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American Indian
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For more than eighty years, the University of Oklahoma Press has published award-winning books about American Indians and we are proud to bring to you our new American Indian catalog. The catalog features the newest titles from the University of Oklahoma Press. For a complete list of titles available from OU Press, please visit our website at We hope you enjoy this catalog and appreciate your continued support of the University of Oklahoma Press.
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fort clark and its indian neighbors a trading Post on the Upper missouri By W. Raymond Wood, William J. Hunt, Jr., and Randy H. Williams $34.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-4213-5 · 328 pages Fort clark was a thriving trading post between 1830 and 1860 in what is today western North Dakota. It also served as a way station for artists, scientists, and other western chroniclers, including maximilian of Wied, Karl bodmer, and george catlin, whose works are primary sources on the mandan and Hidatsa Indians in the area. This book, by a team of anthropologists, is the first to integrate new archaeological evidence with the historical record Wives and hUsbands gender and age in southern arapaho history By Loretta Fowler $39.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-4116-9 · 400 pages In Wives and Husbands, distinguished anthropologist loretta Fowler deepens readers’ understanding of the gendered dimension of cultural encounters by exploring how the Arapaho gender system affected and was affected by the encounter with Americans as government officials, troops, missionaries, and settlers moved west into Arapaho country. Through the life stories of individual Arapahos, she vividly illustrates the experiences and actions of each cohort during a time when Americans tried to impose gender asymmetry and to undermine the Arapahos’ hierarchical age relations. getting good croPs economic and diplomatic survival strategies of the montana bitterroot salish indians, 1870–1891 By Robert J. Bigart $39.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-4133-6 · 304 pages In 1870, the bitterroot salish Indians—called “Flatheads” by the first white explorers to encounter them—were a small tribe living on the western slope of the Northern rocky mountains in montana Territory. pressures on the salish were intensifying during this time, from droughts and dwindling resources to aggressive neighboring tribes and Anglo-American expansion. In 1891, the economically impoverished salish accepted government promises of assistance and retreated to the Flathead reservation, more than sixty miles from their homeland. bUffalo inc. american indians and economic development By sebastian Felix Braun $39.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-3904-3 · 280 pages some American Indian tribes on the great plains have turned to bison ranching in recent years as a culturally and ecologically sustainable economic development program. This book focuses on one enterprise on the cheyenne river sioux reservation to determine whether such projects have fulfilled expectations and how they fit with traditional and contemporary lakota values. Plains aPache ethnobotany By Julia A. Jordan $34.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-3968-5 · 240 pages residents of the great plains since the early 1500s, the Apache people were well acquainted with the native flora of the region. In Plains Apache Ethnobotany, Julia A. Jordan documents more than 110 plant species valued by the plains Apache and preserves a wealth of detail concerning traditional Apache collection, preparation, and use of these plant species for food, medicine, ritual, and material culture.





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“i choose life” contemporary medical and religious Practices in the navajo World By Maureen Trudelle schwarz $50.00s cloth · 978-0-8061-3941-8 · 384 pages $24.95s paper · 978-0-8061-3961-6 · 384 pages For Navajo Indians, medical treatments such as surgery, blood transfusion and cpr conflict with their traditional understanding of health and wellbeing, investigates how Navajos navigate their medically and religiously pluralistic world while coping with illness. schwarz reveals the ideological conflicts experienced by Navajo patients and the reasons behind the choices they make to promote their own health and healing. Patterns of exchange navajo Weavers and traders By Teresa J. Wilkins $34.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-3757-5 · 248 pages The Navajo rugs and textiles people admire and buy today are the result of many historical influences, particularly the interaction between Navajo weavers and the traders like John lorenzo Hubbell who guided their production and controlled their sale. Wilkins traces how the relationships between generations of Navajo weavers and traders affected Navajo weaving.

Art & Photography
the eUgene b. adkins collection selected Works With contributions by Jane Ford Aebersold, Christina e. Burke, James Pick, B. Byron Price, W. Jackson Rushing III, Mary Jo Watson, and Mark A. White $60.00 cloth · 978-0-8061-4100-8 · 304 pages $29.95 paper · 978-0-8061-4101-5 · 304 pages A native of Tulsa, oklahoma, eugene b. Adkins (1920–2006) spent nearly four decades acquiring his extraordinary collection of Native American and American southwestern art, including paintings, photographs, jewelry, baskets, textiles, and ceramics by many renowned artists and artisans. This stunning volume features full-color reproductions of significant works from the Adkins collection . Plains indian art the Pioneering Work of John c. ewers edited by Jane ewers Robinson $39.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-3061-3 · 224 pages The study of plains Indian art has been shaped by the expertise, wisdom, and inspired leadership of John canfield ewers (1909–97). ewers’s publications have long been required reading for anyone interested in art and the cultures of the plains peoples. This vividly illustrated collection of ewers’s writings presents studies first published in American Indian Art Magazine and other periodicals between 1968 and 1992. araPaho JoUrneys Photographs and stories from the Wind river reservation By sara Wiles Foreword by Frances Merle Haas $34.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-4158-9 · 256 pages In what is now colorado and Wyoming, the Northern Arapahos thrived for centuries, connected by strong spirituality and kinship and community structures that allowed them to survive in the rugged environment. Wiles captures that life on film and in words in Arapaho Journeys, an inside look at thirty years on the Wind river Indian reservation in central Wyoming.





search for the native american PUrebloods third edition By Charles Banks Wilson $24.95s paper · 978-0-8061-3285-3 · 64 pages over several decades, renowned oklahoma artist charles banks Wilson sought out “purebloods” (that is, Indians of a single tribal heritage) of each of oklahoma’s tribes to create a gallery of American Indian portraits. Search for the Native American Purebloods captures the state’s visual heritage in a series of seventy-seven remarkable pencil drawings, each accompanied by a narrative describing Wilson’s visits with the subject. out of print since 2005, the book is once again available with the generous assistance of the college of Arts and sciences at the university of oklahoma. generations the helen cox kersting collection of southwestern cultural arts edited by James H. nottage $75.00 cloth · 978-0-9798495-1-0 · 460 pages lavishly illustrated, Generations celebrates the nearly 800 works of Native American art in The Helen cox Kersting collection, including pottery, jewelry, baskets, weavings, katsinas, and paintings. representing the work of Native artists from the late 1800s to the present, the collection demonstrates the survival and flowering of work by Navajo, pueblo, and other American Indian artists across the generations. grand Procession contemporary artistic visions of american indians the diker collection at the denver art museum By Lois sherr Dubin $19.95 cloth · 978-0-914738-67-1 · 64 pages Grand Procession celebrates a remarkable new tradition-based, contemporary American Indian art form. From a heritage rooted in dolls and ledger-book drawings, a fresh and exciting sculptural art featuring human and animal figures has evolved since the mid-1980s. Typically around two feet tall and meticulously clothed in elaborate beaded and quilled ceremonial dress, the figures carefully emulate plains and plateau traditions of the mid-nineteenth to early twentieth centuries. life at the kioWa, comanche, and Wichita agency the Photographs of annette ross hume By Kristina L. southwell and John R. Lovett $34.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-4138-1 · 256 pages Anadarko, oklahoma, bills itself today as the “Indian capital of the Nation,” but it was a drowsy frontier village when budding photographer Annette ross Hume arrived in 1890. Home to a federal agency charged with serving the many American Indian tribes in the area, the town burgeoned when the u.s. government auctioned off building lots at the turn of the twentieth century. Hume faithfully documented its explosive growth and the American Indians she encountered. Her extraordinary photographs are collected here for the first time. bUilding one fire art and World view in cherokee life By Chadwick smith, Rennard strickland, and Benny smith $24.95 cloth · 978-1-61658-960-8 · 224 pages In Building One Fire, principal chief of the cherokee Nation chad smith and renowned cherokee-osage scholar and author rennard strickland present a unique look at cherokee art through the lens of cherokee philosophy. since the time when Water spider brought the gift of fire to the cherokee people, the one Fire, “the Ancient lady,” has been at the center of cherokee spiritual life.





