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  • Myth, Symbol, and Colonial Encounterby Jennifer Reid

    University of Ottawa Press 1995; US$ 9.99

    From the time of the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713, people of British origin have shared the area of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island, traditionally called Acadia, with Eastern Canada's Algonkian-speaking peoples, the Mi'kmaq. This historical analysis of colonial Acadia from the perspective of symbolic and mythic existence will be... more...

  • The Prehistory of the Northwest Coastby R. G. Matson; Gary Coupland

    Left Coast Press 2010; US$ 72.95

    This volume provides a descriptive overview of the cultural complexity on the northwest coast that stretches from northern California to Alaska. Topics covered range from the earliest settlements to the subsequent cultural diversities in Native American populations. Maps, charts, and illustrations further enhance the book's interest and appeal. more...

  • So Few on Earthby Josie Penny

    Dundurn 2010; US$ 26.99

    Set against the beauty and ruggedness of the Labrador coast, So Few on Earth is the story of Josie Penny?s perseverance after suffering atrocious punishments, merciless teasing, and the humiliation of two rapes while at Lockwood School. Escaping into reading, Josie saw the possibility of starting life anew. more...

  • Chief Joseph and the Nez Perceby Kathleen E. Bradley

    Shell Education 2009; US$ 7.99

    While America was expanding westward, some Nez Perce Indians signed a treaty with the United States that placed them on a reservation. In this script, the U.S. cavalry pursues resisting Nez Perce Indian tribe members until a battle ensues at Bear Paw Mountain that produces a victory, but no satisfaction for either side. more...

  • The Brothertown Nation of Indiansby Brad D. E. Jarvis

    UNP - Nebraska 2010; US$ 45.00

    A group of educated Christian Natives from a variety of New England tribes came together in central New York in 1785 to form a community of their own, Brothertown, a proprietary ?Body Politick? modeled after a New England town with an elected leadership. In an effort to retain their land rights and remain self-sufficient, the Natives of Brothertown... more...

  • The Choctaw before Removalby Carolyn Keller Reeves

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 25.00

    This book of eight essays focuses upon Choctaw history prior to 1830, when the tribe forfeited territorial claims and was removed from native lands in Mississippi. The editors have included essays emphasizing Choctaw anthropology, Choctaw beliefs, and the Choctaw experience with the U.S. government prior to the tribe's removal to Oklahoma. Attention... more...

  • Emergence and Collapse of Early Villagesby Timothy A. Kohler; Mark D. Varien

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 68.95

    Ancestral Pueblo farmers encountered the deep, well watered, and productive soils of the central Mesa Verde region of Southwest Colorado around A.D. 600, and within two centuries built some of the largest villages known up to that time in the U.S. Southwest. But one hundred years later, those villages were empty, and most people had gone. This cycle... more...

  • Up from These Hillsby Leonard Carson Lambert; Michael Lambert

    UNP - Bison Original 2011; US$ 18.95

    Born into a storied but impoverished family on the reservation of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Leonard Carson Lambert Jr.’s candid memoir is a remarkable story and an equally remarkable flouting of the stereotypes that so many tales of American Indian life have engendered. Up from These Hills provides a grounded, yet poignant,... more...

  • First Nations, Identity, and Reserve Lifeby Simone Poliandri

    UNP - Nebraska 2011; US$ 65.00

    Issues of identity figure prominently in Native North American communities, mediating their histories, traditions, culture, and status. This is certainly true of the Mi’kmaw people of Nova Scotia, whose lives on reserves create highly complex economic, social, political, and spiritual realities. This ethnography investigates identity construction... more...

  • L?exploitation du phoque à l?embouchure du Saguenay par les Iroquoiens de 1000 à 1534by Michel Plourde

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 2013; US$ 65.00

    Au cours du Sylvicole supérieur (1000-1500), le secteur de l?embouchure du Saguenay aurait été exploité par des Iroquoiens du Saint-Laurent en quête de ressources marines, plus particulièrement de phoque. more...