We Are Still Here: Photographs of the American Indian Movement

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A public reception will open an exhibit of photographs by Dick Bancroft, whose work is featured in the new book, " We Are Still Here: A History of the American Indian Movement in Photographs" (MHS Press, May 2013.)

The American Indian Movement, founded in 1968 in Minneapolis, burst into that turbulent time with passion, anger and radical acts of resistance. Spurred by the Civil Rights movement, Native people began to protest the decades—centuries—of corruption, racism and abuse they had endured. They argued for political, social, and cultural change and they got attention. The photographs of activist Dick Bancroft, a key documentarian of AIM, provide a stunningly intimate view of this major piece of American history from 1970 to 1981. The unofficial photographer of AIM since 1970, Bancroft joined them for key events such as the takeovers of federal buildings, the founding of survival schools in the Twin Cities, the Wounded Knee trials, The Longest Walk of Survival and bringing American Indian voices to the United Nations. The exhibit will include photographs from the book and as well as unpublished images.