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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...

  • The Cherokee Struggle to Maintain Identity in the 17th and 18th Centuriesby William R. Reynolds Jr.

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    With the arrival of Europeans in North America, the Cherokee were profoundly affected. This book thoroughly discusses their history during the Colonial and Revolutionary War eras. Starting with the French and Indian War, the Cherokee were allied with the British, relying on them for goods like poorly made muskets. The alliance proved unequal, with... 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...

  • 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$ 39.95

    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...