Category: Indigenous studies

Doctor among the Oglala Sioux Tribe

Univ of Nebraska Pr | May 1, 2010 | 366 pages
In 1953 young surgeon Robert H. Ruby began work as the chief medical officer at the hospital on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. He began writing almost daily to his sister, describing the Oglala Lakota people he served, his Bureau of Indian Affairs colleagues, and day-to-day life... More Info

Indian Education in the American Colonies, 1607-1783

Univ of Nebraska Pr | July 1, 2007 | 333 pages
Armed with Bible and primer, missionaries and teachers in colonial America sought, in their words, “to Christianize and civilize the native heathen.” Both the attempts to transform Indians via schooling and the Indians' reaction to such efforts are closely studied for the first time in Indian... More Info

Skylark meets meadowlark

Univ of Nebraska Pr | November 1, 2009 | 416 pages
A Native rereading of both British Romanticism and mainstream Euro-American ecocriticism, this cross-cultural transatlantic study of literary imaginings about birds sets the agenda for a more sophisticated and nuanced ecocriticism. Lakota critic Thomas C. Gannon explores how poets and nature... More Info

Lakotas, Black Robes, and Holy Women

University of Nebraska Press | January 1, 2010 | 340 pages
Lakotas, Black Robes, and Holy Women makes available in English a rare collection of eyewitness accounts by German Catholic missionaries among the Lakotas in the late nineteenth century. German missionaries played an important role in the early years of the St. Francis mission on the Rosebud... More Info

Strangers to relatives

Univ of Nebraska Pr | January 1, 2001 | 270 pages
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

American Indians in the Lower Mississippi Valley

University of Nebraska Press | March 31, 2004 | 205 pages
During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the Native peoples inhabiting the Lower Mississippi Valley confronted increasing domination by colonial powers, disastrous reductions in population, and the threat of being marginalized by a new cotton economy. Their strategies of resistance and... More Info

The Hernando de Soto expedition

Univ of Nebraska Pr | January 1, 2006 | 494 pages
From 1539 to 1542 Hernando de Soto and several hundred armed men cut a path of destruction and disease across the Southeast from Florida to the Mississippi River. The eighteen contributors to this volume—anthropologists, ethnohistorians, and literary critics—investigate broad cultural and... More Info

Choctaw Genesis, 1500-1700

Univ of Nebraska Pr | February 1, 1998 | 411 pages
"A remarkable synthesis of history, anthropology, and cartography".-Choice. "A significant addition to a rich and growing bibliography of southeastern Indians in general and the Choctaws in particular . . . [Galloway shows] the finest instincts of a careful researcher . . . and she offer[s] a... More Info

Choctaws in a Revolutionary Age, 1750-1830

Univ of Nebraska Pr | November 1, 2005 | 164 pages
This evocative story of the Choctaws is told through the lives of two remarkable leaders, Taboca and Franchimastabé, during a period of revolutionary change, 1750-1830. Both men achieved recognition as warriors in the eighteenth century but then followed very different paths of leadership. Taboca... More Info

The Indian Man

Univ of Nebraska Pr | June 1, 2002 | 248 pages
The Indian Man examines the life of James Mooney (1861–1921), the son of poor Irish immigrants who became a champion of Native peoples and one of the most influential anthropology fieldworkers of all time. As a staff member of the Smithsonian Institution for over three decades, Mooney conducted... More Info

The Jesus road

Bison Books | May 1, 2002 | 152 pages
In this highly original and moving volume, an anthropologist, a historian, and a Native singer come together to reveal the personal and cultural power of Christian faith among the Kiowas of southwestern Oklahoma and to show how Christian members of the Kiowa community have creatively embraced hymns... More Info

Native women's history in eastern North America before 1900

Univ of Nebraska Pr | October 1, 2007 | 467 pages
How can we learn more about Native women’s lives in North America in earlier centuries? This question is answered by this landmark anthology, an essential guide to the significance, experiences, and histories of Native women. Sixteen classic essays—plus new commentary—many by the original... More Info

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Holt Paperbacks | May 15, 2007 | 487 pages
Documents and personal narratives record the experiences of Native Americans during the nineteenth century.  More Info

New Perspectives on Native North America

U of Nebraska Press | May 1, 2006 | 514 pages
In this volume some of the leading scholars working in Native North America explore contemporary perspectives on Native culture, history, and representation. Written in honor of the anthropologist Raymond D. Fogelson, the volume charts the currents of contemporary scholarship while offering an... More Info

Uncommon Schools

March 24, 2011 | 288 pages
Uncommon Schools explores the emergence of postsecondary institutions for indigenous peoples worldwide over the past fifty years.  More Info

