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Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes

Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes
  • Author : Carl Waldman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-01-01
  • Total pages :385
  • ISBN : 9781438110103
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Summary : A comprehensive, illustrated encyclopedia which provides information on over 150 native tribes of North America, including prehistoric peoples.

A Native American Encyclopedia

A Native American Encyclopedia
  • Author : Barry Pritzker
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2000
  • Total pages :591
  • ISBN : 0195138775
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Summary : Dispelling myths, answering questions, and stimulating thoughtful avenues for further inquiry, this highly readable reference on 200 Native American groups lists North American Indian tribes alphabetically, giving significant facts about the group's population, location, history, and culture. 8-page color insert.

Native American Autobiography

Native American Autobiography
  • Author : Arnold Krupat
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1994
  • Total pages :546
  • ISBN : 0299140245
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Summary : Native American Autobiography is the first collection to bring together the major autobiographical narratives by Native American people from the earliest documents that exist to the present. The thirty narratives included here cover a range of tribes and cultural areas, over a span of more than 200 years. From the earliest known written memoir—a 1768 narrative by the Reverend Samson Occom, a Mohegan, reproduced as a chapter here—to recent reminiscences by such prominent writers as N. Scott Momaday and Gerald Vizenor, the book covers a broad range of Native American experience. The sections include “Traditional Lives;” “The Christian Indians, from the Eighteenth Century to Indian Removal, 1830;” “The Resisting Indians, from Indian Removal to Wounded Knee, 1830-90;” “The Closed Frontier, 1890-;” “The Anthropologists' Indians, 1900-;” “'Native American Renaissance,' 1968-;” and “Traditional Lives Today.” Editor Arnold Krupat provides a general introduction, a historical introduction to each of the seven sections, extensive headnotes for each selection, and suggestions for further reading, making this an ideal resource for courses in American literature, history, anthropology, and Native American studies. General readers, too, will find a wealth of fascinating material in the life stories of these Native American men and women. "This is the first comprehensive anthology of American Indian autobiography ever published. It will be of interest to virtually anyone teaching or studying the literatures of the native peoples of North America, as well as to a general audience, because of the informative, literate introductions and the absorbing narratives themselves."—William L. Andrews, series editor

Native American Issues

Native American Issues
  • Author : Paul C. Rosier
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003
  • Total pages :185
  • ISBN : 0313320020
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Summary : Discusses a variety of issues relevant to Native Americans, including treaty rights, land claims, gaming, sports mascots and images, and economics.

Native American Roots

Native American Roots
  • Author : Christian Michael Gonzales
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-08-03
  • Total pages :154
  • ISBN : 9781000168143
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Summary : Native American Roots: Relationality and Indigenous Regeneration Under Empire, 1770–1859 explores the development of modern Indigenous identities within the settler colonial context of the early United States. With an aggressively expanding United States that sought to displace Native peoples, the very foundations of Indigeneity were endangered by the disruption of Native connections to the land. This volume describes how Natives embedded conceptualizations integral to Indigenous ontologies into social and cultural institutions like racial ideologies, black slaveholding, and Christianity that they incorporated from the settler society. This process became one vital avenue through which various Native peoples were able to regenerate Indigeneity within environments dominated by a settler society. The author offers case studies of four different tribes to illustrate how Native thought processes, not just cultural and political processes, helped Natives redefine the parameters of Indigeneity. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of early American history, indigenous and ethnic studies, American historiography, and anthropology.

