Native American Political Issues Books Free – American Indian Movement

Indian Gaming

Kallen, Stuart A.
Greenhaven 2006 Dewey Dec. 970.14

The At Issue series includes a wide range of opinion on a single controversial issue. Each volume includes both primary and secondary sources from a variety of perspectives — eyewitnesses, scientific journals, government officials and many others. Extensive bibliographies and annotated lists of relevant organizations to contact offer a gateway to further research.

Contents: Gaming provides many benefits to Native American communities / Walking Antelope — Most Native Americans have not profited from gaming / Jacob Coin — Casinos help Indians achieve the American Dream / J. David Tovey Jr. — Casino riches have been managed wisely by the Choctaw / WBUR — Sudden casino wealth has both benefited and harmed California’s Chumash Tribe / Glenn F. Bunting — Tribes have traded sovereignty rights for casino profits / Tim Giago — Tribes abuse their sovereign status to avoid government regulation / Jan Golab — Indian casinos have no obligation to share profits with the government — Gaming tribes and states need to work together to help all citizens / Susan Masten — Indian casinos lead to gambling addiction / Candi Cushman — Indian gaming offers a therapeutic escape to many senior citizens / Dave McKibben — Casinos hurt local businesses / Jonathan Krutz — Indian casinos generate crime and corruption / Clara NiiSka — Christian activists are fighting to stop the creation of more Indian casinos / John W. Kennedy — Anti-casino groups threaten tribal economics / Tom Wanamaker — Many Indian gaming opponents are biased against Native Americans / Zoltan Grossman and Debra McNutt. Native American political issues books.

A Student’s Guide to Native American Genealogy

Kavasch, E. Barrie
Oryx 1996 Dewey Dec. 970.14

Discusses Native American history and culture with specific instructions for researching Native American family history.

Contents: Grandmother Spider’s tangled web – Why trace your roots? – Celebrating heritage and diversity – A deeper sense of history – Tracing your family tree – Genealogical records and research – Native American records and documents – Preserving what you find

The Indian and his Problem

Leup, Francis E.
Scribner’s Sons1910 Dewey Dec. 970.15

An authoritative and unbiased work which contains an appreciation of Indian character, a review of past government dealings with the Indian, and suggestions for future policies. The author was at one time Commissioner of Indian affairs. -A.L.A. Catalog 1926. Native American political issues books.

American Indian Today

Levine, Stuart and Lurie, Nancy O., eds.
Penguin 1970 Dewey Dec. 970.14

“This book should provide, first, some basic information about Indian history and Indian relationships with our government and its colonial predecessors; second, introductions to specific problems which face Indian people today; and third, several examples, case histories, if you will, of the situation in specific places around the nation…. It should give even the general reader a good feel for the situation, and a sense of what Indian people and those who like them – the editors in particular – think we should be doing.” Author’s Preface

Contents: The survival of Indian identity – historical background – ‘Culture’ and the American Indian community – Nationalistic trends among American Indians – Pan-Indianism – The isolated Eastern Cherokee – Tight shoe night: Oklahoma Indians today – Factional conflict and the Indian community: The Prairie Potawatomi case – History and current status of the Houma Indians – Some limitations of the Renascence concept in acculturation: the Nez Perce case – Indian education for what? – Therapeutic experience of responsible democracy – An American Indian Renascence? Native American political issues books.

In the Spirit of Crazy Horse

Matthiessen, Peter
Viking 1991 Dewey Dec. 970.14

“The author tells the sad story of the ill treatment of North American Indians since European settlers arrived. By means of interviews, attendance at Indian ceremonies, and extensive research, Matthiessen shares details of life both then and now for the many existing tribes. The embarrassing incidents of treaties made and broken seem without end.” -Publisher

Contents: Partial: The Oglala Lakota, 1835-1965 — American Indian Movement — To Wounded Knee, February-May 1973 — New Indian Wars: AIM versus the FBI, 1972-75 — Pine Ridge and Dick Wilson — The shoot-out, June 26, 1975. Native American political issues books.

American Indians and U.S. Politics: A Companion Reader

Meyer, John M.
Praeger 2002 Dewey Dec. 970.13

An examination of the relationship between American Indians and the U.S. political system. It attempts to give a clearer understanding of such contemporary issues as Indian fishing rights and gaming casinos. Aimed at those on introductory government courses, adding a futher perspective.

