Custer Died For Your Sins

Author : Vine Deloria
ISBN : 9780806149127
Genre : History
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The author speaks for his people in this witty confutation of almost everything the white man "knows" about Native Americans.
Category: History

Speaking Of Indians

Author : Ella Cara Deloria
ISBN : 0803266146
Genre : Social Science
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Presents a 1944 study of Dakota life that describes the intricate kinship system, and shows how it was affected by confinement to reservations, and how it impeded those Indians who chose to assimilate
Category: Social Science

Indianer Wohin

Author : René König
ISBN : 9783322839855
Genre : Social Science
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Ein Buro wie das vorliegende, das nicht aus Literaturstudium, sondern aus unzähligen Gesprächen erwachsen ist, die siro über fast zwei Jahr zehnte hingezogen haben, muß mit einer Danksagung an alle Mitredner beginnen, weil es ohne sie nie entstanden wäre. Viele von ihnen sind im Buch erwähnt, von anderen, und das ist die Majorität, kenne iro nicht einmal die Namen, darunter sowohl Indianer verschiedener Stämme als auch Weiße, denen ich in den mannigfaltigsten Situationen begegnete. Ihre Gesichter beginnen, mir teilweise schon aus dem Gedärotnis zu ent schwinden; aber das Gespräch, das ich mit ihnen hatte, lebt weiter, und sei es auch nur in einem halben Satz dieses Buches oder einem Gesprächs fetzen, manchmal in der Valenz einer Bewertung und der positiven oder negativen Färbung einer Erwartung. Das ist gewissermaßen der anonyme Hintergrund dieser kleinen Monographie, wie es im übrigen bei allen sozial- und kulturanthropologischen Untersuchungen der Fall ist. Allen Unterrednern schulde ich einen Dank, den ich niemals werde abstatten können, weil die Chance sehr gering ist, daß wir uns jemals wiedersehen oder auch nur wiedererkennen, falls wir einander unerwarteterweise doch begegnen sollten.
Category: Social Science

Listening To The Land

Author : Lee Schweninger
ISBN : 9780820336374
Genre : Literary Criticism
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For better or worse, representations abound of Native Americans as a people with an innate and special connection to the earth. This study looks at the challenges faced by Native American writers who confront stereotypical representations as they assert their own ethical relationship with the earth. Lee Schweninger considers a range of genres (memoirs, novels, stories, essays) by Native writers from various parts of the United States. Contextualizing these works within the origins, evolution, and perpetuation of the “green” labels imposed on American Indians, Schweninger shows how writers often find themselves denying some land ethic stereotypes while seeming to embrace others. Taken together, the time periods covered inListening to the Landspan more than a hundred years, from Luther Standing Bear’s description of his late-nineteenth-century life on the prairie to Linda Hogan’s account of a 1999 Makah hunt of a gray whale. Two-thirds of the writers Schweninger considers, however, are well-known voices from the second half of the twentieth century, including N. Scott Momaday, Louise Erdrich, Vine Deloria Jr., Gerald Vizenor, and Louis Owens. Few ecocritical studies have focused on indigenous environmental attitudes, in comparison to related work done by historians and anthropologists.Listening to the Landwill narrow this gap in the scholarship; moreover, it will add individual Native American perspectives to an understanding of what, to these writers, is a genuine Native American philosophy regarding the land.
Category: Literary Criticism

Why You Can T Teach United States History Without American Indians

Author : Susan Sleeper-Smith
ISBN : 9781469621210
Genre : History
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A resource for all who teach and study history, this book illuminates the unmistakable centrality of American Indian history to the full sweep of American history. The nineteen essays gathered in this collaboratively produced volume, written by leading scholars in the field of Native American history, reflect the newest directions of the field and are organized to follow the chronological arc of the standard American history survey. Contributors reassess major events, themes, groups of historical actors, and approaches--social, cultural, military, and political--consistently demonstrating how Native American people, and questions of Native American sovereignty, have animated all the ways we consider the nation's past. The uniqueness of Indigenous history, as interwoven more fully in the American story, will challenge students to think in new ways about larger themes in U.S. history, such as settlement and colonization, economic and political power, citizenship and movements for equality, and the fundamental question of what it means to be an American. Contributors are Chris Andersen, Juliana Barr, David R. M. Beck, Jacob Betz, Paul T. Conrad, Mikal Brotnov Eckstrom, Margaret D. Jacobs, Adam Jortner, Rosalyn R. LaPier, John J. Laukaitis, K. Tsianina Lomawaima, Robert J. Miller, Mindy J. Morgan, Andrew Needham, Jean M. O'Brien, Jeffrey Ostler, Sarah M. S. Pearsall, James D. Rice, Phillip H. Round, Susan Sleeper-Smith, and Scott Manning Stevens.
Category: History

Writing Indian Nations

Author : Maureen Konkle
ISBN : 9780807875902
Genre : Social Science
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In the early years of the republic, the United States government negotiated with Indian nations because it could not afford protracted wars politically, militarily, or economically. Maureen Konkle argues that by depending on treaties, which rest on the equal standing of all signatories, Europeans in North America institutionalized a paradox: the very documents through which they sought to dispossess Native peoples in fact conceded Native autonomy. As the United States used coerced treaties to remove Native peoples from their lands, a group of Cherokee, Pequot, Ojibwe, Tuscarora, and Seneca writers spoke out. With history, polemic, and personal narrative these writers countered widespread misrepresentations about Native peoples' supposedly primitive nature, their inherent inability to form governments, and their impending disappearance. Furthermore, they contended that arguments about racial difference merely justified oppression and dispossession; deriding these arguments as willful attempts to evade the true meanings and implications of the treaties, the writers insisted on recognition of Native peoples' political autonomy and human equality. Konkle demonstrates that these struggles over the meaning of U.S.-Native treaties in the early nineteenth century led to the emergence of the first substantial body of Native writing in English and, as she shows, the effects of the struggle over the political status of Native peoples remain embedded in contemporary scholarship.
Category: Social Science

Black Slaves Indian Masters

Author : Barbara Krauthamer
ISBN : 9781469607115
Genre : Social Science
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From the late eighteenth century through the end of the Civil War, Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians bought, sold, and owned Africans and African Americans as slaves, a fact that persisted after the tribes' removal from the Deep South to Indian Territory. The tribes formulated racial and gender ideologies that justified this practice and marginalized free black people in the Indian nations well after the Civil War and slavery had ended. Through the end of the nineteenth century, ongoing conflicts among Choctaw, Chickasaw, and U.S. lawmakers left untold numbers of former slaves and their descendants in the two Indian nations without citizenship in either the Indian nations or the United States. In this groundbreaking study, Barbara Krauthamer rewrites the history of southern slavery, emancipation, race, and citizenship to reveal the centrality of Native American slaveholders and the black people they enslaved. Krauthamer's examination of slavery and emancipation highlights the ways Indian women's gender roles changed with the arrival of slavery and changed again after emancipation and reveals complex dynamics of race that shaped the lives of black people and Indians both before and after removal.
Category: Social Science

Medicine River

Author : Thomas King
ISBN : 3940666009
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