American Indians

Sister Rabbit's Tricks

By Emmett “Shkeme” Garcia
Illustrations by Victoria Pringle

Inspired by the many rabbit stories from the pueblos of New Mexico, this story of Sister Rabbit and her antics shows us a trickster animal, wily and lovable, who can fool her friends but needs to learn some lessons about how to get along in life.

The Poetry and Poetics of Gerald Vizenor

Edited by Deborah L. Madsen

The first book devoted exclusively to the poetry and literary aesthetics of one of Native America’s most accomplished writers, this collection of essays brings together detailed critical analyses of single texts and individual poetry collections from diverse theoretical perspectives, along with comparative discussions of Vizenor’s related works.

For Indigenous Minds Only

A Decolonization Handbook
Edited by  WaziyatawinMichael Yellow Bird

Included in this book are discussions of global collapse, what to consider in returning to a land-based existence, demilitarization for imperial purposes and re-militarization for Indigenous purposes, survival strategies for tribal prisoners, moving beyond the nation-state model, a land-based educational model, personal decolonization, decolonization strategies for youth in custody, and decolonizing gender roles.

Subjects: American Indians

Conflict in Colonial Sonora

Indians, Priests, and Settlers
By David Yetman

In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries northwestern Mexico was the scene of ongoing conflict among three distinct social groups—Indians, religious orders of priests, and settlers. In this study, Yetman examines seven separate instances of such conflict, each of which reveals a different perspective on this complicated world.

The Future of Indian and Federal Reserved Water Rights

The Winters Centennial
Edited by Barbara CosensJudith V. Royster

In this detailed collection of essays, lawyers, historians, and tribal leaders explore the nuances of the Winters Doctrine.

Re-creating the Circle

The Renewal of American Indian Self-Determination
By Deborah HuntGregory CajeteBenjamin BroomePhyllis GagnierJonodev Chaudhuri
Edited by LaDonna HarrisStephen SachsBarbara Morris

A collaboration between Native activists, professionals, and scholars, Re-Creating the Circle brings a new perspective to the American Indian struggle for self-determination.

The Case of the Indian Trader

Billy Malone and the National Park Service Investigation at Hubbell Trading Post
By Paul Berkowitz

In an intriguing account of whistle-blowing, Berkowitz tells how he bypassed his chain-of-command and delivered his findings directly to the Office of the Inspector General.

Imprisoned Art, Complex Patronage

Plains Drawings by Howling Wolf and Zotom at the Autry National Center
By Joyce M. Szabo

The study of what has become known as Plains Indian ledger art and of Fort Marion drawings in particular, has burgeoned in the last forty years. Joyce Szabo’s examination of the two drawing books by Zotom and Howling Wolf encompasses their origins and the issues surrounding their commission as well as what the images say about their creators and their collector.

Navajos Wear Nikes

A Reservation Life
By Jim Kristofic

With tales of gangs and skinwalkers, an Indian Boy Scout troop, a fanatical Sunday school teacher, and the author’s own experience of sincere friendships that lead to hózhó (beautiful harmony), Kristofic’s memoir is an honest portrait of growing up on—and growing to love—the Reservation.

The Blackfoot Confederacy 1880-1920

A Comparative Study of Canadian and U.S. Indian Policy
By Hana Samek

This extensive, detailed history of Indian life on American reservations and Canadian reserves will be of interest to all who have a serious interest in Anglo-American and Indian affairs.

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