Coyote Warrior

One Man, Three Tribes, and the Trial that Forged a Nation

Author: Paul VanDevelder

Publisher: Bison Books

ISBN: 9780803225466

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 331

View: 7119

From White Shield to Washington DC, new Indian wars are being fought by Ivy League-trained lawyers called "Coyote Warriors"--among them a Mandan/Hidatsa named Raymond Cross. Coyote Warrior tells the epic story of the three tribes that saved Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery from starvation, their century-long battle to forge a new nation, and the extraordinary journey of one man to redeem a father's dream--and the dignity of his people. Cross graduated from law school and, following his father's death, returned home to resurrect his father's fight against the federal government. His mission would lead him to Congress, which his father had battled forty years before, and into the hallowed chambers of the U.S. Supreme Court. There the great-great-grandson of Chief Cherry Necklace would lay at the feet of the nation's highest court the case for the sanctity of the U.S. Constitution, treaty rights, and the legal survival of Indian Country.
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Coyote Warrior

One Man, Three Tribes, and the Trial That Forged a Nation

Author: Paul Van Develder

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316030686

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 6547

A Civil Action meets Indian country, as one man takes on the federal government and the largest boondoggle in U.S. history--and wins.
Posted in Political Science

Water Rights and the Environment in the United States: A Documentary and Reference Guide

A Documentary and Reference Guide

Author: John R. Burch Jr.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440838038

Category: Nature

Page: 442

View: 3485

This sweeping study traces the development of water policy in the United States from the 19th century to the present day, exploring the role of legislation in appropriating access to water to the American people. • Addresses recent events including the handling of Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill in the Gulf • Consolidates difficult-to-locate documents on United States water policy • Covers topics as diverse as water doctrine, water rights, pollution control, wildlife conservation, invasive species regulation, and environmental damage mitigation • Describes the impact of climate change on water supply and safety • Focuses solely on the water issues affecting the United States
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The Longest Trail

Writings on American Indian History, Culture, and Politics

Author: Alvin M. Josephy, Jr.

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0345806921

Category: History

Page: 544

View: 4153

Alvin Josephy Jr.’s groundbreaking, popular books and essays advocated for a fair and true historical assessment of Native Americans, and set the course for modern Native American studies. This collection, which includes magazine articles, speeches, a white paper, and introductions and chapters of books, gives a generous and reasoned view of five hundred years of Indian history in North America from first settlements in the East to the long trek of the Nez Perce Indians in the Northwest. The essays deal with the origins of still unresolved troubles with treaties and territories to fishing and land rights, and who should own archeological finds, as well as the ideologies that underpin our Indian policy. Taken together the pieces give a revelatory introduction to American Indian history, a history that continues both to fascinate and inform.
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Coyote Warrior

One Man, Three Tribes, and the Trial That Forged a Nation

Author: Paul Van Develder

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316030686

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 1234

A Civil Action meets Indian country, as one man takes on the federal government and the largest boondoggle in U.S. history--and wins.
Posted in Political Science

Warriors in Uniform

The Legacy of American Indian Heroism

Author: Herman J. Viola

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426203619

Category: History

Page: 215

View: 6653

Spanning from the eighteenth century to the present day, a richly illustrated study pays tribute to the Native American warriors who have served their country in every U.S. war, honoring the exploits and accomplishments of these warriors in context to their ancient traditions of war. 12,500 first printing.
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Mandan Social and Ceremonial Organization

Author: Alfred W. Bowers

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803262249

Category: Social Science

Page: 407

View: 374

Generations before the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery wintered in the northern Plains, the Mandan Indians farmed along the banks of rivers. The traditional world of the Mandans comes vividly to life in this classic account by anthropologist Alfred W. Bowers. Based on years of research and conversations with Crows Heart and ten other Mandan men and women, Bowers offers an engaging and detailed reconstruction of their way of life in earlier times. Featured here are overviews of how their households function, the makeup of their clan and moiety systems and kinship network, and a valuable look at the entire Mandan life cycle, from birth and naming through adulthood, marriage, and death. Mandan Social and Ceremonial Organization also includes descriptions and analyses of Mandan ceremonies, legends, and religious beliefs, including origin myths, the Okipa Ceremony, sacred bundles, Corn ceremonies, the Eagle-Trapping Ceremony, Catfish-Trapping Ceremony, and the Adoption Pipe Ceremony. Many of these practices and beliefs remain vital and relevant for Mandans today. A comprehensive look at the legacy and traditional roots of present-day Mandan culture, Mandan Social and Ceremonial Organization is a classic ethnography of an enduring North American Native community.
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Spirits of our Whaling Ancestors

