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By Alicia Elliott. 2019
In an urgent and visceral work that asks essential questions about Native people in North America while drawing on intimate… details of her own life and experience with intergenerational trauma, Alicia Elliott offers indispensable insight and understanding to the ongoing legacy of colonialism. What are the links between depression, colonialism and loss of language--both figurative and literal? How does white privilege operate in different contexts? How do we navigate the painful contours of mental illness in loved ones without turning them into their sickness? How does colonialism operate on the level of literary criticism? A Mind Spread Out on the Ground is Alicia Elliott's attempt to answer these questions and more. In the process, she engages with such wide-ranging topics as race, parenthood, sexuality, love, mental illness, poverty, sexual assault, gentrification, writing and representation. Elliott makes connections both large and small between the past and present, the personal and political--from overcoming a years-long history with head lice to the way Native writers are treated within the Canadian literary industry; her unplanned teenage pregnancy to the history of dark matter and how it relates to racism in the court system; her childhood diet of Kraft dinner to how systematic oppression is linked to depression in Native communities. With deep consideration and searing prose, Elliott extends far beyond her own experiences to provide a candid look at our past, an illuminating portrait of our present and a powerful tool for a better future. Bestseller. 2019.
Disparity and division in religion, technology and ideology have characterized relations between English-Canadian and Indian cultures through-out Canada's history. From… the earliest declaration of white territorial ownership to the current debate on aboriginal rights, red man and white man have had opposing principles and perspectives. The most common 'solutions' imposed on these conflicts by white men have relegated the Indian to the fringes of white society and consciousness. This survey of English-Canadian literature is the first comprehensive examination of a tradition in which white writers turn to the Indian and his culture for standards and models by which they can measure their own values and goals; for patterns of cultural destruction, transformation, and survival; and for sources of native heroes and indigenous myths. Leslie Monkman examines images of the Indian as they appear in works raning from Robert Rogers' Ponteach, or The Savages of America (1766) to Robertson Davies' 'Pontiac and the Green Man' (1977), demonstrating how English-Canadian writers have illuminated their own world through reference to Indian culture. The Indian has been seen as an antagonist, as a superior alternative, as a member of a vanishing and lamented race, and as a hero and the source of the new myths. Although white/Indian tension often lies in apparently irreconcilable opposites, Monkman finds in the literature surveyed complementary images reflecting a common humanity.This is an important contribution to a hitherto unexplored area of Canadian literature in English which should give rise to further elaboration of this major theme.
By Meenal Atul Pandya. 2018
Indians are the most recent immigrants in Massachusetts Though a tiny minority their contributions are numerous and far-reaching… Swami Vivekananda arrived in Boston in 1893 and left a lasting legacy of Hindu philosophy Sushil Tuli opened a unique community bank Leader Bank as the first and only minority-owned bank in the state of Massachusetts The Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation at MIT created with the grant of 20 million by Desh and Jaishree Deshpande empowers MIT s researchers to make a difference in the world by developing innovative technologies Author Meenal Atul Pandya details the influence of Indians on Massachusetts history
By Michael Freeman. 2018
Savannah s storied history begins with Native Americans The Guales lived along the Georgia coast for hundreds of years… and were the first to encounter Spanish missionaries from St Augustine in the 1500s Tomochichi of the Yamacraw tribe is lauded as the co-founder of Georgia for his efforts in helping James Oglethorpe establish the Savannah colony in the eighteenth century In 1830 President Andrew Jackson forced southeastern Native American tribes to resettle in the West including descendants of the Savannah Creek who had fought by Jackson s side at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend Michael Freeman explores the legacy of coastal Georgia s Native Americans and the role they played in founding Savannah
By Fr. Thomas Dubay. 1977
By Ana Pacheco, Brian Vallo. 2018
As early as 1851, photographers journeyed along the arduous Santa Fe Trail on horseback and in covered wagons on a… quest to capture the magnificent vistas on film. In the ever-changing light of New Mexico's landscape, they photographed the faces of the Pueblo People and helped to document their ancient, unimaginable world. They became witness to millennia of history. New Mexico's first inhabitants are believed to have descended from the Anasazi, the largely nomadic group that settled along the Colorado Plateau around 200 AD. Most likely, drought conditions brought the population centers of the Anasazi villages located in the Four Corners of Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico to settle along the Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico and the Mogollon Rim of Arizona in 1300 AD.