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blackfoot War art Pictographs of the reservation Period, 1880-2000 By L. James Dempsey $45.00s cloth · 978-0-8061-3804-6 · 488 pages In this visually stunning survey, l. James Dempsey plumbs the breadth and depth of warrior representational art. Filled with 160 images of startling beauty and power, Blackfoot War Art tells how pictographs served as a record of both tribal and personal accomplishment. lanterns on the Prairie the blackfeet Photographs of Walter mcclintock edited by steven L. Grafe $60.00s cloth · 978-0-8061-4022-3 · 336 pages $34.95s paper · 978-0-8061-4029-2 · 336 pages Lanterns on the Prairie explores the motivations of the players in mcclintock’s story and the historic context of his engagement with the blackfeet. The photographs themselves provide an irreplaceable visual record of the blackfeet during a pivotal period in their history. in contemPorary rhythm the art of ernest l. blumenschein By Peter H. Hassrick and elizabeth J. Cunningham $34.95s paper · 978-0-8061-3948-7 · 416 pages The definitive retrospective on ernest l. blumenschein (1874–1960), one of the founders of the Taos society of Artists and perhaps the most accomplished of all the painters associated with that organization. reproducing masterworks from a new exhibit along with additional works and historical photographs, this volume forms the most comprehensive assemblage of his paintings ever published. a northern cheyenne albUm Photographs by thomas b. marquis edited by Margot Liberty commentary by John Woodenlegs $29.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3893-0 · 304 pages A Northern Cheyenne Album presents a rare series of never-before-published photographs that document the lives of tribal people on the reservation during the early twentieth-century—a period of rapid change. reservation physician and expert photographer Thomas b. marquis captured Northern cheyenne life in numerous images taken from 1926 to 1935. After 1960, former tribal president John Woodenlegs and others interviewed tribal elders and, drawing on tape recordings, composed the photos’ lively captions. margot liberty, editor of this volume, has added her own descriptions, filling in details of Northern cheyenne culture and history from a scholar’s viewpoint. charles m. rUssell a catalogue raisonné edited by B. Byron Price Contributions by Raphael J. Cristy, Brian W. Dippie, Peter H. Hassrick, Ginger K. Renner, and Rick stewart $125.00s cloth · 978-0-8061-3836-7 · 352 pages charles m. russell is the most beloved artist of the American West. This work, the result of a decade of research and scholarship, features 170 color reproductions of his greatest works and six essays by russell experts and scholars. each book contains a unique key code granting access to the more than 4,000 works created and signed by russell. Visit the website at www.







the masterWorks of charles m. rUssell a retrospective of Paintings and sculpture edited by Joan Carpenter Troccoli $65.00s cloth · 978-0-8061-4081-0 · 304 pages $39.95 paper · 978-0-8061-4097-1 · 304 pages In the decades bracketing the turn of the twentieth century, charles m. russell depicted the American West in a fresh, personal, and deeply moving way. This handsome book—a companion volume to the acclaimed Charles M. Russell: A Catalogue Raisonné, edited by b. byron price—showcases many of the artist’s best-known works and chronicles the sources and evolution of his style.

Biography & Memoir
valentine t. mcgillycUddy army surgeon, agent to the sioux By Candy Moulton $34.95s cloth · 978-0-87062-389-9 · 288 pages on a september day in 1877, hundreds of sioux and soldiers at camp robinson crowded around a fatally injured lakota leader. A young doctor forced his way through the crowd, only to see the victim fading before him. It was the famed crazy Horse. From intense moments like this to encounters with such legendary western figures as calamity Jane and red cloud, Valentine T. mcgillycuddy’s life encapsulated key events in American history that changed the lives of Native people forever. In Valentine T. McGillycuddy Army Surgeon, Agent to the Sioux, award-winning author candy moulton explores mcgillycuddy’s fascinating experiences on the northern plains. mangas coloradas chief of the chiricahua apaches By edwin R. sweeney $32.95s paper · 978-0-8061-4239-5· 608 pages mangas coloradas led his chiricahua Apache people for almost forty years. During the last years of mangas’s life, he and his son-in-law cochise led an assault against white settlement in Apacheria that made the two of them the most feared warriors in the southwest. In this first full-length biography of the legendary chief, ed sweeney vividly portrays the Apache culture in which mangas rose to power and the conflict with Americans that led to his brutal death. a navaJo legacy the life and teachings of John holiday By John Holiday and Robert McPherson $24.95s paper · 978-0-8061-4176-3 · 420 page For almost ninety years, Navajo medicine man John Holiday has watched the sun rise over the rock formations of his home in monument Valley. Author and scholar robert s. mcpherson interviewed Holiday extensively and in A Navajo Legacy records his full and fascinating life. chief loco apache Peacemaker By Bud shapard $34.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-4047-6 · 376 pages Jlin-tay-i-tith, better known as loco, was the only Apache leader to make a lasting peace with both Americans and mexicans. Yet most historians have ignored his efforts, and some chiricahua descendants have branded him as fainthearted despite his well-known valor in combat. In this engaging biography, bud shapard tells the story of this important but overlooked chief against the backdrop of the harrowing Apache wars and eventual removal of the tribe from its homeland to prison camps in Florida, Alabama, and oklahoma.