Revitalizing Makah and Nuu-chah-nulth Traditions

Author: Charlotte Cote

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295997583

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 1888

Following the removal of the gray whale from the Endangered Species list in 1994, the Makah tribe of northwest Washington State announced that they would revive their whale hunts; their relatives, the Nuu-chah-nulth Nation of British Columbia, shortly followed suit. Neither tribe had exercised their right to whale - in the case of the Makah, a right affirmed in their 1855 treaty with the federal government - since the gray whale had been hunted nearly to extinction by commercial whalers in the 1920s. The Makah whale hunt of 1999 was an event of international significance, connected to the worldwide struggle for aboriginal sovereignty and to the broader discourses of environmental sustainability, treaty rights, human rights, and animal rights. It was met with enthusiastic support and vehement opposition. As a member of the Nuu-chah-nulth Nation, Charlotte Cote offers a valuable perspective on the issues surrounding indigenous whaling, past and present. Whaling served important social, economic, and ritual functions that have been at the core of Makah and Nuu-chahnulth societies throughout their histories. Even as Native societies faced disease epidemics and federal policies that undermined their cultures, they remained connected to their traditions. The revival of whaling has implications for the physical, mental, and spiritual health of these Native communities today, Cote asserts. Whaling, she says, �defines who we are as a people.� Her analysis includes major Native studies and contemporary Native rights issues, and addresses environmentalism, animal rights activism, anti-treaty conservatism, and the public�s expectations about what it means to be �Indian.� These thoughtful critiques are intertwined with the author�s personal reflections, family stories, and information from indigenous, anthropological, and historical sources to provide a bridge between cultures.
Posted in Social Science

Dammed Indians Revisited

The Continuing History of the Pick-Sloan Plan and the Missouri River Sioux

Author: Michael L. Lawson

Publisher: South Dakota State Historical Society

ISBN: 9780979894015

Category: History

Page: 397

View: 1695

More than twenty-five years after the publication of Dammed Indians, Michael Lawson revisits his classic work. Dammed Indians Revisited examines how the work of the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation affected the communities along the river, demonstrating the unequal relationship between the tribes and the federal government. Lawson has unearthed new information, revising his original work to bring the story up to date. While the flooding occurred more than sixty years ago, the impact of the plan and its ramifications for continuing tribal-federal relations remain relevant in the twenty-first century.
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Voyage of a Summer Sun

Canoeing the Columbia River

Author: Robin Cody

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

ISBN: 9781570610837

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 301

View: 4532

At the centre of this wonderful book is the great Columbia River-rich with history, myth, and riverfolk, as well as progress and its effects. Cody's canoe trip from the Columbia's Canadian headwaters to where it meets the Pacific Ocean, churns up a lively portrait of the river and the land through which it courses. The Los Angeles Times Book Review praised the hardcover edition with "Voyage is neither an environmental treatise nor a search for [Cody's] own soul. It's about the taming of a river and, from water level, what that taming has meant.....Cody is a clear writer with strong descriptive powers." The hardcover edition was awarded the 1996 PNBA Award.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

Branching Out, Digging In

Environmental Advocacy and Agenda Setting

Author: Sarah B. Pralle

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9781589012806

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

View: 3736

Sarah B. Pralle takes an in-depth look at why some environmental conflicts expand to attract a lot of attention and participation, while others generate little interest or action. Branching Out, Digging In examines the expansion and containment of political conflict around forest policies in the United States and Canada. Late in 1993 citizens from around the world mobilized on behalf of saving old-growth forests in Clayoquot Sound. Yet, at the same time only a very few took note of an even larger reserve of public land at risk in northern California. Both cases, the Clayoquot Sound controversy in British Columbia and the Quincy Library Group case in the Sierra Nevada mountains of northern California, centered around conflicts between environmentalists seeking to preserve old-growth forests and timber companies fighting to preserve their logging privileges. Both marked important episodes in the history of forest politics in their respective countries but with dramatically different results. The Clayoquot Sound controversy spawned the largest civil disobedience in Canadian history; international demonstrations in Japan, England, Germany, Austria, and the United States; and the most significant changes in British Columbia's forest policy in decades. On the other hand, the California case, with four times as many acres at stake, became the poster child for the "collaborative conservation" approach, using stakeholder collaboration and negotiation to achieve a compromise that ultimately broke down and ended up in the courts. Pralle analyzes how the various political actors—local and national environmental organizations, local residents, timber companies, and different levels of government—defined the issues in both words and images, created and reconfigured alliances, and drew in different governmental institutions to attempt to achieve their goals. She develops a dynamic new model of conflict management by advocacy groups that puts a premium on nimble timing, flexibility, targeting, and tactics to gain the advantage and shows that how political actors go about exploiting these opportunities and overcoming constraints is a critical part of the policy process.
Posted in Political Science

