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Ch’ayemal nich’nabiletik / Los hijos errantes / The Errant Children

A bold and unflinching portrayal of contemporary Maya life in Chiapas, Mexico.

Land of the Oneidas

Presents the history of central New York State from the Ice Age to the present day.

Replanting Cultures

Provides a theoretical and practical guide to community-engaged scholarship with Indigenous peoples in the United States and Canada.

The Split Time

Aims to construct an economic philosophy from indigenous African thought.

Mayalogue

Offers a strong critique of traditional anthropological studies from an Indigenous and postcolonial perspective.

Christianity and Politics in Tribal India

Chronicles the astonishing and counterintuitive spread of Christianity among a group of previously isolated tribes in a remote and hilly part of Northeastern India.

Thinking Ecologically, Thinking Responsibly

Engages and extends the feminist philosopher Lorraine Code’s groundbreaking work on epistemology and ethics.

Holocaust Consciousness and Cold War Violence in Latin America

Examines how community leaders, writers, and political activists facing state repression in Latin America have drawn on and debated the validity of Holocaust terms to describe human rights atrocities in their own countries.

The White Indians of Mexican Cinema

Examines the filmic representation of Whiteness as Indigeneity and its role in mediating racial politics in Mexico.

Dutch and Indigenous Communities in Seventeenth-Century Northeastern North America

Edited by Lucianne Lavin
Subjects: American Studies

Examines the significant impact of Dutch traders and settlers on the early history of Northeastern North America, and their relationships with its Indigenous peoples.

Nos/Otras

Offers a timely reconsideration of the writings of Gloria Anzaldúa, treating issues of multiplicitous agency, identarian politics, and the stakes of coalition building as core themes in the author's work.

Antigone in the Americas

Argues for a decolonial reinterpretation of Sophocles’ classical tragedy, Antigone, that can help us to rethink the anti-colonial politics of militant mourning in the Americas.

"Our Relations…the Mixed Bloods"

Articulates the relationships between kinship, racial ideology, mixed blood treaty provisions, and landscape transformation in the Great Lakes region.

Sensitive Negotiations

Examines how Indigenous figures used British Romantic poetry in their interactions with settler governments and publics.

Meander

Draws on the author's own experiences as a watershed planner, teacher, and activist to tell the story of the Great Lakes region's experiment in restoring a complicated natural system of flowing water.

Native Foodways

Explores the interplay of religion and food in Native American cultures.

Enduring Critical Poses

A celebration of Anishinaabe intellectual tradition.

Changed Forever, Volume II

The second volume of the first in-depth study of a range of literature written by Native Americans who attended government-run boarding schools.

Ceremony Men

Rethinks the role of Indigenous and non-Indigenous interactions in the production of ethnographic museum collections.

Queer Freedom : Black Sovereignty

Evocative, innovative ethnography of spiritual practices and forms of queer, black, and indigenous life in the Dominican Republic.

Authorized Agents

Examines the relation between Indian diplomacy and nineteenth-century Native American literature.

Restless Spirits

A collection of plays by American Indian playwright William S. Yellow Robe Jr.

Recovering Lost Footprints, Volume 2

By Arturo Arias
Subjects: Literature

Analyzes contemporary Yucatecan and Chiapanecan Maya narratives.

Affectual Erasure

Comprehensive examination of how Indigenous peoples have been represented in Argentine film.

You Who Enter Here

A beautifully rendered, brutally realistic Native American gang novel.

The Trade in the Living

Macro-level study of the South Atlantic throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries demonstrating how Brazil’s emergence was built on the longest and most intense slave trade of the modern era.

Changed Forever, Volume I

The first in-depth study of a range of literature written by Native Americans who attended government-run boarding schools.

Our War Paint Is Writers' Ink

Explores a little-known history of exchange between Anishinaabe and American writers, showing how literature has long been an important venue for debates over settler colonial policy and indigenous rights.

Angry Rain

By Maurice Kenny
Edited by Derek C. Maus
Introduction by Derek C. Maus
Subjects: General Interest
Series: Excelsior Editions

Reveals the development of Maurice Kenny’s growing artistic consciousness, while attesting to both the beauty and brutality of the world in which he lived.

