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Amskapi Pikuni
Amskapi Pikuni (August 2012)
The Blackfeet People
Clark Wissler - Author
Alice Beck Kehoe - Author
Stewart E. Miller - with the collaboration of

A contemporary history of one of the best-known American Indian nations.

Written in collaboration with Blackfoot tribal historians and educators, Amskapi Pikuni portrays a strong native nation fighting for two centuries against domination by Anglo invaders. The Blackfeet endured bungling, corrupt, and drunken agents; racist schoolteachers; and a federal Indian Bureau that failed to disburse millions of d...(Read More)
 
 
Strong Hearts, Native Lands
Strong Hearts, Native Lands (June 2012)
The Cultural and Political Landscape of Anishinaabe Anti-Clearcutting Activism
Anna J. Willow - Author

Uplifting account of the struggle between the Grassy Narrows First Nation and the Canadian logging industry.

In December 2002 members of the Grassy Narrows First Nation blocked a logging road to impede the movement of timber industry trucks and equipment within their 2,500-square-mile traditional territory. The Grassy Narrows blockade went on to become the longest-standing protest of its type in Canadian history....(Read More)
 
 
Conversations with Remarkable Native Americans
Conversations with Remarkable Native Americans (March 2012)
Joelle Rostkowski - Author

Entertaining and enlightening interviews with some of today’s most important Native Americans.

In these lively and informative interviews, skillfully contextualized in a national and international sociopolitical perspective, noted ethnohistorian Joëlle Rostkowski brings to light major developments in the Native American experience over the last thirty years. Overcoming hardships they have e...(Read More)
 
 
Red Ink
Red Ink (March 2012)
Native Americans Picking Up the Pen in the Colonial Period
Drew Lopenzina - Author

Reexamines the writings of early indigenous authors in the northeastern United States.

The Native peoples of colonial New England were quick to grasp the practical functions of Western literacy. Their written literary output was composed to suit their own needs and expressed views often in resistance to the agendas of the European colonists they were confronted with. Red Ink is an engaging retelling of A...(Read More)
 
 
Becoming an Ancestor
Becoming an Ancestor (November 2011)
The Isthmus Zapotec Way of Death
Anya Peterson Royce - Author

A striking look at the death rituals of an indigenous community in North America.

Powerful and beautifully written, this is the story of the Isthmus Zapotecs of southern Mexico and their unbroken chain of ancestors and collective memory over the generations. Mortuary beliefs and actions are collective and pervasive in ways not seen in the United States, a resonant deep structure across many domains of Zapotec culture.

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Maurice Kenny
Maurice Kenny (November 2011)
Celebrations of a Mohawk Writer
Penelope Myrtle Kelsey - Editor
Joseph Bruchac - Foreword by

2012 Best Critical Book Award presented by Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers

Explores the work of Maurice Kenny, a pivotal figure in American Indian literature from the 1950s to the present.

This collection explores the broad range of works by Mohawk writer Maurice Kenny (1929–), a pivotal figure in American Indian literature from the 1950s t...(Read More)
 
 
The Tonawanda Senecas' Heroic Battle Against Removal
The Tonawanda Senecas' Heroic Battle Against Removal (July 2011)
Conservative Activist Indians
Laurence M. Hauptman - Author

The definitive eighteenth- and nineteenth-century history of the Tonawanda Senecas of western New York State.

The remarkable story of the Tonawanda Senecas in the face of overwhelming odds is the centerpiece of this landmark community study. In the six decades prior to the Civil War, they wrestled with pressures from land companies; the local, state, and federal officials’ policies to acquire tribal lands a...(Read More)
 
 
How Mockingbirds Are
How Mockingbirds Are (June 2011)
O'odham Ritual Orations
Donald Bahr - Author

Brilliant analysis of the power of ritual orations in a southwestern American Indian community.

The mediation of mockingbirds and the enduring significance of indigenous ceremonial speeches are deftly revealed in this brilliant analysis of ritual orations created and delivered by the O’odham people (also known as the Pima-Papago). Making their homes along rivers and washes across the arid expanses and moun...(Read More)
 
 
Potent Mana
Potent Mana (March 2011)
Lessons in Power and Healing
Wende Elizabeth Marshall - Author

Brilliant study of the effects of colonialism on the physical, mental, and spiritual health of Native Hawaiians, and their efforts to decolonize through healing and remembering.

Brilliantly elucidating and weaving together the forces of indigenous sovereignty, colonialism, and personal health, Potent Mana offers a uniquely holistic and intimate portrait of the long-term effects of colonialism on an in...(Read More)
 
 
Memory Matters
Memory Matters (January 2011)
Proceedings from the 2010 Conference Hosted by the Humanities Center, Miami University of Ohio
Daniel M. Cobb - Editor
Helen Sheumaker - Editor

Explores how the process of memorialization keeps the past alive in the present and shapes the way we imagine our possible futures.


“The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” — William Faulkner


The three thought-provoking essays in Memory Matters explore how the process of memorialization keeps the past alive in the present and shape the way we i...(Read More)
 
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