Talking Book Topics

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Talking books

Page: N.A

View: 2265

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Blood Meridian

Or the Evening Redness in the West

Author: Cormac McCarthy

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307762528

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 2165

"The fulfilled renown of Moby-Dick and of As I Lay Dying is augmented by Blood Meridian, since Cormac McCarthy is the worthy disciple both of Melville and Faulkner," writes esteemed literary scholar Harold Bloom in his Introduction to the Modern Library edition. "I venture that no other living American novelist, not even Pynchon, has given us a book as strong and memorable." Cormac McCarthy's masterwork, Blood Meridian, chronicles the brutal world of the Texas-Mexico borderlands in the mid-nineteenth century. Its wounded hero, the teenage Kid, must confront the extraordinary violence of the Glanton gang, a murderous cadre on an official mission to scalp Indians and sell those scalps. Loosely based on fact, the novel represents a genius vision of the historical West, one so fiercely realized that since its initial publication in 1985 the canon of American literature has welcomed Blood Meridian to its shelf. "A classic American novel of regeneration through violence," declares Michael Herr. "McCarthy can only be compared to our greatest writers." From the Hardcover edition.
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Dammed Indians

The Pick-Sloan Plan and the Missouri River Sioux, 1944-1980

Author: Michael L. Lawson

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806126722

Category: Dakota Indians

Page: 261

View: 3514

Posted in Dakota Indians

Savages and Scoundrels

The Untold Story of America's Road to Empire Through Indian Territory

Author: Paul VanDevelder

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300181852

Category: History

Page: 322

View: 1463

America's story from a new perspective, this book reveals a pattern of fraudulent government behaviour that displaced Native Americans from their lands.
Posted in History

The Last Indian War

The Nez Perce Story

Author: Elliott West

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199769184

Category: History

Page: 397

View: 2249

Describes Nez Percâe culture and their friendly relations with whites; recounts the move to put them on reservations and their almost successful escape to Canada.
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Shifting Boundaries

Aboriginal Identity, Pluralist Theory, and the Politics of Self-Government

Author: Tim Schouls

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774840439

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 4627

Canada is often called a pluralist state, but few commentators view Aboriginal self-government from the perspective of political pluralism. Instead, Aboriginal identity is framed in terms of cultural and national traits, while self-government is taken to represent an Aboriginal desire to protect those traits. Shifting Boundaries challenges this view, arguing that it fosters a woefully incomplete understanding of the politics of self-government. Taking the position that a relational theory of pluralism offers a more accurate interpretation, Tim Schouls contends that self-government is better understood when an "identification" perspective on Aboriginal identity is adopted instead of a "cultural" or "national" one. He shows that self-government is not about preserving cultural and national differences as goods in and of themselves, but rather is about equalizing current imbalances in power to allow Aboriginal peoples to construct their own identities. In focusing on relational pluralism, Shifting Boundaries adds an important perspective to existing theoretical approaches to Aboriginal self-government. It will appeal to academics, students, and policy analysts interested in Aboriginal governance, cultural studies, political theory, nationalism studies, and constitutional theory.
Posted in Political Science

Anguish Of Snails

Native American Folklore in the West

Author: Barre Toelken

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 0874214750

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 1212

After a career working and living with American Indians and studying their traditions, Barre Toelken has written this sweeping study of Native American folklore in the West. Within a framework of performance theory, cultural worldview, and collaborative research, he examines Native American visual arts, dance, oral tradition (story and song), humor, and patterns of thinking and discovery to demonstrate what can be gleaned from Indian traditions by Natives and non-Natives alike. In the process he considers popular distortions of Indian beliefs, demystifies many traditions by showing how they can be comprehended within their cultural contexts, considers why some aspects of Native American life are not meant to be understood by or shared with outsiders, and emphasizes how much can be learned through sensitivity to and awareness of cultural values. Winner of the 2004 Chicago Folklore Prize, The Anguish of Snails is an essential work for the collection of any serious reader in folklore or Native American studies.
Posted in Social Science

Books in Print 2009-2010

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835250214

Category: Publishers' catalogs

Page: N.A

View: 7696

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The Vanishing Race

Author: Joseph K. Dixon

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 1606600761

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 4490

Complemented by 80 historic photos, this handsome hardcover volume documents a 1909 conference of Native American leaders. The fascinating account includes speeches, folktales, and firsthand accounts of Custer's Last Stand.
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