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Archaeology & Anthropology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Art & Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Biography & Memoir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Literature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Politics & Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Chickasaw Press . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Bestsellers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
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SOUTH DAKOTA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY.
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Archaeology & Anthropology
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Viewing The Ancestors
Perceptions of the Anaasz, Mokwic, and Hisatsinom
By Robert S. McPherson
$34.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4429-0 256 pages
Archaeologists have long studied the American Southwest, but as historian
Robert McPherson shows in Viewing the Ancestors, their ndings may not tell
the whole story. McPherson maintains that combining archaeology with
knowledge derived from the oral traditions of the Navajo, Ute, Paiute, and
Hopi peoples yields a more complete history.
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From the Hands of a Weaver
Olympic Peninsula Basketry through Time
Edited by Jacilee Wray
Foreword by Jonathan B. Jarvis
$45.00s Cloth 978-0-8061-4245-6 264 pages
$24.95s Paper 978-0-8061-4471-9 264 pages
Baskets designed primarily for carrying and storing food have been central
to the daily life of the Klallam, Twana, Quinault, Quileute, Hoh, and Makah
cultures of Olympic Peninsula for thousands of years. The authors of the
essays collected here, who include Native people as well as academics, explore
the commonalities among these cultures and discuss their distinct weaving
styles and techniques.
Yuchi Folklore
Cultural Expression in a Southeastern Native American Community
By Jason Baird Jackson
Contributions by Mary S. Linn
$24.95s Paper 978-0-8061-4397-2 312 pages
Yuchi Folklore examines expressive genres and customs that have long been of
special interest to Yuchi people themselves. Beginning with an overview of
Yuchi history and ethnography, the book explores four categories of cultural
expression: verbal or spoken art, material culture, cultural performance, and
worldview. In describing oratory, food, architecture, and dance, Jackson
visits and revisits the themes of cultural persistence and social interaction,
initially between Yuchi and other peoples east of the Mississippi and now in
northeastern Oklahoma.
Transforming Ethnohistories
Narrative, Meaning, and Community
Edited by Sebastian Felix Braun
Afterword by Raymond J. DeMallie
$24.95s Paper 978-0-8061-4394-1 320 pages
The contributors to this volume have been inspired in large part by the
teaching and writing of distinguished ethnohistorian Raymond J. DeMallie,
whose exemplary combination of ethnographic and archival research
demonstrates the ways anthropology and history can work together to create
an understanding of the past and the present. Transforming Ethnohistories
comprises ten new avenues of ethnohistorical research ranging in topic from
ddling performances to environmental disturbance and spanning places
from North Carolina to the Yukon.
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Native Performers in Wild West Shows
From Buffalo Bill to Euro Disney
By Linda Scarangella McNenly
$34.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4281-4 280 pages
Drawing on interviews with contemporary performers and descendants of
twentieth-century performers, McNenly elicits insider perspectives to suggest
new interpretations of their performances and experiences; she also uses
these insights to analyze archival materials, especially photographs. Some
Native performers saw Wild West shows not necessarily as demeaning, but
rather as opportunitiesfor travel, for employment, for recognition, and for
the preservation and expression of important cultural traditions.
Arapaho Womens Quillwork
Motion, Life, and Creativity
By Jeffrey D. Anderson
$39.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4283-8
Anderson demonstrates how, through the action of creating quillwork,
Arapaho women became central participants in ritual life, often studied
as the exclusive domain of men. He also shows how quillwork challenges
predominant Western concepts of art and creativity: adhering to sacred
patterns passed down through generations of women, it emphasized not
individual creativity, but meticulous repetition and social connectivityan
approach foreign to many outside observers.
Patterns of Exchange
Navajo Weavers and Traders
By Teresa J. Wilkins
$19.95s Paper 978-0-8061-4354-5 248 pages
The Navajo rugs and textiles people admire and buy today are the result
of many historical inuences, particularly the interaction between Navajo
weavers and the traders like John Lorenzo Hubbell who guided their
production and controlled their sale. Wilkins traces how the relationships
between generations of Navajo weavers and traders affected Navajo
weaving.
Mound Builders and Monument Makers of
the Northern Great Lakes, 12001600
By Meghan C. L. Howey
$45.00s Cloth 978-0-8061-4288-3 320 pages
Rising above the northern Michigan landscape, prehistoric burial mounds
and circular earthen enclosures bear witness to the deep history of the
regions ancient indigenous peoples. These mounds and earthworks have
long been treated as isolated nds and have never been connected to the
social dynamics of the time in which they were constructed. In Mound
Builders and Monument Makers of the Northern Great Lakes, 12001600, Meghan
C. L. Howey uses archaeology to make this connection.
Fort Clark and its Indian Neighbors
A Trading Post on the Upper Missouri
By W. Raymond Wood, William J. Hunt, Jr., and Randy H. Williams
$34.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4213-5 328 pages
Fort Clark was a thriving trading post between 1830 and 1860 in what
is today western North Dakota, also served as a way station for artists,
scientists, and other western chroniclers, including Maximilian of Wied,
Karl Bodmer, and George Catlin, whose works are primary sources on
the Mandan and Hidatsa Indians in the area. This book, by a team of
anthropologists, is the rst to integrate new archaeological evidence with
the historical record.
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Wives and Husbands
Gender and Age in Southern Arapaho History
By Loretta Fowler
$39.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4116-9 400 pages
In Wives and Husbands, distinguished anthropologist Loretta Fowler
deepens readers understanding of the gendered dimension of cultural
encounters by exploring how the Arapaho gender system affected and
was affected by the encounter with Americans as government ofcials,
troops, missionaries, and settlers moved west into Arapaho country.
Through the life stories of individual Arapahos, she vividly illustrates the
experiences and actions of each cohort during a time when Americans
tried to impose gender asymmetry and to undermine the Arapahos
hierarchical age relations.
Buffalo Inc.
American Indians and Economic Development
By Sebastian Felix Braun
$24.95s Paper 978-0-8061-4372-9 280 pages
Some American Indian tribes on the Great Plains have turned to bison
ranching in recent years as a culturally and ecologically sustainable
economic development program. This book focuses on one enterprise
on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation to determine whether such
projects have fullled expectations and how they t with traditional and
contemporary Lakota values.
Plains Apache Ethnobotany
By Julia A. Jordan
$34.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-3968-5 240 pages
Residents of the Great Plains since the early 1500s, the Apache people
were well acquainted with the native ora of the region. In Plains Apache
Ethnobotany, Julia A. Jordan documents more than 110 plant species
valued by the Plains Apache and preserves a wealth of detail concerning
traditional Apache collection, preparation, and use of these plant species
for food, medicine, ritual, and material culture.
I Choose Life
Contemporary Medical and Religious Practices in the Navajo World
By Maureen Trudelle Schwarz
$50.00s Cloth 978-0-8061-3941-8 384 pages
$24.95s Paper 978-0-8061-3961-6 384 pages
For Navajo Indians, medical treatments such as surgery, blood
transfusion and CPR conict with their traditional understanding of
health and well-being. This book investigates how Navajos navigate
their medically and religiously pluralistic world while coping with illness.
