Unlearning the Language of Conquest Scholars Expose Anti-Indianism in America

ISBN-10: 0292713266

ISBN-13: 9780292713260

Edition: 2006

Authors: Don Trent Jacobs, Four Arrows Staff

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"Outstanding scholarship. . . . Giant first steps towards the goal of providing a truthful and constructive understanding of indigenous worldviews." Daniel R. Wildcat, Professor of Sociology and American Indian Studies, Haskell Indian Nations University Responding to anti-Indianism in America, the wide-ranging perspectives culled in Unlearning the Language of Conquest present a provocative account of the contemporary hegemony still at work today, whether conscious or unconscious. Four Arrows has gathered a rich collection of voices and topics, including: Waziyatawin Angela Cavender Wilson's "Burning Down the House: Laura Ingalls Wilder and American Colonialism," which probes the mentality of hatred woven within the pages of this iconographic children's literature. Vine Deloria's "Conquest Masquerading as Law," examining the effect of anti-Indian prejudice on decisions in U.S. federal law. David N. Gibb's "The Question of Whitewashing in American History and Social Science," featuring a candid discussion of the spurious relationship between sources of academic funding and the types of research allowed or discouraged. Barbara Alice Mann's "Where Are Your Women? Missing in Action," displaying the exclusion of Native American women in curricula that purport to illuminate the history of Indigenous Peoples. Bringing to light crucial information and perspectives on an aspect of humanity that pervades not only U.S. history but also current sustainability, sociology, and the ability to craft accurate understandings of the population as a whole, Unlearning the Language of Conquest yields a liberating new lexis for realistic dialogues.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 6/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Editor's Note on Chief Seathl's Speech
Acknowledgments
Prologue: Red Road, Red Lake-Red Flag! Four Arrows
Introduction
Happiness and Indigenous Wisdom in the History of the Americas
Adventures in Denial: Ideological Resistance to the Idea That the Iroquois Helped Shape American Democracy
Burning Down the House: Laura Ingalls Wilder and American Colonialism
(Post) Colonial Plainsongs: Toward Native Literary Worldings
Conquest Masquerading as Law
Traditional Native Justice: Restoration and Balance, Not "Punishment"
Where are Your Women? Missing in Action
Peaceful Versus Warlike Societies in Pre-Columbian America: What Do Archaeology and Anthropology Tell Us?
Ecological Evidence of Large-Scale Silviculture By California Indians
Preserving the Whole: Principles of Sustainability in Mi'kmaw Forms of Communication
The Language of Conquest and the Loss of the Commons
Overcoming Hegemony in Native Studies Programs
The Question of Whitewashing in American History and Social Science
Before Predator Came: A Plea for Expanding First Nations Scholarship as European Shadow Work
Roy Rogers, Twin Heroes, and the Christian Doctrine of Exclusive Salvation
Western Science and the Loss of Natural Creativity
On the Very Idea of "A Worldview" and of "Alternative Worldviews"
Epilogue
Essays from The Encyclopedia of American Indian History
"The Myth of the Noble Savage"
"Indian Education and Social Control"
"American Indian Worldviews and Values"
Index
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