The Struggle for Self-Determination: History of the Menominee Indians Since 1854 begins with the establishment of a small reservation in the Menominee homeland in northeastern Wisconsin at a time when the Menominee economic, political, and social structure came under aggressive assault. For the next hundred years the tribe attempted to regain control of its destiny, enduring successive policy attacks by governmental, religious, and local business sources. The Menominee's rich forests became a battleground on which they refused to cede control to the U.S. government.
The Allegany Senecas and Kinzua Dam: Forced Relocation through Two Generations is a study undertaken with the people of the Seneca Nation at Allegany about the impact of the Kinzua Dam. Planned flooding of Seneca lands occurred in the late 1960s with the completion of the dam and Seneca families were forced to move their homes and longhouse. The longitudinal study examines the psychological, social, economic, and cultural effects of the relocation on the Seneca families.
Grandmother's Grandchild: My Crow Indian Life is the autobiography of a remarkable Crow woman who was born in 1923 and following the untimely death of her mother in 1924 was raised by her famous grandmother. This is the life story of Alma Hogan Snell whose famous grandmother, Pretty Shield, was a notable Crow medicine woman. Alma's life and her relationship with her knowledgeable grandmother are recounted in her own words, edited by Becky Matthews, history professor at Columbus State University.
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Examination of the way history has been used against the Native People of Connecticut to deny them their Native identity, their local histories and most importantly, their right to the land. Describes the various methods of resistance used by the Pequots, Mohegans, and the Niantics as they struggled to maintain their reservation lands.
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The Sun Came Down: The History of the World as My Blackfeet Elders Told It is a reprint of the 1985 edition of Percy Bullchild's collection of 47 Blackfoot/Siksika traditional stories and legends. Percy Bullchild (1915û1986), a Blackfoot Indian from Browning, Montana recorded his version of his people's history at age 67. The stories are organized into creation stories, Napi or Trickster legends, and honouring Creator Sun.
In this renowned collection of fourteen traditional stories, the noted Yankton Sioux writer Zitkala-Ã¨a (1876Ã»1938) shares stories learned during her childhood in the late nineteenth century. Told for generations, these stories are part of both the heritage and the legacy of the Yankton Sioux, reflecting an active, continually revitalized storytelling tradition. Power, wonder, and a distinctive understanding of the world ican be found in these narratives.
Documentation of Yup'ik Elders words of wisdom that are valuable for other Yup'ik people including the younger generation as well as present members of this Alaska people. Drawing from their Yup'ik language, the Calista Elders Council has worked for several years documenting these cultural values and teachings. The Yup'ik people of southwestern Alaska were some of the last Arctic peoples to come into contact with non-Natives, and as a result, Yup'ik language and many traditions remain vital into the twenty-first century.
UNAVAILABLE I'll Go and Do More: Annie Dodge Wauneka, Navajo Leader and Activist is the biography of the remarkable Navajo woman, Annie Dodge Wauneka. Told by biographer Carolyn Niethammer, the life of times of this Navajo leader spanned the years 1918 to 1997. As the only woman on the Navajo Tribal Council in 1951 to 1978 Annie took up the role with enthusiasm. Her involvement in health issues such as tuberculosis in the community took her to Washington on behalf of the tribal council.