Custer Died For Your Sins, tributes from Indian Country, David Martínez

Individuals share how the book impacted their lives

Fifty years ago Vine Deloria Jr. published Custer Died For Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto. It became a must-read for Indian Country and many non-Natives.

Indian Country Today marks the anniversary with this occasional series of tributes from individuals. David Martínez shares how the book made an impression on his life. 



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