Companion to the Anthropology of American Indians / Edition 1

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Overview

A Companion to the Anthropology of American Indians contains 27 original contributions by leading scholars who work actively as researchers in American Indian communities, or on the topic of American Indians. The book summarizes the state of anthropological knowledge of Indian peoples, as well as the history that got us to this point.
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Editorial Reviews

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"Highly recommended."
Choice

"Biolsi has produced a rich and comprehensive overview of the field by drawing on senior figures and younger scholars, academics and public intellectuals, and Native and non-Native voices. This volume is required reading for anyone wishing to enter, revisit, or advance the practice of Native American anthropology."
Philip Deloria, University of Michigan

"This invaluable volume offers the perspectives of individuals whose intellectual, social, emotional, and pragmatic commitment to better understanding our world have earned the respect and attention of Native and non-Native audiences."
Tsianina Lomawaima, University of Arizona

"This is a sterling compilation, expertly edited, that interrogates the dynamic and often contentious relationship between indigenous peoples and anthropologists."
David Wilkins, University of Minnesota

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Meet the Author

Thomas Biolsi is Professor of Native American Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. Among his publications are Deadliest Enemies: Law and Race Relations on and Off Rosebud Reservation (2007/2001), Indians and Anthropologists: Vine Deloria, Jr., and the Critique of Anthropology (edited with Larry Zimmerman, 1997), and Organizing the Lakota: The Political Economy of the New Deal on Pine Ridge and Rosebud Reservations (1992).
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Table of Contents

Synopsis of Contents x

Notes on Contributors xviii

Introduction: What is the ‘‘Anthropology’’ of ‘‘American Indians’’? 1
Thomas Biolsi

Part I: Environments and Populations 5

1 Political and Historical Ecologies 7
Kenneth M. Ames

2 Historical Demography 24
Russell Thornton

Part II: Political, Social, and Economic Organization 49

3 Women and Men 51
Martha C. Knack

4 Politics 69
Loretta Fowler

5 Tribal or Native Law 95
Bruce Granville Miller

6 Culture and Reservation Economies 112
Kathleen Pickering

Part III: Knowledge and Expressive Culture 131

7 Knowledge Systems 133
Eugene S. Hunn

8 Oral Traditions 154
Rodney Frey

9 Religion 171
Raymond Bucko

10 Music 196
Luke Eric Lassiter

11 Art 212
Rebecca J. Dobkins

Part IV: Colonialism, Native Sovereignty, Law, and Policy 229

12 Political and Legal Status (‘‘Lower 48’’ States) 231
Thomas Biolsi

13 Political and Legal Status of Alaska Natives 248
Caroline L. Brown

14 Federal Indian Policy and Anthropology 268
George Pierre Castile

15 Contemporary Globalization and Tribal Sovereignty 284
Randel D. Hanson

16 Treaty Rights 304
Larry Nesper

17 Education 321
Alice Littlefield

Part V: Cultural Politics and the Colonial Situation 339

18 Representational Practices 341
Pauline Turner Strong

19 The Politics of Native Culture 360
Kirk Dombrowski

20 Cultural Appropriation 383
Tressa Berman

21 Community Healing and Cultural Citizenship 398
Renya K. Ramirez

22 Native Hawaiians 412
Cari Costanzo Kapur

Part VI: Anthropological Method and Postcolonial Practice 433

23 Ethnography 435
Peter Whiteley

24 Beyond ‘‘Applied’’ Anthropology 472
Les W. Field

25 Language 490
James Collins

26 Visual Anthropology 506
Harald E. L. Prins

27 Archaeology 526
Larry J. Zimmerman

Index 542

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