INDEX & ANNOUNCEMENTS

HUNTER GRAY [HUNTER BEAR]

 

ON THE RIVER OF NO RETURN

Dedicated To Our Enduring And Immortal Cloudy Gray [ Na´shdo´i´ba´i´ ]

http://hunterbear.org/cloudy_gray.htm

And see the very closely and directly connected Sky Gray:  http://hunterbear.org/sky_gray_comes_home.htm

 

Hunter Gray  [Hunter Bear]  Organizer 

[Mi'kmaq/St. Francis Abenaki/St. Regis Mohawk]

 

Our basic cultural perspective is Iroquoian and Wabanaki -- strongly influenced by Navajo and Laguna.

 

I'm an organizer -- a working social justice agitator.  I've been one since the mid-1950s and I'll always be one.  In many respects, it's one of the toughest trails anyone could ever blaze.

An effective organizer seeks to get grassroots people together -- and does;  develops on-going and democratic local leadership; deals effectively with grievances and individual/family concerns; works with the people to achieve basic organizational goals and  develop new ones; and builds a sense of the New World To Come Over The Mountains Yonder -- and how all of that relates to the shorter term steps.

An effective organizer has to be a person of integrity, courage, commitment.

And a person of solidarity and sacrifice.

The satisfactions are enormous.

I have always lived and worked in the Borderlands.

 

Member, United Auto Workers, Local 1981 [AFL-CIO]

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NOTE BY HUNTER BEAR:

I am honored -- humbled -- by the 2005 Elder Recognition Award of Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers. This is one of several
awards voted by the Caucus [board] of this organization of writers,
storytellers, film makers, and journalists. I was nominated by
Alice Hatfield Azure [Mi'kmaq] -- an honor in its own right.  As are
other fine expressions of appreciation, this is extremely  meaningful to
me and our family. And to all of those with whom I have worked and
for whom I have written -- and from whom I have always learned much
indeed -- this is for them a tribute as well.
 

[The previous recipient of the Wordcraft Elder Recognition Award was Maurice Kenny, Mohawk, teacher and playwright and poet, who received it in 2000.]

 http://www.hunterbear.org/elder_recognition_award_for_2005.htm

The foregoing Elder Recognition Award page contains a large number of fine comments.  It is regularly updated.

 

hunterbadbear@hunterbear.org

"We cannot run away from the Winds of Challenge and Change. We have to take History and ride with it. Always ahead, always toward the Sun. And always aware that Democracy is natural and, given half a chance, it will always flourish. We have big fish to fry and we're going to have to do it in an American skillet -- over a long-burning fire from the timber of our own forests."
-- Hunter Bear

 

For a good feel for some of the civil liberties challenges faced by an effective organizer, see this cluster of four related pages:   http://hunterbear.org/a_bizarre__1979_fbi_smear_effort.htm

 

 


 

Hunter Gray [John R Salter, Jr] following a serious multi-police beating, Jackson Mississippi, June 13 1963.

 

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 NEW AND / OR SIGNIFICANT POSTS:

 

NEW!  FORCES AND FACES ALONG THE ACTIVIST TRAIL [HUNTER GRAY / HUNTER BEAR -- JANUARY 25 2008 -- WITH COMMENTS AND NEW ADDITIONS; AND, A FORMATIVE EXPERIENCE WITH A MISSISSIPPI TWIST: LABOR EXPLOITATION OF A 15 YEAR OLD YOUTH [HUNTER GRAY / HUNTER BEAR  MAY 15 2008]

 

NEW! GRIZZLIES:  FROM A SOMEWHAT TRAPPED BODY -- BUT A REASONABLY FREE MIND  [HUNTER GRAY / HUNTER BEAR  JANUARY 13 2008]  WITH MANY COMMENTS

 

FOREST FIRES IN THE WEST:  SUMMER OF 2002  [HUNTER GRAY]  UPDATED SUBSTANTIALLY -- MUCH FIRST HAND LIFE EXPERIENCE -- NEW SECTION ON THE LIFE OF A FIRE LOOKOUT [COMPILED 2009]

 

NEW! OUTLAW TRAIL:  THE NATIVE AS ORGANIZER [HUNTER GRAY / HUNTER BEAR / JOHN R. SALTER, JR   FALL 2007]  WITH THE PAINTING MICMAC MAN  -- AND THE POEM, REPATRIATION  SOLILOQUY  --  UPDATED

 

HUNTER BEAR GRAY:  PERSONAL AND DETAILED NARRATIVE -- INCLUDING MY NATIVE AMERICAN BACKGROUND, FAMILY, ACTIVISM, PUBLICATIONS, APPROPRIATE LINKS, MUCH MORE

 

THE STORMY ADOPTION OF AN INDIAN CHILD -- MY FATHER  [ADDENDUM TO BACKGROUND NARRATIVE MATERIAL] [HUNTER GRAY/HUNTER BEAR/JOHN R SALTER, JR JUNE 11 2004]  NEW MATERIAL ADDED -- ESSAY: "MINORITY ADOPTIONS" AND NATIVE AMERICA, LAND, RESOURCES [HUNTER BEAR -- FEBRUARY 16 2008] 

 

WITCH HUNT CONTINUES: FBI SURVEILLANCE [HUNTER GRAY/HUNTER BEAR] THIS IS THE FINAL PAGE -- IN THIS PARTICULAR SEQUENCE OF OURS -- ON FBI STUFF RELATING TO MY SOUTHERN MOVEMENT ACTIVISM. FROM IT YOU CAN GO TO THREE PREVIOUS PAGES AS WELL   

 

NEW!  DUEL IN THE SHADOWS:  IDAHO HARASSMENT AT POCATELLO  [HUNTER GRAY]  --  BACKGROUND AND CONTEMPORARY EVENTS --  REGULARLY UPDATED WITH CONSISTENCY INTO 2009

 

SPEAKING AT ETHICAL CULTURE -- AND A GREAT TRIP OF 3700 MILES IN NINE STATES OVER ELEVEN DAYS [HUNTER GRAY  MAY 10, 2003] UPDATED FEBRUARY 23 2006

 

MY FATHER'S NATIVE AMERICAN ART [THIS IS A SEQUENCE OF SEVERAL PAGES -- ALSO CONTAINING A NUMBER OF FAMILY LINKS]

 

MOTHER'S FAMILY -- IN THE WEST  [HUNTER BEAR]

 

MY COMBINED COMMUNITY ORGANIZING PIECES -- WITH MUCH NEW STUFF  HUNTER GRAY/JOHN R SALTER, JR [HUNTER BEAR]  SEPTEMBER 5 2004 -- WITH NEW INCLUSION:  THE COMMUNITY ORGANIZER AS PRACTITIONER, TEACHER, WRITER AND STUDENT  [HUNTER GRAY -- FEBRUARY 19 2008]  ALL OF THIS MUCH REPRINTED -- PLUS OTHER NEW ADDITIONS -- AND MANY NEW COMMENTS

 

GRASSROOTS ORGANIZING:  RACE AND ETHNICITY  [HUNTER BEAR]  MARCH 18 2006 -- AND WITH MUCH COMMENT]

 

AMERICAN RACISM  [ORGANIZER'S REFLECTIONS:  RACISM, KINDRED ILLS, GOOD MOVEMENTS AND VISION]   HUNTER GRAY  -- PUBLISHED IN THE FALL 2003 ISSUE OF THE MICHIGAN SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW -- WITH COMMENT

 

JACKSON MISSISSIPPI: AN AMERICAN CHRONICLE OF STRUGGLE AND SCHISM  [MY BOOK -- FIRST-HAND ACCOUNT OF THE DRAMATIC, SANGUINARY AND LEGENDARY JACKSON MOVEMENT.  AND SOME OF THE BOOK'S MANY FINE REVIEWS AND ENDORSEMENTS  THIS PAGE UPDATED AND EXPANDED 2009

 

WHEN THE RED LEAVES FALL  [NATIVES IN THE RADICAL CULTURE OF SEATTLE ]  HUNTER GRAY  SEPTEMBER 11, 2002  AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL

 

COMING OF AGE INTO THE RED: A SYCAMORE MEMOIR  [HUNTER GRAY  SEPTEMBER 4, 2002] AND THEN, FRANK DOLPHIN: TRAILS IN THE GOLDEN WEST [HUNTER BEAR AUGUST 25 2007]; PLUS, SYCAMORE TREASURES [HUNTER BEAR, JULY 10 2006] COMMENTS FOLLOWING EACH PIECE - UPDATED 2009

 

LUPUS:  PREDATOR WITH BROAD TASTES AND MINORITY PREFERENCES [HUNTER GRAY   1/18/05]  UPDATED -- ALSO, A GOOD DAY WITH BLM AND USFS/MY WELL RECEIVED TALK  [HUNTER GRAY, 1/24/05]

 

NEW! UFOS, ETS, AND CLOSE EXTRATERRESTRIAL ENCOUNTERS: SOME PERSONAL EXPERIENCES, AND REFLECTIONS BY HUNTER GRAY [HUNTER BEAR]; BETTY AND BARNEY HILL; DISCUSSION -- JUNE 12 2006 -- EXPANDED REGULARLY AND CONSISTENTLY  TWO RELATED PAGES

 

NEW! WOBBLY MENTOR: C.E. "STUMPY" PAYNE [HUNTER BEAR  MARCH 1 2008 -- WITH FINE COMMENTS] PLUS, LOOKING OUT THE WINDOW: ECONOMIC CRISIS [HUNTER GRAY SEPTEMBER 30 2008]

 

WOBBLY ART AND WRITING [A SEQUENCE OF FOUR RELATED PAGES]  HUNTER GRAY/HUNTER BEAR

 

HUNTER BEAR'S MOVEMENT LIFE INTERVIEW  LENGTHY AND DETAILED.  INTERVIEW DONE BY BRUCE HARTFORD [CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT VETERANS]

 

NEW!  SKY GRAY COMES HOME [APRIL 28 2008]  HUNTER GRAY / HUNTER BEAR -- WITH UPDATES, PHOTOS, COMMENTS  NEW MATERIAL NOVEMBER 22 2008

 

NEW! "THE BLOODSTAINED TRAIL"*  [HUNTER GRAY]  APRIL 18 2007  [AND GUN RIGHTS NOTES, UPDATED - NEW SPRING 2009 ADDITIONS]

 

GHOSTS -- [NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE -- THROUGH THE GREAT CANYON]  HUNTER GRAY  DECEMBER 22  2003 --  UPDATE NOTES 

 

MEDGAR W. EVERS OF MISSISSIPPI: REFLECTION AND APPRECIATION -- THIS IS VERY SUBSTANTIAL AND VERY PRIMARY MATERIAL FROM HIS CLOSE COLLEAGUE, ME: HUNTER GRAY [JOHN R SALTER, JR.] UPDATED

 

 

BLACK BELT THUNDER  [NORTH CAROLINA AND THE SOUTHERN CONFERENCE EDUCATIONAL FUND]: OUR MAJOR -- AND SUCCESSFUL -- MOVEMENT IN THE BLACK-BELT COUNTIES [HUNTER GRAY/HUNTER BEAR/JOHN R SALTER JR] MARCH 9 2006 -- WITH UPDATE NOTES

 

CHICAGO ORGANIZING: TOUGH, CAT-CLAWING, BLOODY -- 1969 - 73 --[HUNTER GRAY]  UPDATED --  PERSONAL ACCOUNT --  SOUTH/SOUTHWEST SIDE-- OUR GRASSROOTS APPROACH VS. TOP-DOWN STYLES

 

SOCIAL JUSTICE ORGANIZING AND THE CHURCH [AND RELIGION, TRIBALISM, SOCIALISM]  -- ROCHESTER, NEW YORK -- LINKS TO THE GREAT ALGONQUIN FREEDOM STRUGGLE     [HUNTER BEAR / HUNTER GRAY] 

 

NATIVE AMERICANS AND THE NEW CENTURY: TWO ARTICLES FOR STRUGGLE, ORGANIZING, FIGHTING, AND VICTORY   [HUNTER BEAR -   SPRING 2002  -  UPDATED A NUMBER OF TIMES WITH NATIVE - RELATED MATERIAL

 

BORDER CROSSINGS [NATIVES AND OTHERS] HUNTER BEAR 12/31/01 [UPDATED 2009]

 

NEW!  ABSOLUTELY HERETICAL THOUGHTS [HUNTER GRAY / HUNTER BEAR] APRIL 16 2009 -- AND, A LETTER TO YOUNG RADICALS  [HUNTER BEAR]

 

BRIAN RICE'S FINE BOOK:  SEEING THE WORLD WITH ABORIGINAL EYES:  A FOUR DIRECTIONAL PERSPECTIVE ON HUMAN AND NON-HUMAN VALUES, CULTURES, AND RELATIONSHIPS ON TURTLE ISLAND [A REVIEW BY HUNTER GRAY] JULY 7 2006 [WITH COMMENTS -- AND DALE JACOBSON'S FINE POETRY [REVIEWED BY HUNTER GRAY] OCTOBER 28 2008]

 

POLYGAMY FIRES [CONTEMPORARY AND WITH MUCH COMMENT]   HUNTER GRAY, SEPTEMBER 3 2006 -- WITH MUCH 2008 UPDATE [TEXAS] --  HUNTER GRAY  

 

THE NEXT GREAT STEP OF THE WAY: JOHN BEECHER'S GRASSROOTS POETRY [HUNTER BEAR] POSTED JANUARY 19 2004

 

SPECIAL "TRIBUTE PAGE" FOR HUNTER BEAR -- CREATED BY MANY,  MANY FRIENDS IN 2004 AND STILL GROWING -- [MUCH SOCIAL JUSTICE MATERIAL]

 

NEW! BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE, HBO]: FILM REVIEW BY HUNTER BEAR  [MAY 28 2007] -- AND NOTES ON ANTHROS AND OTHER THINGS [HUNTER BEAR  [MAY 28 2007]

 

A MISSISSIPPI KEY-NOTE ACCOUNT FROM THE JACKSON MOVEMENT SAGA -- PLUS PHOTOS [ "A YOUNG MAN BLEEDS . . ."   HUNTER BEAR  MARCH 6 2006  UPDATED APRIL 5 2006

 

GRAY LANDS AND GRAY GHOSTS: THE TIME OF FLINT [HUNTER GRAY]  JOHN GRAY [HATCHIORAUQUASHA]  AND FAMILY --- UPDATED 02/06/06 [THIS PAGE ALSO CONTAINS MANY OF OUR LINKS TO GRAY FAMILY MATERIAL]

 

"THE DESTROYERS" -- THE STORY ITSELF FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME ON THE NET.  PRIZE-WINNING SHORT STORY BY JOHN R. SALTER, JR. [HUNTER GRAY] :  VIRULENT RACE HATRED IN THE CONTEXT OF A MASSIVE NORTHERN ARIZONA FOREST FIRE.  MUCH REPRINTED IN U.S. AND ABROAD.

 

WILDERNESS LIFE AND TIMES -- AND PLEASANT SURVIVAL  [HUNTER GRAY / HUNTER BEAR]  DECEMBER 20 2007 -- PLUS, "HE TRAVELS THE FASTEST . . ." [HUNTER GRAY DECEMBER 22 2007]  -- WITH COMMENTS   ALSO, A FEW NORTH DAKOTA FLOOD THOUGHTS [HUNTER GRAY  MARCH 27 2009]

 

NEW!  VALKYRIE -- AND MISSISSIPPI   [HUNTER GRAY / HUNTER BEAR]  JANUARY 3 2009   WITH COMMENTS

 

HUNTER GRAY/HUNTER BEAR IN NEW WEST MAGAZINE ["KEEP FIGHTING"]  JANUARY 15 2007  UPDATED WITH LOCAL NEWS AND COMMENTS

 

KAY-OH-TAY GOOD ["LITTLE COYOTE BROTHER"]  HUNTER GRAY/HUNTER BEAR   2/28/04

 

RIDING TO THE AID OF JENGHIZ KHAN  [HUNTER GRAY]  [POSTED 10/7/01 -- WITH UPDATING NOTES]

 

THE "MINE-MILL CONSPIRACY CASE"   [HUNTER GRAY  2/01/02, WITH ADDITIONS AND UPDATES]  AND WITH LINKS TO OUR OTHER MINE-MILL PIECES.

 

BIG DISTRESS CHALLENGES IN THE EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA NIGHT [HUNTER BEAR  APRIL 7 2005]   AND THEN, "THE DEVIL HIMSELF, COME RIDING DOWN THE DRAW"  [A MAGNOLIA TALE] HUNTER GRAY  4/10/05]

 

UPDATED! LUMBEE INDIANS OF NORTH CAROLINA SEEK FEDERAL RECOGNITION, SOCIAL JUSTICE [HUNTER GRAY  APRIL 12 2005.  A SLIGHTLY OLDER POST ON A CONTINUING ISSUE, RECENTLY EXPANDED  UPDATED SPRING 2009

 

HANDLING THE KLAN ON EASTER SUNDAY, 1965 [HUNTER GRAY]

 

"ARTIFACTS" AND NATIVE BURIALS [AND A DIGRESSION INTO AN UNUSUAL FUR CONFERENCE EPISODE] HUNTER GRAY 11-22-01]  ALCOHOL AND PEYOTE AND NATIVE AMERICANS  [HUNTER GRAY 11/16/01]

 

BIGOTRY AND FEAR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA: SOCIAL JUSTICE AND ACADEMIC FREEDOM FIGHTS  [HUNTER GRAY/HUNTER BEAR/JOHN R SALTER JR.]  UPDATED

 

STRAWBERRIES, THE IROQUOIS, AND MY STRAWBERRY SOCIALISM [HUNTER GRAY 5/28/02] MULTICULTURAL MATTERS [HUNTER  GRAY  6/28/02]

 

THE TANGLED CASE OF THE MISSISSIPPI STATE SOVEREIGNTY COMMISSION FILES [HUNTER GRAY]  AN EXTREMELY STRANGE BUT HISTORIC CASE  -- A PERSONAL ACCOUNT --  UPDATED

 

LOST ADAMS DIGGINGS, NATIVE AMERICANS, AND DREAMS AND LEGENDS [HUNTER GRAY/HUNTER BEAR] -- GOLD! 

 

ALWAYS REMEMBER THE CODE TALKERS: 

CARL GORMAN [AND THE NAVAJO CODE TALKERS] -- WITH VERY APPRECIATIVE COMMENT BY ME [HUNTER GRAY 1/18/02]  THIS INCLUDES THIS KIND LETTER FROM ZONNIE GORMAN:
Dear Hunter,  [June 25 2002]
"My name is Zonnie Gorman and I am the youngest daughter of Carl and Mary Gorman.  My parents always spoke very highly of you.  Your name was a part of my family's fond memories. I don't know if we ever met, but hearing my parents speak of you so often, it is as if we have.  Thank you so much for your words of tribute to my father.  I cried as I read it all.  . . ."

 

NEWLY LISTED: THREE BASIC JACKSON MISSISSIPPI MOVEMENT "SCRAPBOOK"  LINKS:

[1] The Jackson boycott picket arrests on Jackson's downtown Capitol Street on December 12 1962 and the "Gauntlet Letter" of May 12 1963 sent by Medgar W. Evers, Doris Allison, and John R. Salter, Jr. [Hunter Gray] to the various components of the Jackson and Mississippi power structures -- demanding wide-spread desegregation and related social justice goals and promising large-scale demonstrations if these were not implemented.

[2]
The sweeping Mississippi court injunction of June 6 1963; and up-close photos showing the June 13 1963 multiple police beating of John R. Salter, Jr. [Hunter Gray] on Jackson's Rose Street.

[3]
The Medgar W. Evers funeral march through two miles of Jackson on June 15 1963, Farish Street, John R. Salter, Jr. speech at Denver in December 1964, some Salter oral histories, and a discussion of James Meredith.

 

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR A FULL ROSTER OF SIGNIFICANT POSTS

 

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Hunter Gray [John R. Salter, Jr.]   The "Young Red" Portrait  By Frank Dolphin [Flagstaff, Arizona; and LaBarge, Wyoming -- And A Thousand Other Places].  Once A Working Cowpuncher And Then An Excellent "Cowboy Artist,"  Frank Was A Good Deal More.

 

     

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This injunction  [June 6, 1963] is my graduate degree in militant, radical community organization. I take much pride in it and in the deeply committed human company with whom I'm named -- and in the many thousands of courageous grassroots Black people who were the hard-rock foundation of our great crusade for social justice.  I was Chair of the Strategy Committee of the massive Jackson Movement of 1962-63.  This is considered the most sweeping anti-demonstration injunction issued anywhere in the United States during the 1960s.  Of course we defied it.  Jackson Movement highlights are listed in this Index.  Following the very bloody Jackson Movement era, I then went immediately into full-time grassroots civil rights and anti-Klan organizing in the hard-core South -- as the Field Organizer for the radical Southern Conference Educational Fund [SCEF.]  Those rough-and-ready years, and my subsequent work in the militant dimension of the Southern anti-poverty movement, are well covered here -- and are clearly listed down in this Index. All told, we were in the South from 1961 well into 1967.

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BACKGROUND NARRATIVE:

HUNTER BEAR GRAY:  PERSONAL AND DETAILED -- INCLUDING MY NATIVE AMERICAN BACKGROUND, FAMILY, ACTIVISM, PUBLICATIONS, APPROPRIATE LINKS, MUCH MORE

The Background Narrative is consistently and frequently up-dated.  Expanded 2009.

