American Indians

Indian Policies in the Americas

from Columbus to Collier and Beyond
By William Y. Adams

In Indian Policies in the Americas, Adams addresses the idea that “the Indian,” as conceived by colonial powers and later by different postcolonial interest groups, was as much ideology as empirical reality. Adams surveys the policies of the various colonial and postcolonial powers, then reflects upon the great ideological, moral, and intellectual issues that underlay those policies.

The Shoshoneans

The People of the Basin-Plateau
Expanded Edition
By Edward DornLeroy Lucas
Edited by Matthew Hofer

First published almost fifty years ago and long out of print, The Shoshoneans is a classic American travelogue about the Great Basin and Plateau region and the people who inhabit it, never before—or since—documented in such striking and memorable fashion.

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith

An American Modernist
By Carolyn Kastner

The first full-length critical analysis of the paintings of Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, this book focuses on Smith’s role as a modernist in addition to her status as a wellknown Native American artist. With close readings of Smith’s work, Carolyn Kastner shows how Smith simultaneously contributes to and critiques American art and its history.

Going Native

By Tom Harmer

In a spiritual autobiography shaped by years of living with a band of Salish Indian people after the Vietnam War, Tom Harmer shares his hard-won knowledge of their world and the nature spirits that govern it.

Again the Far Morning

New and Selected Poems
By N. Scott Momaday

This first book of Momaday's poems to be published in over a decade, Again the Far Morning comprises a varied selection of new work along with the best from his four earlier books of poems.

Sandals of the Basketmaker and Pueblo Peoples

Fabric Structure and Color Symmetry
By Lynn Shuler TeagueDorothy K. Washburn

The decorated sandals worn by prehistoric southwesterners with their complex fiber structures and designs have been dissected, described, and interpreted for a century. Nevertheless, these artifacts remain mysterious in many respects. Teague and Washburn examine these sandals as sources of information on the history of the people known as the Basketmakers.

Sister Rabbit's Tricks

By Emmett “Shkeme” Garcia
Illustrations by Victoria Pringle

Inspired by the many rabbit stories from the pueblos of New Mexico, this story of Sister Rabbit and her antics shows us a trickster animal, wily and lovable, who can fool her friends but needs to learn some lessons about how to get along in life.

The Poetry and Poetics of Gerald Vizenor

Edited by Deborah L. Madsen

The first book devoted exclusively to the poetry and literary aesthetics of one of Native America’s most accomplished writers, this collection of essays brings together detailed critical analyses of single texts and individual poetry collections from diverse theoretical perspectives, along with comparative discussions of Vizenor’s related works.

For Indigenous Minds Only

A Decolonization Handbook
Edited by  WaziyatawinMichael Yellow Bird

Included in this book are discussions of global collapse, what to consider in returning to a land-based existence, demilitarization for imperial purposes and re-militarization for Indigenous purposes, survival strategies for tribal prisoners, moving beyond the nation-state model, a land-based educational model, personal decolonization, decolonization strategies for youth in custody, and decolonizing gender roles.

Subjects: American Indians

The Future of Indian and Federal Reserved Water Rights

The Winters Centennial
Edited by Barbara CosensJudith V. Royster

In this detailed collection of essays, lawyers, historians, and tribal leaders explore the nuances of the Winters Doctrine.

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