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of Children reveals and discusses these images and cultural stereotypes through writings like Kathy Kerner's previously unpublished essay on Thanksgiving and an essay by Dr.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.
This book analyzes American Indian characters and themes in young adult literature, outlining plots and evaluating content from a native perspective. Teachers, librarians, parents, and young adult readers will find essential analytical information about a cross-section of literature with American Indian protagonists, narratives, and settings. Reviews of young adult publications with American Indian themes are also examined, demonstrating how too many reviewers reinforce, and even honor, stereotypical works.
OUT OF PRINT Encyclopedia of Native American Religions is the updated edition of a major reference work for the general reader. More than 1200 cross-referenced entries describe traditional beliefs and spiritual practices; the impact of European contact; and the forms Native American religions take today. The contemporary issues include court cases concerning prisoners' religious rights, US national and state legislation concerning Native Religion, religious rights in the military, sacred sites, and tribal court cases involving Non-Native participation in sacred ceremonies.