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For courses in Introduction to American Indians in departments of Native American Studies/American Indian Studies, Anthropology, American Studies, Sociology, History, Women's Studies. This unique reader presents a broad approach to the study of American Indians through the voices and viewpoints of the Native Peoples themselves. Multi-disciplinary and hemispheric in approach, it draws on ethnography, biography, journalism, art, and poetry to familiarize students with the historical and present day experiences of native peoples and nations throughout North and South America all with a focus on themes and issues that are crucial within Indian Country today.

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Genre : History
Author : Susan Lobo
Publisher : Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall
Release : 2001
File : 582 Pages
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015052313783

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This unique reader presents a broad approach to the study of American Indians through the voices and viewpoints of the Native Peoples themselves. Multi-disciplinary and hemispheric in approach, it draws on ethnography, biography, journalism, art, and poetry to familiarize students with the historical and present day experiences of native peoples and nations throughout North and South America–all with a focus on themes and issues that are crucial within Indian Country today. For courses in Introduction to American Indians in departments of Native American Studies/American Indian Studies, Anthropology, American Studies, Sociology, History, Women's Studies.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Susan Lobo
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-02-19
File : 546 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781317346166

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Profiles over fifty emerging and established contemporary Native American artists and provides samples of their work.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Lisa Charleyboy
Publisher : Annick Press
Release : 2014-07-24
File : 128 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1554516870

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An introduction synthesizes the latest anthropological, archaeological, historical, and sociological scholarship and the 95 carefully edited selections provide students with an overview of Native American history from the earliest migrations to the present. The volume includes a chronology, glossary, and bibliography, making it a valuable teaching tool.

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Genre : History
Author : Steven Mintz
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
Release : 2000-07-26
File : 266 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1881089592

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The history of the American "Indian," both past and present, has been encompassed by myth and caricature. Concentrating on the Native American nations of the "lower forty-eighty," Native American Voices surveys tribal groups, their life before the European conquerors arrived, religious encounters, current beliefs, and their history of pain. Written to inform and challenge the average reader as well as the professional, this account goes beyond history to assess continuing justice issues and immense problems that face the Native American community today. The book presents research data and the need for response. Say the authors: "Only a change of opinion and a clear insight by the majority of this land will end the debilitating prejudice that senselessly contributes to the Native Americans' modern history of pain."

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Genre : History
Author : David A. Rausch
Publisher : VNR AG
Release : 1994
File : 180 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0801077737

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In Indian Voices, Alison Owings takes readers on a fresh journey across America, east to west, north to south, and around again. Owings's most recent oral history—engagingly written in a style that entertains and informs—documents what Native Americans say about themselves, their daily lives, and the world around them. Young and old from many tribal nations speak with candor, insight, and (unknown to many non-Natives) humor about what it is like to be a Native American in the twenty-first century. Through intimate interviews many also express their thoughts about the sometimes staggeringly ignorant, if often well-meaning, non-Natives they encounter—some who do not realize Native Americans still exist, much less that they speak English, have cell phones, use the Internet, and might attend powwows and power lunches. Indian Voices, an inspiring and important contribution to the literature about the original Americans, will make every reader rethink the past—and present—of the United States.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Alison Owings
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Release : 2011-02-28
File : 392 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780813550961

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Surviving in Two Worlds brings together the voices of twenty-six Native American leaders. The interviewees come from a variety of tribal backgrounds and include such national figures as Oren Lyons, Arvol Looking Horse, John Echohawk, William Demmert, Clifford Trafzer, Greg Sarris, and Roxanne Swentzell. Their interviews are divided into five sections, grouped around the themes of tradition, history and politics, healing, education, and culture. They take readers into their lives, their dreams and fears, their philosophies and experiences, and show what they are doing to assure the survival of their peoples and cultures, as well as the earth as a whole. Their analyses of the past and present, and especially their counsels for the future, are timely and urgent.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Lois Crozier-Hogle
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Release : 2010-06-28
File : 288 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780292789647

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Anthology of 34 selections of contemporary Southwest Native American poetry, short fiction, and playwriting.

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Genre : American literature
Author : Anna Lee Walters
Publisher : Northland Pub
Release : 1993
File : 131 Pages
ISBN-13 : STANFORD:36105009126165

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Native peoples of North America still face an uncertain future due to their unstable political, legal, and economic positions. Views of their predicament continue to be dominated by non-Indian writers. In response, a dozen Native American writers here reclaim their rightful role as influential "voices" in debates about Native communities. These scholars examine crucial issues of politics, law, and religion in the context of ongoing Native American resistance to the dominant culture. They particularly show how the writings of Vine Deloria, Jr., have shaped and challenged American Indian scholarship in these areas since 1960s. They provide key insights into Deloria's thought, while introducing some critical issues confronting Native nations. Collectively, these essays take up four important themes: indigenous societies as the embodiment of cultures of resistance, legal resistance to western oppression against indigenous nations, contemporary Native religious practices, and Native intellectual challenges to academia. Essays address indigenous perspectives on topics usually treated by non-Indians, such as role of women in Indian society, the importance of sacred sites to American Indian religious identity, and relationship of native language to indigenous autonomy. A closing essay by Deloria, in vintage form, reminds Native Americans of their responsibilities and obligations to one another and to past and future generations. This book argues for renewed cultivation of a Native American Studies that is more Indian-centered.

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Genre : History
Author : Richard A. Grounds
Publisher : Lawrence : University Press of Kansas
Release : 2003
File : 362 Pages
ISBN-13 : UOM:49015002807403

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An illustrated collection of essays in which Native American people from the cultures of Northern Plains, Tuscarora, Cherokee, Makah, Quechua, and Western Apache, tell the histories and some of the stories of their people.

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Genre : Indian mythology
Author : National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)
Publisher : Universe Pub
Release : 1997
File : 80 Pages
ISBN-13 : STANFORD:36105019342323

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