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  • Mary and Iby Stephen Return Riggs

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Born in Ohio, Stephen Return Riggs spent much of his life working as a missionary amongst members of the Dakota Sioux tribe in what is now the state of Minnesota. During this period, he also worked to document the language and culture of the Dakota Sioux, producing several important linguistic works. This engaging volume offers a more personal take... more...

  • Oglala Religionby William K. Powers

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 24.95

    This study seeks to explain how one group of Native Americans, the Oglala Sioux, has preserved its social and cultural identity despite formidable attempts by the U.S. government to eliminate tribal societies. Treating continuity and change as two aspects of the same phenomenon, it focuses on the nature of the uniquely Oglala values that persist,... more...

  • The Shawnee Prophetby R. David Edmunds

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 22.00

    In the early 1800s, when control of the Old Northwest had not yet been assured to the United States, the Shawnee leaders Tecumseh and his brother Tenskwatawa, the Shawnee Prophet, led an intertribal movement culminating at the Battle of Tippecanoe and the Battle of the Thames. Historians have portrayed Tecumseh, the war leader, as the key figure in... more...

  • Caddo Connectionsby Jeffrey S. Girard; Timothy K. Perttula; Mary Beth Trubitt

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 84.99

    This up-to-date archaeological synthesis highlights current perspectives on Caddo origins and cultural elaborations in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. Throughout, the authors explore the role of interactions among Caddo communities as well as between the Caddo Area and the Southeast, southern Plains, and Southwest. more...

  • Culturicide, Resistance, and Survival of the Lakota (Sioux Nation)by James V. Fenelon

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 199.00

    This ground-breaking work develops theories and methods of analyzing the United States' domination of Native Americans through a study of the Lakota society known as the "Sioux Nation of Indians." Two centuries of struggle between nations and cultures during the U.S. expansion over North America are described utilizing policy (BIA) and cross-cultural... more...

  • In Geronimo's Footstepsby Corine Sombrun; Harlyn Geronimo; E. C. Belli; Ramsey Clark

    Arcade Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    Corine Sombrun is a musician, writer, and shaman. Born in Africa, she was trained as a pianist and composer in France and worked in London for a BBC World program on religion. While she was in Mongolia for the BBC, a shaman recognized her gift, and she underwent a three-year apprenticeship. Her abilities in the trance state have been studied by... more...

  • Ties That Bindby Tiya Miles

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    This beautifully written book, now in its second edition, tells the haunting saga of a quintessentially American family. In the late 1790s, Shoe Boots, a famed Cherokee warrior and successful farmer, acquired an African slave named Doll. Over the next thirty years, Shoe Boots and Doll lived together as master and slave and also as lifelong partners... more...

  • The Newspaper Warriorby Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins; Carolyn Sorisio; Cari M. Carpenter

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 75.00

    Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins (Northern Paiute) has long been recognized as an important nineteenth-century American Indian activist and writer. Yet her acclaimed performances and speaking tours across the United States, along with the copious newspaper articles that grew out of those tours, have been largely ignored and forgotten.á The Newspaper... more...

  • Hunting Caribouby Karyn Sharp; Henry S. Sharp

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 43.50

    DenÚsulinÚ hunters range from deep in the Boreal Forest far into the tundra of northern Canada. Henry S. Sharp, a social anthropologist and ethnographer, spent several decades participating in fieldwork and observing hunts by this extended kin group. His daughter, Karyn Sharp, who is an archaeologist specializing in First Nations Studies and is DenÚsulinÚ,... more...

  • Der stille Pfadby Joseph M. Marshall

    Herder Verlag 2014; US$ 5.72

    Es war bei den Indianern Tradition, dass die ─ltesten ihre Weisheit in Geschichten an die JŘngeren weitergaben. Diese Geschichten, in denen es um mythische Sagengestalten, die Wesen des Himmels und der Erde, die lebendige Natur und ruhmreiche Vorfahren ging, waren Wegweiser auf den verschlungenen Pfaden des Lebens. Sie vermitteln Werte wie Liebe, Respekt,... more...