Native American Voices

Native American Voices : A Reader

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For courses in Introduction to American Indians in departments of Native American Studies/American Indian Studies, Anthropology, American Studies, Sociology, History, Women's Studies. This unique reader presents a broad approach to the study of American Indians through the voices and viewpoints of the Native Peoples themselves. Multi-disciplinary and hemispheric in approach, it draws on ethnography, biography, journalism, art, and poetry to familiarize students with the historical and present day experiences of native peoples and nations throughout North and South America--all with a focus on themes and issues that are crucial within Indian Country today.show more

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  • Paperback | 583 pages
  • 177.8 x 228.6 x 35.56mm | 975.22g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Prentice-Hall
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • bibliography, index
  • 0130307327
  • 9780130307323

About Susan Lobo

SUSAN LOBO is a consultant emphasizing research, advocacy, and project design, working primarily for American Indian tribes and community organizations in the United States and Central and South America. She has a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Arizona and has taught at the University of California at Berkeley, where she was the coordinator of the Center for Latin American Studies. She has also taught Native American studies at the University of California at Davis and environmental studies at Merritt College. Since 1978 she has been the coordinator of the Community History Project archive at Intertribal Friendship House, the American Indian Center in Oakland, California. She was also a producer for many years of the KPFA-FM radio series Living on Indian Time. Her publications include A House of My own: Social Organization in the Squatter Settlements of Lima, Peru (1992); American Indians and the Urban Experience, co-editor (2000); Pride of Place: The American Indian Community in the San Francisco Bay Area (2001), and many articles in professional and popular journals. STEVE TALBOT has written several books and many articles dealing with Native Americans, including Roots of Oppression: The American Indian Question (1981). Currently, he is a retired instructor of sociology, anthropology, and Native American Studies at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, California, and an adjunct professor of anthropology at Oregon State University, where he continues to teach part-time. He received his master's degree in anthropology and community development in 1967 from the University of Arizona and a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1974. In the early 1960s he was a fieldworker in Indian community development for the American Friends Service Committee, and in that capacity he spent three years on the San Carlos Apache Reservation in Arizona. He then moved to the San Francisco Bay area, where he served on the board of Oakland's Intertribal Friendship House. Later, as a doctoral student at the University of California, Berkeley, he was closely associated with Indian student activism on campus, the Alcatraz occupation, and the founding of the Native American Studies program at the university. From 1971 to 1974 he was acting assistant professor of Native American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He has since lectured extensively and has taught Native American Studies courses in Europe and at various universities in the United States. From 1988 to 1990 he was a lecturer in Native American Studies at the University of California, Davis. His major interest today is producing text materials for Native American studies.show more

