Buffalo Inc.: American Indians and Economic Development is a study of the fifteen-year effort by the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation's company to achieve economic success with a tribally-owned and operated buffalo operation. Anthropology professor Sebastian Felix Braun conducted fieldwork on the reservation studying the Pte Hca Ka project that developed the buffalo ranching operation on the reservation. The goal was to achieve a tribally-owned and operated business that combined Lakota cultural values in an ecologically sound effort.
Forced Federalism: Contemporary Challenges to Indigenous Nationhood coauthored by Cherokee scholar Jeff Corntassel and Richard C Witmer II, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Creighton University, offers political science students and scholars a convincing account of the methods of forced federalism undertaken by the United States in its efforts to challenge Indigenous sovereignty and economic development in America. Corntassel is Assistant Professor and Graduate Advisor for the Indigenous Governance Programs at the University of Victoria.
Looting Spiro Mounds: An American King Tut's Tomb by historian David La Vere tells the tragic story of grave robbing in America that rivals the robbing of king Tut's tomb. This historical narrative explains how a coal mining company in Spiro, Oklahoma legally ravaged a so-called Mound Builder site and literally destroyed a unique Native American community that had thrived from 800 to 1450. The tale also involves the work of an academic Forrest Clements, chair of the Anthropology Department at the University of Oklahoma who had a different agenda than the coal miners.
Blackfoot War Art: Pictographs of the Reservation Period, 1880-2000 is a recent publication that documents the pictographs of Blackfoot warriors created from the 1880s to 2000 in both Canada and the United States. James Dempsey draws on his Blood First Nation heritage, extensive research in museum collections, and interviews with Blackfoot (Siksika) Elders to create this impressive work. He documents the types of artwork found on Blackfoot teepee covers, painted robes, teepee liners and doors, and painted panels that depict the images of warrior pictography and history.
Reasoning Together: The Native Critics Collective is a collection of thirteen essays by Native American literary critics brought together by editors Craig Womack, Daniel Health Justice, and Christopher Teuton. The essays are more a conversation among Native scholars about the nature of literacy critical analysis as it applies to Native American and First Nations literary efforts. The scholars represent a range of First Nations from Cree and Métis to Creek and Cherokee.
In 1832, facing white expansion, the Sauk warrior Black Hawk attempted to forge a pan-Indian alliance to preserve the homelands of the confederated Sauk and Fox Nations on the eastern bank of the Mississippi. Patrick J. Jung re-examines the causes, course, and consequences of the ensuing war with the United States, a conflict that decimated Black Hawk's band.
The American Indian: Past and Present is the sixth edition of this popular history collection. The volume contains 22 essays organized around the themes: Invasions and Colonialism; Change and Continuity; Facing the United States; Reservations, Resistance, and Renewal; Toward the Mainstream; and Changing Lives and Federal Policies. Contributors include Roger L. Nichols, Nancy Shoemaker, Henry Warner Bowden, Virginia DeJohn Anderson, Pekka Hamalainen, James H. Merrell, Alfred A. Cave, Colin G. Calloway, Donna L. Akers, Michael Lansing, Raymond J. DeMallie, Andrew H. Fisher, Thomas G.
Art from Fort Marion: The Silberman Collection presents the unique artistic traditions of Kiowa and Cheyenne prisoners-of-war incarcerated by the American government at Fort Marion, Florida during the 1870s. The book features the striking colour images of seven artists whose works were collected by Arthur and Shifra Silberman. Professor of Art History at the University of New Mexico Joyce M. Szabo offers her expertise in the analysis of each work and comparison of styles and approaches to their subject material.
Reflections on American Indian History: Honoring the Past, Building a Future contains five essays originally presented at the Wilma Mankiller Symposium on American Indian History in 2005. The theme of Native American history in the twentieth century attracted a diverse collection of papers presented by Colin Calloway, R. David Edmunds, Laurence M. Hauptman, Peter Iverson, and Brenda Child. The most important essays are Hauptman's paper about Oneidas of Wisconsin war stories, and Child's paper about the Ojibwe healing dance known as the Jingle Dress Dance.
Three Plays: The Indolent Boys, Children of the Sun, and The Moon in Two Windows contains three plays written by Kiowa poet, playwright, and novelist N. Scott Momaday. The Indolent Boys is a play based on the 1891 tragedy of runaways from the Kiowa Boarding School who die during their efforts to return home to family. This play examines the consequences of the death of these children on the school teachers and administrators of this boarding school as well as the impact on the Kiowa families.