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Native American Studies

After the first full moon in April: a sourcebook of herbal by Josephine Grant Peters

By Josephine Grant Peters

During this striking booklet Josephine Peters, a respected northern California Indian elder and local healer, stocks her substantial, lifelong cultural and plant knowledge. The ebook starts off with Josephine's personal and tribal heritage and gathering ethics. Josephine then instructs the reader in medicinal and plant food preparations and deals an illustrated catalog of the makes use of and doses of over one hundred sixty vegetation. At a time of the commercialization of conventional ecological wisdom, Peters offers her wealthy culture on her personal phrases, and based on her non secular convictions approximately how her wisdom could be shared. This quantity is vital for someone operating in ethnobotany, ethnomedicine, environmental anthropology, local American reviews, and Western and California tradition and background.

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African Cherokees in Indian Territory: From Chattel to by Celia E. Naylor

By Celia E. Naylor

Forcibly faraway from their houses within the overdue 1830s, Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, and Chickasaw Indians introduced their African-descended slaves with them alongside the path of Tears and resettled in Indian Territory, present-day Oklahoma. Celia E. Naylor vividly charts the reports of enslaved and loose African Cherokees from the path of Tears to Oklahoma's access into the Union in 1907. conscientiously extracting the voices of former slaves from interviews and mining a number of resources in Oklahoma, she creates an interesting narrative of the composite lives of African Cherokees. Naylor explores how slaves attached with Indian groups not just via Indian customs--language, garments, and food--but additionally via bonds of kinship. analyzing this tricky and emotionally charged historical past, Naylor demonstrates that the "red over black" courting was once not more benign than "white over black". She provides new angles to conventional understandings of slave resistance and counters earlier romanticized principles of slavery within the Cherokee kingdom. She additionally demanding situations modern racial and cultural conceptions of African-descended humans within the usa. Naylor unearths how black Cherokee identities advanced reflecting advanced notions approximately race, tradition, "blood", kinship, and nationality. certainly, Cherokee freedpeople's fight for popularity and equivalent rights that started within the 19th century keeps even this present day in Oklahoma.

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"All the Real Indians Died Off": And 20 Other Myths About by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Unpacks the twenty-one most typical myths and misconceptions approximately local Americans

In this enlightening publication, students and activists Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker take on quite a lot of myths approximately local American tradition and background that experience misinformed generations. Tracing how those rules advanced, and drawing from heritage, the authors disrupt long-held and enduring myths such as:

“Columbus found America”
“Thanksgiving Proves the Indians Welcomed Pilgrims”
“Indians have been Savage and Warlike”
“Europeans introduced Civilization to Backward Indians”
“The usa didn't have a coverage of Genocide”
“Sports Mascots Honor local Americans”
“Most Indians Are on govt Welfare”
“Indian Casinos lead them to All Rich”
“Indians Are certainly Predisposed to Alcohol”

Each bankruptcy deftly indicates how those myths are rooted within the fears and prejudice of eu settlers and within the greater political agendas of a settler kingdom aimed toward buying Indigenous land and tied to narratives of erasure and disappearance. Accessibly written and revelatory, “All the true Indians Died Off” demanding situations readers to reconsider what they've been taught approximately local americans and historical past.

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A Separate Reality: Further Conversations with Don Juan by Carlos Castaneda

By Carlos Castaneda

"A guy of information is free...he has no honor, no dignity, no relatives, no domestic, no kingdom, yet merely existence to be lived."--don JuanIn 1961 a tender anthropologist subjected himself to a unprecedented apprenticeship to deliver again a desirable glimpse of a Yaqui Indian's global of "non-ordinary fact" and the tough and unsafe street a guy needs to shuttle to develop into "a guy of knowledge." but at the convey of that international, demanding to all that we think, he drew back.Then in 1968, Carlos Castaneda again to Mexico, to don Juan and his hallucinogenic medicinal drugs, and to a global of expertise no guy from our Western civilization had ever entered earlier than.

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Contested Territories: Native Americans and Non-Natives in by Charles Beatty-Medina, Melissa Rinehart

By Charles Beatty-Medina, Melissa Rinehart

A amazing multifaceted heritage, Contested Territories examines a sector that performed a necessary function in America's post-revolutionary expansion—the reduce nice Lakes quarter, as soon as often called the Northwest Territory. As French, English, and at last American settlers moved westward and intersected with local American groups, the ethnogeography of the quarter replaced vastly, necessitating interactions that weren't continuously peaceable. utilizing ethnohistorical methodologies, the seven essays offered right here discover swiftly altering cultural dynamics in the zone and reconstruct in attractive aspect the political association, financial system, international relations, subsistence tools, faith, and kinship practices in play. With a spotlight on resistance, altering worldviews, and early different types of self-determination between local american citizens, Contested Territories demonstrates the continual interaction among actor and employer in the course of an incredible period in American history.

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Through Navajo Eyes: An Exploration in Film Communication by Sol Worth

By Sol Worth

Initially released in 1972, this pioneering ebook has develop into a vintage in visible anthropology. worthy and Adair got down to solution the query, What could occur if a person from a tradition that makes and makes use of films taught those that have by no means made or used films to take action for the 1st time? They taught filmmaking and enhancing to a gaggle of six Navajos in Pinetree, Arizona. This booklet explains what occurred, what they and the Navajos stated and thought of what occurred, and the way they analyzed the movies in a cultural context. the flicks, nonetheless to be had for lease, are defined intimately and illustrated with nonetheless images. Richard Chalfen, a examine assistant at the unique venture in 1966, has up to date the publication with a radical dialogue of the significance of the Navajo venture and a serious review of the reactions to it.

