This title is an overview of weapons created by Native Americans from early times to the late 19th century. Using 155 colour photographs and illustrations, the text takes the artifact approach with chapters covering such categories as striking weapons, cutting weapons, piercing weapons, defensive weapons, and symbolic weapons. The author explains the roles of weapons in the various cultures, economies and political systems of the First Nations in the Americas. The book contains an index, bibliography, and each image has a detailed caption. Colin F.
Gifts of Pride and Love: Kiowa and Comanche Cradles is an exhibition catalogue that accompanied the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology's collaborative efforts of museum staff and community members to celebrate the work of Kiowa and Comanche mothers and grandmothers who created amazing cradles for their beloved children in years past. Now these skillfully designed works of art are housed in museum collections and separated from their cultural context. The book seeks to reconnect the families with their treasures made with love and pride.
The Oneida Indians in the Age of Allotment, 1860-1920 is a collection of writings by Oneida educators, historians, scholars, and Elders collected during a 2003 historical conference held in Oneida, Wisconsin. Their writings cover specific years and a variety of topics including education, boarding and residential schools, land claims issues, musical life, economic activities, veterans in the Civil War, leadership, and legal cases. Historian Laurence Hauptman worked with Gordon McLester to compile the essays and oral history accounts.
Historian and educator present a comprehensive survey of the history of American Indian education in the United States from colonial times to contemporary times. They discuss the various policies and philosophies that missionaries, government officials, and legislators attempted in their efforts to Christianize and indoctrinate Native People in the United States. They discuss boarding schools (residential schools), tribal education, day schools, language education, and higher education efforts. They draw on first-hand accounts from teachers and students who were involved in education.
Description will be updated soon. This photography book features 80 black and white plates of Columbia River Plateau Native Americans taken by amateur photographer and Indian Agent, Lee Moorhouse. The images are identified by the photographer with the names of the people as well as their tribal affiliation. The essays included in this book explain the life and times of Lee Moorhouse and how many of the portraits feature the same clothing and props. Moorhouse was an avid collector of Native American artifacts for his personal cabinet of curiosities.
OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher. A fascinating study of literature created by Native America authors about the boarding school (residential school) experience. Using student writings from boarding school newspapers, student essays, and autobiographies as well as contemporary plays, novels, and poetry, the author examines the manner in which these American Indian students redefined their identity through these writings.