The Native American Rights Movement in the United States

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Description: This electronic encyclopedia serves as a research tool providing more than 500 topics related to the Native American Rights Movement in the United States. Media photos, video, audio, tables, and primary source documents accompany numerous entries.

Reviewer Comments:

Installation: I used this title on a Hewlett Packard Pavilion computer running Windows 98. Installation was simple and quick. Installation Rating. A

Content/Features: This program offers a research tool to investigate topics related to the Native American rights movement through eight themes: Acculturation, Activism, SelfGovernment, History, Spirituality, Stereotypes, Federal-Indian Relationships, and Land.

The nearly 500 entries cover the key figures, issues, events, and legislation that have played key roles in the movement for Native American rights. Subjects include the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Sand Creek Massacre, Dennis Banks, Ben Nighthorse Campbell, Acculturation, Committee of One Hundred, and more.

A Toolbar allows easy access to six functions, including browse (a list and short synopsis), subject index, search, media, themes, and a timeline. …