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Banks, Dennis

Works: 11 works in 25 publications in 3 languages and 1,847 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Pictorial works  Portraits 
Roles: Author of introduction
Classifications: E99.C6, 977.00497333
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Most widely held works by Dennis Banks
A good day to die ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life story of Dennis Banks, the Native American who co-founded the American Indian Movement (AIM) in 1968 to advocate and protect the rights of American Indians, providing an in-depth look at the history and issues surrounding AIM's formation. From the forced assimilation of Native Americans within boarding schools, to discrimination by law enforcement authorities, to neglect by government officials responsible for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, AIM sought redress for the many grievances that its people harbored. Banks' personal struggle culminated in major armed confrontations at Custer, South Dakota and Wounded Knee -- climactic flash points which saw him standing steadfast as a leader for his cause
Dennis Banks ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"American Indian Movement leader speaks about the history of Native Americans, the FBI infiltration of AIM, the [sic] how the judicial system in South Dakota is operating in his case."
Indiens d'Amérique : 35 années de lutte pour la souveraineté by Michelle Vignes ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shinu niwa yoi hi da : Ojibuezoku no senshi to kiseki by Dennis Banks ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ojibwa warrior : Dennis Banks and the rise of the American Indian Movement by Dennis Banks ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Publisher's description: Dennis Banks, an American Indian of the Ojibwa Tribe, is probably the most influential Indian leader of our time. In Ojibwa Warrior, written with acclaimed writer and photographer Richard Erdoes, Banks tells his own story for the very first time and reveals an inside look at the birth of the American Indian Movement. Born in 1937 and raised by his grandparents on the Leach Lake reservation in Minnesota, Dennis Banks grew up learning traditional Ojibwa lifeways. As a young child he was torn from his home and forced to attend a government boarding school designed to assimilate Indian children into white culture. After years of being "white man-ized" in these repressive schools, Banks enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, shipping out to Japan when he was only seventeen years old. After returning to the states, Banks lived in poverty in the Indian slums of Minnesota until he was arrested for stealing groceries to feed his growing family. Although his white accomplice was freed on probation, Banks was sent to prison. There he became determined to educate himself. Hearing about the African American struggle for civil rights, he recognized that American Indians must take up a similar fight. Upon his release, Banks became a founder of AIM, the American Indian Movement, which soon inspired Indians from many tribes to join the fight for American Indian rights. Through AIM, Banks sought to confront racism with activism rooted deeply in Native religion and culture. Ojibwa Warrior relates Dennis Banks₂s inspiring life story and the story of the rise of AIM--from the 1972 "Trail of Broken Treaties" march to Washington, D.C., which ended in the occupation of the Bureau of Indian Affairs building, to the 1973 standoff at Wounded Knee, when Lakota Indians and AIM activists from all over the country occupied the site of the infamous 1890 massacre of three hundred Sioux men, women, and children to protest the bloodshed and corruption at the Pine Ridge Lakota reservation. Banks tells the inside story of the seventy-one day siege, his unlikely nighttime escape and interstate flight, and his eventual shootout with authorities at an FBI roadblock in Oregon. Pursued and hunted, he managed to reach California. There, authorities refused to extradite him to South Dakota, where the attorney general had declared that the best thing to do with Dennis Banks was to "put a bullet through his head." Years later, after a change in state government, Banks gave himself up to South Dakota authorities. Sentenced to two years in prison, he was paroled after serving one year to teach students Indian history at the Lone Man school at Pine Ridge. Since then, Dennis Banks has organized "Sacred Runs" for young people, teaching American Indian ways, religion, and philosophy worldwide. Now operating a successful business on the reservation, he continues the fight for Indian rights. This account is enhanced by dramatic photographs, most taken by Richard Erdoes, of key people and events from the narrative
Dennis Banks at the six nations by Dennis Banks ( Recording )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"An interview with the American Indian Movement founder conducted in the Onondaga Nation in New York. He discusses seeking sanctuary from an assault and riot conviction in South Dakota, his attempted extradition by California governor George Deukmejian, his arrest at Custer, and his persecution by South Dakota governor William Janklow."
Kaze no chie ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Seinaru tamashii : gendai Amerika Indian shidōsha Denisu Bankusu wa kataru by Yuri Morita ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The Wounded Knee liberation produced by Tim McGovern ( Recording )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"Dennis Banks, Russell Means, Clyde Bellecourt and A.I.M attorneys discuss the Wounded Knee occupation. Includes music."
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Audience level: 0.26 (from 0.00 for Kaze no ch ... to 1.00 for The Wounde ...)
Alternative Names
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バンクス, デニス
English (18)
Japanese (6)
French (1)