Indigenous Food Sovereignty in the United States: Restoring Cultural Knowledge, Protecting Environments, and Regaining Health, is edited by Devon Abbott Mihesuah, a Choctaw author and scholar; and Elizabeth Hoover, of Mohawk and Mi’kmaq ancestry. There is a foreword by Winona LaDuke, an Anishinaabekwe (Ojibwe) member of the White Earth Nation, who is an environmentalist, economist, author, and prominent Native American activist working to restore and preserve indigenous cultures and lands.
In Recovering Our Ancestors’ Gardens: Indigenous Recipes and Guide to Diet and Fitness, Devon A. Mihesuah, Choctaw author and scholar draws on the rich indigenous heritages of this continent to offer a helpful guide to a healthier life. Featuring an expanded array of tempting recipes of indigenous ingredients and practical advice about health, fitness, and becoming involved in the burgeoning indigenous food sovereignty movement. Recovering Our Ancestors’ Gardens features pointed discussions about the causes of the generally poor state of indigenous health today.
In Recovering Our Ancestors' Gardens: Indigenous Recipes and Guide to Diet and Fitness Choctaw author and scholar turns her attention to the dismal state of Aboriginal health in the Americas. This offering presents her take on the reasons for this miserable state of affairs and offers alternatives to the poor diet and unhealthy lifestyle of many Aboriginal Peoples.
So You Want to Write about American Indians?: A Guide for Writers, Students, and Scholars is a thoughtful and well-researched guide for any would be novelist, children's book author, high school or college student considering writing about Native North American Indians. Choctaw scholar and writer Devon Mihesuah combines her years of experience as editor of the American Indian Quarterly and college teaching experience to her latest book published by the University of Nebraska Press. A slim volume, this is a must have reference guide for those trying to break into the book publishing field.
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.
Established by the Cherokee Nation in 1851 in present-day eastern Oklahoma, the nondenominaional Cherokee Female Seminary was one of the most important schools in the history of American Indian education. Devon Mihesuah explores its curriculum, faculty, administration, and educational philosophy.
Indigenizing the Academy: Transforming Scholarship and Empowering Communities contains essays by leading Native scholars from diverse disciplines and communities offer uncompromising assessments of current scholarship on and by Indigenous peoples and the opportunities awaiting them in the Ivory Tower. The issues covered are vital and extensive, including how activism shapes the careers of Native academics; the response of academe and Native scholars to current issues and needs in Indian Country; and the problems of racism, territoriality, and ethnic fraud in academic hiring.
The Lightning Shrikes: A Novel of an All-Star American Indian Softball Team is an exciting, humour-packed sports novel from Oklahoma Choctaw scholar and athlete Devon Mihesuah. The author relishes taking on corporate America, stereotypes, racism, sports mascots and contemporary Native issues in this fast-paced story about an unlikely Native American coed softball team. Narrated by Oklahoma Choctaw Conley King, a former professional baseball player, the story begins with a fantastic scenario.
In Indigenous American Women: Decolonization, Empowerment, Activism, Oklahoma Choctaw scholar Devon Abbott Mihesuah offers a frank and absorbing look at the complex, evolving identities of American Indigenous women today, their ongoing struggles against a centuries-old legacy of colonial disempowerment, and how they are seen and portrayed by themselves and others. Mihesuah first examines how American Indigenous women have been perceived and depicted by non-Natives, including scholars, and by themselves.
Natives and Academics: Researching and Writing about American Indians contains twelve essays by eleven scholars and builds upon the 1996 issue of American Indian Quarterly entitled "Writing about American Indians." These Native American scholars from the disciplines of English, Philosophy, History, Education, and American Indian Studies all explore the issues surrounding scholarly research and publishing as it relates to American Indian history and education.