Qiviuq: A Legend in Art is a 57-page art exhibition catalogue examines the evolution of storytelling as a cultural art and within the Inuit culture, which has evolved from oral storytelling to encompass visual interpretations within the context of contemporary Inuit art. Seven stories about the heroic character Qiviuq are viewed through the 36 art pieces created by Inuit sculptors and print makers.
The Maya is the eighth edition of the classic resource written by Michael D. Coe, professor of anthropology at Yale University. The book covers the major archaeological and anthropological understanding of the Mayan people from the birth of their civilization to the present day. This volume contains 189 illustrations and 20 colour images as well as a bibliography, and detailed index. This volume is intended for the general reader and anthropology students.
His Majesty's Indian Allies: British Indian Policy in the Defence of Canada, 1774-1815 is a study of British-Indian policy in North America from the time of the American Revolution to the end of the War of 1812, with particular focus on Canada. Historian Robert S. Allen authored this study that examines British and Indian relations in Colonial America to 1774. He first discusses the importance of the Covenant Chain of Friendship then moves on to the American Revolution and the struggle for the Ohio Valley.
Notes from the Center of Turtle Island is one of the titles from the Contemporary Native American Communities Series published by AltaMira Press. Author Duane Champagne is professor in the department of sociology at UCLA. Duane Champagne has been presenting a series of comments on Indian policy, history, and culture since October 2006 in the newspaper Indian Country Today. This book provides a compilation of many of these editorials, plus two chapters not previously published.
In Bathtubs but No Water, Gerry Steele offers the reader a participant observer's perspective on Davis Inlet. An employee of the federal government working with the Mushuau Innu since 1993, Steele explores their oral history of the resettlement process, substance abuse and deaths, and argues that these problems are a direct result of the government's lack of respect for First Nations. In 1992, the Innu tried to regain responsibility for their future, focusing on the traditions and strengths of their own community, but government bureaucracy would not support this partnership.
Storied Communities: Narratives of Contact and Arrival in Constituting Political Community is edited by Hester Lessard and Rebecca Johnson are professors of law at the University of Victoria; and Jeremy Webber holds the Canada Research Chair in Law and Society at the University of Victoria. This volume emerged from the work of the Consortium on Democratic Constitutionalism (Demcon), an interdisciplinary group of legal, political, and social theorists who work on questions of constitutional theory, design, and practice.
Hunters in the Barrens: The Naskapi on the Edge of the White Man's World by anthropologist Georg Hendricksen was first published in 1973. This 2010 edition contain a new foreword. The comprehensive study of the Naskapi Indians of Labrador is based on an anthropologist's life with them between 1966 and 1968, when families still followed the traditional pattern of hunting on the barrens during the winter and returning to their coastal settlements in the summer.
Paddling to Where I Stand: Agnes Alfred, Qwiqwasutinuxw Noblewoman is the memoirs of Agnes Alfred (c.1890-1992), a woman of the Kwakwakawakw Nation and one of the last great storytellers among her peers in the classic oral tradition. Agnes Alfred documents through myths, historical accounts, and personal reminiscences the foundations and the enduring pulse of her living culture. She shows how a First Nations woman managed to quietly fulfill her role as a noble matriarch in her ever-changing society, thus providing a role model for those who came after her.
Rethinking the Fur Trade: Cultures of Exchange in an Atlantic World exposes what has been called the Ã´invisible hand of indigenous commerce,Ã¶ revealing how it changed European interaction with Indians, influenced what was produced to serve the interests of Indian customers, and led to important cultural innovations. The initial essays explain the working mechanisms of the fur trade and explore how and why it evolved in a North Atlantic context.
Conquest: The Destruction of the American Indios written Massimo Livi Bacci, Professor of Demography at the University of Florence, details the reasons behind the population decline of Indigenous peoples of the Americas following first contact. Translated from Italian to English by Carl Ipsen the work draws on the historical record and population studies to document the economic and social factors responsible for this catastrophic population loss. The book contains sources, an index, maps, and colour plates.