Knowing Native Arts by Nancy Marie Mithlo, Chiricahua Apache, discusses the significance of Indigenous arts in national and global milieus. Knowing Native Arts is written from the perspective of a senior academic and curator traversing a dynamic and at turns fraught era of Native self-determination, providing a critical appraisal of a system that is often broken for Native peoples seeking equity in the arts.
Redskins: Insult and Brand examines how the ongoing struggle over the team name raises important questions about how white Americans perceive American Indians, about the cultural power of consumer brands, and about continuing obstacles to inclusion and equality. C. Richard King examines the history of the Washington Redskins franchise name, the evolution of the term redskin, and the various ways in which people both support and oppose its use today.
Horace Poolaw, Photographer of American Indian Modernity acknowledges and celebrates photographer Horace Poolaw (1906–84), one of the first professional Native American photographers. Born on the Kiowa reservation in Anadarko, Oklahoma, Poolaw bought his first camera at the age of fifteen and began taking photos of family, friends, and noted leaders in the Kiowa community, also capturing successive years of powwows and pageants at various fairs, expositions, and other events.
Restoring the Chain of Friendship: British Policy and the Indians of the Great Lakes, 1783-1815 is a recent title by historian Timothy Willig of Onondaga Community College in Syracuse. His approach to the period is to examine the British policy to First Nations in the Great Lakes region following the American Revolution to the War of 1812. The focus of the thesis is the British policy toward First Nations at its Great Lakes agencies at Fort St. Joseph, Fort Amherstburg, and Fort George. The first chapter examines the Covenant Chain of Friendship over time.
In A Generation Removed: The Fostering and Adoption of Indigenous Children in the Postwar World, a powerful blend of history and family stories, award-winning historian Margaret D Jacobs examines how government authorities in the post–World War II era removed thousands of Aboriginal children from their families and placed them in non-Aboriginal foster or adoptive families. By the late 1960s an estimated 25 to 35 percent of Aboriginal children had been separated from their families.
Research for Indigenous Survival: Indigenous Research Methodologies in the Behavioral Sciences by Lori Lambert (Mi’kmaq/Abenaki) examines the problems that researchers encounter when adjusting research methodologies in the behavioral sciences to Indigenous values and tribal community life. In addition to surveying the literature with an emphasis on Indigenous authors, she has also interviewed a sampling of Indigenous people in Australia, northern Canada, and Montana’s Flathead Indian Reservation.
Alanis Obomsawin: The Vision of a Native Filmmaker celebrates the distinguished career of Abenaki filmmaker, Alanis Obomsawin, in this analysis of her documentary films. In more than twenty powerful films, Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin has waged a brilliant battle against the ignorance and stereotypes that Native Americans have long endured in cinema and television. In this book, the first devoted to any Native filmmaker, Obomsawin receives her due as the central figure in the development of Indigenous media in North America.
The Texture of Contact: European and Indian Settler Communities on the Frontier of Iroquoia, 1667-1783 is a landmark study of Iroquois and European communities and coexistence in eastern North America before the American Revolution. David L. Preston details the ways in which European and Iroquois settlers on the frontiers creatively adapted to each other's presence, weaving webs of mutually beneficial social, economic, and religious relationships that sustained the peace for most of the eighteenth century.