 

2005 ELDER RECOGNITION AWARD [HUNTER GRAY,  5/2/05] AND WITH MANY COMMENTS --SPEAKING TO THE DEMOCRATS AT IDAHO FALLS  [HUNTER BEAR,  5/08/05] -JOHN SALTER'S LETTER TO CLARION-LEDGER 7/25/05 -- MICMAC MAN IN NATIONAL MUSEUM FILM FOOTAGE -- GENE MCCARTHY [1916-2005] -- AND MORE -- [THIS PAGE UPDATED 12/14/05]

 

 

GRAY LANDS AND GRAY GHOSTS: THE TIME OF FLINT [HUNTER GRAY]  JOHN GRAY [HATCHIORAUQUASHA]  AND FAMILY --- UPDATED 02/06/06 [THIS PAGE ALSO CONTAINS MANY OF OUR LINKS TO GRAY FAMILY MATERIAL]

 

CLOUDY GRAY: EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALL RIGHT [HUNTER GRAY, OCTOBER 2 2006 ] WITH MANY, MANY COMMENTS!  -- A VERY SPECIAL TRIBUTE INDEED -- AND, OUR GOOD WOOLY  [MARCH 28  2008] AND, SKY GRAY COMES HOME  [APRIL 28, 2008]

 

NEW!  SKY GRAY COMES HOME [APRIL 28 2008]  HUNTER GRAY / HUNTER BEAR -- WITH UPDATES, PHOTOS, COMMENTS     NEW MATERIAL  NOVEMBER 22 2008

 

NEW! OUTLAW TRAIL:  THE NATIVE AS ORGANIZER [HUNTER GRAY / HUNTER BEAR / JOHN R. SALTER, JR   FALL 2007]  WITH THE PAINTING MICMAC MAN  -- AND THE POEM, REPATRIATION  SOLILOQUY  -- UPDATED

 

 

MOTHER'S FAMILY -- IN THE WEST  [HUNTER BEAR]

 

SPEAKING AT ETHICAL CULTURE -- AND A GREAT TRIP OF 3700 MILES IN NINE STATES OVER ELEVEN DAYS [HUNTER GRAY  MAY 10, 2003] UPDATED FEBRUARY 23 2006

 

COMING OF AGE INTO THE RED: A SYCAMORE MEMOIR  [HUNTER GRAY  SEPTEMBER 4, 2002] AND THEN, FRANK DOLPHIN: TRAILS IN THE GOLDEN WEST [HUNTER BEAR AUGUST 25 2007]; PLUS, SYCAMORE TREASURES [HUNTER BEAR, JULY 10 2006] COMMENTS FOLLOWING EACH PIECE  - UPDATED 2009

 

GHOSTS -- [NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE -- THROUGH THE GREAT CANYON]  HUNTER GRAY  DECEMBER 22  2003 --  UPDATE NOTES  APRIL 24 2007

 

NEW!  SYCAMORE TREK:  MAY SOUND A LITTLE  FAR OUT -- BUT IT'S A PLAN  [HUNTER BEAR]  JUNE 20 2007 -- PLUS MANY FINE COMMENTS -- AND A GREAT SYCAMORE COLLOQUY [JANUARY 2008]  LOTS ON SYCAMORE WILDERNESS!  UPDATE  MAY 6 2008

 

NEW! WILDERNESS LIFE AND TIMES -- AND PLEASANT SURVIVAL  [HUNTER GRAY / HUNTER BEAR]  DECEMBER 20 2007 -- PLUS, "HE TRAVELS THE FASTEST . . ." [HUNTER GRAY DECEMBER 22 2007]  -- WITH COMMENTS  ALSO, A FEW NORTH DAKOTA FLOOD THOUGHTS [HUNTER GRAY  MARCH 27 2009]

 

JACKSON MISSISSIPPI: AN AMERICAN CHRONICLE OF STRUGGLE AND SCHISM  [MY BOOK -- FIRST-HAND ACCOUNT OF THE DRAMATIC, SANGUINARY AND LEGENDARY JACKSON MOVEMENT.  AND SOME OF THE BOOK'S MANY FINE REVIEWS AND ENDORSEMENTS  THIS PAGE UPDATED AND EXPANDED 2009

 

HUNTER BEAR'S MOVEMENT LIFE INTERVIEW  LENGTHY AND DETAILED.  INTERVIEW DONE BY BRUCE HARTFORD [CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT VETERANS]

 

AND ALSO, EXTENSIVE ESSAY FROM THE  JOURNAL OF INDIGENOUS THOUGHT [SASKATCHEWAN INDIAN FEDERATED COLLEGE]  WINTER 2001   "I Consider Myself a Real Red:"  The Social Thought of American Civil Rights Organizer John R. (Salter) Hunter Gray" by Professor Roy T. Wortman, Department of History, Kenyon College

 

THE STORMY ADOPTION OF AN INDIAN CHILD -- MY FATHER  [ADDENDUM TO BACKGROUND NARRATIVE MATERIAL] [HUNTER GRAY/HUNTER BEAR/JOHN R SALTER, JR JUNE 11 2004]  NEW MATERIAL ADDED --- ESSAY: "MINORITY ADOPTIONS" AND NATIVE AMERICA, LAND, RESOURCES  [HUNTER BEAR -- FEBRUARY 16 2008]

 

NEW! PHOTOS! FAMILY OF OURS OF WHOM YOU'VE HEARD  [HUNTER BEAR JANUARY 13, 2004] MANY NEW PHOTOS 2008 AND 2009

 

MY COMBINED COMMUNITY ORGANIZING PIECES -- WITH MUCH NEW STUFF  HUNTER GRAY/JOHN R SALTER, JR [HUNTER BEAR]  SEPTEMBER 5 2004 -- WITH NEW INCLUSION:  THE COMMUNITY ORGANIZER AS PRACTITIONER, TEACHER, WRITER AND STUDENT  [HUNTER GRAY -- FEBRUARY 19 2008]  ALL OF THIS MUCH REPRINTED -- PLUS OTHER NEW ADDITIONS -- AND MANY  NEW COMMENTS

 

NEW!  HUNTER GRAY/HUNTER BEAR IN NEW WEST MAGAZINE ["KEEP FIGHTING"]  JANUARY 15 2007  UPDATED WITH LOCAL NEWS AND COMMENTS

 

NEW! APACHE COUNTY TRAGEDY:  THE LEAST AND THE LITTLEST  [HUNTER BEAR  NOVEMBER 10 2008]  WITH COMMENTS

 

NEW!  DEMOCRATS AND THE GUN CULTURE  [HUNTER GRAY / HUNTER BEAR  SEPTEMBER 12 2008]  MANY COMMENTS

 

NEW! AMERICAN POLITICS:  WHAT OF -- AND WHERE TO?  [HUNTER GRAY/HUNTER BEAR --  DECEMBER 9 2007;  AND THOUGHTS ON SOME AMERICAN POLITICAL MATTERS [HUNTER BEAR  WINTER  2008] -- WITH MANY GOOD PIECES AND COMMENTS

 

GRASSROOTS ORGANIZING:  RACE AND ETHNICITY  [HUNTER BEAR]  MARCH 18 2006 -- AND WITH MUCH COMMENT

 

THE NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONAL TRAINING CENTER [BASED AT CHICAGO] PLUS NOTES ON NATIVES AND PRISONS [HUNTER GRAY]

 

SOCIAL JUSTICE ORGANIZING AND THE CHURCH [AND RELIGION, TRIBALISM, SOCIALISM]  -- ROCHESTER, NEW YORK -- LINKS TO THE GREAT ALGONQUIN FREEDOM STRUGGLE     [HUNTER BEAR / HUNTER GRAY] 

 

NATIVE RIGHTS AND THE YELLOW ROCK THAT KILLS [URANIUM TRAGEDY] [HUNTER GRAY]

 

RACISM IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS -- WITH NATIVE RIGHTS HIGH SPOTS AT DEVILS LAKE, NORTH DAKOTA  [HUNTER GRAY]

 

BORDER CROSSINGS [NATIVES AND OTHERS] HUNTER BEAR 12/31/01 [UPDATED 2009]

 

"THERE IS A SAYING" IN OUR NATIVE NECK OF THE WOODS -- SOME GOOD WORDS ON HUMAN RIGHTS FIGHTS: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA, STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, GRAND FORKS [N.D.] POLICE DEPARTMENT [HUNTER GRAY]

 

NATIVE AMERICAN COMMISSION PAGE 4:  THE NORTH DAKOTA MURDERS OF RUSSELL TURCOTTE, JEROME DECOTEAU, AND ROBERT AND DAMIAN BELGARDE  [HUNTER GRAY]

 

ORGANIZER 20: FACTIONALISM AND GERONIMO AND ORGANIZERS AND TODAY [HUNTER GRAY 7/31/02 -WITH AN ADDED NOTE 2/27/06]  MUCH REPRINTED

 

NATIVE AMERICANS AND THE NEW CENTURY: TWO NEW ARTICLES FOR STRUGGLE, ORGANIZING, FIGHTING, AND VICTORY   [Hunter Gray -   SPRING 2002 -- UPDATED A NUMBER OF TIMES  One of these articles, NATIVE AMERICAN STRUGGLE: ONE CENTURY INTO ANOTHER has now been published in the Spring 2002 issue of DEMOCRATIC LEFT -- official journal of Democratic Socialists of America[DSA]. On April 20, 2002, Portside [the news service of Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism] published and sent it to about 4,300 recipients. The second article, "NATIVES, ISSUES, AND RADICALS, has appeared in the Spring 2002 issue of the CCDS journal DIALOGUE AND INITIATIVE as NATIVE PEOPLES AND THE LEFT.

NATIVE AMERICAN STRUGGLE has also been published [9/9/02] on the website of the Anti-Racism Commission [DSA],  Our Struggle/Nuestra Lucha   http://dsausa.org/antiracism/editorials/editorials.html 

 

NATIVE ISSUES AND OTHER MATTERS: RECOGNITION, GOVERNANCE, FEDERAL INDIAN LAW,  UNITY -- AND MUCH MORE  [HUNTER GRAY  MARCH 14, 2003]

 

THE GREAT CANADIAN ALGONQUIN MIGRANT FUR WORKERS' FREEDOM CAMPAIGN [ONTARIO COUNTY, NEW YORK  -- HUNTER GRAY]

 

"ARTIFACTS" AND NATIVE BURIALS [AND A DIGRESSION INTO AN UNUSUAL FUR CONFERENCE EPISODE] HUNTER GRAY  11-22-01]  ALCOHOL AND PEYOTE AND NATIVE AMERICANS  [HUNTER GRAY 11/16/01]

 

RACISM, ETHNOCENTRISM -- AND NATIVE TRIBALISM  [HUNTER GRAY'S ESSAY PUBLISHED IN THE SUMMER 2001 ISSUES OF THE NORTHWEST ETHNIC VOICE]

 

CARL GORMAN [AND THE NAVAJO CODE TALKERS] -- WITH VERY APPRECIATIVE COMMENT BY ME [HUNTER GRAY 1/18/02]  THIS INCLUDES THIS KIND LETTER FROM ZONNIE GORMAN:

Dear Hunter,  [June 25 2002]
"My name is Zonnie Gorman and I am the youngest daughter of Carl and Mary Gorman.  My parents always spoke very highly of you.  Your name was a part of my family's fond memories. I don't know if we ever met, but hearing my parents speak of you so often, it is as if we have.  Thank you so much for your words of tribute to my father.  I cried as I read it all.  . . ."

 

OUR HISTORIC WOOLWORTH SIT-IN:  JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI  --  MAY 28 '63   THE MOST VIOLENTLY ATTACKED SIT-IN OF THE 1960S.  SUBSTANTIALLY EXPANDED WITH ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AND SIGNIFICANT COMMENT. TWO PAGES.  THIS IS ONE PORTION OF A LARGE AMOUNT OF MISSISSIPPI MATERIAL LISTED THROUGHOUT OUR WEBSITE. 

 

MEDGAR W. EVERS OF MISSISSIPPI: REFLECTION AND APPRECIATION -- THIS IS VERY SUBSTANTIAL AND VERY PRIMARY MATERIAL FROM HIS CLOSE COLLEAGUE, ME: HUNTER GRAY [JOHN R SALTER, JR.] UPDATED

 

NEWLY LISTED: THREE BASIC JACKSON MISSISSIPPI MOVEMENT "SCRAPBOOK"  LINKS:

[1] The Jackson boycott picket arrests on Jackson's downtown Capitol Street on December 12 1962 and the "Gauntlet Letter" of May 12 1963 sent by Medgar W. Evers, Doris Allison, and John R. Salter, Jr. [Hunter Gray] to the various components of the Jackson and Mississippi power structures -- demanding wide-spread desegregation and related social justice goals and promising large-scale demonstrations if these were not implemented.

[2]
The sweeping Mississippi court injunction of June 6 1963; and up-close photos showing the June 13 1963 multiple police beating of John R. Salter, Jr. [Hunter Gray] on Jackson's Rose Street.

[3]
The Medgar W. Evers funeral march through two miles of Jackson on June 15 1963, Farish Street, John R. Salter, Jr. speech at Denver in December 1964, some Salter oral histories, and a discussion of James Meredith.

 

 

NEW! GRIZZLIES:  FROM A SOMEWHAT TRAPPED BODY -- BUT A REASONABLY FREE MIND  [HUNTER GRAY / HUNTER BEAR  JANUARY 13 2008]  WITH COMMENTS

 

REMINISCENCE:   WHEN THE WEST WAS WILD AND SO WERE WE  [HUNTER GRAY JANUARY 1 2005]    NEW!  FOLLOWED BY FILM THOUGHTS:  "CONSPIRACY" HUNTER GRAY  1/10/05] UPDATED WITH HERMIT MOONSHINE [HUNTER BEAR  MAY 7 2007]

 

UNIONS, NATIVES, AND TRIBAL SOVEREIGNTY [HUNTER GRAY   FEBRUARY 16 2002]  UPDATED JUNE 24 2005

 

WHEN THE RED LEAVES FALL  [NATIVES IN THE RADICAL CULTURE OF SEATTLE ]  HUNTER GRAY  SEPTEMBER 11, 2002  AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL:  INDIANS AND RADICALS AND THE SKID ROAD DISTRICT  -- UPDATED

 

NEW!  ABSOLUTELY HERETICAL THOUGHTS [HUNTER GRAY / HUNTER BEAR] APRIL 16 2009 -- AND, A LETTER TO YOUNG RADICALS  [HUNTER BEAR]

 

NEW!  WINNING!  SHOOTING LUPUS DEAD -- AND NOW A HIGHLY SIGNIFICANT PERSONAL MEDICAL UPDATE [HUNTER GRAY / HUNTER BEAR  LATE FEBRUARY 2009]  AND TRADITIONAL MEDICINE/WESTERN MEDICINE [HUNTER BEAR  SEPTEMBER 21 2008 -- AND FIGHTING FOR SOME VERY CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THINGS [HUNTER BEAR  FALL 2008] -- WITH COMMENTS AND UPDATES AND VARIOUS ADDITIONS]

 

MORMONS AND EPISCOPALIANS AND CATHOLICS AND OTHER FOLKS AND MATTERS [HUNTER GRAY  MAY 24  2003]  UPDATED DECEMBER 7 2007

 

THE HOWL OF THE WOLF CAN CARRY FAR [OUR WAR AGAINST LUPUS]  HUNTER BEAR   MARCH 1 2006 -- AND ALSO RIVER OF NO RETURN [LIVING WITH LUPUS] HUNTER GRAY PUBLISHED IN SPRING 2006 ISSUE OF LUPUS NEWS  -- COMMENTS

 

NEW! UFOS, ETS, AND CLOSE EXTRATERRESTRIAL ENCOUNTERS: SOME PERSONAL EXPERIENCES, AND REFLECTIONS BY HUNTER GRAY [HUNTER BEAR]; BETTY AND BARNEY HILL; DISCUSSION -- JUNE 12 2006 -- EXPANDED REGULARLY AND CONSISTENTLY   TWO RELATED PAGES

 

NEW!  FRIENDS IN THE VAST CREATION: AN ACCOUNT OF THE SALTER UFO ENCOUNTERS OF MARCH, 1988: THEIR BACKGROUND, DEVELOPMENT, AND RAMIFICATIONS  --  PLUS WRAP-UP COMMENTS -- FOR THE MOMENT [HUNTER GRAY /  HUNTER BEAR]  DECEMBER 2 2008

 

 ETERNITY [HUNTER BEAR   APRIL 19 2006]

 

SUN ON THE WATER: A PERSONAL REPORT WITH MUCH COMMENT FROM FRIENDS [HUNTER BEAR  JUNE  3  2006]  UPDATED

 

KAY-OH-TAY GOOD ["LITTLE COYOTE BROTHER"]  HUNTER GRAY/HUNTER BEAR   2/28/04

 

PERSONAL REPORT ON A QUIET WAR [HUNTER BEAR, 11/30/06]  WITH MANY KIND COMMENTS

 

NEW! THE CARROT AND THE STICK [PERSONAL WARS]  HUNTER GRAY  JULY 21, 2007  COMMENTS

 

SUNLIGHT IN OUR SMALL CORNER: FIGHTING LUPUS PREDATOR [HUNTER BEAR  AUGUST 30 2007]  WITH MANY COMMENTS -- UPDATED WITH, THINGS AND THINKING [HUNTER BEAR] SEPTEMBER 29 2007

 

NEW!  BIRTHDAY SOLIDARITY MESSAGES  [FROM FEBRUARY 14 AND BEYOND]  -- HUNTER GRAY / HUNTER BEAR --  FEBRUARY 2008

 

SPECIAL TRIBUTE PAGE FOR HUNTER BEAR -- FROM MANY,  MANY FRIENDS   [MARCH/APRIL 2004] COVERS MY LIFE TO DATE.  MUCH SOCIAL JUSTICE MATERIAL.  REGULARLY UPDATED AND STILL GROWING.

 

BRIAN RICE'S FINE BOOK:  SEEING THE WORLD WITH ABORIGINAL EYES:  A FOUR DIRECTIONAL PERSPECTIVE ON HUMAN AND NON-HUMAN VALUES, CULTURES, AND RELATIONSHIPS ON TURTLE ISLAND [A REVIEW BY HUNTER GRAY] JULY 7 2006 [WITH COMMENTS -- AND DALE JACOBSON'S FINE POETRY [REVIEWED BY HUNTER GRAY] OCTOBER 28 2008]

 

 

NEW! BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE, HBO]: FILM REVIEW BY HUNTER BEAR  [MAY 28 2007] -- AND NOTES ON ANTHROS AND OTHER THINGS [HUNTER BEAR  [MAY 28 2007]

 

NEW!  FREE MINDS AND FREE PEOPLE  [HUNTER GRAY/HUNTER BEAR [MAY 1  2007] -- INCLUDES "DEFEAT RACISM, DON'T CENSOR IT" BY HUNTER GRAY]  UPDATED

 

NEW! WOBBLY MENTOR: C.E. "STUMPY" PAYNE [HUNTER BEAR  MARCH 1 2008 -- WITH FINE COMMENTS] PLUS, LOOKING OUT THE WINDOW: ECONOMIC CRISIS [HUNTER GRAY SEPTEMBER 30 2008]

 

WOBBLY ART AND WRITING [A SEQUENCE OF FOUR RELATED PAGES]  HUNTER GRAY/HUNTER BEAR

 

NEW! "THE BLOODSTAINED TRAIL"*  [HUNTER GRAY]  APRIL 18 2007  [AND GUN RIGHTS NOTES, UPDATED - NEW SPRING 2009 ADDITIONS]

 

NEW!  DUEL IN THE SHADOWS:  IDAHO HARASSMENT AT POCATELLO  [HUNTER GRAY]  --  BACKGROUND AND CONTEMPORARY EVENTS --  REGULARLY UPDATED WITH CONSISTENCY INTO 2009

 

NEW!  HUNTER BEAR'S THOUGHTS AND COMMENTS: NORTHWOOD, NORTH DAKOTA;  UTAH COAL DISASTER; COLD WEATHER; NATIVE DEATHS AND "LAWMEN" SINS; UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION; KCLS RADIO STATION AT FLAGSTAFF ARIZONA; LINGO; HUALAPAI SPRING AT GRAND CANYON; IMUS  [HUNTER GRAY -- 2007]

 

NEW!  NEW THOUGHTS AND COMMENTS  [HUNTER BEAR   SEPTEMBER 2007 AND BEYOND] --  FLAGSTAFF ARIZONA AND KCLS RADIO AND NAVAJOLAND; DISCUSSION IN THE WILDS OF NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND [GODDARD COLLEGE DAYS];  ATVS AND OLD MINE SHAFTS;  PBS FILM ON THE FAMOUS BILL HAYWOOD TRIAL AT BOISE [AND A MENTION OF LARRY CRAIG;  AL MAUND [FINE SOCIAL JUSTICE WRITER, FINE SOUTHERNER]; THE EVANSES [MEDFORD AND M. STANTON] AND ARIZONA AND MISSISSIPPI.

 

NATIVES, THE ENGLISH, RACISM, AND DEERFIELD [HUNTER GRAY/HUNTER BEAR]  EXPANDED  2/17/04 AND 2/17/05-- THIS PAGE ALSO INCLUDES OWLS AND INDIANS, WITH UPDATES 3/04/05 

 

THE WILD WEST ETHIC AND THE CRUCIBLE OF PARANOIA  Hunter Gray [Hunter Bear]  January 2, 2003  IDAHO THINGS:  GOOD, BAD AND VERY STRANGE  --  RECENT AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL STUFF

 

LUPUS:  PREDATOR WITH BROAD TASTES AND MINORITY PREFERENCES [HUNTER GRAY   1/18/05]  UPDATED -- ALSO, A GOOD DAY WITH BLM AND USFS/MY WELL RECEIVED TALK  [HUNTER GRAY, 1/24/05]

 

DEATH PENALTY  [HUNTER GRAY   SEPTEMBER 27 2006]  WITH  ADDED COMMENTS -- AND OTHER POSTS BY HUNTER BEAR

 

POLYGAMY FIRES [CONTEMPORARY AND WITH MUCH COMMENT] [HUNTER GRAY, SEPTEMBER 3 2006] -- ALSO LETTER TO SENATOR HARRY REID [NEVADA] -- WITH COMMENTS AND MUCH 2008 UPDATE [TEXAS] --  HUNTER GRAY   HOT TOPIC!