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PiPestone my life in an indian boarding school By Adam Fortunate eagle Afterword by Laurence M. Hauptman $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-4114-5 · 248 pages best known as a leader of the Indian takeover of Alcatraz Island in 1969, Adam Fortunate eagle now offers an unforgettable memoir of his years as a young student at pipestone Indian boarding school in minnesota. In this rare firsthand account, Fortunate eagle lives up to his reputation as a “contrary warrior” by disproving the popular view of Indian boarding schools as bleak and prisonlike. n. scott momaday remembering ancestors, earth, and traditions an annotated bio-bibliography By Phyllis s. Morgan Introduction by Kenneth Lincoln $60.00s cloth · 978-0-8061-4054-4 · 400 pages N. scott momaday, pulitzer prize–winning author of House Made of Dawn (1969) and National medal of Arts awardee, is the elder statesman of Native American literature and a major twentieth-century American author. This volume marks the most comprehensive resource available on momaday. Along with an insightful new biography, it offers extensive, up-to-date bibliographies of his own work and the work of others about him. nicholas black elk medicine man, missionary, mystic By Michael F. steltenkamp $24.95 cloth · 978-0-8061-4063-6 · 256 pages since its publication in 1932, Black Elk Speaks has moved countless readers to appreciate the American Indian world that it described. John Neihardt’s popular narrative addressed the youth and early adulthood of black elk, an oglala sioux religious elder. michael F. steltenkamp now provides the first full interpretive biography of black elk, distilling in one volume what is known of this American Indian wisdom keeper whose life has helped guide others. coach tommy thomPson and the boys of seqUoyah By Patti Dickinson Foreword by Chadwick smith $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-4070-4 · 256 pages When eleven-year-old Tommy Thompson arrived at a government-run Indian boarding school in 1915, it seemed a last resort for the youngster. Instead, it turned out to be the first step toward a life dedicated to helping others. Thompson went on to become a star athlete and football coach—a cherokee legend whose story is remembered by many and is now finally told for a wider audience. crazy horse a lakota life By Kingsley M. Bray $34.95 cloth · 978-0-8061-3785-8 · 528 pages $24.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3986-9 · 528 pages Crazy Horse: A Lakota Life corrects older, idealized accounts—and draws on a greater variety of sources than other recent biographies—to expose the real crazy Horse: not the brash sioux warrior we have come to expect but a modest, reflective man whose courage was anchored in lakota piety. Kingsley m. bray has plumbed interviews of crazy Horse’s contemporaries and consulted modern lakotas to fill in vital details of crazy Horse’s inner and public life. To this day, crazy Horse remains a compelling symbol of resistance for modern lakotas. Crazy Horse: A Lakota Life is a singular achievement, scholarly and authoritative, offering a complete portrait of the man and a fuller understanding of his place in American Indian and united states history.





victorio apache Warrior and chief By Kathleen P. Chamberlain $24.95 cloth · 978-0-8061-3843-5 · 272 pages A steadfast champion of his people during the wars with encroaching AngloAmericans, the Apache chief Victorio deserves as much attention as his better known contemporaries cochise and geronimo. In presenting the story of this nineteenth-century Warm springs Apache warrior, Kathleen p. chamberlain expands our understanding of Victorio’s role in the Apache wars and brings him into the center of events. gall lakota War chief By Robert W. Larson $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-4036-0 · 320 pages This first-ever scholarly biography of gall broadens our understanding of the man, tracing his evolution from a fearless warrior at the little bighorn to a representative of his people. Filling many gaps in our understanding of this warrior and his relationship with sitting bull, this engaging biography also offers new interpretations of the little bighorn that lay to rest the contention that gall was “custer’s conqueror.” sacagaWea’s child the life and times of Jean-baptiste (Pomp) charbonneau By susan M. Colby $24.95s paper · 978-0-8061-4098-8 · 206 pages Sacagawea’s Child follows the life of Jean-baptiste charbonneau, a boy born at the forefront of westward expansion in the early nineteenth century. Author susan m. colby details charbonneau family history, analyzing the characters and cultures of Jean-baptiste’s father, Toussaint, a French fur trader, and sacagawea, his shoshoni and Hidatsa mother. cherokee thoUghts honest and Uncensored By Robert J. Conley $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3943-2 · 196 pages gaming and chiefing. Imposters and freedmen. Distinguished novelist robert J. conley examines some of the most interesting facets of the cherokee world. In 26 essays laced with humor, understatement, and even open sarcasm, this popular writer takes on politics, culture, his people’s history, and what it means to be cherokee. As provocative as it is entertaining, Cherokee Thoughts will intrigue tribal members and anyone with an interest in the cherokee people.

first manhattans a history of the indians of greater new york By Robert s. Grumet $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-4163-3 · 288 pages The Indian sale of manhattan is one of the world’s most cherished legends. Few people know that the Indians who made the fabled sale were munsees whose ancestral homeland lay between the lower Hudson and upper Delaware river valleys. The story of the munsee people has long lain unnoticed in broader histories of the Delaware Nation. First Manhattans, a concise and lively distillation of the author’s comprehensive The Munsee Indians, resurrects the lost history of this forgotten people, from their earliest contacts with europeans to their final expulsion just before the American revolution.



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the Jar of severed hands the spanish deportation of apache Prisoners of War, 1770-1810 By Mark santiago $29.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-4177-0 · 264 pages more than two centuries after the coronado expedition first set foot in the region, the northern frontier of New spain in the late 1770s was still under attack by Apache raiders. mark santiago’s gripping account of spanish efforts to subdue the Apaches illuminates larger cultural and political issues in the colonial period of the southwest and northern mexico. the northern cheyenne exodUs in history and memory By James n. Leiker and Ramon Powers $34.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-4221-0 · 272 pages The exodus of the Northern cheyennes in 1878 and 1879, an attempt to flee from Indian Territory to their montana homeland, is an important event in American Indian history. more than a century later, the story remains familiar because it has been told by historians and novelists, and on film. In The Northern Cheyenne Exodus in History and Memory, James N. leiker and ramon powers explore how the event has been remembered, told, and retold. They examine the recollections of Indians and settlers and their descendants, and they consider local history, mass-media treatments, and literature to draw thought-provoking conclusions about how this story has changed over time. alaska a history By Claus-M. naske and Herman e. slotnick $39.95 cloth · 978-0-8061-4040-7 · 520 pages The largest by far of the fifty states, Alaska is also the state of greatest mystery and diversity. And, as claus-m. Naske and Herman e. slotnick show in this comprehensive survey, the history of Alaska’s peoples and the development of its economy have matched the diversity of its land- and seascapes. Alaska: A History begins by examining the region’s geography and the Native peoples who inhabited it for thousands of years before the first europeans arrived. Winning the West With Words language and conquest in the lower great lakes By James J. Buss $34.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-4214-2 · 420 pages Indian removal was a process both physical and symbolic, accomplished not only at gunpoint but also through language. In the midwest, white settlers came to speak and write of Indians in the past tense, even though they were still present. Winning the West with Words explores the ways nineteenth-century Anglo-Americans used language, rhetoric, and narrative to claim cultural ownership of the region that comprises present-day ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. the UnkechaUg indians of eastern long island a history By John A. strong $29.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-4212-8 · 352 pages Few people may realize that long Island is still home to American Indians, the region’s original inhabitants. one of the oldest reservations in the united states—the poospatuck reservation—is located in suffolk county, the densely populated eastern extreme of the greater New York area. The unkechaug Indians, known also by the name of their reservation, are recognized by the state of New York but not by the federal government. This narrative account— written by a noted authority on the Algonquin peoples of long Island—is the first comprehensive history of the unkechaug Indians.



