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Category: Books  Listing Date: 2018-12-31  Product ID: 111
Author: Sean J. Flynn
Publisher: SDHS Press
BENJAMIN REIFEL AND AMERICAN INDIAN ACCULTURATION
A bilingual member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, Reifel often found his ideas challenged by American Indian activists. He advocated for his people to become self-reliant citizens, not by abandoning traditional values, but through education and integration. In the end, Reifel viewed himself as a modern Indian leader, versed in his native tongue and culture, college educated, and looking beyond reservation boundaries.
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