 

SAGE BRUSH AND NATION:  SOME CONTEMPORARY ISSUES [HUNTER GRAY  AUGUST 15 2006] AND NOTES ON A FIRST RATE DOCUMENTARY: WATERBUSTER [HUNTER GRAY  SEPTEMBER 5 2006]

 

SEDONA, FOREST FIRES, AND RABBIT EARS [HUNTER BEAR]  JUNE 20 2006 -- ELLIOTT RICEHILL: BROTHER, UNCLE, WARRIOR  [HUNTER BEAR] JUNE 22 2006

 

FOREST FIRES IN THE WEST:  SUMMER OF 2002  [HUNTER GRAY]  UPDATED SUBSTANTIALLY -- MUCH FIRST HAND LIFE EXPERIENCE -- NEW SECTION ON THE LIFE OF A FIRE LOOKOUT [COMPILED 2009]

 

A CHILD'S VIEW OF URBAN INDIAN LIFE [MARIA AT CHICAGO IN THE '70S]  HUNTER BEAR   JUNE 6 2006

 

GUNS AND POLITICS [HUNTER BEAR  JUNE 1 2006]

 

LOST ADAMS DIGGINGS, NATIVE AMERICANS, AND DREAMS AND LEGENDS [HUNTER GRAY]  GOLD!  EXPANDED APRIL 12, 2003  AND UPDATED 4/15/05

 

WHEN A KID BUYS HIS FIRST CAR IN THE CAPITALIST SYSTEM  [HUNTER GRAY  AUGUST 30  2002]  UPDATED 12/12/07

 

NEW! NORTH CAROLINA:  THOUGHTS ON DURHAM/LACROSSE AND HALIFAX MEMORIES  [HUNTER BEAR]  MAY 23 2006 -- WITH MY APRIL / MAY / JUNE 2007 UPDATES, AND THOUGHTS ON EVANGELICALS -- AND DIXIE LAWYERS

 

POLYGAMY -- AND MORE:  IDAHO AND THE WILD WEST -- POLYGAMY: ARIZONA MEMORIES AND CURRENT ISSUES  [HUNTER GRAY, MAY/JUNE 2001 [UPDATED WITH GOOD FOLKS AND LYING CRITICS, DECEMBER 10 2005] UPDATED AGAIN 5/12/06

 

GETTING SET FOR NATURAL DISASTERS [PREPAREDNESS HERE IN MORMON COUNTRY]  HUNTER GRAY  APRIL 9 2006  COMMENTS

 

PRAYER, PARAPSYCHOLOGY AND GOD  [HUNTER BEAR]  APRIL 3  2006 -- MUCH COMMENT

 

BLACK BELT THUNDER [NORTH CAROLINA AND THE SOUTHERN CONFERENCE EDUCATIONAL FUND]: OUR MAJOR -- AND SUCCESSFUL -- MOVEMENT IN THE BLACK-BELT COUNTIES [HUNTER GRAY/HUNTER BEAR/JOHN R SALTER JR] MARCH 9 2006 -- WITH UPDATE NOTES

 

HANDLING THE KLAN ON EASTER SUNDAY, 1965 [HUNTER GRAY  1/01/02]

 

PERSONAL REMINISCENCE: NORTH CAROLINA AND JESSE HELMS [HUNTER GRAY -- PUBLISHED IN THE SOCIALIST  [JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2003] UPDATED JULY 4 2008

 

NEW!  VALKYRIE -- AND MISSISSIPPI   [HUNTER GRAY / HUNTER BEAR]  JANUARY 3 2009   WITH COMMENTS

 

A MISSISSIPPI KEY-NOTE ACCOUNT FROM THE JACKSON MOVEMENT SAGA -- PLUS PHOTOS ["A YOUNG MAN BLEEDS . . ."   HUNTER BEAR  MARCH 6 2006  UPDATED APRIL 5 2006

 

SOUTHERN STUFF!  BIG DISTRESS CHALLENGES IN THE EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA NIGHT [HUNTER BEAR  APRIL 7 2005]   AND THEN, "THE DEVIL HIMSELF, COME RIDING DOWN THE DRAW"  [A MAGNOLIA TALE] HUNTER GRAY  4/10/05]

 

CRISIS AT THE ALL-WHITE LAUNDROMAT [RESCUING BETTE ANNE POOLE FROM THE SEGS]  HUNTER GRAY  JUNE 24, 2003   UPDATED 6/21/08

 

MOVEMENT WRITING YET AGAIN:  THE JACKSON  MOVEMENT, KENNEDYS, TAYLOR BRANCH ET AL.  [HUNTER GRAY FEBRUARY 20  2006] UPDATED MUCH

 

NEW! MOVEMENT WRITING:  SOME IDAHO THOUGHTS TO DIXIE [POLITICALLY SANITIZING WRITERS AND MOVEMENT "EXPERTS"]  HUNTER GRAY/JOHN R. SALTER, JR.   FEBRUARY 18  2006  UPDATED NOVEMBER 29 2007

 

MISSISSIPPI CONTEMPORARY [PERSONAL] HUNTER BEAR/HUNTER GRAY/JOHN R SALTER, JR.  2/08/06

 

THE TANGLED CASE OF THE MISSISSIPPI STATE SOVEREIGNTY COMMISSION FILES [HUNTER GRAY]  AN EXTREMELY STRANGE BUT HISTORIC CASE  -- A PERSONAL ACCOUNT --  UPDATED

 

PUBLISHED IN MAY/JUNE 2002 ISSUE OF AGAINST THE CURRENT:  THE CLOSED SOCIETY OF MISSISSIPPI AND FREE AMERICA TODAY [HUNTER GRAY ]

 

COYOTES AND COYOTE TALK  [HUNTER GRAY   2/01/06]  WITH MANY COYOTE COMMENTS! -- AND THEN, MANY FINE AND RECENT PERSONAL COMMENTS ON VARIOUS MATTERS [UPDATED 3/21/06]

 

 HUNTER GRAY IN THE GEM STATE [HUNTER BEAR  1/16/06] CONTEMPORARY NEWSPAPER INTERVIEW AND PHOTOS -- MY 2006 KING DAY SPEECH  -- AND MORE -- UPDATED 1/28/06

 

MORE ON ORGANIZING  [HUNTER BEAR  JANUARY 10 2006]  UPDATED WITH, MONSTER SLAYER [HUNTER BEAR  1/29/06]

 

REFLECTIONS ON FINNS AND FINNISH-AMERICANS  [HUNTER GRAY -- AUGUST 25 2001 --  UPDATED]

 

RADICAL/LABOR HISTORY NOTES: WOBBLIES, METAL MINERS, SOCIALISM, ANARCHO-SYNDICALISM, COMMUNISM [AND A NOTE ON UNITY]    BY HUNTER GRAY [JULY 2001]  UPDATED 2009

 

NEW! LABOR, EDUCATION AND CIVIL RIGHTS [A COLLOQUY]  HUNTER GRAY/HUNTER BEAR  MARCH 25 2008

 

RIDING TO THE AID OF JENGHIZ KHAN  [HUNTER GRAY]  [POSTED 10/7/01 -- WITH UPDATING NOTES]

 

TALKING WEST:  BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, YELLOW ROCK THAT KILLS, AND MORE  [HUNTER BEAR   JANUARY 2006]  MUCH UPDATED -- INCLUDING IDAHO WOLVES, AND GUN TALK

 

NATIVE LIFE, NATIVE TIMES, NATIVE SURVIVAL  [HUNTER BEAR   12/22/05] UPDATED WITH NOTES ON IOWA, MY KPFA RADIO INTERVIEW ON NATIVE AMERICAN CHALLENGES, AND THUNDERHEART, AND MUCH MORE

 

NEWLY UPDATED! LUMBEE INDIANS OF NORTH CAROLINA SEEK FEDERAL RECOGNITION, SOCIAL JUSTICE [HUNTER GRAY  APRIL 12 2005.  A slightly older post on a continuing issue, expanded. Updated --- most recently SPRING 2009.]

 

AGITATOR STUFF:  THE DESTROYERS RIDES [AND BURNS] ONCE AGAIN  [HUNTER BEAR, 10/29/05] -- AND MY NPR LUPUS INTERVIEW [TAPED 10/27/05 AND PLAYED NATIONALLY IN NOVEMBER -- BRUCE BABBITT AND THE MORAL FALL-- MORE]  LAST UPDATED  APRIL 7 2006

 

"THE DESTROYERS" -- THE STORY ITSELF FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME ON THE NET.  PRIZE-WINNING SHORT STORY BY JOHN R. SALTER, JR. [HUNTER GRAY] :  VIRULENT RACE HATRED IN THE CONTEXT OF A MASSIVE NORTHERN ARIZONA FOREST FIRE.  MUCH REPRINTED IN U.S. AND ABROAD.

 

AMERICAN RACISM  [ORGANIZER'S REFLECTIONS:  RACISM, KINDRED ILLS, GOOD MOVEMENTS AND VISION]   HUNTER GRAY  OCTOBER 15  2002 -- PUBLISHED IN THE FALL 2003 ISSUE OF THE MICHIGAN SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW  [A SOMEWHAT OLDER POST BUT VERY TIMELY] WITH COMMENT BY SAM FRIEDMAN

 

MAY 1970:  NORTH AND SOUTH, MOUNTAINS AND DESERTS -- AND BLOOD  [HUNTER GRAY -- FORMERLY JOHN R. SALTER, JR.]  KENT STATE / JACKSON STATE / MISSISSIPPI / CHICAGO

 

NAVAJO WITCHCRAFT AND THE SKINWALKERS -- AND A DUBIOUS FILM [HUNTER GRAY 4/29/02] AND NOW MY VERY CRITICAL MINI-REVIEW OF THE SKINWALKERS  FILM ITSELF [HUNTER GRAY 11/25/02]  

 

MINE-MILL:  MAURICE E. TRAVIS: MILITANT ADVOCATE FOR RACIAL EQUALITY AND JUSTICE [MUCH EXPANDED] HUNTER BEAR -- THIS PAGE ALSO LISTS OUR KEY MINE-MILL LINKS

 

NEW PAGE ON MINE, MILL & SMELTER WORKERS: THE "CONSPIRACY" THAT WASN'T: RELENTLESS RED SCARE ATTACKS ON A MILITANT,   DEMOCRATIC UNION   [HUNTER GRAY  2/01/02] Part of a larger section on Mine-Mill.  Expanded March 2 2004. AND WITH LINKS TO OUR OTHER MINE-MILL PIECES.

 

MINE MILL: CLASS STRUGGLE --AND LABOR MOVEMENT REVIVAL THOUGHTS  [HUNTER GRAY/HUNTER BEAR: JANUARY 27 2004]  NEW!  REFLECTIONS ON [HOPEFULLY] REAL-STUFF DIXIE LABOR ORGANIZING [HUNTER GRAY/HUNTER BEAR: JANUARY 29 2004]  DIXIE ORGANIZING PUBLISHED IN MAY DAY 2004 ISSUE OF THE SOCIALIST  UPDATED 1/07/05

 

NEW!  CLINTON JENCKS [1918-2005]:  REMEMBRANCE [HUNTER BEAR   12/16/05] UPDATED -- AND THEN, J.V. HENRY [HUNTER BEAR 1/05/06]  UPDATED WITH, MONSTER SLAYER [HUNTER BEAR 1/29/06]

 

"SALT OF THE EARTH" -- A GREAT FILM -- AND JUAN CHACON [EXPANDED 3/16/02]  HUNTER BEAR

 

GREAT MINE-MILL CIVIL RIGHTS RALLY IN THE ARIZONA COPPER COUNTRY!  HUNTER BEAR

 

THE NEXT GREAT STEP OF THE WAY: JOHN BEECHER'S GRASSROOTS POETRY [HUNTER BEAR] POSTED JANUARY 19 2004

 

MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON [HUNTER BEAR   3/21/05] NED A. HATATHLI OF NAVAJO NATION:  VISIONARY, TRAIL-BLAZER, MENTOR OF MINE -- AND, IT IS A TOUGH BUT NECESSARY CALL --  "LAST THINGS" ON LIFE'S TRAIL  [HUNTER BEAR 3/23/05] VIGILANTES AND LYNCH MENTALITY [HUNTER BEAR  4/02/05]REMEMBERING RAYMOND NAKAI  [HUNTER BEAR, 8/16/05]

 

 

SPECIAL TRIBUTE PAGE FOR HUNTER BEAR -- FROM MANY,  MANY FRIENDS   [MARCH/APRIL 2004] TESTIMONIALS, POETRY, PHOTOS, ESSAYS AND ARTICLES AND STORIES -- WITH MANY NEW ADDITIONS. COVERS MY LIFE TO DATE.  MUCH SOCIAL JUSTICE MATERIAL.  REGULARLY UPDATED AND STILL GROWING.

From Sam Friedman: "It is an amazing outpouring of love and respect.  Not just for today, but as something we can show our grandchildren and they can show their grandchildren to say, "This is what you can aspire to."

From Lois Chaffee:  "It is a great tribute - I'm very glad that you can see the impact your life has had on so many other lives and so many significant events.  Best to you all." 

From Heather Booth:  "Hunter, You have captured our hearts and spirits. 
I am so glad you like the web site and know some of the impact you have had not only on those who have been with you in common struggle, but also those of us who are moved by your example."

 

 

Lee Taylor Benally, Navajo brother. Lived with us at various points while attending Flagstaff High School. We graduated together.  Lee, on leave from the Navy, died in a car wreck on Highway 666 near his family home at Shiprock, New Mexico.  This photo taken in the patio by our house with our dog, Tippy.   Ca. May, 1951.

 

Dear Hunter,  [June 25  2002]

 
My name is Zonnie Gorman and I am the youngest daughter of Carl and Mary Gorman.  My parents always spoke very highly of you.  Your name was a part of my family's fond memories. I don't know if we ever met, but hearing my parents speak of you so often, it is as if we have.  Thank you so much for your words of tribute to my father.  I cried as I read it all. 
 
My mother Mary, passed into the spirit world on September 9th of last year.  I miss them both very much.  I wish they both could have been here for the release of Windtalkers.  My mother and I assisted Senator Bingaman for nearly two years to find and verify some 400 Code Talkers who were receiving the Congressional medal.  As I am sure you know, my mother was very much dedicated to my father...and to the Code Talkers. 
 
She was able to go to Washington DC in July last year to receive the Gold Congressional medal in memory of my father.  Approximately six weeks later we lost her a heart attack.  I know they are together as it should be and that they are still watching over the Code Talkers and their story.
 
I am currently living in Gallup with my three teenage sons, Micheal (18), and Christopher and Anthony (16).  I have recently opened a family gallery on the net.  I have produced a poster set from two paintings my father did of Code Talkers in the 1970s that are featured on the site.  I would love very much to link to your site and share your memories of my father with my clients.  
 
I hope that one day we can meet in person.
 
 
Sincerely,
 
Zonnie Gorman

NOTE BY HUNTER BEAR:  FOR CARL GORMAN AND HIS VERY GOOD WORKS, SEE http://www.hunterbear.org/carl_gorman.htm

 

GUIDE'S NOTE:  KEEP GOING DOWN, ALL THE WAY [ASSUMING YOU'RE SO INCLINED] AND YOU'LL FIND A VAST AMOUNT OF MATERIAL ON A WIDE VARIETY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE MATTERS.  MOST OF IT HAS NOT BEEN LISTED ABOVE. -- HUNTER BEAR

 

WILD WEST! AN ORGANIZER'S TRAIL IS LIKE THE OLD WESTERN OUTLAW TRAIL  [HUNTER GRAY,  JANUARY 13 2005] FOLLOWED BY, NEW! THE SEX BOOKS OF BEAR MOUNTAIN [HUNTER GRAY, JANUARY 16 2005] AND THEN, NEBRASKA COLLOQUY 1958-59

 

 

IT'S A GREAT LIFE IF YOU DON'T WEAKEN [HUNTER BEAR, 4/17/05]  VARIOUS TOPICS -- INCLUDING TRAPPING - UPDATED LAST ON MAY 15  2005

Hunter,

The negative, depressing side of this is clear enough.

The positive side is the clarity with which you have confronted the
problem, and continue to confront it
- and deal with it, coffee and all.

One would hardly know from reading your accounts of just how  gravely ill you are. The mind, clearly, ain't.

Peace,
David  [McReynolds]  4/25/05

 

From Joyce Ladner [4/20/05]

Dear John,
    I am so glad to know that you are holding your own.  Old soldiers never
die.  You aren't even fading away but going stronger than ever.  If given a
choice, give me the ability to be mentally tough any day over physical
strength.  I recently began making necklaces--with large ethnic beads,
especially in turquoise.  Would you happen to know anyone among the Native people who sell the beads and pendants for jewelry making?  I am very interested in establishing a contact with Native distributors.  My very best to Eldri.  I know she's probably got that loom humming busy!

All the best,
Joyce

[Joyce follows up with, " Thanks a lot John Hunter ().  I like John because
it reminds me of the John who led the Jackson boycott.  I respect Hunter a
lot too.  Thanks for the list of bead merchants.  I've started going down
the list already. .  ."

Take care,

Joyce

 

FRIENDS [CURRENT PHOTOS] INITIALLY POSTED 4/21/05  UPDATED

 

SOME NORTH CAROLINA STUFF!  RED DAWN AND DIXIE STEW:  POSTS ON THE SOUTH AND OTHER THINGS [HUNTER BEAR   6/29/05]  UPDATED JULY 5 2005

 

 MORE THAN A FIGHTING CHANCE:  PERSONAL STRUGGLES IN IDAHO [HUNTER BEAR   JANUARY 22 2006]  NATIVE AMERICANS, GOOD AND EVIL FORCES, LOST TRIBES OF ISRAEL -- UPDATED WITH MORE [HUNTER BEAR  2/01/06]

 

 RAISED FISTS, HEARTY EATING AND TOBACCO SMOKING:  FACING 2006 FROM IDAHO [HUNTER BEAR  12/26/05]

 

 SLE LUPUS:  WAR REPORT [HUNTER BEAR   SEPTEMBER 27, 2005]  UPDATED

 

SUMMER INTO AN UNCERTAIN FALL: NEW ORLEANS AND MORE  [HUNTER GRAY   9/03/05] UPDATED  12/18/05

 

MAY NOT BE THE END OF THE WORLD BUT IT'S TOO COLD FOR SNAKES/IDAHO WITCH-HUNTING [HUNTER GRAY/HUNTER BEAR  JUNE 7 2005]  UPDATED [URANIUM]

 

JUNE 18:  THE LAST HOLY DAY IN THE JACKSON MOVEMENT CALENDAR [HUNTER GRAY  JUNE 13, 2003 AND UPDATED JUNE 18 2005]  ALSO "RED" POLITICS/RED BLOOD -- AND THE SIGNAL JUNE 6 ANNIVERSARY [HUNTER GRAY  JUNE 6, 2003]

 

MISSISSIPPI   STORIES -- THEN AND NOW  [HUNTER GRAY MAY 25, 2002 AND UPDATED NOVEMBER 6 2007]  -- COUNCIL OF CONSERVATIVE CITIZENS [AND THE OLD CITIZENS COUNCILS] AND ERLE JOHNSTON [HUNTER GRAY 5/27/02 AND UPDATED NOVEMBER 6 2007]  THE SOUTH:  IT'S STILL ANOTHER COUNTRY [HUNTER GRAY 10/05/02]

 

AMERICAN RACISM  [ORGANIZER'S REFLECTIONS:  RACISM, KINDRED ILLS, GOOD MOVEMENTS AND VISION]   HUNTER GRAY  OCTOBER 15  2002 -- PUBLISHED IN THE FALL 2003 ISSUE OF THE MICHIGAN SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW -- WITH COMMENT BY SAM FRIEDMAN

 

THIS IS VERY NEW AND IT'S KEPT CURRENT

NATIVE AMERICAN COMMISSION PAGE:   [HUNTER GRAY] [FIRST OF FIVE PAGES] STATEMENTS, ISSUES, NATIVE POLITICAL ACTION    

NATIVE AMERICAN COMMISSION -- PAGE 2:  STATEMENTS, ISSUES, MURDERS OF NATIVE MEN IN NORTH DAKOTA 

NATIVE AMERICAN COMMISSION -- PAGE 3:    MY BOOK NOTES ON THE EXCELLENT THE WABANAKIS OF MAINE AND THE MARITIMES [10/25/02] -- AND MY RECENT ARTICLE:  NATIVE PEOPLES AND THE LEFT [HUNTER GRAY]

 

NEW/ISSUES!  NATIVE AMERICAN COMMISSION PAGE 4:  APPEAL FOR MURDERED RUSS TURCOTTE AND THE MURDERED INDIANS AT GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA [HUNTER GRAY] UPDATED INTO 2009

 

NEW/ISSUES!  NATIVE AMERICAN COMMISSION PAGE 5 : POLICE RACISM;  POCATELLO ANTI-RACISM COMMITTEE PLANNING AREA CONFERENCE; ORGANIZED CONTEMPORARY HATE -- [HUNTER GRAY] FREQUENTLY UPDATED!

 

HUNTER
 

[A very fine, sharply honed, eminently complimentary -- and genuinely optimistic poem ["Hunter" -- by Sam Friedman]  January 21 2004

Hunter, here it is.  I hope we have the chance to read an updated version together at night to the stars on your 100th birthday!
best
sam
                      Hunter

I know him
as electronic words
on a list serve,
printed words
in a few articles
and a book,
and by brief talk
by telephone-
and by the echoes of his deeds
which were not his
but those of the movements
he helped to organize.
As he would say,
the greatness is theirs,
or maybe, grudgingly, "ours,"
never "mine,"
never "me,"
though not through the false modesty
he reviles.
His ego resembles
a Pocatello pine,
his mind ranges over the Rockies,
his caring and vision
spills from the Arizona of his birth
through Jackson, Eastern Carolina,
Rochester, Chicago, the Dakotas,
down deep into the dark metal mines
where safety depends on power,
through the longshore bars of Seattle
and the firefronts of arid Arizona.
When he dies, the Scorpion and Centaur in the sky
Will drive Lupus from the star-fields with meteors,
and the Bears will dance around the Pole Star
to commemorate a life of their own.
 

GHOSTS   [HUNTER GRAY  DECEMBER 22  2003]  UPDATE NOTES APRIL 24 2007

 

Note by Hunter Bear:  In just several days, this particular post has drawn a flood of  continuing praise.  Here are just a few of many indeed:

"This near-death experience by an authentic American hero--who was deeply
involved in the Mississippi civil rights movement among many other
principled stands--is so moving that I have to share it with you."

Steven F. McNichols [Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Attorney]
San Francisco, CA 94104-3503  12/21/03

great writing. xo Kass Fleisher  Author of forthcoming THE BEAR RIVER MASSACRE  [Spring 2004]   12/22/03
 

I HAVE FORWARDED THIS TO MY SONS, CALLING IT A WONDERFUL READ BY A WONDERFUL MAN WHO HAS LED A WONDERFUL LIFE. THE WHOLE THING BELONGS IN YOUR AUTOBIOGRAPHY, INCLUDING YOUR PRESENT ILLNESS, BECAUSE THAT WILL TELL READERS ABOUT YOUR CHARACTER. AND I URGE YOU ONCE AGAIN TO GET IT WRITTEN PRONTO, MAKING ARRANGEMENTS FOR YOUR WRITER AND EDITOR SONS AND WHOEVER ELSE TO FINISH THE JOB IF YOU DON’T.

BILL  [William Mandel]  Activist and author of many books -- including  SAYING NO TO  POWER.   12/21/03

Oh, John!  This is wonderful.  Even with your terrible illness, your strength shines -- blazes, really.  My warmest wishes and gratitude to you and Eldri.  Paz. Clyde   Clyde Appleton, Tucson, a close radical activist friend from the '50s.  December 27, 2003

Having been a subscriber for less than a year, I have very much regretted not having the opportunity to meet this man.  Knowing what I've learned of him through these pages inspires me to let him know that I very much appreciate his contributions and will miss him and his work when he is no longer with us.  My wishes are for his impact to influence my thought world and that of others for many seasons and for his continued strength to continue to be with us for as long as he needs to be.

Marie Jackson  SNCC discussion list  January 6, 2004

ABSOLUTELY FASCINATING!  Dale Jacobson  Poet and scholar   January 23 2004

Maybe the world is out of balance (Koyaanisqatsi?) and you're in balance.  John Salter [Beba]  2/21/05

 

I sincerely wish you health and a wealth of happiness.

Celebrate Life!

John Grogan  2/22/05
Canadian Rockies bioregion

 

Thank you for all you have done and will continue to do.  The struggle continues for as long as injustice does, and as long as human life prevails upon this planet and perhaps some other planet in the future.  Our spirits are with you.

Mario Marcel Salas  2/22/05
San Antonio, Texas SNCC
 

From Tiffany: 2/21/05

Wow!  All that I can say is that I'm amazed.  i know you've probably heard
this so much that it's old, but your writing ability is incredible!  I'm
totally blind, lost my sight at two months old, have never been to Arizona,
and yet I saw the places to which you were referring.  I felt that I was
with you as you made that journey.  Then again, what else should i expect
from such an admirable figure as yourself?  [Tiffany]


 

REMINISCENCE:   WHEN THE WEST WAS WILD AND SO WERE WE  [HUNTER GRAY JANUARY 1 2005]    NEW!  FOLLOWED BY FILM THOUGHTS:  "CONSPIRACY" HUNTER GRAY  1/10/05] UPDATED WITH HERMIT MOONSHINE [HUNTER BEAR 5/07/07]

 

 

One of your best pieces, in my opinion.  Maybe the brandy is still there, wedged between some rocks, aged to perfection.  John Salter   1/01/05

 
Treasure of an essay.   Sheila Michaels   1/01/05
 
I feel I know you a little through your wonderful postings.  Thank
you for them.   Edwin Laing   1/01/05
 
This is a very nice story indeed.  You have a real gift here.
It was terrific to talk with you.
Happy New Year
sam [friedman]   1/01/05
 
I do hope someone found that bottle of brandy!
David [McReynolds]   1/01/05
 
What a great post, made stronger because I can picture the switchbacks below Jerome. That's a great line -- the jail sliding across the street. It seemed remarkable to me (and my Dakota/Nebraska flatland conditioning) that the entire town just didn't tip and roll down the hill. Anyway, great writing. Great stories. I'm saving this one.  Peter Gray Salter   1/01/05

Good read. Thanks.:-  Yours, Issodhos    1/02/05
 

When the big bottle of Hennessy hit the water in Lindsay Loy's irrigation ditch, it was immediately transposed into Legend.  In that sense it joins [in its small but qualitatively quite comparable fashion] the Lost Dutchman Mine in the Superstitions of central Arizona and the Lost Adams Diggings located somewhere in western New Mexico or eastern Arizona:  gold lost, gold found, gold lost again.  Not one of the countless conversations of any kind that Joe and I have had on any topic since the early '50s has failed to early-on include the Loss -- and no academic class to whom I have given this account has failed to focus immediately and primarily on the Bottle.  As the decades have passed, the Hennessy has grown tremendously in image and glow -- as authentic legends always do.  In my opinion, finding it would simply reduce the Legend to commonplace materials, adding another layer of tragedy and an even greater sense of loss.

