Native American Authors
Adam Fortunate Eagle
Adam Fortunate Eagle was born on the Chippewa Reservation in Red Lake, Minnesota. As was common practice during his day, her was raised in an Indian boarding school. He attended the Haskell Indian Institute in Kansas, where he et his wife, Bobbi. Eagle is the Spiritual Leader of the Keepers of the Sacred Tradition of Pipemakers, and was an organizer of the Indian occupation of Alcatraz Island. He has been a participant in the Conference on World Affairs held at the University of Colorado. He has an offbeat sense of humor and once garnered worldwide attention by stepping off a plane in Italy, driving a spear into the ground and claiming Italy for the Native American people based on the same Right of Discovery used by Columbus to claim Hispaniola. Currently, he lives with his wife on her Shoshone-Paiute reservation near Fallon, Nevada. He runs an art gallery there when he is not visiting and lecturing on Native American customs and rights.
Online resources by or about Adam Fortunate Eagle :
Resolution Maintaining the Great Pipestone Quarries
Author: Keepers of the Sacred Tradition of Pipemakers
Description: Resolution declaring the Great Pipestone Quarries of Minnesota be declared a sacred site for all Indian People, signed by Adam Fortunate Eagle.
Books by Adam Fortunate Eagle :
Eagle , Adam Fortunate. Alcatraz! Alcatraz! : the Indian occupation of 1969-1971
Berkeley, CA : Heyday Books, 1992.
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