By Peter Metcalfe

Decades ahead of the marches and victories of the Sixties, a bunch of Alaska Natives have been making civil rights historical past. through 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 greatest declare settlements in usa history.

A harmful Idea tells an ignored yet strong tale of Alaska Natives struggling with for his or her rights less than American legislation and information one of many infrequent successes for local americans of their approximately two-hundred-year attempt to outline and defend their rights.

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