The Plains Indians by Paul H. Carlson

The Plains Indians by Paul H. Carlson
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Overview: For the Plains Indians, the period from 1750 to 1890, often referred to as the traditional period, was an evolutionary time. Horses and firearms, trade goods, shifting migration patterns, disease pandemics, and other events associated with extensive European contact led to a peak of Plains Indian influence and success in the early nineteenth century. Ironically, that same European contact ultimately led to the devolution of traditional Plains Indian society, and by 1870 most Plains Indian peoples were living on reservations.In The Plains Indians Paul H. Carlson charts the evolution and growth of the Plains Indians through this period of constant change. Carlson examines, among other aspects of these tribal groups, the horse and bison culture, the economy and material culture, trade and diplomacy, and reservation life. In its examination of cultural change, The Plains Indians relies heavily on Indian voices and stresses an Indian viewpoint.Carlson argues that the Plains Indians were neither passive recipients of these cultural changes nor helpless victims. They took what was new and adapted it to and integrated it into their own culture. Even when faced with a significantly altered life on the reservations, the Plains Indians, "without abandoning their cultural base(, ) … adopted sedentary lifeways and shifted toward new life patterns, new sodalities, and different characteristics of community".Carlson also investigates the role of the environment in the lives of the Plains tribal groups. The ecological exploitation of bison was an integral part of their society; both their material and spiritual worlds depended on bison. The Plains Indians, while not living in perfect harmonywith the environment. to some extent adjusted their hunting practices, religious ceremonies, and social organization to the seasons, the bison, and other environmental factors, such as the herding requirements of their horses.The Plains Indians is a clear, well-written narrative history of the Plains Indians during a vital and well-known era in Indian and American history. Those interested in Indian anthropology and history will value this cohesive overview of Plains Indian society and culture.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The Cheyenne Indians by George Bird Grinnell

The Cheyenne Indians: Their History and Lifeways by George Bird Grinnell
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Overview: "The Cheyenne Indians: Their History and Lifeways" is a condensed version of a two volume book ("The Cheyenne Indians: Their History and Ways of Life") written by the famed naturalist and anthropologist George Bird Grinnell, based on his account of his time spent among the last of the nomadic Cheyenne Indians. It is one of Grinnell’s best known works and is of historical significance for its intimate first-hand account of life among the Cheyenne.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Patriots and Indians by Jeff W. Dennis

Patriots and Indians : Shaping Identity in Eighteenth-Century South Carolina by Jeff W. Dennis
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Overview: Patriots and Indians examines relationships between elite South Carolinians and Native Americans through the colonial, Revolutionary, and early national periods. Eighteenth-century South Carolinians interacted with Indians in business and diplomatic affairs, as enemies and allies during times of war and less frequently in matters of scientific, religious, or sexual interest. Jeff W. Dennis elaborates on these connections and their seminal effects on the American Revolution and the establishment of the state of South Carolina.

Dennis illuminates how southern Indians and South Carolinians contributed to and gained from the intercultural relationship, which subsequently influenced the careers, politics, and perspectives of leading South Carolina patriots and informed Indian policy during the Revolution and early republic. In eighteenth-century South Carolina, what it meant to be a person of European American, Native American, or African American heritage changed dramatically. People lived in transition; they were required to find solutions to an expanding array of sociocultural, economic, and political challenges. Ultimately their creative adaptations transformed how they viewed themselves and others.

While Native Americans were not the only “others” of the Revolutionary world, they were nonwhite, nonslave, and non-Christian allies of Britain who inhabited many millions of acres of highly arable land. For radical spokesmen such as William Henry Drayton, along with many white people on the frontier, Indians were viewed as a defining enemy during the American Revolution. Dennis contends that the stronger the attachment these men felt to the Whig cause and their aversion to the British, the harsher their attitudes toward Indians. In contrast the closer they were to Indians, socially and psychologically, the more lenient they appeared toward Native Americans. This difference of opinion carried over into national policies toward Native Americans. Following independence, some South Carolina patriots such as Andrew Pickens imagined an American identity broad and honorable enough to include Indians.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Mark Twain among the Indians by Kerry Driscoll

Mark Twain among the Indians and Other Indigenous Peoples by Kerry Driscoll
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Overview: Mark Twain among the Indians and Other Indigenous Peoples is the first book-length study of the writer’s evolving views regarding the aboriginal inhabitants of North America and the Southern Hemisphere, and his deeply conflicted representations of them in fiction, newspaper sketches, and speeches. Using a wide range of archival materials-including previously unexamined marginalia in books from Clemens’s personal library-Driscoll charts the development of the writer’s ethnocentric attitudes about Indians and savagery in relation to the various geographic and social milieus of communities he inhabited at key periods in his life, from antebellum Hannibal, Missouri, and the Sierra Nevada mining camps of the 1860s to the progressive urban enclave of Hartford’s Nook Farm. The book also examines the impact of Clemens’s 1895-96 world lecture tour, when he traveled to Australia and New Zealand and learned firsthand about the dispossession and mistreatment of native peoples under British colonial rule. This groundbreaking work of cultural studies offers fresh readings of canonical texts such as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, Roughing It, and Following the Equator, as well as a number of Twain’s shorter works.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Literary Theory