Yours, Hunter Bear   1/02/05

 

THE STORMY ADOPTION OF AN INDIAN CHILD -- MY FATHER  [ADDENDUM TO BACKGROUND NARRATIVE MATERIAL] [HUNTER GRAY/HUNTER BEAR/JOHN R SALTER, JR JUNE 11 2004] WITH NEW MATERIAL JULY 6 AND JULY 9 2004 --ESSAY: "MINORITY ADOPTIONS" AND NATIVE AMERICA, LAND, RESOURCES [HUNTER BEAR -- FEBRUARY 16 2008]

 

A BIZARRE 1979  ALBUQUERQUE FBI EFFORT TO SMEAR ME [EVENTUALLY CORRECTED], AND ITS WEIRD RAMIFICATIONS  [THIS IS ONE OF THE OLDEST COMPONENTS OF OUR WEBSITE, INCLUDES SOME ESPECIALLY RELEVANT DOCUMENTS -- AND RELATES MUCH TO OUR UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA SITUATION.  [THIS LINK POSTED APRIL 4 2005] TWO PAGES

 

ISSUES AND THINGS:  AS WINTER DRAWS NIGH  [HUNTER GRAY  11/23/04]  [POLITICS 2004; FT LEWIS COLLEGE RACIAL CONTROVERSY; MY KIND OF WEATHER, JACK REED, LUPUS; MEDICINE; JACKSON MOVEMENT; LESCHI; AND MORE] Here's an important account of the Jackson civil rights movement by an important civil rights activist then and now.
Attorney Steven F. McNichols  San Francisco, CA 94104-3503  12/10/04

 

 

DUTCH OVEN STEW: MRS DORIS ALLISON; JACKSON MOVEMENT; THOMAS AND MIMI ARE MARRIED AND OTHER  IDAHO NOTES; LUPUS;  NATIVE MATTERS -- BLM, BIA, NATIVE BURIAL PROTECTION, AND TRADITIONAL MEDIATION EFFORTS AND TRIBAL SOVEREIGNTY [HUNTER BEAR]  AUGUST 20/21 AND SEPTEMBER 1 2004

 

HOW EACH SIDE SEES THE OTHER SIDE:  NATIVE VIEWS AND ANGLO BUSINESS VIEWS  [HUNTER BEAR]  AUGUST 27  2004

 

OUR COMMUNALISTIC WILL [AND OTHER MENTIONS INCLUDING WILLIAM JAMES AND FAMILY]  HUNTER GRAY [HUNTER BEAR] UPDATED MAY 13 2006  AND UPDATED AGAIN WITH MUCH COMMENT

 

RATTLESNAKE!  [HUNTER BEAR, JUNE 7, 2004] THE SUN AND THE WIND [HUNTER BEAR,  JUNE 7, 2004]

 

FROM AN IDAHO WINDOW   [HUNTER GRAY / HUNTER BEAR  4/30/04] KASS FLEISHER'S FINE NEW BOOK ON THE HIDEOUS BEAR RIVER MASSACRE OF NORTHWESTERN SHOSHONI BY US TROOPS. AND MORE.

 

JEROME, ARIZONA [HUNTER GRAY/HUNTER BEAR MARCH 13, 2004]

 

 COPPER STRIKE IN THE SOUTHWEST:  ITS SAD "RESOLUTION"  [THE STEEL UNION, ASARCO AND THE OLD MINE-MILL [HUNTER BEAR  NOVEMBER 16 2005  -- WITH LESSONS AND LABOR CHALLENGES THAT CRY OUT [HUNTER BEAR  POSTED 11/17/05]

 

HUNTER GRAY'S ESSAY/REVIEW OF "BIG TROUBLE" -- CENTERED ON THE FRAMEUP TRIAL OF WILLIAM D. HAYWOOD AT IDAHO  [POSTED 1/25/04]  WESTERN FEDERATION OF MINERS

 

JRS/HG Review/Essay of Mine Mill:  The History of the International   Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers in Canada -- Since 1895  [Mike Solski and John Smaller] LABOR HISTORY, FALL 1986

 

MINE-MILL:  STEWARD'S MANUAL [ON RACIAL EQUALITY] -- AND ASBURY HOWARD

 

LEARNING AT HOME -- OR WHY HIGH SCHOOL ISN'T ALWAYS NECESSARY AT ALL  [HUNTER GRAY/HUNTER BEAR FEBRUARY 13  2004] TRIBALLY CONTROLLED COLLEGES AND MY VERY INTERESTING EXPERIENCES AT NAVAJO [HUNTER BEAR  FEBRUARY 16 2004]

 

MORNING MEMORIES  [HUNTER GRAY/HUNTER BEAR  FEBRUARY 17 2004]

 

"ARGOSY 1957_JOHN SALTER-WILD ONES_CIGARETTE AD" [WITH NOTES -- AND FIDEL AS WELL]  HUNTER GRAY  2/5/03 -- VERY SUBSTANTIALLY UPDATED FEBRUARY 10 2004

 

WORKSHOP: NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITY ORGANIZING [HUNTER GRAY]  POSTED 1/23/04

 

COMMUNITY ORGANIZING PRINCIPLES --  OR, GETTING PRACTICAL  [REVISED DECEMBER 25 2003]  BASED ON MY 50 YEARS OF ORGANIZING EXPERIENCE.  HUNTER GRAY/JOHN R SALTER, JR  PUBLISHED IN OREGON SOCIALIST  WINTER/SPRING 2004  [NEW MATERIAL ADDED 8/25/04]  ALSO IN LEFT HOOK.  REGULARLY UPDATED

 

JUST WHAT MAKES A DAMN GOOD COMMUNITY ORGANIZER?  BASED ON MY 50 YEARS OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZING    [HUNTER GRAY  [HUNTERBEAR]  12/30/03  Published in the Spring 2004 issue of Independent Politics News.  And published in Oregon Socialist, Winter/Spring 2004.  Also in Michigan Citizen and Left Hook and other publications.

 

MORE ON ORGANIZING  [HUNTER BEAR  JANUARY 10 2006]  UPDATED WITH, MONSTER SLAYER [HUNTER BEAR  1/29/06]

 

GRASSROOTS ORGANIZING:  RACE AND ETHNICITY  [HUNTER BEAR]  MARCH 18  2006

 

MY COMBINED COMMUNITY ORGANIZING PIECES -- WITH MUCH NEW STUFF  HUNTER GRAY/JOHN R SALTER, JR [HUNTER BEAR]  SEPTEMBER 5 2004 -- WITH NEW INCLUSION:  THE COMMUNITY ORGANIZER AS PRACTITIONER, TEACHER, WRITER AND STUDENT [HUNTER GRAY -- FEBRUARY 19 2008]  ALL OF THIS MUCH REPRINTED -- PLUS NEW ADDITIONS -- AND MANY  NEW COMMENTS

 

ORGANIZER 20: FACTIONALISM AND GERONIMO AND ORGANIZERS AND TODAY [HUNTER GRAY 7/31/02 -WITH AN ADDED NOTE 2/27/06]

 

REDS AND CAPITALISTS, HAYWOOD AND HAMMOND AND ME  [HUNTER BEAR  1/18/04]

 

LUPUS AND NATIVES, NATIVES AND HUNTING  [HUNTER GRAY  JANUARY 3, 2004]  UPDATED 2/23/05

 

FAMILY THINGS -- AND ALSO GOLD, NATIVES, AND DREAMS AND LEGENDS [HUNTER GRAY/HUNTER BEAR   JANUARY 12 2004]  UPDATED 4/15/05

 

NEW! PHOTOS! FAMILY OF OURS OF WHOM YOU'VE HEARD  [HUNTER BEAR JANUARY 13, 2004] MANY NEW PHOTOS 2008 AND 2009

 

  GRAY LANDS AND GRAY GHOSTS: THE TIME OF FLINT [HUNTER GRAY -- UPDATED FEBRUARY 6 2006]  IROQUOIS ACTIVISM IN THE FAR WEST --  FAMILY -- THE CURRENT SCENE

 

KIND CORRESPONDENCE:  JOHN GRAY LAND OF LONG, LONG AGO -- AND RELATED MATTERS -- AKWESASNE [HUNTER GRAY, NOVEMBER 7  2004]

 

MEDGAR W. EVERS OF MISSISSIPPI: REFLECTION AND APPRECIATION -- THIS IS VERY SUBSTANTIAL AND VERY PRIMARY MATERIAL FROM HIS CLOSE COLLEAGUE, ME: HUNTER GRAY [JOHN R SALTER, JR.] UPDATED

This is a part of a much larger section on the Mississippi Movement.  The full sweep can be found by scrolling down.

 

 WARBONNET:  A FEW NOTES ON INDIAN DRINKING -- AND A HIDEOUS/FASCINATING CHICAGO DRINKING ARENA [HUNTER GRAY / HUNTER BEAR  1/26/04]   NEW!  OKIE STOMP DANCE: SOUTHERN INDIANS, OKLAHOMA, FLAGSTAFF  [HUNTER GRAY  JULY 10, 2003 ]

 

JUNE 18:  THE LAST HOLY DAY IN THE JACKSON MOVEMENT CALENDAR [HUNTER GRAY  JUNE 13, 2003 AND UPDATED JUNE 18 2005]  ALSO "RED" POLITICS/RED BLOOD -- AND THE SIGNAL JUNE 6 ANNIVERSARY [HUNTER GRAY  JUNE 6, 2003]

 

PETER MACDONALD AND THE NAVAJO [DINE'] NATION [HUNTER  GRAY]  -- ALSO HUNTERBEAR ARTICLES ON THE NAVAJO URANIUM TRAGEDY

 

IN THE DARK WILDS WE HAVE MANY FRIENDS  [HUNTER GRAY  MARCH 15, 2003]  "JURY DUTY" IN IDAHO [HUNTER GRAY  APRIL 2, 2003]     AND HIGHWAY 666 -- AND MY BROTHER, LEE BENALLY [HUNTER GRAY  APRIL 18, 2003]

 

 NATIVE ISSUES AND OTHER MATTERS: RECOGNITION, GOVERNANCE, FEDERAL INDIAN LAW,  UNITY -- AND MUCH MORE  [HUNTER GRAY  MARCH 14, 2003]

 

OUR HISTORIC WOOLWORTH SIT-IN:  JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI  --  MAY 28 '63   THE MOST VIOLENTLY ATTACKED SIT-IN OF THE 1960S.  SUBSTANTIALLY EXPANDED WITH ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AND SIGNIFICANT COMMENT. TWO PAGES.  THIS IS ONE PORTION OF A LARGE AMOUNT OF MISSISSIPPI MATERIAL LISTED THROUGHOUT OUR WEBSITE. 

 

PUBLISHED IN MAY/JUNE 2002 ISSUE OF AGAINST THE CURRENT:  THE CLOSED SOCIETY OF MISSISSIPPI AND FREE AMERICA TODAY [HUNTER GRAY ]

 

IMPORTANT FAMILY STUFF  [John Gray:  Mohawk  Ancestral Activist/Culture Hero; Our Native Genealogy]  AND CLOSELY RELATED PAGES

 

  GRAY LANDS AND GRAY GHOSTS: THE TIME OF FLINT [HUNTER GRAY -- UPDATED FEBRUARY 6 2006]  IROQUOIS ACTIVISM IN THE FAR WEST --  FAMILY -- THE CURRENT SCENE

 

JOHN GRAY'S HISTORIC FIGHT WITH THE FIVE GRIZZLY BEARS.  SKETCH BY FATHER NICOLAS POINT, S.J., 1841    ALSO TWO NOTES BY ME -- HUNTERBEAR -- TO A FRIEND ON MY CURRENT FIREARMS AND RELATED MATTERS
 

 

WEIRD THINGS HAPPENING WHERE WE ARE:  FOR THE RECORD  [HUNTER GRAY  12/10/02]

 

WOBBLY  SOME AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL RADICAL HISTORY -- MY EARLY RED MEMBERSHIP CARD

 

 SKINWALKERS II [BAD MEDICINE -- AND GOOD] HUNTER GRAY 11/26/02 -- AND A NOTE ON TONY HILLERMAN AND WRITING ON INDIANS [HUNTER GRAY 11/27/02]  MORE [HUNTER GRAY 5/15/03]

 

MOUNTAIN LION  [NASHDOITSOLBAI]  THREE POSTS, HUNTER GRAY [NOVEMBER 14/15 2002] NOTES ON COYOTES AND [WILD] CATS [HUNTERBEAR, 1/12/03]

 

PANTHERS   [HUNTER GRAY  MARCH 5 AND MARCH 6  2002]     A SOUTHERN TALE -- SOCIAL CHANGE [HG  MARCH 8, 2002]  UPDATED 11/15/04

 

OWLS AND INDIANS -- AND SOME RADICALS WHO ARE NEITHER [HUNTER GRAY 2/05/02]  UPDATED, MOST RECENTLY 3/04/05

 

VIEWS AND VISTAS ON THE REPARATIONS TRAIL [HUNTER GRAY DECEMBER 1 2002]  MAJOR ARTICLE Published in the January/February 2003 issue of the excellent socialist journal, Against the Current
 

 HUNTING DEER WITH NED HATATHLI  IN THE CINDER HILLS OF NORTHERN ARIZONA -- AND OUR ANASAZI CONCERNS [HUNTER GRAY  1/27/03]  ON NAMES AND NAMING: AND REMEMBERING MARTIN MANY WOUNDS  [HUNTER GRAY 1/28/03] UPDATED 2/09/05

 

CARL GORMAN [AND THE NAVAJO CODE TALKERS] -- WITH VERY APPRECIATIVE COMMENT BY ME [HUNTER GRAY 1/18/02]

 

CARL GORMAN [Kin-yah-onny beyeh - "Son of Towering House People"] : NAVAJO CODE TALKER PHOTO 

MY FAVORABLE IMPRESSIONS OF WINDTALKERS [HUNTER GRAY 6/15/02]

 

JACKSON MISSISSIPPI: AN AMERICAN CHRONICLE OF STRUGGLE AND SCHISM  [MY BOOK -- FIRST-HAND ACCOUNT OF THE DRAMATIC, SANGUINARY AND LEGENDARY JACKSON MOVEMENT.  AND SOME OF THE BOOK'S MANY FINE REVIEWS AND ENDORSEMENTS -- AMONG THEM Best Sellers, Southern Exposure, Monthly Review, Journal of Southern History, Socialist Monthly Changes, Sojourners, Social Forces,  Journal of Mississippi History, Wisconsin Magazine of History, UMOJA [A Scholarly Journal of Black Studies], Explorations in Sights and Sounds, Social Development Issues, Win Magazine , AMAZON and others.  And among the reviewers and those giving individual testimonials are Jessica Mitford, James W. Silver, Anne Braden,  John Dittmer, Jay Weinstein, J.S. Himes, Gary Lowe, Frank Adams, Neil McMillen,  Clyde Appleton, Fr. Joseph Hacala S.J., Sarah Cooper, Jim Woodward, Vinton Prince  Jr., Reed Massengill, David Ranney, Alene Jones, Perk Perkins, Sam Friedman, David Fields, James Loewen and others.                

 

MAINSTREAM :  REMEMBRANCE AND APPRECIATION  -- AND RADICALS, EDITORS, AND UNITY: FRED THOMPSON, BERT COCHRAN, CHARLES HUMBOLDT  [HUNTER GRAY - EXPANDED AND UPDATED 10/29/05]

 

REPOSTED BY REQUEST!  PERSONAL REMINISCENCE: NORTH CAROLINA AND JESSE HELMS -- HUNTER GRAY  PUBLISHED IN THE SOCIALIST  [JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2003]

 

NEW ADDITIONS [2/19/02]!  PHOTOS OF MY FATHER'S EXCELLENT NATIVE AMERICAN ART

 

NEW PAGE [2/21/02]  MORE OF MY FATHER'S NATIVE AMERICAN ART

 

VERY ANCIENT FAMILY MEMBERS: TEZCATLIPOCA AND THE TRAVELING DEITY [VERY PRE-COLUMBIAN]

 

UNIONS, NATIVES, AND TRIBAL SOVEREIGNTY [HUNTER GRAY   FEBRUARY 16 2002]  UPDATED JUNE 24 2005

 

THE METIS, LOUIS RIEL, THE RED RIVER, AND MUCH MORE  [HUNTER GRAY 1/30/02]

 

NEW MEXICO [A RADICAL INDIAN'S TOUR GUIDE] HUNTER GRAY 1/03/02  -- UPDATED DECEMBER 3 2007

 

NATIVE AMERICANS AND THE NEW CENTURY: TWO NEW ARTICLES FOR STRUGGLE, ORGANIZING, FIGHTING, AND VICTORY   [Hunter Gray -  SPRING  2002] One of these articles, NATIVE AMERICAN STRUGGLE: ONE CENTURY INTO ANOTHER has now been published in the Spring 2002 issue of DEMOCRATIC LEFT -- official journal of Democratic Socialists of America[DSA]. On April 20, 2002, Portside [the news service of Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism] published and sent it to about 4,300 recipients.  The second article, "NATIVES, ISSUES, AND RADICALS, has appeared in the Spring 2002 issue of the CCDS journal DIALOGUE AND INITIATIVE as NATIVE PEOPLES AND THE LEFT. 

NATIVE AMERICAN STRUGGLE has also been published [9/9/02] on the website of the Anti-Racism Commission [DSA],  Our Struggle/Nuestra Lucha   http://dsausa.org/antiracism/editorials/editorials.html

 

 

                                            Cloudy - Bobcat Mix -                                         

Na´shdo´i´ba´i´

EXTENSIVE ESSAY FROM THE  JOURNAL OF INDIGENOUS THOUGHT [SASKATCHEWAN INDIAN FEDERATED COLLEGE]  WINTER 2001   "I Consider Myself a Real Red:"  The Social Thought of American Civil Rights Organizer John R. (Salter) Hunter Gray" by Professor Roy T. Wortman, Department of History, Kenyon College

 

NEW!  HUNTER BEAR'S MOVEMENT LIFE INTERVIEW  LENGTHY AND DETAILED:  THE EQUIVALENT OF 51 TYPED SINGLE-SPACED PAGES!

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GUNS:   I had my first firearm when I was seven, have had many indeed since then and presently have several, was president of our Junior NRA Club at Flagstaff High School and a rifle champ, was Expert Marksman in the US Army, and have on occasion -- sensibly and determinedly -- utilized firearms for self-defense against racist attackers.  I have for decades written widely on civil rights, civil liberties, and the thoughtful use of firearms.  This much reprinted article of mine, "Civil Rights and Self-Defense, appeared in the excellent socialist journal, Against the Current [July/August 1988.]  -- Hunter Gray

 

[8/25/01] REFLECTIONS ON FINNS AND FINNISH-AMERICANS

AND A WORD ON THE MINE-MILL UNION AND THE TITO FACTOR AT BUTTE / ANACONDA IN
1953-1954

AND MYRON BERCIER -- AND GUS HALL

MY EXTREMELY POSITIVE REVIEW OF LYNN  MARIA  LAITALA'S DOWN FROM BASSWOOD  [HUNTER GRAY 4/4/02]  UPDATED 2/27/05

This extensive page  is also the beginning of a major section on the life and times of the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers. One can tie into that right here -- or scroll down where it's all listed in detail.   

 

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Congratulations:  We are proud of all of our children and grandchildren -- whose accomplishments continue to be significant.   In May, 2001, our oldest son, John Salter [born at Raleigh, N.C., 1965], received a highly prestigious McKnight Writer's Award for creative prose:  a quite substantial financial stipend, publication of  his submitted/judged work, key reading appearances.  His was one of four awarded out of a large pool of applicants.   His short stories have appeared in many of the top-flight literary magazines in the United States.

An excellent collection of his fine short stories has -- March 2002 -- been published in cloth and paper.  The book is ALBERTA CLIPPER  --  issued by Livingston Press / University of West Alabama.  It's available from all of the conventional sources.  

 

He received a substantial grant through the Minnesota Arts Council. in 2002.

In 2003, he was their guest -- for an extensive stay -- at the Yaddo artists and writers retreat at Saratoga Springs, New York.

A second book of his fine short stories  plus a novella will be coming out before long.  It will be called  PURPLE SAGE.

BUT THE BIG NEWS OF THIS MOMENT IN HISTORY IS THAT HIS CURRENT MAJOR NOVEL, A TROUT IN THE SEA OF CORTEZ, HAS BEEN PUBLISHED IN LATE SUMMER 2006 BY COUNTERPOINT [A DIVISION OF PERSEUS], NEW YORK CITY! 

AND IT IS DRAWING TRULY GREAT REVIEWS!

AND NOW, FOR THE SECOND TIME, JOHN HAS JUST RECEIVED THE MCKNIGHT WRITER'S FELLOWSHIP -- AND HAS JUST RECEIVED THE TOP BUSH FOUNDATION [TWIN CITIES] WRITER'S FELLOWSHIP AS WELL.

 

Hunter Gray  [May  2007]

                                                                          

 

                                                                              

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John Salter

 

IDAHO AS PLACE   MY ARTICLE IN THE NORTHWEST ETHNIC VOICE [MAY / JUNE 2001]

 

 

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"An Injury To One Is An Injury To All"

-- From the Preamble of the I.W.W. and Mine-Mill

 

"Takes more than guns to kill a man..."

  -- From Joe Hill

   "The copper bosses killed you, Joe

     They shot you, Joe says I

      Takes more than guns to kill a man

       Says Joe, I never died"

 

John Gray [Ignace Hatchiorauquasha], great/great/great grandfather of Hunter Gray:

"Gray -- Ross had described him the year before as "a turbulent blackguard, a damned rascal" -- then launched into a denunciation of the policies of HBC in general and the men of the Columbia Department in particular:  ". . .the greatest Villains in the World & if they were here this day I would shoot them . . ."     John Gray [Ignace Hatchiorauquasha], Mohawk, fighting leader of the Iroquois fur-hunters in the Far West, to Peter Skene Ogden et al. of the Hudson's Bay Company, on May 24 1825, at the point John Gray and his Native band struck Ogden's camp -- near the present northeastern Utah/southeastern Idaho border -- and successfully ended a viciously exploitative pricing system and quasi-indentured servitude over the  whole, entire wide region.

Cited from:  Don Berry, A Majority of Scoundrels: An Informal History of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company  [New York: Harper & Brothers, 1961], page 97.

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    John Gray [Ignace Hatchiorauquasha] and his wife, Marienne Neketichon [Mary Ann Charles]  Mohawk Indians

                         Sketches by Fr. Nicolas Point, SJ,  1841                       

 

This link will take you to information on the John Gray family, our direct relationship to it , and a new 10/2/01 addition on the Gray name, and more.  -- Hunter Gray

 

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SOME PLACES AND SOME ISSUES

 

My radical essay, "Unfriendly Forces, Mountain Lions, and Our Rattlesnake Friend   [Reflections on Idaho]" in the January/February 2001 issue of the excellent socialist magazine, Against The Current.  It's also available on the Net. Just click here and then go directly to ATC , scroll down to that particular issue and its Table of Contents   -- and there it is! 

 

Contemporary Activist Thoughts: New [6/6/01]: Magnolias in the Sagebrush: Bo Gritz, Racism, Posse Comitatus, Idaho, North Dakota--Radical Outside Agitators, etc. -- Keep Fighting; Letter To Younger Radicals; Natives, Resistance, Nader etc. et al.; Radicals -- And Troops -- In The South, And Other Things; Hunter Gray's Self-Defense Against '60s White Supremacists;  A Word On Cochran And The American Socialist.

