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Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > Indigenous peoples

The Settler Colonial Present (Paperback): L. Veracini The Settler Colonial Present (Paperback)
L. Veracini
R651 Discovery Miles 6 510 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Settler Colonial Present explores the ways in which settler colonialism as a specific mode of domination informs the global present. It presents an argument regarding its extraordinary resilience and diffusion and reflects on the need to imagine its decolonisation.

Red Dreams, White Nightmares - Pan-Indian Alliances in the Anglo-American Mind,  1763-1815 (Hardcover): Robert M. Owens Red Dreams, White Nightmares - Pan-Indian Alliances in the Anglo-American Mind, 1763-1815 (Hardcover)
Robert M. Owens
R952 Discovery Miles 9 520 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From the end of Pontiac's War in 1763 through the War of 1812, fear - even paranoia - drove Anglo-American Indian policies. In Red Dreams, White Nightmares, Robert M. Owens views conflicts between whites and Natives in this era - invariably treated as discrete, regional affairs - as the inextricably related struggles they were. As this book makes clear, the Indian wars north of the Ohio River make sense only within the context of Indians' efforts to recruit their southern cousins to their cause. The massive threat such alliances posed, recognized by contemporary whites from all walks of life, prompted a terror that proved a major factor in the formulation of Indian and military policy in North America. Indian unity, especially in the form of military alliance, was the most consistent, universal fear of Anglo-Americans in the late colonial, Revolutionary, and early national periods. This fear was so pervasive - and so useful for unifying whites - that Americans exploited it long after the threat of a general Indian alliance had passed. As the nineteenth century wore on, and as slavery became more widespread and crucial to the American South, fears shifted to Indian alliances with former slaves, and eventually to slave rebellion in general. The growing American nation needed and utilized a rhetorical threat from the other to justify the uglier aspects of empire building - a phenomenon that Owens tracks through a vast array of primary sources. Drawing on eighteen different archives, covering four nations and eleven states, and on more than six-dozen period newspapers - and incorporating the views of British and Spanish authorities as well as their American rivals - Red Dreams, White Nightmares is the most comprehensive account ever written of how fear, oftentimes resulting in ""Indian-hating,"" directly influenced national policy in early America.

Indigenous Peoples and the Geographies of Power - Mezcala's Narratives of Neoliberal Governance (Hardcover): Ines Duran... Indigenous Peoples and the Geographies of Power - Mezcala's Narratives of Neoliberal Governance (Hardcover)
Ines Duran Matute
R3,086 Discovery Miles 30 860 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Tracing key trends of the global-regional-local interface of power, Ines Duran Matute through the case of the indigenous community of Mezcala (Mexico) demonstrates how global political economic processes shape the lives, spaces, projects and identities of the most remote communities. Throughout the book, in-depth interviews, participant observations and text collection, offer the reader insight into the functioning of neoliberal governance, how it is sustained in networks of power and rhetorics deployed, and how it is experienced. People, as passively and actively participate in its courses of action, are being enmeshed in these geographies of power seeking out survival strategies, but also constructing autonomous projects that challenge such forms of governance. This book, by bringing together the experience of a geopolitical locality and the literature from the Latin American Global South into the discussions within the Global Northern academia, offers an original and timely transdisciplinary approach that challenges the interpretations of power and development while also prioritizing and respecting the local production of knowledge.

What Is a Western? - Region, Genre, Imagination (Paperback): Josh Garrett-Davis What Is a Western? - Region, Genre, Imagination (Paperback)
Josh Garrett-Davis; Foreword by Patricia Nelson Limerick
R739 Discovery Miles 7 390 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

