Ritual and Myth in Odawa Revitalization: Reclaiming a Sovereign Place is an interdisciplinary account of a contemporary Great Lakes Anishinaabe community explores how the ethical system underlying Odawa (Ottawa) myth and ritual sustains traditionalists’ efforts to confront the legal and social issues threatening tribal identity. Because many Odawa are not members of federally recognized communities, anthropologist Melissa A. Pflug focuses on their struggle to overcome long-term social marginalization and achieve collective sovereignty.
Native American Flags is a recent reference book about the flags and seals of American Indian tribal governments in the United States. The authors present a readable volume covering 185 Indian tribal governments and organizations. Organized alphabetically the first section covers federally recognized tribes, the next section covers six intertribal organizations, and the final section includes tribes without federal recognition. Each flag is described and includes a brief history of the tribal group. Colour photographs of all flags are included.
American Indians in US History is the 2003 publication from the University of Oklahoma Press Series, The Civilization of the American Indian. This one-volume narrative history of Native Americans in the United States traces the experiences of Indigenous peoples from early colonial times to the present day, demonstrating how Indian existence has varied and changed throughout America's history.
Sitting Bull: Champion of the Sioux is a revised edition of Stanley Vestal's classic biography of the famous chief that emphasizes Sitting Bull's fame does not rest upon the death of Custer's five troops. This powerful biography of Sitting Bull has new material added to the original edition (published in 1932) that could not be disclosed while the informants were still living.
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When Cherokee Dance and Drama was first published in 1951, this description of the dances of a conservative Eastern Cherokee band was hailed as a scholarly contribution that could not be duplicated, Frank G. Speak and Leonard Broom had achieved the close and sustained interaction that ethnological fieldwork requires. Their principal informant, Will West Long, upheld the unbroken ceremonial tradition of the Big Cove band, near Cherokee, North Carolina. Describes the movements and meanings of some of the traditional dances and ceremonies of the Eastern Cherokee.
Dress Clothing of the Plains Indians assembles reliable information about the clothing of Plains Nations. In counters the misconception that all the Nations of the central region dressed alike. Although certain similarities could be found among the peoples, each Nation had its own distinctive traditions and preferences in cut, color, decorative symbols, and trim, as well as in style of hair and headdress, footwear, and accessories. The author became aware of the need for a book such as this when he was helping make regalia for exhibitions and dances.
On September 5, 1886, the entire American nation rejoiced as the news flashed from the Southwest that the Apache war leader Geronimo had surrendered to Brigadier General Nelson A. Miles. With Geronimo, at the time of his surrender, were Chief Naiche (the son of the great Cochise), sixteen other warriors, fourteen women, and six children. It had taken a force of 5,000 regular army troops and a series of false promises to capture the band. Yet the surrender that day was not the end of the story of the Apaches associated with Geronimo.