Native American Studies

Download E-books Native Recognition: Indigenous Cinema and the Western (SUNY series, Horizons of Cinema) PDF

By Joanna Hearne

Offers a brand new interpretation of the century-long dating among the Western movie style and local American filmmaking.

In Native Recognition, Joanna Hearne persuasively argues for the imperative function of Indigenous image-making within the heritage of yank cinema. around the 20th and into the twenty-first centuries, Indigenous peoples were curious about cinema as performers, administrators, writers, specialists, crews, and audiences, but either the specificity and diversity of this local participation have usually been obscured by way of the on-screen, larger-than-life photographs of Indians within the Western. not just have Indigenous photos mattered to the Western, yet Westerns have additionally mattered to Indigenous filmmakers as they subvert mass tradition pictures of supposedly “vanishing” Indians, repurposing the commodity sorts of Hollywood motion pictures to envision local intergenerational continuity. via their interventions in types of seeing and being visible in public tradition, local filmmakers have successfully marshaled the ability of visible media to participate in nationwide discussions of social justice and political sovereignty for North American Indigenous peoples.

Native attractiveness brings jointly quite a lot of little-known productions, from the silent motion pictures of James younger Deer, to recovered prints of the 1928 Ramona and the 1972 House made up of Dawn, to the experimental and have movies of Victor Masayesva and Chris Eyre. utilizing foreign archival learn and shut visible research, Hearne expands our knowing of the complexity of local presence in cinema either on display and in the course of the circuits of movie construction and consumption.

“With numerous black and white images all unfold all through, Native Recognition is a crucial addition to any neighborhood or university library assortment targeting filmmaking or local American concerns, hugely recommended.” — Midwest ebook Review

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Download E-books Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen PDF

By Christopher McDougall

An epic experience that started with one uncomplicated query: Why does my foot hurt?
 
Isolated by way of Mexico's lethal Copper Canyons, the joyful Tarahumara Indians have honed the facility to run hundreds and hundreds of miles with no leisure or harm. In a riveting narrative, award-winning journalist and often-injured runner Christopher McDougall units out to find their secrets and techniques. within the method, he's taking his readers from technology labs at Harvard to the sun-baked valleys and freezing peaks throughout North the US, the place ever-growing numbers of ultra-runners are pushing their our bodies to the restrict, and, eventually, to a climactic race within the Copper Canyons that pits America’s most sensible ultra-runners opposed to the tribe. McDougall’s excellent tale won't simply interact your brain yet motivate your physique in the event you notice that you just, certainly we all, have been born to run.

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Download E-books Trusteeship in Change: Toward Tribal Autonomy in Resource Management (Women's West) PDF

Trusteeship in Change explores the evolution of Indian Affairs guidelines and administrative practices in regards to the administration of belief lands from treaty days to modern partnerships. A dozen students from various fields - archaeology, economics, forestry, environmental stories, historical past, geography, political technology, and extra - overview earlier guidelines and practices and introduce new principles and ways for the future.

This publication additionally contains case reviews concerned with natural world administration, wooded area protection, tribal looking legislation, and different particular issues in administration, maintenance and usage of local American land. a very good resource for students within the fields of local American and environmental stories, Trusteeship in Change is bound to spark debate and to be an immense reference e-book for years to come.

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Download E-books Lakota Culture, World Economy PDF

By Kathleen Ann Pickering

Lakota tradition, international Economy makes use of vast interviews with citizens of the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Reservations to provide the 1st in-depth examine the trendy financial system of the Lakotas. staff either out and in of the house, small-business proprietors, federal and tribal govt staff, and unemployed and underemployed Lakotas communicate without delay approximately their fiscal customers, the adjustments they've got skilled, and the way they deal with residing in groups which are in lots of methods marginalized via the fashionable global economy.

Kathleen Ann Pickering weaves those compelling first-person money owed with broader theoretical concerns to create a nuanced ethnographic tapestry of lifestyles at the present time at the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Reservations. quite enlightening are her attention of the far-reaching financial value of conventional Lakota families and her overview of the way Lakota identity—shaped by means of values, gender, ethnicity, race, and class—is inextricably sure up with the trendy reservation economy.

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Download E-books American Indian Nations from Termination to Restoration, 1953-2006 PDF

By Roberta Ulrich

When the U.S. executive ended its courting with dozens of local American tribes and bands among 1953 and 1966, it used to be in reality conducting a big social test. Congress enacted this system, referred to as termination, within the identify of “freeing” the Indians from executive regulations and enhancing their caliber of existence. taking away the federal prestige of greater than 9 dozen tribes around the kingdom, besides the fact that, plunged a lot of their approximately 13 thousand participants into even deeper degrees of poverty and eroded the tribal people’s feel of local id. starting in 1973 and lengthening over a twenty-year interval, the terminated tribes, one after the other, persuaded Congress to revive their ties to the government. still, loads harm have been performed that even at the present time the restored tribes fight to beat the issues created by way of these terminations greater than part a century ago.

