Introduction: a reflexive historiography -- My own nation (1899) / Queen Liliʻuokalani -- Keep our treaties (1906) / Chitto Harjo -- We can establish our rights (1913) / Cherokee Freedmen -- That the smaller peoples may be safe (1918) / Arthur C. Parker -- Another Kaiser in America (1918) / Carlos Montezuma -- Our hearts are almost broken (1919) / No Heart, et al. -- I want to be free (1920) / Porfirio Mirabel -- I am going to Geneva (1923) / Deskaheh -- It is our way of life (1924) / All-Pueblo Council -- As one Indian to another (1934) / Henry Roe Cloud -- Fooled so many times (1934) / George White Bull and Oliver Prue -- Let us try a New Deal (1934) / Christine Galler -- If we have the land, we have everything (1934)/ Albert Sandoval, Fred Nelson, Frank Cadman, and Jim Shirley -- We have heard your talk (1934) / Joe Chitto -- Eliminate this discrimination (1941) / Elizabeth and Roy Peratrovich -- I am here to keep the land (1945) / Martin Cross -- We are still a sovereign nation (1949) / Hopi Traditionalist Movement -- I had no one to help me (1953) / Jake Herman -- We need a boldness of thinking (1954) / D'Arcy McNickle -- We are citizens (1954) / National Congress of American Indians -- This resolution "gives" Indians nothing (1954) / Helen Peterson and Alice Jemison -- We are Lumbee Indians (1955) / D.F. Lowery -- The Mississippi Choctaws are not going anywhere (1960) / Phillip Martin -- A human right in a free world (1961) / Edward Dozier -- This is not special pleading (1961) / American Indian Chicago Conference -- I can recognize a beginning (1962-1964) / Jeri Cross, Sandy Johnson, and Bruce Wilkie -- To survive as a people (1964) / Clyde Warrior -- We were here as independent nations (1965) / Vine Deloria Jr. -- Is it not right to help them win their rights? (1965) / Angela Russell -- We will resist (1965) / Nisqually Nation -- I want to talk to you a little bit about racism (1968) / Tillie Walker -- A sickness which has grown to epidemic proportions (1968) / Committee of 100 -- Our children will know freedom and justice (1969) / Indians of all tribes -- We are an honorable people: Can you say the same? (1973) / The Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy -- We have the power (1974) / John Trudell -- For the continuing independence of native nations (1974) / International Indian Treaty Council -- For human rights and fundamental freedoms (1977) / Geneva Declaration -- Why have you not recognized us as sovereign people before? (1977) / Marie Sanchez -- Our red nation (1978) / Diné, Lakota, and Haudensaunee traditional governments -- These are inherent rights (1978) / The Longest Walk statement -- Get the record straight (1987) / James Hena -- This way of life: The peyote way (1992) / Reuben Snake -- Let Catawba continue to be who they are (1992) / E. Fred Sanders -- Return the power of governing (1994) / Wilma Mankiller -- We already know our history (1996) / Armand Minthorn -- We would like to have answers (2003) / Russell Jim -- The sovereign expression of native self-determination (2003) / J. Kēhaulani Kauanui -- I will not rest till justice is achieved (2005) / Elouise Cobell -- An organization, a club, or is it a nation (2007) / Osage Constitutional Reform testimony -- The Gwich'in are caribou people (2011) / Sarah Agnes James -- I want to work for economic and social justice (2012) / Susan Allen -- I could not allow another day of silence to continue (2012) / Deborah Parker -- Indian enough (2013) / Alex Pearl -- We will be there to meet you? (2013) / Armando Iron Elk and Faith Spotted Eagle -- Call me human (2015) / Lyla June Johnston -- Conclusion: forgotten/remembered.
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