red PoWer rising the national indian youth council and the origins of native activism By Bradley shreve $34.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-4178-7 · 288 pages During the 1960s, American Indian youth were swept up in a movement called red power—a civil rights struggle fueled by intertribal activism. While some define the movement as militant and others see it as peaceful, there is one common assumption about its history: red power began with the Indian takeover of Alcatraz in 1969. or did it? taking indian lands the cherokee (Jerome) commission, 1889–1893 By William T. Hagan $19.95s paper · 978-0-8061-4236-4 · 352 pages Authorized by congress in 1889, the cherokee commission was formed to negotiate the purchase of huge areas of land from the cherokees, Ioways, pawnees, poncas, Tonakawas, Wichitas, cheyennes, Arapahos, sac and Fox, and other tribes in Indian Territory. Whatever the hoped-for effects, the coerced sales opened to white settlement the vast “unused” expanses of land that had been held communally by the tribes. In Taking Indian Lands, William T. Hagan presents a detailed and disturbing account of the deliberations between the cherokee commission and the tribes. tribal Wars of the soUthern Plains By stan Hoig $24.95s paper · 978-0-8061-4201-2 · 352 pages Tribal Wars of the Southern Plains is a comprehensive account of Indian conflicts in the area between the platte river and the rio grande, from the first written reports of the spaniards in the sixteenth century through the united statescheyenne battle of the sand Hills in 1875. The reader follows the exploits and defeats of such chiefs as lone Wolf, satanta, black Kettle, and Dull Knife as they signed treaties, led attacks, battled for land, and defended their villages in the huge region that was home to the Wichitas, comanches, cheyennes, Arapahos, Kiowas, osages, pawnees, and other Indian nations. a gUide to the indian tribes of the Pacific northWest third edition By Robert H. Ruby, John A. Brown, and Cary C. Collins Foreword by Clifford e. Trafzer $26.95 paper · 978-0-8061-4024-7 · 448 pages The Native peoples of the pacific Northwest inhabit a vast region extending from the rocky mountains to the pacific ocean and from california to british columbia. For more than two decades, A Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest has served as a standard reference on these diverse peoples. Now, in the wake of renewed tribal self-determination, this revised edition reflects the many recent political, economic, and cultural developments shaping these Native communities. dreaming With the ancestors black seminole Women in texas and mexico By shirley Boteler Mock $34.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-4053-7 · 400 pages Indian freedmen and their descendants have garnered much public and scholarly attention, but women’s roles have largely been absent from that discussion. Now a scholar who gained an insider’s perspective into the black seminole community in Texas and mexico offers a rare and vivid picture of these women and their contributions. In Dreaming with the Ancestors, shirley boteler mock explores the role that black seminole women have played in shaping and perpetuating a culture born of African roots and shaped by southeastern Native American and mexican influences.



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War Party in blUe Pawnee scouts in the U.s. army By Mark van de Logt Foreword by Walter R. echo-Hawk $34.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-4139-8 · 368 pages between 1864 and 1877, during the height of the plains Indian wars, pawnee Indian scouts rendered invaluable service to the united states Army. They led missions deep into contested territory, tracked resisting bands, spearheaded attacks against enemy camps, and on more than one occasion saved American troops from disaster on the field of battle. In War Party in Blue, mark van de logt tells the story of the pawnee scouts from their perspective, detailing the battles in which they served and recounting hitherto neglected episodes. from cochise to geronimo the chiricahua apaches, 1874–1886 By edwin R. sweeney $39.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-4150-3 · 640 pages In the decade after the death of their revered chief cochise in 1874, the chiricahua Apaches struggled to survive as a people and their relations with the u.s. government further deteriorated. In From Cochise to Geronimo, edwin r. sweeney builds on his previous biographies of chiricahua leaders cochise and mangas coloradas to offer a definitive history of the turbulent period between cochise’s death and geronimo’s surrender in 1886. beyond bear’s PaW the nez Perce indians in canada By Jerome A. Greene $24.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-4068-1 · 264 pages In the fall of 1877, Nez perce (Nimiipuu) Indians were desperately fleeing u.s. Army troops. After a 1,700-mile journey across Idaho, Wyoming, and montana, the Nez perces headed for the canadian border, hoping to find refuge in the land of the White mother, Queen Victoria. but the army caught up with them at the bear’s paw mountains in northern montana, and following a devastating battle, chief Joseph and most of his people surrendered. the Peyote road religious freedom and the native american church By Thomas C. Maroukis $29.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-4109-1 · 272 pages Despite challenges by the federal government to restrict the use of peyote, the Native American church, which uses the hallucinogenic cactus as a religious sacrament, has become the largest indigenous denomination among American Indians today. The Peyote Road examines the history of the NAc, including its legal struggles to defend the controversial use of peyote. kioWa military societies ethnohistory and ritual By William C. Meadows $75.00s cloth · 978-0-8061-4072-8 · 472 pages Warrior culture has long been an important facet of plains Indian life. For Kiowa Indians, military societies have special significance. They serve not only to honor veterans and celebrate and publicize martial achievements but also to foster strong role models for younger tribal members. To this day, these societies serve to maintain traditional Kiowa values, culture, and ethnic identity.



William clark indian diplomat By Jay H. Buckley $29.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-3911-1 · 320 pages $19.95s paper · 978-0-8061-4145-9 · 328 pages For three decades following the expedition with meriwether lewis for which he is best known, William clark forged a meritorious public career that contributed even more to the opening of the West: from 1807 to 1838 he served as the u.s. government’s most important representative to western Indians. This biography focuses on clark’s tenure as Indian agent, territorial governor, and superintendent of Indian Affairs at st. louis. indian tribes of oklahoma a guide By Blue Clark $29.95 cloth · 978-0-8061-4060-5 · 416 pages oklahoma is home to nearly forty American Indian tribes, and it includes the largest Native population of any state. As a result, many Americans think of the state as “Indian country.” For more than half a century readers have turned to muriel H. Wright’s A Guide to the Indian Tribes of Oklahoma as the authoritative source for information on the state’s Native peoples. Now blue clark, an enrolled member of the muscogee (creek) Nation, has rendered a completely new guide that reflects the drastic transformation of Indian country in recent years. indian blUes american indians and the Politics of music, 1879–1934 By John W. Troutman $34.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-4019-3 · 320 pages From the late nineteenth century through the 1920s, the u.s. government sought to control practices of music on reservations and in Indian boarding schools. At the same time, Native singers, dancers, and musicians created new opportunities through musical performance to resist and manipulate those same policy initiatives. Why did the practice of music generate fear among government officials and opportunity for Native peoples? the indian soUthWest, 1580–1830 ethnogenesis and reinvention By Gary Clayton Anderson $24.95s paper · 978-0-8061-4067-4 · 384 pages The Indian Southwest, 1580–1830 demonstrates that, in the face of european conquest, severe drought, and disease, Indians in the southwest proved remarkably adaptable and dynamic, remaining independent actors and even prospering. some tribes temporarily joined spanish missions or assimilated into other tribes. others survived by remaining on the fringe of spanish settlement, migrating, and expanding exchange relationships with other tribes. still others incorporated remnant bands and individuals and strengthened their economic systems. The vibrancy of southwestern Indian societies today is due in part to the exchange-based political economies their ancestors created almost three centuries ago. indian alliances and the sPanish in the soUthWest, 750–1750 By William B. Carter $24.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-4067-4 · 384 pages When considering the history of the southwest, scholars have typically viewed Apaches, Navajos, and other Athabaskans as marauders who preyed on pueblo towns and spanish settlements. William carter now offers a multi-layered reassessment of historical events and environmental and social change to show how mutually supportive networks among Native peoples created alliances in the centuries before and after spanish settlement.



