1970 Radical UNDERGROUND Militant INDIAN POWER Scarce San Francisco Protest Zine WARPATH
Extremely scarce original 1970 San Francisco Indian Civil Rights Movement, Red Power Newspaper.
THE WARPATH Vol. II, No. 3 [Summer 1970] United Native Americans Liberation News Service International Indian Newspaper. San Francisco, California. Lehman Brightman, founding editor. Original 1970 newspaper, 16 pages, 16" x 11.25", illustrated with unique photographs and graphics. GOOD CONDITION: complete as issued, folded (a little off kilter), some wear at the folds and fold intersections (no text loss), pages toned (as normal), some pencil marks, edgewear including light chipping/small closed tears, still a solid, complete, bright, clean and supple copy of this very rare radical 1970 militant Native American newspaper.
THE WARPATH, a radical Indian rights publication established in 1968 as part of the nascent Red Power Movement. Founded in San Francisco as the official publication for activist journalist Lehman Brightman's new organization, United Native Americans, Inc., a pan tribal Indian liberation group that challenged government power and advocated for Indian self-determination. THE WARPATH fostered Indian pride, attacked stereotypes, highlighted racial discrimination, investigated government abuses, and argued vehemently for more political power for American Indians. With its militant rhetoric reflective of the turbulent times (the Black Panther Party forming in Oakland, Vietnam War and Free Speech protests around the Bay Area, etc.), THE WARPATH was an important voice in the resistance and struggle for Indian rights during its five-year run (1968-1973).
Lehman Brightman (1930-2017) Sioux and Creek Indian, Long-time Activist, Civil Rights Advocate, Director of the American Indian Studies at UC Berkeley, Professor, founded U.N.A. Inc, took part in the occupations of Alcatraz, Mount Rushmore and Wounded Knee, Publisher of the first inter-tribal militant newspaper, issued a call for war on the B.I.A. and rebelled against the U.S. government's account of history.