Title page for ETD etd-07272004-155224


Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Dyson, Charles Wesley
Author's Email Address chdyson@vt.edu
URN etd-07272004-155224
Title Native Sovereignty, Narrative Argument, and an International Shift: The 1974 Rhetoric of George Manuel and Vine Deloria, Jr.
Degree Master of Arts
Department Communication Studies
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Waggenspack, Beth M. Committee Chair
Cook, Samuel R. Committee Member
Denton, Robert E. Jr. Committee Member
Keywords
  • Vine Deloria
  • Narrative Theory
  • Native Sovereignty
  • George Manuel
  • Jr.
Date of Defense 2004-07-22
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
The modern era of globalization presents a situation where indigenous cultures are potentially being eroded away. As a result, leaders of these groups need to begin using effective rhetorical strategies in their efforts to defend their worldview against the dominating views of Western ideology. This thesis attempts to present a case study analysis of the work of two leaders in the Native American rights movement: George Manuel and Vine Deloria, Jr. Manuel's book The Fourth World: An Indian Reality and Deloria's Behind the Trail of Broken Treaties: An Indian Declaration of Independence are presented as examples for how modern indigenous leaders can use narrative argument, addressing the persuasive functions of social movements, to foster political action on a people-to-people, national, and transnational level.
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