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Native American

  • Navajo Coyote Talesby Father Berard O. F. M. Haile; Karl W. Luckert; Karl W. Luckert

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 14.95

    Coyote is easily the most popular character in the stories of Indian tribes from Canada to Mexico. This volume contains seventeen coyote tales collected and translated by Father Berard Haile, O.F.M., more than half a century ago. The original Navajo transcriptions are included, along with notes. The tales show Coyote as a warrior, a shaman, a trickster;... more...

  • Time Bombby Douglas L. Bland; Bonnie Butlin

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 4.99

    A catastrophic confrontation between Canada's so-called "settlers" and First Nations communities, fuelled by fundamental prejudices, misunderstandings, Canada's economic vulnerabilities, and the rising political power within the First Nations society, make such a First Nations uprising feasible and, in theory, inevitable. more...

  • Captive Paradiseby James L. Haley

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 30.99

    The most recent state to join the union, Hawaii is the only one to have once been a royal kingdom. After its ?discovery? by Captain Cook in the late 18th Century, Hawaii was fought over by European powers determined to take advantage of its position as the crossroads of the Pacific.  The arrival of the first missionaries marked the beginning of... more...

  • The Great Fatherby Francis Paul Prucha

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 36.95

    The Great Father was widely praised when it appeared in two volumes in 1984 and was awarded the Ray Allen Billington Prize by the Organization of American Historians. This abridged one-volume edition follows the structure of the two-volume edition, eliminating only the footnotes and some of the detail. It is a comprehensive history of the relations... more...

  • Jim Crow: A Historical Encyclopedia of the American Mosaicby Nikki Brown; Barry Stentiford

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 100.00

    This one-volume reference work examines a broad range of topics related to the establishment, maintenance, and eventual dismantling of the discriminatory system known as Jim Crow. more...

  • Power Linesby Andrew Needham

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    In 1940, Phoenix was a small, agricultural city of sixty-five thousand, and the Navajo Reservation was an open landscape of scattered sheepherders. Forty years later, Phoenix had blossomed into a metropolis of 1.5 million people and the territory of the Navajo Nation was home to two of the largest strip mines in the world. Five coal-burning power... more...

  • 1491by Charles C. Mann

    Granta Publications 2014; US$ 17.32

    Up until very recently it was believed that in 1491, the year before Columbus landed, the Americas, one-third of the earth's surface, were a near-pristine wilderness inhabited by small roaming bands of indigenous people. But recently unexpected discoveries have dramatically changed our understanding of Indian life. Many scholars now argue that the... more...

  • The Cheyenne Indians, Volume 1by George Bird Grinnell

    UNP - Bison Books 2014; US$ 27.95

    The Cheyenne Indians: Their History and Their Ways of Life is a classic ethnography, originally published in 1928, that grew out of George Bird Grinnell's long acquaintance with the Cheyennes. Volume I looks at the tribe's early history and migrations, customs, domestic life, social organization, hunting, amusements, and government. In a second... more...

  • Relating Indigenous and Settler Identitiesby Avril Bell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    This book uses identity theories to explore the struggles of indigenous peoples against the domination of the settler imaginary in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States. The book argues that a new relational imaginary can revolutionize the way settler peoples think about and relate to indigenous difference. more...

  • The Navajo and the Animal Peopleby Steve Pavlik; Will Tsosie

    Fulcrum Publishing 2014; US$ 19.95

    A fascinating insight into the Navajo tribe's spiritual relationship with carnivorous animals. more...