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- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 19.99
Catherine/Kateri Tekakwitha (1656-1680) has become known over the centuries as a holy Catholic convert. She is revered as the first Native North American proposed for sainthood. This book presents her story along with Claude Chauchetiere, a French Jesuit, who came to America hoping to rescue savages from sin and paganism. more...
- Springer 2006; US$ 69.99
Among the most socially and personally vocal archaeological remains on the North American continent are the massive and often complexly designed earthen architecture of Hopewellian peoples of two thousand years ago, their elaborately embellished works of art made of glistening metals and stones from faraway places, and their highly formalized mortuaries.... more...
- University of Nebraska Press 2006; US$ 49.95
A collection of essays examining the issues surrounding the listening, recording, and sharing of First Nations voices, stories, and songs. These essays, which contextualize stories within anthropology, flow from Robin Ridington and Jillian Ridington's decades of work with the Athapaskan-speaking Dane-zaa people, who live in Peace River area. more...
- Springer 2008; US$ 69.99
This book presents, for the first time, a detailed, holistic synthesis of the lifeways, culture, history, and material record of the ceremonially and socially rich Hopewell peoples who lived in the Scioto valley and neighboring areas in Ohio in the first centuries A.D. The Scioto Hopewell built monumental, 80 acre earthworks aligned precisely to astronomical... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2008; US$ 39.95
A timely, comprehensive reevaluation of the Southeastern Ceremonial Complex. One of the most venerable concepts in Southeastern archaeology is that of the Southern Cult. The idea has its roots in the intensely productive decade (archaeologically) of the 1930s and is fundamentally tied to yet another venerable concept—Mississippian culture.... more...
- Penguin Group US 2002; US$ 15.00
Joseph M. Marshall?s thoughtful, illuminating account of how the spiritual beliefs of the Lakota people can help us all lead more meaningful, ethical lives. Rich with storytelling, history, and folklore, The Lakota Way expresses the heart of Native American philosophy and reveals the path to a fulfilling and meaningful life. Joseph Marshall... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 44.95
Traces 400 years of Osage culture from prehistoric times to the group's current status as an officially recognized tribe. Osage traditional lands are located in mid-continental America encompassed by the present-day states of Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma. Major waterways through these lands and the defensible terrain of the Ozark... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 32.95
Some of the most visible expressions of human culture are illustrated architecturally. Unfortunately for archaeologists, the architecture being studied is not always visible and must be inferred from soil inconsistencies or charred remains. This study deals with research into roughly a millennium of Native American architecture in the Southeast... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 29.95
Complex Mississippian polities were neither developed nor sustained in a vacuum. A broad range of small-scale social groups played a variety of roles in the emergence of regionally organized political hierarchies that governed large-scale ceremonial centers. Recent research has revealed the extent to which interactions among corporately organized... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 29.95
At its height the Moundville ceremonial center was a densely occupied town of approximately 1,000 residents, with at least 29 earthen mounds surrounding a central plaza. Today, Moundville is not only one the largest and best-preserved Mississippian sites in the United States, but also one of the most intensively studied. This volume brings together... more...