Roberta Ulrich offers a concise evaluate of all of the terminations and restorations of local American tribes from 1953 to 2006 and explores the long-lasting coverage implications for local peoples. this is often the 1st publication to think about the entire terminations and restorations within the 20th century as a part of carrying on with coverage whereas concurrently detailing a number of the person tribal changes. Drawing from congressional files, interviews with tribal individuals, and different basic resources, Ulrich examines the reasons and results of termination and recovery from either sides.

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Download E-books A History of the Osage People PDF

By Louis F. Burns

Traces four hundred years of Osage tradition from prehistoric occasions to the group's present prestige as an formally famous tribe.

Osage conventional lands can be found in mid-continental the USA encompassed by means of the present-day states of Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma. significant waterways via those lands and the defensible terrain of the Ozark variety supplied the tribe a special virtue in prehistoric and early historical occasions. A warlike humans, the Osage lengthy encroached on neighboring tribal lands, specifically these of the Caddo to the southwest. but strong typical barriers and centuries of luck in struggle afforded the tribe little virtue in makes an attempt to stop Euro-American westward growth. 3 significant routes to the West—the Missouri and Arkansas Rivers and the Continental Trail—crossed Osage land, so clash with the novices used to be inevitable.

Louis Burns attracts on ancestral oral traditions and study in a large physique of literature to inform the tale of the Osage humans. He writes in actual fact and concisely, from the Osage viewpoint. First released in 1989 and for a few years out of print, this revised variation is augmented through a brand new preface and maps. due to its masterful compilation and synthesis of the recognized information, A heritage of the Osage People is still the simplest reference for info on an incredible American Indian people.

Louis F. Burns, of Osage-French-Scottish background, is a member of the Mottled Eagle extended family and writer of six books, together with Symbolic and ornamental artwork of the Osage People.

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Download E-books Sioux Indian Religion: Tradition and Innovation PDF

Individuals of all persuasions became deeply attracted to modern Sioux spiritual practices. those essays through tribal non secular leaders, students, and different individuals of the Sioux groups in North and South Dakota care for the extra very important questions about Sioux ritual and trust on the subject of background, culture, and the mainstream of yankee life.

Contents:

(1) "Lakota trust and formality within the 19th Century," via Raymond J. DeMallie;

(2) "Lakota Genesis: The Oral Tradition," by way of Elaine A. Jahner;

(3) "The Sacred Pipe in glossy Life," via Arval having a look Horse;

(4) "The Lakota solar Dance: historic and modern Perspectives," by means of Arthur Amiotte;

(5) "The institution of Christianity one of the Sioux," via Vine V. Deloria, Sr.;

(6) "Catholic venture and the Sioux: A problem within the Early Paradigm," through Harvey Markowitz;

(7) "Contemporary Catholic venture paintings one of the Sioux," by way of Robert Hilbert, S.}.;

(8) "Christian lifestyles Fellowship Church," through Mercy bad Man;

(9) "Indian ladies and the Renaissance of conventional Religion," via Beatrice Medicine;

(10) "The modern Yuwipi," by Thomas H. Lewis, M.D.;

(11) "The local American Church of Jesus Christ," by means of Emerson Spider, Sr.;

(12) "Traditional Lakota faith in glossy Life," through Robert Stead, with an advent through Kenneth Oliver; feedback for extra studying; Bibliography.

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Download E-books Beyond Conquest: Native Peoples and the Struggle for History in New England (Fourth World Rising) PDF

By Amy E. Den Ouden

By concentrating on the complicated cultural and political elements of local resistance to encroachment on reservation lands through the eighteenth century in southern New England, Beyond Conquest reconceptualizes indigenous histories and debates over place of origin rights.
 
As Amy E. Den Ouden demonstrates, Mohegans, Pequots, and Niantics dwelling on reservations in New London County, Connecticut—where the most important indigenous inhabitants within the colony resided—were less than siege through colonists who hired a variety of capacity to expropriate reserved lands. Natives have been additionally subjected to the guidelines of a colonial executive that sought to strictly regulate them and that undermined place of birth rights by means of depicting reservation populations as culturally and politically illegitimate. even supposing colonial strategies of rule occasionally incited inner disputes between local men and women, reservation groups and their leaders engaged in refined and occasionally overt acts of resistance to dispossession, therefore demonstrating the ability of historic attention, cultural connections to land, and ties to neighborhood family. The Mohegans, for instance, boldly challenged colonial authority and its land encroachment guidelines in 1736 by way of protecting a “great dance,” in which they publicly affirmed the management of Mahomet and, with the help in their Pequot and Niantic allies, articulated their rationale to proceed their criminal case opposed to the colony.
 
Beyond Conquest demonstrates how the present Euroamerican scrutiny and denial of neighborhood Indian identities is a tradition with an extended historical past in southern New England, one associated with colonial notions of cultural—and finally “racial”—illegitimacy that emerged within the context of eighteenth-century disputes concerning fatherland rights.

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