Trading Identities: The Souvenir in Native North American Art from the Northeast, 1700-1900 examines a variety of art forms produced by First Nations in northeastern North America for sale to travellers and tourists during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The First Nations of the woodlands were the first in North America to experience economic and social marginalization and, in consequence, the first to rely on the production of commodities for the tourist trade.
In Capturing Women: The Manipulation of Cultural Imagery in Canada's Prairie West Sarah Carter examines popular representations of women that emerged at the time, arguing that stereotypical images of Native and European women were created and manipulated to establish boundaries between Native peoples and white settlers and to justify repressive measures against the Native population. Consisting of a series of stories, events, and episodes, the book highlights shifting patterns, attitudes, and perspectives toward women in the Prairies.
Since the 1800's, many European Americans have relied on Native Americans as models for their own national, racial, and gender identities. Displays of this impulse include world's fairs, fraternal organizations, and films such as Dances with Wolves. Shari M. Huhndorf uses cultural artifacts such as these to examine the phenomenon of "going native," showing its complex relations to social crises in the broader American societyùincluding those posed by the rise of industrial capitalism, the completion of the military conquest of Native America, and feminist and civil rights activism.
The New Peoples: Being and Becoming Metis in North America first published in 1985 is now in its fourth edition. Edited by Jennifer Brown, professor of history at the University of Winnipeg, this volume includes contributions from Marcel Giraud, Olive Dickason, Jacqueline Peterson, John Foster, Irene Spry, Verne Dussenberry, John Long, Trudy Nicks, Kenneth Morgan, R. David Edmunds, Jennifer Brown, Sylvia Van Kirk, Ted Brasser, John Crawford, and Robert Thomas.
Women of the First Nations: Power, Wisdom, and Strength has it origin at the National Symposium on Aboriginal Women of Canada,at University of Lethbridge, 19 October 1989. Edited by Christine Miller and Patricia Chuchryk with Marie Smallface Marule, Brenda Manyfingers, and Cheryl Deering, this volume contains the voices and perspectives of a cross-section of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women from various disciples. The book opens with the address by Jeannette Armstrong on the role of Aboriginal women in traditional Aboriginal society.
In Indigenous American Women: Decolonization, Empowerment, Activism, Oklahoma Choctaw scholar Devon Abbott Mihesuah offers a frank and absorbing look at the complex, evolving identities of American Indigenous women today, their ongoing struggles against a centuries-old legacy of colonial disempowerment, and how they are seen and portrayed by themselves and others. Mihesuah first examines how American Indigenous women have been perceived and depicted by non-Natives, including scholars, and by themselves.
Limited Quantity This title is not always stocked, please allow additional time for shipping. Full Circle: Canada's First Nations, second edition has just been released by Pearson Prentice Hall Publishers. This book is written by John Steckley and Bryan Cummins and provides a textbook format about Aboriginal Peoples in Canada from the precontact era to contemporary issues. The book is organized into major themes that cover Origins and Oral Traditions, Culture Areas, Legal Definitions, Effects of Colonialism, and Contemporary Debates and Social Action.
Aboriginal Peoples in Canada provides a current, comprehensive introduction to Aboriginal Peoples in Canada. Now in its 9th edition this introductory Native Studies text offers new content such as urban life, gender issues, the Métis, the Inuit, and global issues relating to Aboriginal Peoples. The book covers the recent changes to the Aboriginal Affairs ministry, the residential school apology, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The material is presented from the perspective of Native Peoples (as opposed to from the perspective of federal and provincial governments).
Making Native Space: Colonialism, Resistance, and Reserves in British Columbia clarifies and informs the current debate on First Nations land rights. It presents the most comprehensive account available of perhaps the most critical mapping of space ever undertaken in BC - the drawing of the lines that separated the tiny plots of land reserved for First Nations people from the rest. Cole Harris analyzes the impact of reserves on First Nations lives and livelihoods and considers how, in light of this, the land question might begin to be resolved.
LIMITED QUANTITY The People's Land: Inuit, Whites and the Eastern Arctic is an expression of a particular moment (1991) in northern history | the darkness, even, that preceded the light. For some years, Hugh Brody lived and studied among the Inuit, the people of the Arctic. This book describes their recent past with sympathy and indignation. He tells how the Whites came as fur traders and missionaries | and stayed on as administrators, transferring their suburban world incongruously to the north.