 

 

EXTENSIVE ESSAY FROM THE  JOURNAL OF INDIGENOUS THOUGHT [SASKATCHEWAN INDIAN FEDERATED COLLEGE]  WINTER 2001   "I Consider Myself a Real Red:"  The Social Thought of American Civil Rights Organizer John R. (Salter) Hunter Gray" by Professor Roy T. Wortman, Department of History, Kenyon College

 

 

Contemporary Activist Thoughts #2

Saami Issues [Arctic People]; Idaho Ain't Utopia By A Very Long Shot; Clinton and Peltier;  Advice -- Well-Meant -- To A Radical Discussion Group;   Dr. Borinski at Tougaloo College [From Swastika to Jim Crow] and Phil Reno at Navajo Community College;  The Contemporary and Hard-Fought Struggle by Sudbury [Ont.] Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers Local 598 Against Falconbridge Nickel [with discussion of the history of IUMMSW]; The Good Mine-Mill -- and the Vicious Role and Raids by Steel [discussion of IUMMSW history.]

 

 

ACTIVIST THOUGHTS #3MY THREE POSTS ATTACKING THE ALLEGED 1943 CAMP VAN DORN "MASSACRE" IN MISSISSIPPI [JUNE 27 -01] UPDATED --- RACISM, ETHNOCENTRISM, REALITIES [PARTS 1 & 2]  5/11/01---- Grassroots Organizing: Bona Fide and Radical -----  Anthros - And Anthros Who Malign [The Anasazi Situation]   -----  The Meaning of Haymarket ----- Ethnocentrism and Tribal Nations

 

IDAHO AND THE WILD WEST:  FRIENDS AND ENEMIES  MY PIECE ON IDAHO AS PLACE IN THE NORTHWEST ETHNIC VOICE [MAY/JUNE 2001] -- AND IDAHO HATE GROUPS AND OTHER RACIST AND RELATED STUFF -- REFLECTIONS ON IDAHO [UNFRIENDLY FORCES, MOUNTAIN LIONS, AND OUR RATTLESNAKE FRIEND] -- POLYGAMY: ARIZONA MEMORIES AND CURRENT UPDATE BY HUNTER BEAR ON DECEMBER 10 2005 WITH GOOD FOLKS AND LYING CRITICS

 

RATTLESNAKE BUDDY:   COLLOQUY, CHALLENGES AND SOLIDARITY  [HUNTER GRAY  8/5/02]  ALSO GETTING CLOSE WITH GOD AT DEVILS LAKE, N.D. [AND A QUOTE FROM  DARKNESS AT NOON]  HUNTERBEAR  8/28/02

 

PANTHERS   [HUNTER GRAY  MARCH 5 AND MARCH 6  2002]     A SOUTHERN TALE -- SOCIAL CHANGE [HG  MARCH 8, 2002]  UPDATED 11/15/04

 

Racist stuff in Cochise County, some labor history, and the eternally good words of George W.P. Hunt [Hunter Gray 2/20/02]

NATIVE LANDS, PUBLIC LANDS, GREEDY CORPORATIONS -- AND THE LATEST INCARNATION OF THE "SAGE BRUSH REBELLION" [Hunter Gray 12/24/0]    Wilson Riles and Jerry Brown:  Arizona -- and Other Memories    [Hunter Gray 2/02/02]

 

 

THREE ARTICLES:  WESTERN AMERICAN CULTURE AND RODEO AND BIG BILL HAYWOOD -- AND MORE  HUNTER GRAY   1/25/02 

REFLECTIONS ON SOME OF THE GREATEST THINGS OF ALL [HUNTER GRAY 1/04/02]  

NEW MEXICO [A RADICAL INDIAN'S TOUR GUIDE] HUNTER GRAY 1/03/02 -- UPDATED DECEMBER 3 2007

 

ARE YOU COMING, WOODY? [HUNTER GRAY ON THE NEW DUST BOWL -- MAY 4, 2002]

 

EARTH, MOUNTAINS, WIND AND OPTIMISM [HUNTER GRAY 5/5/02 - FROM IDAHO]

 

FOREST FIRES IN THE WEST:  SUMMER OF 2002  [HUNTER GRAY]  UPDATED SUBSTANTIALLY -- MUCH FIRST HAND LIFE EXPERIENCE -- NEW SECTION ON THE LIFE OF A FIRE LOOKOUT [COMPILED 2009]

 

BUSH THE FIRE FIGHTER [OR, WHY ARE THE LUMBER BOSSES GRINNING?] HUNTERBEAR 8/22/02

 

MOUNTAIN LION  [NASHDOITSOLBAI]  THREE POSTS, HUNTER GRAY [NOVEMBER 14/15 2002] NOTES ON COYOTES AND [WILD] CATS [HUNTERBEAR, 1/12/03]

 

WHEN A KID BUYS HIS FIRST CAR IN THE CAPITALIST SYSTEM  [HUNTER GRAY  AUGUST 30  2002]  UPDATED 12/12/07

 

 MORMONS AND EPISCOPALIANS AND CATHOLICS AND OTHER FOLKS AND MATTERS [HUNTER GRAY  MAY 24  2003] UPDATED DECEMBER 7 2007

 

 

PERSONAL:  FOUNDING RIVERS, SUN AND STARS

 

KEY HUNTERBEAR GRAY ACTIVIST LINKS: Native American Commission [Socialist Party USA]; Anti-Racism Commission of Democratic Socialists of America; Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism; Civil Rights Movement Veterans [with HG mini bio from CRMV]

 

 

BACKGROUND NARRATIVE:

HUNTERBEAR GRAY  PERSONAL AND DETAILED --  INCLUDING NATIVE AMERICAN BACKGROUND, FAMILY, ACTIVISM, PUBLICATIONS, MUCH MORE [UP-DATED AND EXPANDED]  

 

2005 ELDER RECOGNITION AWARD [HUNTER GRAY,  5/2/05] AND --SPEAKING TO THE DEMOCRATS AT IDAHO FALLS  [HUNTER BEAR,  5/08/05]  PHOTO ADDED 5/28/05 -MANY COMMENTS -- JOHN SALTER'S LETTER TO CLARION-LEDGER- 7/25/05 [THIS PAGE REGULARLY UPDATED]  LAST UPDATE  12/14/05

 

THE STORMY ADOPTION OF AN INDIAN CHILD -- MY FATHER  [ADDENDUM TO BACKGROUND NARRATIVE MATERIAL] [HUNTER GRAY/HUNTER BEAR/JOHN R SALTER, JR JUNE 11 2004]  WITH NEW MATERIAL JULY 6 AND JULY 9 2004 -- ESSAY: "MINORITY ADOPTIONS" AND NATIVE AMERICA, LAND, RESOURCES [HUNTER BEAR -- FEBRUARY 16 2008]

 

LUPUS [LETHAL SLE] AND MY CURRENT STRUGGLE AGAINST IT -- AND FOR LIFE [HUNTER BEAR OCTOBER 18  2004]

FROM THE EDGE OF THE FOG  [LUPUS UPDATE PAGE 2]  HUNTER GRAY   12/22/04

IMPORTANT PERSONAL NOTE FROM HUNTER BEAR:

What follows here via the above Links are some of the major points in our struggle against an extremely lethal disease -- SLE Lupus -- and the accompanying serious diabetes.  [SLE is rare and Natives, Chicanos, and Blacks are especially vulnerable to it.]  We believe our record here is important.  We know the fine comments and thoughts by many friends are absolutely critical to us.  Thus we are listing this highly significant material. 

 

LUPUS:  PREDATOR WITH BROAD TASTES AND MINORITY PREFERENCES [HUNTER GRAY, 1/18/05] AND A GOOD DAY WITH BLM AND USFS/MY WELL RECEIVED TALK  [HUNTER GRAY, 1/24/05] UPDATED  

 

ME:  REPORTS AND CHANGES  [SLE LUPUS ATTACKS]  HUNTER BEAR   1/28/05

 

ON MY 71st BIRTHDAY, [HUNTER BEAR] THE WARD CHURCHILL MESS  [HUNTER BEAR, 2/18/05]  MEDICAL UPDATE [HUNTER BEAR, 2/25/05]  AND MORE UPDATED!

 

SPRING SNOW AND SUNLIGHT PAGE:  VARIOUS THINGS [HUNTER BEAR, 2005]

 

MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON [HUNTER BEAR   3/21/05] NED A. HATATHLI OF NAVAJO NATION:  VISIONARY, TRAIL-BLAZER, MENTOR OF MINE -- AND, IT IS A TOUGH BUT NECESSARY CALL --  "LAST THINGS" ON LIFE'S TRAIL  [HUNTER BEAR 3/23/05] VIGILANTES AND LYNCH MENTALITY [HUNTER BEAR  4/02/05]REMEMBERING RAYMOND NAKAI  [HUNTER BEAR, 8/16/05]
 

 

IT'S A GREAT LIFE IF YOU DON'T WEAKEN [HUNTER BEAR, 4/17/05]  VARIOUS THINGS -- INCLUDING TRAPPING

 

STRUGGLE, LIFE, AND OTHERWISE  [HUNTER BEAR   JULY 15  2005] WOLF DISEASE:  TRAILING AND BACK-TRAILING LUPUS  [HUNTER BEAR  JULY 24 2005]

 

SUMMER INTO AN UNCERTAIN FALL: NEW ORLEANS AND MORE  [HUNTER GRAY   9/03/05] UPDATED 9/16/05

 

ON A KIND OF AN EDGE: SLE LUPUS,  RECORDING MY HISTORY, EARTHQUAKE THOUGHTS, IDAHO NOTES  [HUNTER BEAR   9/23/05]

 

 SLE LUPUS:  WAR REPORT [HUNTER BEAR   SEPTEMBER 27, 2005]

 

TRUE TALES OF THE REAL WEST:  SALLY RAND, AGAIN AND AGAIN [UPDATED 12/11/07];  COMING OF AGE INTO THE RED [A SYCAMORE MEMOIR]; ROBERT CARR FOR MAYOR OF WINSLOW ARIZONA   [HUNTER BEAR,  OCTOBER 13 2005]

 

 AGITATOR STUFF:  THE DESTROYERS RIDES [AND BURNS] ONCE AGAIN  [HUNTER BEAR, 10/29/05] -- AND MY NPR LUPUS INTERVIEW [TAPED 10/27/05 AND PLAYED NATIONALLY IN NOVEMBER -- BRUCE BABBITT AND THE MORAL FALL]  LAST UPDATED  APRIL 7 2006

 

CLINTON JENCKS [1918-2005]:  REMEMBERANCE [HUNTER BEAR   12/16/05] AND THEN, J.V. HENRY [HUNTER BEAR 1/05/06]  UPDATED WITH, MONSTER SLAYER [HUNTER BEAR 1/29/06]

 

RAISED FISTS, HEARTY EATING AND TOBACCO SMOKING:  FACING 2006 FROM IDAHO [HUNTER BEAR  12/26/05]

 

TALKING WEST:  BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, YELLOW ROCK THAT KILLS, AND MORE  [HUNTER BEAR   JANUARY 2006]  MUCH UPDATED, INCLUDING WOLVES, AND GUN TALK

 

HUNTER GRAY IN THE GEM STATE [HUNTER BEAR  1/16/06] CONTEMPORARY NEWSPAPER INTERVIEW AND PHOTOS -- MY 2006 KING DAY SPEECH  -- AND MORE -- UPDATED 1/28/06

 

MORE THAN A FIGHTING CHANCE:  PERSONAL STRUGGLES IN IDAHO [HUNTER BEAR   JANUARY 22 2006]  NATIVE AMERICANS, GOOD AND EVIL FORCES, LOST TRIBES OF ISRAEL-- AND MORE -- [HUNTER BEAR  2/01/06]

 

COYOTES AND COYOTE TALK  [HUNTER GRAY   2/01/06]  WITH MANY COYOTE COMMENTS! -- AND THEN, MANY FINE AND RECENT COMMENTS ON VARIOUS MATTERS [UPDATED 3/21/06]

 

MISSISSIPPI CONTEMPORARY [PERSONAL] HUNTER BEAR/HUNTER GRAY/JOHN R SALTER, JR.  2/08/06

 

NEW! MOVEMENT WRITING:  SOME IDAHO THOUGHTS TO DIXIE [POLITICALLY SANITIZING WRITERS AND MOVEMENT "EXPERTS"]  HUNTER GRAY/JOHN R. SALTER, JR.   FEBRUARY 18  2006  UPDATED NOVEMBER 29 2007

 

MOVEMENT WRITING YET AGAIN:  THE JACKSON  MOVEMENT, KENNEDYS, TAYLOR BRANCH ET AL.  [HUNTER GRAY FEBRUARY 20  2006]

 

A MISSISSIPPI KEY-NOTE ACCOUNT FROM THE JACKSON MOVEMENT SAGA -- PLUS PHOTOS ["A YOUNG MAN BLEEDS . . ."   HUNTER BEAR  MARCH 6 2006  UPDATED APRIL 5 2006

 

THE HOWL OF THE WOLF CAN CARRY FAR [OUR WAR AGAINST LUPUS]  HUNTER BEAR   MARCH 1 2006 -- AND ALSO RIVER OF NO RETURN [LIVING WITH LUPUS] HUNTER GRAY PUBLISHED IN SPRING 2006 ISSUE OF LUPUS NEWS  -- COMMENTS

 

BLACK BELT THUNDER [NORTH CAROLINA AND THE SOUTHERN CONFERENCE EDUCATIONAL FUND]: OUR MAJOR -- AND SUCCESSFUL -- MOVEMENT IN THE BLACK-BELT COUNTIES [HUNTER GRAY/HUNTER BEAR/JOHN R SALTER JR] MARCH 9 2006

 

GRASSROOTS ORGANIZING:  RACE AND ETHNICITY  [HUNTER BEAR]  MARCH 18  2006

 

PRAYER, PARAPSYCHOLOGY AND GOD  [HUNTER BEAR]  APRIL 3  2006 -- MUCH COMMENT

 

GETTING SET FOR NATURAL DISASTERS [PREPAREDNESS HERE IN MORMON COUNTRY]  HUNTER GRAY  APRIL 9 2006

 

ETERNITY [HUNTER BEAR   APRIL 19 2006]

 

NEW! NORTH CAROLINA:  THOUGHTS ON DURHAM/LACROSSE AND HALIFAX MEMORIES  [HUNTER BEAR]  MAY 23 2006 -- WITH MY APRIL / MAY / JUNE 2007 UPDATES, AND THOUGHTS ON EVANGELICALS -- AND DIXIE LAWYERS

 

GUNS AND POLITICS [HUNTER BEAR  JUNE 1 2006]

 

SUN ON THE WATER: A PERSONAL REPORT WITH MUCH COMMENT FROM FRIENDS [HUNTER BEAR  JUNE  3  2006]

 

NEW! UFOS, ETS, AND CLOSE EXTRATERRESTRIAL ENCOUNTERS: SOME PERSONAL EXPERIENCES, AND REFLECTIONS BY HUNTER GRAY [HUNTER BEAR]; BETTY AND BARNEY HILL; DISCUSSION -- JUNE 12 2006 -- EXPANDED REGULARLY AND CONSISTENTLY    TWO RELATED PAGES

 

NEW!   FRIENDS IN THE VAST CREATION: AN ACCOUNT OF THE SALTER UFO ENCOUNTERS OF MARCH, 1988: THEIR BACKGROUND, DEVELOPMENT, AND RAMIFICATIONS  --  PLUS WRAP-UP COMMENTS -- FOR THE MOMENT [HUNTER GRAY /  HUNTER BEAR]  DECEMBER 2 2008]

 

SEDONA, FOREST FIRES, AND RABBIT EARS [HUNTER BEAR]  JUNE 20 2006 -- ELLIOTT RICEHILL: BROTHER, UNCLE, WARRIOR  [HUNTER BEAR] JUNE 22 2006

 

SAGE BRUSH AND NATION:  SOME CONTEMPORARY ISSUES [HUNTER GRAY  AUGUST 15 2006] AND NOTES ON A FIRST RATE DOCUMENTARY: WATERBUSTER [HUNTER GRAY  SEPTEMBER 5 2006]

 

POLYGAMY FIRES [CONTEMPORARY AND WITH MUCH COMMENT] [HUNTER GRAY, SEPTEMBER 3 2006] -- ALSO LETTER TO SENATOR HARRY REID [NEVADA] -- WITH COMMENTS AND MUCH 2008 UPDATE [TEXAS]  HUNTER GRAY

 

DEATH PENALTY  [HUNTER GRAY   SEPTEMBER 27 2006]  WITH  ADDED COMMENTS -- AND OTHER POSTS BY HUNTER BEAR

 

PERSONAL REPORT ON A QUIET WAR [HUNTER BEAR, 11/30/06]  WITH MANY KIND COMMENTS

 

NEW!  DUEL IN THE SHADOWS:  IDAHO HARASSMENT AT POCATELLO  [HUNTER GRAY]  --  BACKGROUND AND CONTEMPORARY EVENTS --  REGULARLY UPDATED WITH CONSISTENCY

 

NEW!  HUNTER GRAY/HUNTER BEAR IN NEW WEST MAGAZINE ["KEEP FIGHTING"]  JANUARY 15 2007   UPDATED OCCASIONALLY -- WITH NEWS AND COMMENTS -- PLUS HUNTER BEAR'S REPORT TO THE FOUR DIRECTIONS [FEBRUARY 15 2007]

 

NEW!  HUNTER BEAR'S THOUGHTS AND COMMENTS: NORTHWOOD NORTH DAKOTA;  UTAH COAL DISASTER; COLD WEATHER; NATIVE DEATHS AND "LAWMEN" SINS; UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION; KCLS RADIO STATION AT FLAGSTAFF ARIZONA; LINGO; HUALAPAI SPRING AT GRAND CANYON; IMUS  [HUNTER GRAY -- 2007]

 

NEW! "THE BLOODSTAINED TRAIL"*  [HUNTER GRAY]  APRIL 18 2007  [AND GUN RIGHTS NOTES, UPDATED - NEW SPRING 2009 ADDITIONS]

 

NEW!  FREE MINDS AND FREE PEOPLE  [HUNTER GRAY/HUNTER BEAR [MAY 1  2007] -- INCLUDES "DEFEAT RACISM, DON'T CENSOR IT" BY HUNTER GRAY]  UPDATED

 

NEW!  SYCAMORE TREK:  MAY SOUND A LITTLE  FAR OUT -- BUT IT'S A PLAN  [HUNTER BEAR]  JUNE 20 2007  PLUS MANY FINE COMMENTS  -- AND A GREAT SYCAMORE COLLOQUY [JANUARY 2008]

 

NEW! THE CARROT AND THE STICK [PERSONAL WARS]  HUNTER GRAY  JULY 21, 2007  COMMENTS

 

SUNLIGHT IN OUR SMALL CORNER: FIGHTING LUPUS PREDATOR [HUNTER BEAR  AUGUST 30 2007]  WITH MANY COMMENTS -- UPDATED WITH, THINGS AND THINKING [HUNTER BEAR] SEPTEMBER 29 2007

 

NEW!  NEW THOUGHTS AND COMMENTS  [HUNTER BEAR   SEPTEMBER 2007 AND BEYOND] --  FLAGSTAFF ARIZONA AND KCLS RADIO AND NAVAJOLAND; DISCUSSION IN THE WILDS OF NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND [GODDARD COLLEGE DAYS];  ATVS AND OLD MINE SHAFTS;  PBS FILM ON THE FAMOUS BILL HAYWOOD TRIAL AT BOISE [AND A MENTION OF LARRY CRAIG;  AL MAUND [FINE SOCIAL JUSTICE WRITER, FINE SOUTHERNER]; THE EVANSES [MEDFORD AND M. STANTON] AND ARIZONA AND MISSISSIPPI.

 

NEW! OUTLAW TRAIL:  THE NATIVE AS ORGANIZER [HUNTER GRAY / HUNTER BEAR / JOHN R. SALTER, JR   FALL 2007]  WITH THE PAINTING MICMAC MAN  -- AND THE POEM, REPATRIATION  SOLILOQUY

 

NEW! AMERICAN POLITICS:  WHAT OF -- AND WHERE TO?  [HUNTER GRAY/HUNTER BEAR --  DECEMBER 9 2007;  AND THOUGHTS ON AMERICAN POLITICAL MATTERS [HUNTER BEAR  WINTER  2008] -- WITH MANY GOOD PIECES AND COMMENTS

 

NEW! WILDERNESS LIFE AND TIMES -- AND PLEASANT SURVIVAL  [HUNTER GRAY / HUNTER BEAR]  DECEMBER 20 2007 -- PLUS, "HE TRAVELS THE FASTEST . . ." [HUNTER GRAY DECEMBER 22 2007]  -- WITH COMMENTS  ALSO, SOME NORTH DAKOTA FLOOD THOUGHTS [HUNTER GRAY  MARCH 27 2009]

 

NEW! GRIZZLIES:  FROM A SOMEWHAT TRAPPED BODY -- BUT A REASONABLY FREE MIND  [HUNTER GRAY / HUNTER BEAR  JANUARY 13 2008]  WITH COMMENTS

 

NEW!  FORCES AND FACES ALONG THE ACTIVIST TRAIL [HUNTER GRAY / HUNTER BEAR -- JANUARY 25 2008 -- WITH COMMENTS AND NEW ADDITIONS; AND, A FORMATIVE EXPERIENCE WITH A MISSISSIPPI TWIST: LABOR EXPLOITATION OF A 15 YEAR OLD YOUTH [HUNTER GRAY / HUNTER BEAR  MAY 15 2008]

 

NEW!  BIRTHDAY SOLIDARITY MESSAGES  [FROM FEBRUARY 14 AND BEYOND]  -- HUNTER GRAY / HUNTER BEAR --  FEBRUARY 2008

 

NEW! WOBBLY MENTOR: C.E. "STUMPY" PAYNE [HUNTER BEAR  MARCH 1 2008 -- WITH FINE COMMENTS] PLUS, LOOKING OUT THE WINDOW: ECONOMIC CRISIS [HUNTER GRAY SEPTEMBER 30 2008]

 

NEW! LABOR, EDUCATION AND CIVIL RIGHTS [A COLLOQUY]  HUNTER GRAY/HUNTER BEAR  MARCH 25 2008

 

NEW! WINNING! SHOOTING LUPUS DEAD -- AND NOW A HIGHLY SIGNIFICANT PERSONAL MEDICAL UPDATE [HUNTER GRAY / HUNTER BEAR  LATE FEBRUARY 2009]  AND TRADITIONAL MEDICINE/WESTERN MEDICINE [HUNTER BEAR  SEPTEMBER 21 2008 -- AND FIGHTING FOR SOME VERY CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THINGS [HUNTER BEAR  FALL 2008] -- WITH COMMENTS AND UPDATES AND VARIOUS ADDITIONS]

 

NEW!  DEMOCRATS AND THE GUN CULTURE  [HUNTER GRAY / HUNTER BEAR  SEPTEMBER 12 2008]  MANY COMMENTS

 

NEW! APACHE COUNTY TRAGEDY:  THE LEAST AND THE LITTLEST  [HUNTER BEAR  NOVEMBER 10 2008]  WITH COMMENTS

 

NEW!  VALKYRIE -- AND MISSISSIPPI   [HUNTER GRAY / HUNTER BEAR]  JANUARY 3 2009

 

NEW!  ABSOLUTELY HERETICAL THOUGHTS [HUNTER GRAY / HUNTER BEAR] APRIL 16 2009 -- AND, A LETTER TO YOUNG RADICALS  [HUNTER BEAR]

 

OUR FAMILY'S  VERY OLD CONFEDERACY BELT [IROQUOIS -- ORIGINALLY FROM ONONDAGA]

 

THE INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF THE WORLD -- WOBBLY BOY -- FRANK H. LITTLE [CHEROKEE], ORGANIZER AND METAL MINER WHO WAS LYNCHED AT BUTTE BY THE COPPER TRUST

 

HG [JRS] WITH VERY OLD-TIME RED WOBBLY MEMBERSHIP BOOK 

 

INTERNATIONAL UNION OF MINE, MILL AND SMELTER WORKERS [MINE-MILL]  There is also a very large I.U.M.M.S.W. section further down.

