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Native American History, Life & Values

(see also Navajo (Diné) History, Life & Values, Lakota History, Life & Values, Native American Ethnocide & Native American Movements)

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On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

20th Century Warriors: Native American Participation in the United States Military.

American Indian Culture Research Center.

Great Chiefs and Leaders.

Great Plains Indian Gaming Association .

National Congress of American Indians.

Native American Indian Resources.


Native Books.

Native Web.

United Native America.

In the Library: Articles

Barsh, Russel Lawrence. "American Indians in the Great War," Ethnohistory 38,3 (1991).

Davis, Susan E. "Tribal rights, tribal wrongs," Nation (3/23/92):376.

Gleach, Frederic W. "Maureen Matthews: Native American ideas," Ethnohistory 44,3 (sum 97):558-62.

Joe, Jennie R. "Gender & culture: American Indian women in urban societies," in W. Taylor & F. Pease (eds.) Violence, Resistance & Survival (Washington, 1994), pp. 249-65.

Leuthold, Steven. "Historical representation in Native American documentary," Ethnohistory 44,4 (fall 97):727-40.

Rolo, Mark Anthony. "Louise Erdrich," Progressive (4/02):36-40. Interview

Wood, Daniel B. "Despite casino setbacks, Indian clout rises," Christian Science Monitor (11/10/03):3.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Benedict, Jeff. Without Reservation: The Making of America's Most Powerful Indian Tribe & the World's Largest Casino (NY: Harper Collins, 2000).

Bloom, John. To Show What an Indian Can Do. Sports at Native American Boarding Schools (Minneapolis: U. Minnesota, 2000).

Brown, Dee. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West [1970] (NY: Henry Holt, 2001).

Brown, J.S.H. & E. Vibert (eds.) Reading Beyond Words: Contexts for Native History (Toronto, 1996).

Brumble, H. David III. American Indian Autobiography (Berkeley: U. California, 1988).

Churchill, Ward. Since Predator Came: Notes from the Struggle for American Indian Liberation (Littleton CA: Aigis, 1995).

__________. A Little Matter of Genocide: Holocaust & Denial in the Americas, 1492 to the Present (San Francisco: City Lights, 1997).

Clifton, James A. (ed.) The Invented Indian: Cultural Fictions & Government Policies (New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers, 1990).

Deloria, Philip J. Playing Indian (New Haven: Yale, 1998). On White America's appropriation of Native American culture & identity, from the Boston Tea Party to the Boy Scouts & Hippies.

Eisler, Kim Isaac. Revenge of the Pequots: How a Small Native American Tribe Created the World's Most Profitable Casino (NY: Simon & Schuster, 2001).

Gill, Sam D. Mother Earth: An American Story (Chicago, 1987).

Harring, Sidney L. Crow Dog’s Case: American Indian Sovereignty, Tribal Law, & United States Law in the Nineteenth Century (Cambridge: Cambridge U., 1994).

Hauptmann, Laurence M. Tribes & Tribulations: Misconceptions about American Indians & their Histories (NY, 1995).

Jackson, Curtis E. & Marcia J. Galli. A History of the Bureau of Indian Affairs & its Activities among Indians (San Francisco, 1977).

Kroeber, Karl (ed.) American Indian Persistence & Resurgence (Durham NC: Duke, 1994).

Krupat, Arnold. For Those Who Come After. A Study of Native American Autobiography (Berkeley: U. California, 1989).

Lewis, David Rich. Neither Dog nor Wolf: American Indians, Environment, & Agrarian Change (NY: Oxford, 1994).

Lindquist, Mark A. & Martin Zanger (eds.) Buried Roots & Indestructible Seeds: The Survival of American Indian Life in Story, History, & Spirit (Madison: U. Wisconsin, 1994).

Littlefield, Alice & Martha C. Knack (eds.) Native Americans & Wage Labor. Ethnohistorical Perspectives (Norman: U. Oklahoma, 1996).

Mander, Jerry. In the Absence of the Sacred. The Failure of Technology & the Survival of the Indian Nations (San Francisco, 1991).

McDonnell, Janet A. The Dispossession of the American Indian, 1887-1934 (Bloomington: Indiana U., 1991).

McNickile, D'Arcy. Native American Tribalism: Indian Survivals & Renewals (NY: Oxford, 1974).

Moore, John H. (ed.) The Political Economy of North American Indians (Norman: U. Oklahoma, 1993).