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native PeoPle of soUthern neW england, 1650–1775 By Kathleen J. Bragdon $32.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-4004-9 · 312 pages Despite the popular assumption that Native American cultures in New england declined after europeans arrived, evidence suggests that Indian communities continued to thrive alongside english colonists. In this sequel to her Native People of Southern New England, 1500–1650, Kathleen J. bragdon continues the Indian story through the end of the colonial era and documents the impact of colonization. the mUnsee indians a history By Robert s. Grumet $45.00s cloth · 978-0-8061-4062-9 · 464 pages The Indian sale of manhattan is one of the world’s most cherished legends. Few people know that the Indians who made the fabled sale were munsees whose ancestral homeland lay between the lower Hudson and upper Delaware river valleys. The story of the munsee people has long lain unnoticed in broader histories of the Delaware Nation. Now, The Munsee Indians deftly interweaves a mass of archaeological, anthropological, and archival source material to resurrect the lost history of this forgotten people, from their earliest contacts with europeans to their final expulsion just before the American revolution. reflections on american indian history honoring the Past, building a future edited by Albert L. Hurtado $29.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-3896-1 · 176 pages As American Indian communities face the new century, they look to the future armed with confidence in the indigenous perspectives that have kept them together thus far. Now five premier scholars in American Indian history, along with a tribal leader who has placed an indelible mark on the history of her people, show how understanding the past is the key to solving problems facing Indians today. the black haWk War of 1832 By Patrick J. Jung $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3994-4 · 288 pages In 1832, facing white expansion, the sauk warrior black Hawk attempted to forge a pan-Indian alliance to preserve the homelands of the confederated sauk and Fox tribes on the eastern bank of the mississippi. patrick J. Jung here re-examines the causes, course, and consequences of the ensuing war with the united states, a conflict that decimated black Hawk’s band. correcting mistakes that plagued previous histories, and drawing on recent ethnohistorical interpretations, Jung shows that the outcome can be understood only by discussing the complexity of intertribal rivalry, military ineptitude, and racial dynamics. choctaW crime and PUnishment, 1884–1907 By Devon Abbott Mihesuah $32.95s Hardcover · 978-0-8061-4052-0 · 352 pages During the decades between the civil War and the establishment of oklahoma statehood, choctaws suffered almost daily from murders, thefts, and assaults—usually at the hands of white intruders, but increasingly by choctaws themselves. This book focuses on two previously unexplored murder cases to illustrate the intense factionalism that emerged among tribal members during those lawless years as conservative Nationalists and proassimilation progressives fought for control of the choctaw Nation.



coming doWn from above Prophecy, resistance, and renewal in native american religions By Lee Irwin $75.00s cloth · 978-0-8061-3966-1 · 528 pages For longer than five centuries, Native Americans have struggled to adapt to colonialism, missionization, and government control policies. This first comprehensive survey of prophetic movements in Native North America tells how religious leaders blended indigenous beliefs with christianity’s prophetic traditions to respond to those challenges. the american indian Past and Present, sixth edition edited by Roger L. nichols $39.95s paper · 978-0-8061-3856-5 · 448 pages Widely used in university courses on Native American history through five editions, The American Indian: Past and Present has been thoroughly revised to present an up-to-date view of Indian heritage. This timely anthology brings together pieces written over the last thirty years that represent some of the best scholarship available. The readings offer a broad overview of indigenous peoples of North America from first contact to the present, showing how Indians relied on their cultural strengths and determination to retain their independent identities. They bring readers through Native victory and military defeat, relocation, mandatory acculturation, and militant protests to the present era of self-determination, when the meaning of Native identity is sometimes hotly debated. Pre-removal choctaW history exploring new Paths edited by Greg O’Brien $39.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-3916-6 · 256 pages In the past two decades, new research and thinking have dramatically reshaped our understanding of choctaw history before removal. greg o’brien brings together in a single volume ten groundbreaking essays that reveal where choctaw history has been and where it is going. In a chronological survey of topics spanning the precontact era to the 1830s, essayists take stock of the great achievements in recent choctaw ethnohistory. the nez Perces in the indian territory nimiipuu survival By J. Diane Pearson $34.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-3901-2 · 408 pages Following the Nez perce War of 1877, federal representatives promised the Nimiipuu who surrendered with chief Joseph repatriation to their pacific Northwest homes. Instead, they were driven into exile. This book tells the story of the Nimiipuu captivity and deportation and offers an in-depth analysis of the resistant Nez perce, cayuse, and palus bands during their incarceration. fUll-coUrt qUest the girls from fort shaw indian school basketball champions of the World By Linda Peavy and Ursula smith $29.95 cloth · 978-0-8061-3973-9 · 496 pages most fans of women’s basketball would be startled to learn that girls’ teams were making their mark more than a century ago—and that none was more prominent than a team from an isolated Indian boarding school in montana. playing like “lambent flames” across the polished floors of dance halls, armories, and gymnasiums, the girls from Fort shaw stormed the state to emerge as montana’s first basketball champions. Taking their game to the 1904 st. louis World’s Fair, these young women introduced an international audience to the fledgling game and returned home with a trophy declaring them champions.



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big sycamore stands alone the Western apaches, aravaipa, and the struggle for Place By Ian W. Record $39.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-3972-2 · 384 pages Western Apaches have long regarded the corner of Arizona encompassing Aravaipa canyon as their sacred homeland. This book examines the evolving relationship between this people and this place, illustrating the enduring power of Aravaipa to shape and sustain contemporary Apache society. JoUrney to the West the alabama and coushatta indians By sheri Marie shuck-Hall $34.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-3940-1 · 304 pages When europeans battled for control over North America in the eighteenth century, American Indians were caught in the cross fire. Two such peoples, the Alabamas and coushattas, made the difficult decision to migrate from their ancestral lands and thereby preserve their world on their own terms. In this book, sheri marie shuck-Hall traces the gradual movement of the Alabamas and coushattas from their origins in the southeast to their nineteenth-century settlement in east Texas, exploring their motivations for migrating west and revealing how their shared experience affected their identity. mr. Jefferson’s hammer William henry harrison and the origins of american indian Policy By Robert M. Owens $19.95s paper · 978-0-8061-4198-5 · 344 pages often remembered as the president who died shortly after taking office, William Henry Harrison remains misunderstood by most Americans. before becoming the ninth president of the united states in 1841, Harrison was instrumental in shaping the early years of westward expansion. robert m. owens now explores that era through the lens of Harrison’s career, providing a new synthesis of his role in the political development of Indiana Territory and in shaping Indian policy in the old Northwest.

the PeoPle Who stayed southeastern indian Writing after removal By Geary Hobson, Janet McAdams, and Kathryn Walkiewicz $24.95s paper · 978-0-8061-4136-7 · 404 pages The two-hundred-year-old myth of the “vanishing” American Indian still holds some credence in the American southeast, the region from which tens of thousands of Indians were relocated after passage of the Indian removal Act in 1830. Yet, as the editors of this volume amply demonstrate, a significant Indian population remained behind after those massive relocations. PUshing the bear after the trail of tears By Diane Glancy $14.95 paper · 978-0-8061-4069-8 · 176 pages Pushing the Bear: After the Trail of Tears tells the story of the cherokees’ resettlement in the hard years following removal, a story never before explored in fiction. In this sequel to her popular 1996 novel Pushing the Bear: A Novel of the Trail of Tears, author Diane glancy continues the tale of cherokee brothers o-ga-na-ya and Knobowtee and their families, as well the reverend Jesse bushyhead, a cherokee christian minister. The book follows their travails in Indian Territory as they attempt to build cabins, raise crops, and adjust to new realities.



