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Indian tribes and cultures

  • Disputed Watersby Robert Doherty

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    This disturbing study of the struggle of the Chippewa and Ottawa Indians for traditional fishing rights in the Great Lakes raises legal and public policy questions that extend far beyond that region. Who owns common-property resources in the United States? Who should manage those resources and for whose benefit? Should Native Americans be accorded... more...

  • Eskimo Boyhoodby Charles C. Hughes

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Here is a unique view of life as experienced by a young Eskimo. The autobiography was written by a youth in his early twenties who relates the details of his boyhood life, recalling the feelings accompanying his experiences. In addition to allowing Nathan simply to relate his story thereby illustrating the uniqueness of an individual life, Mr. Hughes... more...

  • The Shawneeby Jerry E. Clark

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 19.95

    Many Indian tribes claimed Kentucky as hunting territory in the eighteenth century, though for the most part their villages were built elsewhere. For the Shawnee, whose homeland was in the Ohio and Cumberland valleys, Kentucky was an essential source of game, and the skins and furs were vital for trade. When Daniel Boone explored Kentucky in 1769,... 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...

  • Quick-as-a-Wink Baby Blanketsby Martha Brooks Stein

    Annie's 2015; US$ 5.99

    Make three fast and fun blanket designs for your bundle of joy in no time at all! All baby blankets are made using medium-weight yarn. Snow White Afghan is 35? square, Ruffled Rainbows is 40? square, and Little Boy Blue is 38? square. 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...

  • Clovisby Ashley M. Smallwood; Thomas A. Jennings

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; Not Available

    New research and the discovery of multiple archaeological sites predating the established age of Clovis (13,000 years ago) provide evidence that the Americas were first colonized at least one thousand to two thousand years before Clovis. These revelations indicate to researchers that the peopling of the Americas was perhaps a more complex process... more...

  • In Geronimo's Footstepsby Corine Sombrun; Harlyn Geronimo; E. C. Belli; Ramsey Clark

    Arcade Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    The name "Geronimo" came to Corine Sombrun insistently in a trance during her apprenticeship to a Mongolian shaman. That message and the need to understand its meaning brought her to the home of the legendary Apache leader's great-grandson, Harlyn Geronimo, himself a medicine man on the Mescalero Apache reservation in New Mexico. Together, the two... more...

  • Cherokee Myths and Legendsby Terry L. Norton

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    Retelling 30 myths and legends of the Eastern Cherokee, this book presents the stories with important details providing a culturally authentic and historically accurate context. Background information is given within each story so the reader may avoid reliance on glossaries, endnotes, or other explanatory aids. The reader may thus experience the stories... more...

  • Hunters, Predators and Preyby Frederic Laugrand; Jarich Oosten

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 120.00

    Inuit hunting traditions are rich in perceptions, practices and stories relating to animals and human beings. The authors examine key figures such as the raven, an animal that has a central place in Inuit culture as a creator and a trickster, and qupirruit , a category consisting of insects and other small life forms. After these non-social and... more...