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  • Ojibwe Singersby Michael McNally

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 104.99

    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 2011; 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... more...

  • Chiefdoms and Other Archaeological Delusionsby Timothy R. Pauketat

    AltaMira Press 2007; US$ 32.99

    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...

  • Searching for Chipetaby Vickie Leigh Krudwig

    Fulcrum Publishing 2004; US$ 12.95

    Chipeta was a strong, wise woman who played a major role in the history of the Ute Indian tribe and the United States in the 19th century. And yet, she has remained elusive for more than a century, unknown not only to many historians, but also to the general public. Through this inspiring narrative, we discover a remarkable story about an extraordinary... more...

  • Stoney Creek Womanby Bridget Moran

    Arsenal Pulp Press 2002; US$ 18.95

    The captivating story of Mary John (who passed away in 2004), a pioneering Carrier Native whose life on the Stoney Creek reserve in central BC is a capsule history of First Nations life from a unique woman's perspective. A mother of twelve, Mary endured much tragedy and heartbreak--the pangs of racism, poverty, and the deaths of six children--but... more...

  • Source Material for the Social and Ceremonial Life of the Choctaw Indiansby John Swanton; Kenneth H. Carleton

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 34.95

    Long considered the undisputed authority on the Indians of the southern United States, anthropologist John Swanton published this history as the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE) Bulletin 103 in 1931. Swanton's descriptions are drawn from earlier records?including those of DuPratz and Romans?and from Choctaw informants.... more...

  • Chefs Guerriersby Colonel Bernd Horn; Stephen Harris

    Dundurn 2002; US$ 12.99

    Chefs guerriers, Perspectives concernant les militaires canadiens de haut niveau est le premier d?une série de deux livres qui examine l?expérience et les perspectives uniquement canadiennes en ce qui concerne le travail des généraux et l?art d?être amiral. more...

  • 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...

  • 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...