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Genocide of the Mind : Nation Books - MariJo Moore

Genocide of the Mind

Nation Books

By: MariJo Moore (Editor), Deloria Vine, Jr. (Foreword by)

Paperback Published: 19th September 2003
ISBN: 9781560255116
Number Of Pages: 352

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After five centuries of Eurocentrism, many people have little idea that Native American tribes still exist, or which traditions belong to what tribes. However over the past decade there has been a rising movement to accurately describe Native cultures and histories. In particular, people have begun to explore the experience of urban Indians—individuals who live in two worlds struggling to preserve traditional Native values within the context of an ever-changing modern society. In Genocide of the Mind, the experience and determination of these people is recorded in a revealing and compelling collection of essays that brings the Native American experience into the twenty-first century. Contributors include: Paula Gunn Allen, Simon Ortiz, Sherman Alexie, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Maurice Kenny, as well as emerging writers from different Indian nations.

Forewordp. xi
Introductionp. xv
Keeping the Home Fires Burning in Urban Circles
To Carry the Fire Homep. 3
Blood Flowing in Two Worldsp. 13
Home: Urban and Reservationp. 21
Indian in a Strange Landp. 29
Everyone Needs Someonep. 39
Unci (Grandmother)p. 49
From Brooklyn to the Reservation: Five Poemsp. 57
Young American Indians: the Need to Reclaim Identity
The Genocide of a Generation's Identityp. 65
We, The People: Young American Indians Reclaiming Their Indentityp. 77
Indians in the Atticp. 85
America's Urban Youth and the Importance of Rememberingp. 93
Native Languages: Where Will They Go from Here?
Song, Poetry, and Language--Expression and Perceptionp. 105
X. Alatsep (written down)p. 119
Don't Talk, Don't Livep. 141
Iah Enionkwatewennahton'Se': We Will Not Lose Our Wordsp. 149
The Spirit of Languagep. 159
A Different Rhythmp. 167
Names By Which the Spirits Know Usp. 177
Indians as Mascots: an Issue to be Resolved
Symbolic Racism, History, and Reality: The Real Problem with Indian Mascotsp. 187
Indian As Mascots: Perpetuating the Stereotypep. 199
Invisible Emblems: Empty Words and Sacred Honorp. 211
Who We Are Who We Are Not: Memories, Misconceptions, and Modifications
Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spiritp. 231
She's Nothing Like We Thoughtp. 243
Manitowac: Spirit Place in Anishinaabep. 251
Pyramids, Art, Museum, and Bones: Some Brief Memoriesp. 257
Identification Pleasp. 269
Raising the American Indian Community Housep. 281
The Secret of Breathingp. 291
The Indians Are Alivep. 297
"Indians," Solipsisms, and Archetypal Holocaustsp. 305
Buffalo Medicine: An Essay and a Playp. 317
Postcolonial Hyperbaggage: A Few Poems of Resistance and Survivalp. 327
About American Indian Artists, Inc.p. 337
Contributorsp. 341
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ISBN: 9781560255116
ISBN-10: 1560255110
Series: Nation Books
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 19th September 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.34 x 13.72  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.43