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In this enlightening book, scholars and activists Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker tackle a wide range of myths about Native American culture and history that have misinformed generations. Tracing how these ideas evolved, and drawing from history, the authors disrupt long-held and enduring myths, challenging readers to rethink what they have been taught about Native Americans and history.
Black Elk, the Native American holy man, is known primarily from his 1932 testimonial, "Black Elk Speaks." While it has been read by millions, the historical Black Elk has received less attention. In this biography, Jackson recounts a life that converged with momentous events in American history. Born in an era of rising violence, Black Elk was not a warrior, but a healer and holy man, motivated by a powerful prophetic vision. His story is a true American epic, a life of heroism and tragedy, adaptation and endurance.
Determined to take his future into his own hands, budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.
When his mother, a tribal enrollment specialist living on a reservation in North Dakota, slips into an abyss of depression after being brutally attacked, 14-year-old Joe Coutts sets out with his three friends to find the person that destroyed his family.
The genocidal program of the U.S. settler-colonial regimen against Native people has largely been omitted from history. Now, for the first time, acclaimed historian and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz offers a history of the United States told from the perspective of Indigenous peoples and reveals how Native Americans actively resisted expansion of the U.S. empire. Spanning more than four hundred years, this peoples' history radically reframes U.S. history and explodes the silences that have haunted our national narrative.
Tayo, a World War II veteran of mixed ancestry, returns to the Laguna Pueblo Reservation. He is deeply scarred by his experience as a prisoner of the Japanese and further wounded by the rejection he encounters from his people. Only by immersing himself in the Indian past can he begin to regain the peace that was taken from him.
"Dawnland Voices" calls attention to the little-known but extraordinarily rich literary traditions of New England's Native Americans. This pathbreaking anthology includes literary works from ten New England indigenous nations covering a variety of genres and historical periods. From the earliest petroglyphs and petitions to contemporary stories and hip-hop poetry, this volume highlights the diversity and strength of New England Native literary traditions.