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American Indians & the.. Sovereignty by Kouslaa T. Kessler-Mata

American Indians and the Trouble with Sovereignty: A Turn Toward Structural Self-Determination by Kouslaa T. Kessler-Mata
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Overview: With tribes and individual Indians increasingly participating in American electoral politics, this study examines the ways in which tribes work together with state and local governments to overcome significant governance challenges. Much scholarship on tribal governance continues to rely on a concept of tribal sovereignty that does not allow for or help structure this type of governance activity. The resulting tension which emerges in both theory and practice from American Indian intergovernmental affairs is illuminated here and the limits of existing theory are confronted. Kessler-Mata presents an argument for tribal sovereignty to be normatively understood and pragmatically pursued through efforts aimed at interdependence, not autonomy. By turning toward theories of federalism and freedom in the republican tradition, the author provides an alternative framework for thinking about the goals and aspirations of tribal self-determination.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > General Constitutional Law

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Games Indians Play: Why We Are the Way We Are by means of V. Raghunathan

Games Indians Play: Why We Are the Way We Are by means of V. Raghunathan
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Overview: In a unprecedented try to perceive the Indianness of Indians-among essentially the most clever folks on the planet, but in addition, to a dispassionate eye most likely essentially the most baffling-V. Raghunathan makes use of the props of recreation principle and behavioural economics to supply an perception into the tricky conundrum of why we’re the way in which we’re.

He places underneath the scanner our attitudes in opposition to rationality and irrationality, selflessness and selfishness, pageant and cooperation, and collaboration and deception. Drawing examples from the way in which we behave in day by day scenarios, Games Indians Play tries to turn how ultimately every one in every of us-whether businessmen, politicians, bureaucrats, or simply undeniable us-stand to benefit extra if we had been to think just a little self-regulation, give equity a possibility and try to cooperate and collaborate just a little extra even supposing self-interests had been to be our major driver.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Cowboys & Indians – April 2019

Cowboys & Indians – April 2019
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Overview: The Premier Magazine of the West and the Western Lifestyle!
Cowboys & Indians magazine brings you the best of the Western lifestyle, including the latest in fashion, travel, food and wine, architecture and home decor, art, music, and film, all presented with spectacular images from award-winning photographers.
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers

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Indians of the Great Plains by Daniel J. Gelo

Indians of the Great Plains by Daniel J. Gelo
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Overview: Plains Societiesand Cultures
Indians of the Great Plains, written by Daniel J. Gelo of The University of Texas at San Antonio, is a text that emphasizes that Plains societies and cultures are continuing, living entities.
Through a topical exploration, it provides a contemporary view of recent scholarship on the classic Horse Culture Period while also bringing readers up-to-date with historical and cultural developments of the 20th and 21st centuries.In addition, it contains wide and balanced coverage of the many different tribal groups, including Canadian and southern populations.
Teaching & Learning Experience:
Improve Critical Thinking – Indians of the Great Plains provides recent scholarship and up-to-date historical and cultural developments of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries to see the Plains societies and cultures as continuing, living entities ― including charts showing tribal organization and kinship systems.
Engage Students ― Indians of the Great Plains features excerpts of Native poetry, songs, and ethnographic accounts, as well as Chapter Summaries and End-of-Chapter Review Questions.
Genre: Non-Fiction – General

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Indians of the Great Plains by Daniel J. Gelo

Indians of the Great Plains by Daniel J. Gelo
Requirements: EPUB Reader 11.6 MB
Overview: Plains Societiesand Cultures
Indians of the Great Plains, written by Daniel J. Gelo of The University of Texas at San Antonio, is a text that emphasizes that Plains societies and cultures are continuing, living entities.
Through a topical exploration, it provides a contemporary view of recent scholarship on the classic Horse Culture Period while also bringing readers up-to-date with historical and cultural developments of the 20th and 21st centuries.In addition, it contains wide and balanced coverage of the many different tribal groups, including Canadian and southern populations.
Teaching & Learning Experience:
Improve Critical Thinking – Indians of the Great Plains provides recent scholarship and up-to-date historical and cultural developments of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries to see the Plains societies and cultures as continuing, living entities ― including charts showing tribal organization and kinship systems.
Engage Students ― Indians of the Great Plains features excerpts of Native poetry, songs, and ethnographic accounts, as well as Chapter Summaries and End-of-Chapter Review Questions.
Genre: Non-Fiction – General

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Storm of the Sea: Indians and Empires in the Atlantic’s Age of Sail

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The Saltwater Frontier: Indians And The Contest …

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When Did Indians Become Straight?: Kinship, The …

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Cowboys & Indians – October 2018

Cowboys & Indians – October 2018

October 10, 2018

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