American Indian Nations: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

American Indian Nations: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

by George Horse Capture, Duane Champagne, Chandler C. Jackson, George Horse Capture, Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell
     
 

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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

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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.

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.
CHOICE
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.
Choice
Useful for Indian studies classes and collections and for general readership. Summing Up: Recommended. All libraries/levels.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759110946
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
08/13/2007
Series:
Contemporary Native American Communities Series
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
6.27(w) x 9.27(h) x 1.08(d)

What People are saying about this

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.

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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