on native groUnd memoirs and impressions By Jim Barnes $16.95s paper · 978-0-8061-4092-6 · 296 pages On Native Ground takes us from Jim barnes’s boyhood in rural southeastern oklahoma during the great Depression and World War II through his mature years as an internationally recognized poet. of choctaw and Welsh ancestry, barnes is often identified as a Native American poet. He emphasizes his desire to be recognized for his art, not his blood. Yet he speaks eloquently here of his attachment to his “native ground,” the choctaw region in oklahoma—for him “the land where memory dwells.” This edition features a new postscript by the author. mUting White noise native american and european american novel traditions By James H. Cox $29.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-3679-0 · 352 pages $24.95s paper · 978-0-8061-4021-6 · 352 pages In Muting White Noise, James H. cox considers how Native authors have liberated our imaginations from colonial narratives. cox takes his title from sherman Alexie, for whom the white noise of a television set represents the white mass-produced culture that mutes American Indian voices. cox foregrounds the work of Native intellectuals in his readings of the American Indian novel tradition. He thereby develops a critical perspective from which to re-see the role played by the euro-American novel tradition in justifying and enabling colonialism. three Plays the indolent boys, children of the sun, and the moon in two Windows By n. scott Momaday $24.95 cloth · 978-0-8061-3828-2 · 224 pages long a leading figure in American literature, N. scott momaday is perhaps best known for his pulitzer prize-winning House Made of Dawn and his celebration of his Kiowa ancestry, The Way to Rainy Mountain. momaday has also made his mark in theatre through two plays and a screenplay. published here for the first time, they display his signature talent for interweaving oral and literary traditions. art as Performance, story as criticism reflections on native literary aesthetics By Craig s. Womack $39.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-4064-3 · 376 pages $24.95s paper · 978-0-8061-4065-0 · 376 pages Inventive and often outrageous, Art as Performance, Story as Criticism turns traditional literary criticism on its head, rejecting distanced, purely theoretical argumentation for intimate engagement with literary works. Focusing on Native American literature, Womack mixes forms and styles. He is unafraid to combine meticulous research and carefully considered historical perspectives with personal reactions and reflections. reasoning together the native critics collective $24.95s paper · 978-0-8061-3887-9 · 448 pages This collectively authored volume celebrates a group of Native critics performing community in a lively, rigorous, sometimes contentious dialogue that challenges the aesthetics of individual literary representation. contributors include: Janice Acoose, lisa brooks, Tol Foster, leAnne Howe, Daniel Heath Justice, phillip carroll morgan, Kimberly roppolo, cheryl suzack, christopher b. Teuton, sean Teuton, robert Warrior, and craig s. Womack.



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the cherokee syllabary Writing the People’s Perseverance By ellen Cushman $34.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-4220-3 · 256 pages In 1821, sequoyah, a cherokee metalworker and inventor, introduced a writing system that he had been developing for more than a decade. His creation—the cherokee syllabary—helped his people learn to read and write within five years and became a principal part of their identity. This groundbreaking study traces the creation, dissemination, and evolution of sequoyah’s syllabary from script to print to digital forms. breaking with conventional understanding, author ellen cushman shows that the syllabary was not based on alphabetic writing, as is often thought, but rather on cherokee syllables and, more importantly, on cherokee meanings. choctaW langUage and cUltUre chahta anumpa, volume 2 By Marcia Haag and Henry Willis $26.95s paper · 978-0-8061-3855-8 · 184 pages building on the foundations laid by the first volume, this follow-up text presents a more advanced linguistic study of oklahoma choctaw, accompanied by short stories and anecdotes written by choctaws in their native language. Volume 2 of Choctaw Language and Culture is designed to help teachers and students alike further their understanding of choctaw by working with and mastering grammatically complex examples of its use. It marks the first such advanced textbook of choctaw as well as the first easily available reference grammar for teachers. intermediate creek mvskoke emponvkv hokkolat By Pamela Innes, Linda Alexander, and Bertha Tilkens $29.95s paper · 978-0-8061-3996-8 · 352 pages For those who have progressed beyond introductory lessons, Intermediate Creek offers an expanded understanding of the language and culture of the muskogee (creek) and seminole Indians. The first advanced textbook for the language, this book builds on the grammatical principles set forth in the authors’ earlier book, Beginning Creek: Mvskoke Emponvkv, providing students with knowledge crucial to mastering more complex linguistic constructions. let’s sPeak chickasaW, chikashshanomPa’ kilanomPoli’ By Pamela Munro and Catherine Willmond $29.95s paper · 978-0-8061-3926-5 · 408 pages Let’s Speak Chickasaw, Chikashshanompa’ Kilanompoli’ is both the first textbook of the chickasaw language and its first complete grammar. A collaboration between pamela munro, a linguist with an intimate knowledge of chickasaw, and catherine Willmond, a native speaker, this book is designed for beginners as well as intermediate students. osage dictionary By Carolyn Quintero $55.00s cloth · 978-0-8061-3844-2 · 480 pages The osage language was spoken until recently by tribal members in northeastern oklahoma. No longer in daily use, it was in danger of extinction. carolyn Quintero, a linguist raised in osage county, worked with the last few fluent speakers of the language to preserve the sounds and textures of their complex speech. Osage Dictionary is the definitive lexicon for that tongue, enhanced with thousands of phrases and sentences that illustrate fine points of usage.





Politics & Law
american indians and the fight for eqUal voting rights By Laughlin McDonald $26.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-4240-1 · 362 pages The struggle for voting rights was not limited to African Americans in the south. American Indians also faced discrimination at the polls and still do today. This book explores their fight for equal voting rights and carefully documents how non-Indian officials have tried to maintain dominance over Native peoples despite the rights they are guaranteed as American citizens. the seminole nation of oklahoma a legal history By L. susan Work Foreword by Lindsay G. Robertson $45.00s cloth · 978-0-8061-4089-6 · 376 pages When it adopted a new constitution in 1969, the seminole Nation was the first of the Five Tribes in oklahoma to formally reorganize its government. In the face of an American legal system that sought either to destroy its nationhood or to impede its self-government, the seminole Nation tenaciously retained its internal autonomy, cultural vitality, and economic subsistence. Here, l. susan Work draws on her experience as a tribal attorney to present the first legal history of the twentieth-century seminole Nation. the choctaWs in oklahoma from tribe to nation, 1855-1970 By Clara sue Kidwell $19.95s paper · 978-0-8061-4006-3 · 344 pages The Choctaws in Oklahoma begins with the choctaws’ removal from mississippi to Indian Territory in the 1830s and then traces the history of the tribe’s subsequent efforts to retain and expand its rights and to reassert tribal sovereignty in the late twentieth century. This book illustrates the choctaws’ remarkable success in asserting their sovereignty and establishing a national identity in the face of seemingly insurmountable legal obstacles. Peyote vs. the state religious freedom on trial By Garrett epps $19.95s paper · 978-0-8061-4026-1 · 296 pages With the grace of a novel, this book chronicles the six-year duel between two remarkable men with different visions of religious freedom in America. Neither sought the conflict. Al smith, a substance-abuse counselor to Native Americans, wanted only to earn a living. Dave Frohnmayer, the attorney general of oregon, was planning his gubernatorial campaign and seeking care for his desperately ill daughters. but before this constitutional confrontation was over, Frohnmayer and smith twice asked the u.s. supreme court to decide whether the First Amendment protects the right of American Indians to seek and worship god through the use of peyote. The court finally said no. on the drafting of tribal constitUtions By Felix s. Cohen edited by David e. Wilkins Foreword by Lindsay G. Robertson $34.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-3806-0 · 200 pages Felix cohen (1907–1953) was a leading architect of the Indian New Deal and steadfast champion of American Indian rights. Appointed to the Department of the Interior in 1933, he helped draft the Indian reorganization Act (1934) and chaired a committee charged with assisting tribes in organizing their governments. His “basic memorandum on Drafting of Tribal constitutions,” submitted in November 1934, provided practical guidelines for that effort.





