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A Native American Encyclopedia

A Native American Encyclopedia
  • Author : Barry Pritzker
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2000
  • Total pages :591
  • ISBN : 9780195138771
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Summary : Dispelling myths, answering questions, and stimulating thoughtful avenues for further inquiry, this highly readable reference on 200 Native American groups lists North American Indian tribes alphabetically, giving significant facts about the group's population, location, history, and culture. 8-page color insert.

Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes

Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes
  • Author : Carl Waldman
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  • Release Date :2009-01-01
  • Total pages :385
  • ISBN : 1438110103
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Summary : A comprehensive, illustrated encyclopedia which provides information on over 150 native tribes of North America, including prehistoric peoples.

Native American Issues

Native American Issues
  • Author : Paul C. Rosier
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  • Release Date :2003
  • Total pages :185
  • ISBN : 9780313320026
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Summary : Discusses a variety of issues relevant to Native Americans, including treaty rights, land claims, gaming, sports mascots and images, and economics.

Native American Renaissance

Native American Renaissance
  • Author : Kenneth Lincoln
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  • Release Date :1985-12-04
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9780520054578
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Summary : Lincoln presents the writing of today's most gifted Native American authors, against an ethnographic background which should enable a growing number of readers to share his enthusiasm. Lincoln has lived with American Indians, knows them, and is respected by them; all this enhances his book.

Native America

Native America
  • Author : Michael Leroy Oberg
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  • Release Date :2010-02-01
  • Total pages :393
  • ISBN : 140516056X
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Summary : This history of Native Americans, from the period of first contact to the present day, offers an important variation to existing studies by placing the lives and experiences of Native American communities at the center of the narrative. Presents an innovative approach to Native American history by placing individual native communities and their experiences at the center of the study Following a first chapter that deals with creation myths, the remainder of the narrative is structured chronologically, covering over 600 years from the point of first contact to the present day Illustrates the great diversity in American Indian culture and emphasizes the importance of Native Americans in the history of North America Provides an excellent survey for courses in Native American history Includes maps, photographs, a timeline, questions for discussion, and ?A Closer Focus? textboxes that provide biographies of individuals and that elaborate on the text, exposing students to issues of race, class, and gender

The State of Native America

The State of Native America
  • Author : DeLinda Wunder,Evelyn Hu-DeHart
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  • Release Date :1992
  • Total pages :460
  • ISBN : 9780896084247
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Summary : Essays by Native American authors and activity on contemporary Native issues, including the quincentenary.

Native American Mythology

Native American Mythology
  • Author : Fred Ramen
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  • Release Date :2007
  • Total pages :64
  • ISBN : 9781404207387
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Summary : Discusses the origins and cultural significance of Native American mythology and folklore and describes common myths involving the creation of the world, animals and their behavior, tricksters, and heroes.

Native American Mathematics

Native American Mathematics
  • Author : Michael P. Closs
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  • Release Date :1986
  • Total pages :439
  • ISBN : 9780292711853
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Summary : There is no question that native cultures in the New World exhibit many forms of mathematical development. This Native American mathematics can best be described by considering the nature of the concepts found in a variety of individual New World cultures. Unlike modern mathematics in which numbers and concepts are expressed in a universal mathematical notation, the numbers and concepts found in native cultures occur and are expressed in many distinctive ways. Native American Mathematics, edited by Michael P. Closs, is the first book to focus on mathematical development indigenous to the New World. Spanning time from the prehistoric to the present, the thirteen essays in this volume attest to the variety of mathematical development present in the Americas. The data are drawn from cultures as diverse as the Ojibway, the Inuit (Eskimo), and the Nootka in the north; the Chumash of Southern California; the Aztec and the Maya in Mesoamerica; and the Inca and Jibaro of South America. Among the strengths of this collection are this diversity and the multidisciplinary approaches employed to extract different kinds of information. The distinguished contributors include mathematicians, linguists, psychologists, anthropologists, and archaeologists.

Handbook of Native American Mythology

Handbook of Native American Mythology
  • Author : Dawn Elaine Bastian,Judy K. Mitchell
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  • Release Date :2004-01-01
  • Total pages :297
  • ISBN : 1851095330
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Summary : Examines Native American mythology, providing an overview essay, chronology of the mythological universe, and alphabetically-arranged entries covering major deities, rituals, themes, and beliefs.