Native American studies

Univ of Nebraska Pr | October 1, 2005 | 160 pages
This guide to Native American history and culture outlines new ways of understanding American Indian cultures in contemporary contexts. Native American Studies covers key issues such as the intimate relationship of culture to land; the nature of cultural exchange and conflict in the period after... More Info

Encyclopedia of the Great Plains Indians

Bison Books | May 16, 2007 | 252 pages
Until the last two centuries, the human landscapes of the Great Plains were shaped solely by Native Americans, and since then the region has continued to be defined by the enduring presence of its Indigenous peoples. The Encyclopedia of the Great Plains Indians offers a sweeping overview, across... More Info

Beyond Bear's Paw

Univ of Oklahoma Pr | May 1, 2010 | 247 pages
In the fall of 1877, Nez Perce (Nimiipuu) Indians were desperately fleeing U.S. Army troops. After a 1,700-mile journey across Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana, the Nez Perces headed for the Canadian border, hoping to find refuge in the land of the White Mother, Queen Victoria. But the army caught up... More Info

Chief Loco

Univ of Oklahoma Pr | April 1, 2010 | 364 pages
The story of an overlooked but important Apache leader  More Info

Full-court quest

Univ of Oklahoma Pr | November 1, 2008 | 479 pages
Presents the story of the women's basketball team at an isolated Indian boarding school at Fort Shaw, Montana at the turn of the 20th century.  More Info

Coming down from above

Univ of Oklahoma Pr | December 1, 2008 | 512 pages
A comprehensive sourcebook on American Indian prophecy and prophets  More Info

"I choose life"

Univ of Oklahoma Pr | November 30, 2008 | 380 pages
How Navajos navigate the complex world of medicine  More Info

William Wayne Red Hat, Jr

Univ of Oklahoma Pr | November 30, 2008 | 156 pages
A tribal leader preserves Cheyenne history, beliefs, and culture  More Info


Univ of Oklahoma Pr | October 1, 2008 | 188 pages
"Leader of the Santee Sioux, Inkpaduta (1815-79) participated in some of the most decisive battles of the northern Great Plains, including Custer's defeat at the Little Bighorn. But the attack in 1857 on forty white settlers known as the Spirit Lake Massacre gave Inkpaduta the reputation of being... More Info

Cherokee thoughts, honest and uncensored

Univ of Oklahoma Pr | October 31, 2008 | 200 pages
"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

People of the Wind River

Univ of Oklahoma Pr | February 1, 2010 | 320 pages
The first book-length history of the Eastern Shoshones  More Info

Erotics of Sovereignty

U of Minnesota Press | May 10, 2012 | 328 pages
How queer Native writers use the erotics of lived experience to challenge both federal and tribal notions of “Indianness”  More Info


May 10, 2010 | 220 pages
During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, North American Indian leaders commonly signed treaties with the European powers and the American and Canadian governments with an X, signifying their presence and assent to the terms. These x-marks indicated coercion (because the treaties were made... More Info

Like a Loaded Weapon

U of Minnesota Press | November 10, 2005 | 270 pages
Robert A. Williams Jr. boldly exposes the ongoing legal force of the racist language directed at Indians in American society. Fueled by well-known negative racial stereotypes of Indian savagery and cultural inferiority, this language, Williams contends, has functioned “like a loaded weapon” in... More Info

Our fire survives the storm

Univ Of Minnesota Press | June 18, 2019 | 277 pages
Once the most powerful indigenous nation in the southeastern United States, the Cherokees survive and thrive as a people nearly two centuries after the Trail of Tears and a hundred years after the allotment of Indian Territory. In Our Fire Survives the Storm, Daniel Heath Justice traces the... More Info

The people and the word

Univ Of Minnesota Press | June 18, 2019 | 244 pages
Printbegrænsninger: Der kan printes 10 sider ad gangen og max. 40 sider pr. session.  More Info

Sexuality, Nationality, Indigeneity

Duke University Press Books | January 28, 2010 | 338 pages
This issue shows how a conversation between the interdisciplinary fields of Native American studies and queer studies can generate more complex and nuanced understandings of the U.S. nation-state, of Native peoplehood, and of the roles culture plays in processes of political expression and... More Info

"Wilderness into civilized shapes"

Univ of Georgia Pr | April 15, 2010 | 213 pages
This study examines how postcolonial landscapes and environmental issues are represented in fiction. Wright creates a provocative discourse in which the fields of postcolonial theory and ecocriticism are brought together. Laura Wright explores the changes brought by colonialism and globalization as... More Info

The Kowoj

Univ Pr of Colorado | February 28, 2009 | 458 pages
Neighbors of the better-known Itza in the central Petén lakes region of Guatemala, the Kowoj Maya have been studied for little more than a decade. The Kowoj: Identity, Migration, and Geopolitics in Late Postclassic Petén, Guatemalasummarizes the results of recent research into this... More Info

