Indigenous Studies

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Twana Narratives

Native Historical Accounts of a Coast Salish Culture

UBC Press

Anthropologist William Elmendorf presents first-person accounts of the history, society, and religion of the Twana speech community, Coast Salish Indians who lived in nine villages in western Washington.

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To the Charlottes

George Dawson's 1878 Survey of the Queen Charlotte Islands

UBC Press

This book examines geologist George Dawson's 1878 exploration of the Queen Charlotte Islands, includes a reprint of Dawson's report, photographs, and his journal complete with biographical, scientific, and ethnological details.

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Early Images of the Americas

The University of Arizona Press

Contributions from anthropology, history, political science, literature, the natural sciences, religion, and philosophy provide a comprehensive overview of the diverse influences America had on Europe. Topics covered include the impact of early botanical and geographic studies on Europe and on the scientific revolution, the ...

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Indigenous Peoples of the World

Their Past, Present and Future

UBC Press, Purich Publishing

A comprehensive survey of the Indigenous Peoples of the world, including who they are, where they live, and similarities in their history and future challenges.

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Language, History, and Identity

The University of Arizona Press

The Arizona Tewa are a Pueblo Indian group that migrated around 1700 to First Mesa on the Hopi Reservation and who, while speaking Hopi have also retained their native language. Kroskrity examines this curiosity of language and culture, explaining the various ways in which the Tewa use their linguistic resources to successfully adapt to ...

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Eagle Down Is Our Law

Witsuwit'en Law, Feasts, and Land Claims

UBC Press

The struggle of the Witsuwit'en peoples to establish the meaning of aboriginal rights.

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Tammarniit (Mistakes)

Inuit Relocation in the Eastern Arctic, 1939-63

UBC Press
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Myths and Tales of the White Mountain Apache

The University of Arizona Press

These 57 tales (with seven variants) gathered between 1931 and 1936 include major cycles dealing with Creation and Coyote, minor tales, and additional stories derived from Spanish and Mexican tradition. The tales are of two classes: holy tales said by some to expalin the origin of ceremonies and holy powers, and tales which have to ...

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Tewa Tales

The University of Arizona Press

The Tewa are a Pueblo Indian group from New Mexico, some of whom migrated around 1700, in the aftermath of the second Pueblo Revolt, to their present location on First Mesa of the Hopi Reservation in northern Arizona. This collection of more than one hundred tales from both New Mexico and Arizona Tewa, first published in 1926, ...

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Bighorse the Warrior

The University of Arizona Press

"I want to talk about my tragic story, because if I don't, it will get into my mind and get into my dream and make me crazy." When the Navajos were taken from their land by the federal government in the 1860s, thousands lost their lives on the infamous Long Walk, while those who eluded capture lived in constant fear. ...

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