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Many of the great figures in Native American culture and activism appeared on Studs Terkel’s radio show, from writers such as Louise Erdrich, N. Scott Momaday, and Simon Ortiz, to musicians such as Buffy Sainte-Marie, to activists and scholars like Roger Buffalohead and Vine Deloria. During decades when mainstream American culture was still inclined to peddle in stereotypes and simplified history, Terkel’s radio show was a space for exceptionally forward-thinking conversations about the role of Native Americans in society.