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Click for more detail about I Dreamt I Was in Heaven - The Rampage of the Rufus Buck Gang by Leonce Gaiter I Dreamt I Was in Heaven - The Rampage of the Rufus Buck Gang

by Leonce Gaiter
Legba Books (Sep 28, 2011)
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In the waning days of Indian Territory, the multi-racial, teenaged Rufus Buck Gang embarked on a vicious, childish, and deadly 13-day rampage that shocked even this lawless place. Their goal was to take back Indian lands. Based on the true story, this is a tale of how real-life figures "Hanging Judge" Isaac C. Parker, notorious half-black, half-Indian outlaw Cherokee Bill, one-quarter Cherokee "gentlemen bandit" Henry Starr, relative of the notorious Belle Starr, and the worst of them all, half-black, half Indian Rufus Buck, collided during the summer of 1895. In lawless Indian Territory the end of an era approached. The U.S. government continued to co-opt Indian land for settlement. Judge Isaac C. Parker's judicial tyranny over 74,000 square miles of Indian Territory was coming to an end. Against this background, the teenaged Rufus Buck Gang embarked on their mad quest to reclaim Indian lands from US settlement. Rufus is guided by a sense of religious mission, by heavenly visions made manifest in the form of the extraordinary, 13 year-old Theodosia Swain. With his angel to guide him, he sets out to do the impossible with a missionary's zeal, a child's anticipation, and a grown man's violence. In "I Dreamt I Was in Heaven," famous, historical figures dance with fictional characters to create a turn-of-the-century tapestry of violence and innocence, love and betrayal, butchery and grace--mirroring and chafing against the backdrop of a burgeoning United States, and a disappearing American West.


Click for more detail about Whites Shackled Themselves to Race  and Blacks Have Yet to Free Ourselves by Leonce Gaiter Whites Shackled Themselves to Race and Blacks Have Yet to Free Ourselves

by Leonce Gaiter
Legba Books (Jan 01, 1970)
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It’s culture, not color that defines us.
It’s culture, not color that will move us forward.


White supremacy is an inescapable nutrient lurking in American soil. Inclusion does not inevitably grow there. Our black skin will always mark us as the people whites evolved their very identity—their pseudo-ethnic “white” identity—to enslave. And the people adopting this hate-fed identity did so while proclaiming themselves the divinely anointed keepers of fairness and justice.

This book describes the first steps to free ourselves from the “race” shackles that white Americans clamped on us all those centuries ago—their definition of the black race being negative stereotypes tied to skin color. It discusses how to redefine ourselves as the vital American cultural force that we have become. It insists that we use that elevated self-image to teach ourselves to live and thrive in the foundationally racist America we have, as opposed to the inclusive fantasy to which some pay lip service. Only then can we move beyond politics and its inevitable focus on redeeming the majority, and focus instead on ourselves—our history and the culture it’s bred—to provide our young the sense of cultural primacy that is the birthright of every child, and on which every viable culture propagates itself.

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