Native American Autobiography

Native American Autobiography
  • Author : Arnold Krupat
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  • Release Date :1994
  • Total pages :546
  • ISBN : 9780299140243
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Summary : Native American Autobiography is the first collection to bring together the major autobiographical narratives by Native American people from the earliest documents that exist to the present. The thirty narratives included here cover a range of tribes and cultural areas, over a span of more than 200 years. From the earliest known written memoir—a 1768 narrative by the Reverend Samson Occom, a Mohegan, reproduced as a chapter here—to recent reminiscences by such prominent writers as N. Scott Momaday and Gerald Vizenor, the book covers a broad range of Native American experience. The sections include “Traditional Lives;” “The Christian Indians, from the Eighteenth Century to Indian Removal, 1830;” “The Resisting Indians, from Indian Removal to Wounded Knee, 1830-90;” “The Closed Frontier, 1890-;” “The Anthropologists' Indians, 1900-;” “'Native American Renaissance,' 1968-;” and “Traditional Lives Today.” Editor Arnold Krupat provides a general introduction, a historical introduction to each of the seven sections, extensive headnotes for each selection, and suggestions for further reading, making this an ideal resource for courses in American literature, history, anthropology, and Native American studies. General readers, too, will find a wealth of fascinating material in the life stories of these Native American men and women. "This is the first comprehensive anthology of American Indian autobiography ever published. It will be of interest to virtually anyone teaching or studying the literatures of the native peoples of North America, as well as to a general audience, because of the informative, literate introductions and the absorbing narratives themselves."—William L. Andrews, series editor

Native American History

Native American History
  • Author : Britannica Educational Publishing
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  • Release Date :2010-04-01
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 1615302654
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Summary : With the advent of European colonization, the North American landscape and the indigenous cultures that inhabited it changed irrevocably. While a large part of Native Americans’ past has been marked by struggles for equality and sovereignty, a survey of the early history of various tribes reveals prosperous societies that managed to live peaceably with each other and a parade of various interlopers. This volume examines the trajectory of Native American cultures over the centuries, detailing how they have retained their longstanding values and traditions in the face of war, disease, resettlement, and assimilation.

Preservation on the Reservation

Preservation on the Reservation
  • Author : Anthony L. Klesert,Alan S. Downer
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  • Release Date :1990
  • Total pages :490
  • ISBN :
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Native American Placenames of the United States

Native American Placenames of the United States
  • Author : William Bright
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2004
  • Total pages :600
  • ISBN : 9780806135984
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Summary : This volume combines historical research and linguistic fieldwork with native speakers from across the United States to present the first comprehensive, up-to-date, scholarly dictionary of American placenames derived from native languages." "Linguist William Bright assembled a team of twelve editorial consultants - experts in Native American languages - and many other native contributors to prepare this lexicon of eleven thousand placenames along with their etymologies. New data from leading scholars make this volume an invaluable reference for students of American Indian culture, folklore, and local histories. Bright's introduction explains his methodology and the contents of each entry. This comprehensive, alphabetical lexicon preserves native language as it details the history and culture found in American indian placenames.

Native American Flags

Native American Flags
  • Author : Donald T. Healy,Peter J. Orenski
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  • Release Date :2003
  • Total pages :325
  • ISBN : 9780806135564
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Summary : Presents an encyclopedic look at the flags and histories of 183 Native American tribes throughout the United States.

Handbook of Native American Literature

Handbook of Native American Literature
  • Author : Andrew Wiget
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  • Release Date :2013-06-17
  • Total pages :616
  • ISBN : 1135639175
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Summary : The Handbook of Native American Literature is a unique, comprehensive, and authoritative guide to the oral and written literatures of Native Americans. It lays the perfect foundation for understanding the works of Native American writers. Divided into three major sections, Native American Oral Literatures, The Historical Emergence of Native American Writing, and A Native American Renaissance: 1967 to the Present, it includes 22 lengthy essays, written by scholars of the Association for the Study of American Indian Literatures. The book features reports on the oral traditions of various tribes and topics such as the relation of the Bible, dreams, oratory, humor, autobiography, and federal land policies to Native American literature. Eight additional essays cover teaching Native American literature, new fiction, new theater, and other important topics, and there are bio-critical essays on more than 40 writers ranging from William Apes (who in the early 19th century denounced white society's treatment of his people) to contemporary poet Ray Young Bear. Packed with information that was once scattered and scarce, the Handbook of Native American Literature -a valuable one-volume resource-is sure to appeal to everyone interested in Native American history, culture, and literature. Previously published in cloth as The Dictionary of Native American Literature