More Than 50,000 Years of the Cultures and Histories of Indigenous Peoples
Author: Yvonne Wakim Dennis,Arlene Hirschfelder,Shannon Rothenberger Flynn
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
From ancient rock drawings to today’s urban living, the Native American Almanac: More than 50,000 Years of the Cultures and Histories of Indigenous Peoples traces the rich heritage of indigenous people. It is a fascinating mix of biography, pre-contact and post-contact history, current events, Tribal Nations’ histories, enlightening insights on environmental and land issues, arts, treaties, languages, education, movements, and more. Ten regional chapters, including urban living, cover the narrative history, the communities, land, environment, important figures, and backgrounds of each area’s Tribal Nations and peoples. The stories of 345 Tribal Nations, biographies of 400 influential figures in all walks of life, Native American firsts, awards, and statistics are covered. 150 photographs and illustrations bring the text to life. The most complete and affordable single-volume reference work about Native American culture available today, the Native American Almanac is a unique and valuable resource devoted to illustrating, demystifying, and celebrating the moving, sometimes difficult, and often lost history of the indigenous people of America. Capturing the stories and voices of the American Indian of yesterday and today, it provides a range of information on Native American history, society, and culture.
A Portrait of Native America Today
Author: Arlene B. Hirschfelder,Marty Kreipe de Montano
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Wide-ranging, authoritative, and timely, here is an illuminating portrait of America's Native peoples, combining information about their history and traditions with insight into the topics that most affect their lives today. From the upheaval of first contacts to the policies of removal to contemporary issues of self-determination, this useful sourcebook provides information on all aspects of Native American life. The Native American Almanac outlines topics of particular interest, such as the history of Native--white relations, the location and status of Native American tribes, religious traditions and ceremonies, language and literature, and contemporary performers and artists, and includes dozens of useful reference features such as: Maps of tribal areas, historical conflicts, and present-day reservations A detailed chronology of significant events Names and addresses of hundreds of organizations concerned with Native American affairs A listing of Native American landmarks, museums, and cultural centers from coast to coast More than 100 black-and-white photographs and drawings
A Reference Work on Native North Americans in the United States and Canada
Author: Duane Champagne
Publisher: Gale Group
This source covers the civilization and culture of the indigenous peoples of the U.S. and Canada--both historic and contemporary. Included are signed essays, annotated directories, excerpts and biographies. Each chapter contains a subject-specific bibliography, photographs, maps and charts (400 illustrations in all). This 2nd edition also includes a new chapter, "Women and Gender Relations."
Author: Cynthia Rose
Publisher: Gale Cengage
Covers the range of Native history and culture in the U.S. and Canada. Includes a chronology, demographic and distribution descriptions and histories and discussions.
Author: Leslie Marmon Silko
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Bold and impassioned, sharp and defiant, Leslie Marmon Silko's essays evoke the spirit and voice of Native Americans. Whether she is exploring the vital importance literature and language play in Native American heritage, illuminating the inseparability of the land and the Native American people, enlivening the ways and wisdom of the old-time people, or exploding in outrage over the government's long-standing, racist treatment of Native Americans, Silko does so with eloquence and power, born from her profound devotion to all that is Native American. Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit is written with the fire of necessity. Silko's call to be heard is unmistakable; there are stories to remember, injustices to redress, ways of life to preserve. It is a work of major importance, filled with indispensable truths--a work by an author with an original voice and a unique access to both worlds.
Author: Duane Champagne, University of California, Los Angeles
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
Category: Social Science
While Native American communities remain culturally innovative and continue to struggle for survival, researchers, teachers, and students lack texts that both represent the breadth of contemporary experiences and look toward the future. Editor Duane Champagne has assembled a volume of top scholarship reflecting the complexity and diversity of Native American cultural life. Section introductions provide background and analyses of the issues. Informative and critical studies offer experiences and perspectives from a variety of Native settings. This book and its companion volume, Contemporary Native American Political Issues, edited by Troy R. Johnson, are ideal teaching tools and resources for anyone working in or with Native communities.
Author: Spencer Tucker
This almanac provides a comprehensive, chronological overview of all American military history, serving as the standard reference work of its type. * Biographies of 270 key individuals in American military history * Over 50 documents with introductions * 200 charts
Author: Rayna Green,Melanie Fernandez
Publisher: Indiana University Press
"This encyclopedia explores American Indian history from a Native perspective, through alphabetical entries on events, issues, contemporary and historical art, mythology, gender roles, economics, contact between Indians and Europeans, political sovereignty and self-determination, land and environment."--Book jacket.
A Reference Work on Asians in the United States
Author: Susan B. Gall,Irene Natividad
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
A detailed look inside the community of the fastest growing minority group in the United States.
Author: James Miller,John Thompson
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Presents an in-depth resource on United States history with images, maps, and essays containing historic facts and concise analysis.
A Daily Journey for Your Soul
Author: Aaron Zerah
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Every day is a good day. So it is revealed in every culture, every spiritual tradition. What makes a day good? Appreciation, insight, courage, willingness, joy and release — essentially meeting the day with presence. We humans are set up to take life, death, and everything for that matter, day by day. There's something about a day — just long enough to gain wisdom, and, thankfully, just short enough to not overwhelm us with immensity. A day is the perfect unit of and for spirit. And so this book is a daily journey for your soul. As you move through 365 Spirit, you'll see that each of the 365 days of the year has a unique spiritual theme listed in the Calendar of Themes at the end of the book. There's also an extra “day” called “Leap of Faith” placed (for Leap Years) on February 29. Please feel free to begin at any time and to turn to the book whenever and wherever your spirit calls. 365 Spirit is meant for you to enjoy!
Author: Andrew Dix,Brian Jarvis,Paul Jenner
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Literary Criticism
A critical introduction to the contemporary American novel focusing on contexts, key texts and criticism.