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forced federalism contemporary challenges to indigenous nationhood By Jeff Corntassel and Richard C. Witmer II $19.95s paper · 978-0-8061-4191-6 · 280 pages over the past twenty years, American Indian policy has shifted from selfdetermination to “Forced Federalism” as indigenous nations in the united states have encountered new threats from state and local tribes over such issues as taxation, gaming, and homeland security. This book demonstrates how today’s indigenous nations have taken unprecedented steps to reorient themselves politically in response to such challenges to their sovereignty. cash, color, and colonialism the Politics of tribal acknowledgment By Renée Ann Cramer $19.95s paper · 978-0-8061-3987-6 · 256 pages Within the context of u.s.-Indian law, federal acknowledgment establishes a trust relationship between an Indian tribe and the u.s. government. some tribes, however, have not been federally acknowledged, or, in more common language, “recognized.” In Cash, Color, and Colonialism, reneé Ann cramer offers a comprehensive analysis of the federal acknowledgment process, placing it in historical, legal, and social context. roots of resistance a history of land tenure in new mexico By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz Foreword by simon J. Ortiz $19.95s paper · 978-0-8061-3833-6 · 224 pages In New mexico—once a spanish colony, then part of mexico—pueblo Indians and descendants of spanish- and mexican-era settlers still think of themselves as distinct peoples, each with a dynamic history. At the core of these persistent cultural identities is each group’s historical relationship to the others and to the land, a connection that changed dramatically when the united states wrested control of the region from mexico in 1848. Uneven groUnd american indian sovereignty and federal law By David e. Wilkins and K. Tsianina Lomawaima $26.95s paper · 978-0-8061-3395-9 · 336 pages In the early 1970s, the federal government began recognizing selfdetermination for American Indian nations. As sovereign entities, Indian nations have been able to establish policies concerning health care, education, religious freedom, law enforcement, gaming, and taxation. David e. Wilkins and K. Tsianina lomawaima discuss how the political rights and sovereign status of Indian nations have variously been respected, ignored, terminated, and unilaterally modified by federal lawmakers as a result of the ambivalent political and legal status of tribes under western law. the indian reorganization act congresses and bills By Vine Deloria, Jr. $75.00s · 978-0-8061-3398-0 · 464 pages In 1934, commissioner of Indian Affairs John collier began a series of “congresses” with American Indians to discuss his proposed federal bill for granting self-government to tribal reservations. In The Indian Reorganization Act, Vine Deloria, Jr., compiled the actual historical records of those congresses and made available important documents of the premier years of reform in federal Indian policy as well as the bill itself.


Chickasaw Press
ilimPa’chi’ (let’s eat) a chickasaw cookbook By JoAnn ellis and Vicki M. Penner $25.00s cloth · 978-1-935684-03-9 · 160 pages recipes, reminiscences, and lessons in chickasaw lifeways are the main ingredients in Ilimpa’chi’ (Let’s Eat!): A Chickasaw Cookbook. Well-known chickasaw cooks JoAnn ellis and Vicki m. penner share more than forty recipes, accompanied by scenes from their lives spent cooking, eating, and growing up around foods prepared in chickasaw kitchens and over outdoor cooking fires. chikasha stories volume one: shared spirit By Glenda Galvan Illustrated by Jeannie Barbour $25.00s cloth · 978-1-935684-04-6 · 96 pages In Chikasha Stories, Volume One: Shared Spirit, premier chickasaw storyteller and tribal elder glenda galvan tells traditional stories drawn from the tribe’s oral traditions. Illustrating the tales are original artworks by award-winning chickasaw artist Jeannie barbour. This long-awaited and much-needed volume, a groundbreaking work for the chickasaw press, is the first of an important series of books intended to revive and maintain the storytelling tradition so vital to the roots of chickasaw and Native culture. dynamic chickasaW Women By Phillip C. Morgan and Judy G. Parker $20.00s cloth · 978-1-935684-05-3 · 192 pages It has become tradition for chickasaw governor bill Anoatubby to open his public addresses with a tribute to the unconquered and unconquerable warriors and to the dynamic women of the chickasaw Nation. researched and written by phillip c. morgan and Judy g. parker, Dynamic Chickasaw Women presents biographies of carefully chosen dynamic women from the histories of Indian removal, Indian Territory, and early oklahoma statehood. This book demonstrates that the diversity and distinction represented by today’s recipients of that honor are also found in historical counterparts among the dynamic chickasaw women of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries.


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ProUd to be chickasaW By Mike Larsen and Martha Larsen $25.00s cloth · 978-1-935684-01-5 · 130 pages Among oklahoma painters, mike larsen is a living legend. His work—from a twenty-six-foot mural in the oklahoma state capitol to a painting appearing on the u.s. postage stamp honoring the oklahoma centennial—is visible and prominent. In 2005, leaders of the chickasaw Nation commissioned larsen to create twenty-four oil portraits of living chickasaw elders. After those paintings were completed, the chickasaws commissioned a second series of twenty-four portraits—showcased in this handsome, full-color volume. chickasaW lives volume three: sketches of Past and Present By Richard Green $20.00s cloth · 978-0-9797858-9-4 · 250 pages Sketches of Past and Present is the third volume in the chickasaw lives series. In contrast to a conventional, chronological history, green’s book is a fascinating amalgam of chickasaw epochs and characters, grouped under headings of common themes. The reader is treated to stories of great chickasaw athletes in the twentieth century, as well as an essay on the significance to chickasaw history of the 1729 Natchez uprising. chickasaW removal By Amanda L. Paige, Fuller L. Bumpers, and Daniel F. Littlefield, Jr. $20.00s cloth · 978-1-935684-00-8 · 220 pages In the early nineteenth century, the chickasaw Indians were a beleaguered people. Anglo-American settlers were streaming illegally into their homelands east of the mississippi river. Then, in 1830, the Indian removal Act forced the chickasaw Nation, along with other eastern tribes, to remove to Indian Territory, in present-day oklahoma. This book provides the most detailed account to date of the chickasaw removal, from their harrowing journey west to their first difficult years in an unfamiliar land. chickasaW renaissance By Phillip Carroll Morgan and David G. Fitzgerald $34.95s cloth · 978-0-9797858-8-7 · 240 pages In Chickasaw Renaissance, phillip carroll morgan profiles the experiences of the chickasaw people during this tumultuous period in their history, from the dissolution of their government to the resurgence of their nation. A sequel to the award-winning book Chickasaw: Unconquered and Unconquerable, this equally beautiful volume features more than 100 new images by celebrated oklahoma photographer David g. Fitzgerald. His stunning portraits of tribal elders and numerous other subjects are supplemented by historical photographs from the chickasaw Nation archives.