Schwarz reveals the ideological conicts experienced by Navajo patients
and the reasons behind the choices they make to promote their own
health and healing.
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Art & Photography
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RED
The Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship, 2013
Edited by Jennifer Complo McNutt and Ashley Holland
Foreword by John Vanausdall
$30.00s Paper 978-0-9798495-7-2 136 pages
Distributed for The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
RED, the eighth iteration of the Eiteljorg Museums acclaimed biennial
art series, documents the strength, drama, determination, and humor of
contemporary Native art and the artists who create it. Celebrating the work
of Featured Artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun (Coast Salish) and Eiteljorg
Fellows Julie Buffalohead (Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma), Nicholas Galanin
(Tlingit/Aleut), Shan Goshorn (Eastern Band of Cherokee), and Meryl
McMaster (Plains Cree/Blackfoot).
Modern Spirit
The Art of George Morrison
By W. Jackson Rushing III and Kristin Makholm
Foreword by Kay Walkingstick
$39.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4392-7 208 pages
$29.95s Paper 978-0-8061-4393-4 208 pages
The work of Chippewa artist George Morrison (19192000) has enjoyed
widespread critical acclaim. His paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures
have been displayed in numerous public and private exhibitions. Yet because
Morrisons artwork typically does not include overt references to his Indian
heritage, it has stirred debate about what it means to be a Native American
artist. This stunning catalogue, featuring 130 color and black-and-white
images, showcases Morrisons work across a spectrum of genres and media.
Woody Crumbo
Contributions by Minisa C. Halsey, Ruthe B. Jones, Carole Klein,
Robert Perry, and Kimberly Roblin
Photographs by Robert S. Cross
$24.95s Paper 978-0-9819799-5-3 148 pages
Distributed for Gilcrease Museum
Woodrow Wilson Crumbo and the oilman Thomas Gilcrease met for the rst
time at the Mayo Hotel in Tulsa in 1945. Gilcrease would eventually persuade
the young Crumbo to join him as artist-in-residence at the nascent Thomas
Gilcrease Museum. Potawatomi, French, and German by birth, Crumbo was
orphaned young and fostered within various Native traditions. His genius
knew no tribal borders, but he supported and promoted Indian art and artists
throughout his life.
Er nest L. Blumenschein
The Life of an American Artist
By Robert W. Larson and Carole B. Larson
$29.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4334-7 384 pages
Few who appreciate the visual arts or the American Southwest can behold
the masterpieces Sangre de Cristo Mountains or Haystack, Taos Valley, 1927 or
Bend in the River, 1941 and come away without a vivid image burned into
memory. The creator of these and many other depictions of the Southwest
and its people was Ernest L. Blumenschein, cofounder of the famous Taos art
colony. This insightful, comprehensive biography examines the character and
life experiences that made Blumenschein one of the foremost artists of the
twentieth century.
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A Russian American Photographer in Tlingit Country
Vincent Soboleff in Alaska
By Sergei Kan
$39.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4290-6 284 Pages
This book is a rich record of life in small-town southeastern Alaska in the
late 1800s and early 1900s. It is the rst book to showcase the photographs
of Vincent Soboleff, an amateur Russian American photographer whose
community included Tlingit Indians from a nearby village as well as Russian
Americans, so-called Creoles, who worked in a local fertilizer factory. Using a
Kodak camera, Soboleff, the son of a Russian Orthodox priest, documented
the life of this multiethnic parish at work and at play until 1920.
The James T. Bialac Native American Art Collection
Selected Works
With essays by Christina E. Burke, W. Jackson Rushing III, Rennard
Strickland, Christy Vezolles, Edwin L. Wade, and Mark Andrew White
$60.00 Cloth 978-0-8061-4299-9 240 pages
$29.95 Paper 978-0-8061-4304-0 240 pages
Published in cooperation with the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma
One of the most important collections of modern Native American art
assembled by one individual, the James T. Bialac Native American Art Collection is
an encyclopedic compilation of easel paintings and three-dimensional works.
Showcased in this stunning catalogue, the collection comprises nearly four
thousand items, including drawings, sculptures, prints, kachinas, jewelry,
ceramics, rattles, baskets, and textiles.
The Eugene B. Adkins Collection
Selected Works
With contributions by Jane Ford Aebersold, Christina E. Burke, James Pick,
B. Byron Price, W. Jackson Rushing III, Mary Jo Watson, and Mark A. White
$60.00 Cloth 978-0-8061-4100-8 304 pages
$29.95 Paper 978-0-8061-4101-5 304 pages
A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Eugene B. Adkins (19202006) spent nearly
four decades acquiring his extraordinary collection of Native American
and American southwestern art, including paintings, photographs, jewelry,
baskets, textiles, and ceramics by many renowned artists and artisans. This
stunning volume features full-color reproductions of signicant works from
the Adkins Collection.
Ledger Narratives
The Plains Indian Drawings of the Lansburgh
Collection at Dartmouth College
Edited by Colin G. Calloway
With contributions by Michael Paul Jordan, Vera B. Palmer, Joyce Szabo,
Melanie Benson Taylor, and Jenny Tone-Pah-Hote
$49.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4297-5 296 pages
$29.95s Paper 978-0-8061-4298-2 296 pages
The largest known collection of ledger art ever acquired by one individual is
Mark Lansburghs diverse assemblage of more than 140 drawings, now held
by the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College and catalogued in this
important book. The Cheyennes, Crows, Kiowas, Lakotas, and other Plains
peoples created the genre known as ledger art in the mid-nineteenth century.
Before that time, these Indians had chronicled the heroic achievements of
their warriors and chiefs on rock, buffalo robes, and tipi covers.
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Iroquois Art, Power, and History
By Neal B. Keating
$55.00s Cloth 978-0-8061-3890-9 360 pages
In this richly illustrated book, Neal B. Keating explores Iroquois visual
expression through more than ve thousand years, from its emergence
in ancient North America into the early twenty-rst century. Keating
foregrounds the voices and visions of Iroquois peoples, revealing how they
have continuously used visual expression to adapt creatively to shifting
political and economic environments.
Plains Indian Art
The Pioneering Work of John C. Ewers
Edited by Jane Ewers Robinson
$39.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-3061-3 224 pages
The study of Plains Indian art has been shaped by the expertise, wisdom,
and inspired leadership of John Caneld Ewers (190997). Ewerss
publications have long been required reading for anyone interested in art
and the cultures of the Plains peoples. This vividly illustrated collection of
Ewerss writings presents studies rst published in American Indian Art
Magazine and other periodicals between 1968 and 1992.
Arapaho Journeys
Photographs and Stories from the Wind River Reservation
By Sara Wiles
$34.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4158-9 256 pages
In what is now Colorado and Wyoming, the Northern Arapahos thrived
for centuries, connected by strong spirituality and kinship and community
structures that allowed them to survive in the rugged environment. Wiles
captures that life on lm and in words in Arapaho Journeys, an inside look
at thirty years on the Wind River Indian Reservation in central Wyoming.
