The Archaeology of Southeastern Native American Landscapes of the Colonial Era by Charles R. Cobb
Call Number: E78.S65 C63 2019
Publication Date: 2019-11-04
Native American populations both accommodated and resisted the encroachment of European powers in southeastern North America from the arrival of Spaniards in the sixteenth century to the first decades of the American republic. Tracing changes to the region's natural, cultural, social, and political environments, Charles Cobb provides an unprecedented survey of the landscape histories of Indigenous groups across this critically important area and time period. Cobb explores how Native Americans responded to the hardships of epidemic diseases, chronic warfare, and enslavement. Some groups developed new modes of migration and travel to escape conflict while others built new alliances to create safety in numbers. Cultural maps were redrawn as Native communities evolved into the groups known today as the Cherokee, Choctaw, Creek, Chickasaw, Catawba, and Seminole peoples. Cobb connects the formation of these coalitions to events in the wider Atlantic World, including the rise of plantation slavery, the growth of the deerskin trade, the birth of the consumer revolution, and the emergence of capitalism. Using archaeological data, historical documents, and ethnohistorical accounts, Cobb argues that Native inhabitants of the Southeast successfully navigated the challenges of this era, reevaluating long-standing assumptions that their cultures collapsed under the impact of colonialism. A volume in the series the American Experience in Archaeological Perspective, edited by Michael S. Nassaney
Read Aloud Handbook for Native American Children by Lauren Waukau-Villagomez; Samantha J. Villagomez
Call Number: E97 .W28 2019
Publication Date: 2019-06-01
This book is essential for teachers of reading and Native American Children to improve the reading scores of Native children. The book promotes the use of read alouds with Native American children in order to develop oral language, vocabulary and background knowledge. In addition, American Indian English and Standard English are discussed as issues for Native American Children. The importance of code-switching and bilingualism are examined so teacher have a better understanding of their students' worldviews. This will lead to a respect for the children's culture and subjugated knowledge. The book includes an annotated bibliography of books to use as read alouds. Many books have been field tested at Menominee Tribal School on school children in grades K-8. The books include some classic award-winning books and Native American books. The books were chosen for their use of Standard English. The Menominee Reservation is a focus of the book.
Recovering Native American Writings in the Boarding School Press by Jacqueline Emery (Editor)
Call Number: PS508.I5
Publication Date: 2017-12-01
2018 Outstanding Academic Title, selected by Choice Recovering Native American Writings in the Boarding School Press is the first comprehensive collection of writings by students and well-known Native American authors who published in boarding school newspapers during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Students used their acquired literacy in English along with more concrete tools that the boarding schools made available, such as printing technology, to create identities for themselves as editors and writers. In these roles they sought to challenge Native American stereotypes and share issues of importance to their communities. Writings by Gertrude Bonnin (Zitkala-Sa), Charles Eastman, and Luther Standing Bear are paired with the works of lesser-known writers to reveal parallels and points of contrast between students and generations. Drawing works primarily from the Carlisle Indian Industrial School (Pennsylvania), the Hampton Institute (Virginia), and the Seneca Indian School (Oklahoma), Jacqueline Emery illustrates how the boarding school presses were used for numerous and competing purposes. While some student writings appear to reflect the assimilationist agenda, others provide more critical perspectives on the schools' agendas and the dominant culture. This collection of Native-authored letters, editorials, essays, short fiction, and retold tales published in boarding school newspapers illuminates the boarding school legacy and how it has shaped, and continues to shape, Native American literary production.
Native American myths and legends by Arcturus Publishing
Call Number: E98.F6 N3827 2017
Publication Date: 2017
This book is a beautiful collection of the fascinating stories told by the indigenous peoples across the continent of North America. The exciting adventures of trickster figures like Glooscap, Raven and Coyote are combined here with classic legends of creation. These legends span the width of the continent with tales from the Ojibwa of the Great Lakes region to the Inuits of Alaska. Together, these carefully chosen tales show the sheer diversity of the First Nations of Canada and the United States but for all their differences, certain common themes weave through all the tribes'tales.
Continuity and Change in the Native American Village by Robert A. Cook
Call Number: E99.F67 C658 2017eb
Publication Date: 2017-10-20
Two common questions asked in archaeological investigations are: where did a particular culture come from, and which living cultures is it related to? In this book, Robert A. Cook brings a theoretically and methodologically holistic perspective to his study on the origins and continuity of Native American villages in the North American Midcontinent. He shows that to affiliate archaeological remains with descendant communities fully we need to unaffiliate some of our well-established archaeological constructs. Cook demonstrates how and why Native American villages formed and responded to events such as migration, environment and agricultural developments. He focuses on the big picture of cultural relatedness over broad regions and the amount of social detail that can be gleaned from archaeological and biological data, as well as oral histories.
The Military Conquest of the Prairie by Tore T. Petersen
Call Number: E83.866
Publication Date: 2016-06-10
The Military Conquest of the Prairie is a study on the final wars on the prairie from the Native American perspective. When the reservation system took hold about one-third of tribes stayed permanently there, one-third during the harsh winter months, and the last third remained on what the government termed unceded territory, which Native Americans had the right to occupy by treaty. For the Federal government it was completely unacceptable that some Indians refused to submit to its authority. Both the Red River war (1874-75) in the south and the great Sioux war (1876-77 ) in the north were the direct result of Federal violation of treaties and agreements. At issue was the one-sided violence against free roaming tribes that were trying to maintain their old way of life, at the heart of which was avoidance on intermingling with white men. Contrary to the expectations of the government, and indeed to most historical accounts, the Native Americans were winning on the battlefields with clear conceptions of strategy and tactics. They only laid down their arms when their reservation was secured on their homeland, thus providing their preferred living space and enabling them to continue their way of life in security. But white man perfidy and governmental double-cross were the order of the day. The Federal government found it intolerable that what it termed 'savages' should be able to determine their own future. Vicious attacks were initiated in order to stamp out tribalism, resulting in driving the US aboriginal population almost to extinction. Analysis of these events is discussed in light of the passing of the Dawes Act in 1887 that provided for breaking up the reservations to the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 that gave a semblance of justice to Native Americans.
The Phonetics and Phonology of Laryngeal Features in Native American Languages by Heriberto Avelino (Editor); Matt Coler (Editor); Leo Wetzels (Editor)
Call Number: PM115 .P56 2016
Publication Date: 2015-12-18
This book presents unique insights into laryngeal features, one of the most intriguing topics of contemporary phonetics and phonology. It investigates in detail properties such as tone, non-modal phonation, non-pulmonic production mechanisms (as in ejectives or implosives), stress, and prosody. What makes American indigenous languages special is that many of these properties co-exist in the phonologies of languages spoken on the continent. Taking diverse theoretical perspectives, the contributions span a range of American languages, illustrating how the phonetics and phonology of laryngeal features provides insight into how potential articulatory and aero-acoustic conflicts are resolved, which contrastive laryngeal features can co-occur in a given language, which features pattern together in phonological processes and how they evolve over time. This contribution provides the most recent research on laryngeal features with an array of studies to expand and enrich the fascinating field of phonetics and phonology of the languages of the Americas.
Advancing Health Equity for Native American Youth by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Health and Medicine Division; Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice; Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities; Steve Olson (Editor); Karen M. Anderson (Editor)
Call Number: E98.Y68 A53 2016
Publication Date: 2016-06-22
More than 2 million Americans below age 24 self-identify as being of American Indian or Alaska Native descent. Many of the serious behavioral, emotional, and physical health concerns facing young people today are especially prevalent with Native youth (e.g., depression, violence, and substance abuse). Adolescent Native Americans have death rates two to five times the rate of whites in the same age group because of higher levels of suicide and a variety of risky behaviors (e.g., drug and alcohol use, inconsistent school attendance). Violence, including intentional injuries, homicide, and suicide, accounts for three-quarters of deaths for Native American youth ages 12 to 20. Suicide is the second leading cause of death?and 2.5 times the national rate?for Native youth ages 15 to 24. Arrayed against these health problems are vital cultural strengths on which Native Americans can draw. At a workshop held in 2012, by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, presenters described many of these strengths, including community traditions and beliefs, social support networks, close-knit families, and individual resilience. In May 2014, the Academies held a follow-up workshop titled Advancing Health Equity for Native American Youth. Participants discussed issues related to (1) the visibility of racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care as a national problem, (2) the development of programs and strategies by and for Native and Indigenous communities to reduce disparities and build resilience, and (3) the emergence of supporting Native expertise and leadership. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.
Native American Nationalism and Nation Re-Building by Simone Poliandri (Editor)
Call Number: E93 .N284 2016eb
Publication Date: 2016-05-01
Presents an interdisciplinary analysis of the recent developments of Native American nationalism and nationhood in the United States and Canada.
Native American Whalemen and the World by Nancy Shoemaker
Call Number: E78.N5 S48 2015
Publication Date: 2015-04-27
In the nineteenth century, nearly all Native American men living along the southern New England coast made their living traveling the world's oceans on whaleships. Many were career whalemen, spending twenty years or more at sea. Their labor invigorated economically depressed reservations with vital income and led to complex and surprising connections with other Indigenous peoples, from the islands of the Pacific to the Arctic Ocean. At home, aboard ship, or around the world, Native American seafarers found themselves in a variety of situations, each with distinct racial expectations about who was "Indian" and how "Indians" behaved. Treated by their white neighbors as degraded dependents incapable of taking care of themselves, Native New Englanders nevertheless rose to positions of command at sea. They thereby complicated myths of exploration and expansion that depicted cultural encounters as the meeting of two peoples, whites and Indians. Highlighting the shifting racial ideologies that shaped the lives of these whalemen, Nancy Shoemaker shows how the category of "Indian" was as fluid as the whalemen were mobile.
Native American Veterans' Access to Health Care by Lorrie Hobbs
Call Number: RA448.5.I5 N378 2014eb
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Indian Health Service (IHS) have developed mechanisms to implement and monitor their memorandum of understanding (MOU); however, the performance metrics developed to assess its implementation do not adequately measure progress made toward its goals. VA and IHS have defined common goals for implementing the MOU and developed strategies to achieve them. Native Americans who have served in the military may be eligible for health care services from both VA and IHS. This book examines the extent to which the agencies have established mechanisms through which the MOU can be implemented and monitored; and key challenges the agencies face in implementing the MOU and the progress made in overcoming them.
