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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)
 
 
Shrouds of White Earth
Shrouds of White Earth (August 2010)
Gerald Vizenor - Author

2011 American Book Award, presented by the Before Columbus Foundation

Pointed, absorbing novel about an indigenous artist’s long journey of creativity and coming-of-awareness from White Earth Reservation to Paris.

Shrouds of White Earth, an innovative novel about a contemporary Native American Indian artist illuminates, infuriates, and enchants. Dogroy Beaulie...(Read More)
 
 
Hocak Teaching Materials, Volume 1
Hocak Teaching Materials, Volume 1 (June 2010)
Elements of Grammar/Learner's Dictionary
Johannes Helmbrecht - Editor
Christian Lehmann - Editor

Comprehensive bilingual dictionary of the Hocąk language.

The most comprehensive dictionary of the Hocąk language (formerly known as Winnebago) to date, this bidirectional Hocąk-English/English-Hocąk dictionary contains approximately 4,000 entries. Hocąk is a highly endangered North American Indian language spoken by less than two hundred people in different parts of Wisconsin...(Read More)
 
 
Hocak Teaching Materials, Volume 2
Hocak Teaching Materials, Volume 2 (June 2010)
Texts with Analysis and Translation, and an Audio-CD of Original Hocak Texts
Iren Hartmann - Editor
Christian Marschke - Editor

Second volume of instructional materials for learning the original Hocąk language, featuring entire texts and a CD.

This second volume of teaching materials for the Hocąk language illuminates the intricacies of the spoken language by showing how the words and grammatical information given in volume 1 are used in actual speech. A range of entire texts is featured, accompanied by a detailed gr...(Read More)
 
 
Nantucket and Other Native Places
Nantucket and Other Native Places (May 2010)
The Legacy of Elizabeth Alden Little
Elizabeth S. Chilton - Editor
Mary Lynne Rainey - Editor

An indispensable, up-to-date overview of the archaeology of the Native peoples and earliest settlers of eastern Massachusetts.

The archaeology and histories of the Native peoples and earliest settlers of eastern Massachusetts come vividly to life in these pages. Leading archaeologists and anthropologists share the latest findings and interpretations on a wide range of topics, including the archaeology of the Jethro...(Read More)
 
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