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American Indian Studies An Interdisciplinary Approach to Contemporary Issues

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ISBN-10: 0820439169

ISBN-13: 9780820439167

Edition: 2nd

Authors: Diane Morrison

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"This collection of essays brings to college students and the general public a scholarly, yet accessible and provocative text in Native American Studies. The contributors draw upon their expertise in such diverse disciplines as economics, education, film studies, history, linguistics, literature, museum studies, popular culture, and religion. Each essay highlights a particular aspect of Native American experience, from the oppressive indoctrination of boarding schools to the successful strategic planning of Indian casinos to the exciting creativity of Native American literature. In addition, many of the essays introduce the reader to the disciplines through which we can approach this important and fascinating topic, engagingly taking the reader through the process of how historians or economists or literary scholars go about their work."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Illustrations
Foreword
Preface
Publisher's Note
Acknowledgments
History, Language, Identity
"In Whose Hands Is the Telling of the Tale?"
The Native Languages of North America: Structure and Survival
Kill the Indian, Save the Child: Cultural Genocide and the Boarding School
Educational Strategies
American Indian Education
The Case for Native American Studies
Why Native American Studies? A Canadian First Nations Perspective
Economic Survival
Taking up the Challenge: Fundamental Principles of Economic Development in Indian Country
American Indians and Gambling: Economic and Social Impacts
Native American Industry: Basket Weaving among the Wabanaki
Spirit and Power
The Catholic Missions to the Native Americans
Stolen Spirits: An Illustrative Case of Indigenous Survival Through Religious Freedom
"The Supreme Law of the Land": Sources of Conflict between Native Americans and the Constitutional Order
Voices and Words
Place, Vision, and Identity in Native American Literatures
Native American Imaginative Spaces
Building on the Myth: Recovering Native American Culture in Louise Erdrich's The Bingo Palace
"What Does It Tell Us That We Are So Easily Deceived?" Impostor Indians
Images and Icons
Tomahawkin' the Redskins: "Indian" Images in Sports and Commerce
Reframing the Hollywood Indian: A Feminist Re-reading of Powwow Highway and Thunderheart
Broken Arrows: Images of Native Americans in the Popular Western
"A Usable Indian": The Current Controversy in Museums
The Politics of Repatriation
Museums and American Indians: Ambivalent Partners
Contributors
Index