Linguistic Ideologies of Native American Language Revitalization by David Leedom Shaul
Call Number: PM108 .S53 2014
Publication Date: 2014-03-31
The concept of this volumenbsp;is that the paradigm of European national languages (official orthography; language standardization; full use of language in most everyday contexts) is imposed in cookie-cutter fashion on most language revitalization efforts of Native American languages.nbsp; While this model fits the sovereign status of many Native American groups, it does not meet the linguistic ideology of Native American communities, and creates projects and products that do not engage the communities which they are intended to serve.nbsp; The concern over heritage language loss has generated since 1990 enormous activity that is supposed to restore full private and public function of heritage languages in Native American speech communities.nbsp;The thinking goes:nbsp;nbsp;if you donbsp;what the volumenbsp;terms the "Lost Language Ghost Dance," your heritage language will flourish once more. Yet the heritage language only flourishes on paper, and not in any meaningful way for the community it is trying to help. nbsp; Instead, this volume proposes a model of Native American language revitalization that is different from the national/official language model, one that respects and incorporates language variation, and entertains variable outcomes.nbsp; This is because it is based on Native American linguistic ideologies.nbsp; This volume argues thatnbsp;the cookie-cutter application of the official language ideology is unethical because it undermines the intent of language revitalization itself:nbsp; the continued daily, meaningful use of a heritage language in its speech community.nbsp;
The Native American Identity in Sports by Frank A. Salamone
Call Number: E98.G2 N37 2013
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
On October 15, 1964 Billy Mills became the only American to win an Olympic Gold Medal for the 10,000 meters. It was but one notable triumph in sports by a Native American. Yet, unlike Mills's achievement, most significant contributions from Native Americans have gone unheralded. From individual athletes, teams, and events, it is clear that the "Vanishing Americans" are not vanishing--but they are sadly overlooked. The Native American Identity in Sports: Creating and Preserving a Culture not only includes, but goes beyond the great achievements of Billy Mills to note numerous other instances of Native American accomplishment and impact on sports. This collection of essays examines how sport has contributed to shaping and expressing Native American identity--from the attempt of the old Indian Schools to "Americanize" Native Americans through sport to the "Indian mascot" controversy and what it says about the broader public view of Native Americans. Additional essays explore the contemporary use of the traditional sport Toka to combat obesity in some Native American communities, the Seminoles' commercialization of alligator wrestling--a "Native" sport that was, in fact, only developed as a sport due to interest from tourists--and much more. The contributions to this volume not only tell the story of Native Americans' participation in the world of sports, but also how Native Americans have changed and enriched the sports world in the process. For anyone interested in the deep effect sport has on culture, The Native American Identity in Sports is an indispensable read.
Native American in the Land of the Shogun by Frederik L. Schodt
Call Number: F853 .S38 2013
Publication Date: 2013-06-15
How Japan, after 250 years of self--imposed isolation, began the process of modernization is in part the story of Ranald MacDonald. In 1848 this half-Scot, half-Chinook adventurer from the Pacific Northwest landed on an island off Hokkaido. Although promptly arrested and imprisoned for seven months in Nagasaki, the intelligent, well-educated MacDonald fascinated the Japanese and became one of their first teachers of English and Western ways. Based on primary research in Japan and North America, this book chronicles the events leading to MacDonald’s journey and his later struggle to obtain recognition at home. Frederik L. Schodt has written extensively on Japan, including America and the Four Japans and Inside the Robot Kingdom. Fluent in spoken and written Japanese, he lives in San Francisco. In 2009 he was received the The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette for his contribution to the introduction and promotion of Japanese contemporary popular culture. "Schodt's account of MacDonald's life and his eventual journey to Japan is depicted with the accuracy of a trained academic and the excitement of a skillful novelist." --Kyoto Journal
The Extraordinary Book of Native American Lists by Arlene B. Hirschfelder; Paulette Fairbanks Molin
Call Number: E77 .H586 2012eb
Publication Date: 2012-01-01
While Native Americans are perhaps the most studied people in our society, they too often remain the least understood and visible. Fictions and stereotypes predominate, obscuring substantive and fascinating facts about Native societies. The Extraordinary Book of Native American Lists works to remedy this problem by compiling fun, unique, and significant facts about Native groups into one volume, complete with references to additional online and print resources. In this volume, readers can learn about Native figures from a diverse range of cultures and professions, including award-winning athletes, authors, filmmakers, musicians, and environmentalists. Readers are introduced to Native U.S. senators, Medal of Freedom winners, Medal of Honor recipients, Major League baseball players, and U.S. Olympians, as well as a U.S. vice president, a NASA astronaut, a National Book Award recipient, and a Pulitzer Prize winner. Other categories found in this book are: History Stereotypes and Myths Tribal Government Federal-Tribal Relations State-Tribal Relations Native Lands and Environmental Issues Health Religion Economic Development Military Service and War Education Native Languages Science and Technology Food Visual Arts Literary and Performing Arts Film Music and Dance Print, Radio, and Television Sports and Games Exhibitions, Pageants, and Shows Alaska Natives Native Hawaiians Urban Indians Including further fascinating facts, this wonderful resource will be a great addition not only to tribal libraries but to public and academic libraries, individuals, and scholars as well.
Reading Native American Literature by Joseph L. Coulombe
Publication Date: 2011-03-17
Native American literature explores divides between public and private cultures, ethnicities and experience. In this volume, Joseph Coulombe argues that Native American writers use diverse narrative strategies to engage with readers and are 'writing for connection' with both Native and non-Native audiences. Beginning with a historical overview of Native American literature, this book presents focused readings of key texts including: * N. Scott Momaday's House Made of Dawn * Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony * Gerald Vizenor's Bearheart * James Welch's Fool's Crow * Sherman Alexie's The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven * Linda Hogan's Power. Suggesting new ways towards a sensitive engagement with tribal cultures, this book provides not only a comprehensive introduction to Native American literature but also a critical framework through which it may be read.
Native American Legends of the Southeast by George E. Lankford
Call Number: E78.S65 .L386 2011eb
Publication Date: 2011-04-30
The study of legends has long been a critical component of cultural anthropological analysis. In Native American Legends of the Southeast, George E. Lankford has compiled and analyzed a collection of unique and rare legends that will continue to appeal to scholars and students of Native American culture and the study of legends in general.
Native American Freemasonry by Joy Porter
Call Number: E75.P67 2011
Publication Date: 2011-11-01
Freemasonry has played a significant role in the history of Native Americans since the colonial era--a role whose extent and meaning are fully explored for the first time in this book. The overarching concern of Native American Freemasonry is with how Masonry met specific social and personal needs of Native Americans, a theme developed across three periods: the revolutionary era, the last third of the nineteenth century, and the years following the First World War. Joy Porter positions Freemasonry within its historical context, examining its social and political impact as a transatlantic phenomenon at the heart of the colonizing process. She then explores its meaning for many key Native leaders, for ethnic groups that sought to make connections through it, and for the bulk of its American membership--the white Anglo-Saxon Protestant middle class. Through research gleaned from archives in New York, Philadelphia, Oklahoma, California, and London, Porter shows how Freemasonry's performance of ritual provided an accessible point of entry to Native Americans and how over time, Freemasonry became a significant avenue for the exchange and co-creation of cultural forms by Indians and non-Indians.
Native American Writers by Harold Bloom
Native Americans have produced some of the most powerful and lyrical literature ever written in North America. This volume examines some of the finest Native American writers, including Joy Harjo, Louise Erdrich, James Welch, Sherman Alexie, N. Scott Momaday, Samsom Occom, Zitkala-aa, and Leslie Marmon Silko. Yale literature professor Harold Bloom introduces this new edition, which also features a bibliography, a chronology, and an index for easy reference. This title in the Bloom's Modern Critical Views series presents a well-rounded critical portrait of an influential group of writers by examining their body of work through eight to 12 full-length essays.
Reflections on Blaxploitation by David Walker; Andrew J. Rausch; Christopher Watson
Publication Date: 2009-06-16
Sports mascots have been a tradition for decades. Along with the usual lions and tigers, many schools are represented by Native American images. Once considered a benign practice, numerous studies have proved just the opposite: that the use of Native American mascots in educational institutions has perpetuated a shameful history of racial insensitivity. The Native American Mascot Controversy provides an overview of the issues that have been associated with this topic for the past 40 years. The book provides a comprehensive and critical account of the issues surrounding the controversy, explicating the importance of anti-Indian racism in education and how it might be challenged. A collection of important primary documents and an extensive list of resources for further study are also included. Expounding the dangers and damages associated with their continued use, The Native American Mascot Controversy is a useful guide for anyone with an interest in race relations.
Documents of Native American Political Development by David E. Wilkins
Call Number: E98.T77 D63 2009eb
Publication Date: 2009-02-04
The arrival of European and Euro-American colonizers in the Americas brought not only physical attacks against Native American tribes, but also further attacks against the sovereignty of these Indian nations. Though the violent tales of the Trail of Tears, Black Hawk's War, and the Battle ofLittle Big Horn are taught far and wide, the political structure and development of Native American tribes, and the effect of American domination on Native American sovereignty, have been greatly neglected.This book contains a variety of primary source and other documents--traditional accounts, tribal constitutions, legal codes, business councils, rules and regulations, BIA agents reports, congressional discourse, intertribal compacts--written both by Natives from many different nations and somenon-Natives, that reflect how indigenous peoples continued to exercise a significant measure of self-determination long after it was presumed to have been lost, surrendered, or vanquished. The documents are arranged chronologically, and Wilkins provides brief, introductory essays to each document,placing them within the proper context. Each introduction is followed by a brief list of suggestions for further reading.Covering a fascinating and relatively unknown period in Native American history, from the earliest examples of indigenous political writings to the formal constitutions crafted just before the American intervention of the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934, this anthology will be an invaluableresource for scholars and students of the political development of indigenous peoples the world over.
The A to Z of Native American Movements by Todd Leahy; Raymond Wilson
Call Number: E93 .L43 2009eb
Publication Date: 2009
Native Americans in the United States, similar to other indigenous people, created political, economic, and social movements to meet and adjust to major changes that impacted their cultures. For centuries, Native Americans dealt with the onslaught of non-Indian land claims, the appropriation of their homelands, and the destruction of their ways of life. Through various movements, Native Americans accepted, rejected, or accommodated themselves to the non-traditional worldviews of the colonizers and their policies. The A to Z of Native American Movements_through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events, and institutions and significant political, economic, social, and cultural aspects_is a useful reference on topics dealing with key movements, organizations, leadership strategies, and the major issues Native Americans have confronted.
Encyclopedia of Native American Artists by Deborah Everett; Elayne Zorn
Call Number: N6538.A4 E94 2008eb
Publication Date: 2008-09-30
Indigenous North Americans have continuously made important contributions to the field of art in the U.S. and Canada, yet have been severely under-recognized and under-represented. Native artists work in diverse media, some of which are considered art (sculpture, painting, photography), while others have been considered craft (works on cloth, basketry, ceramics).Some artists feel strongly about working from a position as a Native artist, while others prefer to produce art not connected to a particular cultural tradition.