Native American DNA

Native American DNA
  • Author : Kim TallBear
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-09-01
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 9780816685790
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Summary : Who is a Native American? And who gets to decide? From genealogists searching online for their ancestors to fortune hunters hoping for a slice of casino profits from wealthy tribes, the answers to these seemingly straightforward questions have profound ramifications. The rise of DNA testing has further complicated the issues and raised the stakes. In Native American DNA, Kim TallBear shows how DNA testing is a powerful—and problematic—scientific process that is useful in determining close biological relatives. But tribal membership is a legal category that has developed in dependence on certain social understandings and historical contexts, a set of concepts that entangles genetic information in a web of family relations, reservation histories, tribal rules, and government regulations. At a larger level, TallBear asserts, the “markers” that are identified and applied to specific groups such as Native American tribes bear the imprints of the cultural, racial, ethnic, national, and even tribal misinterpretations of the humans who study them. TallBear notes that ideas about racial science, which informed white definitions of tribes in the nineteenth century, are unfortunately being revived in twenty-first-century laboratories. Because today’s science seems so compelling, increasing numbers of Native Americans have begun to believe their own metaphors: “in our blood” is giving way to “in our DNA.” This rhetorical drift, she argues, has significant consequences, and ultimately she shows how Native American claims to land, resources, and sovereignty that have taken generations to ratify may be seriously—and permanently—undermined.

Native Americans

Native Americans
  • Author : JoAnne Kato
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1998
  • Total pages :32
  • ISBN : 1574714066
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Summary : Students investigate topics such as lifestyles of various Native American tribes, pictograph writing, Native Americans custom and Native American poems and legends. Hands-on, integrated activites include using traditional Native American "farming tools" to plant corn, color-dyeing cloth by using natural plant dyes, performing Native American dances, and weaving baskets. Also includes reproducible sheets, including a performance evaluation form, a parent letter, and a student certificate.

Native American Renaissance

Native American Renaissance
  • Author : Kenneth Lincoln
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1985-12-04
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 0520054571
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Summary : Lincoln presents the writing of today's most gifted Native American authors, against an ethnographic background which should enable a growing number of readers to share his enthusiasm. Lincoln has lived with American Indians, knows them, and is respected by them; all this enhances his book.

Native American Home Ownership Opportunity Act of 2007

Native American Home Ownership Opportunity Act of 2007
  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Financial Services
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007
  • Total pages :6
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105050449193
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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
  • Author : Dee Brown
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-10-23
  • Total pages :494
  • ISBN : 9781453274149
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Summary : The “fascinating” #1 New York Times bestseller that awakened the world to the destruction of American Indians in the nineteenth-century West (The Wall Street Journal). First published in 1970, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee generated shockwaves with its frank and heartbreaking depiction of the systematic annihilation of American Indian tribes across the western frontier. In this nonfiction account, Dee Brown focuses on the betrayals, battles, and massacres suffered by American Indians between 1860 and 1890. He tells of the many tribes and their renowned chiefs—from Geronimo to Red Cloud, Sitting Bull to Crazy Horse—who struggled to combat the destruction of their people and culture. Forcefully written and meticulously researched, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee inspired a generation to take a second look at how the West was won. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dee Brown including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

Native American Placenames of the United States

Native American Placenames of the United States
  • Author : William Bright
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2004
  • Total pages :600
  • ISBN : 0806135980
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Summary : This volume combines historical research and linguistic fieldwork with native speakers from across the United States to present the first comprehensive, up-to-date, scholarly dictionary of American placenames derived from native languages." "Linguist William Bright assembled a team of twelve editorial consultants - experts in Native American languages - and many other native contributors to prepare this lexicon of eleven thousand placenames along with their etymologies. New data from leading scholars make this volume an invaluable reference for students of American Indian culture, folklore, and local histories. Bright's introduction explains his methodology and the contents of each entry. This comprehensive, alphabetical lexicon preserves native language as it details the history and culture found in American indian placenames.

The State of Native America

The State of Native America
  • Author : DeLinda Wunder,Evelyn Hu-DeHart
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1992
  • Total pages :460
  • ISBN : 0896084248
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Summary : Essays by Native American authors and activity on contemporary Native issues, including the quincentenary.

Legislative Activity of the House Committee on Banking and Currency

Legislative Activity of the House Committee on Banking and Currency
  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking and Currency
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1963
  • Total pages :17
  • ISBN : LCCN:64065594
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Black Drink

Black Drink
  • Author : Charles M. Hudson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2004
  • Total pages :175
  • ISBN : 0820326968
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Summary : Until its use declined in the nineteenth century, Indians of the southeastern United States were devoted to a caffeinated beverage commonly known as black drink. Brewed from the parched leaves of the yaupon holly (Ilex vomitoria), black drink was used socially and ceremonially. In certain ritual purification rites, Indians would regurgitate after drinking the tea. This study details botanical, clinical, spiritual, historical, and material aspects of black drink, including its importance not only to Native Americans, but also to many of their European-American contemporaries.

