The Island of the Anishnaabeg: Thunderers and Water Monsters in the Traditional Ojibwe Life-World is the 2012 reprint of Theresa Smith's 1995 thesis publication. Theresa S. Smith is a professor of religious studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She explores the lived experience of the contemporary Anishnaabeg (Ojibwe) amid the remarkable revival of both belief in and practice of the Ojibwe spirituality. Scholars have contended that traditional Ojibwe beliefs were gradually lost during the three centuries following Euro-American contact.
Tribal Theory in Native American Literature: Dakota and Haudenosaunee Writing and Indigenous Worldviews offers an Indigenous approach to literary criticism as Seneca scholar examines Dakota and Mohawk authors' works. Penelope Myrtle Kelsey is a professor of English literature at Western Illinois University and she brings her academic background as well as an Indigenous sensibility to the study of specific Dakota authors such as Marie McLaughlin, Charles Eastman, Zitkala-èa (Gertrude Bonnin), Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, Ella Deloria, and Philip Red Eagle.
Reservation Reelism: Redfacing, Visual Sovereignty, and Representations of Native Americans in Film by English literature professor Michelle H. Raheja explores the personal narratives and visual aesthetics of Indigenous actors, entertainers, and filmmakers from the inception of the motion picture industry in the United States and Canada to the present. Her work begins with the silent movie era and proceeds to Indigenous peoples current work as filmmakers and actors. The final chapter reviews the importance of Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner) film production.
Three Fires Unity: The Anishinaabeg of the Lake Huron Borderlands describes the history of the Anishinaabeg people in the Upper Great Lakes region from precontact to the present day. The author examines the cultural, social, and political aspects of Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi contact with European traders and governments from 1600 through the shifting alliances and the imposition of the Canada-United States border through their territories. Phil Bellfy is a member of the White Earth Band of Minnesota Chippewa.
White Mother to a Dark Race: Settler Colonialism, Maternalism, and the Removal of Indigenous Children in the American West and Australia, 1880-1940 authored by Margaret D. Jacobs professor of history at University of Nebraska compares the boarding school experiences of Native Americans and the experiences of forcibly removed and placed-out Aboriginal children in Australia. This history examines the key roles white women played in these policies of Indigenous child-removal.
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.
Ogimaag: Anishinaabeg Leadership, 1760-1845 by associate professor of history at the University of WisconsinûMilwaukee, Cary Miller offers a new look at Ojibwe leadership of the past. The author challenges the anthropological understanding of Ojibwe social organization as a band-level people with weak and changing leaders.
Keeping the Campfires Going: Urban American Indian Women's Community Work and Activism is a collection of 10 essays about the history and politics of urbanization and the various roles Native American and First Nations women have played in the process. Editors Susan Susan Applegate and Heather Howard have compiled a fascinating cross-section of articles that describe and analyse women and urban issues in cities in the United States and Canada. Heather Howard writes about her first-hand experiences with the Native Canadian Centre and Aboriginal women's activism in Toronto from 1950-1975.
Iroquois on Fire: A Voice from the Mohawk Nation is an insider's perspective on the struggles of the Six Nations Iroquois to maintain their democracy based on the Great Law of Peace. Akwesasne Mohawk journalist Doug George writes with clarity and honesty about the issues faced by his community and other contemporary Six Nations communities to maintain their lands and their families within the context of federal interference, land use/claims, political activism, and organized crime.