The Appropriation of Native American Spirituality by Suzanne Owen
Call Number: E98.R3 O93 2008eb
Publication Date: 2008-12-21
Native Americans and Canadians are largely romanticised or sidelined figures in modern society. Their spirituality has been appropriated on a relatively large scale by Europeans and non-Native Americans, with little concern for the diversity of Native American opinions. Suzanne Owen offers an insight into appropriation that will bring a new understanding and perspective to these debates. This important volume collects together these key debates from the last 25 years and sets them in context, analyses Native American objections to appropriations of their spirituality and examines 'New Age' practices based on Native American spirituality. The Appropriation of Native American Spirituality includes the findings of fieldwork among the Mi'Kmaq of Newfoundland on the sharing of ceremonies between Native Americans and First Nations, which highlights an aspect of the debate that has been under-researched in both anthropology and religious studies: that Native American discourses about the breaking of 'protocols', rules on the participation and performance of ceremonies, is at the heart of objections to the appropriation of Native American spirituality.
The Native American World Beyond Apalachee by John H. Hann
Call Number: E78.F6 H36 2006eb
Publication Date: 2006
This is the first book-length study to use Spanish language sources in documenting the original Indian inhabitants of West Florida who, from the late 16th century to the 1740s, lived to the west and the north of the Apalachee.
Native American Literatures by Suzanne Evertsen Lundquist
Call Number: PS153.I52 L86 2004eb
Publication Date: 2004-10-08
Following the structure of other titles in the Continuum Introductions to Literary Genres series, Native American Literatures includes: A broad definition of the genre and its essential elements. A timeline of developments within the genre. Critical concerns to bear in mind while reading in the genre. Detailed readings of a range of widely taught texts. In-depth analysis of major themes and issues. Signposts for further study within the genre. A summary of the most important criticism in the field. A glossary of terms. An annotated, critical reading list. This book offers students, writers, and serious fans a window into some of the most popular topics, styles and periods in this subject. Authors studied in Native American Literatures include: N. Scott Momaday, Leslie Marmon Silko, Louise Erdrich, James Welch, Linda Hogan, Gerald Vizenor, Sherman Alexie, Louis Owens, Thomas King, Michael Dorris, Simon Ortiz, Cater Revard and Daine Glancy
Native American and Chicano/a Literature of the American Southwest by Christina M. Hebebrand
Call Number: PS277 .H43 2004eb
Publication Date: 2004-08-02
This book studies Native American and Chicano/a writers of the American Southwest as a coherent cultural group with common features and distinct efforts to deal with and to resist the dominant Euro-American culture.
Native American health care disparities briefing : executive summary. by United States Commission on Civil Rights. Office of the General Counsel,
Call Number: KF8240 .U54 2004
Publication Date: 2004
The purpose of the briefing was to examine the role of discrimination and bias in the existence of ongoing health disparities for Native Americans by consulting with tribal leaders, key government officials, leading experts, health care advocates, and concerned citizens. By necessity, the disparities were explored and the causes documented.
Toward a Native American Critical Theory by Elvira Pulitano
Call Number: PS153.I52 P85 2003eb
Publication Date: 2003
Toward a Native American Critical Theory articulates the foundations and boundaries of a distinctive Native American critical theory in this postcolonial era. In the first book-length study devoted to this subject, Elvira Pulitano offers a survey of the theoretical underpinnings of works by noted Native writers Paula Gunn Allen, Robert Warrior, Craig Womack, Greg Sarris, Louis Owens, and Gerald Vizenor. In her analysis Pulitano confronts key issues and questions: Is a distinctive way of reading and interpreting Native texts possible or needed? What is the relation between a Native American critical discourse and a more general postcolonial critical theory? Will Native critical theory be subsumed within postcolonial theory and homogenized as a colonial Other, or will it test postcolonial ideas against Native American problems and predicaments? And how can Native critical theory redefine Western styles of theory?
The Native American World by Donna Hightower-Langston
Call Number: E77 .H54 2002eb
Publication Date: 2003-01-21
* Over 300 entries covering major tribes, languages, prominent individuals, and important historical events * Alphabetized for easy use * More than 100 illustrations, including period photos, line drawings, and portraits In this authoritative and comprehensive resource, you'll find detailed information on a vast array of topics related to the Native American World, including: * American Indian Movement * Anasazi * Arapaho nation * Basket makers * Burial grounds * Captain Jack * Civil Rights Act 1964 * Crazy Horse * Desert-Cochise culture * Educational funding * French and Indian Wars * Geronimo * Ghost dance * Hiawatha * Homestead Act * Indian Claims Commission * Inuit nation * King George's War * Louisiana Purchase * Modoc Conflict * Mojave nation * National Indian Youth Council * Oklahoma Indian Welfare Act * Red Paint people * Riel Rebellion * Seminole Uprisings * Sitting Bull * Tecumseh * Wounded Knee Massacre * Zuni nation Wiley Desk References are comprehensive, generously illustrated reference works on major historical, cultural, and scientific topics. Their easy-to-use format helps you quickly find just the information you need, while first-person accounts and excerpts from official documents, letters, and other primary sources bring the subject to life. Wiley Desk References give you all the information you need on the subjects that matter most.
Native American Representations by Gretchen M. Bataille
Call Number: E98.P99 N38 2001eb
Publication Date: 2001
In Native American Representations, leading national and international critics of Native literature and culture examine images in a wide range of media from a variety of perspectives to show how depictions and distortions have reflected and shaped cross-cultural exchanges from the arrival of Europeans to today. Focusing on issues of translation, European and American perceptions of land and landscape, teaching approaches, and transatlantic encounters, the authors explore problems of appropriation and advocacy, of cultural sovereignty and respect for the authentic text. Most significantly, they ask the reader to consider the question: Who controls the representation?
Science and Native American Communities by Keith James
Call Number: E96 .S35 2001eb
Publication Date: 2001
Education among American Indians has lagged behind that of almost all other groups in both the United States and Canada, and it generally has not offered what Indian communities need. It is this disturbing state of affairsalong with the intractable realities, unexamined assumptions, and cultural conflicts and misunderstandings behind itthat Science and Native American Communities confronts. Representing an unprecedented gathering of Native American professionals working in the sciences and advanced technology, the book combines theory and practice, firsthand experience and strategic thinking, in a provocative exploration of the uneasy meeting ground between science and Native American communities.
Crime and the Native American by David Lester
Call Number: E98.C87 L47 1999eb
Publication Date: 1999-10-01
It is popularly believed that Native Americans have a high frequency of criminal behavior and in addition are subjected to widespread discrimination by the criminal justice system, as are other minority groups; this book explores the data and research on criminal behavior in Native Americans, so as to determine whether these popular beliefs are valid. The research involved a literature review of all published articles on criminal behavior in Native Americans. Chapters are grouped into five sections. Part 1 covers the personal and social conditions of Native Americans and the frequency of crime and alcohol abuse. Part 2 explores crimes and misdemeanors, murder, and child abuse and neglect. Part 3 examines theories of Native American criminal behavior, social structure, and social process theories. Part 4 addresses the criminal justice system, Native American policing, law and the courts, prisons and probation, and discrimination in the criminal justice system. Part 5 provides three individual cases and three major conclusions drawn from research and commentary presented in the book. The study concludes that Native Americans do not have high crime rates; in fact, they are extraordinarily low if offenses that result from public drunkenness are excluded. Further, although discrimination against Native Americans in the criminal justice system does occur on occasions, it is not widely prevalent. The author advises that the causes of criminal behavior in Native Americans may differ from the causes of criminal behavior in other ethnic groups. Any crime prevention efforts must, therefore, take these distinctive causes into account.
Native American Art in the Twentieth Century by W. Jackson Rushing III (Editor)
Call Number: E98.A7 N357 1999eb
Publication Date: 1999-06-28
This illuminating and provocative book is the first anthology devoted to Twentieth Century Native American and First Nation art. Native American Art brings together anthropologists, art historians, curators, critics and distinguished Native artists to discuss pottery, painitng, sculpture, printmaking, photography and performance art by some of the most celebrated Native American and Canadian First Nation artists of our time The contributors use new theoretical and critical approaches to address key issues for Native American art, including symbolism and spirituality, the role of patronage and musuem practices, the politics of art criticism and the aesthetic power of indigenous knowledge. The artist contributors, who represent several Native nations - including Cherokee, Lakota, Plains Cree, and those of the PLateau country - emphasise the importance of traditional stories, myhtologies and ceremonies in the production of comtemporary art. Within great poignancy, thye write about recent art in terms of home, homeland and aboriginal sovereignty Tracing the continued resistance of Native artists to dominant orthodoxies of the art market and art history, Native American Art in the Twentieth Century argues forcefully for Native art's place in modern art history.
Native American Higher Education in the United States by Cary Michael Carney
Call Number: E97 .C34 1999eb
Publication Date: 1999-01-01
The Art of Native American Turquoise Jewelry by Ann Stalcup
Call Number: E78.S7 S8 1999eb
Publication Date: 1999-01-01
Discusses what turquoise is, where it's found, the types of jewelry made from it, and why the jewelry is important to Native American cultures. Includes a craft project.
European and Native American Warfare, 1675-1815 by Armstrong Starkey
Call Number: E82 .S7 1998beb
Publication Date: 1998-01-01
Re-examines the European invasion of North America in the 17th- and 18th- centuries. Challenging the historical tradition that has denigrated Indians as "savages" and celebrated the triumph of European "civilization," the author of this text presents military history as only one dimension of a more fundamental conflict of cultures. Combining the perpsectives of ethnohistory and military history, the text provides an evaluation of the evolution and influence of both Indian and European ways of war during the period. Significant conflicts such as King Philip's war in New England, 1675-1676 notable due to the number of armend Indians, the French and Indian wars, the Amercian War of Independance and their conquest of the old Northwestbetween 1783-1815 are analyzed.
Native American Women Writers by Harold Bloom
Call Number: PS153.I52 N38 1998eb
Publication Date: 1998-01-01
The Encyclopedia of Native American Legal Tradition by Bruce E. Johansen
Call Number: KF8204 .E53 1998eb
Publication Date: 1998
Native American Identities by Scott B. Vickers
Call Number: E98.E85 V53 1998eb
Publication Date: 1998-01-01
Issues of identity and authenticity present perennial challenges to both Native Americans and critics of their art. Vickers examines the long history of dehumanizing depictions of Native Americans while discussing such purveyors of stereotypes as the Puritans, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Hollywood. These stereotypes abetted a national policy robbing Indians of their cultural identity. As a contrast to these, he examines the work of white authors and artists such as Helen Hunt Jackson, Oliver La Farge, the Taos Society of Artists, and Frank Waters, who created more archetypal fictional Indian characters. In the second half of the book, Vickers explores the work of Indian artists and writers, such as Edgar Heap of Birds, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Linda Hogan, and Sherman Alexie who craft humanizing new images of authenticity and legitimacy, bridging the gap between stereotype and archetype. This is an essential book for all readers with an interest in the tragic history of Indian-white conflict. "Vickers is one of the few to consider artists and writers in relation to each other. He offers a refreshingly commonsensical approach."-Herta Wong, University of California, Berkley
I Am Native American by Ana Sage
Call Number: E77.4 .S24 1997eb
Publication Date: 1997-01-01
The six ethnic groups featured in this series have all made important contributions to the American dream. Profiling one child and his or her family in each volume, this collection informs your students about the history and traditions of each group and the place that each one has at the American table.