American Indians in British Art, 17001840
By Stephanie Pratt
$21.95s Paper 978-0-8061-4200-5 228 pages
Ask anyone the world over to identify a gure in buckskins with a feather
bonnet, and the answer will be Indian. Many works of art produced
by non-Native artists have reected such a limited viewpoint. In American
Indians in British Art, 17001840, Stephanie Pratt explores for the rst time
an artistic tradition that avoided simplication and that instead portrayed
Native peoples in a surprisingly complex light.
Life at the Kiowa, Comanche, and Wichita Agency
The Photographs of Annette Ross Hume
By Kristina L. Southwell and John R. Lovett
$34.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4138-1 256 pages
Anadarko, Oklahoma, bills itself today as the Indian Capital of the
Nation, but it was a drowsy frontier village when budding photographer
Annette Ross Hume arrived in 1890. Home to a federal agency charged with
serving the many American Indian tribes in the area, the town burgeoned
when the U.S. government auctioned off building lots at the turn of the
twentieth century. Hume faithfully documented its explosive growth and
the American Indians she encountered. Her extraordinary photographs are
collected here for the rst time.
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Blackfoot War Art
Pictographs of the Reservation Period, 18802000
By L. James Dempsey
$45.00s Cloth 978-0-8061-3804-6 488 pages
In this visually stunning survey, L. James Dempsey plumbs the breadth and
depth of warrior representational art. Filled with 160 images of startling
beauty and power, Blackfoot War Art tells how pictographs served as a record
of both tribal and personal accomplishment.
Lanterns on the Prairie
The Blackfeet Photographs of Walter McClintock
Edited by Steven L. Grafe
$60.00s Cloth 978-0-8061-4022-3 336 pages
$34.95s Paper 978-0-8061-4029-2 336 pages
In 1896, a young easterner named Walter McClintock arrived on the
Blackfeet Indian Reservation. A forest survey had brought him to Montana,
but a chance encounter with a part-Blackfeet scout led him instead to a
career as a chronicler of Plains Indian life. McClintock is now well known
as the author of two books about his experiences among the Blackfeet,
but only a few of his photographs have ever been published. This volume
features biographical and interpretive essays about McClintocks life and
work and presents more than one hundred of his little-known images.
In Contemporary Rhythm
The Art of Ernest L. Blumenschein
By Peter H. Hassrick and Elizabeth J. Cunningham
$34.95s Paper 978-0-8061-3948-7 416 pages
The denitive retrospective on Ernest L. Blumenschein (18741960),
one of the founders of the Taos Society of Artists and perhaps the most
accomplished of all the painters associated with that organization.
Reproducing masterworks from a new exhibit along with additional works
and historical photographs, this volume forms the most comprehensive
assemblage of his paintings ever published.
A Northern Cheyenne Album
Photographs by Thomas B. Marquis
Edited by Margot Liberty
Commentary by John Woodenlegs
$29.95 Paper 978-0-8061-3893-0 304 pages
A Northern Cheyenne Album presents a rare series of never-before-published
photographs that document the lives of tribal people on the reservation
during the early twentieth-centurya period of rapid change. Reservation
physician and expert photographer Thomas B. Marquis captured Northern
Cheyenne life in numerous images taken from 1926 to 1935. After 1960,
former tribal president John Woodenlegs and others interviewed tribal
elders and, drawing on tape recordings, composed the photos lively
captions. Margot Liberty, editor of this volume, has added her own
descriptions, lling in details of Northern Cheyenne culture and history
from a scholars viewpoint.
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Biography & Memoir
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Cochise
Firsthand Accounts of the Chiricahua Apache Chief
By Edwin R. Sweeney
$49.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4432-0 320 pages
Much of what we know of Cochise has come down to us in military
reports, eyewitness accounts, letters, and numerous interviews the usually
reticent chief granted in the last decade of his life. Cochise: Firsthand Accounts
of the Chiricahua Apache Chief brings together the most revealing of these
documents to provide the most nuanced, multifaceted portrait possible of
the Apache leader.
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Scalping Columbus and other Damn Indian Stories
Truths, Half-Truths, and Outright Lies
By Adam Fortunate Eagle
$19.95 Paper 978-0-8061-4428-3 216 pages
Scalping Columbus and Other Damn Indian Stories is a collection of short stories
that are in part autobiographical and in part ctional. Narrated in a style
reminiscent of Indian oral tradition, Fortunate Eagle employs humor and
satire to entertain and challenge society. The stories range from the authors
experiences as an activist in the Bay Area to his encounter with the Pope in
Rome and back to his childhood.
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Blackfoot Redemption
A Blood Indians Story of Murder, Connement, and Imperfect Justice
By William E. Farr
$29.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4287-6 344 pages
$21.95 Paper 978-0-8061-4287-6 344 pages
Blackfoot Redemption is the riveting account of a Canadian Blackfoot known
as Spopee and his unusual and haunting story. To reconstruct the events of
Spopees lifeat rst traceable only through bits and pieces of information
William E. Farr conducted exhaustive archival research, digging deeply into
government documents and institutional reports to build a coherent and
accurate narrative and, through this reconstruction, win back one Indians life
and identity.
A Cheyenne Voice
The Complete John Stands In Timber Interviews
By John Stands In Timber and Margot Liberty
$34.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4379-8 504 pages
A Cheyenne Voice contains the complete transcribed interviews conducted by
anthropologist Margot Liberty with Northern Cheyenne elder John Stands In
Timber (18821967). Recorded by Liberty in 1958 and 1959 when she was a
schoolteacher on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in southeastern
Montana, the interviews were the basis of the well-known 1967 book Cheyenne
Memories. While that volume is a noteworthy edited version of the interviews,
this volume presents them word for word, in their entirety, for the rst time.
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Under The Eagle
Samuel Holiday, Navajo Code Talker
By Samuel Holiday and Robert S. McPherson
$19.95 Paper 978-0-8061-4389-7 288 pages
Samuel Holiday was one of a small group of Navajo men enlisted by the
Marine Corps during World War II to use their native language to transmit
secret communications on the battleeld. Based on extensive interviews
with Robert S. McPherson, Under the Eagle is Holidays vivid account of his
own story. It is the only book-length oral history of a Navajo code talker in
which the narrator relates his experiences in his own voice and words.
Twenty Thousand Mornings
An Autobiography
By John Joseph Mathews
Edited and with an introduction by Susan Kalter
$29.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4253-1 352 pages
When John Joseph Mathews began his career as a writer in the 1930s, he
was one of only a small number of Native American authors writing for a
national audience. Today he is widely recognized as a founder and shaper
of twentieth-century Native American literature. Twenty Thousand Mornings is
Mathewss intimate chronicle of his formative years.
