Chief Buffalo Child Long Lance: The Glorious Imposter is the fascinating account of the life of Sylvester Long (1890-1932) of North Carolina as he managed to convince an unsuspecting public that he was not Black but rather he was either Cherokee or Blackfoot (Siksika). This account by renowned historian Donald Smith offers readers an engaging biography and an intriguing historical mystery. With impeccable scholarship and numerous historical photographs, the author presents the imposter's life as Long deceives both American and Canadian officials.
Guyness: Deal With It Body and Soul is one of the titles in the Deal With It Series created to assist adolescents with everyday conflicts in their lives and promotes peaceful resolution. This title examines gender issues as it applies to masculinity, how these issues can cause conflict, and how to deal with problems resulting from stereotyping.
Do All Indians Live in Tipis?: Questions and Answers from the National Museum of the American Indian is co-published by the National Museum of the American Indian and Harper Collins Publishers. This resource guide offers answers to the most commonly asked questions about Native Americans by visitors to the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Native American staff at the museum offer thoughtful, concise answers to 100 questions about American Indians in the United States.
Native Women's History in Eastern North America before 1900: A Guide to Research and Writing is a collection of 16 essays about First Nations and Metis women in eastern North American history. How can we learn more about Native women's lives in North America in earlier centuries? This question is answered by this landmark anthology, an essential guide to the significance, experiences, and histories of Native women.
The world of contemporary American infants and young children is saturated with inappropriate images of American Indians. American Indian Stereotypes in the World of Children reveals and discusses these images and cultural stereotypes through writings like Kathy Kerner's previously unpublished essay on Thanksgiving and an essay by Dr. Cornell Pewewardy on Disney's Pocahontas film. This edition incorporates new writings and recent developments, such as a chronology documenting changes associated with the mascot issue, along with information on USA state legislation.
Not Far Away: The Real-life Adventures of Ima Pipiing by Ojibwe author and educator is part memoir and part novel in her account of her alter ego Ima Pipiing (pronounced buh-BEEG). Her character suffers at the hands of an educational system in America rife with racism and bigotry from school administrators, fellow teachers, students, and neighbours. Ima finally resists and speaks out against these insults with candor and humour. The novel memoir is interspersed with real-life essays and speeches by Lois that tackles her own experiences.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by award-winning novelist Sherman Alexie offers male readers a humourous and accessible look at what the world can be like for a grade 9, geeky Native boy attending a wealthy high school off the reservation. Spokane youth, Junior (Arnold Spirit), shares the same Nation as his creator in addition to being born hydrocephalic. Junior comes from a dysfunctional family and a community that lives up to the stereotypical image of the drunken Indian.
In Defamiliarizing the Aboriginal: Cultural Practices and Decolonization in Canada, Julia V. Emberley examines the historical production of Aboriginality in colonial cultural practices and its impact on the everyday lives of Indigenous women, youth, and children. Adopting a materialist-semiotic approach, Emberley explores the ways in which representational technologies - film, photography, and print culture, including legal documents and literature - were crucial to British colonial practices.
Wiping the War Paint off the Lens: Native American Film and Video is volume 10 in the Visible Evidence series published by the University of Minnesota Press. Author Beverly Singer is a filmmaker and director of the Alfonso Ortiz Center for Intercultural Studies at the University of New Mexico. She traces the history of the Native American reality in the filmmaking industry in the United States.