The Native American Rights Movement by Mark Grossman; Inc ABC-CLIO Inc. Staff
Call Number: KF8203.36 .G76 1996
Publication Date: 1996-12-01
This comprehensive reference source follows the history of efforts to preserve and recover the civil rights of American Indians in the United States. The ABC-CLIO Companion to the Native American Rights Movement examines such matters as the political struggle over treaty obligations, religious freedom, and the political sovereignty of reservations. The A-Z entries cover key persons, legislation, organizations, and events. Topics discussed include the American Indian Movement (AIM), the Wounded Knee occupation, the occupation of Alcatraz, the Native American Church, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Black and white illustrations enhance the easy to read text. * A-Z entries cover key persons, legislation, organizations, and events * Includes black and white illustrations
Native American Issues by William Norman Thompson; Mildred Vasan (Editor)
Call Number: E98.T77 T56 1996eb
Publication Date: 1999-05-21
Bioarchaeology of Native American Adaptation in the Spanish Borderlands by Brenda J. Baker; Lisa Kealhofer
Call Number: E78.S65 B56 1996eb
Publication Date: 1996-01-01
Assessing the impact of European contact on aboriginal populations / Brenda J. Baker and Lisa Kealhofer -- Bioarchaeological investigations. Protohistoric aborigines in West-Central Alabama : probable correlations to early European contact / M. Cassandra Hill -- Sociopolitical devolution in Northeast Mississippi and the timing of the de Soto entrada / Jay K. Johnson and Geoffrey R. Lehmann -- Evidence for demographic collapse in California / Lisa Kealhofer -- Skeletal biology and paleopidemiology. Implications of changing biomechanical and nutritional environments for activity and lifeway in the Eastern Spanish borderlands / Clark Spencer Larsen, Christopher B. Ruff, and Mark C. Griffin -- Effect of European contact on the health of indigenous populations in Texas / Elizabeth Miller -- Paleopidemiology of Eastern and Western Pueblo communities in protohistoric and early historic New Mexico / Ann L.W. Stodder -- Theoretical perspectives and prospects. Historic depopulation in the American Southwest : issues of interpretation and context-embedded analyses / Ann M. Palkovich -- Prospects and problems in contact-era research / George R. Milner -- Counterpoint to collapse : depopulation and adaptation / Lisa Kealhofer and Brenda J. Baker.
Native American Communities in Wisconsin, 1600-1960 by Robert E. Bieder
Call Number: E78.W8 B54 1995eb
Publication Date: 1995-01-01
A history of native American tribes in Wisconsin, this account follows Wisconsin's Indian communities from the 1600s through 1960. It covers the ways that native communities have striven to shape and maintain their traditions in the face of enormous external pressures.
Mediation in Contemporary Native American Fiction by James Ruppert
Call Number: PS374.I49 R87 1995eb
Publication Date: 1995-01-01
Mediation is the term James Ruppert uses to describe his important new theory of reading Native American fiction. Focusing on novels of six major contemporary American writers -- N. Scott Momaday, James Welch, Leslie Silko, Gerald Vizenor, D'Arcy McNickle, and Louise Erdrich -- Ruppert analyzes the ways in which these writers draw upon their bicultural heritage, guiding Native and non-Native readers alike to a different and expanded understanding of each other's worlds. Their fiction, which emphasizes healing, survival, and continuance, aims to produce cross-cultural understanding rather than divisiveness.
Dictionary of Native American Literature by Andrew Wiget
Call Number: PM155 .D53 1994eb
Publication Date: 1994-01-01
First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Native American Tribalism by D'Arcy McNickle; Peter Iverson (Editor)
Call Number: E91 .M26 1993eb
Publication Date: 1993
Contrary to the white man's early expectations, the Indian tribes of North America neither vanished nor assimilated. Despite almost four hundred years of contact with the dominant--and often domineering--Western civilization, Native Americans have maintained their cultural identity, the size, social organization, and frequently the location of their population, and their unique position before the law. Now brought up to date with a new introduction by Peter Iverson, this classic book reviews the history of contact between whites and Indians, explaining how the aboriginal inhabitants of North America have managed to remain an ethnic and cultural enclave within American and Canadian society from colonial times to the present day.The late D'Arcy McNickle--renowned anthropologist and member of the Flathead Tribe of Montana--shows that while Native Americans have always been eager to adopt the knowledge and technology of white society, they carefully adapt these changes to fit into their own culture. He maintains that by emphasizing tribal self-determination, the federal government can best help Native Americans to modernize and achieve independence even as they preserve their ancient heritage. Iverson's introduction to the new edition discusses McNickle's singular contribution to Native American Studies, and provides an overview of recent events and scholarship in the field. He has also brought up to date the appendix describing the geographical distribution of the principle tribes in the United States and Canada.With its comprehensive coverage and unique perspective, the new edition of Native American Tribalism is essential reading for those who want to understand the past and present of our first Americans.
Native American Estate by Linda S. Parker
Call Number: E98.L3 P37 1989eb
Publication Date: 1989-01-01
Theoretical Perspectives on Native American Languages by Donna B. Gerdts; Karin Michelson
Call Number: PM232 .T48 1989eb
Publication Date: 1989-01-01
The complex status of complex segments in Dakota / Patricia A. Shaw -- Invisibility : vowels without a timing slot in Mohawk / Karin Michelson -- Underspecification and derived-only rules in Sekani phonology / Sharon Hargus -- Vowel initial suffixes and clitics in Slave / Keren D. Rice -- Articulatory and acoustic correlates of pharyngealization : evidence from Athapaskan / Eung-Do Cook -- Agreement in Dogrib : inflection or cliticization? / Leslie Saxon -- Disjoint reference in a "free word order" language / Ann Grafstein -- Argument structure and the morphology of the Ojibwa verb / Glyne L. Piggot -- The morphosyntax of Eskimo causatives / John T. Jensen and Alana Johns -- The nature of polysynthesis in Algonquian and Eskimo / J. Peter Denny.
Relational parameters of reflexives : the Halkomelem evidence / Donna B. Gerdts.
New Native American Drama by Hanay Geiogamah
Call Number: PS3557.E357 N4eb
Publication Date: 1980-01-01
This first collection of plays by an Indian playwright presents a spectrum of Indian life that ranges in time from the past to the present and on into the future. "Body Indian, "the earliest, most widely performed, and most highly acclaimed of Geiogamah's plays, deals with a problem of the present -Indian alcoholism. But the play is not so much about alcoholism as it is about the social and moral obligations that Indian people owe to one another. "Foghorn, "through the use of humor rather than bitterness, tries to exorcise the harmful stereotyping that often stands in the way of non-Indians' understanding of Indians, and even on occasion of Indians' own appreciation of themselves. In the play "49" the author links the past with the present and points a road to the future. Here the approach is synchronic rather than diachronic. The value of Indian traditions is emphasized -but only where those traditions are used imaginatively and not treated as ossified relics to be blindly venerated. "49" celebrates the continuity of Indian life in the vigor of new forms and with an abiding optimism. This collection of plays-all widely performed and seriously and extensively reviewed-adds a new and important voice to the small body of Indian authors who write about their own people.
Native American women and equal opportunity : how to get ahead in the Federal Government by United States. Women's Bureau,
Call Number: E98.W8 U54 1979
Publication Date: 1979
Native American justice issues in North Dakota : a report by United States Commission on Civil Rights. North Dakota Advisory Committee,
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Haboo by Vi Hilbert (Translator); Jill La Pointe (Foreword by); Thom Hess (Introduction by)
Call Number: E99.S21 H33 2020
Publication Date: 2020-04-01
The stories and legends of the Lushootseed-speaking people of Puget Sound represent an important part of the oral tradition by which one generation hands down beliefs, values, and customs to another. Vi Hilbert grew up when many of the old social patterns survived and everyone spoke the ancestral language. Haboo, Hilbert?s collection of thirty-three stories, features tales mostly set in the Myth Age, before the world transformed. Animals, plants, trees, and even rocks had human attributes. Prominent characters like Wolf, Salmon, and Changer and tricksters like Mink, Raven, and Coyote populate humorous, earthy stories that reflect foibles of human nature, convey serious moral instruction, and comically detail the unfortunate, even disastrous consequences of breaking taboos. Beautifully redesigned and with a new foreword by Jill La Pointe, Haboo offers a vivid and invaluable resource for linguists, anthropologists, folklorists, future generations of Lushootseed-speaking people, and others interested in Native languages and cultures.
Shifting Grounds by Kate Morris
Call Number: N8213 .M696 2019
Publication Date: 2019-04-01
A distinctly Indigenous form of landscape representation is emerging among contemporary Indigenous artists from North America. For centuries, landscape painting in European art typically used representational strategies such as single-point perspective to lure viewers--and settlers--into the territories of the old and new worlds. In the twentieth century, abstract expressionism transformed painting to encompass something beyond the visual world, and, later, minimalism and the Land Art movement broadened the genre of landscape art to include sculptural forms and site-specific installations. In Shifting Grounds, art historian Kate Morris argues that Indigenous artists are expanding and reconceptualizing the forms of the genre, expressing Indigenous attitudes toward land and belonging even as they draw upon mainstream art practices. The resulting works evoke all five senses: from the overt sensuality of Kay WalkingStick's tactile paintings to the eerie soundscapes of Alan Michelson's videos to the immersive environments of Kent Monkman's dioramas, this art resonates with a fully embodied and embedded subjectivity. Shifting Grounds explores themes of presence and absence, survival and vulnerability, memory and commemoration, and power and resistance, illuminating the artists' engagement not only with land and landscape but also with the history of representation itself.
Medicine Women by Jim Kristofic
Call Number: RT80.A62 K75 2019
Publication Date: 2019-04-15
After the Indian wars, many Americans still believed that the only good Indian was a dead Indian. But at Ganado Mission in the Navajo country of northern Arizona, a group of missionaries and doctors--who cared less about saving souls and more about saving lives--chose a different way and persuaded the local parents and medicine men to allow them to educate their daughters as nurses. The young women struggled to step into the world of modern medicine, but they knew they might become nurses who could build a bridge between the old ways and the new. In this detailed history, Jim Kristofic traces the story of Ganado Mission on the Navajo Indian Reservation. Kristofic's personal connection with the community creates a nuanced historical understanding that blends engaging narrative with careful scholarship to share the stories of the people and their commitment to this place.