Valentine T. Mcgillycuddy
Army Surgeon, Agent to the Sioux
By Candy Moulton
$34.95s Cloth 978-0-87062-389-9 288 pages
Published by The Arthur H. Clark Company
On a September day in 1877, hundreds of Sioux and soldiers at Camp
Robinson crowded around a fatally injured Lakota leader. A young doctor
forced his way through the crowd, only to see the victim fading before
him. It was the famed Crazy Horse. From intense moments like this to
encounters with such legendary western gures as Calamity Jane and Red
Cloud, Valentine T. McGillycuddys life encapsulated key events in American
history that changed the lives of Native people forever.
Mangas Coloradas
Chief of the Chiricahua Apaches
By Edwin R. Sweeney
$32.95s Paper 978-0-8061-4239-5 608 pages
Mangas Coloradas led his Chiricahua Apache people for almost forty years.
During the last years of Mangass life, he and his son-in-law Cochise led an
assault against white settlement in Apacheria that made the two of them
the most feared warriors in the Southwest. In this rst full-length biography
of the legendary chief, Ed Sweeney vividly portrays the Apache culture in
which Mangas rose to power and the conict with Americans that led to his
brutal death.
A Navajo Legacy
The Life and Teachings of John Holiday
By John Holiday and Robert McPherson
$24.95s Paper 978-0-8061-4176-3 420 pages
For almost ninety years, Navajo medicine man John Holiday has watched
the sun rise over the rock formations of his home in Monument Valley.
Author and scholar Robert S. McPherson interviewed Holiday extensively
and in A Navajo Legacy records his full and fascinating life.
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Chief Loco
Apache Peacemaker
By Bud Shapard
$34.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4047-6 376 pages
Jlin-tay-i-tith, better known as Loco, was the only Apache leader to make a lasting
peace with both Americans and Mexicans. Yet most historians have ignored his
efforts, and some Chiricahua descendants have branded him as fainthearted
despite his well-known valor in combat. In this engaging biography, Bud Shapard
tells the story of this important but overlooked chief against the backdrop of the
harrowing Apache wars and eventual removal of the tribe from its homeland to
prison camps in Florida, Alabama, and Oklahoma.
Pipestone
My Life in an Indian Boarding School
By Adam Fortunate Eagle
$19.95 Paper 978-0-8061-4114-5 248 pages
Best known as a leader of the Indian takeover of Alcatraz Island in 1969, Adam
Fortunate Eagle now offers an unforgettable memoir of his years as a young
student at Pipestone Indian Boarding School in Minnesota. In this rare rsthand
account, Fortunate Eagle lives up to his reputation as a contrary warrior by
disproving the popular view of Indian boarding schools as bleak and prisonlike.
N. Scott Momaday
Remembering Ancestors, Earth, and Traditions
An Annotated Bio-bibliography
By Phyllis S. Morgan
$60.00s Cloth 978-0-8061-4054-4 400 pages
N. Scott Momaday, Pulitzer Prizewinning author of House Made of Dawn (1969)
and National Medal of Arts awardee, is the elder statesman of Native American
literature and a major twentieth-century American author. This volume marks the
most comprehensive resource available on Momaday. Along with an insightful new
biography, it offers extensive, up-to-date bibliographies of his own work and the
work of others about him.
Nicholas Black Elk
Medicine Man, Missionary, Mystic
By Michael F. Steltenkamp
$24.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-4063-6 256 pages
Since its publication in 1932, Black Elk Speaks has moved countless readers to
appreciate the American Indian world that it described. John Neihardts popular
narrative addressed the youth and early adulthood of Black Elk, an Oglala Sioux
religious elder. Michael F. Steltenkamp now provides the rst full interpretive
biography of Black Elk, distilling in one volume what is known of this American
Indian wisdom keeper whose life has helped guide others.
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American Indians in U.S. History
Second Edition
By Roger L. Nichols
$24.95 Paper 978-0-8061-4367-5 216 pages
This concise survey, tracing the experiences of American Indians from their origins
to the present, has proven its value to both students and general readers in the
decade since its rst publication. Now the second edition, drawing on the most
recent research, adds information about Indian social, economic, and cultural
issues in the twenty-rst century. Useful features include new, brief biographies of
important Native gures, an overall chronology, and updated suggested readings
for each period of the past four hundred years.
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Americans Recaptured
Progressive Era Memory of Frontier Captivity
By Molly K. Varley
$34.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4493-1 240 pages
Revealing how the recitation and interpretation of these captivity narratives
changed over timewith shifting emphasis on brutality, gender, and
ethnographic and historical accuracyAmericans Recaptured shows that tales
of Indian captivity were no more xed than American identity, but were
consistently used to give that identity its own useful, ever-evolving shape.
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Chiefs and Challengers
Indian Resistance and Cooperation in Southern California, 17691906
Second Edition
By George H. Phillips
$26.95s Paper 978-0-8061-4490-0 384 pages
In this second edition of Chiefs and Challengers, Phillips brings the story
into the twentieth century by drawing upon recent historical and
anthropological scholarship and upon seldom-used documentary evidence.
His narrative includes numerous eloquent testimonies from Indians,
among them a student at a government-run school who wrote to the U.S.
president: The white people call San Jacinto rancho their land and I dont
want them to do it. We think it is ours, for God gave it to us rst.
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Ethnic Cleansing and the Indian
The Crime That Should Haunt America
By Gary Clayton Anderson
$29.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4421-4 472 pages
In Ethnic Cleansing and the Indian, Gary C. Anderson draws upon a vast wealth
of previously unpublished sources to support his claim that the history of
Euroamerican and Native American interaction is not one of genocide, as
has often been claimed, but is, in almost all instances, more accurately
called ethnic cleansing. Having dened ethnic cleansing, the author then
seeks to trace its application and operation through American history from
the colonial era to about 1890.
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The Darkest Period
The Kanza Indians and Their Last Homeland, 18461873
By Ronald D. Parks
$34.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4430-6 336 pages
Before their relocation to the Indian Territory in present-day Oklahoma,
the Kanza Indians spent twenty-seven years on a reservation near Council
Grove, Kansas, on the Santa Fe Trail. In The Darkest Period, Ronald D.
Parks tells the story of those years of decline in Kanza history following the
loss of the tribes original homeland in northeastern and central Kansas.
Parks makes use of accounts by agents, missionaries, journalists, and
ethnographers in crafting this tale.
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The Students Of Sherman Indian School
Education and Native Identity since 1892
By Diana Meyers Bahr
$19.95s Paper 978-0-8061-4443-6 192 pages
Sherman Indian High School, as it is known today, began in 1892 as Perris Indian
School on eighty acres south of Riverside, California, with nine students. Its mission,
like that of other off-reservation Indian boarding schools, was to civilize Indian
children, which meant stripping them of their Native culture and giving them
vocational training. This book offers the rst full history of Sherman Indian Schools
100-plus years, a history that reects federal Indian education policy since the late
nineteenth century.
