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By Peter Metcalfe

Decades ahead of the marches and victories of the Sixties, a gaggle of Alaska Natives have been making civil rights background. in the course of the early 20th century, the Alaska local Brotherhood fought for citizenship, vote casting rights, and schooling for all Alaska Natives, securing unheard-of victories in a contentious time. Their unified paintings and criminal prowess propelled the Alaska local Claims payment Act, one of many largest declare settlements in usa history.

A harmful Idea tells an ignored yet robust tale of Alaska Natives combating for his or her rights lower than American legislations and info one of many infrequent successes for local americans of their approximately two-hundred-year attempt to outline and guard their rights.

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