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VIDEO: Custer Died For Your Sins, tributes from Indian Country, Alexi Bunten

Individuals share how the book impacted their lives #IndianManifesto

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. Alexis Bunten shares how the book made an impression on her life. 

MORE: The headline is still 'Custer Died For Your Sins

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Patty Talahongva, Hopi, is the executive producer for Indian Country Today based in Phoenix. Email: or on Twitter: @witespider.