There's "western", and then there's "Western" - and where history becomes myth is an evocative question, one of several questions posed by Josh Garrett-Davis in What Is a Western? Region, Genre, Imagination. Part cultural criticism, part history, and wholly entertaining, this series of essays on specific films, books, music, and other cultural texts brings a fresh perspective to long-studied topics. Under Garrett-Davis's careful observation, cultural objects such as films and literature, art and artifacts, and icons and oddities occupy the terrain of where the West as region meets the Western genre. One crucial through line in the collection is the relationship of regional "western" works to genre "Western" works, and the ways those two categories cannot be cleanly distinguished - most work about the West is tinted by the Western genre, and Westerns depend on the region for their status and power. Garrett-Davis also seeks to answer the question "What is a Western now?" To do so, he brings the Western into dialogue with other frameworks of the "imagined West" such as Indigenous perspectives, the borderlands, and environmental thinking. The book's mosaic of subject matter includes new perspectives on the classic musical film Oklahoma!, a consideration of Native activism at Standing Rock, and surprises like Pee-wee's Big Adventure and Dr. Seuss's The Lorax. The book is influenced by the borderlands theory of Gloria Anzaldua and the work of the indie rock band Calexico, as well as the author's own discipline of western cultural history. Richly illustrated, primarily from the collection of the Autry Museum of the American West, Josh Garrett-Davis's work is as visually interesting as it is enlightening, asking readers to consider the American West in new ways.

Cherokee Newspapers, 1828-1906 - Tribal Voice of a People in Transition (Hardcover): Cullen Joe Holland Cherokee Newspapers, 1828-1906 - Tribal Voice of a People in Transition (Hardcover)
Cullen Joe Holland; Edited by James P. Pate
R1,307 Discovery Miles 13 070 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Indian journalism began at New Echota, Georgia, with the publication of the first issue of the "Cherokee Phoenix "on February 21, 1828. Amid the dynamic backdrop of increasing U.S. efforts to force American Indian tribes west, the "Phoenix "became the voice of the Cherokee people. Its editor, Elias Boudinot, insisted that the paper meet the highest standards and saw its purpose as a defender of Indian rights. To allow for the broadest possible readership, the "Cherokee Phoenix "was printed in both Cherokee and English. Facing the challenges of running a frontier newspaper, Boudinot consistently produced a quality publication.
In "Cherokee Newspapers, 1828-1906, "Cullen Joe Holland skillfully covers the growth of the "Phoenix," explains how the Cherokee font was acquired, and discusses problems the paper faced internally until its confiscation by the Georgia militia in 1834. He then picks up the story ten years later, after the Cherokees have lost their battle to remain in the east and have endured the forced migration to the newly established Cherokee Nation in the west. There, on September 26, 1844, the newspaper was reborn as the "Cherokee Advocate." Like the "Phoenix," it was again a voice for the Cherokee people. The "Advocate" was printed from 1844 to 1853 and from 1870 until it closed in 1906.
This remarkable history of Indian journalism includes photographs of many of the editors and printers of the" Cherokee Phoenix" and the "Cherokee Advocate." Together these two groundbreaking newspapers covered most of the issues the Cherokees faced during the nineteenth century--including removal, reconstruction, allotment, and Oklahoma statehood.

In Geronimo's Footsteps - A Journey Beyond Legend (Hardcover): Corine Sombrun, Harlyn Geronimo In Geronimo's Footsteps - A Journey Beyond Legend (Hardcover)
Corine Sombrun, Harlyn Geronimo; Translated by E. C. Belli; Afterword by Ramsey Clark
R593 R541 Discovery Miles 5 410 Save R52 (9%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The name "Geronimo" came to Corine Sombrun insistently in a trance during her apprenticeship to a Mongolian shaman. That message and the need to understand its meaning brought her to the home of the legendary Apache leader's great-grandson, Harlyn Geronimo, himself a medicine man on the Mescalero Apache reservation in New Mexico. Together, the two of them--the French seeker and the Native American healer--would make a pilgrimage that retraced Geronimo's life while following the course of the Gila River to the place of his birth, at its source.
Told in the alternating voices of its authors, "In Geronimo's Footsteps" is the record of that journey. At its core is an account of Geronimo's life, from his earliest days in a Chiricahua Apache family and his path as a warrior to his surrender and the years spent in exile until his death, at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Recounted by his great-grandson, his story is steeped in family history and Apache lore to create a portrait of a leader intent on defending his people and their land and traditions--a mission that Harlyn continues, even as he campaigns to recover his ancestor's bones from the U.S. government. Completing Corine's circle, the book also explores the possible links, genetic and cultural, between the Apache and the people of Mongolia.