Cherokee National Press
the develoPment of laW and legal institUtions among the cherokees By Thomas Lee Ballenger $35.00s cloth · 978-0-9826907-2-7 · 230 pages before the arrival of europeans to North America, cherokee Indians practiced a form of justice called blood law, or clan law. In this system, responsibility for the punishment of a homicide fell to the clan of the victim. In the nineteenth century, following the forced removal of tribal members to Indian Territory, the cherokee Nation developed a court system that is still in use today. In this thorough account, Thomas lee ballenger traces the history of cherokee justice from its traditional beginnings to the development of its modern-day institutions. records of the moravians among the cherokees volume one: early contact and the establishment of the first mission, 1752–1802 edited by C. Daniel Crews and Richard W. starbuck $50.00s cloth · 978-0-9826907-0-3 · 426 pages In the mid-eighteenth century, members of the moravian church, which had its origins in central europe, began conducting mission work among the cherokee people. Their archives, now housed in North carolina, include valuable records of their contact with the cherokees. Volume one describes initial contact between the moravians and cherokees during the French and Indian War and the revolution, exploratory visits by moravian missionaries into the cherokee Nation, and the founding of a mission. volume two: beginnings of the mission and establishment of the school, 1802–1805 edited by C. Daniel Crews and Richard W. starbuck $50.00s cloth · 978-0-9826907-1-0 · 426 pages Volume Two ends with the year 1805. As the moravians occupy springplace, they begin to spread the gospel. The cherokees, in turn, are interested in schooling for their children, who need new tools to deal with the encroachment of white settlers upon their land and life. volume three: the anna rosina years, Part 1 success in school and mission, 1805–1810 edited by C. Daniel Crews and Richard W. starbuck $50.00s cloth · 978-0-9826907-4-1 · 624 pages Volume Three, spanning the years 1805 to 1810, chronicles the arrival of John and Anna rosina gambold to the mission. Anna rosina proved dedicated to the education of cherokee children, and the mission took on a new life and character. The gambolds soon won the people’s affection and respect, and chief chuleoa, who at first opposed the mission, became their friend. These years also witnessed the tragic death of James Vann, the moravians’ benefactor among the cherokees, and the mission’s first successful baptism of a cherokee into the moravian church. volume four: the anna rosina years, Part 2 Warfare on the horizon, 1810–1816 edited by C. Daniel Crews and Richard W. starbuck $50.00s cloth · 978-0-9826907-5-8 · 618 pages Volume Four continues the story through 1816, when earthquakes ushered in a period of upheaval—from the cherokees’ involvement in the creek War, to métis battles in canada, to Napoleon’s conquests in europe.


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american indians and the mass media
edited by Meta G. Carstarphen and John P. sanchez $24.95s Paper • 978-0-8061-4234-0 • 288 Pages mention “American Indian,” and the first image that comes to most people’s minds is likely to be a figment of the American mass media: A war-bonneted chief. The land o’ lakes maiden. American Indians and the Mass Media explores Native experience and the mainstream media’s impact on American Indian histories, cultures, and communities.

telling stories in the face of danger language renewal in native american communities
By Paul V. Kroskrity $24.95s Paper • 978-0-8061-4227-2 • 288 Pages stories are important in all human societies, and especially in those whose languages are threatened with extinction. “They aren’t just entertainment,” writes laguna pueblo novelist leslie marmon silko in ceremony. “They are all we have . . . to fight off illness and death. You don’t have anything if you don’t have the stories.” The contributors to this volume, all linguists and linguistic anthropologists concerned with the revitalization of indigenous languages, draw on that understanding as they explore Native American storytelling both as a response to and a symptom of language endangerment. edited by paul V. Kroskrity, the essays show how traditional stories, and their nontraditional written descendants, such as poetry and graphic novels, help to maintain Native cultures and languages.

iroqUois art, PoWer, and history
By neal B. Keating $55.00s Cloth • 978-0-8061-3890-9 • 360 Pages In this richly illustrated book, Neal b. Keating explores Iroquois visual expression through more than five thousand years, from its emergence in ancient North America into the early twenty-first century. Drawing on extensive archival research and fieldwork with Iroquois artists and communities, Keating foregrounds the voices and visions of Iroquois peoples, revealing how they have continuously used visual expression to adapt creatively to shifting political and economic environments.

bUying america from the indians Johnson v. McIntosh and the history of native land rights
By Blake A. Watson $45.00s Cloth • 978-0-8061-4244-9 • 456 Pages The u.s. supreme court ruling in Johnson v. McIntosh established the basic principles that govern American Indian property rights to this day. blake A. Watson’s examination of Johnson v. McIntosh and its impact offers a comprehensive historical and legal overview of Native land rights since the european discovery of the New World.

from the hands of a Weaver olympic Peninsula basketry through time
By Jacilee Wray Foreword by Jonathan B. Jarvis $45.00s Cloth • 978-0-8061-4245-6 • 304 Pages For millennia, Native artists on olympic peninsula, in what is now northwestern Washington, have created coiled and woven baskets using tree roots, bark, plant stems—and meticulous skill. From the Hands of a Weaver presents the traditional art of basket making among the peninsula’s Native peoples—particularly women—and describes the ancient, historic, and modern practices of the craft. Abundantly illustrated, this book also showcases the basketry collection of olympic National park.

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tWenty thoUsand mornings an autobiography
By John Joseph Mathews edited by susan Kalter $29.95s Cloth • 978-0-8061-4253-1 • 304 Pages When John Joseph mathews (1894–1979) began his career as a writer in the 1930s, he was one of only a small number of Native American authors writing for a national audience. Today he is widely recognized as a founder and shaper of twentieth-century Native American literature. Written in 1966-67 but only recently discovered, Twenty Thousand Mornings captures osage life in pre-statehood oklahoma and recounts many remarkable events in early-twentieth-century history.
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By Clarissa Confer $16.95s Paper • 978-0-8061-4267-8 • 216 Pages No one questions the horrific impact of the civil War on America, but few realize its effect on American Indians. residents of Indian Territory found the war especially devastating. Their homeland was beset not only by regular army operations but also by guerillas and bushwhackers. The Cherokee Nation in the Civil War recalls a people enduring years of hardship while also struggling for their future as the white man’s war encroached on the physical and political integrity of their nation.
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from cochise to geronimo the chiricahua apaches, 1874–1886
By edwin R. sweeney $24.95s Paper • 978-0-8061-4272-2 · 720 Pages In the decade after the death of their revered chief cochise in 1874, the chiricahua Apaches struggled to survive as a people and their relations with the u.s. government further deteriorated. In From Cochise to Geronimo, edwin r. sweeney builds on his previous biographies of chiricahua leaders cochise and mangas coloradas to offer a definitive history of the turbulent period between cochise’s death and geronimo’s surrender in 1886.
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indian blUes american indians and the Politics of music, 1879–1934
By John W. Troutman $24.95s Paper • 978-0-8061-4269-2 • 344 Pages From the late nineteenth century through the 1920s, the u.s. government sought to control practices of music on reservations and in Indian boarding schools. At the same time, Native singers, dancers, and musicians created new opportunities through musical performance to resist and manipulate those same policy initiatives. In this innovative study, John W. Troutman explores the politics of music at the turn of the twentieth century in three spheres: reservations, off-reservation boarding schools, and public venues such as concert halls and chautauqua circuits.

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