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Full-Court Quest
The Girls from Fort Shaw Indian School, Basketball Champions of the World
By Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith
$29.95 Cloth 978-0-806-13973-9 496 pages
$19.95 Paper 978-0-8061-4469-6 496 pages
Most fans of womens basketball would be startled to learn that girls teams were
making their mark more than a century agoand that none was more prominent than
a team from an isolated Indian boarding school in Montana. Playing like lambent
ames across the polished oors of dance halls, armories, and gymnasiums, the girls
from Fort Shaw stormed the state to emerge as Montanas rst basketball champions.
Taking their game to the 1904 St. Louis Worlds Fair, these young women introduced
an international audience to the edgling game and returned home with a trophy
declaring them champions.
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Terrible Justice
Sioux Chiefs and U.S. Soldiers on the Upper Missouri, 18541868
By Doreen Chaky
$21.95s Paper 978-0-8061-4652-2 408 pages
Terrible Justice explores relations not only between the Sioux and their opponents but
also the discord among Sioux bands themselves. Moving beyond earlier historians
focus on the Brul and Oglala bands, Chaky examines how the northern, southern, and
Minnesota Sioux bands all became involved in and were affected by the U.S. invasion.
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Indians and Emigrants
Encounters on the Overland Trails
By Michael L. Tate
$21.95s Paper 978-0-8061-4654-6 352 pages
In the rst book to focus on relations between Indians and emigrants on the overland
trails, Michael L. Tate shows that such encounters were far more often characterized
by cooperation than by conict. Having combed hundreds of unpublished sources and
Indian oral traditions, Tate nds Indians and Anglo-Americans continuously trading
goods and news with each other, and Indians providing various forms of assistance to
overlanders.
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War Dance at Fort Marion
Plains Indian War Prisoners
By Brad D. Lookingbill
$19.95s Paper 978-0-8061-4467-2 308 pages
War Dance at Fort Marion tells the powerful story of Kiowa, Cheyenne, Comanche, and
Arapaho chiefs and warriors detained as prisoners of war by the U.S. Army. Held from
1875 until 1878 at Fort Marion in Saint Augustine, Florida, they participated in an
educational experiment, initiated by Captain Richard Henry Pratt, as an alternative to
standard imprisonment. This book, the rst complete account of a unique cohort of
Native peoples, brings their collective story to life and pays tribute to their individual
talents and achievements.
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Getting Good Crops
Economic and Diplomatic Survival Strategies of the
Montana Bitterroot Salish Indians, 18701891
By Robert J. Bigart
$39.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4133-6 304 pages
In 1870, the Bitterroot Salish Indianscalled Flatheads by the rst white
explorers to encounter themwere a small tribe living on the western slope of
the Northern Rocky Mountains in Montana Territory. Pressures on the Salish
were intensifying during this time, from droughts and dwindling resources
to aggressive neighboring tribes and Anglo-American expansion. In 1891,
the economically impoverished Salish accepted government promises of
assistance and retreated to the Flathead Reservation, more than sixty miles
from their homeland.
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Speculators in Empire
Iroquoia and the 1768 Treaty of Fort Stanwix
By William J. Campbell
$24.95s Paper 978-0-8061-4665-2 296 pages
At the 1768 Treaty of Fort Stanwix, the British secured the largest land
cession in colonial North America. Crown representatives gained possession
of an area claimed but not occupied by the Iroquois that encompassed parts
of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia. In Speculators
in Empire, William J. Campbell examines the diplomacy, land speculation,
and empire building that led up to the treaty. His detailed study overturns
common assumptions about the roles of the Iroquois and British on the eve
of the American Revolution.
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Contours of a People
Metis Family, Mobility, and History
Edited by Nicole St-Onge, Carolyn Podruchny, and Brenda Macdougall
$24.95s Paper 978-0-8061-4487-0 520 pages
What does it mean to be Metis? How do the Metis understand their world,
and how do family, community, and location shape their consciousness?
Such questions inform this collection of essays on the northwestern North
American people of mixed European and Native ancestry. Volume editors
Nicole St-Onge, Carolyn Podruchny, and Brenda Macdougall go beyond the
concern with race and ethnicity to offer new ways of thinking about Metis
identity.
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Columns of Vengeance
Soldiers, Sioux, and the Punitive Expeditions, 18631864
By Paul N. Beck
$34.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4344-6 328 pages
$19.95s Paper 978-0-8061-4596-9 328 pages
In Columns of Vengeance, historian Paul N. Beck offers a reappraisal of the
Punitive Expeditions of 1863 and 1864, the U.S. Armys response to the
Dakota War of 1862. Rather than relying only on the ofcial records of
the commanding ofcers involved, Beck presents a much fuller picture of
the conict by consulting the letters, diaries, and personal accounts of the
common soldiers who took part in the expeditions, as well as rare personal
narratives from the Dakotas.
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Red Power Rising
The National Indian Youth Council And The Origins Of Native Activism
By Bradley Shreve
$34.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4178-7 288 pages
$19.95s Paper 978-0-8061-4365-1 288 pages
During the 1960s, American Indian youth were swept up in a movement
called Red Powera civil rights struggle fueled by intertribal activism. While
some dene the movement as militant and others see it as peaceful, there is
one common assumption about its history: Red Power began with the Indian
takeover of Alcatraz in 1969. Or did it?
Warrior Nations
The United States and Indian Peoples
By Robert L. Nichols
$19.95s Paper 978-0-8061-4382-8 256 pages
During the century following George Washingtons presidency, the United
States fought at least forty wars with various Indian tribes. Nichols writes
about the ghts between the United States and the Shawnee, Miami, and
Delaware tribes in the Ohio Valley, the Creek in Alabama, the Arikara in
South Dakota, the Sauk and Fox in Illinois and Wisconsin, the Dakota Sioux
in Minnesota, the Cheyenne and Arapaho in Colorado, the Apache in New
Mexico and Arizona, and the Nez Perce in Oregon and Idaho.
An Osage Journey to Europe, 18271830
Three French Accounts
Edited and Translated by William Least Heat-Moon & James K. Wallace
$29.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4403-0 168 pages
In 1827 six Osage peoplefour men and two womentraveled to Europe
escorted by three Americans. Their visit was big news in France, where
three short publications about the travelers appeared almost immediately.
Virtually lost since the 1830s, all three accounts are gathered, translated,
and annotated here for the rst time in English. Among the earliest writings
devoted to Osage history and culture, these works provide unique insights
into Osage life and especially into European perceptions of American Indians.
Indian Tribes of Oklahoma
A Guide
By Blue Clark
$19.95 Paper 978-0-8061-4061-2 416 pages
Oklahoma is home to nearly forty American Indian tribes, and it includes
the largest Native population of any state. As a result, many Americans think
of the state as Indian Country. For more than half a century readers have
turned to Muriel H. Wrights A Guide to the Indian Tribes of Oklahoma as the
authoritative source for information on the states Native peoples. Now Blue
Clark, an enrolled member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, has rendered
a completely new guide that reects the drastic transformation of Indian
Country in recent years.