The world below

Univ Pr of Colorado | November 15, 2004 | 271 pages
Jacques Galinier surveys both traditional Otomí cosmology and colonial and contemporary Catholic rituals to illustrate the complexity of continuity and change in Mesoamerican religious ideology and practice. Galinier explores the problems of historical and family memory, models of space and time,... More Info

Magic Weapons

Michigan State University Press | November 7, 2007 | 241 pages
The legacy of the residential school system ripples throughout Native Canada, its fingerprints on the domestic violence, poverty, alcoholism, drug abuse, and suicide rates that continue to cripple many Native communities. Magic Weapons is the first major survey of Indigenous writings on the... More Info

Stories in a New Skin

University of Manitoba Press | January 30, 2013 | 264 pages
In an age where southern power-holders look north and see only vacant polar landscapes, isolated communities, and exploitable resources, it is important to point out that the Inuit homeland is, in fact, united by extensive philosophical, political, and literary traditions. Stories in a New Skin is... More Info

The New Buffalo

Univ. of Manitoba Press | November 29, 2006 | 190 pages
Post-secondary education, often referred to as "the new buffalo," is a contentious but critically important issue for First Nations and the future of Canadian society. While First Nations maintain that access to and funding for higher education is an Aboriginal and Treaty right, the Canadian... More Info

A little matter of genocide

City Lights Publishers | June 18, 1997 | 531 pages
In this provocative collection of essays, Ward Churchill examines the definition of genocide -- in legal as well as cultural terms.  More Info

Essential Song

Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press | June 30, 2007 | 174 pages
Includes audio CD with over 50 Cree hunting songs Essential Song: Three Decades of Northern Cree Music, a study of subarctic Cree hunting songs, is the first detailed ethnomusicology of the northern Cree of Quebec and Manitoba. The result of more than two decades spent in the North learning from... More Info

Looking at Indian Art of the Northwest Coast

June 18, 1979 | 111 pages
Bold, inventive indigenous art of the Northwest Coast is distinguished by its sophistication and complexity. It is also composed of basically simple elements which, guided by a rich mythology, create images of striking power. In Looking at Indian Art of the Northwest Coast, the elements of style... More Info

Narratives of Citizenship

Univ of Alberta Pr | July 31, 2011 | 480 pages
Examining various cultural products — music, cartoons, travel guides, ideographic treaties, film, and especially the literary arts — the contributors of these thirteen essays invite readers to conceptualize citizenship as a narrative construct, both in Canada and beyond. Focusing on indigenous... More Info

Tombs of the Vanishing Indian

Talonbooks Ltd | April 10, 2012 | 96 pages
As part of the federal government's assimilationist termination and relocation policies of the 1950s, three Native sisters and their mother are moved from Oklahoma to Los Angeles. As these four women try to re-establish connections to a new land, each finds herself lost. The narrative interweaves... More Info

Two houses half-buried in sand

Talonbooks Ltd | September 28, 2007 | 351 pages
A vital collection of writings about First Nations people and culture as it existed on the island coasts of the Depression-era Pacific Northwest and originally published in the pages of Victoria's oldest newspaper, the Daily Colonist, the sixty stories included here are the result of a unique... More Info

Iroquois fires

June 18, 1995 | 157 pages
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Resistance and renewal

Arsenal Pulp Press | April 1, 1988 | 164 pages
The purpose of this book is primarily to present native perspectives of the Kamloops Indian Residential School, and to provide a limited overview of how native education has evolved. Interviews were conducted with native people of central interior British Columbia, former students of the school.... More Info

A Little Rebellion

Arsenal Pulp Pr Ltd | July 1, 2002 | 149 pages
In 1964, social worker Bridget Moran attracted widespread attention and the wrath of the BC government with her open letter to Premier W.A.C. Bennett, charging the welfare department with gross neglect in addressing the problems of the province's needy. This very public dispute formed a small part... More Info


Black Inc. | June 18, 2019 | 385 pages
An important reply to Keith Windschuttle's, The Fabrication of Aboriginal History, Volume One. Whitewash provides not only a demolition of Windschuttle's revisionism but also a vivid and illuminating history of one of the most famous and tragic episodes in the history of the British empire - the... More Info

Chickasaw Renaissance

Chickasaw Pr | March 19, 2010 | 143 pages
A rich pictorial profile of the twentieth-century Chickasaw experience When Oklahoma achieved statehood in 1907, the U.S. government declared Chickasaw titles to tribal lands null and void. The Chickasaw Nation was, in effect, legally abolished. Yet for the next sixty years, the Chickasaws... More Info

Love Medicine and One Song

Kegedonce Pr | April 15, 2009 | 85 pages
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