I Am Where I Come From by Andrew Garrod (Editor); Robert Kilkenny (Editor); Melanie Benson Taylor (Editor); K. Tsianina Lomawaima (Foreword by)
Call Number: E97.65.N4
Publication Date: 2017-04-25
I Am Where I Come From presents the autobiographies of thirteen Native American undergraduates and graduates of Dartmouth College, ten of them current and recent students.
Sovereign Stories and Blood Memories by Annette Angela Portillo
Call Number: E89.5 .P67 2017
Publication Date: 2017-12-15
In Sovereign Stories, Annette Angela Portillo examines Native American women's autobiographical discourses and multiple-voiced life stories that resist generic conventional notions of first-person narrative. She argues that these "sovereign stories" and "blood memories" not only reveal the multilayered histories and identities shared by each author, but demonstrate how their narratives are grounded in ancestral memory and land. These autobiographies recall settler-colonialism, deterritorialization, and genocide as the writers and activist-scholars reclaim their voices across cultural, national, and digital boundaries. Portillo provides close readings of memoirs, life stories, oral histories, blogs, social media sites, and experimental multigenre narratives including those by Delfina Cuero, Ruby Modesto, Leslie Marmon Silko, Pretty-Shield, Zitkala-Sa, and Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins.
Amulets, Effigies, Fetishes, and Charms by Edward J. Lenik
Call Number: E78.E2 L44 2016eb
Publication Date: 2016-11-22
Rounds out Edward J. Lenik's comprehensive and expert study of the rock art of northeastern Native Americans Decorated stone artifacts are a significant part of archaeological studies of Native Americans in the Northeast. The artifacts illuminated in Amulets, Effigies, Fetishes, and Charms: Native American Artifacts and Spirit Stones from the Northeast include pecked, sculpted, or incised figures, images, or symbols. These are rendered on pebbles, plaques, pendants, axes, pestles, and atlatl weights, and are of varying sizes, shapes, and designs. Lenik draws from Indian myths and legends and incorporates data from ethnohistoric and archaeological sources together with local environmental settings in an attempt to interpret the iconography of these fascinating relics. For the Algonquian and Iroquois peoples, they reflect identity, status, and social relationships with other Indians as well as beings in the spirit world. Lenik begins with background on the Indian cultures of the Northeast and includes a discussion of the dating system developed by anthropologists to describe prehistory. The heart of the content comprises more than eighty examples of portable rock art, grouped by recurring design motifs. This organization allows for in-depth analysis of each motif. The motifs examined range from people, animals, fish, and insects to geometric and abstract designs. Information for each object is presented in succinct prose, with a description, illustration, possible interpretation, the story of its discovery, and the location where it is now housed. Lenik also offers insight into the culture and lifestyle of the Native American groups represented. An appendix listing places to see and learn more about the artifacts and a glossary are included. The material in this book, used in conjunction with Lenik's previous research, offers a reference for virtually every known example of northeastern rock art. Archaeologists, students, and connoisseurs of Indian artistic expression will find this an invaluable work.
Reproductive Justice by Barbara Gurr
Call Number: RG121 .G87 2015eb
Publication Date: 2014-12-09
In Reproductive Justice, sociologist Barbara Gurr provides the first analysis of Native American women's reproductive healthcare and offers a sustained consideration of the movement for reproductive justice in the United States. The book examines the reproductive healthcare experiences on Pine Ridge Reservation, home of the Oglala Lakota Nation in South Dakota--where Gurr herself lived for more than a year. Gurr paints an insightful portrait of the Indian Health Service (IHS)--the federal agency tasked with providing culturally appropriate, adequate healthcare to Native Americans--shedding much-needed light on Native American women's efforts to obtain prenatal care, access to contraception, abortion services, and access to care after sexual assault. Reproductive Justice goes beyond this local story to look more broadly at how race, gender, sex, sexuality, class, and nation inform the ways in which the government understands reproductive healthcare and organizes the delivery of this care. It reveals why the basic experience of reproductive healthcare for most Americans is so different--and better--than for Native American women in general, and women in reservation communities particularly. Finally, Gurr outlines the strengths that these communities can bring to the creation of their own reproductive justice, and considers the role of IHS in fostering these strengths as it moves forward in partnership with Native nations.nbsp; Reproductive Justice offers a respectful and informed analysis of the stories Native American women have to tell about their bodies, their lives, and their communities.nbsp;
Reimagining Indian Country by Nicolas G. Rosenthal
Call Number: E78.C15
Publication Date: 2014-08-01
For decades, most American Indians have lived in cities, not on reservations or in rural areas. Still, scholars, policymakers, and popular culture often regard Indians first as reservation peoples, living apart from non-Native Americans. In this book, Nicolas Rosenthal reorients our understanding of the experience of American Indians by tracing their migration to cities, exploring the formation of urban Indian communities, and delving into the shifting relationships between reservations and urban areas from the early twentieth century to the present. With a focus on Los Angeles, which by 1970 had more Native American inhabitants than any place outside the Navajo reservation, Reimagining Indian Country shows how cities have played a defining role in modern American Indian life and examines the evolution of Native American identity in recent decades. Rosenthal emphasizes the lived experiences of Native migrants in realms including education, labor, health, housing, and social and political activism to understand how they adapted to an urban environment, and to consider how they formed--and continue to form--new identities. Though still connected to the places where indigenous peoples have preserved their culture, Rosenthal argues that Indian identity must be understood as dynamic and fully enmeshed in modern global networks.
Sky Loom by Brian Swann (Editor)
Call Number: E98.F6
Publication Date: 2014-11-01
Sky Loom offers a dazzling introduction to Native American myths, stories, and songs drawn from previous collections by acclaimed translator and poet Brian Swann. With a general introduction by Swann, Sky Loom is a stunning collection that provides a glimpse into the intricacies and beauties of story and myth, placing them in their cultural, historical, and linguistic contexts. Each of the twenty-six selections is translated and introduced by a well-known expert on Native oral literatures and offers entry into the cultures and traditions of several different tribes and bands, including the Yupiit and the Tlingits of the polar North; the Coast Salish and the Kwakwaka'wakw of the Pacific Northwest; the Navajos, the Pimas, and the Yaquis of the Southwest; the Lakota Sioux and the Plains Crees of the Great Plains; the Ojibwes of the Great Lakes; the Naskapis and the Eastern Crees of the Hudson Bay area in Canada; and the Munsees of the Northeast. Sky Loom takes the reader on a wide-ranging journey through literary traditions older than the "discovery" of the New World.
Domestic Subjects by Beth H. Piatote
Call Number: PS153.I52 P53 2013eb
Publication Date: 2013-03-19
Amid the decline of U.S. military campaigns against Native Americans in the late nineteenth century, assimilation policy arose as the new front in the Indian Wars, with its weapons the deployment of culture and law, and its locus the American Indian home and family. In this groundbreaking interdisciplinary work, Piatote tracks the double movement of literature and law in the contest over the aims of settler-national domestication and the defense of tribal-national culture, political rights, and territory.
Indians and Wannabes by Ann M. Axtmann
Call Number: E98.P86eb
Publication Date: 2013-12-10
Colloquially the term "powwow" refers to a meeting where important matters will be discussed. However, at the thousands of Native American intertribal dances that occur every year throughout the United States and Canada, a powwow means something else altogether. Sometimes lasting up to a week, these social gatherings are a sacred tradition central to Native American spirituality. Attendees dance, drum, sing, eat, re-establish family ties, and make new friends. In this compelling interdisciplinary work, Ann Axtmann examines powwows as practiced primarily along the Atlantic coastline, from New Jersey to New England. She offers an introduction to the many complexities of the tradition and explores the history of powwow performance, the variety of their setups, the dances themselves, and the phenomenon of "playing Indian." Ultimately, Axtmann seeks to understand how the dancers express and embody power through their moving bodies and what the dances signify for the communities in which they are performed.
The Kickapoos by Arrell Morgan Gibson
Call Number: E99.K4 .G5 1999eb
Publication Date: 1999-01-01
Introducing the Kickapoos -- Ononthio's children -- Serving two masters -- The Chickasaw-Odage campaigns -- Tecumseh's minions -- Massacre at Pigeon Roost -- A home in Missouri -- Banditti on the Niangua -- The Kickapoo porphet -- The Kansas land sharks -- Lords of the middle border -- Affair at Kickapoo town -- The Pawnee hunters -- Texas' greatest enemy -- The Battle of Dove Creek -- Raiders from Remolino -- The Miles Mission -- The Mackenzie Raid -- A new home -- The cold war on the Deep Fork -- The great Kickapoo swindle -- Boomers on the Deep Fork -- The Bently-Thackery War -- The Shawnee wolves -- Justice for the Kickapoos.
The Native American Almanac by Arlene B. Hirschfelder; Martha K. De Montano
Call Number: E77 H59 1993
Publication Date: 1993-11-01
"Comprehensive, authoritative, and timely, here is a wide-ranging portrait of America's indigenous peoples, combining information about their history and traditions with insight into the topics that most affect their lives today. From the upheaval of first contacts to the policies of removal to contemporary issues of self-determination, this useful source book provides information on all aspects of Native American life." "Each chapter of the almanac outlines a particular topic of interest, such as the history of Native-white relations, the location and status of Native American tribes, religious traditions and ceremonies, Native American language and literature, contemporary performers and artists, and more." "Within each chapter, reference features highlight prominent individuals, provide up-to-date facts and figures, make suggestions for further reading, and include the names and addresses of dozens of Native American organizations, cultural centers, and points of interest. The book also contains a detailed chronology, an extensive bibliography, and more than 100 historical and contemporary drawings and photographs." "For students, researchers, writers, and anyone else interested in Native American studies today, The Native American Almanac is a comprehensive look at the first Americans."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Native American Testimony by Peter Nabokov (Editor); Vine Deloria (Foreword by)
Call Number: E93 .N37 1992
Publication Date: 1992-11-01
Native American Bows by T. M. Hamilton
Call Number: E59.A68 H3 1982
Publication Date: 1982-12-31
This work describes the various types of bows used by the indigenous peoples of the Americas, with an added appendix by Bill Holm on "Making Horn Bows".
Negotiators of Change by Nancy Shoemaker (Editor)
Call Number: E98.W8 N44 1995
Publication Date: 1994-12-14
Negotiators of Change covers the history of ten tribal groups including the Cherokee, Iroquois and Navajo -- as well as tribes with less known histories such as the Yakima, Ute, and Pima-Maricopa. The book contests the idea that European colonialization led to a loss of Native American women's power, and instead presents a more complex picture of the adaption to, and subversion of, the economic changes introduced by Europeans. The essays also discuss the changing meainings of motherhood, women's roles and differing gender ideologies within this context.