Nabokov, Peter (ed.) Native American Testimony: A Chronicle of Indian-White Relations from Prophecy to the Present, 1492-1992 (NY: Viking, 1991).

Pommersheim, Frank. Braid of Feathers: American Indian Law & Contemporary Tribal Life (Berkeley: U. of California, 1995).

Sherzer, Joel & Anthony C. Woodbury (eds.) Native American Discoruse. Poetics & Rhetoric (NY, 1987).

Shoemaker, Nancy (ed.) Negotiators of Change: Historical Perspectives on Native American Women (NY, 1995).

__________. American Indian Population Recovery in the 20th C. (Albuquerque: U. New Mexico, 1999).

Sioui, Georges E. For an Amerindian Autohistory: An Essay on the Foundations of a Social Ethic (Montreal, 1992).

Szasz, Margaret. Education & the American Indian. The Road to Self-Determination, 1928-1973 (Albuquerque, 1974).

Walker, Cheryl. Indian Nation: Native American Literature & 19th-C. Nationalisms (Durham NC: Duke, 1997).

Wilson, James. The Earth Shall Weep: A History of Native America (NY: Atlantic Monthly, 1999).

In the Library: Fiction

Alexie, Sherman. Ten Little Indians (NY: Grove Press, 2003).

__________. The Toughest Indian in the World (NY: Atlantic Monthly, 2000).

__________. The Lone Ranger & Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (NY: Atlantic Monthly, 1993).

__________. Reservation Blues (NY: Atlantic Monthly, 1995).

__________. Indian Killer (NY: Atlantic Monthly, 1996).

Cisneros, Sandra. Caramelo (NY: Random House, 2003).

Erdrich, Louise. Love Medicine [1984] (rev. & expanded version; NY: HarperPerennial, 1993).

__________. Tracks: A Novel (NY: Henry Holt, 1988).

__________. The Bingo Palace (NY: HarperCollins, 1994).

__________. The Antelope Wife: A Novel (NY: HarperFlamingo, 1998).

__________. The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse (NY: HarperCollins, 2001).

Forbes, Jack D. Only Approved Indians. Stories (Norman: U. Oklahoma, 1995).

Jones, Nettie. Mischief Makers (NY: Random House, 1989).

Momaday, N. Scott. House Made of Dawn [1968] (NY: Perennial Classics, 1999).

__________. The Ancient Child: A Novel (NY: Doubleday, 1989).

Silko, Leslie Marmon. Ceremony (NY: Viking, 1977).

__________. Almanac of the Dead: A Novel (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1991).

Waters, Frank. The Man Who Killed the Deer (NY: Farrar, Rinehart, 1941).

In the Library: For Young Readers

Bruchac, Joseph. The Heart of a Chief (NY: Dial, 1999).

Erdrich, Louise. Grandmother's Pigeon (NY: Hyperion, 1996).

__________. The Birchbark House (NY: Hyperion, 1999).

Momaday, N. Scott. The Way to Rainy Mountain (NY: Ballantine, 1970).

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

Alexie, Sherman. Smoke Signals (NY: Hyperion, 1998). Screenplay.

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio:

Film & Video:

"American Indian Graffitti" [200?], dir. Steven Judd & Tvli Jacob, 102m.

"Edge of America" [200?], dir. Chris Eyre, 120m.

"Grande Ronde Restoration Video" [200?], dir. Brent Merrill, 15m. Self-reabilitation by surviving members of adjacent Oregon, California & Nevada tribes.

"Plum Creek Reservoir" [2003], dir. Steve Marks, 25m. Decades-long struggle by Kickapoo tribe on Delaware River in Kansas to ensure for themselves a reliable water supply.

"Oil on Ice" [200?], dir. Bo Boudart & Dale Djerassi, 57m. Documentary on question of oil drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Reserve, capturing views of native inhabitants of that region.

"The Oneida Speak" [200?], dir. Mik Dirks, 12m. Product of a 1930s WPA oral history project, explores land-grab fomented by Dawes Act as experienced by native people in Wisconsin.

"The Reawakening" [200?], dir. Diane Fraher, 100m. Successful Native American lawyer in New York is drawn back into the affairs of his Onondaga nation.

"The Rules of the Game" [2003], dir. Monica Lam & Garance Burke, 27m. Struggle of landless northern California Native Americans to build a casino in a small town.

"Skin" [200?], dir. Chris Eyre, ?m.

"Smoke Signals" [1998], dir. Chris Eyre, 89m. In video stores.

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