Beyond Primitivism - Indigenous Religious Traditions and Modernity (Hardcover, Annotated Ed): Jacob K. Olupona Beyond Primitivism - Indigenous Religious Traditions and Modernity (Hardcover, Annotated Ed)
Jacob K. Olupona
R3,111 Discovery Miles 31 110 Ships in 10 - 15 working days


Contents:
Introduction Jacob K. Olupona I Modernity and methodology 1. 'Do Jews make good Protestants?' The cross-cultural study of ritual Naomi Janowitz 2. 'Can we move beyond primitivism?' On recovering the indigenes of indigenous religions in the academic study of religion Armin Geertz 3. 'Classify and conquer': Friedrich Max Muller, indigenous traditions, and imperial comparative religion David Chidester 4. A post-colonial meaning of religions: Some reflections from the indigenous world Charles Long 5. Saami responses to Christianity: Resistance and change Hakan Rydving II The Americas 6. Tribal religious traditions are constantly devalued in western discourse on religious crusades John Mohawk 7. Guidelines for the study of Mesoamerican religious traditions Alfredo Lopez Austin 8. Jaguar Christians in the contact zone David Carrasco 9. Modernity, resistance and the Iroquois Longhouse people Chris Jocks 10. 'He, not they, best protected the village': Religious and other conflicts in 20th century Guatemala Bruce Lincoln 11. Vodou in the 'Tenth Department': New York's Haitian community Karen Brown 12. Assaulting California's sacred mountains: Shamans vs. New Age merchants of Nirvana Helen McCarthy III Africa and Asia 13. Understanding sacrifice and sanctity in Benin (Nigeria) indigenous religion: A case study Flora Kaplan 14. The earth mother scripture. A revival of primal religion in the late 19th century China Whalen Lai 15. Popular religions and modernity in Japan Michio Araki 16. Modernity and religiosity: Quotidian perspectives Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney 17. Rethinking religious traditions: The Ainu case Katrina Sjoberg 18. Korean Shamans and the definition of 'religion' Layrel Kendall 19. Mandaya myth, memory, and the heroic religious tradition: Between Islam and Christianity Aram Yengoyan 20. The Vaddas: Representation of the Wild Man in Sri Lanka Gananath Obeyesekere IV The Pacific Islands 21. On wondering about wonder: Melanesians and the cargo Garry Trompf 22. Thinking and teaching with indigenous traditions of Melanesia Mary MacDonald 23. The Hawaiian Lei on a voyage through modernities: A study in post-contact religion Steve Friesen

To Keep the Land for My Children's Children - Documents of Salish, Pend d'Oreille, and Kootenai Indian History,... To Keep the Land for My Children's Children - Documents of Salish, Pend d'Oreille, and Kootenai Indian History, 1890-1899 (Paperback)
Robert Bigart, Joseph McDonald
R718 R570 Discovery Miles 5 700 Save R148 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

To Keep the Land for My Children's Children is a collection of primary documents about the Salish and Kootenai tribes of the Flathead Indian Reservation in western Montana between 1890 and 1899. The 1890s witnessed the heartbreaking climax of the struggle of Chief Charlo and the Salish Indians to develop a self-supporting community in the Bitterroot Valley. The period also saw the doleful impact of a biased white-controlled justice system and predatory economic interests in western Montana. Four Indians were hung for murder in Missoula in 1890, but whites who murdered Indians escaped punishment. In the 1890s tribal leaders labored to hold the agency-controlled Indian police and Indian court accountable. Serious crimes were tried in off-reservation courts with varying degrees of justice. In the early part of the decade government agent Peter Ronan and Kootenai leaders tried and failed to protect Kootenai farmers just north of the reservation boundary. A predacious Missoula County government developed new and novel legal theories to justify collecting county taxes from the "mixed blood" people on the reservations. Duncan McDonald and Charles Allard Sr. ran a hotel and a stage line on the reserve. Sources describe a community that actively looked out for its interests and fought to protect tribal independence and assets.

The Renaissance of American Indian Higher Education - Capturing the Dream (Paperback): Maenette K. P. a. Benham, Wayne J. Stein The Renaissance of American Indian Higher Education - Capturing the Dream (Paperback)
Maenette K. P. a. Benham, Wayne J. Stein
R1,007 Discovery Miles 10 070 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Native American Higher Education Initiative (NAHEI), a W.W. Kellogg Foundation project, has supported the development and growth of centers of excellence at Tribal Colleges and Universities across the United States. These are centers of new thinking about learning and teaching, modeling alternative forms of educational leadership, and constructing new systems of post-secondary learning at Tribal Colleges and Universities. This book translates the knowledge gained through the NAHEI programs into a form that can be adapted by a broad audience, including practitioners in pre-K through post-secondary education, educational administrators, educational policymakers, scholars, and philanthropic foundations, to improve the learning and life experience of native (and non-native) learners.