Seeing with a Native Eye by Walter H. Capps (Editor)
Call Number: E98.R3 S37 1976
Publication Date: 1976-12-01
Feeding Cahokia by Gayle J. Fritz
Call Number: S444 .F75 2019
Publication Date: 2019-01-15
Winner of the 2020 Society for Economic Botany's Mary W. Klinger Book Award An authoritative and thoroughly accessible overview of farming and food practices at Cahokia Agriculture is rightly emphasized as the center of the economy in most studies of Cahokian society, but the focus is often predominantly on corn. This farming economy is typically framed in terms of ruling elites living in mound centers who demanded tribute and a mass surplus to be hoarded or distributed as they saw fit. Farmers are cast as commoners who grew enough surplus corn to provide for the elites. Feeding Cahokia: Early Agriculture in the North American Heartland presents evidence to demonstrate that the emphasis on corn has created a distorted picture of Cahokia's agricultural practices. Farming at Cahokia was biologically diverse and, as such, less prone to risk than was maize-dominated agriculture. Gayle J. Fritz shows that the division between the so-called elites and commoners simplifies and misrepresents the statuses of farmers--a workforce consisting of adult women and their daughters who belonged to kin groups crosscutting all levels of the Cahokian social order. Many farmers had considerable influence and decision-making authority, and they were valued for their economic contributions, their skills, and their expertise in all matters relating to soils and crops. Fritz examines the possible roles played by farmers in the processes of producing and preparing food and in maintaining cosmological balance. This highly accessible narrative by an internationally known paleoethnobotanist highlights the biologically diverse agricultural system by focusing on plants, such as erect knotweed, chenopod, and maygrass, which were domesticated in the midcontinent and grown by generations of farmers before Cahokia Mounds grew to be the largest Native American population center north of Mexico. Fritz also looks at traditional farming systems to apply strategies that would be helpful to modern agriculture, including reviving wild and weedy descendants of these lost crops for redomestication. With a wealth of detail on specific sites, traditional foods, artifacts such as famous figurines, and color photos of significant plants, Feeding Cahokia will satisfy both scholars and interested readers.
Confounding the Color Line by James F. Brooks (Editor)
Call Number: E98.R28 C66 2002
Publication Date: 2002-07-01
Confounding the Color Line is an essential, interdisciplinary introduction to the myriad relationships forged for centuries between Indians and Blacks in North America.nbsp;Since the days of slavery, the lives and destinies of Indians and Blacks have been entwined-thrown together through circumstance, institutional design, or personal choice. Cultural sharing and intermarriage have resulted in complex identities for some members of Indian and Black communities today. The contributors to this volume examine the origins, history, various manifestations, and long-term consequences of the different connections that have been established between Indians and Blacks. Stimulating examples of a range of relations are offered, including the challenges faced by Cherokee freedmen, the lives of Afro-Indian whalers in New England, and the ways in which Indians and Africans interacted in Spanish colonial New Mexico. Special attention is given to slavery and its continuing legacy, both in the Old South and in Indian Territory. The intricate nature of modern Indian-Black relations is showcased through discussions of the ties between Black athletes and Indian mascots, the complex identities of Indians in southern New England, the problem of Indian identity within the African American community, and the way in which today's Lumbee Indians have creatively engaged with African American church music. At once informative and provocative, Confounding the Color Line sheds valuable light on a pivotal and not well understood relationship between these communities of color, which together and separately have affected, sometimes profoundly, the course of American history.
Peyote by Alice Lee Marriott; Carol K. Rachlin
Call Number: E98 R3 M3 1971
Publication Date: 1971-01-01
The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
Call Number: PS1408 .A1 2009eb
Publication Date: 2009-06-01
The Last of the Mohicans is the second book in Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales pentalogy, and remains his best-known work. It is a historical novel set in the French and Indian war in New York, and centers around the massacre of surrendered Anglo-American troops. The two daughters of the British commander are kidnapped, but rescued by the last two Mohicans. The title comes from a quote by Tamanend: "I have lived to see the last warrior of the wise race of the Mohicans".
South American Indian Languages by Harriet E. Klein (Editor); Louisa R. Stark (Editor)
Call Number: PM5008 S68 1985
Publication Date: 1985-09-01
American Indian Poetry by Helen A. Howard
Call Number: PS324 H68
Publication Date: 1979-09-01
Dispossessing the American Indian; Indians and Whites on the Colonial Frontier by Wilbur R. Jacobs
Call Number: E91 J3 1972
Publication Date: 1972-01-01
American Indian Medicine by Virgil J. Vogel
Call Number: E98 M4 V63x
Publication Date: 1990-09-01
American Indian Ecology by J. Donald Hughes
Call Number: E98.P5 H83 1983
Publication Date: 1983-06-01
The World of the American Indian by National Science Resources Center Staff (Editor)
Call Number: E77 .W88
Publication Date: 1974-10-01
I am alive -- Across and Arctic bridge -- Nomads of the north -- Woodmen and villagers of the east -- About language -- Farmers and raiders of the southwest -- Fishermen and foragers of the west -- Horsemen of the plains -- The clash of cultures -- From Wounded Knee to Wounded Knee.
The Way by Stan Steiner; Shirley Witt
Call Number: PM197 E1 W5 1972b
Publication Date: 1972-06-01
American Indian religions by Hurdy, John M. (John Major)
Call Number: E98 R3 H86
Publication Date: 1970
Dances and stories of the American Indian by Mason, Bernard S.
Call Number: E98 D2 M3 1944b
Publication Date: 1944
Pocahontas's People by Helen C. Rountree
Call Number: E99 P85 R67 1990
Publication Date: 1990-10-01
Traces the history of the Powhatan Indians since their first contact with the English in 1607 to the present, and examines the evolution of their social, economic, political, and ritual life.
Trail of Tears by John Ehle
Call Number: E99.C5 E45 1988
Publication Date: 1989-10-23
Ehle tells the searing story of the betrayal and brutal dispossession of the Cherokee Nation. The book covers the entire sweep of Cherokee history, from the coming of the white man to the infamous Trail of Tears. 32 photos.
Red World and White by John N. Rogers
Call Number: E99 C6 R633 1974
Publication Date: 1974-01-01
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Alexander Brown
Call Number: E81 .B75 1971
Publication Date: 1971-01-01
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is Dee Brown's eloquent, fully documented account of the systematic destruction of the American Indian during the second half of the nineteenth century. Using council records, autobiographies, and firsthand descriptions, Brown allows the great chiefs and warriors of the Dakota, Ute, Sioux, Cheyenne, and other tribes to tell us in their own words of the battles, massacres, and broken treaties that finally left them demoralized and defeated. A unique and disturbing narrative told with force and clarity, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee changed forever our vision of how the West was really won.
The Chickasaws by Arrell Morgan Gibson
Call Number: E99.C55 G5
Publication Date: 1971-01-01
Moonshot by Hope Nicholson (Editor)
Call Number: PN6720 .M66 2015
Publication Date: 2015-01-01
"Moonshot is a project that is a thrilling new collection that showcases diverse aboriginal representation in comic books. This is an anthology of stories about identity, culture, and spirituality told by writers and artists from a range of communities across North America including many creators that identify as Métis, Inuit, Dene, Anishnaabe, Cree, Mi'kmaq, Caddo, Haida, Sioux, and Suquamish, among others"--Foreword.
Reclaiming Culture by Joy Hendry
Call Number: GN495.6 .H46 2005
Publication Date: 2005-10-12
This book focuses on the renewal (or rekindling) of cultural identity, especially in populations previously considered 'extinct'. At the same time, Hendry sets out to explain the importance of ensuring the survival of these cultures. By drawing a fine and textured picture of these cultures, Hendry illuminates extraordinary diversity that was, at one point, seriously endangered, and explains why it should matter in today's world.
Unworthy Republic by Claudio Saunt
Call Number: E98.R4 S38 2020
Publication Date: 2020-03-24
In May 1830, the United States formally launched a policy to expel Native Americans from the East to territories west of the Mississippi River. Justified as a humanitarian enterprise, the undertaking was to be systematic and rational, overseen by Washington's small but growing bureaucracy. But as the policy unfolded over the next decade, thousands of Native Americans died under the federal government's auspices, and thousands of others lost their possessions and homelands in an orgy of fraud, intimidation, and violence. Unworthy Republic reveals how expulsion became national policy and describes the chaotic and deadly results of the operation to deport 80,000 men, women, and children.Drawing on firsthand accounts and the voluminous records produced by the federal government, Saunt's deeply researched book argues that Indian Removal, as advocates of the policy called it, was not an inevitable chapter in U.S. expansion across the continent. Rather, it was a fiercely contested political act designed to secure new lands for the expansion of slavery and to consolidate the power of the southern states. Indigenous peoples fought relentlessly against the policy, while many U.S. citizens insisted that it was a betrayal of the nation's values. When Congress passed the act by a razor-thin margin, it authorized one of the first state-sponsored mass deportations in the modern era, marking a turning point for native peoples and for the United States.In telling this gripping story, Saunt shows how the politics and economics of white supremacy lay at the heart of the expulsion of Native Americans; how corruption, greed, and administrative indifference and incompetence contributed to the debacle of its implementation; and how the consequences still resonate today.
Red by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas
Call Number: PN6733.Y34 R43 2014
Publication Date: 2014-09-30
Referencing a classic Haida oral narrative, this stunning full-colour graphic novel documents the tragic story of a leader so blinded by revenge that he leads his community to the brink of war and destruction. Consisting of 108 pages of hand-painted illustrations, Red is a groundbreaking mix of Haida imagery and Japanese manga. Now available in paperback, the hardcover edition was nominated for the B.C. Bookseller's Choice Award, a Doug Wright Award for Best Book and a 2010 Joe Shuster Award for Outstanding Canadian Cartoonist. It was also an Amazon Top 100 book of 2009. Red is the prideful leader of a small village in the islands off the northwest coast of British Columbia. His sister was abducted years ago by a band of raiders. When news comes that she has been spotted in a nearby village, Red sets out to rescue his sister and exact revenge on her captors. Tragic and time- less, it is reminiscent of such classic stories as Oedipus Rex and Macbeth. Red is an action-packed and dazzling graphic novel that is also a cautionary tale about the devastating effects of rage and retribution.
Plants and Indigenous Medicine and Diet by Nina L. Etkin (Editor)
Call Number: QK99 P52x 1986
Publication Date: 1986-01-01
First Published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. Humans have long been acute observers of their biological surroundings and have been involved in dynamic relationships with ambient flora and fauna since the development of the earliest medical systems and food-getting technologies. Human-plant interactions can, then, be viewed as one expression of a population's encounter with their environment and have been the subject of considerable interest in various disciplines which seek to understand how the use of plants affects patterns of health and disease. The aim of this volume is to promote a bio-behavioral focus for indigenous plant research.
Removal of the Cherokee Indians from Georgia by Wilson Lumpkin
Call Number: E99 C5 L9 1971
Publication Date: 1971-01-01
Chewani (The Faithful) : Cherokee migration legend : Cherokee Indian materials collected by Gertrude McDaris Ruskin by Moore, Lynda Hardy.
