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  • Center Places and Cherokee Townsby Christopher B. Rodning

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 59.95

    In Center Places and Cherokee Towns , Christopher B. Rodning opens a panoramic vista onto protohistoric Cherokee culture. He posits that Cherokee households and towns were anchored within their cultural and natural landscapes by built features that acted as ? center places.?   Rodning investigates the period from just before the first Spanish... more...

  • National Identity and the Conflict at Okaby Amelia Kalant

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 47.95

    Through readings of literature, canonical history texts, studies of museum displays and media analysis, this work explores the historical formation of myths of Canadian national identity and then how these myths were challenged (and affirmed during the 1990 standoff at Oka. It draws upon history, literary criticism, anthropology, studies in nationalism... more...

  • Chief Joseph, Yellow Wolf and the Creation of Nez Perce History in the Pacific Northwestby Robert Ross McCoy

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    This work focuses on how whites used Nez Perce history, images, activities and personalities in the production of history, developing a regional identity into a national framework. more...

  • A New Order of Thingsby Claudio Saunt

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 29.00

    A New Order of Things chronicles the changing world of the Creek Indians. more...

  • The Dividing Pathsby Tom Hatley

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 60.00

    Focusing on the American Cherokee people and the South Carolina settlers, this book traces the two cultures and their interactions from 1680, when Charleston was established as the main town in the region, until 1785, when the Cherokees first signed a treaty with the United States. Hatley retrieves the unfamiliar dimensions of a world in which Native... more...

  • Telling Our Selvesby Chase Hensel

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 77.99

    In this book, Chase Hensel examines how Yup'ik Eskimos and non-natives construct and maintain gender and ethnic identities through strategic talk about hunting, fishing, and processing. Although ethnicity is overtly constructed in terms of either/or categories, the discourse of Bethel residents suggests that their actual concern is less with whether... more...

  • Chief Joseph & the Flight of the Nez Perceby Kent Nerburn

    HarperCollins US 2006; US$ 12.99

    Explores myths and historical facts pertaining to the life of Nez Perce leader Chief Joseph in an account that challenges beliefs about the role he played in the tribe's retreat and documents the tragic destruction of the Nez Perce way of life. more...

  • Ojibwe Singersby Michael D. McNally

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 114.99

    The Ojibwe of Anishinaabe are a native American people who were taught by 19th-century missionaries to sing evangelical hymns translated into the native language both as a means of worship and as a tool for eradicating the "indianness" of the native people. Rather than Americanizing the people, however, these songs have become emblematic of Anishinaabe... more...

  • Cahokia Moundsby Timothy R. Pauketat; Nancy Stone Bernard

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 22.99

    Just a few miles west of Collinsville, Illinois lies the remains of the most sophisticated prehistoric native civilizations north of Mexico. Cahokia Mounds explores the history behind this buried American city inhabited from about AD 700 to 1400, that was almost lost in metropolitan expansions of the 1960s and 1970s, but later became one of the... more...

  • When You Sing It Now, Just Like Newby Robin Ridington; Jillian Ridington

    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...