My Captivity - A Pioneer Woman's Story of Her Life Among the Sioux (Paperback): Fanny Kelly My Captivity - A Pioneer Woman's Story of Her Life Among the Sioux (Paperback)
Fanny Kelly
R361 R339 Discovery Miles 3 390 Save R22 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Fanny Kelly's memoir, first published in 1872, is an intelligent and thoughtful narrative. Kelly spent five months as a prisoner of Ogalalla Sioux in 1864 when she was nineteen years old. A woman of her time, there was no reason she should feel sympathy toward her captors, but the introduction points out examples of expressed favor toward the Sioux, however unconscious. This narrative is a valuable part of literature not only for its historical importance but its depiction of the conflicting images of Native Americans in the nineteenth century: savage aggressors or victims of prejudice and oppression.

Literacy and Intellectual Life in the Cherokee Nation, 1820-1906 (Hardcover): James W. Parins Literacy and Intellectual Life in the Cherokee Nation, 1820-1906 (Hardcover)
James W. Parins
R996 Discovery Miles 9 960 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Many Anglo-Americans in the nineteenth century regarded Indian tribes as little more than illiterate bands of savages in need of "civilizing." Few were willing to recognize that one of the major Southeastern tribes targeted for removal west of the Mississippi already had an advanced civilization with its own system of writing and rich literary tradition. In "Literacy and Intellectual Life in the Cherokee Nation, 1820-1906," James W. Parins traces the rise of bilingual literacy and intellectual life in the Cherokee Nation during the nineteenth century--a time of intense social and political turmoil for the tribe.
By the 1820s, Cherokees had perfected a system for writing their language--the syllabary created by Sequoyah--and in a short time taught it to virtually all their citizens. Recognizing the need to master the language of the dominant society, the Cherokee Nation also developed a superior public school system that taught students in English. The result was a literate population, most of whom could read the "Cherokee Phoenix, "the tribal newspaper founded in 1828 and published in both Cherokee and English.
English literacy allowed Cherokee leaders to deal with the white power structure on their own terms: Cherokees wrote legal briefs, challenged members of Congress and the executive branch, and bargained for their tribe as white interests sought to take their land and end their autonomy. In addition, many Cherokee poets, fiction writers, essayists, and journalists published extensively after 1850, paving the way for the rich literary tradition that the nation preserves and fosters today.
"Literary and Intellectual Life in the Cherokee Nation, 1820-1906" takes a fascinating look at how literacy served to unite Cherokees during a critical moment in their national history, and advances our understanding of how literacy has functioned as a tool of sovereignty among Native peoples, both historically and today.

A Whirlwind Passed through Our Country - Lakota Voices of the Ghost Dance (Paperback): Rani-Henrik Andersson A Whirlwind Passed through Our Country - Lakota Voices of the Ghost Dance (Paperback)
Rani-Henrik Andersson; Foreword by Raymond J. DeMallie
R875 Discovery Miles 8 750 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The inception of the Ghost Dance religion in 1890 marked a critical moment in Lakota history. Yet, because this movement alarmed government officials, culminating in the infamous massacre at Wounded Knee of 250 Lakota men, women, and children, historical accounts have most often described the Ghost Dance from the perspective of the white Americans who opposed it. In A Whirlwind Passed through Our Country, historian Rani-Henrik Andersson instead gives Lakotas a sounding board, imparting the multiplicity of Lakota voices on the Ghost Dance at the time. Whereas early accounts treated the Ghost Dance as a military or political movement, A Whirlwind Passed through Our Country stresses its peaceful nature and reveals the breadth of Lakota views on the subject. The more than one hundred accounts compiled here show that the movement caused friction within Lakota society even as it spurred genuine religious belief. These accounts, many of them never before translated from the original Lakota or published, demonstrate that the Ghost Dance's message resonated with Lakotas across artificial ""progressive"" and ""nonprogressive"" lines. Although the movement was often criticized as backward and disconnected from the harsh realities of Native life, Ghost Dance adherents were in fact seeking new ways to survive, albeit not those that contemporary whites envisioned for them. The Ghost Dance, Andersson suggests, might be better understood as an innovative adaptation by the Lakotas to the difficult situation in which they found themselves - and as a way of finding a path to a better life. By presenting accounts of divergent views among the Lakota people, A Whirlwind Passed through Our Country expands the narrative of the Ghost Dance, encouraging more nuanced interpretations of this significant moment in Lakota and American history.