American Indians and the Mass Media
Edited by Meta G. Carstarphen and John P. Sanchez
$24.95s Paper 978-0-8061-4234-0 312 pages
Most American Indians today live in urban areas, but the mass media still
rely on Indian imagery stuck in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
The essays collected in American Indians and the Mass Media explore Native
experience and the mainstream medias impact on American Indian histories,
cultures, and communities.
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From Cochise to Geronimo
The Chiricahua Apaches, 18741886
By Edwin R. Sweeney
$24.95s Paper 978-0-8061-4272-2 720 pages
In the decade after the death of their revered chief Cochise in 1874, the
Chiricahua Apaches struggled to survive as a people and their relations
with the U.S. government further deteriorated. In From Cochise to Geronimo,
Edwin R. Sweeney builds on his previous biographies of Chiricahua leaders
Cochise and Mangas Coloradas to offer a denitive history of the turbulent
period between Cochises death and Geronimos surrender in 1886.
Cherokee Nation in the Civil War
By Clarissa W. Confer
$16.95s Paper 978-0-8061-4267-8 216 pages
The Cherokee Nation in the Civil War shows how the Cherokee people, who
had only just begun to recover from the ordeal of removal, faced an equally
devastating upheaval in the Civil War. Clarissa W. Confer illustrates how
the Cherokee Nation, with its sovereign status and distinct culture, had a
wartime experience unlike that of any other group of peopleand suffered
perhaps the greatest losses of land, population, and sovereignty.
Indian Blues
American Indians and the Politics of Music, 18791934
By John W. Troutman
$24.95s Paper 978-0-8061-4269-2 320 pages
From the late nineteenth century through the 1920s, the U.S. government
sought to control practices of music on reservations and in Indian
boarding schools. At the same time, Native singers, dancers, and musicians
created new opportunities through musical performance to resist and
manipulate those same policy initiatives. Why did the practice of music
generate fear among government ofcials and opportunity for Native
peoples?
The Peyote Road
Religious Freedom and the Native American Church
By Thomas C. Maroukis
$29.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4109-1 296 pages
$19.95s Paper 978-0-8061- 4323-1 296 pages
Despite challenges by the federal government to restrict the use of Peyote,
the Native American Church, which uses the hallucinogenic cactus as a
religious sacrament, has become the largest indigenous denomination
among American Indians today. The Peyote Road examines the history of the
NAC, including its legal struggles to defend the controversial use of peyote.
Maroukis is a keen observer of contemporary Peyotism.Journal of
American History
Indian Alliances and the Spanish in the Southwest,
7501750
By William B. Carter
$24.95s Paper 978-0-8061-4302-6 328 pages
When considering the history of the Southwest, scholars have typically
viewed Apaches, Navajos, and other Athapaskans as marauders who
preyed on Pueblo towns and Spanish settlements. William Carter now
offers a multilayered reassessment of historical events and environmental
and social change to show how mutually supportive networks among
Native peoples created alliances in the centuries before and after Spanish
settlement.
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Literature
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Creative Alliances
The Transnational Designs of Indigenous Womens Poetry
By Molly McGlennen
$24.95s Paper 978-0-8061-4482-5 230 pages
Tribal histories suggest that Indigenous peoples from many different nations
continually allied themselves for purposes of fortitude, mental and physical
health, and creative afliations. Such alliance building, Molly McGlennen
tells us, continues in the poetry of Indigenous women, who use the genre to
transcend national and colonial boundaries and to fashion global dialogues
across a spectrum of experiences and ideas.
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Progressive Traditions
Identity in Cherokee Literature and Culture
By Joshua B. Nelson
$34.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4491-7 296 pages
Some noble Native people deantly defend their pristine indigenous traditions
in honor of their ancestors, while others in weakness or greed surrender their
culture and identities to white American economies and institutions. This
traditionalist-versus-assimilationist divide is, Joshua B. Nelson argues, a false
one. To make his case that American Indians rarely if ever conform to such
simplistic identications, Nelson considers the literature and culture of many
Cherokee people.
The Native American Renaissance
Literary Imagination and Achievement
Edited by Alan R. Velie and A. Robert Lee
$29.95s Paper 978-0-8061-4402-3 368 pages
The outpouring of Native American literature that followed the publication
of N. Scott Momadays Pulitzer Prizewinning House Made of Dawn in 1968
continues unabated. Fiction and poetry, autobiography and discursive writing
from such writers as James Welch, Gerald Vizenor, and Leslie Marmon Silko
constitute what critic Kenneth Lincoln in 1983 termed the Native American
Renaissance. This collection of essays takes the measure of that eforescence.
Literacy and Intellectual Life in the
Cherokee Nation, 18201906
By James W. Parins
$34.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4399-6 296 pages
Many Anglo-Americans in the nineteenth century regarded Indian tribes as
little more than illiterate bands of savages in need of civilizing. In Literacy and
Intellectual Life in the Cherokee Nation, 18201906, James W. Parins traces the
rise of bilingual literacy and intellectual life in the Cherokee Nation during the
nineteenth centurya time of intense social and political turmoil for the tribe.
Pushing the Bear
After the Trail of Tears
By Diane Glancy
$14.95 Paper 978-0-8061-4069-8 176 pages
Pushing the Bear: After the Trail of Tears tells the story of the Cherokees
resettlement in the hard years following Removal, a story never before
explored in ction. In this sequel to her popular 1996 novel Pushing the Bear: A
Novel of the Trail of Tears, author Diane Glancy continues the tale of Cherokee
brothers O-ga-na-ya and Knobowtee and their families, as well the Reverend
Jesse Bushyhead, a Cherokee Christian minister. The book follows their
travails in Indian Territory as they attempt to build cabins, raise crops, and
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adjust to new realities.
The People Who Stayed
Southeastern Indian Writing After Removal
By Geary Hobson, Janet McAdams, and Kathryn Walkiewicz
$24.95s Paper 978-0-8061-4136-7 404 pages
The two-hundred-year-old myth of the vanishing American Indian still holds
some credence in the American Southeast, the region from which tens of
thousands of Indians were relocated after passage of the Indian Removal Act in
1830. Yet, as the editors of this volume amply demonstrate, a signicant Indian
population remained behind after those massive relocations.
Three Plays
The Indolent Boys, Children of the Sun, and The Moon in Two Windows
By N. Scott Momaday
$24.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-3828-2 224 pages
Long a leading gure in American literature, N. Scott Momaday is perhaps best
known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning House Made of Dawn and his celebration of
his Kiowa ancestry, The Way to Rainy Mountain. Momaday has also made his mark
in theatre through two plays and a screenplay. Published here for the rst time,
they display his signature talent for interweaving oral and literary traditions.
Language
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Arapaho Stories, Songs, and Prayers
A Bilingual Anthology
By Andrew Cowell, Alonzo Moss, Sr., and William J. CHair
$55.00s Cloth 978-0-8061-4486-3 584 pages
Many of these narratives, gathered in the late nineteenth and early twentieth
centuries, were obtained or published only in English translation. Although this
is the case with many Arapaho stories, extensive Arapaho-language texts exist
that have never before been publisheduntil now. Arapaho Stories, Songs, and
Prayers gives new life to these manuscripts, celebrating Arapaho oral narrative
traditions in all the richness of the original language.