By J R Miller. 1996
A biography of the Plains Cree chief who challenged Canadian authorities and became a warrior of legend … When Big Bear was young in the first half of the nineteenth century he overcame smallpox and other hardships and eventually followed in the footsteps of his father Black Powder engaging in warfare against the Blackfoot The time would come for him to draw on these experiences and step into a leadership role as the buffalo began to disappear and his people suffered This rich historical biography tells of Big Bear s role as chief of a Plains Cree community in western Canada in the late nineteenth century at a time of transition between the height of Plains Indian culture and the modern era During the 1870s and early 1880s Big Bear became the focal point of opposition for Cree and Saulteaux bands that did not wish to make treaty with Canada During the early 1880s he spearheaded a Plains diplomatic movement to renegotiate the treaties in favor of the Aboriginal groups whose way of life had been devastated Although Big Bear personally favored peaceful protest violent acts by some of his followers during the Northwest Rebellion of 1885 provided the federal government with the opportunity to crush him by prosecuting him for treason His story provides fascinating insight into this era of North American history
By Brian S Bauer. 2004
The Cuzco Valley of Peru was both the sacred and the political center of the largest state in the prehistoric… Americas-the Inca Empire. From the city of Cuzco, the Incas ruled at least eight million people in a realm that stretched from modern-day Colombia to Chile. Yet, despite its great importance in the cultural development of the Americas, the Cuzco Valley has only recently received the same kind of systematic archaeological survey long since conducted at other New World centers of civilization. Drawing on the results of the Cuzco Valley Archaeological Project that Brian Bauer directed from 1994 to 2000, this landmark book undertakes the first general overview of the prehistory of the Cuzco region from the arrival of the first hunter-gatherers (ca. 7000 B. C. ) to the fall of the Inca Empire in A. D. 1532. Combining archaeological survey and excavation data with historical records, the book addresses both the specific patterns of settlement in the Cuzco Valley and the larger processes of cultural development. With its wealth of new information, this book will become the baseline for research on the Inca and the Cuzco Valley for years to come.
By Pamela E. Klassen. 2018
At the dawn of the radio age in the 1920s a settler-mystic living on northwest coast of British Columbia… invented radio mind Frederick Du Vernet Anglican archbishop and self-declared scientist announced a psychic channel by which minds could telepathically communicate across distance Retelling Du Vernet s imaginative experiment Pamela Klassen shows us how agents of colonialism built metaphysical traditions on land they claimed to have conquered Following Du Vernet s journey westward from Toronto to Ojibwe territory and across the young nation of Canada Pamela Klassen examines how contests over the mediation of stories via photography maps printing presses and radio lucidly reveal the spiritual work of colonial settlement A city builder who bargained away Indigenous land to make way for the railroad Du Vernet knew that he lived on the territory of Ts msyen Nisga a and Haida nations who had never ceded their land to the onrush of Canadian settlers He condemned the devastating effects on Indigenous families of the residential schools run by his church while still serving that church Testifying to the power of radio mind with evidence from the apostle Paul and the philosopher Henri Bergson Du Vernet found a way to explain the world that he his church and his country made Expanding approaches to religion and media studies to ask how sovereignty is made through stories Klassen shows how the spiritual invention of colonial nations takes place at the same time that Indigenous peoples including Indigenous Christians resist colonial dispossession through stories and spirits of their own
By Bear Heart. 1996
With eloquent simplicity one of the world s last Native American Medicine Men demonstrates how traditional tribal wisdom can… help us maintain spiritual and physical health in today s world
The extraordinary life of Lewis & Clark’s right-hand man In 1804, John Colter set out with Meriwether Lewis and William… Clark on the first U.S. expedition to traverse the North American continent. During the twenty-eight month ordeal, Colter served as a hunter and scout, and honed his survival skills on the western frontier. But when the journey was over, Colter stayed behind, spending two more years trekking alone through dangerous and unfamiliar territory. Along the way, he charted some of the West’s most treasured landmarks. Historian David W. Marshall crafts this captivating history from Colter’s primary sources, and has retraced Colter’s steps—seeing what he saw, hearing what he heard, and experiencing firsthand how he and his contemporaries survived in the wilderness (how they pitched a shelter, built a fire, followed a trail, and forded a stream)—adding a powerful layer of authority and detail. The American Grit series brings you true tales of endurance, survival, and ingenuity from the annals of American history. These books focus on the trials of remarkable individuals with an emphasis on rich primary source material and artwork.