 

COMING OF AGE INTO THE RED: A SYCAMORE MEMOIR  [HUNTER GRAY  SEPTEMBER 4, 2002] AND THEN, FRANK DOLPHIN: TRAILS IN THE GOLDEN WEST [HUNTER BEAR AUGUST 25 2007]; PLUS, SYCAMORE TREASURES [HUNTER BEAR, JULY 10 2006] COMMENTS FOLLOWING EACH PIECE

 

"YOUNG RED" OIL PAINTING OF HUNTER GRAY [John R. Salter, Jr.] THIS WAS DONE BY THE RADICAL ARTIST, FRANK DOLPHIN, WHEN I WAS IN THE EXTREMELY EARLY SPRING-TIME OF MY ACTIVIST CAREER -- AND GIVEN TO MY PARENTS IN THE EVENT I WAS KILLED.]

 

SHARPEN THAT FLINT!  AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL WRITING FOR REALITY  --  HUNTER GRAY  [HUNTERBEAR]  SEPTEMBER 7 2002

 

WHEN THE RED LEAVES FALL  [NATIVES IN THE RADICAL CULTURE OF SEATTLE ]  HUNTER GRAY  SEPTEMBER 11, 2002

 

THE WILD WEST ETHIC AND THE CRUCIBLE OF PARANOIA  Hunter Gray [Hunterbear]  January 2, 2003

 

 "ARGOSY 1957_JOHN SALTER-WILD ONES_CIGARETTE AD" [WITH NOTES -- AND FIDEL AS WELL]  HUNTER GRAY  2/5/03

 

 OUR GOOD VISITORS FROM AFAR: STEPHEN ZUNES, PEACE SCHOLAR/ACTIVIST AND OTHER FRIENDLY FOLKS. TWO POSTS.  HUNTER GRAY  [3/8/03]

 

 IN THE DARK WILDS WE HAVE MANY FRIENDS  [HUNTER GRAY  MARCH 15, 2003]  "JURY DUTY" IN IDAHO [HUNTER GRAY  APRIL 2, 2003]     AND HIGHWAY 666 -- AND MY BROTHER, LEE BENALLY [HUNTER GRAY  APRIL 18, 2003]

 

COWBOYS  [REAL ONES] AND A PERSONAL COMMENT ON BUSH -- THE SO-CALLED    [HUNTER GRAY  3/9/03]  IDAHO ACLU: 80% WASHOUT AT LEAST [HUNTER GRAY 3/11/03] COMMENTS OF MINE ON RACE AND RACIAL CLASSIFICATION [HUNTER GRAY 3/17/03]  SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT ON MARCH 19 [AS WAR BEGINS]

 

 MAY 1970:  NORTH AND SOUTH, MOUNTAINS AND DESERTS -- AND BLOOD  [HUNTER GRAY -- FORMERLY JOHN R. SALTER, JR.]  KENT STATE / JACKSON STATE / MISSISSIPPI / CHICAGO

 

TRAIL THOUGHTS IN ROUGH COUNTRY: IROQUOIS THINKING AND THE AMERICAN LEFT [HUNTER GRAY  APRIL 15 2003]

 

Lenin and Things: Random Thoughts from a Guy Who Is Up at 2 am  [Hunter Gray 11/22/03]

 

GHOSTS   [HUNTER GRAY  DECEMBER 22  2003]  UPDATE NOTES  APRIL 24 2007

Note by Hunterbear:  In just two days, this particular post has drawn a flood of  continuing praise.  Here are just a few of many indeed:

"This near-death experience by an authentic American hero--who was deeply
involved in the Mississippi civil rights movement among many other
principled stands--is so moving that I have to share it with you."

Steven F. McNichols [Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Attorney]
San Francisco, CA 94104-3503  12/21/03

great writing. xo Kass Fleisher  Author of forthcoming THE BEAR RIVER MASSACRE  [Spring 2004]    12/22/03
 

I HAVE FORWARDED THIS TO MY SONS, CALLING IT A WONDERFUL READ BY A WONDERFUL MAN WHO HAS LED A WONDERFUL LIFE. THE WHOLE THING BELONGS IN YOUR AUTOBIOGRAPHY, INCLUDING YOUR PRESENT ILLNESS, BECAUSE THAT WILL TELL READERS ABOUT YOUR CHARACTER. AND I URGE YOU ONCE AGAIN TO GET IT WRITTEN PRONTO, MAKING ARRANGEMENTS FOR YOUR WRITER AND EDITOR SONS AND WHOEVER ELSE TO FINISH THE JOB IF YOU DON’T.

BILL  [William Mandel]  Activist and author of many books -- including  SAYING NO TO  POWER.      12/21/03

Oh, John!  This is wonderful.  Even with your terrible illness, your strength shines -- blazes, really.  My warmest wishes and gratitude to you and Eldri.  Paz. Clyde   Clyde Appleton, Tucson, a close radical activist friend from the '50s.  December 27, 2003

Having been a subscriber for less than a year, I have very much regretted not having the opportunity to meet this man.  Knowing what I've learned of him through these pages inspires me to let him know that I very much appreciate his contributions and will miss him and his work when he is no longer with us.  My wishes are for his impact to influence my thought world and that of others for many seasons and for his continued strength to continue to be with us for as long as he needs to be.

Marie Jackson  SNCC discussion list  January 6, 2004

ABSOLUTELY FASCINATING!  Dale Jacobson  Poet and scholar   January 23 2004

Maybe the world is out of balance (Koyaanisqatsi?) and you're in balance.  John Salter [Beba]  2/21/05

 Thank you for all you have done and will continue to do.  The struggle continues for as long as injustice does, and as long as human life prevails upon this planet and perhaps some other planet in the future.  Our spirits are with you.

Mario Marcel Salas  2/22/05
San Antonio, Texas SNCC
 

From Tiffany: 2/21/05

Wow!  All that I can say is that I'm amazed.  i know you've probably heard
this so much that it's old, but your writing ability is incredible!  I'm
totally blind, lost my sight at two months old, have never been to Arizona,
and yet I saw the places to which you were referring.  I felt that I was
with you as you made that journey.  Then again, what else should i expect
from such an admirable figure as yourself?  [Tiffany]

 

 

WESTERN STUFF! REMINISCENCE:   WHEN THE WEST WAS WILD AND SO WERE WE  [HUNTER GRAY JANUARY 1 2005]  FOLLOWED BY FILM THOUGHTS:  "CONSPIRACY" HUNTER GRAY  1/10/05]  UPDATED WITH HERMIT MOONSHINE [HUNTER BEAR  MAY 7 2007]

 

 SPEAKING AT ETHICAL CULTURE -- AND A GREAT TRIP OF 3700 MILES IN NINE STATES OVER ELEVEN DAYS [HUNTER GRAY  MAY 10, 2003] UPDATED FEBRUARY 23  2006

 

 COMMUNITY ORGANIZING PRINCIPLES --  OR, GETTING PRACTICAL.   BASED ON MY 50 YEARS OF ORGANIZING EXPERIENCE.  [REVISED DECEMBER 25 2003]  HUNTER GRAY/JOHN R SALTER, JR PUBLISHED IN OREGON SOCIALIST  WINTER/SPRING 2004 [PLUS NEW MATERIAL 8/25/04]

 

JUST WHAT MAKES A DAMN GOOD COMMUNITY ORGANIZER?  BASED ON MY 50 YEARS OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZING    [HUNTER GRAY  [HUNTERBEAR]  12/30/03  Published in the Spring 2004 issue of Independent Politics News.  And Published in Oregon Socialist Winter/Spring 2004

 

MY COMBINED COMMUNITY ORGANIZING PIECES -- WITH MUCH NEW STUFF  HUNTER GRAY/JOHN R SALTER, JR [HUNTER BEAR]  SEPTEMBER 5 2004 -- WITH NEW INCLUSION:  THE COMMUNITY ORGANIZER AS PRACTITIONER, TEACHER, WRITER AND STUDENT [HUNTER GRAY -- FEBRUARY 19 2008]  ALL OF THIS MUCH REPRINTED -- PLUS NEW ADDITIONS -- AND MANY  NEW COMMENTS

 

MORE ON ORGANIZING  [HUNTER BEAR  JANUARY 10 2006]  UPDATED WITH, MONSTER SLAYER [HUNTER BEAR  1/29/06]

 

MAY NOT BE THE END OF THE WORLD BUT IT'S TOO COLD FOR SNAKES / IDAHO WITCH-HUNTING [HUNTER GRAY/HUNTER BEAR  JUNE 7 2005]

 

AN ORGANIZER'S TRAIL IS LIKE THE OLD WESTERN OUTLAW TRAIL  [HUNTER GRAY,  JANUARY 13 2005] FOLLOWED BY, NEW! THE SEX BOOKS OF BEAR MOUNTAIN [HUNTER GRAY, JANUARY 16 2005] AND THEN, NEBRASKA COLLOQUY 1958-59

 

SOUTHERN STUFF!  BIG DISTRESS CHALLENGES IN THE EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA NIGHT [HUNTER BEAR  APRIL 7 2005]   AND THEN, "THE DEVIL HIMSELF, COME RIDING DOWN THE DRAW"  [A MAGNOLIA TALE] HUNTER GRAY  4/10/05]

 

WORKSHOP: NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITY ORGANIZING [HUNTER GRAY]  POSTED 1/23/04

 

REDS AND CAPITALISTS, HAYWOOD AND HAMMOND AND ME  [HUNTER BEAR  1/18/04]

 

THE NEXT GREAT STEP OF THE WAY: JOHN BEECHER'S GRASSROOTS POETRY [HUNTERBEAR]  POSTED JANUARY 19 2004

 

HUNTER GRAY'S ESSAY/REVIEW OF "BIG TROUBLE" -- CENTERED ON THE FRAMEUP TRIAL OF WILLIAM D. HAYWOOD AT IDAHO  [POSTED 1/25/04]

 

WESTERN COUNTRY TALK AND DOINGS [HUNTER GRAY/HUNTER BEAR]   WINTER/SPRING/SUMMER 2004 POSTS

 

MIX OF HUNTER BEAR RECENT POSTS AND COMMENTS: NRA, GUN RIGHTS AND GUNS, COALITION ORGANIZING, PRE-COLUMBIAN MIGRATIONS, GALLUP N.M., ISOLATION AND SOCIAL LIVING   [HUNTER BEAR, 10/21/04]  UPDATE: INDIAN LAW;  HATE STUFF [HORRORS! WE ARE "DISCOVERED" ONCE AGAIN!] UPDATED: SELF DEFENSE   HUNTER BEAR  10/31/04 

 

ISSUES AND THINGS:  AS WINTER DRAWS NIGH  [HUNTER GRAY  11/23/04]  [POLITICS 2004; FT LEWIS COLLEGE RACIAL CONTROVERSY; MY KIND OF WEATHER, JACK REED, LUPUS; MEDICINE; JACKSON MOVEMENT; AND MORE]

 

DUTCH OVEN STEW:  JACKSON MOVEMENT; THOMAS AND MIMI ARE MARRIED AND OTHER  IDAHO NOTES; LUPUS;  NATIVE MATTERS -- BLM, BIA, NATIVE BURIAL PROTECTION, AND TRADITIONAL MEDIATION EFFORTS AND TRIBAL SOVEREIGNTY [HUNTER BEAR]  AUGUST 20/21  2004

 

MINE MILL: CLASS STRUGGLE --AND LABOR MOVEMENT REVIVAL THOUGHTS  [HUNTER GRAY/HUNTER BEAR: JANUARY 27 2004]  NEW!  REFLECTIONS ON [HOPEFULLY] REAL-STUFF DIXIE LABOR ORGANIZING [HUNTER GRAY/HUNTER BEAR: JANUARY 29 2004] DIXIE ORGANIZING PUBLISHED IN MAY DAY 2004 ISSUE OF THE SOCIALIST                  UPDATED 1/07/05

 

LEARNING AT HOME -- OR WHY HIGH SCHOOL ISN'T ALWAYS NECESSARY AT ALL  [HUNTER GRAY/HUNTER BEAR FEBRUARY 13  2004] TRIBALLY CONTROLLED COLLEGES AND MY VERY INTERESTING EXPERIENCES AT NAVAJO [HUNTER BEAR FEBRUARY 16 2004]

 

SPECIAL TRIBUTE PAGE FOR HUNTER BEAR -- FROM MANY,  MANY FRIENDS   [MARCH/APRIL 2004]

 

JEROME, ARIZONA [HUNTER GRAY/HUNTER BEAR MARCH 13, 2004]

 

OUR COMMUNALISTIC WILL [AND OTHER MENTIONS INCLUDING WILLIAM JAMES AND FAMILY]  HUNTER GRAY [HUNTER BEAR] UPDATED MAY 13 2006  AND UPDATED AGAIN WITH MUCH COMMENT

 

RATTLESNAKE!  [HUNTER BEAR, JUNE 7, 2004] THE SUN AND THE WIND [HUNTER BEAR,  JUNE 7, 2004]

 

PASSION PLAY AND OTHER THOUGHTFUL THINGS FROM THE DUTCH OVEN  [HUNTER BEAR  MAY 12  2004 ]

 

FROM AN IDAHO WINDOW   [HUNTER GRAY / HUNTER BEAR  4/30/04] KASS FLEISHER'S FINE NEW BOOK ON THE HIDEOUS BEAR RIVER MASSACRE OF NORTHWESTERN SHOSHONI BY US TROOPS. AND MORE.

 

KAY-OH-TAY GOOD ["LITTLE BROTHER"]  HUNTER GRAY/HUNTER BEAR   2/28/04

 

THE SNOW IS MELTING  [HUNTER GRAY/HUNTER BEAR   FEBRUARY 21, 2004]

 

MORNING MEMORIES  [HUNTER GRAY/HUNTER BEAR  FEBRUARY 17 2004]

 

ON THE RIM OF SYCAMORE CANYON:  AT OUR HUNTING CAMP [HUNTER GRAY/HUNTER BEAR   POSTED FEBRUARY 15 2004]

 

CARL GORMAN [AND THE NAVAJO CODE TALKERS] -- WITH VERY APPRECIATIVE COMMENT BY ME [HUNTER GRAY 1/18/02]

 

CARL GORMAN [Kin-yah-onny beyeh - "Son of Towering House People"]:  NAVAJO CODE TALKER PHOTO

MY FAVORABLE IMPRESSIONS OF WINDTALKERS [HUNTER GRAY 6/15/02]

 

ORGANIZING AND VOTER ED: TOUGH, TEDIOUS, AND VITAL  -- BY HUNTER GRAY [3-5-02]:   This has been published on the website of Anti-Racism Commission of DSA: Our Struggle/Nuestra Lucha

 

WORKING ORGANIZER'S SERIES:

 

WORKING ORGANIZER'S PAGE -- PHILOSOPHY, VALUES, STRATEGIES -- HUNTER GRAY [UPDATED   9/21/01]

DEJA VU -- A MOUNTAIN OF IT; MY FIERY DEBATE POST ON THE 'SIXTIES [AND THE 'FIFTIES]; DSA DISCUSSION LIST (LET'S NOT GET TOO PRECIOUS); LETTER TO DSA, CCDS, SPUSA ET AL. ON RADICAL ORGANIZING/UNITY/ACTIVISM; LEFT RADICAL "OPENNESS" AND UNITY; EXTENSIVE DISCUSSION OF CAT-CLAWING CHICAGO ORGANIZING -- I.E., GRASSROOTS UP APPROACH VS. TOP-DOWN ALINSKY STYLE.

 

 

ORGANIZER 2:  POLICE AND MOVEMENT ISSUES   HG 10/16/01--  QUANTITATIVE AND OTHER MEASURES IN GAUGING ORGANIZING SUCCESS [THE ALGONQUINS AT BENNETT'S CAMP] HG 10/14/01 --  LECTURING THE LEFT: WHO NEEDS THAT?   HG 10/10/01 --  WILD COUNTRY [CALL OF THE FAR AWAY HILLS] HG 9/29/01

 

ORGANIZER 3 

THANKS, GEORGE -   AND A PERSONAL REMINISCENCE [HUNTER GRAY  NOVEMBER 20, 2001] --

THE "WAR" AND DSA AND THE TRAIN OF HISTORY [HUNTER GRAY   NOVEMBER 18, 2001] --

REQUEST FOR E-MAIL LETTERS TO THE NORTH DAKOTA GOVERNOR  IN RE THE MURDERS OF NATIVE PEOPLE  AT GRAND FORKS  From Hunter Gray [November 6, 2001] --

THE CRISIS, NATIVE MATTERS AND OTHER THINGS  [HG 10/25/01] -- 

CRUCIBLE TIMES FOR RADICALS  [HG 10/19/01] --

 

ORGANIZER 4

PROFESSOR SAMI AL-ARIAN, TENURE, ATTACKS -- AND A PERSONAL UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA   MENTION  [HUNTER GRAY 2/22/02]

ORGANIZER'S REFLECTIONS:  SDS -- AND LOCAL ORGANIZING AND NATIONAL OFFICES AND OTHER THINGS  [HUNTER GRAY  12/03/01]

"RED BAITING"; DON'T LET IT TAKE ROOT -- AND ALWAYS FIGHT IT [HUNTER GRAY 11/22/01]

 

ORGANIZER 5 - VILE, ANONYMOUS ATTACK: MY RESPONSE [HUNTER GRAY 12/13/01] - AND A FOLLOW-UP BY MY GOOD FRIEND, LOUIS PROYECT [12/14/01]  

NOISY BREAKFAST AT ASDNET [DSA DISCUSSION, FRIENDLY AND OTHERWISE] PARTS I & II [HUNTER GRAY, 12/9/01]

 

ORGANIZER 6  LEFT UNITY AND LEFT SOLIDARITY -- AND RELIGION AND MORE [HUNTER GRAY 3/4/02]   UPDATED FEBRUARY 10, 2004

HUNGER U.S.A. [HUNTER GRAY 1/13/02]

Jack Reed, Lenin, and Radicalism -- and a Bit More

[Hunter Gray 12/26/01]

VARIOUS COMMENTS -- FOUR THINGS  [HUNTER GRAY  MID-JANUARY, 2002]

ORGANIZING AND VOTER ED: TOUGH, TEDIOUS, AND VITAL [Hunter Gray 12/21/01]

 

ORGANIZER 7: 

GARDEN OF GENOCIDE -- MID-EAST AND MISSISSIPPI ET AL. [HUNTER GRAY 4/05/02]  THOUGHTS ON REPRESSION AND QUAKERS AND F.O.R. AND MINE-MILL AND MISSISSIPPI  [ HUNTER GRAY, MARCH 24 2002]   And Bill Mandel, Claude Wright and Me -- Plus Mohawks! [Hunter Gray March 30, 2002]

 

ORGANIZER 8: THOUGHTS ON RED SCARES AND "AN INJURY TO ONE IS AN INJURY TO ALL" [HUNTER GRAY 5/11/02] FURTHER COMMENT ON RED SCARES -- [HUNTER GRAY  MAY 20, 2002]

REOPENING -- AND LEARNING FROM -- THE ROSENBERG TRAGEDY [HUNTER GRAY   4/7/02]

 

ORGANIZER 9:  RACIST PERSONAL ATTACKS IN A SOCIALIST DISCUSSION LIST -- AND MY RESPONSE [HUNTER GRAY 4/20/02]

NORMAN THOMAS AND TOUGH TIMES AND ROUGH WATERS AND VISION [HUNTER GRAY 4/24/02]      MORE ON NORMAN THOMAS [HUNTER GRAY   MAY 6, 2002]

VERY BRIEF COMMENT ON GET-RICH-QUICK FRAUD SCHEMES [HUNTER GRAY   5/01/02]

 

ORGANIZER 10:  UTOPIA AND MOVEMENT AND ORGANIZING OVER THE MOUNTAINS YONDER [HUNTER GRAY  MAY 4 2002] ---  VISIONS: QUESTIONS APROPOS OF THE INTERNATIONALE [A BRIEF DSA COLLOQUY]  HUNTER GRAY  MAY 3,  2002

 

ORGANIZER 11:  COLLOQUY: UNIONS AND THE SOUTH  [HUNTER GRAY ET AL.  MAY 8-9 2002]   A Mostly Friendly Discussion -- But Not Completely

 

ORGANIZER 12:  WRITING JUST AS I FEEL MOVED TO DO -- NOW AND  FOREVER [HUNTERBEAR  5/ 23 / 02]    A BRIEF DISCUSSIONAL NOTE [5 /20 /02] --   UNIONS AND THE SOUTH [COLLOQUY CONTINUED] HUNTER GRAY  MAY 10-11, 2002 --  [AND A NOTE ON, WHERE'S THE HUMOUR IN THE AMERICAN RADICAL MOVEMENT THESE DAYS?  BY HUNTERBEAR  5/16/02]

 

ORGANIZER 13:   FBI - DAMN FEW IF ANY REMAINING LEASHES ON IT  [HUNTER GRAY 5/30/02] "POLITICALLY CORRECT" AND DANGEROUS B.S.  [HUNTER GRAY  JUNE 5, 2002]

 

ORGANIZER 14: MEDGAR W. EVERS -- AND TODAY [6/12/02]  ADL AND FBI [UPDATED 3/02/05 WITH ON THE COLORADO SPEAKING TRAIL]-- AND MORE MISSISSIPPI STORIES   [HUNTER GRAY 6/8/02]

 

ORGANIZER 15:  THE SOUTHERN CONFERENCE EDUCATIONAL FUND [THE GOOD REALITIES] HUNTER GRAY 6/18/02   

ROLE OF CPUSA IN THE SOUTHERN CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT OF MID-CENTURY -- AND MOVEMENT HISTORY [THREE POSTS BY HUNTER GRAY]

 

ORGANIZER 16    STEREOTYPES & SURPRISES:  MORMONS, REDS, AND THE PLURALISTIC UNIVERSE [HUNTER GRAY   JUNE 14, 2002]

 

ORGANIZER 17: FEAR, SEX AND BABIES GALORE -- AND SUPERIOR WISCONSIN EXPERIENCES  [HUNTER GRAY  7/2/02/ 4/03/06]  LABOR ORGANIZING AND CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES -- AND LESSONS FROM THE   CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT ERA [HUNTER GRAY  7/01/02 ] A POSSIBLE VALEDICTORY [AND ADMITTEDLY PRESUMPTUOUS WORD] TO DSA FRIENDS AND CRITICS  [HUNTER GRAY 7/12/02]

 

ORGANIZER 18:  BLOOD OVER THE COPPER SKIES:  WE NEVER FORGET  [WOBBLIES, JEROME AND BISBEE DEPORTATIONS, FRANK  H. LITTLE'S MARTYRDOM, RED SCARES -- AND THE STRUGGLE TODAY]   HUNTER GRAY  JULY 11, 2002  UPDATED 12/02/07 --  "HOMELAND SECURITY" CONSIDERS GIVING MILITARY ARREST POWERS [HUNTER GRAY  7/21/02]