Call Number: E99 C5 M79x
Publication Date: 1975
Social anthropology of North American tribes by Fred Eggan [and others]
Call Number: E98.S7 S6 1955
Publication Date: 1955
ntroduction, by R. Redfield.--Some problems of social organization, by S. Tax.--The Cheyenne and Arapaho kinship system, by F. Eggan.--Kiowa-Apache social organization, by J. G. McAllister.--An outline of Chiricahua Apache social organization, by M. E. Opler.--The social organization of the Fox Indians, by S. Tax.--Eastern Cherokee social organization, by W. H. Gilbert, Jr.--The underlying sanctions of Plains Indian culture, by J. H. Provinse.--The place of religious revivalism in the formation of the intercultural community on Klamath Reservation, by P. Nash.--From Lafitau to Radcliffe-Brown: a short history of the study of social organization, by S. Tax.--Social anthropology: methods and results, by F. Eggan.--Bibliography p. 555-567.
Friends of Thunder by Jack F. Kilpatrick; Anna G. Kilpatrick
Call Number: E99 C5 K48
Publication Date: 1977-01-01
The Cherokee husband-and-wife team who recorded and translated these folktales in 1961 helped to preserve the lore of seventeen elder Oklahoma Cherokees. This volume includes a wide variety of folklore; talking-animal stories, tales of a dragon-like creature and other monsters, accounts of little people inhabiting the hills of eastern Oklahoma, variants of European tales, fragments of Cherokee mythology and cosmology, and legends and lore of historical personages and events. The authors present the stories exactly as they were told, adding brief comments to place the stories clearly in the context of Cherokee life and thought. Musical notations are included wherever a song formed part of a story.
Great Indian chiefs; a study of Indian leaders in the two hundred year struggle to stop the white advance by Britt, Albert,
Call Number: E89 .B75 1969
Publication Date: 1969
The tragedy of the Indian -- King Philip, the Wampanog mystery -- Joseph Brant, the Iroquois statesman -- Pontiac, the chief who called the nations together -- Tecumseh, the Shawnee who dreamed of empire -- Black Hawk, the Sauk who fought for his village -- Sitting Bull, war chief or swindler? -- Captain Jack, an Indian David -- Chief Joseph, master strategist -- Indian bibliography (p. 275-280)
The Trail of Tears by Gloria Jahoda
Call Number: E93 .J2
Publication Date: 1976-01-01
The Seminoles by McReynolds, Edwin C.
Call Number: E99.S28 M3
Publication Date: 1957
Seminole beginnings -- Return of the Seminoles to Spanish rule -- Seminoles and border diplomacy, 1801-12 -- Indian alliance against the United States -- The Creek-Seminole frontier, 1814-16 -- The end of the Spanish regime in Florida -- The Treaty of Camp Moultrie -- Difficulties of enforcing the treaty -- Agitation for Indian removal, 1826-34 -- Prelude to war, 1834-35 -- Removal by force : Seminole trail of tears -- Seminole guile -- General Jesup's second campaign -- Removal for profit, 1838-41 -- End of the war : more removals for profit -- Seminole struggle for adjustment in the West -- A separate Seminole Nation -- The Seminoles in the American Civil War -- Reconstruction and recovery -- Transition to United States citizenship -- The Seminoles as United States citizens.
Mexican Kickapoo Indians by Robert E. Ritzenthaler
Call Number: E99 K4 R5 1970
Publication Date: 1970-09-01
The World of the American Indian by National Science Resources Center Staff (Editor)
Call Number: E77 .W88 c.2
Publication Date: 1974-10-01
I am alive -- Across and Arctic bridge -- Nomads of the north -- Woodmen and villagers of the east -- About language -- Farmers and raiders of the southwest -- Fishermen and foragers of the west -- Horsemen of the plains -- The clash of cultures -- From Wounded Knee to Wounded Knee.
America's Ancient Cities by Gene S. Stuart; U. S. National Geographic Society Staff
Call Number: E77.9.S78 1988
Publication Date: 1995-04-01
Indian Place Names in Alabama by William A. Read; James B. McMillan (Editor)
Call Number: E78.A28 R43 1984
Publication Date: 1984-10-30
"What is the 'meaning' of names like Coosa and Tallapoosa? Who named the Alabama and Tombigbee and Tennessee rivers? How are Cheaha and Conecuh and Talladega pronounced? How did Opelika and Tuscaloosa get their names? Questions like these, which are asked by laymen as well as by historians, geographers, and students of the English language, can be answered only by study of the origins and history of the Indian names that dot the map of Alabama.--from the Foreword Originally published by Professor Read in 1937, this volume was revised, updated, and annotated in 1984 by James B. McMillan and remains the single best compedium on the topic.
We Are Still Here by Peter Iverson; John H. Frankland (Editor); Abraham S. Eisenstadt (Editor)
Call Number: E77.I94 1998
Publication Date: 1997-12-24
Too often textbook accounts of American Indians end with the massacre at Wounded Knee, but the story of American Indians is an ongoing one. In this remarkable feat of inclusion, Professor Iverson begins at Wounded Knee and tells the stories of Indian communities throughout the United States, including not only political leaders and activists, but also professionals, artists, soldiers and athletes-men and women who have throughout this century worked to carry on time-honored traditions even as they created new ones. Though appropriate attention is paid to federal officials and policies, We Are Still Here centers on Indian country-on the decisions and actions of Indian individuals-in its discussion of urbanization, economic development, cultural revitalization, identity, and sovereignty.
Native American Religious Action by Sam D. Gill; Frederick Denny (Editor)
Call Number: E98.R3 G483 1987
Publication Date: 1987-06-01
Early Pottery in the Southeast by Kenneth E. Sassaman
Call Number: E78.S65 S27 1993
Publication Date: 1993-01-01
The Navajo and Pueblo silversmiths by John Adair
Call Number: E98.A7 A17
Publication Date: 1944
Acoma and Laguna Pottery by Rick Dillingham; Melinda Elliott; Joan K. O'Donnell (Editor)
Call Number: E99 A16 D55 1992
Publication Date: 1992
From the ancient traditions of pottery making at Acoma's Sky City to the more recent revival of fine ceramic work at Laguna, Dillingham explores the role and meaning of pottery and potters in Pueblo life.
Daughters of the Earth by Carolyn Niethammer
Call Number: E98.W8 N53 1996
Publication Date: 1995-12-01
She was both guardian of the hearth and, on occasion, ruler and warrior, leading men into battle, managing the affairs of her people, sporting war paint as well as necklaces and earrings--she is the Native American woman. She built houses and ground corn, wove blankets and painted pottery, played field hockey and rode racehorses. Frequently she enjoyed an open and joyous sexuality before marriage; if her marriage didn't work out she could divorce her husband by the mere act of returning to her parents. She mourned her dead by tearing her clothes and covering herself with ashes, and when she herself died was often shrouded in her wedding dress. She was our native sister, the American Indian woman, and it is of her life and lore that Carolyn Niethammer writes in this rich tapestry of America's past and present. Here, as it unfolded, is the chronology of the Native American woman's life. Here are the birth rites of Caddo women from the Mississippi-Arkansas border, who bore their children alone by the banks of rivers and then immersed themselves and their babies in river water; here are Apache puberty ceremonies that are still carried on today, when the cost for the celebrations can run anywhere from one to six thousand dollars. Here are songs from the Night Dances of the Sioux, where girls clustered on one side of the lodge and boys congregated on the other; here is the Shawnee legend of the Corn Person and of Our Grandmother, the two female deities who ruled the earth. Far from the submissive, downtrodden "squaw" of popular myth, the Native American woman emerges as a proud, sometimes stoic, always human individual from whom those who came after can learn much. At a time when many contemporary American women are seeking alternatives to a lifestyle and role they have outgrown, Daughters of the Earth offers us an absorbing--and illuminating--legacy of dignity and purpose.
Native Americans and Black Americans by Frank W. Porter
Call Number: E98.R28 D73 1997
Publication Date: 1997-03-01
This work gives a historic overview of the relationship between these 2 groups through slavery, the Civil War, land battles, segregation, & various political movements, as well as a basic history of each group's struggle for civil rights.
North American Indian designs by Wilson, Eva
Call Number: E98 A7 W73 1984
Publication Date: 1984
Our Indian Princess by Nancy Marie Mithlo
Call Number: E98.A73 M58 2009
Publication Date: 2009-06-10
Are images and representations central to understanding Native Americans? How do Native artists, as producers of visual culture, respond to what art critic Lucy Lippard has called "the overwhelming burdens" of Indian art? In this path breaking study, anthropologist Nancy Marie Mithlo examines the power of stereotypes, the utility of pan-Indianism, the significance of realist ideologies, and the employment of alterity in Native American arts. Addressing the question of how visual referents communicate across cultural divides, she aims to deconstruct the common understanding of stereotypes and suggest that they may play a role in conveying otherness. By using concepts such as "strategic essentialism" and "conventional representations," she analyzes the ways in which disparate groups employ damaged knowledges in trying to communicate their own values and those of contrasting groups, especially when other conceptual tools are unavailable.
Native North American Art by Janet Catherine Berlo; Ruth B. Phillips
Call Number: E98.A7 B47 1998
Publication Date: 1998-11-19
An innovative survey of Native North American art history which fully incorporates substantive new research and scholarship, and examines such issues as gender, representation, the colonial encounter, and contemporary arts. By encompassing both the sacred and secular, political and domestic,the ceremonial and commercial, it shows the importance of the visual arts in maintaining the integrity of spiritual, social , political, and economic systems within Native North American societies.This exciting new investigation explores the indigenous arts of the US and Canada from the early pre-contact period to the present day, stressing the conceptual and iconographic continuities over five centuries and across an immensely diverse range of regions. The richness of Native American art isemphasized through discussions of basketry, wood and rock carvings, dance masks, and beadwork, alongside the contemporary vitality of paintings and installations by modern artists such as Robert Davidson, Emmi Whitehorse, and Alex Janvier.
Indian Painters and White Patrons by J. J. Brody
Call Number: E98 A7 B7 1971
Publication Date: 1971-01-01
Mankiller by Michael Wallis; Wilma P. Mankiller
Call Number: E99.C5 M335 1993
Publication Date: 1994-10-01
In this spiritual, moving autobiography, Wilma Mankiller, former Chief of the Cherokee Nation and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, tells of her own history while also honoring and recounting the history of the Cherokees. Mankiller's life unfolds against the backdrop of the dawning of the American Indian civil rights struggle, and her book becomes a quest to reclaim and preserve the great Native American values that form the foundation of our nation. Now featuring a new Afterword to the 2000 paperback reissue, this edition of Mankiller completely updates the author's private and public life after 1994 and explores the recent political struggles of the Cherokee Nation.