Manhattan To Minisink
American Indian Place Names of Greater New York and Vicinity
By Robert S. Grumet
$34.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4336-1 296 pages
Manhattan to Minisink provides the histories of more than ve hundred place names
in the Greater New York area, including the ve boroughs, western Long Island,
the New York counties north of the city, and parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and
Connecticut. Robert S. Grumet, a leading ethnohistorian specializing in the regions
Indian peoples, draws on his meticulous research and deep knowledge to determine
the origins of Native, and Native-sounding, place names.
Native American Placenames of the Southwest
A Handbook for Travelers
By William Bright
Edited by Alice Anderton & Sean ONeill
$19.95 Paper 978-0-8061-4311-8 174 pages
Written by distinguished linguist William Bright, the handbook is organized
alphabetically, and its entries for placesincluding towns, cities, counties,
parks, and geographic landmarksare concise and easy to read. Entries give the
state and county, along with all available information on pronunciation, the
name of the language from which the name derives, the names literal meaning,
and relevant history. In their introduction to the handbook, editors Alice
Anderton and Sean ONeill provide easy-to-understand pronunciation keys for
English and Native languages.
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The Cherokee Syllabary
Writing the Peoples Perseverance
By Ellen Cushman
$34.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4220-3
$19.95s Paper 978-0-8061-4373-6 256 pages
In 1821, Sequoyah, a Cherokee metalworker and inventor, introduced a
writing system that he had been developing for more than a decade. His
creationthe Cherokee syllabaryhelped his people learn to read and
write within ve years and became a principal part of their identity. This
groundbreaking study traces the creation, dissemination, and evolution of
Sequoyahs syllabary from script to print to digital forms.
Telling Stories in the Face of Danger
Language Renewal in Native American Communities
Edited by Paul V. Kroskrity
$24.95s Paper 978-0-8061-4227-2 288 pages
The contributors to this volume explore Native American storytelling both as
a response to and a symptom of language endangerment. The essays show
how traditional stories, and their nontraditional written descendants, such as
poetry and graphic novels, help to maintain Native cultures and languages.
Choctaw Language and Culture
Chahta Anumpa, Volume 2
By Marcia Haag and Henry Willis
$26.95s Paper 978-0-8061-3855-8 184 pages
Building on the foundations laid by the rst volume, this follow-up
text presents a more advanced linguistic study of Oklahoma Choctaw,
accompanied by short stories and anecdotes written by Choctaws in their
native language. Volume 2 of Choctaw Language and Culture is designed to
help teachers and students alike further their understanding of Choctaw by
working with and mastering grammatically complex examples of its use.
Intermediate Creek
Mvskoke Emponvkv Hokkolat
By Pamela Innes, Linda Alexander, and Bertha Tilkens
$29.95s Paper 978-0-8061-3996-8 352 pages
For those who have progressed beyond introductory lessons, Intermediate
Creek offers an expanded understanding of the language and culture of the
Muskogee (Creek) and Seminole Indians. The rst advanced textbook for
the language, this book builds on the grammatical principles set forth in the
authors earlier book, Beginning Creek: Mvskoke Emponvkv, providing students
with knowledge crucial to mastering more complex linguistic constructions.
Politics & Law
Claiming Tribal Identity
The Five Tribes and the Politics of Federal Acknowledgment
By Mark E. Miller
Foreword by Chadwick Corntassel Smith
$29.95s Paper 978-0-8061-4378-1 480 pages
Who counts as an American Indian? Which groups qualify as Indian tribes?
These questions have become increasingly complex in the past several
decades, and federal legislation and the rise of tribal-owned casinos have
raised the stakes in the ongoing debate. In this study, Mark Edwin Miller
describes how and why dozens of previously unrecognized tribal groups in the
southeastern states have sought, and sometimes won, recognition, often to
the dismay of the Five Tribesthe Cherokees, Chickasaws, Choctaws, Creeks,
and Seminoles.
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A Gathering of Statesmen
Records of the Choctaw Council Meetings, 18261828
By Peter P. Pitchlynn
Translated and edited by Marcia Haag and Henry Willis
Introduction by Clara S. Kidwell
$29.95s Paper 978-0-8061-4349-1 176 pages
The early decades of the nineteenth century brought intense political turmoil
and cultural change for the Choctaw Indians. While they still lived on their
native lands in central Mississippi, they would soon be forcibly removed to
Oklahoma. This book makes available for the rst time a key legal document
from this turbulent period in Choctaw history.
Oklahomas Indian New Deal
By Jon S. Blackman
$24.95s Paper 978-0-8061-4351-4 236 pages
The Oklahoma Indian Welfare Act (OIWA), passed by Congress in 1936,
brought Oklahoma Indians under all of the IRAs provisions, but included
other measures that applied only to Oklahomas tribal population. This
rst book-length history of the OIWA explains the laws origins, enactment,
implementation, and impact, and shows how the act played a unique role in
the Indian New Deal.
Buying America from the Indians
Johnson v. McIntosh and the History of Native Land Rights
By Blake A. Watson
$45.00s Cloth 978-0-8061-4244-9 254 pages
Johnson v. McIntosh and its impact offers a comprehensive historical and legal
overview of Native land rights since the European discovery of the New
World. Watson sets the case in rich historical context. After tracing Anglo-
American views of Native land rights to their European roots, Watson explains
how speculative ventures in Native lands affected not only Indian peoples
themselves but the causes and outcomes of the French and Indian War, the
American Revolution, and ratication of the Articles of Confederation. He
then focuses on the transactions at issue in Johnson between the Illinois and
Piankeshaw Indians, who sold their homelands, and the future shareholders
of the United Illinois and Wabash Land Companies.
American Indians and the Fight for Equal Voting Rights
By Laughlin McDonald
$26.95s Paper 978-0-8061-4240-1 362 pages
The struggle for voting rights was not limited to African Americans in the
South. American Indians also faced discrimination at the polls and still do
today. This book explores their ght for equal voting rights and carefully
documents how non-Indian ofcials have tried to maintain dominance over
Native peoples despite the rights they are guaranteed as American citizens.
A rich and spirited account detailing how Native peoples have utilized the
1965 Voting Rights Act and the talents of ACLU attorneys to ght for the
right to vote.David E. Wilkins, co-author of Uneven Ground: American Indian
Sovereignty and Federal Law
The Seminole Nation in Oklahoma
A Legal History
By L. Susan Work
$45.00s Cloth 978-0-8061-4089-6 376 pages
When it adopted a new constitution in 1969, the Seminole Nation was the
rst of the Five Tribes in Oklahoma to formally reorganize its government.
In the face of an American legal system that sought either to destroy
its nationhood or to impede its self-government, the Seminole Nation
tenaciously retained its internal autonomy, cultural vitality, and economic
subsistence. Here, L. Susan Work draws on her experience as a tribal attorney
to present the rst legal history of the twentieth-century Seminole Nation.