By Mark Q. Sutton. 2012
An Introduction to Native North America provides a basic introduction to the native peoples of North America including both… the United States and Canada It covers the history of research basic prehistory the European invasion and the impact of Europeans on Native cultures Additionally much of the book is written from the perspective of the ethnographic present and the various cultures are described as they were at the specific times noted in the text Teaching and Learning Experiences Improve Critical Thinking - An Introduction to Native North America provides internet resources for students to supplement reading material and contains an extensive bibliography to aid in their research Engage Students - An Introduction to Native North America highlights important individuals in VIP Profile mini-biographies and contains Sidelights throughout the text which provides short explanations of interesting aspects of native culture Support Instructors - Teaching your course just got easier You can create a Customized Text or use our Instructor s Manual Electronic MyTest Test Bank or PowerPoint Presentation Slides Plus An Introduction to Native North America s organization was designed to be used in conjunction with the Handbook of North American Indians published by the Smithsonian Institution
By Eric Vuillard. 2016
Fascinating brilliant and angry the tale of Buffalo Bill s Wild West Show and the tragic fate of… its Native American participants Buffalo Bill was the prince of show business His spectacular Wild West shows were performed to packed houses across the world holding audiences spellbound with their grand re-enactments of tales from the American frontier For Bill gave the crowds something they d never seen before real-life Indians This astonishing work of historical re-imagining tells the story of the Native Americans swallowed up by Buffalo Bill s great entertainment machine Of chief Sitting Bull paraded in theatres to boos and catcalls for fifty dollars a week Of a baby Lakota girl found under her mother s frozen body adopted and displayed on the stage Of the last few survivors of Wounded Knee hired to act out the horrific massacre of their tribe as entertainment And of Buffalo Bill Cody himself hamming it to the last even as it consumed him Told with beauty compassion and anger Sorrow of the Earth shows us tragedy turned into a circus act history into sham truth into a spectacle more powerful than reality itself Could any of us turn away
By Black Hawk. 1916
By Stith Thompson. 1929
Wide-ranging representative sampling of myths and legends collected from a diversity of tribes contains nearly 100 stories of heroes… journeys to the other world animal wives and husbands tales borrowed from the Europeans and even biblical subjects Includes The Woman Who Fell from the Sky Seneca The Star Husband Ojibwa The Bear-Woman Blackfoot Cinderella Zu i Making the Princess Laugh Micmac Crossing the Red Sea Cheyenne and scores more
An illustrated edition of the award-winning, bestselling Canadian classic, featuring over 150 images that add colour and context to this… extraordinary work."Every Canadian should read [this] book." —Toronto StarSince its publication in 2012, The Inconvenient Indian has become an award-winning bestseller and a modern classic. In its pages, Thomas King tells the curiously circular tale of the relationship between non-Native and Indigenous people in the centuries since the two first encountered each other. This new, provocatively illustrated edition matches essential visuals to the book's urgent words, and in so doing deepens and expands King's message. With more than 150 images—from artwork, photographs, advertisements and archival documents to contemporary representations of Native peoples by Native peoples, including some by King himself—this unforgettable volume vividly shows how "Indians" have been seen, understood, propagandized, represented and reinvented in North America. Here is a book both timeless and timely, burnished with anger and tempered by wit, and ultimately a hard-won offering of hope—an inconvenient but necessary account for all of us seeking to tell a new story, in both words and images, for the future.