"Farewell, My Nation" - American Indians and the United States in the Nineteenth Century (Paperback, 3rd Edition): Philip Weeks "Farewell, My Nation" - American Indians and the United States in the Nineteenth Century (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
Philip Weeks
R623 Discovery Miles 6 230 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The fully updated third edition of Farewell, My Nation considers the complex and often tragic relationships between American Indians, white Americans, and the U.S. government during the nineteenth century, as the government tried to find ways to deal with social and political questions about how to treat America s indigenous population. * Updated to include new scholarship that has appeared since the publication of the second edition as well as additional primary source material * Examines the cultural and material impact of Western expansion on the indigenous peoples of the United States, guiding the reader through the significant changes in Indian-U.S. policy over the course of the nineteenth century * Outlines the efficacy and outcomes of the three principal policies toward American Indians undertaken in varying degrees by the U.S. government Separation, Concentration, and Americanization and interrogates their repercussions * Provides detailed descriptions, chronology and analysis of the Plains Wars supported by supplementary maps and illustrations

Indian and Nation in Revolutionary Mexico (Paperback): Alexander S Dawson Indian and Nation in Revolutionary Mexico (Paperback)
Alexander S Dawson
R799 Discovery Miles 7 990 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Rotinonshonni - A Traditional Iroquoian History through the Eyes of Teharonhia:wako and Sawiskera (Hardcover): Brian Rice The Rotinonshonni - A Traditional Iroquoian History through the Eyes of Teharonhia:wako and Sawiskera (Hardcover)
Brian Rice
R821 R642 Discovery Miles 6 420 Save R179 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In this book, Rice offers a comprehensive history based on the oral traditions of the Rotinonshonni Longhouse People, also known as the Iroquois. Drawing upon J. N. B. Hewitt's translation and the oral presentations of Cayuga Elder Jacob Thomas, Rice records the Iroquois creation story, the origin of Iroquois clans, the Great Law of Peace, the European invasion, and the life of Handsome Lake. As a participant in a 700-mile walk following the story of the Peacemaker who confederated the original five warring nations that became the Rotinonshonni, Rice traces the historic sites located in what are now known as the Mississippi River Valley, Upstate New York, southern Quebec, and Ontario. The Rotinonshonni creates from oral traditions a history that informs the reader about events that happened in the past and how those events have shaped and are still shaping Rotinonshonni society today.

Mni Sota Makoce - The Land of the Dakota (Paperback, New): Gwen Westerman, Bruce White Mni Sota Makoce - The Land of the Dakota (Paperback, New)
Gwen Westerman, Bruce White; Foreword by Glenn Wasicuna
R627 R503 Discovery Miles 5 030 Save R124 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Much of the focus on the Dakota people in Minnesota rests on the tragic events of the 1862 U.S.Dakota War and the resulting exile that sent the majority of the Dakota to prisons and reservations beyond the states boundaries. But the true depth of the devastation of removal cannot be understood without a closer examination of the history of the Dakota people and their deep cultural connection to the land that is Minnesota. Drawing on oral history interviews, archival work, and painstaking comparisons of Dakota, French, and English sources, Mni Sota Makoce tells the detailed history of the Dakota people in their traditional homelands for at least hundreds of years prior to exile. "Minnesota" is derived from the Dakota phrase Mni Sota Makoce, Land Where the Waters Reflect the Clouds and the peoples roots here remain strong. Authors Gwen Westerman and Bruce White examine narratives of the peoples origins, their associations with the land, and the seasonal round through key players and place names. They consider Dakota interactions with Europeans and offer an in-depth "reading between the lines" of historical documents some of them virtually unknown and treaties made with the United States, uncovering misunderstandings and outright deceptions that helped lead to war in 1862. Dakota history did not begin with the U.S. Dakota War of 1862 nor did it end there. Mni Sota Makoce is, more than anything, a celebration of the Dakota people through their undisputed connection to this place, Minnesota, in the past, present, and future.

