Deloria Jr., Vine

  • Paulette F. SteevesEmail author
Living reference work entry

Basic Biographical Information

Vine Victor Deloria Jr. 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 (American National Biography on-line n.d). Vine Jr. descended from a long line of Native American leaders and scholars; his grandfather Rev. Philip J. Deloria was an Episcopal priest and the leader of the Yankton band of the Dakota Nation. Deloria’s parents were Vine Victor Deloria Sr. and Barbara Eastburn. His father became an Episcopal arch deacon and a missionary on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Vine Deloria’s aunt was Ella Deloria, a renowned Native American anthropologist and ethnographer.

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...

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  1. American National Biography on-line. n.d.. Accessed 01/10/2013
  2. Deloria, Philip J. 2004. Indians in unexpected places. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas.Google Scholar

Further Readings

  1. Bruguier, Leonard Rufus 1989. A legacy in Sioux leadership: The Deloria family. In South Dakota leaders, ed. Herbert T. Hoover and Larry J. Zimmerman, 367–378, 471. Vermillion: University of South Dakota Press.Google Scholar
  2. Deloria, Vine, Jr. 1970. An afterword. In Custer died for your sins: An Indian manifesto, 262–272. New York: Avon Books.Google Scholar
  3. Deloria, Vine, Jr. 1992. “Introduction” and “The Indians of The American imagination,” In God is red: A native view of religion, 1–3, 25–45, 2nd edn. Golden: North American Press.Google Scholar
  4. Gridley, Marion E. 1971. Indians of today, 347. Chicago: I.C.F.P.Google Scholar

Copyright information

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Algoma University, Sault St MarieOntarioCanada

Section editors and affiliations

  • Claire Smith
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  1. 1.Department of ArchaeologyFlinders UniversityAdelaideAustralia