God Is Red
About the Author: Vine Deloria Jr. was born in 1933 in Martin, South Dakota and passed away in 2005. He was a well-respected American Indian author, theologian, historian, and activist. He obtained a Master of Theology degree from the Lutheran School of Theology in Rock Island, Illinois in 1963 and a J.D. from the University of Colorado in 1970. He was one of the most outspoken figures in Indian affairs. He wrote over 20 books about the Native American experience and his works promoted Native American cultural nationalism and a greater understanding of Native American history and philosophy. Mr. Deloria often said he was writing for Indian audiences most of all, hoping, he said, to instill belief in a culture had been shattered by history, and by deliberate government policy. Vine Deloria was named by Time magazine as one of the greatest religious thinkers of the twentieth century.