The Specter of the Indian

Explores the significance of Indian control spirits as a dominating force in nineteenth-century American Spiritualism.

Recovering Lost Footprints, Volume 1

By Arturo Arias
Subjects: Literature

Analyzes contemporary Maya narratives.

Hip Hop Beats, Indigenous Rhymes

Argues that Indigenous hip hop is the latest and newest assertion of Indigenous sovereignty throughout Indigenous North America.

We Have Not Stopped Trembling Yet

A father’s personal and intimate account of his Filipino and Alaska Native family’s experiences, and his search for how to help his children overcome the effects of historical and contemporary oppression.

A Clan Mother's Call

Addresses the importance of Haudenosaunee women in the rebuilding of the Iroquois nation.

México's Nobodies

Analyzes cultural materials that grapple with gender and blackness to revise traditional interpretations of Mexicanness.

The World, the Text, and the Indian

Advances critical conversations in Native American literary studies by situating its subject in global, transnational, and modernizing contexts.

Reluctant Reformer

Tells the untold story of the life and career of Nathan Sanford, a New York State lawyer-politician who capitalized on opportunities created by the new politics of the early Republic to achieve social mobility.

Integral Conflict

Explores conflict through the lens of Integral Theory and provides a case study where Integral conflict resolution techniques are highlighted.

From Wounded Knee to Checkpoint Charlie

A historical analysis of the transatlantic relations of the American Indian radical sovereignty movement of the late Cold War.

Native American Nationalism and Nation Re-building

Presents an interdisciplinary analysis of the recent developments of Native American nationalism and nationhood in the United States and Canada.

Community Self-Determination

Examines the educational programs American Indians developed to preserve their cultural and ethnic identity, improve their livelihood, and serve the needs of their youth in Chicago.

Papers of the Forty-Fourth Algonquian Conference

Papers of the forty-fourth Algonquian Conference held at the University of Chicago October 2012.

Hartford's Ann Plato and the Native Borders of Identity

By Ron Welburn
Subjects: Literature

Upholds Ann Plato as a noteworthy nineteenth-century writer, while reexamining her life and writing from an American Indian perspective.

The Testimonial Uncanny

Examines how colonial and postcolonial violence is understood and conceptualized through Indigenous storytelling.

Beyond Two Worlds

Examines the origins, efficacy, legacy, and consequences of envisioning both Native and non-Native “worlds.”

Papers of the Forty-Third Algonquian Conference

Papers of the forty-third Algonquian Conference held at University of Michigan in October 2011.

A Longhouse Fragmented

Tells the social history of the Iroquois people of Ohio during the buildup to removal.

The Worlds of the Seventeenth-Century Hudson Valley

Essays by eleven prominent scholars provide the latest insights into the seventeenth-century history of the Hudson Valley and its environs.

Indigenous Bodies

An interdisciplinary exploration of indigenous bodies.

The Guitar and the New World

A transformative look at a popular instrument and a hidden chapter of American history.

Listening to Ourselves

Contemporary African philosophy in indigenous African languages and English translation.

Papers of the Forty-Second Algonquian Conference

Papers of the forty-second Algonquian Conference held at Memorial University of Newfoundland in October 2010.

Fighting Colonialism with Hegemonic Culture

Explores how American Indian businesses and organizations are taking on images that were designed to oppress them.

Tribal Worlds

Explores how indigenous nationhood has emerged and been maintained in the face of aggressive efforts to assimilate Native peoples.

Indigenous North American Drama

Traces the historical dimensions of Native North American drama using a critical perspective.

Papers of the Forty-First Algonquian Conference

Papers of the forty-first Algonquian Conference held at Concordia University in October 2009.

Native Recognition

Offers a new interpretation of the century-long relationship between the Western film genre and Native American filmmaking.

Roving Mariners

A comprehensive history of Australian Aboriginal whaling and sealing.

Tuscarora

The definitive history of the Tuscaroras and their return to western New York.

Conversations with Remarkable Native Americans

Entertaining and enlightening interviews with some of today’s most important Native Americans.

Red Ink

Reexamines the writings of early indigenous authors in the northeastern United States.

Amskapi Pikuni

A contemporary history of one of the best-known American Indian nations.

