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Vine Deloria Jr.

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Deloria, Vine, Jr. (1933– ), Native American leader. A Sioux, he advocates the practice of Native American religion and ways of thought. A director of the National Congress of American Indians (1964–67) and co-founder of the Institute for the Development of Indian Law (1971), he has championed Native American economic and legislative causes. His several books include Custer Died for Your Sins (1969), God Is Red (1973), and Behind the Trail of Broken Treaties (1974).

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