona LaDuke brings her sharp intelligence, Indigenous knowing and love for all living things together in clear, concise analysis. This little book is packed full of the wisdom and insights we have come to rely on from LaDuke and her colleagues at Honor the Earth.

Publisher: Honor the Earth