Vine Deloria Jr. is a leading Native American scholar whose research writings, and teaching have encompassed history, law, religious studies, and political science. He is the former executive director of the National Congress of American Indians. Named by Time magazine as one of the eleven greatest religious thinkers of the twentieth century, he is the author of numerous acclaimed books, including God is Red, Custer Died for Your Sins, Power and Place, and Red Earth, White Lies. Mr. Deloria lives in Golden, Colorado.
"This is Vine Deloria's best book yet. ... Red Earth, White Lies shoots down a whole herd of sacred cows-from Charles Darwin's cow to Samuel Eliot Morison's bull." -Leslie Marmon Silko, author of Ceremony "Vine Deloria, Jr,. started the whole modern American Indian renaissance. ... Now, in Red Earth, White Lies, he is lambasting scholars and scientists for filling our heads with nonsense while they ignore the traditional knowledge of native tribes. Bound to be controversial, bound to start readers rethinking old concepts." -Dee Brown, author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee "This is Vine Deloria at his very best-challenging, taunting, acerbic-and powerful." -Alvin M. Josephy, Jr., author of Now That the Buffalo's Gone