American Indian Nations: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow / Edition 1

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American Indian Nations takes stock of Indian history, policy, and culture over the past 30 years. A distinctive contribution to the understanding and interpretation of current Indian affairs, policies, and community development, this dynamic commentary of contemporary issues brings together a Who's Who of tribal leaders, scholars, and activists. No other collection offers such a thought-provoking and utterly current series of essays on the problems and achievements of modern Native peoples.

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Editorial Reviews

Montana The Magazine of Western History, Spring 2009 - Shannon D. Smith
Each chapter is a true jewel, with different facets and perspectives, as befits the diverse backgrounds of the presenters. This is a superb text for any American Indian Studies course.... A must for any student of historical and contemporary Indian issues, this book is also a great source of readers wanting to understand the current state of affairs of INdian nations, particularly those of the northern plains.
Useful for Indian studies classes and collections and for general readership. Summing Up: Recommended. All libraries/levels.
J. Anthony Paredes
This collection is a valuable compendium of historical background and contemporary perspectives on a very wide spectrum of issues and topics of concern to American Indians from an illustrious assembly of Native and other scholars and thinkers in 21st century Indian affairs. It is very pleasant, easy but immensely informative reading. This volume should be read cover to cover by anyone claiming an interest in North American Indians, past or present.
Manley Begay
In the age of Native political resurgence, American Indian Nations: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow brings together important Native voices to better understand the past and to more fully grasp the meaning of today’s events, so we can more appropriately fulfill the visions of tomorrow. This book throws valuable light on important contemporary issues of American Indian nations, from identity to art and expression, from education to media, and from politics and law to environment and land. It highlights significant recent achievements of American Indians and serves as a must-read for those that view American Indian culture, history, policy, and peoples as frontiers of thought.
Useful for Indian studies classes and collections and for general readership. Summing Up: Recommended. All libraries/levels.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780759110953
  • Publisher: AltaMira Press
  • Publication date: 8/13/2007
  • Series: Contemporary Native American Communities Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 334
  • Sales rank: 705,275
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.13 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

George Horse Capture has taught American Indian studies at Montana State University and served as curator of the Plains Indian Museum in Cody, Wyoming.Chandler Jackson is director of the John F. Reed Library at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado.Duane Champagne is professor of sociology at UCLA and has authored over 75 publications. He is also the editor of AltaMira's series, Contemporary Native American Communities.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction Chapter 2 Opening Keynote: Activating Indians into National Politics Part 3 American Indian Identity Chapter 4 Activism: Time to Change: Native American References in Sports Chapter 5 What's in a Label? Native American Identity and the Rise of a Tradition of Racism Chapter 6 Tribal Nationalism: The Concept of a Governmental Recognition of Tribes and the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe Chapter 7 The Chinook Nation and Its Struggle for Federal Recognition Chapter 8 An Overview of Indian Populations Part 9 Art and Expression Chapter 10 Native Art Chapter 11 Challenges in Managing Culturally Sensitive Collections at the National Museum of the American Indian Chapter 12 Repatriation in the 21st Century: Art We Still Fighting the Skull Wars? Chapter 13 Today's American Indian Tribes and Their Museums Part 14 Education Chapter 15 Indian Education: State and Federal Chapter 16 What Can Universities Contribute to Indigenous Language Immersion Programs? :A Case Study from Southern California Chapter 17 Language Immersion: The American View Chapter 18 Since Lewis and Clark: Are Tribal Colleges Meeting the Challenges of the 21st Century Chapter 19 American Indian Issues for the Next Fifty Years Chapter 20 The Rise and Fall of Native American Studies in the United States Part 21 Media Chapter 22 Getting Coverage in the Mainstream Press Chapter 23 Indian Country Today: Your Newspaper Part 24 Politics and Law Chapter 25 Voting Rights in Indian Country Chapter 26 Federal Indian Policy in the 21st Century Chapter 27 An Overview and Patterns in Federal Indian Law Part 28 The Environment and Land Chapter 29 As Long as the Water Flows: A Century of Blackfeet Water Lost from the St. Mary Canal and the Milk River Drainage Chapter 30 How the Land Was Taken: The Legacy of the Lewis and Clark Expedition for Native Nations Chapter 31 Concluding Keynote: From Battlefields to Boardrooms: A Rich Complexity of Enduring Pride and New Achievements

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