Category: Indigenous studies

Being Again of One Mind

Univ of British Columbia Pr | June 27, 2011 | 216 pages
Being Again of One Mind combines the narratives of Oneida women of various generations with a critical reading of feminist literature on nationalism to reveal that some Indigenous women view nationalism in the form of decolonization as a way to restore traditional gender balance and well-being to... More Info

Lament for a First Nation

Univ of British Columbia Pr | February 28, 2009 | 352 pages
In a 1994 decision known as Howard, the Supreme Court of Canada held that the Aboriginal signatories to the 1923 Williams Treaties had knowingly given up not only their title to off-reserve lands but also their treaty rights to hunt and fish for food. No other First Nations in Canada have ever been... More Info

The Arctic promise

Univ of Toronto Pr | June 18, 2019 | 255 pages
The Arctic Promise deals with areas of comparative constitutional law, international law, Aboriginal law, legal anthropology, political science, and international relations, using each to contribute to the understanding of the right to indigenous autonomy.  More Info

Epidemics and Enslavement

University of Nebraska Press | July 1, 2009 | 312 pages
Epidemics and Enslavement is a groundbreaking examination of the relationship between the Indian slave trade and the spread of Old World diseases in the colonial southeastern United States. Paul Kelton scrupulously traces the pathology of early European encounters with Native peoples of the... More Info

Native Acts

U of Nebraska Press | January 1, 2012 | 344 pages
Long before the Boston Tea Party, where colonists staged a revolutionary act by masquerading as Indians, people looked to Native Americans for the symbols, imagery, and acts that showed what it meant to be “American.” And for just as long, observers have largely overlooked the role that Native... More Info

Burst of Breath

U of Nebraska Press | December 1, 2011 | 440 pages
The first in-depth, comparative, and interdisciplinary study of indigenous Amazonian musical cultures, Burst of Breath showcases new research on the dynamic range of ritual power and social significance of various wind instruments—including flutes, trumpets, clarinets, and whistles—played in... More Info

Up from These Hills

Bison Books | October 1, 2011 | 240 pages
Born into a storied but impoverished family on the reservation of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Leonard Carson Lambert Jr.’s candid memoir is a remarkable story and an equally remarkable flouting of the stereotypes that so many tales of American Indian life have engendered. Up from These... More Info

First Nations, Identity, and Reserve Life

University of Nebraska Press | November 1, 2011 | 376 pages
Issues of identity figure prominently in Native North American communities, mediating their histories, traditions, culture, and status. This is certainly true of the Mi’kmaw people of Nova Scotia, whose lives on reserves create highly complex economic, social, political, and spiritual realities.... More Info

Dispossession by Degrees

Bison Books | May 1, 2003 | 224 pages
O'Brien examines the centrality of land in both the transformation and persistence of Indian identity in New England.  More Info

A Gathering of Rivers

Univ of Nebraska Pr | June 1, 2004 | 233 pages
In A Gathering of Rivers, Lucy Eldersveld Murphy traces the histories of Indian, multiracial, and mining communities in the western Great Lakes region during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. For a century the Winnebagos (Ho-Chunks), Mesquakies (Fox), and Sauks successfully confronted... More Info

The narrative of Cabeza de Vaca

Univ of Nebraska Pr | January 1, 2003 | 204 pages
This edition of Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca’s Relación offers readers Rolena Adorno and Patrick Charles Pautz's celebrated translation of Cabeza de Vaca’s account of the 1527 Pánfilo de Narváez expedition to North America. The dramatic narrative tells the story of some of the first... More Info

In the Land of the Grasshopper Song

Bison Books | December 1, 2011 | 316 pages
In 1908 easterners Mary Ellicott Arnold and Mabel Reed accepted appointments as field matrons in Karuk tribal communities in the Klamath and Salmon River country of northern California. In doing so, they joined a handful of white women in a rugged region that retained the frontier mentality of the... More Info

Boarding School Seasons

U of Nebraska Press | February 1, 2000 | 154 pages
Looks at the experiences of children at three off-reservation Indian boarding schools in the early years of the twentieth century.  More Info

Eyewitness at Wounded Knee

Bison Books | September 1, 2011 | 232 pages
On a wintry day in December 1890, near a creek named Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, the Seventh Cavalry of the U.S. Army opened fire on an encampment of Sioux Indians. This assault claimed more than 250 lives, including those of many Indian women and children. The... More Info

All Indians Do Not Live in Teepees (or Casinos)

Bison Books | October 1, 2011 | 408 pages
Both a tribute to the unique experiences of individual Native Americans and a celebration of the values that draw American Indians together, All Indians Do Not Live in Teepees (or Casinos) explores contemporary Native life. Based on personal experience and grounded in journalism, this story begins... More Info

Boarding school blues

Bison Books | September 1, 2006 | 256 pages
An in depth look at boarding schools and their effect on the Native students.  More Info

The Only One Living to Tell

Univ of Arizona Pr | April 1, 2012 | 176 pages
Mike Burns--born Hoomothya--was around eight years old in 1872 when the US military murdered his family and as many as seventy-six other Yavapai men, women, and children in the Skeleton Cave Massacre in Arizona. One of only a few young survivors, he was adopted by an army captain and ended up... More Info

Reconstructing the Native South

January 15, 2012 | 248 pages
In Reconstructing the Native South, Melanie Benson Taylor examines the diverse body of Native American literature in the contemporary U.S. South—literature written by the descendants of tribes who evaded Removal and have maintained ties with their southeastern homelands. In so doing Taylor... More Info

Blackfoot Confederacy 1880-1920

University of New Mexico Press | December 30, 2010 | 236 pages
This extensive, detailed history of Indian life on American reservations and Canadian reserves will be of interest to all who have a serious interest in Anglo-American and Indian affairs.  More Info

