Thinking in Indian: A John Mohawk Reader

SKU: 9781555917388

Jose Barreiro, John C. Mohawk
Grade Levels:
Eleven, Twelve, Adult, Education. College, University
Iroquois, Woodland
Book Type:
Fulcrum Publishing
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Thinking in Indian: A John Mohawk Reader presents the worldview of philosopher-thinker-activist John Mohawk (Sotsisowah) (1945-2006). A university professor and traditional teacher from the Seneca Nation with deeply rooted Haudenosaune (Iroquois) traditions, Mohawk's intellectual approach is keenly universal while founded in the practice of his longhouse culture. A participant and leader in the Indigenous traditional movement, John Mohawk's gifted oratory and clear thinking became the basis of a substantial current of Indigenous activism. These essays, produced and published over thirty years, are prescient in the prophetic tradition yet thoroughly current. They reflect consistent engagement in Indigenous events and issues and deliver a profoundly Haudenosaunee analysis of modern existence. Indigenous sovereignty, cultural roots and world view, land and treaty rights, globalization impacts and mitigation, spiritual formulations, and fundamental human wisdom coalesce to provide a genuinely Haudenosaunee perspective on current events. Presently a senior scholar at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Editor Jose Barreiro is a novelist, essayist, and an activist of nearly four decades on American Indigenous hemispheric themes. In 1974 Barreiro was enlisted by John Mohawk to help produce the national Native newspaper Akwesasne Notes, published by the traditional Mohawk Nation. For ten years, they served as joint coordinators on numerous Indigenous human rights and community building campaigns. As editor of Cornell University's Akwe:kon Press from 1984 to 2002, and later as senior editor of Indian Country Today, Barreiro published dozens of Mohawk's essays and columns. Barreiro is a member of the Taino Nation of the Antilles.

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