Walleye Warriors

Walleye Warriors:

The Chippewa Treaty Rights Story
by Rick Whaley and Walt Bresette.

Foreward by Winona LaDuke
(Essential Books, 1999)

Third Edition

• Walleye Warriors: The Chippewa Treaty Rights Story
• The New Resource Wars: Native and Environmental Struggles Against Multinational Corporations

"Walleye Warriors is wonderful. It is an achievement itself worthy of the struggle it reports, written so beautifully that it is an inspiration and so clearly and factually that it is almost a manual for struggle."

Grace Lee Boggs, Ph.D., Philosophy; long-time labor and civil rights activist; author (Revolution and Evolution in the Twentieth Century); and co-founder of Detroit Summer

"This book is a great tribute to the success of nonviolence."

Prof. Ian Harris, Chair of Peace Studies, University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee

"Walleye Warriors is an in-depth must-read about a troubled time in Wisconsin's history. This is a piece of history college students have never seen. Now they can."

Sharon Metz, a founder and former director of Honor Our Neighbors Origins and Rights, a national human rights organization focusing on Native issues

"Bresette and Whaley concentrate their account on the assertion of the Treaty (specifically spearfishing) rights of the Anishinabe, as they have taken on the ugly alliance of white fishermen, complicit state politicians and brutal racists. Historical and contemporary detail (including much on radical native movements) are both admirable; fleshed-out with involving descriptions of lakeside affrays and legal skirmishes, and supported by numerous illustrations."

Roger Moody, author (Plunder!) and international anti-mining activist

"On its own, Walleye Warriors stands as a fascinating case study of Indian self-determination and empowerment. In the larger sense, it is a valuable contribution to the growing body of scholarship advanced by Winona LaDuke, Michael Garrity and others on the topic of Indian sovereignty and contemporary 'resource colonization' . . . The Chippewa and their supporters will no doubt find the book cathartic, as would readers interested in the larger questions of civil rights. Readers for whom Indian sovereignty is a bewildering concept should find it enlightening. And someone who appreciates a good David-meets-Goliath story will find Walleye Warriors uplifting and encouraging."

Patty Loew (Anishinabe); Ass't Professor, Life Sciences Communication (environmental reporting and Native issues), Univerisity of Wisconsin--Madison

"It reads like a novel."       Beth Torness , Beloit College

Walleye Warriors can be ordered for bookstores and college courses after Nov. 1999:
1-888-874-6904 (toll free)
Enfield Distribution
P. O. Box 699
Enfield N.H. 03748

The discount to bookstores for college classes is 20% of the $25 individual price of each book ordered. Essential Books will print a run of whatever is ordered for a college course (minimum of 50), plus whatever pre-paid orders ($25 each) via Rick Whaley given to Enfield Distributors at the time. For individual orders, send $25 check to "Milwaukee Greens" c/o Rick Whaley, 4226 N. 75th St., Milwaukee WI 53216.

Activists, Native and solidarity organizations, community colleges that pre-pay orders and pass on discount to students can get a 40% discount (i.e., $!5 plus postage) if they specify they want the " BD discount" for single or bulk orders (must pre-pay) of Walleye Warriors. Interested readers can also order single copies through this discount: $15 plus $3.20 shipping.

For more info, contact Rick at (414) 466-6618. Or at rickwhaley@compuserve.com

Individual orders can only be filled when added to a larger order of 50 or more from bookstores or college campuses.

Thanks for your support over all the years. Walleye Warriors is a great way to remember Walt and the courageous struggle of the spearfishers and the work of the solidarity Witness.

The New Resource Wars:
Native and Environmental Struggles Against Multinational Corporations

By Al Gedicks

Foreword by Winona La Duke

Gedicks paints a disturbing picture of the current environmental crisis, but points to hopeful signs of resistance and coalition that could successfully block multinational corporations' resources colonization of native lands.

"Gedicks' skillfully written book helps us to understand how these struggles have taken place, why, and what we can do in the future. He tells these stories not as a journalist, but rather as an integral part of many battles over mining and energy development in North America."

Winona La Duke (from the foreword)

"Al Gedicks's book has the flavor of an old-fashioned teach-in. His analysis of environmental conflict involving indigenous groups, environmentalists, and multinational corporations is intended to inform, inspire, and mobilize. Not constrained by a superficial neutrality, his explicitly partisan analysis is informed by extensive political experience and aimed at halting environmental destruction and the abrogation of native rights caused by multinational development."

Wendy Espeland, Contemporary Sociology (September 1994)

"If we are to be successful in our quest to provide a habitable earth for our children, the "new resource wars" need to be won. Gedicks book goes a long way in preparing for that battle."

Randel D. Hanson, The Circle: News from a Native American Perspective (July 1994)

"Mining for copper and iron ore was once common work in the Lake Superior basin, but the economic basis of northern Wisconsin since the Great Depression has been a mix of tourism, lumbering, and limited agriculture. Gedicks's book is a challenge to those who think the old can coexist with a renewed regime of wide-scale mining in the North Woods."

James W. Oberly, Western Historical Quarterly (Spring 1995).

"Al Gedicks' book, The New Resource Wars, points out that one problem is that, despite all the claims to the contrary, there is simply no safe way to extract minerals from the earth. The mining industry worldwide destroys nature and leaves human devastation in its wake... Everywhere native people are being rousted out of their traditional homelands by the mechanisms of resource colonization. Mines are operated until they play out, (or until the market does), and then they are abandoned, along with the people who bore the brunt of the mining operations, and who will continue to suffer for decades, and possibly even centuries, to come."

Joseph Damrell, Race, Gender & Class (1997)

South End Press 1993 272 pages
paper $18.00       cloth $35.00
Call toll-free 1-800-533-8478

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Al Gedicks is Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, and executive secretary of the Wisconsin Resources Protection Council.

Walt Bresette passes on
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