Table of contents

(Note: * indicates new reading.) Forward: Jose Barreiro I. PEOPLES AND NATIONS: FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE ANCESTORS. *A. Definitions and Diversity, Phillip Wearne. *B. The Crucible of American Indian Identity: Native Tradition Versus Colonial Imposition in Postconquest North America, Ward Churchill. C. To the U.S. Census Bureau, Native Americans are Practically Invisible, John Anner. *D. Is Urban a Person or a Place? Characteristics of Urban Indian Country, Susan Lobo. II. THE HIDDEN HERITAGE. A. Mis Misa: The Power Within AKOO-Yet That Protects The World Darryl Babe Wilson. B. Perceptions of America's Native Democracies: The Societies Colonial Americans Observed, Donald A. Grinde, Jr. and Bruce E. Johansen. C. One More Smile for a Hopi Clown, Emory Sekaquaptewa. D. Latin America's Indigenous Peoples: Changing Identities and Forms of Resistance, Michael Kearney and Stephano Varese. E. Mexico: The Crisis of Identity, Alexander Ewen. III. THE AMERICAN INDIAN STORY (HISTORY). A. The Black Hills: The Sacred Land of The Lakota and Tsistsistas Mario Gonzalez. B. The Rediscovery of Hawaiian Sovereignty, by Poka Laenui. C. The Sword and the Cross: The Missions of California, Jeannette Henry Costo. *D. Creating a Visual History: A Question of Ownership, Theresa Harlan. E. Directions in People's Movements, John Mohawk. IV. "THE ONLY GOOD INDIAN !": RACISM, STEREOTYPES, AND DISCRIMINATION. *A. Mythical Pleistocene Hit Men, Vine Deloria, Jr. B. The Pocahontas Perplex: The Image of Indian Women in American Culture, Rayna Green. *C. Reprise/Forced Sterilizations: Native Americans and the "Last Gasp of Eugenics," Bruce Johansen. D. Renegades, Terrorists, and Revolutionaries: The Government's Propaganda War Against The American Indian Movement, Ward Churchhill. V. ALL MY RELATIONS: FAMILY AND EDUCATION. A. Asgaya-dihi, Wilma Mankiller and Michael Wallis. *B. Traveling Traditions, Deanna Kingston. C. The Spirit of the People has Awakened and is Enjoying Creation Through Us: An Interview with Jeanette Armstrong, Okanagan, Dagmar Thorpe. D. Civilize Them with a Stick, by Mary Brave Bird (Crow Dog) with Richard Erdoes. E. Urban American Indian Preschool, by Susan Lobo. *F. Protagonism Emergent: Indians and Higher Education, Jeffrey Wollock. VI. SPIRITUALITY. A. Alone on the Hilltop, by John (Fire) Lame Deer and Richard Erodes. B. My World is a Gift of My Teachers, by Frank R. LaPena. *C. Who Owns Our Past? The Repatriation of Native American Human Remains and Cultural Objects, Russell Thornton. D. Battling for Souls: Organizing the Return of Sacred Textiles to the Community of Coroma, Bolivia, Victoria Bomberry. E. The Great Pretenders: Further Reflections on WhiteShamanism, Wendy Rose. VII. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: ECONOMY AND THE ENVIRONMENT. A. Indigenous Environmental Perspectives: A North American Primer, by Winona LaDuke. B. Native American Labor and Public Policy in the United States, Alice Littlefield. C. The Dealer's Edge: Gaming in the Path of Native America, Tim Johnson. D. All We Ever Wanted Was To Catch Fish, NARF Legal Review. E. Lovely Hula Hands: Corporate Tourism and the Prostitution of Hawaiian Culture, Haunani-Kay Trask. *F. The Struggle Over Land on Central America's Last Frontier, Mac Chapin. VIII. COMMUNITY WELL-BEING: HEALTH, WELFARE, AND JUSTICE. A. Yes is Better Than No, Byrd Baylor. B. Gathering, Gary Paul Nabhan. C. The Epidemiology of Alcohol Abuse Among American Indians: The Mythical and Real Properties, Philip A. May. D. Young Once, Indian Forever, Joan Smith. E. Punishing Institutions: The Story of Catherine "Cedar Woman", Luana Ross. IX. NATIVE AMERICAN RIGHTS, STRUGGLE, AND REVITALIZATION. A. Voices of Indigenous Peoples: Epilogue, Oren Lyons (Joagquisho, Onondaga Nation). *B. Ethnic Reorganization: American Indian Social, Economic, Political, and Cultural Strategies for Survival, Joane Nagel and C. Matthew Snipp. C. Reflections of Alcatraz, Lanada Boyer. *D. Hawaiian Language Schools, Leanne Hinton. E. A "New Partnership" for Indigenous Peoples: Can the United Nations Make a Difference, Russel Lawrence Barsh. F. Indigenous Peoples Seattle Declaration on the Occasion of the Third Ministerial Meeting of the World Trade Organization, November 30-December 3, 1999. Appendix A. Native Media. Appendix B. Indigenous Peoples' Organizations. Appendix C. Native American Studies Programs in the United States and Canada. Appendix D. American Indian Higher Education Consortium. Credits. Index.show more

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