Colonialism on the Prairies - Blackfoot Settlement & Cultural Transformation, 1870-1920 (Paperback): Blanca Tovias Colonialism on the Prairies - Blackfoot Settlement & Cultural Transformation, 1870-1920 (Paperback)
Blanca Tovias
R827 R668 Discovery Miles 6 680 Save R159 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book spans a century in the history of the Blackfoot First Nations of present-day Montana and Alberta. It maps out specific ways in which Blackfoot culture persisted amid the drastic transformations of colonisation, with its concomitant forced assimilation in both Canada and the United States. It portrays the strategies and tactics adopted by the Blackfoot in order to navigate political, cultural and social change during the hard transition from traditional life-ways to life on reserves and reservations. Cultural continuity is the thread that binds the four case studies presented, encompassing Blackfoot sacred beliefs and ritual; dress practices; the transmission of knowledge; and the relationship between oral stories and contemporary fiction. Blackfoot voices emerge forcefully from the extensive array of primary and secondary sources consulted, resulting in an inclusive history wherein Blackfoot and non-Blackfoot scholarship enter into dialogue. Blanca Tovias combines historical research with literary criticism, a strategy that is justified by the interrelationship between Blackfoot history and the stories from their oral tradition. Chapters devoted to examining cultural continuity discuss the ways in which oral stories continue to inspire contemporary Native American fiction. This interdisciplinary study is a celebration of Blackfoot culture and knowledge that seeks to revalourise the past by documenting Blackfoot resistance and persistence across a wide spectrum of cultural practice. The volume is essential reading for all scholars working in the fields of Native American studies, colonial and postcolonial history, ethnology and literature.

Walter Harper, Alaska Native Son (Hardcover): Mary F Ehrlander Walter Harper, Alaska Native Son (Hardcover)
Mary F Ehrlander
R687 R539 Discovery Miles 5 390 Save R148 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

2018 Alaskana Award from the Alaska Library Association 2018 Alaska Historical Society James H. Drucker Alaska Historian of the Year Award Walter Harper, Alaska Native Son illuminates the life of the remarkable Irish-Athabascan man who was the first person to summit Mount Denali, North America's tallest mountain. Born in 1893, Walter Harper was the youngest child of Jenny Albert and the legendary gold prospector Arthur Harper. His parents separated shortly after his birth, and his mother raised Walter in the Athabascan tradition, speaking her Koyukon-Athabascan language. When Walter was seventeen years old, Episcopal archdeacon Hudson Stuck hired the skilled and charismatic youth as his riverboat pilot and winter trail guide. During the following years, as the two traveled among Interior Alaska's Episcopal missions, they developed a father-son-like bond and summited Denali together in 1913. Walter's strong Athabascan identity allowed him to remain grounded in his birth culture as his Western education expanded, and he became a leader and a bridge between Alaska Native peoples and Westerners in the Alaska territory. He planned to become a medical missionary in Interior Alaska, but his life was cut short at the age of twenty-five, in the Princess Sophia disaster of 1918 near Skagway, Alaska. Harper exemplified resilience during an era when rapid socioeconomic and cultural change was wreaking havoc in Alaska Native villages. Today he stands equally as an exemplar of Athabascan manhood and healthy acculturation to Western lifeways whose life will resonate with today's readers.

A Fur Trader on the Upper Missouri - The Journal and Description of Jean-Baptiste Truteau, 1794-1796 (Hardcover): Jean-Baptiste... A Fur Trader on the Upper Missouri - The Journal and Description of Jean-Baptiste Truteau, 1794-1796 (Hardcover)
Jean-Baptiste Truteau; Edited by Raymond J. DeMallie, Douglas R. Parks, Robert Vezina; Translated by Mildred Mott Wedel
R2,381 R1,904 Discovery Miles 19 040 Save R477 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

