Bad Fruits of the Civilized Tree examines the role of alcohol among the Cherokees through more than two hundred years, from contact with white traders until Oklahoma reached statehood in 1907. While acknowledging the addictive and socially destructive effects of alcohol, Izumi Ishii also examines... More Info
"Distinguished novelist Robert J. Conley here examines some of the most interesting facets of the Cherokee world. In 26 essays laced with humor, understatement, and even sarcasm, this popular writer takes on politics, culture, his people's history, and what it means to be Cherokee." "Readers who... More Info
How is history lived "in person" -- in everyday, subjectively experienced events and practices? How does it shape the identities of individual people? The ten essays in this book explore these questions within a framework of conflict or "struggle," demonstrating how subjects' intimate self-making... More Info
First Nations run casinos are a visible part of the Canadian landscape. Many view such enterprises as an important tool of economic development for impoverished First Nations communities, while others view them with suspicion.
Strangers to Relatives is an intimate and illuminating look at a typical but misunderstood part of anthropological fieldwork in North America: the adoption and naming of anthropologists by Native families and communities. Adoption and naming have long been a common way for Native peoples in Canada... More Info