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ERIC Number: EJ1000393
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0161-6463
Native Americans in Cold War Public Diplomacy: Indian Politics, American History, and the US Information Agency
Denson, Andrew
American Indian Culture and Research Journal, v36 n2 p3-21 2012
This essay examines the depiction of Native Americans by the US Information Agency (USIA), the bureau charged with explaining American politics to the international public during the Cold War. In the 1950s and 1960s, the USIA broadcast the message that Americans had begun to acknowledge their nation's history of conquest and were working to redress old wrongs through an activist government. That message echoed the agency's depiction of the African American Civil Rights Movement and allowed the USIA to recognize Indian resistance to assimilation. It offered little room for tribal nationhood, however, during these early years of the modern American Indian political revival. (Contains 44 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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