Native American Anthropology
Seasons of an Ojibwe Year
Paperback ISBN: 1517903440
Long before it came to be known as Duluth, the land at the western tip of Lake Superior was known to the Ojibwe as Onigamiising, “the place of the small portage.” There the Ojibwe lived in keeping with the seasons, moving among different camps for hunting and fishing, for cultivating and gathering, for harvesting wild rice and maple sugar. In Onigamiising Linda LeGarde Grover accompanies us through this cycle of the seasons, one year in a lifelong journey on the path to Mino Bimaadiziwin, the living of a good life. In fifty short essays, Grover reflects on the spiritual beliefs and everyday practices that carry the Ojibwe through the year and connect them to this northern land of rugged splendor. As the four seasons unfold—from Ziigwan (Spring) through Niibin and Dagwaagin to the silent, snowy promise of Biboon—the award-winning author writes eloquently of the landscape and the weather, work and play, ceremony and tradition and family ways, from the homey moments shared over meals to the celebrations that mark life’s great events. Now a grandmother, a Nokomis, beginning the fourth season of her life, Grover draws on a wealth of stories and knowledge accumulated over the years to evoke the Ojibwe experience of Onigamiising, past and present, for all time.
Voices in the Stones
Life Lessons from the Native Way
Paperback ISBN: 1608683907
The award-winning author of Chief Joseph and the Flight of the Nez Perce combines personal memoir, cultural insight and spiritual teaching in an exploration of what can be learned from Native American culture about approaches to a more humane future. Original. 15,000 first printing. $15,000 ad/promo.
Navaho Symbols of Healing
A Jungian Exploration of Ritual, Image, and Medicine
Paperback ISBN: 0892814349
In this original and superbly researched work, a Jungian-trained psychiatrist explores ancient Navaho methods of healing--methods that use ritual and vibrant imagery to bring the psyche into harmony with the natural forces that surround it. Through his interactions with Navaho medicine men, Sandner conveys the rigors of their training and the complexities of their purification and evocation rites, including the use of sand paintings as healing mandalas and the esoteric meaning of the pollen path. Presents the basic principles of Navaho healing: Return to the origins Confrontation and manipulation of evil Death and rebirth Restoration of the universe Challenges Western medicine in its search for a more holistic and humane healing art. Cloth edition of this title was published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.
Paperback ISBN: 0873511425
Chippewa Customs, first published in 1929, remains an authoritative source for the tribal history, customs, legends, traditions, art, music, economy, and leisure activities of the Chippewa (Ojibway) Indians of the United States and Canada. Praise for Chippewa Customs "Densmore . . . has done a valuable piece of work for posterity by collecting this material."—Minnesota History
Listening to Photographs of Native Americans
Paperback ISBN: 092417157x
Introductory essays by Katakis (photographer and writer), Vizenor (Native American literature, U. of California) and Preucel (curator and professor of anthropology, U. of Pennsylvania) discuss how the attitude of the photographer affects the image produced, whether a photograph is worth a thousand words, and the multitude of voices represented by the 48 full-page b&w photographs. The loudest "voices" speak of Manifest Destiny, progress, and industrial capitalism, which have both defined and controlled the ongoing conversation between native peoples and whites. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
How the Indians Enriched America
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0517574853
An in-depth study of the North American Indians shows how native Americans transformed foreigners into Americans and how foreigners imposed European society, language, and culture onto an ancient system.
500 Years of Indigenous Resistance
Paperback ISBN: 1604861061
An alternative and unorthodox view of the colonization of the Americas by Europeans is offered in this concise history. Eurocentric studies of the conquest of the Americas present colonization as a civilizing force for good, and the native populations as primitive or worse. Colonization is seen as a mutually beneficial process, in which "civilization” was brought to the natives who in return shared their land and cultures. The opposing historical camp views colonization as a form of genocide in which the native populations were passive victims overwhelmed by European military power. In this fresh examination, an activist and historian of native descent argues that the colonial powers met resistance from the indigenous inhabitants and that these confrontations shaped the forms and extent of colonialism. This account encompasses North and South America, the development of nation-states, and the resurgence of indigenous resistance in the post-World War II era.
Agayuliyararput: Kegginaqut, Kangiit-Ilu = Our Way of Making Prayer
Yup'Ik Masks and the Stories They Tell
Paperback ISBN: 0295975091
Drawing on the remembrances of elders who were born in the early 1900s and saw the last masked Yup'ik dances before missionary efforts forced their decline, Agayuliyararput is a collection of first-person accounts of the rich culture surrounding Yup'ik masks. Stories by thirty-three elders from all over southwestern Alaska, presented in parallel Yup'ik and English texts, include a wealth of information about the creation and function of masks and the environment in which they flourished. The full-length, unannotated stories are complete with features of oral storytelling such as repetition and digression; the language of the English translation follows the Yup'ik idiom as closely as possible. Reminiscences about the cultural setting of masked dancing are grouped into chapters on the traditional Yup'ik ceremonial cycle, the use of masks, life in the qasgiq (communal men's house), the suppression and revival of masked dancing, maskmaking, and dance and song. Stories are grouped geographically, representing the Yukon, Kuskokwim, and coastal areas. The subjects of the stories and the masks made to accompany them are the Arctic animals, beings, and natural forces on which humans depended. This book will be treasured by the Yup'ik residents of southwestern Alaska and an international audience of linguists, folklorists, anthropologists, and art historians.