Papers of the Fortieth Algonquian Conference

Papers of the fortieth Algonquian Conference held at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in October 2008.

Becoming an Ancestor

A striking look at the death rituals of an indigenous community in North America.

Potent Mana

Brilliant study of the effects of colonialism on the physical, mental, and spiritual health of Native Hawaiians, and their efforts to decolonize through healing and remembering.

Maurice Kenny

Edited by Penelope Myrtle Kelsey
Foreword by Joseph Bruchac
Subjects: American Studies

Explores the work of Maurice Kenny, a pivotal figure in American Indian literature from the 1950s to the present.

Archaic Societies

Essential overview of American Indian societies during the Archaic period across central North America.

Shrouds of White Earth

--Pointed, absorbing novel about an indigenous artist’s long journey of creativity and coming-of-awareness from White Earth Reservation to Paris

The Tonawanda Senecas' Heroic Battle Against Removal

The definitive eighteenth- and nineteenth-century history of the Tonawanda Senecas of western New York State.

How Mockingbirds Are

Brilliant analysis of the power of ritual orations in a southwestern American Indian community.

Memory Matters

Edited by Daniel M. Cobb & Helen Sheumaker
Subjects: History

Explores how the process of memorialization keeps the past alive in the present and shapes the way we imagine our possible futures.

Hocąk Teaching Materials, Volume 2

Second volume of instructional materials for learning the original Hochunk language, featuring entire texts and a CD.

Hocak Teaching Materials, Volume 1

Comprehensive bilingual dictionary of the Hochunk language.

Nantucket and Other Native Places

An indispensable, up-to-date overview of the archaeology of the Native peoples and earliest settlers of eastern Massachusetts.

Native Authenticity

A survey of current critical perspectives on how North American indigenous peoples are viewed and represented transnationally.

The Dance of Person and Place

Uses the concept of "worldmaking" to provide an introduction to American Indian philosophy.

Fire Along the Sky

A wildly entertaining historical adventure, deep inside the crucible in which America was forged.

Interior Landscapes, Second Edition

The classic autobiography of the famous Indigenous writer and critic Gerald Vizenor

The Specter of Sex

Genealogy of the formation of race and gender hierarchies in the U.S.

The Firekeeper

An epic adventure based on the extraordinary historical story of Sir William Johnson and the author's dreams of a Mohawk "woman of power" who lived three centuries ago.

White Savage

Brings a strikingly original perspective to Johnson’s life, and suggests new ways of thinking about Johnson’s part in creating a nation he did not live to see.

The Reason for Crows

The story of a 17th century Mohawk woman's interaction with her land, the Jesuits, and the religion they brought.

Mohawk Frontier, Second Edition

A history of Dutch Schenectady.

The Promise of Poststructuralist Sociology

A postmodern critique of sociology’s presuppositions.

Rimer Cardillo

The first comprehensive survey of the work of the Uruguayan printmaker and graphic artist Rimer Cardillo, presented in both English and Spanish.

The Bear River Massacre and the Making of History

Explores how a pivotal event in U.S. history—the killing of nearly 300 Shoshoni men, women, and children in 1863—has been contested, forgotten, and remembered.

Circle of Goods

Studies how women in a reservation economy have creatively responded to federal policy.

The Solidarity of Kin

Using the example of the Eastern Algonkians, this book argues that Native Americans did not convert to Christianity, but rather made sense of Christianity in their own traditional ways and for their own social purposes.

Sustaining the Forest, the People, and the Spirit

Documents and describes the Menominee Indians' tribal practice of sustainable environmental development.

Iroquois Corn in a Culture-Based Curriculum

Provides a framework and an example for studying diverse cultures in a respectful manner, using the thematic focus of corn to examine the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) culture.

To Live Heroically

Analyzes American Indian education in the last century and compares the tribal, mission, and Bureau of Indian Affairs schools.

Formulating American Indian Policy in New York State, 1970-1986

This is the first descriptive analysis of how American Indian policies are made both at the statewide and at agency levels. Pertinent to all states, the study describes New York's historic policies and ...

Extending the Rafters

To the Iroquois, "extending the rafters" meant adding onto the longhouse, both in the literal sense of making room for new families and in the figurative sense of adding adopted individuals or tribes ...