Indigenous American Women: Decolonization, Empowerment, Activism

Mihesuah, Devon A.
University of Nebraska 2003 Dewey Dec. 970.14

‘Oklahoma Choctaw scholar Devon Abbott Mihesuah offers a frank and absorbing look at the complex, evolving identities of American Indigenous women today, their ongoing struggles against a centuries-old legacy of colonial disempowerment, and how they are seen and portrayed by themselves and others.
Mihesuah first examines how American Indigenous women have been perceived and depicted by non-Natives, including scholars, and by themselves. She then illuminates the pervasive impact of colonialism and patriarchal thought on Native women’s traditional tribal roles and on their participation in academia. Mihesuah considers how relations between Indigenous women and men across North America continue to be altered by Christianity and Euro-American ideologies. Sexism and violence against Indigenous women has escalated; economic disparities and intratribal factionalism and “culturalism” threaten connections among women and with men; and many women suffer from psychological stress because their economic, religious, political, and social positions are devalued.
In the last section, Mihesuah explores how modern American Indigenous women have empowered themselves tribally, nationally, or academically. Additionally, she examines the overlooked role that Native women played in the Red Power movement as well as some key differences between Native women “feminists” and “activists.”” -Publisher. Native American political issues books.

Natives and Academics: Researching and Writing about American Indians

Mihesuah, Devon A., ed.
University of Nebraska 1998 Dewey Dec. 970.14

Ten leading Native scholars examine the state of scholarly research and writing on Native Americans. Their distinctive perspectives and telling arguments lend clarity to the heated debate about the purpose and direction of Native American scholarship.

Contents: American Indian history or non-Indian perceptions of American Indian history? / Angela Cavender Wilson — Grandmother to granddaughter: generations of oral history in a Dakota family / Angela Cavender Wilson — Commonalty of difference: American Indian women and history / Devon A. Mihesuah — Special problems in teaching Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony / Paula Gunn Allen — Comfortable fictions and the struggle for turf: an essay review of The invented Indian: cultural fictions and government policies / Vine Deloria, Jr. — Ethics and responsibilities in writing American Indian history / Donald L. Fixico — Licensed trafficking and ethnogenetic engineering / Susan A. Miller — American Indian intellectualism and the new Indian story / Elizabeth Cook-Lynn — Cultural imperialism and the marketing of Native America / Laurie Anne Whitt — On revision and revisionism: American Indian representations in New Mexico / Theodore S. Jojola — American Indian studies is for everyone / Duane Champagne — Why Indian people should be the ones to write about Indian education / Karen Gayton Swisher. Native American political issues books.

Reformers and Activists

Nielsen, Nancy J.
Facts on File 1997 Dewey Dec. 970.14

The American Indian Lives series profiles individuals from various fields of endeavor who have enriched — and continue to enrich — both the cultures of their tribes and American culture in general.

Contents: Gertrude Simmons Bonnin – Clinton Rickard – La Donna Harris – Vine Deloria, Jr. – Dennis Banks – Russell Means – Anna Mae Aquash – Carrie Dann – Mae Wilson Tso – John E. Echohawk

Rights of Indians and Tribes: The Basic ACLU Guide to Indian and Tribal Rights

Pevar, Stephen L.
Southern Illinois University 1992 Dewey Dec. 970.15

A guide in a question-and-answer format, setting forth Native American rights under the present law and offering suggestions on how they can be protected.

Contents: A history of federal Indian policy — Definitions: “Indian,” “Indian tribe,” “Indian country,” “and “Indian title” — The trust responsibility — Indian treaties — Federal power over Indian affairs — Tribal self-government — State power over Indian affairs — Criminal jurisdiction in Indian country — Civil jurisdiction in Indian country — Taxation — Hunting, fishing, and gathering rights — Indian water rights — Civil rights of Indians — The Indian Civil Rights Act — The special status of certain Indian groups — Government services to Indians — The Indian Child Welfare Act — Judicial review. Native American political issues books.