Re-Creating the Circle

Univ of New Mexico Pr | November 15, 2011 | 513 pages
A collaboration between Native activists, professionals, and scholars, Re-Creating the Circlebrings a new perspective to the American Indian struggle for self-determination: the returning of Indigenous peoples to sovereignty, self-sufficiency, and harmony so that they may again live well in their... More Info

Restoring the Balance

Univ. of Manitoba Press | February 27, 2009 | 379 pages
Restoring the Balance combines elements of First Nations traditions and mainstream feminism to produce an outstanding collection of historical and critical accounts of the impacts Aboriginal women have had in the areas of law, politics, education, community healing, language, art, and cultural... More Info

When The Other Is Me

Univ. of Manitoba Press | June 18, 2019 | 218 pages
In this long-awaited book from one of the most recognized and respected scholars in Native Studies today, Emma LaRocque presents a powerful interdisciplinary study of the Native literary response to racist writing produced in Canada between 1850 and 1990. In When the Other is Me, LaRocque brings a... More Info

For King and Kanata

January 15, 2012 | 240 pages
The first comprehensive history of the Aboriginal First World War experience on the battlefield and the home front. When the call to arms was heard at the outbreak of the First World War, Canada's First Nations pledged their men and money to the Crown to honour their long-standing tradition of... More Info

The long journey of a forgotten people

Wilfrid Laurier Univ Pr | May 28, 2007 | 386 pages
Known as "Canada's forgotten people," the M_tis have long been here, but until 1982 they lacked the legal status of Native people. At that point, however, the M_tis were recognized in the constitution as one of Canada's Aboriginal peoples. A significant addition to M_tis historiography, The Long... More Info

The Imaginary Indian

Arsenal Pulp Pr Limited | June 18, 1992 | 258 pages
Now entering a seventh printing, and with over 18,000 copies sold, The Imaginary Indianis a fascinating, revealing history of the "Indian" image mythologized by popular Canadian culture since 1850, propagating stereotypes that exist to this day. Images of the Indian have always been fundamental to... More Info


October 31, 2011 | 93 pages
I am a poet With auburn-brown hair, An ember of curls The newspapers will one day Catch.  More Info

Without Reservation

Kegedonce Pr | September 30, 2003 | 213 pages
Anthology of erotic writing featuring work by Māori authors Hone Tuwhare, Briar Grace-Smith, Witi Ihimaera, Patricia Grace and Robert Sullivan, with other international writers.  More Info

Th!nk Indian

July 10, 2011 | 200 pages
Think Indian is a collection of essays and presentations that Mr. Johnston has delivered to numerous educational conferences and gatherings across Canada and the United States. Topics covered, while all relating to the critical need to protect and encourage our language include how we are One... More Info

Living with Strangers

Univ of Toronto Pr | April 15, 2010 | 168 pages
Now in paperback, Living with Strangers tells the story of the Sioux who moved into the Canadian-American borderlands in the later years of the nineteenth century. David G. McCrady's award-winning study crosses national boundaries to examine how Native peoples on both sides of the border reacted to... More Info

Indigenous Peoples of North America

University of Toronto PressHigher education | April 1, 2012 | 208 pages
In this thoughtful book, Robert J. Muckle provides a brief, thematic overview of the key issues facing Indigenous peoples in North America from prehistory to the present.  More Info

Justice in aboriginal communities

Purich Pub | June 18, 1998 | 192 pages
Green looks at the evolution of the Canadian criminal justice system, and contrasts the values on which it is based with Aboriginal concepts of justice. He introduces alternatives being developed in Aboriginal communities including sentencing circles, elder and community sentencing panels, sentence... More Info

The Legend of the Caribou Boy

June 30, 2007 | 40 pages
A young boy is having trouble sleeping at night. He is being called to fulfill his destiny, a destiny which lives on today in the traditions and culture of the Dene people and their relationship to the caribou and the land on which they live.  More Info

The Cast Stone

Thistledown Pr Ltd | September 15, 2011 | 208 pages
A dystopian novel in which a First Nations professor confronts and assesses the impact of the US annexation of Canada through an examination of personal values and First Nations social mores.  More Info

The Frog Lake reader

October 15, 2009 | 237 pages
Non-fiction authority Myrna Kostash merges the past and the present in The Frog Lake Reader, which offers a startlingly objective perspective on the tragic events surrounding the Frog Lake Massacre of 1885. By bringing together eyewitness accounts and journal excerpts, memoirs and contemporary... More Info

Me sexy

Douglas & McIntyre Ltd | March 28, 2008 | 186 pages
A moving and often funny look at Native sexuality from some of Canada's best First Nations and Inuit writers. A sequel to the highly successful Me Funny, Me Sexy is an anthology containing thirteen contributions from leading members of North America's First Nations writing communities. The many... More Info

The Ragged Edge of the World

Viking Press | March 17, 2011 | 260 pages
A noted environmental writer relives his experiences of how Earth's far corners have yielded to or resisted modernity.  More Info

One Native Life

Douglas & McIntyre Ltd | October 1, 2008 | 257 pages
In 2005, award-winning writer Richard Wagamesemoved with his partner to a cabin outside Kamloops, B.C. In the crisp mountain air Wagamesefelt a peace he'd seldom known before. Abused and abandoned as a kid, he'd grown up feeling there was nowhere he belonged. For years, only alcohol and moves from... More Info

Through black spruce

Penguin Group Canada | September 9, 2008 | 360 pages
From internationally acclaimed author Joseph Boyden comes an astonishingly powerful novel of contemporary aboriginal life, full of the dangers and harsh beauty of both forest and city. When beautiful Suzanne Bird disappears, her sister Annie, a loner and hunter, is compelled to search for her,... More Info