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The First Vietnam : The U.S.-Philippine War of 1899: The U.S.-Phil...

By: Luzviminda Francisco

Luzviminda Francisco, "The First Vietnam: The Philippine-American War of 1899," Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars 5, no.4 (December 1973): 2- 16.

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Calixto Garcia's Letter to General William R. Shatter

By: Calixto Garcia

Letter of protest to U.S. general William R. Shafter, July 17, 1898

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"The End of the Dream"

By: Black Elk

Black Elk, "The End of the Dream" (1932). First printed in Black Elk, Black Elk Speaks (New York William Morrow & Company, 1932). Reprinted as Black Elk, Black Elk Speaks: Being the Lift Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux: As Told Through John G. Neihardy (Flaming Rainbow) (New York: Pocket Books/Bison Books, 1972), pp. 224-30.

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The Massacre at Wounded Knee South Dakota, on December 29, 1890

By: Turning Hawk; Captain Sword

Source: From the Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs for 1891, volume 1, pages 179-181. Extracts from verbatim stenographic report of council held by delegations of Sioux with Commissioner of Indian Affairs, at Washington, February 11, 1891.

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"We Would Rather Have Died"

By: Standing Bear

"We Would Rather Have Died," Chief Standing Bear ( 1879)

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Two Statements by Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce

By: Nez Perce

Chief Joseph's Surrender (October 5, 1877). Quoted in "The Surrender of Joseph" Harpers Weekly, vol. 21 (Whole no. 1090) (November 17, 1877), p. 906. Chief Joseph Recounts His Trip to Washington, D.C. (1879). Quoted in Chester Anders Fee, Chief Joseph: The Biography of a Great Indian (New York Wilson-Erickson, Inc., 1936), pp. 281-83.

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Dispatch on Texas Colonists

By: Miguel Barragan; Jose Maria Tornel

Miguel Barragan, Dispatch on Texas Colonists (October 31, 1835). From a letter signed by Jose Maria Tornel, Miguel Barragan's secretary of war. Quoted in General Miguel A. Santhez Lamego, The Siege and Taking of the Alamo, trans. Consuelo Velasco (Santa Fe: The Press of The Territorian, 1968), pp. 14-15- From the Historical Archives of the Secretary of National Defense, File XI/481.3/1145.

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Black Hawk's Surrender Speech, 1832

By: Black Hawk

Black Hawk's Surrender Speech, 1832.

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Memorial of the Cherokee Indians (1829) And Address of the Commit...

By: Cherokee Nation; Lewis Ross

Cherokee Phoenix and Indians Advocate, Wednesday, January 20, 1830, Vol. II, no. 40, Page 1, col. 3a-5b.

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Letter to President Washington

By: Big Tree, Cornplanter, and Half-Town (Seneca, 1790)

Source: Drake, Samuel. Biography and history of the Indians of North America, from its first discovery. Boston, B. B. Mussey, 1848.

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Who Is Your Mother? : Red Roots of White Feminism: Red Roots of Wh...

By: Paula Gunn Allen

Sinister Wisdom Vol 25, Winter 1984.

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Letter of Francisco de Montejo Xiu

By: Francisco De Montejo Xiu; Juan Pacar

Letter of Francisco de Montejo Xiu to the King, April 12, 1567 from Yucatan.

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"With Such People I Want No Peace"

By: Francis S. Drake

SOURCE: Francis S. Drake. The Indian Tribes of the United States. Volume 2. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott and Co., 1884. 34.

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An Interview with Christian Parenti : The War on the People: The W...

By: Suzi Weissman

SUZI WEISSMAN, An editor of Against the Current and host of "Beneath the Surface" on KPFK radio in Los Angeles, interviewed Christian Parenti for the program broadcast November 15, 1999. We present an edited excerpt here.

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Prison Labor, Slavery & Capitalism In Historical Perspective

By: Stephen Hartnett

Original Publisher unknown. Reprinted on History Is A Weapon website.

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Masked Racism : Reflections on the Prison Industrial Complex: Refl...

By: Angela Davis

Published in ColorLines New and published by Race Forward, The Center for Racial Justice Innovation.

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Remembering the Real Dragon : An Interview with George Jackson May...

By: Ward Churchill, Editor; J.J. Vander Wall, Editor

Interview by Karen Wald and published in Cages of Steel: The Politics Of Imprisonment In The United States (Edited by Ward Churchill and J.J. Vander Wall)

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An Open Letter to My Sister, Angela Y. Davis

By: James Baldwin

In 1970, Angela Y Davis was arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping and first-degree murder. Davis’ gun was used in a violent hold-up of a California courtroom. She was subsequently acquitted of all charges. On November 19,1970, James Baldwin wrote an open letter to Angela Davis.

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Selections from Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

By: Harriet Jacobs

Harriet A. Jacobs. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: Written by Herself(1 861). First printed in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1861. Reprinted as Harriet A. Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: Written by Herself, ed. L. Maria Child; enlarged ed., ed. Jean Fagan YeUin (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2000), pp. 68-71.

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Jermain Wesley Loguen's Letter to Sarah Logue

By: Jermain Wesley Loguen

Jermain Wesley Loguen, Letter to Sarah Logue (March 28, 1860). First printed as "Mr. Loguen's reply," in The Liberator (Boston, Massachusetts), vol. 30, no. 17 (Whole no. 1531) (April 27, 1860), p.1.

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