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American Nations : Encounters in Indian Country, 1850 to the Present - Frederick E. Hoxie

American Nations

Encounters in Indian Country, 1850 to the Present

By: Frederick E. Hoxie (Editor), Peter C. Mancall (Editor), James H. Merrell (Editor)

Paperback Published: 15th August 2001
ISBN: 9780415927505
Number Of Pages: 520

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This long-anticipated follow-up to the acclaimed "American Encounters" brings together the most significant recently published scholarship on Native American history. Arranged both chronologically and thematically, this volume includes sophisticated analysis of topics like the military conquest of American Indians in the latter half of the 19th century, reservation culture, Native American activism, gender, and religion.
This stellar collection is an invaluable contribution to the ongoing discourse surrounding the Native American past.

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"Twenty-three essays by academics consider the historical, cultural, religious, and political circumstances of various Native American peoples." -"Publishers Weekly ..."these essays illuminate the experiences of different Native American groups as they have maintained their unique ethnic identities while dealing with the U.S. government...this work is highly recommended for public libraries and is absolutely essential for all academic libraries supporting programs in Native American studies or American History." -"Library Journal "The collection contains rich empirical detail about cross-cultural encounters including case studies of warfare, criminal justice, trade, music, dances, shamanism, and witchcraft that could be usefully compared to similar episodes in other settler colony histories...For scholars and teachers interested in colonialism as a historical process, the sections on reservation cultures, gender, and cultural change offer the most developed and theoretically informed contributions -"Doris E. Janiewski, for the Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History."

Agency Amid Conquest, 1850-1900
"The Navajos at Bosque Redondo: Cooperation, Resistance, and Initiative, 1864-1868"
"Crazy Horse and the End of the Great Sioux War"
"I See What I Have Done: The Life and Murder Trial of Xwelas, A S'Klallam Woman"
Reservation Cultures, 1880-1930
"Signatures and Thumbprints: Ethnicity among the White Earth Anishinaabeg, 1889-1920"
"Naalyéhé Bá-Hooghan--House of Merchandise: The Navajo Trading Post as an Institution of Cultural Change, 1900-1930"
"The Birth of the Reservation: Making the Modern Individual Among the Lakota"
Gender and Culture Change
"'Right in the Midst of My Own People': Native American Women and the Field Matron Program,"
"'If We Get the Girls, We Get the Race': Missionary Education of Native American Girls"
"Making Savages of Us All: White Women, Pueblo Indians, and the Controversy Over Indian Dances in the 1920s"
Religious Innovation and Survival
"Reservation Leadership and the Progressive-Traditional Dichotomy: William Wash and the Northern Utes, 1865-1928"
"Red Lilac of the Cayugas: Traditional Indian Law and Culture Conflict in a Witchcraft Trial in Buffalo, New York, 1930"
"Shamanism and Christianity: Modern Tlingit Elders Look at the Past"
Cultural and Political Transformations, 1900-1950
"Exploring a Cultural Borderland: Native American Journeys of Discovery in the Early Twentieth Century"
"The Tribal Reorganization of the Stockbridge-Munsee: Essential Conditions in the Re-Creation of a Native American Community, 1930-1942"
"Jim Crow in Alaska: The Passage of the Alaska Equal Rights Act of 1945"
Indian Activism and Cultural Resurgence
"American Indian Ethnic Renewal: Politics and the Resurgence of Identity"
"'We Don't Want Your Rations, We Want This Dance': The Changing Use of Song and Dance on the Southern Plains"
"The Bloody Wake of Alcatraz: Political Repression of the American Indian Movement During the 1970s"
"Riding the Paper Tiger"
Perspectives on Native America, 2000
"Our Lives Have Been Transmuted, Changed Forever"
"Research, Redskins, and Reality"
"Gaming and Recent American Indian Economic Development"
"Native Americans in America: A Theoretical and Historical Overview"
Further Reading
Notes on Contributors
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ISBN: 9780415927505
ISBN-10: 0415927501
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 520
Published: 15th August 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.78  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.11
Edition Number: 1