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Native American

  • Navajo Textilesby Laurie D. Webster; Louise Stiver; D. Y. Begay; Lynda Teller Pete; Ann Lane Hedlund

    University Press of Colorado 2017; US$ 27.95

    Navajo Textiles provides a nuanced account the Navajo weavings in the Crane Collection at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science—one of the largest collections of Navajo textiles in the world. Bringing together the work of anthropologists and indigenous artists, the book explores the Navajo rug trade in the mid-nineteenth century and changes... more...

  • Claiming Turtle Mountain's Constitutionby Keith Richotte Jr.

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 19.99

    In an auditorium in Belcourt, North Dakota, on a chilly October day in 1932, Robert Bruce and his fellow tribal citizens held the political fate of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in their hands. Bruce, and the others, had been asked to adopt a tribal constitution, but he was unhappy with the document, as it limited tribal governmental... more...

  • Legendary Locals of Gallupby Elizabeth Hardin-Burrola; Carol Sarath; Bob Rosebrough

    Legendary Locals 2017; US$ 12.99

    Geography has conspired to make Gallup, New Mexico, a special place with unique people and a colorful history. It has been a place of struggle and extremes where cultures have clashed, mixed, and melded. Gallup is a community that is simultaneously challenging and uplifting, heartrending, and redemptive. To local Native Americans, the Navajo and Pueblo... more...

  • Steamboats in Dakota Territoryby Tracy Potter

    The History Press 2017; US$ 12.99

    Steamboats transformed the Missouri Valley. Enterprising men like Joseph La Barge and Grant Marsh braved financial and mortal danger to reap fantastic profits from trade in furs and buffalo robes. But steamboats also brought smallpox, soldiers and settlers to the lands of Native Americans. Although they began as agents of commerce, steamboats came... more...

  • The Literary and Legal Genealogy of Native American Dispossessionby George D Pappas

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The Literary and Legal Genealogy of Native American Dispossession offers a unique interpretation of how literary and public discourses influenced three U.S. Supreme Court Rulings written by Chief Justice John Marshall with respect to Native Americans. These cases, Johnson v. M’Intosh (1823), Cherokee Nation v. Georgia (1831) and Worcester v.... more...

  • The Americas' First Theologiesby Garry Sparks; Robert M. Carmack; Sergio Romero; Frauke Sachse

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 97.99

    The Americas' First Theologies provides the first English translation of some of the earliest post-contact religious texts, including selections from the Theologia Indorum and early indigenous texts written for the Maya that were influenced by this theological treatise. more...

  • Ute Land Religion in the American West, 1879–2009by Brandi Denison

    UNP - Nebraska 2017; US$ 55.00

    Ute Land Religion in the American West, 1879–2009 is a narrative of American religion and how it intersected with land in the American West. Prior to 1881, Utes lived on the largest reservation in North America—twelve million acres of western Colorado. Brandi Denison takes a broad look at the Ute land dispossession and resistance to disenfranchisement by tracing... more...

  • Skyscrapers Hide the Heavensby J.R. Miller

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2017; Not Available

    A comprehensive account of Indian-white relations throughout Canada’s history. Miller charts the deterioration of the relationship from the initial, mutually beneficial contact in the fur trade to the current impasse. more...

  • Indians in the Fur Tradeby J. Arthur Ray

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2017; Not Available

    A classic study of the Assiniboine and western Cree Indians who inhabited southern Manitoba and Saskatchewan between 1660 and 1870. The second edition contains a new preface and an update on all sources. more...

  • Fit for Warby Mary E Fitts

    University of Florida Press 2017; US$ 79.95

    “Fitts combines archaeology and ethnohistory to explore Catawba strategies for retaining sovereignty and power in the colonial era. A model of interdisciplinary methodology, this book offers new insights into coalescence, colonialism, and Indigenous persistence.”—Christina Snyder, author of Slavery in Indian Country: The Changing Face of Captivity... more...