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Indians of North America

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  • Modern Tribal Developmentby Dean Howard Smith

    AltaMira Press 2000; US$ 37.99

    First Nations people know that a tribe must have control over its resources and sustain its identity as a distinct civilization for economic development to make sense. With an integrated approach to tribal societies that defines development as a means to the end of sustaining tribal character, Dean Howard Smith offers both conceptual and practical... more...

  • American Indians and the Urban Experienceby Kurt Peters; Susan Lobo

    AltaMira Press 2002; US$ 39.99

    Modern American Indian life is urban, rural, and everything in-between. Lobo and Peters have compiled an unprecedented collection of innovative scholarship, poetry, prose, and stunning art?from photography and graffiti to rap and songs?that documents American Indian experiences of urban life. A pervasive rural/urban dichotomy still shapes the popular... more...

  • Sharing Our Stories of Survivalby Sarah Deer; Bonnie Clairmont; Carrie A. Martell; Maureen L. White Eagle

    AltaMira Press 2007; US$ 39.99

    Sharing Our Stories of Survival is a comprehensive treatment of the socio-legal issues that arise in the context of violence against native women?written by social scientists, writers, poets, and survivors of violence. more...

  • My Captivityby Fanny Kelly

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 0.00

    The Wild? West is full of stories told and retold. The captivity narrative, stories of people captured by usually uncivilized? or barbaric? enemies, is a curious category of literature, and the American genre more so. These accounts of capture, usually by Native Americans, were quite popular in both Europe and America from the seventeenth to the nineteenth... more...

  • Contemporary Native American Political Issuesby Troy Johnson

    AltaMira Press 2000; US$ 37.99

    "How does one make a clear distinction between issues such as tribal sovereignty, indigenous rights, and law and justice? How do these topics differ, and can they be separated from, issues such as identity, health, and environment? The answer, of course, lies in the interconnectedness of all aspects of Native American life, culture, religion, and politics.... more...

  • Native American DNAby Kim TallBear

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 75.00

    Because today?s DNA testing seems so compelling and powerful, increasing numbers of Native Americans have begun to believe their own metaphors: ?in our blood? is giving way to ?in our DNA.? In Native American DNA , Kim TallBear shows how Native American claims to land, resources, and sovereignty that have taken generations to ratify may be seriously?and... more...

  • Native Americans in the School Systemby Carol J. Ward

    AltaMira Press 2005; US$ 43.99

    Carol Ward examines persistent dropout rates among Native American youth, which remain high despite overall increases in Native adult education attainment in the last twenty years. Focusing on the experiences of the Northern Cheyenne nation, she analyses historical, ethnographic, and quantitative data. This volume will be of use to policy makers, instructors... more...

  • Medicine Waysby Clifford E. Trafzer; Diane Weiner

    AltaMira Press 2001; US$ 39.99

    Improving the dire health problems faced by many Native American communities is central to their cultural, political, and economic well being. However, it is still too often the case that both theoretical studies and applied programs fail to account for Native American perspectives on the range of factors that actually contribute to these problems... more...

  • Early and Middle Woodland Landscapes of the Southeastby Alice P. Wright; Edward R. Henry

    University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 79.95

    The Early and Middle Woodland periods (1000 BCE-500 CE) were remarkable for their level of culture contact and interaction in pre-Columbian North America. This volume, featuring case studies from Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Mississippi, Kentucky, Alabama, and Tennessee, sheds new light on the various approaches to the study of the dynamic and... more...

  • Standing Togetherby Beverly J. Klug

    R&L Education 2012; US$ 41.99

    This book provides information about the importance of teaching American Indian students by bridging home and schools, using students? cultural capital as a springboard for academic success. Culturally Responsive Pedagogy is explored from its earliest beginnings following the 1928 Meriam Report. Successful education of Native students depends on... more...