 

  ORGANIZER 19  MINE-MILL:  "POPSICLES,"  RED HUNTS, AND REALITY  [HUNTER GRAY 7/13/02] TRYING TO KILL TIME IN THE IDAHO HEAT -- WHILE THE HEAT TRIES TO KILL US  [HUNTER GRAY  7/13/02]

 

ORGANIZER 20: FACTIONALISM AND GERONIMO AND ORGANIZERS AND TODAY [HUNTER GRAY 7/31/02]   NOTE ON SOME VERY SCARY OFFICIAL U.S. TALK ABOUT RESUMING NUCLEAR TESTING [HUNTER GRAY 8/15/02]

 

ORGANIZER 21: MINING OUTFITS [HUNTER GRAY 9/15/02]   SAVE THE WORLD THINGS -- AND SOCIALIST ORGANIZING FOR SOCIALISM  [HUNTER GRAY 8/26/02]  A NOTE ON LABOR AND ORGANIZING [HUNTER GRAY 9/03/02]

 

ORGANIZER 22:  ORGANIZING THE GRASSROOTS -- OR ORGANIZING LEADERS?   [HUNTER GRAY   9/19/02] BRIEF THOUGHTS ON MULES AND TRAINS AND MORE [HUNTER GRAY  9/29/02]

 

ORGANIZER 23:  FOR AN AMERICAN SOCIALISM [HUNTER GRAY 11/13/02] AND THEN MORE [11/20/02]   GUNS  [11/01/02]

 

 ORGANIZER 24:  ILLINOIS DEATH PENALTY COMMUTATIONS:  INTERCHANGE [HUNTER GRAY 1/13/03]   SOME SOUTHERN CAMPAIGNS:  VIRGINIA, NORTH CAROLINA -- AND A NOTE ON HOWARD MELISH AND A NEW YORK CITY UNCF SPEAKING TRIP [HUNTER GRAY  11/28/02]

 

ORGANIZER 25: FUSSING ABOUT WORKERS WORLD -- VS. THE CHALLENGE OF THE REAL REALITIES [HUNTER GRAY 2/11/03]

REALLY CREATIVE RED-BAITING :  JIMMY WARD, THE MISSISSIPPI MASTER   [HUNTER GRAY  1/24/03]

 

ORGANIZER 26:   ORGANIZING AND REALITIES:  MISS ELLA  J. BAKER ET AL -- AND THE PERENNIAL CHALLENGE [HUNTER GRAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2003;  FEAR, HYSTERIA AND DUCT TAPE -- HUNTER GRAY  2/14/03;  AND MODERATOR'S SERIOUS NOTES -- HUNTER GRAY  2/19/2003]  MOUNTAIN THOUGHTS HUNTER GRAY  APRIL 20 2003]

 

ORGANIZER 27:  BIG BILL HAYWOOD -- AN APPRECIATION  [HUNTER GRAY 4/16/03] -- MIMEOGRAPHED REBELLION  [HUNTER GRAY  4/17/03]

 

ORGANIZER 28:  SOCIAL DEMOCRATS, USA:  FERRETS IN "SOCIALIST" CLOTHES  [HUNTER GRAY  5/21/03]  and GUNS:  THEIR SENSIBLE USE -- AND THE SOMETIME RIDICULE OF GUN OWNERS [HUNTER GRAY  5/21/03]

 

ORGANIZER 29:  SELF-DETERMINATION AND SELF-RELIANCE -- AND VOLUNTARISM -- FROM REFLECTIONS ON RALPH CHAPLIN, THE WOBBLIES, AND ORGANIZING IN THE SAVE THE WORLD BUSINESS -- THEN AND NOW  [JOHN R. SALTER, JR/HUNTER GRAY]   MAY 25, 2003

 

ORGANIZER 30:  WARNING:  POLICE "VOICE STRESS TESTS"  [HUNTER GRAY  5/28/03]

 

ORGANIZER'S MIX OF SOME RELATED ISSUES

 

STRANGE BIRDS: RED-BAITING AND RELATED THINGS [ROBESON, SEEGER, AND HUNTER GRAY]  HG 3/9/02  [WITH MY FOLLOW-UP COMMENT OF 3/29/02 -- "FIGHTING AND PRIORITIES"-- AND A BRIEF UP-DATE COMMENT OF MAY 19, 2002. ]

 

STRANGE BIRDS II:  MY RESPONSES TO WEIRD ATTACKS    [HUNTER GRAY  MAY 22, 2002]

 

PETRIFIED FORESTS AND CACTUS SPINES  [ASDNET/DSA-RELATED HASSLES]  HUNTERBEAR  9/23/02

 

[7/11/01]   Racism, Ethnocentrism -- and Native Tribalism     [Hunter Gray's essay published in the Summer 2001 issues of The Northwest Ethnic Voice]

 

 

RADICAL/LABOR HISTORY NOTES: WOBBLIES, METAL MINERS, SOCIALISM,
ANARCHO-SYNDICALISM, COMMUNISM [AND A NOTE ON UNITY]
   By Hunter Gray [July 2001]  UPDATED 12/26/06

 

THE OLD GUARD, YOUTH, SYNTHESIS, SOUTHERN MOVEMENT, EVENTS TODAY [By Hunter Gray, 8/1/01]

 

FLAGS 2 [10/31/01] HG

FLAGS      [9/17/01]    HG

KEEP FIGHTING [9/18/01] HG 

 

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE LEFT RADICAL COMMUNITY IN THE U.S. (AND ELSEWHERE) ON CONTEMPORARY FBI AND RELATED REPRESSION/SURVEILLANCE [7/24/01]

 

BUSH/ASHCROFT "MILITARY TRIBUNALS" II: POISONOUS SCHEMES CONTINUE [HUNTER GRAY 3/22/02] COMMENT [HUNTER GRAY NOVEMBER 10, 2001] -- AND MY "NEW OPEN LETTER TO RADICALS" [OCTOBER 17, 2001]    HUNTER GRAY

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT AND FBI "FILES":  THOUGHTS,  ATTEMPTS AND PROCEDURES [HUNTER GRAY  12/29/02]

 

MYSTICAL IMPERIALISM [MY TERM FOR THE BUSHIES] AND MY DEFENSE OF CUBA -- HUNTER GRAY  APRIL 12, 2003

 

 

BATTLE LINES AND FAMILY SUSTENANCE

 

Wobbly Art [FROM THE ONE BIG UNION MONTHLY --  HG Collection]   Three Pages

 

MORE OLD-TIME WOBBLY STUFF [HUNTER GRAY COLLECTION]  AND WITH EXTENSIVE HISTORICAL COMMENTARY BY HG

 

OUR HISTORIC WOOLWORTH SIT-IN:  JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI  --  MAY 28 '63   THE MOST VIOLENTLY ATTACKED SIT-IN OF THE 1960S.  SUBSTANTIALLY EXPANDED WITH ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AND SIGNIFICANT COMMENT. TWO PAGES.  THIS IS ONE PORTION OF A LARGE AMOUNT OF MISSISSIPPI MATERIAL LISTED THROUGHOUT OUR WEBSITE. 

 

PHOTO OF HUNTER GRAY FROM  HUGE FBI FILE  [Jackson Daily News photo taken right after bloody Jackson sit-in; one of FBI's favorite photos of me.]

 

 

A BRIEF NOTE ON MY ACADEMIC EDUCATION

 

FAMILY STUFF [revised, expanded 2/17/02]: Myself at seven with Native drum; Dad and I at my hunting camp in Sycamore Wilderness;  the vast Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Area and my trip of many days all the way through it in 1955; Dad's Native art; Mother and her family of Westerners and radicals; and a bit more.

 

NEW PHOTOS!  FAMILY WOLFSKIN ROBE [ca. 1865], RIFLE, FAMILY DRUM, STONE AXE, STETSON HAT, PIPE

 

NEW ADDITIONS [2/19/02]!  PHOTOS of My Father's Excellent  Native American Art

NEW PAGE [2/21/02]  MORE OF MY FATHER'S NATIVE AMERICAN ART

 

ANCIENT FAMILY MEMBERS: TEZCATLIPOCA AND THE TRAVELING DEITY

 

My Mother's Family [Canadian Scottish Origins, Dakota Territory, Kansas Territory,  North Idaho, Washington State etc]

 

MORE FAMILY STUFF  [John Gray:  Mohawk  Ancestral Activist/Culture Hero; Our Native Genealogy]

 

THE STORMY ADOPTION OF AN INDIAN CHILD -- MY FATHER  [ADDENDUM TO BACKGROUND NARRATIVE MATERIAL] [HUNTER GRAY/HUNTER BEAR/JOHN R SALTER, JR JUNE 11 2004] NEW MATERIAL JULY 6 AND JULY 9 2004 -- ESSAY: "MINORITY ADOPTIONS" AND NATIVE AMERICA, LAND, RESOURCES [HUNTER BEAR -- FEBRUARY 16 2008]

 

SOME NOTES ON GRAY [HG]

 

JOHN GRAY'S HISTORIC FIGHT WITH THE FIVE GRIZZLY BEARS.  SKETCH BY FATHER NICOLAS POINT, S.J., 1841    ALSO TWO NOTES BY ME -- HUNTERBEAR -- TO A FRIEND ON MY CURRENT FIREARMS AND RELATED MATTERS

 

FAMILY THINGS -- AND ALSO GOLD, NATIVES, AND DREAMS AND LEGENDS [HUNTER GRAY/HUNTER BEAR   JANUARY 12 2004]  UPDATED 4/15/05

 

PHOTOS: SOME FAMILY OF OURS OF WHOM YOU'VE HEARD  [HUNTER BEAR JANUARY 13, 2004]

 

CLOUDY GRAY: EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALL RIGHT [HUNTER GRAY, OCTOBER 2 2006 ] WITH MANY, MANY COMMENTS!  -- A VERY SPECIAL TRIBUTE INDEED -- AND, OUR GOOD WOOLY  [MARCH 28  2008] AND, SKY GRAY COMES HOME  [APRIL 28, 2008]

 

NEW!  SKY GRAY COMES HOME [APRIL 28 2008]  HUNTER GRAY / HUNTER BEAR -- WITH UPDATES, PHOTOS, COMMENTS   NEW MATERIAL NOVEMBER 22 2008

 

FRIENDS [CURRENT PHOTOS] INITIALLY POSTED 4/21/05

 

FAMILY CONTINUITY [Children & Grandchildren]

 

GRAY LANDS AND GRAY GHOSTS: THE TIME OF FLINT [HUNTER GRAY -- UPDATED FEBRUARY 6 2006] IROQUOIS ACTIVISM IN THE FAR WEST --  FAMILY -- THE CURRENT SCENE

 

KIND CORRESPONDENCE:  JOHN GRAY LAND OF LONG, LONG AGO -- AND RELATED MATTERS -- AKWESASNE [HUNTER GRAY, NOVEMBER 7  2004]

 

WEIRD THINGS HAPPENING WHERE WE ARE:  FOR THE RECORD  [HUNTER GRAY  12/10/02]

 

Vicious: A BIZARRE 1979  ALBUQUERQUE FBI EFFORT TO SMEAR ME AND ITS WEIRD RECENT RAMIFICATIONS

 

FBI WITCH HUNT    [4 DOCUMENTS - '60s]

WITCH HUNT CONTINUES    [4 MORE DOCUMENTS - '60s]

 

MAINSTREAM :  REMEMBRANCE AND APPRECIATION  -- AND RADICALS, EDITORS, AND UNITY: FRED THOMPSON, BERT COCHRAN, CHARLES HUMBOLDT  [HUNTER GRAY - EXPANDED AND UPDATED 10/29/05]   INCLUDES DISCUSSION OF SOME OF MY WRITTEN WORK -- E.G., MAINSTREAM SHORT STORY -- THE DESTROYERS -- WHICH WAS PICKED AS ONE OF THE 50 BEST IN THE UNITED STATES OF 1960 AND WIDELY REPRINTED.

 

 "THE DESTROYERS" -- THE STORY ITSELF FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME ON THE NET.  PRIZE-WINNING SHORT STORY BY JOHN R. SALTER, JR. [HUNTER GRAY] :  VIRULENT RACE HATRED IN THE CONTEXT OF A MASSIVE NORTHERN ARIZONA FOREST FIRE.  MUCH REPRINTED IN U.S. AND ABROAD.

 

RADICAL LITERATURE AND VERY CORDIAL AND FRIENDLY  DISCUSSION -- WITH AND ABOUT ALAN WALD, ABOUT AL MAUND, AND MUCH MORE [HUNTER GRAY 10/23/02 -- AND WITH A FURTHER NOTE  11/18/02; REMEMBERING AL MAUND [HUNTER GRAY  OCTOBER 29 2007]

 

A HUNK OF THE SCRAPBOOK:  MUCH MORE MISSISSIPPI

This is one very substantial portion of a large amount of Mississippi material located in several sections of our Website. It's all listed at various points in this Index.                  

 

A]  The Jackson Movement of 1962-63 was the most massive upheaval in the history of blood-dimmed Mississippi. It cracked Jackson, shook Mississippi to its deepest roots, very tangibly scattered its burning and rights-stimulating sparks across the South and the Nation -- and had very substantial international ramifications. 

I was privileged by History to be, starting in 1961, the Advisor to the Jackson Youth Council of NAACP and a member of the Board of Directors of the Mississippi State Conference of NAACP Branches. [And some of us certainly worked very closely with SNCC and CORE and SCEF.] I was a very primary organizer of the developing Jackson Movement and, as it emerged full-blown, its Strategy Committee Chair. And I was certainly very much a grass-roots participant in many of the increasingly massive demonstrations.  I was badly beaten on several occasions, jailed a number of times, and very seriously injured.

Because of its radical origins and nature and intent, and because of the negative roles of both the Kennedy Administration and, when the crucible came, most of the National Office of NAACP, the Jackson Movement has frequently been marginalized  or otherwise ignored by some -- often avowedly "liberal" -- historians and their editors and publishers.  Blatant examples are Taylor Branch, the late Willie Morris, University of Illinois Press, and certainly the University Press of Mississippi. A prime case was the very sanitized [non-radical] PBS film, Eyes On The Prize, of the 1980s.   But  some other writers and film people have been fine. 

I'm always intrigued by learning, especially at this latter-day point, of people who claim or imply Civil Rights Movement backgrounds who were never there -- or people who claim to have been beaten who weren't, or who tag themselves as major assassination targets who were not.   Fortunately, my papers -- including my organizer's reports and my massive FBI files and much much more -- are at State Historical Society of Wisconsin and Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

Very significantly, my racist enemies clubbed and otherwise injured me seriously enough to bring my name and face into many news media indeed; and Mississippi honored me with City of Jackson v. John R. Salter, Jr. et al. -- the most sweeping anti-Movement injunction of the '60s [and one which we defied.] But countless other brave souls have been ignored.

The Jackson Movement is now legend.  Its place in History is quite secure -- and this link takes you to several representative "snap-shots" of this great, epochal struggle. Reachable through this one link, there are several Mississippi pages in the foregoing general cluster. After that, the following Mississippi pages are linked individually.  In addition, other stuff relating to the Mississippi struggle is found in this website -- clearly indicated down in this Index.

Following the very bloody Jackson Movement era, I then went immediately into full-time grassroots civil rights and anti-Klan organizing in the hard-core South as the Field Organizer for the radical Southern Conference Educational Fund [SCEF] -- then headed by the excellent Jim Dombrowski at New Orleans.  Those rough-and-ready years, and my subsequent work in the militant dimension of the Southern anti-poverty movement, are well covered here -- and are clearly listed down in this Index. 

All told, we were in the South from 1961 well into 1967.

 

B] [March 3   2001] -  Medgar W. Evers:  Reflection and Appreciation     --     The long, full and extremely detailed letter by JRS/HG to a writer on September 27, 1966, a little more than three years after the 1963 murder of Medgar by the racist, Byron de la Beckwith.  The personal reflections by Hunter Gray are based directly on his very extensive working relationship with Medgar Evers during the period 1961 to Medgar's death.  

                 

C] AN IDAHO MLK DAY GATHERING -- AND MISSISSIPPI

  MEMORIES AND REFLECTIONS  [HUNTER GRAY   1/21/02]

D]  Our Children Were Born Into Struggle

 

 E JACKSON MISSISSIPPI: AN AMERICAN CHRONICLE OF STRUGGLE AND SCHISM  [MY BOOK -- FIRST-HAND ACCOUNT OF THE DRAMATIC, SANGUINARY AND LEGENDARY JACKSON MOVEMENT.  AND SOME OF THE BOOK'S MANY FINE REVIEWS AND ENDORSEMENTS -- AMONG THEM Best Sellers, Southern Exposure, Monthly Review, Journal of Southern History, Socialist Monthly Changes, Sojourners, Social Forces,  Journal of Mississippi History, Wisconsin Magazine of History, UMOJA [A Scholarly Journal of Black Studies], Explorations in Sights and Sounds, Social Development Issues, Win Magazine , AMAZON and others.  And among the reviewers and those giving individual testimonials are Jessica Mitford, James W. Silver, Anne Braden,  John Dittmer, Jay Weinstein, J.S. Himes, Gary Lowe, Frank Adams, Neil McMillen,  Clyde Appleton, Fr. Joseph Hacala S.J., Sarah Cooper, Jim Woodward, Vinton Prince  Jr., Reed Massengill, David Ranney, Alene Jones, Perk Perkins, Sam Friedman, David Fields, James Loewen and others.                

 

Note: Jackson, Mississippi is probably still available via  Robert E. Krieger Publishing Co., Malabar, Florida [my  contract with them expired several years ago] and is readily secured through ABE and other Net resources.   It's listed, of course, under my original name of John R. Salter, Jr.  

 

Fall 2002:   Our copies  of   Jackson, Mississippi -- hardback first editions and the later paperback editions -- are not for sale.  The hardback edition, as per ABE and book catalogues, is now going for $40 and $50.  Paperback edition is selling at between $12.50 and $20.00.

 

THE CLOSED SOCIETY OF MISSISSIPPI AND FREE AMERICA TODAY [HUNTER GRAY 1/23/02 ] [ PUBLISHED IN MAY / JUNE 2002 ISSUE OF AGAINST THE CURRENT ]

 

MISSISSIPPI   STORIES -- THEN AND NOW  [HUNTER GRAY MAY 25, 2002 AND UPDATED NOVEMBER 6 2007]  -- COUNCIL OF CONSERVATIVE CITIZENS [AND THE OLD CITIZENS COUNCILS] AND ERLE JOHNSTON [HUNTER GRAY 5/27/02 AND UPDATED NOVEMBER 6 2007]  THE SOUTH:  IT'S STILL ANOTHER COUNTRY [HUNTER GRAY 10/05/02]

 

CRISIS AT THE ALL-WHITE LAUNDROMAT [RESCUING BETTE ANNE POOLE FROM THE SEGS]  HUNTER GRAY  JUNE 24. 2003

 

JUNE 18:  THE LAST HOLY DAY IN THE JACKSON MOVEMENT CALENDAR [HUNTER GRAY  JUNE 13, 2003 AND UPDATED JUNE 18 2005]  ALSO "RED" POLITICS/RED BLOOD -- AND THE SIGNAL JUNE 6 ANNIVERSARY [HUNTER GRAY  JUNE 6, 2003]

 

AMERICAN RACISM  [ORGANIZER'S REFLECTIONS:  RACISM, KINDRED ILLS, GOOD MOVEMENTS AND VISION]   HUNTER GRAY  OCTOBER 15  2002 -- PUBLISHED IN THE FALL 2003 ISSUE OF THE MICHIGAN SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW -- WITH COMMENT BY SAM FRIEDMAN

 

VIEWS AND VISTAS ON THE REPARATIONS TRAIL [HUNTER GRAY DECEMBER 1 2002]  MAJOR ARTICLE Published in the January/February 2003 issue of the excellent socialist journal, Against the Current

 

 HUNTER GRAY IN THE GEM STATE [HUNTER BEAR  1/16/06] CONTEMPORARY NEWSPAPER INTERVIEW AND PHOTOS -- MY 2006 KING DAY SPEECH  -- AND MORE -- UPDATED 1/28/06

 

MISSISSIPPI CONTEMPORARY [PERSONAL] HUNTER BEAR/HUNTER GRAY/JOHN R SALTER, JR.  2/08/06

 

MOVEMENT WRITING:  SOME IDAHO THOUGHTS TO DIXIE [POLITICALLY SANITIZING WRITERS AND MOVEMENT "EXPERTS"]  HUNTER GRAY/JOHN R. SALTER, JR.   FEBRUARY 18  2006

 

MOVEMENT WRITING YET AGAIN:  THE JACKSON  MOVEMENT, KENNEDYS, TAYLOR BRANCH ET AL.  [HUNTER GRAY FEBRUARY 20  2006]  MUCH UPDATED!

 

 A MISSISSIPPI KEY-NOTE ACCOUNT FROM THE JACKSON MOVEMENT SAGA -- PLUS PHOTOS ["A YOUNG MAN BLEEDS . . ."   HUNTER BEAR  MARCH 6 2006  UPDATED APRIL 5 2006

 

HUNTER BEAR'S MOVEMENT LIFE INTERVIEW  LENGTHY AND DETAILED:  THE EQUIVALENT OF 51 TYPED SINGLE-SPACED PAGES!

 

MORE SCRAPBOOK:

MILITANT, RADICAL LABOR AND CIVIL RIGHTS

 

 COPPER STRIKE IN THE SOUTHWEST:  ITS SAD "RESOLUTION"  [THE STEEL UNION, ASARCO AND THE OLD MINE-MILL [HUNTER BEAR  NOVEMBER 16 2005  -- WITH LESSONS AND LABOR CHALLENGES THAT CRY OUT [HUNTER BEAR  POSTED 11/17/05]

 

HUNTER GRAY'S ESSAY/REVIEW OF "BIG TROUBLE" -- CENTERED ON THE FRAMEUP TRIAL OF WILLIAM D. HAYWOOD AT IDAHO  [POSTED 1/25/04]

 

[8/25/01] REFLECTIONS ON FINNS AND FINNISH-AMERICANS

AND A WORD ON THE MINE-MILL UNION AND THE TITO FACTOR AT BUTTE / ANACONDA IN
1953-1954

AND MYRON BERCIER -- AND GUS HALL

UPDATED:  2/27/05    HUNTER BEAR

 

NEW MEXICO STRUGGLES; AND THE WAR YEARS:  SOME MINE MILL AND RELATED HISTORY  [HUNTER GRAY /HUNTER BEAR   FEBRUARY 1  2004]
                   

THE MINE-MILL"CONSPIRACY" THAT WASN'T: RELENTLESS ATTACKS ON A MILITANT, DEMOCRATIC UNION  EXPANDED MARCH 2 2004.  AND WITH LINKS TO OUR OTHER MINE-MILL PIECES.

 

International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers  [Including JRS/HG's militant defense of Mine-Mill -- focusing on "Red Scare witch-hunting/anti-labor repression."]  There are two pages in this cluster.

 

FIGHT BACK!  MINE MILL VIGOROUSLY ATTACKS THE RED SCARE  [HUNTER GRAY /HUNTER BEAR  FEBRUARY 1 2004]

 

Mine-Mill: Militant Advocate for Racial Equality and Justice -- a cluster of several pages which includes:

IUMMSW Steward's Manual;  Asbury Howard; Maurice E. Travis;  "Salt of the Earth" -- and Juan Chacon;  Big JRS/HG  -  Mine-Mill Arizona Civil Rights Rally.    This whole section expanded.  The page with the Big JRS/HG - Mine-Mill Arizona Civil Rights Rally now includes, 

MINE MILL: CLASS STRUGGLE -- AND LABOR MOVEMENT REVIVAL THOUGHTS
[HUNTER GRAY/HUNTER BEAR:  JANUARY 27 2004]

 

The Southern Conference Educational Fund:  JRS/HG as Field Organizer  [Attacks by Southern Segregationists:  Media; Louisiana Un-American Activities Committee;  U.S. Senate Internal Security Sub-Committee]  This is a cluster of several pages.

