As icons of the American experience, the tribes that defeated the Seventh Cavalry still play a central role in our mythology and psychic evolution. Attacked by the US Army for demanding illegal settlers and other thieves after gold in the Black Hills leave their reservation, the Sioux tribes have fought many battles to survive the ongoing American onslaught. Long after the Battle of the Little Bighorn, the indigenous plains warriors are still reviled by American society, not so much for killing Custer, but for maintaining devotion to spiritual over commercial values. In the consumer nation of America, nothing is more sacrilegious than authentic religion.
The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.access here