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Indians of North America

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  • Natchez Countryby George Edward Milne

    University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    At the dawn of the 1700s the Natchez viewed the first Francophones in the Lower Mississippi Valley as potential inductees to their chiefdom. This mistaken perception lulled them into permitting these outsiders to settle among them. Within two decades conditions in Natchez Country had taken a turn for the worse. The trickle of wayfarers had given way... more...

  • The Zunisby The Zuni People; Alvina Quam

    University of New Mexico Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Now back in print after more than thirty years, The Zunis: Self-Portrayals offers forty-six stories of myth, prophecy, and history from the great oral literature of the Zuni Indians of New Mexico. more...

  • Home Before the Raven Cawsby Richard Feldman

    Indiana Historical Society Press 2015; US$ 9.95

    In 1903 Alaska governor John Brady collected fifteen old totem poles for preservation at Stika National Historical Park, creating one of the most famous collections of totem poles in the world. One pole became separated, and its fate remained a mystery for nearly ninety years. This revised edition of Home before the Raven Caws unravels the mystery... more...

  • Catawba Valley Mississippianby David G. Moore

    University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 39.95

    An excellent example of ethnohistory and archaeology working together, this model study reveals the origins of the Catawba Indians of North Carolina. By the 18th century, the modern Catawba Indians were living along the river and throughout the valley that bears their name near the present North Carolina-South Carolina border, but little was known... more...

  • Indian Boyhoodby Charles A. Eastman

    The Floating Press 1902; US$ 4.99

    Charles Eastman, whose Sioux name was Ohiyesa (pronounced Oh hee' yay suh), was a Native American author, doctor and reformer who also helped to establish the Boy Scouts of America. His autobiographical Indian Boyhood , popular in Boy Scout programs, is a 1902 recollection of life growing up among the Sioux. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Native American Movementsby Todd Leahy; Raymond Wilson

    Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 44.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Native American Movements_through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events, and institutions and significant political, economic, social, and cultural aspects_is a useful reference on topics dealing with key... more...

  • Chiefdoms and Other Archaeological Delusionsby Timothy R. Pauketat

    AltaMira Press 2007; US$ 34.99

    This book sweeps away the last vestiges of social-evolutionary explanations of 'chiefdoms' by rethinking the history of Pre-Columbian Southeast peoples and comparing them to ancient peoples in the Southwest, Mexico, Mesoamerica, and Mesopotamia. more...

  • The Native American Book of Changeby White Deer of Autumn

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 9.99

    The Native American Book of Change The Circle of Life is an American Indian symbol for the Four Directions. The four colors represent the four stages of life, from childhood to old age; the cycle of seasons, from spring to winter; and the four races of people. Each of the Four Directions symbolizes a certain power. In this circle, East is knowledge,... more...

  • Stoney Creek Womanby Bridget Moran

    Arsenal Pulp Press 2002; US$ 18.99

    The captivating story of Mary John (who passed away in 2004), a pioneering Carrier Native whose life on the Stoney Creek reserve in central BC is a capsule history of First Nations life from a unique woman's perspective. A mother of twelve, Mary endured much tragedy and heartbreak--the pangs of racism, poverty, and the deaths of six children--but... more...

  • Me Funnyby Drew Hayden Taylor

    D & M Publishers 2012; US$ 15.99

    Humor has always been an essential part of North American aboriginal culture. This fact remained unnoticed by most settlers, however, since non-aboriginals just didn?t get the joke. For most of written history, a stern, unyielding profile of the Indian? dominated the popular mainstream imagination. Indians, it was believed, never laughed. But Indians... more...