Category: Native American Studies

  • Download E-books Media and Ethnic Identity: Hopi Views on Media, Identity, and Communication (Indigenous Peoples and Politics) PDF

    By Ritva Levo-Henriksson

    Media and Ethnic Identity incorporates a local American point of view to media and its function in ethnic id building. this angle is won via a case research of the Hopis, who dwell in northeast Arizona and are recognized for his or her devotion to their indigenous culture.

    The learn info is equipped on a few interviews with Hopis of a number of a while from 9 villages. The learn additionally uses the result of a survey of a big variety of scholars within the Hopi Jr./Sr. highschool. The framework for studying the examine facts is intercultural verbal exchange (both interpersonal and media-mediated) among an indigenous crew and a majority from the point of view of the indigenous workforce.

    This booklet presents instruments for realizing the stories of communique among social and political minorities and majorities from the indigenous viewpoint.

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  • Download E-books Aboriginal Music in Contemporary Canada: Echoes and Exchanges (McGill-Queen's Native and Northern Series) PDF

    By Anna Hoefnagels

    First international locations, Inuit, and Métis song in Canada is dynamic and various, reflecting continuities with past traditions and cutting edge techniques to making new musical sounds. Aboriginal tune in modern Canada narrates a narrative of resistance and renewal, fight and good fortune, as indigenous musicians in Canada negotiate who they're and who they wish to be. constituted of essays, interviews, and private reflections via Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal musicians and students alike, the gathering highlights subject matters of innovation, educating and transmission, and cultural interplay. person chapters talk about musical genres starting from well known kinds together with nation and dad to nation-specific and intertribal practices equivalent to powwows, in addition to hybrid performances that contain song with theatre and dance. As an entire, this assortment demonstrates how tune is a robust instrument for articulating the social demanding situations confronted by means of Aboriginal groups and a good way to verify indigenous power and delight. Juxtaposing scholarly research with inventive perform, Aboriginal track in modern Canada celebrates and significantly engages Canada's vivid Aboriginal song scene. individuals contain Véronique Audet (Université de Montreal), Columpa C. Bobb (Tsleil Waututh and Nlaka'pamux, Manitoba Theatre for younger People), Sadie greenback (Haudenosaunee), Annette Chrétien (Métis), Marie Clements (Métis/Dene), Walter Denny Jr. (Mi'kmaw), Gabriel Desrosiers (Ojibwa, collage of Minnesota, Morris), Beverley Diamond (Memorial University), Jimmy Dick (Cree), Byron Dueck (Royal Northern university of Music), Klisala Harrison (University of Helsinki), Donna Lariviere (Algonquin), Charity Marsh (University of Regina), Sophie Merasty (Dene and Cree), Garry Oker (Dane-zaa), Marcia Ostashewski (Cape Breton University), Mary Piercey (Memorial University), Amber Ridington (Memorial University), Dylan Robinson (Stó:lo, college of Toronto), Christopher Scales (Michigan nation University), Gilles Sioui (Wendat), Gordon E. Smith (Queen's University), Beverly Souliere (Algonquin), Janice Esther Tulk (Memorial University), Florent Vollant (Innu) and Russell Wallace (Lil'wat).
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  • Download E-books Great Basin Indians: An Encyclopedic History PDF

    By Michael Hittman

    The local American population of North America’s nice Basin have a protracted, eventful background and wealthy cultures. Great Basin Indians: An Encyclopedic History covers all features in their global. The ebook is prepared in an encyclopedic structure to permit complete dialogue of many varied issues, together with geography, faith, major members, the effect of Euro-American payment, wars, tribes and intertribal family members, reservations, federal guidelines concerning local american citizens, scholarly theories concerning their prehistory, and others. writer Michael Hittman employs an enormous variety of archival and secondary assets in addition to interviews, and he addresses the end result of such fresh methodologies as DNA research and gender stories that supply new insights into the lives and heritage of those enduring population of 1 of North America’s so much difficult environments.

    Great Basin Indians is a vital source for any reader drawn to the local peoples of the yank West and in western heritage normally.  
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  • Download E-books What Gifts Engender: Social Relations and Politics in Mendi, Highland Papua New Guinea PDF

    By Rena Lederman

    Present trade performs an important position within the social and political association of Mendi in Papua New Guinea. This booklet unearths how substantial mild will be shed on Mendi society, rather on its political economic climate, by means of interpreting either the well known ceremonial alternate gala's and the hitherto quite little-studied daily gift-giving practices. the writer exhibits that the latter are the most important for figuring out inter-group politics, the method of management, male-female relationships and the prestige of ladies, and the construction, distribution and movement of wealth. presently the single publication on hand in this society, the paintings bargains an strange blend of a social structural research with a research of neighborhood historical past and alter. it's also of curiosity for its integration of the research of present trade and politics with the research of gender roles and relationships.
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  • Download E-books Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science PDF


    Who is a local American? And who will get to choose? From genealogists looking on-line for his or her ancestors to fortune hunters hoping for a slice of on line casino gains from prosperous tribes, the solutions to those doubtless undemanding questions have profound ramifications. the increase of DNA checking out has additional complex the problems and raised the stakes.