The Native Americans

The Native Americans
  • Author : Virginia Schomp
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-09
  • Total pages :96
  • ISBN : 0761425500
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Summary : "A retelling of various Native American myths, with background information describing the history, geography, belief systems, and customs of the indigenous peoples of North America"--Provided by publisher.

On Land and Sea

On Land and Sea
  • Author : Lee A. Newsom,Elizabeth S. Wing
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2004-05-03
  • Total pages :323
  • ISBN : 9780817313159
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Summary : During the vast stretches of early geologic time, the islands of the Caribbean archipelago separated from continental land masses, rose and sank many times, merged with and broke from other land masses, and then by the mid-Cenozoic period settled into the current pattern known today. By the time Native Americans arrived, the islands had developed complex, stable ecosystems. The actions these first colonists took on the landscape—timber clearing, cultivation, animal hunting and domestication, fishing and exploitation of reef species—affected fragile land and sea biotic communities in both beneficial and harmful ways. On Land and Sea examines the condition of biosystems on Caribbean islands at the time of colonization, human interactions with those systems through time, and the current state of biological resources in the West Indies. Drawing on a massive data set collected from long-term archaeological research, the study reconstructs past lifeways on these small tropical islands. The work presents a wide range of information, including types of fuel and construction timber used by inhabitants, cooking techniques for various shellfish, availability and use of medicinal and ritual plants, the effects on native plants and animals of cultivation and domestication, and diet and nutrition of native populations. The islands of the Caribbean basin continue to be actively excavated and studied in the quest to understand the earliest human inhabitants of the New World. This comprehensive work will ground current and future studies and will be valuable to archaeologists, anthropologists, botanists, ecologists, Caribbeanists, Latin American historians, and anyone studying similar island environments.

Handbook of Native American Mythology

Handbook of Native American Mythology
  • Author : Dawn Elaine Bastian,Judy K. Mitchell
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2004-01-01
  • Total pages :297
  • ISBN : 9781851095339
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Summary : Examines Native American mythology, providing an overview essay, chronology of the mythological universe, and alphabetically-arranged entries covering major deities, rituals, themes, and beliefs.

Native American Mythology

Native American Mythology
  • Author : Fred Ramen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007
  • Total pages :64
  • ISBN : 1404207384
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Summary : Discusses the origins and cultural significance of Native American mythology and folklore and describes common myths involving the creation of the world, animals and their behavior, tricksters, and heroes.

Native American Myths and Beliefs

Native American Myths and Beliefs
  • Author : Tom Lowenstein,Piers Vitebsky
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-12-15
  • Total pages :144
  • ISBN : 9781448859924
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Summary : Examines the myths and beliefs of Native Americans.

Native Americans Today

Native Americans Today
  • Author : Bruce Elliott Johansen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010
  • Total pages :315
  • ISBN : 9780313355547
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Summary : Presents the lives of one hundred influential Native Americans from the late-19th century up to the present, including politicians, artists, jounalists, lawyers, activists, writers, and religious leaders.

Native American Place Names of Indiana

Native American Place Names of Indiana
  • Author : Michael McCafferty
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008
  • Total pages :299
  • ISBN : 9780252032684
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Summary : In tracing the roots of Indiana place names, Michael McCafferty focuses on those created and used by local Native Americans. Drawing from exciting new sources that include three Illinois dictionaries from the eighteenth century, the author documents the language used to describe landmarks essential to fur traders in Les Pays d’en Haut and settlers of the Old Northwest territory. Impeccably researched, this study details who created each name, as well as when, where, how and why they were used. The result is a detailed linguistic history of lakes, streams, cities, counties, and other Indiana names. Each entry includes native language forms, translations, and pronunciation guides, offering fresh historical insight into the state of Indiana.