The Great Father: the United States Government and the American Indians

Prucha, Francis P.
University of Nebraska 1984 Dewey Dec. 970.15

“The author’s detailed analysis of two centuries of federal policy makes ‘The Great Father’ indispensable reading for anyone interested in understanding the complexities of American Indian policy.” – Journal of American History.
“Written in an engaging fashion, encompassing an extraordinary range of material, devoting attention to themes as well as to chronological narration, and presenting a wealth of bibliographical information, it is an essential text for all students and scholars of American Indian history and anthropology.” – Oregon Historical Quarterly.
“A monumental endeavor, rigorously researched and carefully written… It will remain for decades as an indispensable reference tool and a compendium of knowledge pertaining to United States-Indian relations.” – Western Historical Quarterly.

Ghost Dancing the Law: The Wounded Knee Trials

Sayer, John William
Harvard University 1997 Dewey Dec. 970.15

“After the siege ended at Wounded Knee the real battle had yet to be fought. The 1973 standoff in South Dakota between Oglala Lakota Indians and federal lawmen led to the criminal prosecution of American Indian Movement leaders Dennis Banks and Russell Means. The ten month trial had all the earmarks of a political tribunal; with the defense led by William Kunstler and the prosecution backed by the Nixon administration, it became a media battle for public opinion. This first book-length study of the Wounded Knee trials demonstrates the impact that legal institutions and the media have on political dissent. It also shows how the dissenters as defendants can influence these institutions and the surrounding political and cultural climate.” -Publisher. Native American political issues books, American Indian Movement.

Native Americans and the Law: A Dictionary

Sokolow, Gary A.
ABC-CLIO 2000

This reference work serves many users: lawyers looking for a summary of Native American legal issues, researchers needing a refresher or a first-stop source, students and teachers interested in an overview of the field, as well as laypersons seeking information and insights into this uniquely American field of jurisprudence.

Native North American Voices

Straub, Deborah G., ed.
UXL 1997 Dewey Dec. 970.14

“Over the past two hundred years the orations of American Indian speakers have powerfully shaped the national consciousness, changed government policy, raised pride and determination among the many groups of native peoples, and countered stereotypes and complacency in the American public. ‘Native North American Voices’ collects in a single source a wide range of these speeches, complete and excerpted, as they were delivered by Native American tribal leaders, activists, political figures, religious leaders, and other prominent men and women from the late eighteenth century to the present.” – Reader’s Guide.

Roots of Oppression: The American Indian Question

Talbot, Steve
International 1981 Dewey Dec. 970.14

This work reflects the author’s PhD thesis in anthropology, and was projected to be the first of two volumes on the study of the Native American question in the U.S. This work introduces the Indian movement and describes the political economy of struggle. It presents contemporary events in their historical perspective.

Contents: The so-called Indian problem — Indian sovereignty — The meaning of Wounded Knee — The Indian frontier in history — Agents of the dispossession — The Indian frontier today — The economic rip-off — Friends, enemies and the future. Native American political issues books, American Indian Movement.

Alternative to Extinction: Federal Indian Policy and the Beginnings of the Reservation System, 1846-51

Trennert, Robert A.
Temple University 1975 Dewey Dec. 970.15

“The tragic move to place the Indian tribes on reservations after the Civil War—and the accompanying segregation, impoverishment and callous mistreatment—has been well told by historians. But, how the reservation concept evolved from a policy motivated by considerable idealism is the subject of this unique, thought-provoking study.” -Book jacket

Contents: The barrier and the Indian — William Medill and Federal Indian policy, 1845-48 — Toward a reservation system: Whig Indian policy, 1849-51 — Reservations or removal: Texas and the government — Military and civilian policy: New Mexico, 1846-52 — Across the emigrant’s path: the border tribes — End of the Indian barrier: the central plains — Epilogue.

Blood of the Land: The Government and Corporate War Against the American Indian Movement

Weyler, Rex
Everest House 1982 Dewey Dec. 970.15

“This classic and accessible history of the American Indian Movement details an important part of Native peoples’ continuing struggles against corporate and governmental development interests. Blood of the Land is a powerful reminder that we can only ignore environmental, social justice and spiritual issues at our – and the Earth’s – peril.” -Publisher. Native American political issues books, American Indian Movement.

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