    In Native American DNA, Kim TallBear indicates how DNA trying out is a powerful—and problematic—scientific procedure that's priceless in picking shut organic family. yet tribal club is a felony classification that has built in dependence on sure social understandings and old contexts, a suite of options that entangles genetic info in an internet of kin family, reservation histories, tribal ideas, and govt laws. At a bigger point, TallBear asserts, the “markers” which are pointed out and utilized to precise teams similar to local American tribes undergo the imprints of the cultural, racial, ethnic, nationwide, or even tribal misinterpretations of the people who examine them.


    TallBear notes that rules approximately racial technological know-how, which trained white definitions of tribes within the 19th century, are regrettably being revived in twenty-first-century laboratories. simply because today’s technology turns out so compelling, expanding numbers of local americans have started to think their very own metaphors: “in our blood” is giving solution to “in our DNA.” This rhetorical waft, she argues, has major effects, and finally she indicates how local American claims to land, assets, and sovereignty that experience taken generations to ratify can be seriously—and permanently—undermined.


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  • Download E-books Nicholas Black Elk: Medicine Man, Missionary, Mystic PDF

    By Michael F. Steltenkamp

    Since its booklet in 1932, Black Elk Speaks has moved numerous readers to understand the yank Indian international that it defined. John Neihardt’s well known narrative addressed the early life and early maturity of Black Elk, an Oglala Sioux spiritual elder. Michael F. Steltenkamp now offers the 1st complete interpretive biography of Black Elk, distilling in a single quantity what's recognized of this American Indian knowledge keeper whose lifestyles has helped advisor others.

    Nicholas Black Elk: drugs guy, Missionary, Mystic indicates that the holy-man used to be now not the dispirited traditionalist as a rule depicted in literature, yet a spiritual philosopher whose outlook used to be confident and whose spirituality used to be no longer restricted exclusively to standard Lakota precepts. Combining in-depth biography with its cultural context, the writer depicts a extra advanced Black Elk than has formerly been identified: a global visitor who participated within the conflict of the Little Bighorn but lived during the starting of the atomic age.

    Steltenkamp attracts on released and unpublished fabric to check heavily the final fifty years of Black Elk’s life—the interval frequently missed by means of those that write and think about him merely as a nineteenth-century determine. within the procedure, the writer information not only Black Elk’s existence but additionally the construction of his lifestyles story via prior writers, and its impression at the Indian revitalization circulate of the past due 20th century.

    Nicholas Black Elk explores how a holy-man’s assorted lifestyles reviews resulted in his synthesis of local and Christian spiritual perform. the 1st booklet to persist with Black Elk’s lifelong religious journey—from medication guy to missionary and mystic—Steltenkamp’s paintings presents a much-needed corrective to earlier interpretations of this distinctive man’s existence tale. This biography will lead common readers and researchers alike to rediscover either the fellow and the wealthy cultural culture of his people.

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  • Download E-books The Allen Site: A Paleoindian Camp in Southwestern Nebraska PDF

    The Allen website in southwestern Nebraska has nurtured the curiosity of archaeologists and paleontologists with considerable indicators of a protracted heritage of human, animal, and environmental task. Douglas Bamforth focuses totally on Paleoindian land use represented through the Allen web site and the adjoining smaller websites jointly referred to as the medication Creek Paleoindian sites.

    The medication Creek websites, positioned within the imperative nice Plains, spotlight facets of early local American lifeways which are obscured through the emphasis in such a lot Paleoindian examinations of huge bison kills. study at drugs Creek has under pressure reconstruction of either the final nearby atmosphere and of neighborhood microenvironmental edition, besides human responses to either one of those. Advances in research and well-preserved is still from the Allen web site specifically rfile the extreme diversity of species that Paleoindian teams harvested as well as bison and open severe questions about extensively authorised reconstructions of Paleoindian land use. furthermore, the well-stratified proof for long term residential use of the location bargains a unprecedented likelihood to contemplate styles of adaptive switch over the process the Paleoindian period.

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  • Download E-books Walking on the Wind: Cherokee Teachings for Harmony and Balance PDF

    By Michael Tlanusta Garrett

    Within the spirit of the hugely acclaimed Medicine of the Cherokee, coauthored along with his father J. T. Garrett, Michael Garrett stocks with us the pleasant, all-ages tales handed down from his great-grandfather and different drugs academics. mixing his history as an japanese Cherokee along with his talents as a counselor, Michael finds via those stories how one can make feel of our reviews in existence, see attractiveness in them, and be at peace with our offerings.

    "Michael's mixture of conventional Cherokee methods with that of technology and psychology illustrates that either local and non-Native peoples can discover ways to thrive together...for the betterment of all" --Native Peoples journal
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