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The Choctaws in Oklahoma
From Tribe to Nation, 18551970
By Clara Sue Kidwell
$19.95s Paper 978-0-8061-4006-3 344 pages
The Choctaws in Oklahoma begins with the Choctaws removal from Mississippi
to Indian Territory in the 1830s and then traces the history of the tribes
subsequent efforts to retain and expand its rights and to reassert tribal
sovereignty in the late twentieth century. This book illustrates the Choctaws
remarkable success in asserting their sovereignty and establishing a national
identity in the face of seemingly insurmountable legal obstacles.
Peyote vs. the State
Religious Freedom on Trial
By Garrett Epps
$19.95s Paper 978-0-8061-4026-1 296 pages
With the grace of a novel, this book chronicles the six-year duel between
two remarkable men with different visions of religious freedom in America.
Neither sought the conict. Al Smith, a substance-abuse counselor to Native
Americans, wanted only to earn a living. Dave Frohnmayer, the attorney
general of Oregon, was planning his gubernatorial campaign and seeking care
for his desperately ill daughters. But before this constitutional confrontation
was over, Frohnmayer and Smith twice asked the U.S. Supreme Court to
decide whether the First Amendment protects the right of American Indians to
seek and worship God through the use of peyote. The Court nally said no.
On the Drafting of Tribal Constitutions
By Felix S. Cohen
Edited by David E. Wilkins
$34.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-3806-0 200 pages
Felix Cohen (19071953) was a leading architect of the Indian New Deal and
steadfast champion of American Indian rights. Appointed to the Department
of the Interior in 1933, he helped draft the Indian Reorganization Act (1934)
and chaired a committee charged with assisting tribes in organizing their
governments. His Basic Memorandum on Drafting of Tribal Constitutions,
submitted in November 1934, provided practical guidelines for that effort.
Forced Federalism
Contemporary Challenges to Indigenous Nationhood
By Jeff Corntassel and Richard C. Witmer II
$19.95s Paper 978-0-8061-4191-6 280 pages
Over the past twenty years, American Indian policy has shifted from self-
determination to Forced Federalism as indigenous nations in the United
States have encountered new threats from state and local tribes over such
issues as taxation, gaming, and homeland security. This book demonstrates
how todays indigenous nations have taken unprecedented steps to reorient
themselves politically in response to such challenges to their sovereignty.
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Cash, Color, and Colonialism
The Politics of Tribal Acknowledgment
By Rene Ann Cramer
$24.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-3671-4 256 pages
$19.95s Paper 978-0-8061-3987-6 256 pages
Within the context of U.S.-Indian law, federal acknowledgment establishes
a trust relationship between an Indian tribe and the U.S. government. Some
tribes, however, have not been federally acknowledged, or, in more common
language, recognized. In Cash, Color, and Colonialism, Rene Ann Cramer
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Roots of Resistance
A History of Land Tenure in New Mexico
By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
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In New Mexicoonce a Spanish colony, then part of MexicoPueblo
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the United States wrested control of the region from Mexico in 1848.
Uneven Ground
American Indian Sovereignty and Federal Law
By David E. Wilkins and K. Tsianina Lomawaima
$26.95s Paper 978-0-8061-3395-9 336 pages
In the early 1970s, the federal government began recognizing self-
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E. Wilkins and K. Tsianina Lomawaima discuss how the political rights and
sovereign status of Indian nations have variously been respected, ignored,
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ambivalent political and legal status of tribes under western law.
The Indian Reorganization Act
Congresses and Bills
By Vine Deloria, Jr.
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In 1934, Commissioner of Indian Affairs John Collier began a series of
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Act, Vine Deloria, Jr., compiled the actual historical records of those
congresses and made available important documents of the premier years of
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Footprints Still Whispering in the Wind
By Margie Testerman
$20.00s Cloth 978-1-935684-11-4 80 pages
Footprints Still Whispering in the Wind showcases Testermans work as a tribute
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by a Chickasaw child. These illustrations beautifully complement Margie
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Riding out the Storm
19th Century Chickasaw Governors; Their Lives and Intellectual Legacy
By Phillip C. Morgan
$20.00s Cloth 978-2-935684-10-7 200 pages
Riding Out the Storm: 19th-Century Chickasaw Governors, Their Lives and Intellectual
Legacy proles the lives of three nineteenth-century Chickasaw governors
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Revealing the three leaders not merely as historic politicians, but as human
beings, Phillip Carroll Morgan portrays their personal and political lives
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Chikasha Stories
Volume 3: Shared Wisdom
By Glenda Galvan
Illustrator Jeannie Barbour
$30.00 Cloth 978-1-935684-09-1 96 pages
Chikasha Stories, Volume Three: Shared Wisdom, completes Galvan and Barbours
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Chikasha Stories
Volume Two: Shared Voices
By Glenda Galvan
Illustrations by Jeannie Barbour
$36.00 Cloth 978-1-935684-08-4 96 pages
When the idea of presenting Chickasaw stories in written form was rst
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Anompilbashsha Asilhha Holisso
Chickasaw Prayer Book
By the Chickasaw Language Committee
With Joshua D. Hinson, John P. Dyson, and Pamela Munro
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Anompilbashsha Asilhha Holisso: Chickasaw Prayer Book includes topical prayers,
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Chickasaw Lives
Volume Four: Tribal Mosaic
By Richard Green
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Richard Green presents twenty-six essays in six categories, representing a
wide range of topicsfrom eighteenth and nineteenth century sketches, to
books and treasures, and revivals. Readers are treated to stories that include
a Chickasaw citizens struggle with the aftermath of the 1995 bombing
of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, an exploration of the
mystique surrounding the tradition of Chickasaw warriors, and a Chickasaw
tribal donation to the United States to help fund the construction of the
Washington Monument in the 1800s.
Ilimpachi (Were Gonna Eat!)
A Chickasaw Cookbook
By JoAnn Ellis and Vicki M. Penner
$30.00s Cloth 978-1-935684-03-9 160 pages
Recipes, reminiscences, and lessons in Chickasaw lifeways are the main
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Chikasha Stories
Volume One: Shared Spirit
By Glenda Galvan
Illustrated by Jeannie Barbour
$36.00s Cloth 978-1-935684-04-6 96 pages
In Chikasha Stories, Volume One: Shared Spirit, premier Chickasaw storyteller
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Chickasaw artist Jeannie Barbour. This long-awaited and much-needed
volume, a groundbreaking work for the Chickasaw Press, is the rst of an
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Dynamic Chickasaw Women
By Phillip C. Morgan and Judy G. Parker
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It has become tradition for Chickasaw governor Bill Anoatubby to open
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Samuel Holiday,
Navajo Code Talker
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Warrior Nations
The United States and
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Dennis Banks and the Rise of the
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Crazy Horse
A Lakota Life
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From Cochise to Geronimo
The Chiricahua Apaches,
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