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The Native Americans by
Call Number: + E77 .N353 2003 Oversize
Publication Date: 1999-09-01
An in-depth visual survey of Native American life is divided into nine cultural areas and discusses their traditions, political and spiritual leaders, and the impact of European settlement on native societies.
American Indians in a Modern World by
Call Number: E98.S7 F59 2008 STACKS
Publication Date: 2008-01-28
American Indians in a Modern World examines the persistence of American Indian culture in a world of explicit antagonism and rapid modernization. Surveying the many facets of Indian life from tribal ceremonies to Indian humor and gaming tables, Donald L. Fixico shows how Indian nations have survived threats to their culture and their very existence by relying on a flexible mix of traditional and modern values, enabling them to adapt to a world of airplanes, cities, and the Internet.
The Killing of Crazy Horse by
Call Number: E99.O3 C7255 2010 STACKS
Publication Date: 2010-11-02
Investigates the enigmatic Native American figure, assessing critical battles attributed to his leadership within the context of the Great Sioux Wars, exploring the relationships between the Lakota Sioux and other tribes, and analyzing the subjugation of North Plains Native Americans.
Native Voices by
Call Number: E98.E85 .N38 2003 STACKS
Publication Date: 2003-06-01
Native peoples of North America still face an uncertain future due to their unstable political, legal, and economic positions. Views of their predicament, however, continue to be dominated by non-Indian writers. In response, a dozen Native American writers here reclaim their rightful role as influential "voices" in the debates about Native communities at the dawn of a new millennium.
Native American Myths by
Call Number: E98.R3 S7 2005 STACKS
Publication Date: 2006-02-10
Drawn from the legends of the Algonquins, Iroquois, Sioux, Pawnee, and Northern and Northwestern Indians, these enchanting tales offer rich insights into tribal character and beliefs. The stories, selected by the distinguished anthropologist and folklorist Lewis Spence, range in theme from romantic love to rivalry between warriors.
Native Universe by
Call Number: + E77 .N365 2004 STACKS
Publication Date: 2004-09-01
More than three hundred photographs complement a collection of essays by a group of leading native American scholars, writers, tribal leaders, and activists that address such topics as Native American history, philosophy, folkways, culture, artwork, and religion.
Call Number: E99.M83 U536 2003 STACKS
Publication Date: 2003-03-13
In Uncas: First of the Mohegans, Michael Leroy Oberg integrates the life story of an important Native American sachem into the broader story of European settlement in America. The arrival of the English in Connecticut in the 1630s upset the established balance among the region's native groups and brought rapid economic and social change.
In the Hands of the Great Spirit by
Call Number: E77 .P14 2003 STACKS
Publication Date: 2003-03-25
The story of the American Indians has, until now, been told as a 500-year tragedy, a story of violent and fatal encounters with Europeans and their diseases, followed by steady retreat, defeat, and diminishment. Yet the true story begins much earlier, and its final recent chapter adds a major twist. Jake Page, one of the Southwest's most distinguished writers and a longtime student of Indian history and culture, tells a radically new story, thanks to an explosion of recent archaeological findings, the latest scholarship, and an exploration of Indian legends.
North American Indian Art by
Call Number: E98.A7 P408 2004 STACKS
Publication Date: 2004-06-17
A splendidly illustrated introduction to the rich history of Native American art, distinguished by its broad coverage and nuanced discussion. This timely new book surveys the artistic traditions of indigenous North America, from those of ancient cultures such as Adena, Hopewell, Mississippian, and Anasazi to the work of modern artists like Earnest Spybuck, Fred Kabotie, Dick West, T. C. Cannon, and Gerald McMaster.
Lewis and Clark Through Indian Eyes by
Call Number: F592.4 2006 STACKS
Publication Date: 2006-04-11
For the first time in the two hundred years since Lewis and Clark led their expedition from St. Louis to the Pacific, we hear the other side of the story—as we listen to nine descendants of the Indians whose homelands were traversed.
Honoring the Medicine by
Call Number: E98.M4 C64 2006 STACKS
Publication Date: 2006-06-27
For thousands of years, Native medicine was the only medicine on the North American continent. It is America’s original holistic medicine, a powerful means of healing the body, balancing the emotions, and renewing the spirit. Medicine men and women prescribe prayers, dances, songs, herbal mixtures, counseling, and many other remedies that help not only the individual but the family and the community as well. The goal of healing is both wellness and wisdom.
In the Shadow of Wounded Knee by
Call Number: E83.89 .D57 2005 STACKS
Publication Date: 2005-11-29
The massacre of at least 150 Indians by the U.S. Army along Wounded Knee Creek in the Lakota reservation on December 29, 1890 generally is considered the closing salvo in America's Indian Wars. But as Roger L. Di Silvestro reveals in startling detail, the fight was hardly over. Two tragic events in the weeks immediately following would reignite the conflict and forever color its legacy.
The People and the Word by
Call Number: PS153.I52 W37 2005 STACKS
Publication Date: 2005-11-01
Focusing on autobiographical writings and critical essays, as well as communally authored and political documents, The People and the Word explores how the Native tradition of nonfiction has both encompassed and dissected Native experiences.
Call Number: F592.7.S123 S85 2008 STACKS
Publication Date: 2008-07-30
Sacagawea, kidnapped as an adolescent and sold as a slave to a French-Canadian fur trader, is best known for her role as interpreter and symbol of goodwill for Lewis and Clark on their journey west. Despite her pivotal role in this era of Manifest Destiny and blending cultures, much of her ensuing life story remains uncertain, thanks to a larger focus on Lewis and Clark themselves, as well as the perpetuation of legend over fact in several 20th century movies and publications
The Head in Edward Nugent's Hand by
Call Number: E99.A35 O24 2008 STACKS
Publication Date: 2007-10-03
Roanoke is part of the lore of early America, the colony that disappeared. Many Americans know of Sir Walter Ralegh's ill-fated expedition, but few know about the Algonquian peoples who were the island's inhabitants. The Head in Edward Nugent's Hand examines Ralegh's plan to create an English empire in the New World but also the attempts of native peoples to make sense of the newcomers who threatened to transform their world in frightening ways.