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Native Authenticity
Native Authenticity (April 2010)
Transnational Perspectives on Native American Literary Studies
Deborah L. Madsen - Editor

A survey of current critical perspectives on how North American indigenous peoples are viewed and represented transnationally.

An indispensable resource for readers, students, and scholars of Native literatures in North America, Native Authenticity offers a clear, comprehensive, and systematic look at the diversity of critical approaches to the idea of “Indian-ness.” Some of the foremost transat...(Read More)
 
 
The Dance of Person and Place
The Dance of Person and Place (April 2010)
One Interpretation of American Indian Philosophy
Thomas M. Norton-Smith - Author

Uses the concept of “world-making” to provide an introduction to American Indian philosophy.

Ever since first contact with Europeans, American Indian stories about how the world is have been regarded as interesting objects of study, but also as childish and savage, philosophically curious and ethically monstrous. Using the writings of early ethnographers and cultural anthropologists, early narratives...(Read More)
 
 
Fire Along the Sky
Fire Along the Sky (February 2010)
Being the Adventures of Captain Shane Hardacre in the New World
Robert Moss - Author

Revised and Expanded Edition containing the love letters of Valerie D’Arcy, complete and unexpurgated

A wildly entertaining historical adventure, deep inside the crucible in which America was forged.

“Splendidly researched and wildly amusing historical adventure … Tom Jones as The Deerslayer.” — Kirkus Reviews

Dearest S...(Read More)
 
 
Interior Landscapes, Second Edition
Interior Landscapes, Second Edition (August 2009)
Autobiographical Myths and Metaphors
Gerald Vizenor - Author

The classic autobiography of the famous Indigenous writer and critic Gerald Vizenor.

The classic memoir by one of the most celebrated Indigenous writers of the modern era, Interior Landscapes offers an unforgettable glimpse of the life and world of Gerald Vizenor. Vizenor writes about his experiences as a tribal mixedblood in the new world of simulations; the themes in his autobiographical stories are lost me...(Read More)
 
 
The Specter of Sex
The Specter of Sex (August 2009)
Gendered Foundations of Racial Formation in the United States
Sally L. Kitch - Author

Top Three Finalist - 2010 John Hope Franklin Publication Prize presented by the American Studies Association

Genealogy of the formation of race and gender hierarchies in the U.S.

Theories of intersectionality have fundamentally transformed how feminists and critical race scholars understand the relationship between race and gender, but are often limited in their focus on contem...(Read More)
 
 
The Firekeeper
The Firekeeper (July 2009)
A Narrative of the New York Frontier
Robert Moss - Author

An epic adventure based on the extraordinary historical story of Sir William Johnson and the author’s dreams of a Mohawk “woman of power” who lived three centuries ago.

“Robert Moss is a writer of considerable skill. In The Firekeeper, he shows a talent for accurate historical detail and an ability to recreate the past, both as it was and as it might have been. To read The Firekeeper is to be t...(Read More)
 
 
White Savage
White Savage (March 2009)
William Johnson and the Invention of America
Fintan O'Toole - Author

Brings a strikingly original perspective to Johnson’s life, and suggests new ways of thinking about Johnson’s part in creating a nation he did not live to see.

William Johnson was scarcely more than a boy when he left Ireland and his Gaelic, Roman Catholic family to become a Protestant in the service of Britain’s North American empire. In New York by 1738, Johnson moved to the frontiers along the ...(Read More)
 
 
Archaic Societies
Archaic Societies (March 2009)
Diversity and Complexity across the Midcontinent
Thomas E. Emerson - Editor
Dale L. McElrath - Editor
Andrew C. Fortier - Editor

Essential overview of American Indian societies during the Archaic period across central North America.

Sweeping and detailed, this long-awaited volume is an indispensable guide to the Archaic period across the midcontinent. Archaeologists throughout the region share the latest excavation results and analytical perspectives to reveal and reinterpret the worlds of those Native peoples who lived there for some 9,000 ...(Read More)
 
 
The Reason for Crows
The Reason for Crows (February 2009)
A Story of Kateri Tekakwitha
Diane Glancy - Author

The story of a seventeenth-century Mohawk woman’s interaction with her land, the Jesuits, and the religion they brought.

In The Reason for Crows, award-winning author Diane Glancy continues her project begun in Pushing the Bear: A Novel of the Trail of Tears and Stone Heart: A Novel of Sacajawea. Imagining the interior voice of Kateri Tekakwitha, Glancy relays the story of the y...(Read More)
 
 
Mohawk Frontier, Second Edition
Mohawk Frontier, Second Edition (February 2009)
The Dutch Community of Schenectady, New York, 1661-1710
Thomas E. Burke Jr. - Author
William A. Starna - Introduction

CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

A history of Dutch Schenectady.

This is the fascinating story of the Dutch community at Schenectady, a village that grew out of the wilderness along the northern frontier of New Netherland in the 1660s. Drawing upon a wealth of original documents, Thomas E. Burke Jr. renders an engaging portrait of a small but dynamic Dutch village in the twilight years ...(Read More)
 
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