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  • The Iroquois and the Atheniansby Brian Seitz; Thomas Thorp

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 89.99

    An original work of political theory, The Iroquois and the Athenians relocates the problem of political foundations and origins, removing it from the dead logic of the social contract and grafting it onto a juxtaposed representation of the historical practices of the pre-contact Iroquois and the pre-classical Greeks. more...

  • Spider Woman Walks This Landby Kelli Carmean

    AltaMira Press 2002; US$ 32.99

    Carmean's book focuses on traditional cultural properties and cultural resource management among native people in the United States. Describing her work with the Navajo Nation, she examines the specific geographical locations and landforms that contain significant cultural and/or religious meaning to the Navajo people. She outlines how the cultural... more...

  • Fools Crowby Thomas E. Mails

    UNP - Bison Books 2013; US$ 15.95

    Frank Fools Crow, a spiritual and civic leader of the Teton Sioux, spent nearly a century helping those of every race. A disciplined, gentle man who upheld the old ways, he was aggrieved by the social ills he saw besetting his own people and forthright in denouncing them. When he died in 1989 at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, he was widely... more...

  • Left Handed, Son of Old Man Hatby Left Handed; Edward Sapir; Luci Tapahonso

    UNP - Bison Books 2013; US$ 24.95

    With a simplicity as disarming as it is frank, Left Handed tells of his birth in the spring "when the cottonwood leaves were about the size of my thumbnail," of family chores such as guarding the sheep near the hogan, and of his sexual awakening. As he grows older, his account turns to life in the open: nomadic cattle-raising, farming, trading, communal... more...

  • Saga of Chief Josephby Helen Addison Howard

    UNP - Bison Books 2013; US$ 19.95

    In Saga of Chief Joseph , Helen Addison Howard has written the definitive biography of the great Nez Perce chief, a diplomat among warriors. In times of war and peace, Chief Joseph exhibited gifts of the first rank. Even though he was a leader for peace and tribal liberty, he was destined to see the defeat of his people in the Nez Perce War of 1877... more...

  • Transforming the Culture of Schoolsby Jerry Lipka; With Gerald V. Mohatt; Esther Ilutsik

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Ethnographic study of long term collaboration between university faculty, Yup'ik teachers, and tribal elders to transform the culture of schooling. more...

  • Ojibwe Singersby Michael McNally

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 94.99

    Missionaries taught the Ojibwe to sing hymns translated into their language, both as a means of worship and to eradicate their "Indianness". This study examines how a native American people has drawn on the resources of ritual to negotiate identity and survival within the structures of colonialism. more...

  • Catawba Valley Mississippianby David G. Moore

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 34.95

    An excellent example of ethnohistory and archaeology working together, this model study reveals the origins of the Catawba Indians of North Carolina. By the 18th century, the modern Catawba Indians were living along the river and throughout the valley that bears their name near the present North Carolina-South Carolina border, but little was... more...

  • Chiefdoms and Other Archaeological Delusionsby Timothy R. Pauketat

    AltaMira Press 2007; US$ 28.99

    This book sweeps away the last vestiges of social-evolutionary explanations of 'chiefdoms' by rethinking the history of Pre-Columbian Southeast peoples and comparing them to ancient peoples in the Southwest, Mexico, Mesoamerica, and Mesopotamia. more...

  • The Native American Book of Changeby White Deer of Autumn

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 9.99

    The Native American Book of Change The Circle of Life is an American Indian symbol for the Four Directions. The four colors represent the four stages of life, from childhood to old age; the cycle of seasons, from spring to winter; and the four races of people. Each of the Four Directions symbolizes a certain power. In this circle, East is knowledge,... more...