Rethinking American Indian History / Edition 1

Rethinking American Indian History / Edition 1

by Donald Lee Fixico
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826318193

ISBN-13: 9780826318190

Pub. Date: 08/01/1997

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

Writing from the Indian point of view is a central concern to historians today. Not only are new sources needed to understand native peoples, but new questions must be asked--questions based in a deep knowledge of the languages and cultures of Native Americans. The seven essays in this volume present innovative approaches to revising Indian history and understanding…  See more details below

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Writing from the Indian point of view is a central concern to historians today. Not only are new sources needed to understand native peoples, but new questions must be asked--questions based in a deep knowledge of the languages and cultures of Native Americans. The seven essays in this volume present innovative approaches to revising Indian history and understanding native peoples on their own terms.

In this book seven leading scholars address the complex challenges of understanding over 500 Indian tribes as they see themselves. In addition to general discussions of historiography, the contributors address such issues as writing the history of native women, understanding Indian people's relationship to the natural world, and conveying the role of native oral traditions. The contributors are James Axtell, William T. Hagan, Glenda Riley, Theda Purdue, Richard White, Angela Cavender Wilson, and the volume editor, Donald Fixico.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826318190
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Publication date:
08/01/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
150
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.35(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction3
Pt. 1Historiography
1The Ethnohistory of Native America11
2The New Indian History29
3The Historiography of American Indian and Other Western Women43
Pt. 2Analysis and Methodology
4Writing the Ethnohistory of Native Women73
5Indian Peoples and the Natural World: Asking the Right Questions87
6Power of the Spoken Word: Native Oral Traditions in American Indian History101
7Methodologies in Reconstructing Native American History117
Contributors131
Index133

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