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Journeys West: Jane and Julian Steward and their guides by Virginia Kerns

By Virginia Kerns

Journeys West strains trips made in the course of seven months of fieldwork in 1935 and 1936 by means of Julian Steward, a tender anthropologist, and his spouse, Jane. Virginia Kerns identifies the ratings of local elders whom they met through the Western wilderness, women and men formerly recognized in print merely through initials and hence principally invisible as fundamental resources of Steward’s vintage ethnography. in addition to humanizing Steward’s cultural informants—revealing them as designated members and likewise as first-generation survivors of an ecological drawback because of American cost in their lands—Kerns indicates how the elders labored with Steward. every one helped to build an ethnographic portrait of existence in a selected position within the excessive barren region of the good Basin. 
The elders’ thoughts of the way they and their ancestors had lived via searching and gathering—a sustainable lifestyle that persisted for generations—richly illustrated what Steward termed cultural adaptation. It later turned a key suggestion in anthropology and continues to be proper this present day in an age of worldwide environmental concern.
 
Based on meticulous study, this e-book attracts on a powerful array of evidence—from interviews and observations to census info, correspondence, and the sector journals of the Stewards. trips West illuminates no longer only the elders who have been Steward’s courses but additionally the perform of ethnographic fieldwork: a examine procedure that's either a trip and a particular manner of having a look, listening, and learning.

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Remembering the Hacienda: Religion, Authority, and Social by Barry J. Lyons

By Barry J. Lyons

From the colonial interval during the mid-twentieth century, haciendas ruled the Latin American nation-state. within the Ecuadorian Andes, Runa-Quichua-speaking indigenous people-worked on those huge agrarian estates as digital serfs. In Remembering the Hacienda: faith, Authority, and Social switch in Highland Ecuador, Barry Lyons probes the workings of energy on haciendas and explores the hacienda's modern legacy. Lyons lived for 3 years in a Runa village and carried out in-depth interviews with aged former hacienda workers. He combines their wrenching bills with archival proof to color an astounding portrait of lifestyle on haciendas. Lyons additionally develops an cutting edge research of hacienda self-discipline and authority kinfolk. Remembering the Hacienda explains the position of faith in addition to the reshaping of Runa tradition and id lower than the impression of land reform and liberation theology. This superbly written booklet is a big contribution to the knowledge of social keep watch over and domination. will probably be priceless interpreting for a wide viewers in anthropology, heritage, Latin American reviews, and non secular experiences.

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Fighting Colonialism with Hegemonic Culture: Native American by Maureen Trudelle Schwarz

By Maureen Trudelle Schwarz

Explores how American Indian companies and corporations are taking up pictures that have been designed to oppress them.

How and why do American Indians applicable photos of Indians for his or her personal reasons? How do those representatives advertise and occasionally problem sovereignty for indigenous humans in the neighborhood and nationally? American Indians have lately taken on a brand new courting with the hegemonic tradition designed to oppress them. instead of protesting it, they're earmarking pictures from it and utilizing them for his or her personal ends. This provocative ebook provides an enticing twist and nuance to our realizing of the five-hundred yr interchange among American Indians and others. a bunch of examples of ways American Indians use the so-called “White Man’s Indian” display the most important photographs and concerns chosen most often via the representatives of local corporations or Native-owned companies within the past due 20th and early twenty-first centuries to acceptable Indianness.

“This groundbreaking preliminary exam of the interrelated dimensions of the modern monetary dating among American Indians and the hegemonic tradition additionally offers vital ancient summaries for suitable First countries in addition to the supranational experience.” — CHOICE

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Serving Their Country: American Indian Politics and by Paul C. Rosier

By Paul C. Rosier

Over the 20th century, American Indians fought for his or her correct to be either American and Indian. In an illuminating booklet, Paul C. Rosier lines how Indians outlined democracy, citizenship, and patriotism in either family and overseas contexts.

Battles over where of Indians within the textile of yankee lifestyles came about on reservations, in wartime provider, in chilly battle rhetoric, and within the court. The Society of yankee Indians, based in 1911, asserted that the USA wanted Indian cultural and non secular values. In international conflict II, Indians fought for his or her ancestral homelands and for the U.S.. The family fight of Indian countries to safeguard their cultures intersected with the overseas chilly warfare stand opposed to termination―the test by way of the government to finish the reservation approach. local american citizens seized at the beliefs of freedom and self-determination to persuade the govt. to maintain reservations as areas of cultural power. crimson strength activists within the Sixties and Nineteen Seventies drew on 3rd global independence pursuits to claim an ethnic nationalism that erupted in a sequence of protests―in Iroquois nation, within the Pacific Northwest, throughout the profession of Alcatraz Island, and at Wounded Knee.

Believing in an empire of liberty for all, local americans pressed the USA to honor its tasks at domestic and in another country. Like African americans, twentieth-century local american citizens served as a visual image of an the United States trying to find rights and justice. American background is incomplete with no their story.

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