By Paul Andrew Hutton. 2016
In the tradition of Empire of the Summer Moon a stunningly vivid historical account of the manhunt for Geronimo… and the 25-year Apache struggle for their homeland They called him Mickey Free His kidnapping started the longest war in American history and both sides--the Apaches and the white invaders--blamed him for it A mixed-blood warrior who moved uneasily between the worlds of the Apaches and the American soldiers he was never trusted by either but desperately needed by both He was the only man Geronimo ever feared He played a pivotal role in this long war for the desert Southwest from its beginning in 1861 until its end in 1890 with his pursuit of the renegade scout Apache Kid In this sprawling monumental work Paul Hutton unfolds over two decades of the last war for the West through the eyes of the men and women who lived it This is Mickey Free s story but also the story of his contemporaries the great Apache leaders Mangas Coloradas Cochise and Victorio the soldiers Kit Carson O O Howard George Crook and Nelson Miles the scouts and frontiersmen Al Sieber Tom Horn Tom Jeffords and Texas John Slaughter the great White Mountain scout Alchesay and the Apache female warrior Lozen the fierce Apache warrior Geronimo and the Apache Kid These lives shaped the violent history of the deserts and mountains of the Southwestern borderlands--a bleak and unforgiving world where a people would make a final bloody stand against an American war machine bent on their destruction
By Edward Sapir, Left Handed, Walter Dyk, Jennifer Denetdale. 2018
With a simplicity as disarming as it is frank Left Handed tells of his birth in the spring of… 1868 when the cottonwood leaves were about the size of his thumbnail of family chores such as guarding the sheep near the hogan and of his sexual awakening As he grows older his account turns to life in the open nomadic cattle-raising farming trading communal enterprises tribal dances and ceremonies lovemaking and marriage As Left Handed grows in understanding and stature the accumulated wisdom of his people is revealed to him He learns the Navajo lifeway which is founded on the principles of honesty foresightedness and self-discipline The style of the narrative is almost biblical in its rhythms but biblical too in many respects is the traditional way of life it recounts
By Leslie K. Pielack. 2018
The Saginaw Trail led from the frontier town of Detroit into the wilderness weaving through towering trees and swamps… to distant Native American villages Presenting a forbidding landscape that was also a settlers paradise the road promised great riches in natural resources like lumber and agriculture and a future of wheeled vehicles that would make Michigan the center of a global industry Leslie Pielack tells the story of the ancient path that transformed early Michigan and of the people whose lives intertwined with the iconic road
By Philip Smith. 1994
Here is a treasury of charming tales brimming with the humor, whimsy and imagination characteristic of Native American folklore. Specially… chosen from children, the stories include an Algonquin tale of how Glooskap conquered the Great Bull-Frog, and how pollywogs, crabs, leeches, and other water creatures were created; "The Meeting of the Wild Animals," a Tsimshian myth recounting how the four seasons came into being and why all animals are afraid of the porcupine; "The Bear Man," a Cherokee legend about a hunter who lived with her prey; and "The Man Who Married the Moon," a Pueblo tale of a great chief, his beautiful wife, and the treachery of two evil corn maidens.These and nine other authentic tales offer a wealth of reading entertainment as well as insight into American Indian life and culture. Six new full-page illustrations by Thea Kliros enhance the text, printed in large, easy-to-read type.