Buffalo Bird Woman's Garden by Gilbert L. Wilson
Call Number: E99.H6 W74 1987
Publication Date: 1987-10-15
Buffalo Bird Woman, a Hidatsa Indian born about 1839, was an expert gardener. Following centuries-old methods, she and the women of her family raised huge crops of corn, squash, beans, and sunflowers on the rich bottomlands of the Missouri River in what is now North Dakota. When she was young, her fields were near Like-a-fishhook, the earth-lodge village that the Hidatsa shared with the Mandan and Arikara. When she grew older, the families of the three tribes moved to individual allotments on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. In Buffalo Bird Woman's Garden, first published in 1917, anthropologist Gilbert L. Wilson transcribed the words of this remarkable woman, whose advice today's gardeners can still follow. She describes a year of activities, from preparing and planting the fields through cultivating, harvesting, and storing foods. She gives recipes for cooking typical Hidatsa dishes. And she tells of the stories, songs, and ceremonies that were essential to a bountiful harvest. A new introduction by anthropologist and ethnobotanist Jeffery R. Hanson describes the Hidatsa people's ecologically sound methods of gardening and Wilson's work with this traditional gardener. Praise for Buffalo Bird Woman's Garden: "A gem of a book useful for today's gardener." --Organic Gardener "One of the best gardening books around." --City Pages "Every gardener and agricultural scientist should find gems of practical wisdom in these pages, borne from an age-old tradition when sustainable agricultural practices . . . made the difference in sustaining life. Fascinating!" --Foster's Botanical & Herb Review "Historical photographs and diagrams of farming techniques, along with actual recipes and Hidatsa vegetable varieties, make this gem of a book useful for today'' gardener." --Organic Gardening
Native American Testimony by Peter Nabokov (Editor)
Call Number: 323.1 N278n LIB.SCI.
Publication Date: 1978-07-01
In the Trail of the Wind by John Bierhorst (Editor); Jane B. Bierhorst (Illustrator)
Call Number: PM197 E3 B5 1971
Publication Date: 1971-01-01
Translated from over forty lanugages and representing all the best-known Indian cultures of North and South America, this collection contains omens, battle songs, orations, love lyrics, prayers, dreams and mysterious incanations. A few examples of Eskimo poetry are included.
Search for an American Indian Identity by Hazel Hertzberg
Call Number: E91 H47
Publication Date: 1971-03-01
Native American Tribalism by D'Arcy McNickle
Call Number: E91 M26
Publication Date: 1973-11-15
Indian rock paintings of the Great Lakes by Dewdney, Selwyn H.
Call Number: E98 P6 D4 1967
Publication Date: 1967
Voices of earth and sky; the vision life of the native Americans and their culture heroes by Brown, Vinson
Call Number: E98 .R3 B76
Publication Date: 1974
Indians in Yellowstone National Park by Joel C. Janetski
Call Number: E78.W95 J36 2002
Publication Date: 2002-03-08
The vast, pine-covered plateau now known as Yellowstone National Park has been lived in, traveled through, and exploited by humans for thousands of years. It is still possible to see the remnants of old camps and deep-rutted trails over which ancient peoples crossed the Park to reach the bison-rich plains. When did humans first visit the area we now call Yellowstone? Who lived there when the first Europeans entered the region? What happened to the last of the early inhabitants? How did the Nez Perce, fleeing across the northen of the newly established Park in 1877, escape U.S. troops? How did Indians perceive the Park's geysers and hot springs? These and other questions are answered in this popular history of the Park written by a professional archaeologist who is also a seasonal resident of West Yellowstone. Joel Janetski reconstructs past human events from archaeological evidence and historical sources to provide an engrossing story of the people who knew the area hundreds, even thousands, of years ago and who left their traces amidst the grandeur that is today's Yellowstone National Park.
American Indians in a Modern World by Donald Lee Fixico
Call Number: E98.S7 F59 2008
Publication Date: 2008-01-28
American Indians in a Modern World examines the persistence of American Indian culture in a world of explicit antagonism and rapid modernization. Surveying the many facets of Indian life, from tribal ceremonies to Indian humor and gaming tables, Donald L. Fixico shows how Indian nations have survived threats to their culture and their very existence by relying on a flexible mix of traditional and modern values, enabling them to adapt to a world of airplanes, cities, and the Internet. Fixico looks deeply at Indian culture in its inescapable confrontation with the modern world: the formation of tribal governments in the 1930s, the service of thousands of Indians in World War II, the development of activist movements, the evolution of Indian artistic traditions, and efforts to balance traditional and modern education. American Indians have survived and often thrived in a rapidly changing world, he observes, because of their cultural resilience.
Slavery in Indian Country by Christina Snyder
Call Number: E85 .S69 2010
Publication Date: 2010-04-15
Slavery existed in North America long before the first Africans arrived at Jamestown. For centuries, Native Americans took prisoners of war and killed, adopted, or enslaved them. This book takes a familiar setting for bondage, the American South, and places Native Americans at the centre of the story.
Malinche, Pocahontas, and Sacagawea by Rebecca K. Jager; Rebecca Kay Jager
Call Number: E89 .J36 2015
Publication Date: 2015-10-20
The first Europeans to arrive in North America's various regions relied on Native women to help them navigate unfamiliar customs and places. This study of three well-known and legendary female cultural intermediaries, Malinche, Pocahontas, and Sacagawea, examines their initial contact with Euro-Americans, their negotiation of multinational frontiers, and their symbolic representation over time. Well before their first contact with Europeans or Anglo-Americans, the three women's societies of origin--the Aztecs of Central Mexico (Malinche), the Powhatans of the mid-Atlantic coast (Pocahontas), and the Shoshones of the northern Rocky Mountains (Sacagawea)--were already dealing with complex ethnic tensions and social change. Using wit and diplomacy learned in their Native cultures and often assigned to women, all three individuals hoped to benefit their own communities by engaging with the new arrivals. But as historian Rebecca Kay Jager points out, Europeans and white Americans misunderstood female expertise in diplomacy and interpreted indigenous women's cooperation as proof of their attraction to Euro-American men and culture. This confusion has created a historical misrepresentation of Malinche, Pocahontas, and Sacagawea as gracious Indian princesses, giving far too little credit to their skills as intermediaries. Examining their initial contact with Europeans and their work on multinational frontiers, Jager removes these three famous icons from the realm of mythology and cultural fantasy and situates each woman's behavior in her own cultural context. Drawing on history, anthropology, ethnohistory, and oral tradition, Jager demonstrates their shrewd use of diplomacy and fulfillment of social roles and responsibilities in pursuit of their communities' future advantage. Jager then goes on to delineate the symbolic roles that Malinche, Pocahontas, and Sacagawea came to play in national creation stories. Mexico and the United States have molded their legends to justify European colonization and condemn it, to explain Indian defeat and celebrate indigenous prehistory. After hundreds of years, Malinche, Pocahontas and Sacagawea are still relevant. They are the symbolic mothers of the Americas, but more than that, they fulfilled crucial roles in times of pivotal and enduring historical change. Understanding their stories brings us closer to understanding our own histories.
Rez Road Follies by Jim Northrup
Call Number: E99.C6 N67 1999
Publication Date: 1999-10-15
This work captures storteller, poet, and performer Jim Northrup at his shrewdest and funniest. He tells the key events of his own life: his childhood in a government boarding school, combat in Vietnam, confronting tragedies, and becoming a grandfather.'
When We Were Alone by David A. Robertson; Julie Flett (Illustrator)
Call Number: 741.5 R649w
Publication Date: 2016-12-01
A young girl notices things about her grandmother that make her curious. Why does her grandmother have long, braided hair and beautifully coloured clothing? Why does she speak Cree and spend so much time with her family? As she asks questions, her grandmother shares her experiences in a residential school, when all of these things were taken away. Also available in a bilingual Swampy Cree/English edition. When We Were Alone won the 2017 Governor General's Literary Award in the Young People's Literature (Illustrated Books) category, and was nominated for the TD Canadian's Children's Literature Award.
Young Water Protectors by Aslan Tudor; Kelly Tudor; Jason Eaglespeaker (Prepared for Publication by)
Call Number: 978 T912y
Publication Date: 2018-08-08
At the not-so-tender age of 8, Aslan arrived in North Dakota to help stop a pipeline. A few months later he returned - and saw the whole world watching. Read about his inspiring experiences in the Oceti Sakowin Camp at Standing Rock. Learn about what exactly happened there, and why. Be inspired by Aslan's story of the daily life of Standing Rock's young water protectors. Mni Wiconi ... Water is Life
Flying with the Eagle, Racing the Great Bear by Joseph Bruchac (As told by)
Call Number: 398.2 B886f
Publication Date: 2003-03-01
A collection of traditional tales which presents the heritage of various Indian nations, including the Wampanoag, Cherokee, Osage, Lakota, and Tlingit.
We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga by Traci Sorell; Frane Lessac (Illustrator)
Call Number: 975.004 S813w
Publication Date: 2018-09-04
2019 Sibert Honor Book 2019 Orbis Pictus Honor Book NPR's Guide To 2018's Great Reads 2018 BookLaunchAward (SCBWI) Kirkus ReviewsBest Books of 2018 School Library JournalBest Books of 2018 2018 JLG selection 2019 Reading the West Picture Book Award The Cherokee community is grateful for blessings and challenges that each season brings. This is modern Native American life as told by an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation. The word otsaliheliga (oh-jah-LEE-hay-lee-gah) is used by members of the Cherokee Nation to express gratitude. Beginning in the fall with the new year and ending in summer, follow a full Cherokee year of celebrations and experiences. Written by a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, this look at one group of Native Americans is appended with a glossary and the complete Cherokee syllabary, originally created by Sequoyah. "A gracious, warm, and loving celebration of community and gratitude"-Kirkus ReviewsSTARRED REVIEW "The book underscores the importance of traditions and carrying on a Cherokee way of life"-Horn Book STARRED REVIEW "This informative and authentic introduction to a thriving ancestral and ceremonial way of life is perfect for holiday and family sharing"-School Library JournalSTARRED REVIEW "An elegant representation"-Shelf Awareness STARRED REVIEW
I Am Not a Number by Jenny Kay Dupuis; Kathy Kacer; Gillian Newland (Illustrator)
Call Number: 813.6 D944a
Publication Date: 2016-09-06
When eight-year-old Irene is removed from her First Nations family to live in a residential school she is confused, frightened, and terribly homesick. She tries to remember who she is and where she came from, despite the efforts of the nuns who are in charge at the school and who tell her that she is not to use her own name but instead use the number they have assigned to her. When she goes home for summer holidays, Irene's parents decide never to send her and her brothers away again. But where will they hide? And what will happen when her parents disobey the law? Based on the life of co-author Jenny Kay Dupuis' grandmother, I Am Not a Number is a hugely necessary book that brings a terrible part of Canada's history to light in a way that children can learn from and relate to.