Books published by University of Nebraska Press

Should I Still Wish

University of Nebraska Press | January 1, 2017 | 160 pages
In this candid and moving memoir, John W. Evans articulates the complicated joys of falling in love again as a young widower. Though heartbroken after his wife s violent death, Evans realizes that he cannot remain inconsolable and adrift, living with hisin-laws in Indiana. Motivated by a small red... More Info

Opa Nobody

University of Nebraska Press | January 1, 2013 | 380 pages
It had come to this: breast-feeding her screaming three-month-old while sitting on the cigarette-scarred floor of a union hall, lying to her husband so she could attend yet another activist meeting, and otherwise actively self-destructing. Then Sonya Huber turned to her long-dead grandfather, the... More Info

Ruth Landes

University of Nebraska Press | September 1, 2007 | 315 pages
Ruth Landes (1908–91) is now recognized as a pioneer in the study of race and gender relations. Ahead of her time in many respects, Landes worked with issues that defined the central debates in the discipline at the dawn of the twenty-first century. In Ruth Landes, Sally Cole reconsiders... More Info

A dictionary of Skiri Pawnee

University of Nebraska Press | December 1, 2008 | 548 pages
A Dictionary of Skiri Pawnee is the first dictionary ever published of a Caddoan language. Formerly an independent tribe living along the North Fork of the Loup River in central Nebraska, the Skiris united with South Band Pawnee groups in the late eighteenth century, and in 1874–76 they were... 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

Tribal Theory in Native American Literature

University of Nebraska Press | January 1, 2010 | 192 pages
Scholars and readers continue to wrestle with how best to understand and appreciate the wealth of oral and written literatures created by the Native communities of North America. Are critical frameworks developed by non-Natives applicable across cultures, or do they reinforce colonialist power and... More Info

Koasati traditional narratives

University of Nebraska Press | June 1, 2010 | 303 pages
Koasati Traditional Narratives is the first published collection of oral literature of the Koasati Indians, who at the time of first contact with the West lived in the upper Tennessee River valley but now predominantly reside in western Louisiana. The works were gathered from several narrators... More Info

Keeping the Circle

University of Nebraska Press | September 1, 2007 | 196 pages
Keeping the Circle presents an overview of the modern history and identity of the Native peoples in twentieth-century North Carolina, including the Lumbees, the Tuscaroras, the Waccamaw Sioux, the Occaneechis, the Meherrins, the Haliwa-Saponis, and the Coharies. From the late 1800s until the 1930s,... 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

Pot Farm

University of Nebraska Press | March 1, 2012 | 232 pages
After eight months in his childhood home helping his mother through her bout with cancer, Matthew Frank and his wife were themselves desperate for comfort. They found sanctuary in the most unlikely place—amid a collection of outcasts and eccentrics on a plot of land miles outside their comfort... More Info

Let's Be Reasonable

University of Nebraska Press | September 1, 2011 | 152 pages
Joel Sartore has spent twenty years taking pictures for National Geographic magazine and has been a contributor to CBS News Sunday Morning since 2005, harmonizing words and images on topics ranging from mud to money, holiday trash to cancer. His fresh insights and engaging warmth and... 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

The Struggle in Black and Brown

University of Nebraska Press | January 1, 2012 | 328 pages
It might seem that African Americans and Mexican Americans would have common cause in matters of civil rights. This volume, which considers relations between blacks and browns during the civil rights era, carefully examines the complex and multifaceted realities that complicate such... 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