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Indian tribes and cultures

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  • Lakota Belief and Ritualby James R. Walker; Elaine A. Jahner; Raymond J. DeMallie

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 22.95

    "The real value of Lakota Belief and Ritual is that it provides raw narratives without any pretension of synthesis or analysis, as well as insightful biographical information on the man who contributed more than any other individual to our understanding of early Oglala ritual and belief."— Plains Anthropologist more...

  • Halfbreedby Maria Campbell

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2014; US$ 14.00

    "I write this for all of you, to tell you what it is like to be a Halfbreed woman in our country. I want to tell you about the joys and sorrows, the oppressing poverty, the frustration and the dreams. . . . I am not bitter. I have passed that stage. I only want to say: this is what it was like, this is what it is still like." For Maria Campbell,... more...

  • Waheeneeby Gilbert Livingston Wilson; Jeffery R. Hanson

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 12.95

    "I was born in an earth lodge by the mouth of the Knife River, in what is now North Dakota, three years after the smallpox winter." So begins the story of Waheenee , a Hidatsa Indian woman, born in 1839 amid a devastated tribe. In 1906 Gilbert L. Wilson first visited the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation and began to study the remnants of the Hidatsa... more...

  • Uses of Plants by the Indians of the Missouri River Region, Enlarged Editionby Melvin R. Gilmore

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 12.95

    A classic of ethnobotany, Uses of Plants by the Indians of the Missouri River Region has been enlarged for this Bison Book edition with thirty drawings, by Bellamy Parks Jansen, of plants discussed by Gilmore. The taxonomic glossary has been updated as well. Readers will find here, conveniently described, the uses that Plains Indians made of the... more...

  • Upside Downby Margaret B. Blackman

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 27.95

    In the roadless Brooks Range Mountains of northern Alaska sits Anaktuvuk Pass, a small, tightly knit Nunamiut Eskimo village. Formerly nomadic hunters of caribou, the Nunamiut of Anaktuvuk now find their destiny tied to that of Alaska’s oil-rich North Slope, their lives suddenly subject to a century’s worth of innovations, from electricity and bush... more...

  • Song of Dewey Beardby Philip Burnham

    UNP - Bison Books 2014; US$ 26.95

    Beard was not only a witness to two major battles against the Lakota; he also traveled with William “Buffalo Bill” Cody’s Wild West show, worked as a Hollywood Indian, and witnessed the grand transformation of the Black Hills into a tourism mecca. Beard spent most of his later life fighting to reclaim his homeland and acting as “old Dewey Beard,” a... more...

  • Mourning Doveby Mourning Dove; Jay Miller

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 17.95

    "An exciting story that transports the reader to another time and place. . . . Anyone interested in American Indian history, culture, religion, and literature should read this informative volume that was produced at such great cost. Mourning Dove literally gave her life to do this work, and Jay Miller has painstakingly edited it to share the words... 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...

  • 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...

  • Natchez Countryby George Edward Milne

    University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    At the dawn of the 1700s the Natchez viewed the first Francophones in the Lower Mississippi Valley as potential inductees to their chiefdom. This mistaken perception lulled them into permitting these outsiders to settle among them. Within two decades conditions in Natchez Country had taken a turn for the worse. The trickle of wayfarers had given way... more...