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Knowledge and Stewardship Among the Tlicho Dene
For the Tlicho Dene, Indigenous peoples of Canada's Northwest Territories, stories from the past unfold as experiences in the present, so unfolds a philosophy for the future. This book vividly shows how Indigenous knowledge is produced and rooted in the land.
Advances in Research and Conservation
Traditional Indigenous Rites of Birthing and Healing
The book explores Indigenous medicine across North America, with a special emphasis on how Indigenous knowledge has endured and persisted among peoples with a legacy to Mexico.
Writings from Spanish America on the US, 1800 to the Present
Editors John J. Hassett and Braulio Muñoz present a collection of writings that provides a look into the ways in which Spanish America has viewed its northern neighbor over the past two centuries.
The Autobiography of a Yavapai Indian
This autobiography offers a missing piece of Western history—as one of the only Native American accounts of the Skeleton Cave Massacre—and contributes to a growing body of history from a Native perspective.
A Mexican Immigrant's Story of Endurance
In I Don’t Cry, But I Remember, Joyce Lackie shares with us an intimate portrait of Viviana Salgeuro’s life. Based on hours of recorded conversations, Lackie skillfully translates the interviews into an engaging, revealing narrative that details the migrant experience from a woman’s point of view and fills a gap in our history by examining the role of women of color in the American Southwest.
New and Selected Poems
Cell Traffic presents new poems and uncollected prose poetry along with selected work from award-winning poet Heid Erdrich’s three previous poetry collections. Erdrich’s new work reflects her continuing concerns with the tensions between science and tradition, between spirit and body. She finds surprising common ground while exploring indigenous experience in multifaceted ways: personal, familial, biological, and cultural.
In this soulful collection of short stories, Arroyo shows us internal and external conflicts that are deeply rooted in—and affected by—place. A bodega, a university town, a factory, a Chicago street, some dusty potato fields: here is where we encounter ordinary people who work, dream, love, and persist in the face of violence, bereavement, disappointment, and loss—particularly the loss of mothers, fathers, and loved ones.
Global Processes, Local Places
This volume brings together ethnographically based anthropological analyses of shifting meanings and representations associated with the foods, ingredients, and cooking practices that of marginalized and/or indigenous cultures. Contributors are particularly interested in how these foods intersect with politics, nationhood and governance, identity, authenticity, and conservation.
Growing Up on a Mississippi Subsistence Farm
To ensure that the world of Jimmye Hillman’s childhood in Greene County, Mississippi during the Great Depression doesn’t slip away, he has gathered together accounts of his family and the other people of Old Washington village. More than just childhood memories and a family saga, though, this book serves as a snapshot of the natural, historical, and linguistic details of the time and place. It is a remarkable record of Southern life.
The Archaeology of Plantation Peonage in Nineteenth-Century Yucatán
Drawing on a dozen years of archaeological and historical investigation, Allan Meyers breaks new ground in the study of Yucatán haciendas. He presents original data and fresh interpretations on settlement organization, social stratification, and spatial relationships.
Chronicles from a Decade of Discovery
The former NASA director of Mars missions recounts the failures and triumphs of exploring Mars, weaving a compelling story of both the political and scientific challenges surrounding the Red Planet.
An Ethnography of Language Revitalization in a Northern Athabaskan Community
We Are Our Language provides an investigation of language revitalization based on local language renewal efforts. This book reveals the subtle ways in which different conceptions and practices—historical, material, and interactional—can variably affect the state of an indigenous language, and it offers a critical step toward redefining success and achieving revitalization.
Peril and Change in the Thirteenth-Century Southwest
A great mystery in the archaeology of the Southwest is the depopulation of the northern San Juan in the late thirteenth-century AD. Leaving Mesa Verde confronts this mystery with new paleoenvironmental data and much archaeological research. What arises is a story of conflict and disruption as a result of climate change, environmental degradation, social rigidity, and conflict.
Barrio Youth Negotiating Social and Cultural Identities
For nearly a decade, Julio Cammarota interviewed and observed Latino youth—researching how they negotiated myriad social conditions and hostile economic and political pressures in their daily lives. One of the most extensive studies of barrio youth, Sueños Americanos illuminates the complex relationships among low-wage employment, cultural standards, education, class oppression, and gender expectations.
Why Drugs from Plants Matter to the Future of Humanity
Through stories of drug revelation in nature and forays into botany, human behavior, and conservation, Kara Rogers sheds light on the multiple ways in which humans, medicine, and plants are interconnected. With accessible and engaging writing, she explores the relationships between humans and plants, relating the stories of plant hunters of centuries past and examining the impact of human activities on the environment and the world's biodiversity.
Rene Perez has the ability to stop time. In fact, time stops as soon as you start reading one of his short stories. You find yourself transported into the minds and lives of people you thought you didn’t know. Suddenly they are your best friends. They live in Texas. Most of them are Hispanic. But their problems are universal.
Socionatural Legacies of Degradation and Resilience
In this book, a diverse collection of case studies reveal how archaeology can contribute to a better understanding of humans' relation to the environment. The Archaeology of Environmental Change shows that the environmental challenges facing humanity today can be better approached through an attempt to understand how past societies dealt with similar circumstances.
A History, Revised Edition
Now, just in time for Arizona’s centennial, Sheridan has revised and expanded this already top-tier state history to incorporate events and changes that have taken place in recent years. Addressing contemporary issues like land use, water rights, dramatic population increases, suburban sprawl, and the US–Mexico border, the new material makes the book more essential than ever. It successfully places the forty-eighth state’s history within the context of national and global events. No other book on Arizona history is as integrative or comprehensive.
The contributors to this volume employ a wide range of archaeological evidence to examine the origin and development of religious ideologies and the ways they shaped Pueblo societies across the Southwest in the centuries prior to European contact.
As the twenth-first century begins, Latinas/os represent 45 percent of the residents of Los Angeles County, making them the largest racial/ethnic group in the region. At the same time, the shift from manufacturing to a service-based economy in the area has contributed to a decline in good-paying jobs, significantly impacting working ...
Life as a Desert Archaeologist
Field Man is the memoir of renowned southwestern archaeologist Julian Dodge Hayden—a blue-collar scholar who challenged conventional thinking on the antiquity of man in the New World, brought a formidable pragmatism to the identification of stone tools, and who is remembered as the leading authority on the prehistory of the Sierra Pinacate.
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