2018 Dwight L. Smith (ABC-CLIO) Award from the Western History Association A Fur Trader on the Upper Missouri offers the first annotated scholarly edition of Jean-Baptiste Truteau's journal of his voyage on the Missouri River in the central and northern Plains from 1794 to 1796 and of his description of the upper Missouri. This fully modern and magisterial edition of this essential journal surpasses all previous editions in assisting scholars and general readers in understanding Truteau's travels and encounters with the numerous Native peoples of the region, including the Arikaras, Cheyennes, Lakotas-Dakotas-Nakotas, Omahas, and Pawnees. Truteau's writings constitute the very foundation to our understanding of the late eighteenth-century fur trade in the region immediately preceding the expedition of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson in 1803. An unparalleled primary source for its descriptions of Native American tribal customs, beliefs, rituals, material culture, and physical appearances, A Fur Trader on the Upper Missouri will be a classic among scholars, students, and general readers alike. Along with this new translation by Mildred Mott Wedel, Raymond J. DeMallie, and Robert Vezina, which includes facing French-English pages, the editors shed new light on Truteau's description of the upper Missouri and acknowledge his journal as the foremost account of Native peoples and the fur trade during the eighteenth century. Vezina's essay on the language used and his glossary of voyageur French also provide unique insight into the language of an educated French Canadian fur trader.

Records of the Moravians Among the Cherokees - Volume Three: The Anna Rosina Years, Part 1, Success in School and Mission,... Records of the Moravians Among the Cherokees - Volume Three: The Anna Rosina Years, Part 1, Success in School and Mission, 1805-1810 (Hardcover)
C. Daniel Crews, Richard W Starbuck
R1,434 Discovery Miles 14 340 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Using original diaries, minutes, reports, and correspondence in the Moravian Archives in North Carolina, the "Records of the Moravians among the Cherokees" series provides a rare account of daily life among the Cherokees throughout the nineteenth century. Although written by missionaries, the records provide keen insight into Cherokee culture, society, and customs.

Volume 3, spanning the years 1805 to 1810, chronicles the arrival of John and Anna Rosina Gambold to the mission. Anna Rosina proved dedicated to the education of Cherokee children, and the mission took on a new life and character. The Gambolds soon won the people's affection and respect, and Chief Chuleoa, who at first opposed the mission, became their friend. These years also witnessed the tragic death of James Vann, the Moravians' benefactor among the Cherokees, and the mission's first successful baptism of a Cherokee into the Moravian Church.

Iroquois Supernatural - Talking Animals and Medicine People (Paperback, Original ed.): Michael Bastine, Mason Winfield Iroquois Supernatural - Talking Animals and Medicine People (Paperback, Original ed.)
Michael Bastine, Mason Winfield
R495 R408 Discovery Miles 4 080 Save R87 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Brings the paranormal beings and places of the Iroquois folklore tradition to life through historic and contemporary accounts of otherworldly encounters
- Recounts stories of shapeshifting witches, giant flying heads, enchanted masks, ethereal lights, talking animals, Little People, spirit-choirs, potent curses, and haunted hills, roads, and battlefields
- Includes accounts of miraculous healings by shamans and medicine people such as Mad Bear and Ted Williams
- Shows how these traditions can help one see the richness of the world and help those who have lost the chants of their own ancestors
With a rich history reaching back more than one thousand years, the six nations of the Iroquois Confederacy--the Mohawk, the Oneida, the Onondaga, the Cayuga, the Seneca, and the Tuscarora--are considered to be the most avid storytellers on earth with a collection of tales so vast it would dwarf those of any other society. Covering nearly the whole of New York State from the Hudson and Mohawk River Valleys westward across the Finger Lakes region to Niagara Falls and Salamanca, this mystical culture's supernatural tradition is the psychic bedrock of the Northeast, yet their treasury of tales and beliefs is largely unknown and their most powerful sacred sites unrecognized.
Assembling the lore and beliefs of this guarded spiritual legacy, Michael Bastine and Mason Winfield share the stories they have collected of both historic and contemporary encounters with beings and places of Iroquois legend: shapeshifting witches, strange forest creatures, ethereal lights, vampire zombies, cursed areas, dark magicians, talking animals, enchanted masks, and haunted hills, roads, and battlefields as well as accounts of miraculous healings by medicine people such as Mad Bear and Ted Williams. Grounding their tales with a history of the "Haundenosaunee," the People of the Long House, the authors show how the supernatural beings, places, and customs of the Iroquois live on in contemporary paranormal experience, still surfacing as startling and sometimes inspiring reports of otherworldly creatures, haunted sites, after-death messages, and mystical visions. Providing a link with America's oldest spiritual roots, these stories help us more deeply know the nature and super-nature around us as well as offer spiritual insights for those who can no longer hear the chants of their own ancestors.

