Who is an Indian? Who is a Native American? What are Indian self-determination and sovereignty? What defines an Indian tribe? These and more than one hundred other questions are asked and answered in this critically acclaimed overview of Indian country. The second edition of Jack Utter's classic work, American Indians: Answers to Today's Questions, covers the hottest issues facing American Indians today|tribal sovereignty, gaming, water rights, treaty rights, cultural rights, and the evolving history of federal Indian policy.
Teaching American Indian Students is a comprehensive resource book available for educators of Native American students. The promise of this book is that students can improve their academic performance through educational approaches that do not force students to choose between the culture of their home and the culture of their school. This multidisciplinary volume summarizes the latest research on Native American education, provides practical suggestions for teachers, and offers a vast selection of resources available to teachers of Native American students.
Chief Daniel Bread (1800-1873) played a key role in establishing the Oneida Indians' presence in Wisconsin after their removal from New York, yet no monument commemorates his deeds as the community's founder. Laurence M. Hauptman and L. Gordon McLester, III, redress that historical oversight, connecting Bread's life story with the nineteenth-century history of the Oneida Nation.
A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Mary Jemison was recorded by Mary Jemison in 1823 and recorded by James Seaver. This captivity narrative has been reprinted numerous times and this University of Oklahoma Press edition was published in 1995. Mary Jemison was captured by Shawnee when she was a teenager. She was then adopted into a Seneca family where she remained to the end of her life. She has become a beloved Seneca community member and her recollections describe her marriage, her children, her family's life during the American Revolution, and her old age.
In new edition of The Indian Tipi: Its History, Construction and Use, the authors, Reginald and Gladys Laubin have retained all the invaluable aspects of the first edition, and have added new material on day-to-day living in the tipi: the section on food preparation and cooking has been expanded to include a large number and range of foods and recipes, as well as methods of cooking over an open fire, with a reflector oven, and with a ground oven; there are new sections on making buckskin, making moccasins, and making cradle boards; there is a whole new section on child care and general hous
Born on the Seneca Indian Reservation in New York State, Arthur Caswell Parker (1881-1955) was a prominent intellectual leader both within and outside tribal circles. Of mixed Iroquois, Seneca descent, Parker was also a controversial figure-recognized as an advocate for Indians but criticized for his assimilationist stance. In this exhaustively researched biography-the first book-length examination of Parker's life and career-Joy Porter explores complex issues of Indian identity that are as relevant today as in Parker's time.
American Indian Medicine by Virgil J Vogel published by the University of Oklahoma Press in 1970 remains an important source for information about the effect of Native American medicinal practices on the settler society. Impressions and attitudes of early explorers, settlers, physicians, botanists, and others regarding Native American curative practices are reported by geographical regions, with British, French, and Spanish colonies and the young United States separately treated. Methods of treating all kinds of injuries-from fractures to snakebite-and even surgery are included.
Red Man's Land, White Man's Law is a history of the legal status of the American Indians and their land from the period of first contact with Europeans down to the present day. It begins with the efforts of colonial authorities-Spanish, British, and French-to deal with tribal sovereignty and carries the discussion of U. S. -Indian legal relations through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Black Elk has been recognized as one of the truly remarkable men of his time in the matter of spiritual beliefs. Shortly before his death in August, 1950, when he was the "keeper of the sacred pipe," he said, "It is my prayer that, through our sacred pipe, and through this book in which I shall explain what our pipe really is, peace may come to those peoples who can understand, and understanding which must be of the heart and not of the head alone.