The Indian Awakening in Latin America
The Indian Awakening in Latin America, edited by Yves Materne, postscript by Michel de Certeau (New York: Friendship Press, 1980).
Originally published as Le réveil indien en Amérique latine (Paris: les editinos du cerf, 1976).
"Strangers in their own land," Latin America's Indians are challenging the economic exploitation and cultural and political oppression that have for too long been their lot. As part of a widespread movement they are analyzing their societies and organizing themselves to work for change.
This book documents their struggle. A collection of statements from the whole continent, it expresses and illuminates the Indians claims: to their rights, to their life-giving land, to their own culture and history and, above all, to their dignity.
Edited by Yves Materne, The Indian Awakening in Latin America is the manifesto of groups committed to forging a new identity and a new social order in which they are full participants. Readers will find their emotions stirred by the courage and determination of this emerging people.
Acknowledgments: Grateful acknowledgment is made by the publisher to William A. Dudde, Grant E. Kaiser and Michael McCullough, who translated portions of this book from the Spanish, French and Portuguese texts respectively.
This electronic edition of the book is published with permission of the editor.