Distant Voices: Sketches of a Swedenborgian World View: Essays on Henry James, Sr and Ralph Waldo Emerson; Charles Fourier and... Distant Voices: Sketches of a Swedenborgian World View: Essays on Henry James, Sr and Ralph Waldo Emerson; Charles Fourier and Albert Brisbane; Thomas Lake Harris; J J G Wilkinson and James Tyler Kent; Charles Bonney and the World's Parliament of Religions; Paul Carus and Herman Vetterling; Ralph Waldo Trine; and D T Suzuki 2017 (Hardcover)
John S Haller; Foreword by Devin Zuber; Designed by Stephen McNeilly
R409 Discovery Miles 4 090 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Shoshoneans - The People of the Basin-Plateau (Paperback, Expanded ed.): Edward Dorn, Leroy Lucas The Shoshoneans - The People of the Basin-Plateau (Paperback, Expanded ed.)
Edward Dorn, Leroy Lucas; Edited by Matthew Hofer
R1,058 R955 Discovery Miles 9 550 Save R103 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

First published almost fifty years ago and long out of print, The Shoshoneans is a classic American travelogue about the Great Basin and Plateau region and the people who inhabit it, never before--or since--documented in such striking and memorable fashion. Neither a book of journalism nor a work of poetry, this powerful collaboration represents the wild wandering of a white poet and black photographer in Civil Rights era (also Vietnam War era) America through a part of the indigenous West that had resisted prior incursions. The expanded edition offers a wealth of supplemental material, much of it archival, which includes poetry, correspondence, the lecture "The Poet, the People, the Spirit," and the essay "Ed Dorn in Santa Fe."

Vineyards and Vaqueros - Indian Labor and the Economic Expansion of Southern California, 1771-1877 (Hardcover): George Harwood... Vineyards and Vaqueros - Indian Labor and the Economic Expansion of Southern California, 1771-1877 (Hardcover)
George Harwood Phillips
R1,289 Discovery Miles 12 890 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Indian labor was vital to the early economic development of the Los Angeles region. This first volume in the new series Before Gold: California under Spain and Mexico explores for the first time Native contributions to early Southern California.

Opening with a survey of the economic dimension of traditional southern California Indian cultures, Phillips then examines the origins and collapse of the missions, the emergence and expansion of the pueblo of Los Angeles, and the creation and decline of the ranchos. He closely considers the Indians' incorporation into these foreign-imposed institutions and the resulting impact on the region's economy and society. While concentrating on the Tongvas (Gabrielinos), Phillips also considers Indians who entered the region from the south.

Based on exhaustive research, Phillips's account focuses on California Indians more as workers than as victims. He describes the work they performed and how their relations evolved with the missionaries, settlers, and rancheros who employed them. Phillips emphasizes the importance of Indian labor in shaping the economic history of what is now Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside counties.

Featuring more than two-dozen illustrations and maps, "Vineyards and Vaqueros" demonstrates that no history of the region is complete without a consideration of the Indian contribution.

Continuity and Change in the Native American Village - Multicultural Origins and Descendants of the Fort Ancient Culture... Continuity and Change in the Native American Village - Multicultural Origins and Descendants of the Fort Ancient Culture (Hardcover)
Robert A Cook
R2,176 R2,020 Discovery Miles 20 200 Save R156 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Two common questions asked in archaeological investigations are: where did a particular culture come from, and which living cultures is it related to? In this book, Robert A. Cook brings a theoretically and methodologically holistic perspective to his study on the origins and continuity of Native American villages in the North American Midcontinent. He shows that to affiliate archaeological remains with descendant communities fully we need to unaffiliate some of our well-established archaeological constructs. Cook demonstrates how and why Native American villages formed and responded to events such as migration, environment and agricultural developments. He focuses on the big picture of cultural relatedness over broad regions and the amount of social detail that can be gleaned from archaeological and biological data, as well as oral histories.

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