Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology

2014 Edition
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Deloria, Jr., Vine

  • Paulette SteevesEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0465-2_411

Basic Biographical Information

Vine Victor Deloria Jr. (1933–2005) was born in Martin, South Dakota, on March 26, 1933, the first of three children of Vine V. Deloria Sr. and Barbara S. Eastburn Deloria. Vine Jr. was an American Indian scholar, political scientist, author, and human rights activist. Vine Jr. descended from a long line of Native American leaders and scholars. His grandfather, Rev. Philip J Deloria, was an Episcopal priest and leader of the Yankton band of the Dakota Nation. Deloria’s parents were and Vine Victor Deloria, Sr. and Barbara Eastburn. His father became an Episcopal archdeacon and a missionary on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Ella Deloria, a renowned Native American anthropologist and ethnographer, was Vine Deloria Jr.’s aunt.

Vine Deloria Jr. graduated from Kent School, an Episcopalian college preparatory school in Connecticut in 1951. He served in the Marine Corps from 1954 to 1956, and then earned a B.S. in general science at Iowa State University...

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  1. Deloria, Jr., V. 1969. Custer died for your sins: an Indian manifesto. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.Google Scholar
  2. - 1970. We talk, you listen: new tribes, new turf. Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press.Google Scholar
  3. - 1995. Red earth: white lies. Native Americans and the myth of scientific fact. Golden: Fulcrum Publishing.Google Scholar

Further Reading

  1. American National Biography Online. n.d. Available at: http://www.anb.org/articles/15/15-01328.html (accessed 10 March 2013).
  2. Bruguier, L.R. 1989. A legacy in Sioux leadership: the Deloria family, in H.T. Hoover & L.J. Zimmerman (ed.) South Dakota leaders: 367-78, 471. Vermillion: University of South Dakota Press.Google Scholar
  3. Deloria, P.J. 2004. Indians in unexpected places. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas.Google Scholar
  4. Deloria, Jr., V. 1970. An afterword, in Custer died for your sins: an Indian manifesto: 262-72. New York: Avon Books.Google Scholar
  5. - 1992. Introduction; The Indians of the American imagination, in God is red: a Native view of religion, 2nd edn.: 1-3, 25-45. Golden: North American Press.Google Scholar
  6. Demallie, R.J. 2006. Vine Deloria Jr. (1933–2005). American Anthropologist 108 (4): 932–5.Google Scholar
  7. Gridley, M.E. 1971. Indians of today. Chicago: I.C.F.P.Google Scholar
  8. Johnson, K. 2005. Vine Deloria Jr., champion of Indian rights, dies at 72. The New York Times, 15 November 2005.Google Scholar
  9. Native American Authors Project: Vine Deloria Jr. n.d. Available at: http://www.ipl.org/div/natam/bin/browse.pl/A31 (accessed 10 March 2013).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Binghamton UniversityBinghamtonUSA