UNAVAILABLE This title is currently unavailable from the publisher American Indians: Stereotypes and Realities takes twenty-four common stereotypes of Native Americans and responds with accurate information to dispel widely-held myths. First published in 1996, this reprint by Devon A. Mihesuah, history professor at Northern Arizona University, provides a valuable sourcebook for elementary and high school teachers, academics, students, and the general public with an American Indian perspective on stereotypes. Drawing of her academic classroom experience, this member of the Choctaw Nation takes aim at the false portrayal and negative images of Native Americans found in popular culture and the education system. She looks at such common stereotypes as "Indians are all alike", "Indians are a vanished race", and "Indians arrived in this hemisphere via the Siberian Land Bridge". Each stereotype receives a rebuttal statement and a detailed explanation about the nature of the stereotype. Additional source material is provided for most entries. Areas of interest include religion of Native People, "Indian names", role of women, alcoholism, lack of education, contributions to America and the world, lack of humour and many others. The common myth that some non-Natives claim an "Indian" grandmother or distant relative is discussed. Throughout the book, the author effectively uses photographs of stereotypical images from movies and popular culture as well as archival photos that dispel the myths. The author provides a brief essay about the both negative and positive effects of stereotyping and what can be done to overcome them. Additional information for teachers covers basic do's and don'ts for teaching about Indian history and culture. Two course outlines are introduced for post secondary professors wishing to teach a general survey course about Native American history and culture, and a specific outline for teaching about Native women in history. Overall this book speaks mainly to an American audience but this does no prevent Canadian schools, libraries, and universities from benefiting from the information. Devon Mihesuah deals with the issue of stereotyping of Native People in a clear and factual method. This book belongs in all public, school, and university libraries.