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Circle of Goods
Circle of Goods (January 2003)
Women, Work, and Welfare in a Reservation Community
Tressa Berman - Author

Studies how women in a reservation economy have creatively responded to federal policy.

Circle of Goods compiles the stories of Native American women and examines their kinship, wage work, and informal economies. Responding to the upheavals of reservation life brought about by federal policies—from commodity rations to welfare reform—Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara women, each with distinct histories and ...(Read More)
 
 
The Solidarity of Kin
The Solidarity of Kin (August 2002)
Ethnohistory, Religious Studies, and the Algonkian-French Religious Encounter
Kenneth M. Morrison - Author

Using the example of the Eastern Algonkians, this book argues that Native Americans did not convert to Christianity, but rather made sense of Christianity in their own traditional ways and for their own social purposes.

Arguing that Native Americans’ religious life and history have been misinterpreted, author Kenneth M. Morrison reconstructs the Eastern Algonkians’ world views, demonstrates the indigenous modes of ration...(Read More)
 
 
Sustaining the Forest, the People, and the Spirit
Sustaining the Forest, the People, and the Spirit (January 2000)
Thomas Davis - Author

Documents and describes the Menominee Indians' tribal practice of sustainable environmental development.

Sustaining the Forest, the People, and the Spirit tells the story of the Menominee Indian Tribe and how they have sustained their 230,000 acre forest in ways that have enhanced, rather than degraded, the environment in the face of development pressures. Through a careful look at Menominee history, politics, institutions, econ...(Read More)
 
 
Iroquois Corn in a Culture-Based Curriculum
Iroquois Corn in a Culture-Based Curriculum (December 1998)
A Framework for Respectfully Teaching about Cultures
Carol Cornelius - Author

Provides a framework and an example for studying diverse cultures in a respectful manner, using the thematic focus of corn to examine the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) culture.

"Using American schools to help citizens understand, respect, and value cultural diversity is extremely important. However, efforts in K-12 schools today to teach about 'other' cultures are a mile wide and an inch deep. That is to say everybody is doing it, but almos...(Read More)
 
 
Weaving Ourselves into the Land
Weaving Ourselves into the Land (July 1997)
Charles Godfrey Leland, 'Indians,' and the Study of Native American Religions
Thomas C. Parkhill - Author

CHOICE 1997 Outstanding Academic Book

Examines how both negative and positive stereotypes of the "Indian" have influenced the study of Native American religions.

It is now over half a millennium since the first sustained contact between the peoples or Europe and North America, yet Native Americans and especially their religious traditions still fascinate those who are not Native. In Weavin...(Read More)
 
 
In Defense of Mohawk Land
In Defense of Mohawk Land (April 1997)
Ethnopolitical Conflict in Native North America
Linda Pertusati - Author

Examines the conflict that exists between the Mohawk Warrior Movement and Canada within the context of the Mohawk nation's struggle for national self-determination.
During 1990, a land dispute between the Mohawk territory of Kanehsatake and the town of Oka, Quebec, Canada took center stage in the world community, erupting into months of intense and often violent confrontation. Rooted in the historical reality of past injustices, the event...(Read More)
 
 
To Live Heroically
To Live Heroically (March 1997)
Institutional Racism and American Indian Education
Delores J. Huff - Author

Analyzes American Indian education in the last century and compares the tribal, mission, and Bureau of Indian Affairs schools.
To Live Heroically examines American Indian education during the last century, comparing the tribal, mission, and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) schools and curriculums and the assumptions that each system made about the role that Indians should assume in society. This significant book analyzes the relation...(Read More)
 
 
Visionary Worlds
Visionary Worlds (March 1996)
The Making and Unmaking of Reality
Lee Irwin - Author

Considers the role and significance of imagination and the myth-making processes that engage human beings in constructing a viable, living world of meaningful relations, beliefs and social interactions.

Visionary Worlds examines the role and significance of imagination and the myth-making processes that engage human beings in constructing a viable, living world of meaningful relations, beliefs, and social interact...(Read More)
 
 
Native American Postcolonial Psychology
Native American Postcolonial Psychology (March 1995)
Eduardo Duran - Author
Bonnie Duran - Author

This book shows that it is necessary to understand intergenerational trauma and internalized oppression in order to understand Native Americans today. It makes native American ways of conceptualizing the world available to readers.
"This is a book about Native Americans written the way it should be." -- Russell Thornton, Dartmouth College
This book presents a theoretical discussion of problems and issues encountered in the Nat...(Read More)
 
 
Formulating American Indian Policy in New York State, 1970-1986
Formulating American Indian Policy in New York State, 1970-1986 (July 1988)
Laurence M. Hauptman - Author

This is the first descriptive analysis of how American Indian policies are made both at the statewide and at agency levels. Pertinent to all states, the study describes New York’s historic policies and emphasizes that improving Indian lifestyles or attracting Indians to government employment is handicapped by their overall distrust of state intentions, a distrust caused by the continued impasse on American Indian land claims. Employing archiv...(Read More)
 
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