Thomas Abler's groundbreaking publication of the memoirs of Governor Blacksnake is reissued in this American Indian Lives series from the University of Nebraska Press. Abler's original work, first issued in 1989, is updated with a new preface by the anthropologist. Abler's continuing work on the Iroquois and Seneca has provided him with new conclusions about Governor Blacksnake. This Seneca diplomatic leader and warrior fought on the side of the British during the American Revolution. He promoted peace among the New York Iroquois during the War of 1812.
The early history of the Onondaga Iroquois and their cultural responses to the European invasion are illuminated in this valuable study, Evolution of the Onondaga Iroquois: Accommodating Change, 1500-1655. Drawing on a wealth of archaeological evidence and historical documents, James W. Bradley traces the origins of the Onondaga, beginning around a.d. 1200. Much attention is devoted to the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, which were marked by the introduction and growing popularity of European trade goods.
So You Want to Write about American Indians?: A Guide for Writers, Students, and Scholars is a thoughtful and well-researched guide for any would be novelist, children's book author, high school or college student considering writing about Native North American Indians. Choctaw scholar and writer Devon Mihesuah combines her years of experience as editor of the American Indian Quarterly and college teaching experience to her latest book published by the University of Nebraska Press. A slim volume, this is a must have reference guide for those trying to break into the book publishing field.
Seneca Myths and Folk Tales is a reprint of Arthur C. Parker's 1923 edition originally published by the Buffalo Historical Society. This collection of 72 Seneca stories and legends was collected by Parker and is organized here as Creation Stories, boys who defied magic and overcame it, tales of love and marriage, horror stories, tales about animals, tales about giants and monsters, and Seneca traditions. Various illustrations by Jesse Cornplanter are used to enhance the legends.
NOT ALWAYS STOCKED This title is not always stocked, please allow additional time for shipping. Encyclopedia of the Great Plains is an extensive reference developed from 1995 - 2003 about the area of United States and Canada known as the Great Plains. Covering all aspects of the peoples, cultures, and history of the region, this massive volume provides general overview essays about twenty-seven major topics including Native Americans (57 pages). Within each major category the editor has placed additional entries about people, events, place, and subjects.
Iroquois Journey: An Anthropologist Remembers is the 204-page memoir of the noted Iroquoianist William Fenton. Completed just prior to his death, this volume describes his ancestors, his education as an anthropologist, his theories about anthropology and his subjects, his research, and his later years. The book contains a few black and white photographs, an index and bibliography. Edited by William Starna and Jack Campisi.
Sovereignty Matters: Locations of Contestation and Possibility in Indigenous Struggles for Self-Determination contains eleven scholarly essays originally presented during the conference, Sovereignty 2000: Locations of Contestation and Possibility held at the University of California. The introductory chapter, For Whom Sovereignty Matters, explores the significance of the idea of sovereignty for Indigenous Peoples worldwide.
Waheenee: An Indian Girl's Story Told by Herself to Gilbert L. Wilson is a reprint of the 1927 original publication. As a Hidatsa woman, Buffalo Bird Woman or Waheenee was born in an earth lodge in 1839 three years following a smallpox epidemic. Contacted by a researcher from the American Museum of Natural History, Waheenee became a valuable informant of her people's culture from a woman's perspective. Her story recounts her childhood, her life as an adolescent, and her later years as a knowledgeable, highly-skilled woman of her culture.