Emery was a co-editor for a time. Legislation and litigation have continued to be monitored. A department, "Anti-Indian Legislation," listed bills in Congress and state legislatures that threatened Indian people in one way or another. Increasingly, the publication voiced alarm at what it perceived as an Anglo backlash against the Indian people in the form of political action by whites against Indians because of the gains made by the latter in the 1960s and 1970s.
As in earlier issues of the publications, articles describing the problems of specific groups of Indians were printed, such as "Eskimo Whaling Imperiled" and "Northwest Tribes Hit by Volcano, Supreme Court," referring to Mount St. Helens' eruption and the Supreme Court decision in the "Colville Cigarette Case." Publications on Indian affairs continued to be reviewed. A section called "Recent Books About Native Americans" was printed for a time. Some special twelve-page issues in recent years have addressed specific themes, such as "Contemporary Indian Arts," "New England Indians," and "Perspectives on Native American Women."
Although Indian Truth at times appeared simply to endorse federal policy, it is important to an understanding of the political milieu in which reformers and other "Friends of the Indians" have operated during some important periods in the twentieth century and, indeed, operate today. Indian Truth is also a valuable source of information about the influential Indian Rights Association and some of its officers, most notably Matthew K. Sniffen, whose philosophies dominated it for so long.
Indian Truth is still published and in recent years has appeared bimonthly.
Index Sources: None
Location Sources: Danky and Hady; HFL; IULS; MnULS; NUC; NYPL; OCLC 1587868; PUL; UCLA; ULS. Microprint: Clearwater; Kraus; MCA; University Microfilms
Title and Title Changes: Indian Truth ( 1924 +)
Volume and Issue Data: Indian Truth (Vol. 1, No. 1, February, 1924 +)