Indigenous Food Sovereignty in the United States: Restoring Cultural Knowledge, Protecting Environments, and Regaining Health, is edited by Devon Abbott Mihesuah, a Choctaw author and scholar; and Elizabeth Hoover, of Mohawk and Mi’kmaq ancestry. There is a foreword by Winona LaDuke, an Anishinaabekwe (Ojibwe) member of the White Earth Nation, who is an environmentalist, economist, author, and prominent Native American activist working to restore and preserve indigenous cultures and lands.
Eastern Cherokee Stories: A Living Oral Tradition and Its Cultural Continuance is authored by Sandra Muse Isaacs of Eastern Cherokee descent (Ani-tsisqua, Bird Clan) and Gaelic heritage (Clan MacRae), and Joyce Dugan is Former Principal Chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Joyce Dugan writes that throughout Cherokee history, ancient stories have been the essence of who they are.
From Huronia to Wendakes: Adversity, Migration, and Resilience, 1650-1900 seeks to fill a gap that is largely missing from history - countering the common impression that Wyandot or Wyandotte disappeared after 1650, when they were driven from their homeland Wenadke Ehen, also known as Huronia, in modern-day southern Ontario. This collection of essays brings together lesser-known historical accounts of the Wendats from their mid-seventeenth-century dispersal through their establishment of new homelands, called Wendakes, in Quebec, Michigan, Ontario, Kansas, and Oklahoma.
Free to Be Mohawk: Indigenous Education at the Akwesasne Freedom School written by Concordia University professor Louellyn White traces the history of the Akwesasne Freedom School, a tribally controlled school operated without direct federal, state, or provincial funding, and explores factors contributing to its longevity and its impact on alumni, students, teachers, parents, and staff.
Heartbeat, Warble, and the Electric Powwow: American Indian Music celebrates the vibrant sounds of Indigenous music from First Nations and Inuit musicians from Canada and Native Americans from the United States from the heartbeat of intertribal drums and “warble” of Native flutes to contemporary rock, hip-hop, and electronic music.
Chenoo: A Novel by Abenaki storyteller and author breaks new ground for this award-winning author in the fictional world of private detectives. Jacob Neptune, a wise-cracking, two-fisted Penacook private investigator with a checkered past, agrees to help protect his cousin Dennis and other Penacooks in a community on Abenaki Island by staging a takeover of a state campground and land that should have reverted to their Nation, but encroaching developers, government operators and even fellow Penacooks eager to build a casino each pose a threat to the island.
Gathering the Potawatomi Nation: Revitalization and Identity explores the recent invigoration of Potawatomi nationhood, looks at how marginalized communities adopt to social change, and reveals the critical role that culture plays in connecting the two. Author Christopher Wetzel's perspective on recent developments in the struggle for Indigenous sovereignty goes far beyond current political, legal, and economic explanations.
Teaching Indigenous Students: Honoring Place, Community, and Culture is the 2015 book written by Jon Reyhner, professor of bilingual and multicultural education in the department of education specialties at Northern Arizona University. This volume contains 10 essays by scholars working to help teachers develop culturally responsive curriculum in a variety of content subjects.
Surviving Desires: Making and Selling Native Jewellery in the American Southwest by anthropologist and curator Henrietta Lidchi is a visually stunning exploration of the symbolic, economic, and communal value of jewellery in the American Southwest. The author works in the National Museums Scotland and has examined British collecting, exchanges between British and American institutions, and the development of the British Museum’s contemporary collection.
Native Performers in Wild West Shows: From Buffalo Bill to Euro Disney studies the participation of Indigenous families in Buffalo Bill's Wild West show from the 1880s to contemporary showcases of the wild west in Euro Disney shows. Looking at this unique American genre from the Native American and First Nation points of view provides thought-provoking new perspectives. Focusing on the experiences of Indigenous performers and performances, Linda Scarangella McNenly begins her examination of these spectacles with Buffalo Bill’s 1880s pageants.