 

Attacks On Hunter Gray [JRS,jr] From The U.S. Senate Internal Security Sub-Committee And Its Boss, The Arch-Racist U.S. Senator From Mississippi, James Eastland; and the SISS Research Director, Ex-Radical Turned Informer, Ben Mandel This is one part of a large amount of Mississippi material located in several sections of our Website. It's all listed at various points in this Index.                  

 

[3/20/01]   Direct FBI Collusion [J. Edgar Hoover, Cartha DeLoach et al.] with Hard-Line Segregationist and White Supremacist Congressman L.H. Fountain of Eastern North Carolina -- Against Hunter Gray [JRS, jr.]

                                

A MAJOR AND HARD-FOUGHT CAMPAIGN -- RADICAL AND MILITANT:  THE NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA BLACK-BELT PROJECT

 

The Major Multi-County Northeastern North Carolina Black-Belt Civil Rights Organizing Project [Backed by SCEF and Directed by JRS/HG; Major and Historic Northeastern N.C. Civil Rights/Anti-Poverty/Labor Organization Conference; United Klans of America.]  This is a cluster of several pages.

                           

A Sampling of Historic Photos from the Northeastern North Carolina Black-Belt Conference [Keynote Speaker: Miss Ella J. Baker] and Some Historical Discussion.  This is a cluster of several pages.

 

Handling the Klan on Easter Sunday, 1965 [Hunter Gray 1/01/02]

 

POVERTY WARS AND THE SEEDS OF LABOR UNIONISM: NORTH CAROLINA BLACK-BELT, 1966-1967 [and some FBI stuff]

 

BLACK BELT FOLLOW-UP: [Four items on this page]: Dr. Willa Cofield's [Willa Johnson] Recent Recollections and Reflections.  And Notes by Hunter Gray on Attorney Floyd McKissick of CORE.  And Clemency Letter to North Carolina Governor Re Charles Mason Alston, Jr. [Hunter Gray 1/05/02.] And Alston Death Sentence Commuted!  Hunter Gray 1/10/02.]

 

Personal Reminiscence:  North Carolina and Jesse Helms   -- HUNTER GRAY  PUBLISHED IN THE SOCIALIST  [JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2003]

 

NORTH CAROLINA! RED DAWN AND DIXIE STEW [HUNTER BEAR   6/29/05]  UPDATED JULY 5 2005

 

BLACK BELT THUNDER [NORTH CAROLINA AND THE SOUTHERN CONFERENCE EDUCATIONAL FUND]: OUR MAJOR -- AND SUCCESSFUL -- MOVEMENT IN THE BLACK-BELT COUNTIES [HUNTER GRAY/HUNTER BEAR/JOHN R SALTER JR] MARCH 9 2006

 

 

More Material From Mississippi Secret Police Files On Me  This is a cluster of several pages. This is one portion of a large amount of Mississippi material located in several sections of our Website. It's all listed at various points in this Index.                  

 

Notes On The Completely Tangled Legal Case Involving The Mississippi Sovereignty Commission Files

 

THE KENNEDYS AND THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT [HUNTER GRAY  8/20/02]

 

Chicago Organizing:  Tough, Cat-Clawing, Bloody [New Material Added [6/28/01]

 

SOCIAL JUSTICE ORGANIZING AND THE CHURCH [AND RELIGION, TRIBALISM, SOCIALISM]  -- ROCHESTER, NEW YORK -- LINKS TO THE GREAT ALGONQUIN FREEDOM STRUGGLE     [HUNTER BEAR / HUNTER GRAY] 

 

SPEAKING AS A CATHOLIC: CHURCH ISSUES AND ACTIVISM [HUNTER GRAY 4/27/02]

 

RACISM AND ITS POISONOUS KIN [CONTEMPORARY SITUATION]  HUNTER GRAY  JULY 28 2002 --  FUSSING AND FUMING ABOUT RELIGION [THINGS SEEN, UNSEEN] -- AND RADICALS, TOO [HUNTER GRAY JULY 18 2002]

 

NATIVE AMERICAN CHALLENGES

 

VARIOUS INDIAN THINGS   COMMENT ON THE BIA SITUATION AND RELATED MATTERS [HUNTER GRAY 12/29/01] 
GI BILL AND MINORITY VETS [ HUNTER GRAY 12 / 18 /01]

 

BORDER CROSSINGS [NATIVES AND OTHERS] 12/31/01 HUNTER GRAY  ---    Native Land and Other Issues [and William Salter and the Ethical Culture Society, and Briefly Me] Hunter Gray 1/01/02 -- PLUS NEW RELATED NOTES INCLUDING SPEAKING AT CHICAGO AND WRITING A NEW BOOK [4/10/03]

 

"ARTIFACTS" AND NATIVE BURIALS [AND A DIGRESSION INTO AN UNUSUAL FUR CONFERENCE EPISODE] Hunter Gray 11-22-01]  ALCOHOL AND PEYOTE AND NATIVE AMERICANS  [Hunter Gray 11/16/01]

 

NAC UNDER ATTACK: EXTREMELY DANGEROUS FEDERAL EFFORT TO INTERMEDDLE IN NATIVE RELIGION
[Hunter Gray February 10 2002]

 

NATIVE AMERICANS AND THE NEW CENTURY: TWO NEW ARTICLES FOR STRUGGLE, ORGANIZING, FIGHTING, AND VICTORY   [Hunter Gray -   SPRING 2002 ] One of these articles, NATIVE AMERICAN STRUGGLE: ONE CENTURY INTO ANOTHER has now been published in the Spring 2002 issue of DEMOCRATIC LEFT -- official journal of Democratic Socialists of America[DSA]. On April 20, 2002, Portside [the news service of Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism] published and sent it to about 4,300 recipients. The second article, "NATIVES, ISSUES, AND RADICALS, has appeared in the Spring 2002 issue of the CCDS journal DIALOGUE AND INITIATIVE as NATIVE PEOPLES AND THE LEFT.

NATIVE AMERICAN STRUGGLE has also been published [9/9/02] on the website of the Anti-Racism Commission [DSA],  Our Struggle/Nuestra Lucha   http://dsausa.org/antiracism/editorials/editorials.html

 

RIDING TO THE AID OF JENGHIZ KHAN    [HG]  [POSTED 10/7/01]

 

AND MORE PIECES OF THE NATIVE SCRAPBOOK

 

THIS IS MORE NATIVE RIGHTS SAMPLING -- MUCH OF WHICH INVOLVES THE  ACTIVISM OF HUNTER GRAY [JOHN R. SALTER, JR.]

 

NOTE:  This initial cluster involves several pages -- all of which are reachable via one link.  Simply go to it and proceed forward.

Uranium/Nuclear Issues [American Socialist (1957), Labor Notes (1980)

Peter MacDonald and  the Navajo [Dine'] Nation

NEW 2002!  Native Tribes and People, Lands and Resources -- and the Predatory Forces [And the Bingaman Indian Energy Bill Also "OLD FLAGSTAFF," AND KCLS RADIO [Hunter Gray 1/10/02]

Native American Concerns -- Including Uranium [New Perspectives  (1984) ]

 

From here onward, each page is individually linked.

The Native American Community Organizational Training Center  ---  AND THE ACTIVIST AND CREATIVE  KELLY / POWER FAMILY OF STANDING ROCK AND CHICAGO   [HUNTER GRAY, 5/27/02] -- plus A FEW THOUGHTS ON NATIVES AND PRISONS [HUNTER GRAY 1/09/02 ]

 

The Great Canadian Algonquin Migrant

Fur Workers'  Freedom Campaign

[Ontario County, New York]

 

Fighting -- Successfully -- Police Racism

At Grand Forks, North Dakota

 

Fighting Racism -- Successfully -- At

Devils Lake, North Dakota [Expanded]

 

WHEN THE RED LEAVES FALL  [NATIVES IN THE RADICAL CULTURE OF SEATTLE ]  HUNTER GRAY  SEPTEMBER 11, 2002

 

CARL GORMAN [AND THE NAVAJO CODE TALKERS] -- WITH VERY APPRECIATIVE COMMENT BY ME [HUNTER GRAY 1/18/02]

 

CARL GORMAN [Kin-yah-onny beyeh - "Son of Towering House People"]:  NAVAJO CODE TALKER PHOTO

 

THE METIS, LOUIS RIEL, THE RED RIVER, AND MUCH MORE  [HUNTER GRAY 1/30/02]

 

NATIVES, THE ENGLISH, RACISM, AND DEERFIELD [HUNTER GRAY/HUNTER BEAR]  EXPANDED  2/17/04  AND 2/17/05  -- THIS ALSO INCLUDES OWLS AND INDIANS AND RADICALS WHO ARE NEITHER, WITH VARIOUS UPDATES

 

NATIVE AMERICAN COMMISSION PAGE: [SOCIALIST PARTY USA]

NATIVE AMERICAN COMMISSION -- PAGE 2: 

NATIVE AMERICAN COMMISSION -- PAGE 3:

 

NEW:  NATIVE AMERICAN COMMISSION PAGE 4:  APPEAL  FOR MURDERED RUSSELL TURCOTTE AND THE MURDERED INDIANS AT GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA [HUNTER GRAY]  UPDATED FREQUENTLY DURING THIS PERIOD

 

NEW/ISSUES!  NATIVE AMERICAN COMMISSION PAGE 5 :  POCATELLO ANTI-RACISM COMMITTEE  [HUNTER GRAY]  FREQUENTLY UPDATED

 

 

FEDERAL BUDGETS AND INDIAN TREATIES [HUNTER GRAY 2/12/02]  IMPORTANT UPDATE, MAY 30 2002       TIGUA STRUGGLE [HUNTER GRAY 2/11/02]

 

UNIONS, NATIVES, AND TRIBAL SOVEREIGNTY [HUNTER GRAY   FEBRUARY 16 2002]  UPDATED JUNE 24 2005

 

NATIVE AMERICAN DISCUSSION STUFF: TRIBALISM, CLASS, MEXICO, SOUTHERN TRIBES, ANGLO HUNGER [HUNTER GRAY 2/24/02]  NATIVE STATISTICS [HUNTER GRAY 2/24/02]

 

DAKOTA "JUSTICE" [HUNTER GRAY 3/3/02]

 

"CHRISTIANS" WE NATIVES  DO NOT LIKE [HUNTER GRAY  3/20/02]

 

COLORADO BLOOD AND FOUR CORNERS URANIUM -- THE UTES SAY NO  [HUNTER GRAY APRIL 2, 2002] ANTHROPOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGISTS -- AND INDIANS -- AND AN ATTACHED ARTICLE ON AN AMAZON SITUATION [HUNTER GRAY  MARCH 31 2002]

 

NATIVES, FIRE, AND EQUALITY  [HUNTER GRAY   APRIL 11, 2002]  NATIVES, WHALES, INDIAN POLITICS -- A DISCUSSION [HUNTER GRAY   APRIL 16, 2002]

 

ARTISTS AND INDIANS, ART TOWNS AND MEXICO [HUNTER GRAY 4/13/02]

 

HUNTING AND NATIVES, THANKING AND HONORING [HUNTER GRAY APRIL 18 2002]

 

NAVAJO WITCHCRAFT AND THE SKINWALKERS -- AND A DUBIOUS FILM [HUNTER GRAY 4/29/02] AND NOW MY VERY CRITICAL MINI-REVIEW OF THE SKINWALKERS  FILM ITSELF [HUNTER GRAY 11/25/02]  

 

SKINWALKERS II [BAD MEDICINE -- AND GOOD] HUNTER GRAY 11/26/02 -- AND A NOTE ON TONY HILLERMAN AND WRITING ON INDIANS [HUNTER GRAY 11/27/02]  MORE [HUNTER GRAY 5/15/03]

 

LOST ADAMS DIGGINGS, NATIVE AMERICANS, AND DREAMS AND LEGENDS [HUNTER GRAY]  GOLD!  EXPANDED APRIL 12, 2003 AND UPDATED 4/15/05

 

STRAWBERRIES, THE IROQUOIS, AND MY STRAWBERRY SOCIALISM [HUNTER GRAY  5/28/02] MULTICULTURAL MATTERS [HUNTER  GRAY  6/28/02]

 

VITALITY, BI-CULTURALISM, SURVIVAL AND ENHANCEMENT: NATIVE AMERICANS NOW [AND A NOTE OR TWO ON THE RUSSELL MEANS SPEECH]  HUNTER GRAY JUNE 2, 2002 [WITH UPDATES -- INCLUDING 2/12/05 AND 8/24/05]

 

THOUGHTS ON THE KENNEWICK MAN CONTROVERSY [HUNTER GRAY JULY 16 2002 --    AND  AUGUST 31  2002 UPDATE ]

 

TURTLE MOUNTAIN CHIPPEWA NATION: TURMOIL AND CAUSAL FACTORS -- AND A MENTION OF SOCIALIST DEMOCRACY  [HUNTER GRAY  AUGUST 17, 2002]

 

HUNTING DEER WITH NED HATATHLI  IN THE CINDER HILLS OF NORTHERN ARIZONA -- AND OUR ANASAZI CONCERNS [HUNTER GRAY  1/27/03]  ON NAMES AND NAMING: AND REMEMBERING MARTIN MANY WOUNDS  [HUNTER GRAY 1/28/03] UPDATED 2/09/05

 

NEW! LUMBEE INDIANS OF NORTH CAROLINA SEEK FEDERAL RECOGNITION, SOCIAL JUSTICE [HUNTER GRAY  APRIL 12 2005.  A slightly older post on a continuing issue, expanded. [Updated Spring 2009].

 

NATIVE ISSUES AND OTHER MATTERS: RECOGNITION, GOVERNANCE, FEDERAL INDIAN LAW,  UNITY -- AND MUCH MORE  [HUNTER GRAY  MARCH 14, 2003]

 

LLOYD OMDAHL OF NORTH DAKOTA:  A MAN OF GREAT AND STRIKING IGNORANCE [OR, HORATIO ALGER OF THE DAKOTA PLAINS  [HUNTER GRAY  APRIL 1, 2003]  NATIVE AMERICAN ISSUES

 

 WARBONNET:  A FEW NOTES ON INDIAN DRINKING -- AND A HIDEOUS/FASCINATING CHICAGO DRINKING ARENA [HUNTER GRAY / HUNTER BEAR  1/26/04]   NEW!  OKIE STOMP DANCE: SOUTHERN INDIANS, OKLAHOMA, FLAGSTAFF  [HUNTER GRAY  JULY 10, 2003 ]

 

LUPUS AND NATIVES, NATIVES AND HUNTING  [HUNTER GRAY  JANUARY 3, 2004]  UPDATED 2/23/05

 

GRAY LANDS AND GRAY GHOSTS: THE TIME OF FLINT [HUNTER GRAY]  JOHN GRAY [HATCHIORAUQUASHA]  AND FAMILY --- UPDATED 02/06/06

 

LEARNING AT HOME -- OR WHY HIGH SCHOOL ISN'T ALWAYS NECESSARY AT ALL  [HUNTER GRAY/HUNTER BEAR FEBRUARY 13  2004] TRIBALLY CONTROLLED COLLEGES AND MY VERY INTERESTING EXPERIENCES AT NAVAJO [HUNTER BEAR FEBRUARY 16 2004]

 

HOW EACH SIDE SEES THE OTHER SIDE:  NATIVE VIEWS AND ANGLO BUSINESS VIEWS  [HUNTER BEAR]  AUGUST 27  2004

 

LUPUS:  PREDATOR WITH BROAD TASTES AND MINORITY PREFERENCES [HUNTER GRAY, 1/18/05] AND A GOOD DAY WITH BLM AND USFS/MY WELL RECEIVED TALK  [HUNTER GRAY, 1/24/05] UPDATED  

 

NEW! 2005 ELDER RECOGNITION AWARD [HUNTER GRAY,  5/2/05] AND WITH MANY COMMENTS --SPEAKING TO THE DEMOCRATS AT IDAHO FALLS  [HUNTER BEAR,  5/08/05] -JOHN SALTER'S LETTER TO CLARION-LEDGER 7/25/05 -- MICMAC MAN IN NATIONAL MUSEUM FILM FOOTAGE -- AND MORE -- [THIS PAGE UPDATED 9/19/05]

 

NATIVE LIFE, NATIVE TIMES, NATIVE SURVIVAL  [HUNTER BEAR   12/22/05] UPDATED WITH MY KPFA RADIO INTERVIEW ON NATIVE AMERICAN CHALLENGES, AND THUNDERHEART, AND MORE

 

ORGANIZER 20: FACTIONALISM AND GERONIMO AND ORGANIZERS AND TODAY [HUNTER GRAY 7/31/02 -WITH AN ADDED NOTE 2/27/06]

 

A CHILD'S VIEW OF URBAN INDIAN LIFE [MARIA AT CHICAGO IN THE '70S]  HUNTER BEAR   JUNE 6 2006

 

SEDONA, FOREST FIRES, AND RABBIT EARS [HUNTER BEAR]  JUNE 20 2006 -- ELLIOTT RICEHILL: BROTHER, UNCLE, WARRIOR  [HUNTER BEAR] JUNE 22 2006

 

BRIAN RICE'S FINE BOOK:  SEEING THE WORLD WITH ABORIGINAL EYES:  A FOUR DIRECTIONAL PERSPECTIVE ON HUMAN AND NON-HUMAN VALUES, CULTURES, AND RELATIONSHIPS ON TURTLE ISLAND [A REVIEW BY HUNTER GRAY] JULY 7 2006 [WITH COMMENTS -- AND DALE JACOBSON'S FINE POETRY [REVIEWED BY HUNTER GRAY] OCTOBER 28 2008]

 

SAGE BRUSH AND NATION:  SOME CONTEMPORARY ISSUES [HUNTER GRAY  AUGUST 15 2006] AND NOTES ON A FIRST RATE DOCUMENTARY: WATERBUSTER [HUNTER GRAY  SEPTEMBER 5 2006]

 

NEW! BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE, HBO]: FILM REVIEW BY HUNTER BEAR [MAY 28 2007] -- AND NOTES ON ANTHROS AND OTHER THINGS [HUNTER BEAR [MAY 28 2007]

 

NEW! OUTLAW TRAIL:  THE NATIVE AS ORGANIZER [HUNTER GRAY / HUNTER BEAR / JOHN R. SALTER, JR   FALL 2007]  WITH THE PAINTING MICMAC MAN  -- AND THE POEM, REPATRIATION  SOLILOQUY

 

DEFEAT RACISM; DON'T CENSOR IT [Fighting Racism on Campus]

 

VARIOUS LINKS -- REACHABLE THROUGH THIS SINGLE LINK:   

 JRS/HG Oral Histories -- Woolworth Sit-In at Jackson, Mississippi

Solidarity; Socialist Party USA; Anti-Racism Commission [DSA];  Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism; National Writers Union/UAW Local 1981/AFL-CIO; United Association for Labor Education.   NOTE:  The foregoing organizations are affiliations of mine and strong commitments. I endorse them vigorously.

Against The Current  [a really solid, high quality socialist magazine] This is an individual, direct link.

Race Watch [Z-Net ]   Full!  This is an individual, direct link.


CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT VETERANS [GREAT SITE!]  This is an individual, direct link.

 

THE AMERICAN SOCIALIST  IS NOW ON-LINE!

[January 14, 2002]  

If you go to:
http://www.marxists.org/history/etol/newspape/amersocialist/index.htm, you
will find the home page for the American Socialist/Socialist Union. This
consists of dozens of articles from the magazine edited by Bert Cochran and
Harry Braverman from 1954 to 1959, most of which appeared on Marxmail last
year. Among the contributors are W.E.B. Dubois, Harvey Swados, Joseph
Starobin, Isaac Deutscher and John Salter Jr., who is known nowadays as
Hunter Gray. You will also find commentary on the Cochranites written by
Michael Livingston who argues that Harry Braverman retained a Trotskyist
outlook even after leaving the SWP, myself and others. Highly recommended.

Louis Proyect
Marxism mailing list: http://www.marxmail.org

 

THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR PSYCHICAL RESEARCH [ASPR] :  Because of certain consistent experiences that I've had from very early childhood on, I have been affiliated with ASPR for almost 40 years.  This scientific organization -- closely related to the British Society for Psychical Research -- was founded in the United States in 1885 by, among others, Professor William James and William Mackintire Salter -- and vigorously led in later years by such well established figures as Professor Gardner Murphy.  The ASPR conducts orderly and scientific studies of parapsychological phenomena: among them, clairvoyance, telekinesis [psychokinesis], telepathy, precognition, survival.  http://www.aspr.com/    This is an individual, direct link.
       _________________________

 

ARROWS IN THE WIND

 

DEVELOPING ISSUES:

        "Civil Rights and Self-Defense" by JRS/HG in the July/August 1988 issue of the excellent socialist magazine, Against the Current.   This is a strong  and detailed statement on behalf of principled and sensible armed self-defense in social justice community organizing.   It is based on my [ Hunter Gray's ] own experiences drawn from the organizing arenas of radical labor and civil rights.  The article has been widely reprinted into contemporary times. In addition, I have written considerable other material on this matter over a forty year period and continue to do so.  One of many earlier examples was a famous letter of mine -- "An Open Letter To The National Council To Control Handguns From A Civil Rights Activist" -- which was published as a full-page ad in The New Republic [November 19, 1977.]

       

       

VERY GOOD WORDS THAT I APPRECIATE [University of North Dakota; Mississippi; Grand Forks N.D.]

     

 

  JRS/HG Review/Essay of Mine Mill:  The History of the International   Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers in Canada -- Since 1895  [Mike Solski and John Smaller]

 

Hunter Gray's review/essay of Big Trouble:  A Murder In A Small Western Town Sets Off A Struggle For The Soul Of America [J. Anthony Lukas]

    

Ralph H. Chaplin [1887 -1961]  Bio-Sketch By JRS/HG  [Industrial Workers of the World]   

 

 

A.S. "Sam"   Embree  [1877 - 1957]  Bio-Sketch By JRS/HG [Industrial Workers of the World and International Union of Mine, Mill & Smelter Workers]

 

CONTINUED REFLECTIONS ON HATE GROUPS AND OTHER SICKNESSES  [UP-DATE November 15, 2001] 

 

INTERLUDE:  THE WILD WILD WOBBLIES -- AND MY GREAT PERSONAL APPRECIATION AND RESPECT

Interlude is two pages.

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Note:  This site is constantly being up-dated and streamlined.  In addition, we experiment with such things as font size, colours, and other technical facets.  The complicated tech matters are handled primarily by my oldest daughter, Maria H. Salter [Maria Gray] -- with on-going assistance by my oldest grandson, Thomas Gray Salter, and with frequent help by my youngest daughter, Josie Heath Salter.   These able souls, with Maria's youngest, Samantha, live here at Pocatello, Idaho with Eldri and myself. From some distance, critical suggestions are made by my oldest son, John R. Salter, and my youngest son, Peter Gray Salter.  Eldri and I stand in awe of the foregoing -- truly priests in the new and mysterious Faith of Cyberspace.      

Again, if you have questions or comments, feel free to write us at hunterbadbear@earthlink.net   I respond very promptly.

                                                                 -- Hunter Bear

 

                                                                      

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