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Wisconsin Indian Literature

Author: Kathleen Tigerman
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299220648
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Presents the oral traditions, legends, speeches, myths, histories, literature, and historically significant documents of the twelve independent bands and Indian Nations of Wisconsin. This anthology introduces us to a group of voices, enhanced by many maps, photographs, and chronologies.

Oshkaabewis Native Journal Vol 3 No 1

Author: Anton Treuer
ISBN: 1257022008
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The Oshkaabewis Native Journal is a interdisciplinary forum for significant contributions to knowledge about the Ojibwe language. All proceeds from the sale of this publication are used to defray the costs of production, and to support publications in the Ojibwe language. No royalty payments will be made to individuals involved in its creation.

Our Voices

Author: James Ruppert
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803289840
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Storytelling is a precious, vibrant tradition among the Native peoples of the Far North. Collected here for the first time are stories from the communities of interior Alaska and the Yukon Territory. These are the tales the people tell about themselves, their communities, and the world they inhabit. øOur Voices showcases twenty storytellers and writers who represent a full range of Athabaskan and related languages of Alaska and the Yukon. Both men and women recount popular tales of ancient times that describe the origins of social institutions and cultural values, as well as meaningful, sometimes intimate stories about their own lives and families or the history of their people. As representatives of an art transmitted through countless generations and now practiced with renewed interest and vigor by people reclaiming their cultural heritage, these narratives create a broad, brightly colored, richly detailed picture of the world of the Far North, present and past.

Wellness Beyond Words

Author: T. S. Harvey
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 0826352731
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"This anthropological account of Maya language use in health care in highland Guatemala explores some of the cultural and linguistic factors that can complicate communication in the practice of medicine. Bringing together the analytical tools of linguistic and medical anthropology, T. S. Harvey offers a rare comparative glimpse into Maya intra-cultural therapeutic and cross-cultural biomedical interactions"--

Native Voices

Author: Richard A. Grounds
Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas
ISBN: 9780700612598
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Native peoples of North America still face an uncertain future due to their unstable political, legal, and economic positions. Views of their predicament, however, continue to be dominated by non-Indian writers. In response, a dozen Native American writers here reclaim their rightful role as influential "voices" in the debates about Native communities at the dawn of a new millennium. These scholars examine crucial issues of politics, law, and religion in the context of ongoing Native American resistance to the dominant culture. They particularly show how the writings of Vine Deloria, Jr., have shaped and challenged American Indian scholarship in these areas since the 1960s. They provide key insights into Deloria's thought, while introducing some of the critical issues still confronting Native nations today. Collectively, these essays take up four important themes: indigenous societies as the embodiment of cultures of resistance, legal resistance to western oppression against indigenous nations, contemporary,Native religious practices, and Native intellectual challenges to academia. Individual chapters address indigenous perspectives on topics usually treated (and often misunderstood) by non-Indians, such as the role of women in Indian society, the importance of sacred sites to American Indian religious identity, and the relationship of native language to indigenous autonomy. A closing essay by Deloria--in vintage form--brings the book full circle and reminds Native Americans of their responsibilities and obligations to one another--and to past and future generations. Ranging from insights into Native American astronomy to critiques of federal Indian law, this book strongly argues forthe renewed cultivation of a Native American Studies that is much more Indian-centered. Without the revival of that perspective, such curricula are doomed to languish as academic ephemera--missed opportunities for building a b

Soul Talk Song Language

Author: Joy Harjo
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 0819571512
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Joy Harjo is a “poet-healer-philosopher-saxophonist,” and one of the most powerful Native American voices of her generation. She has spent the past two decades exploring her place in poetry, music, dance/performance, and art. Soul Talk, Song Language gathers together in one complete collection many of these explorations and conversations. Through an eclectic assortment of media, including personal essays, interviews, and newspaper columns, Harjo reflects upon the nuances and development of her art, the importance of her origins, and the arduous reconstructions of the tribal past, as well as the dramatic confrontation between Native American and Anglo civilizations. Harjo takes us on a journey into her identity as a woman and an artist, poised between poetry and music, encompassing tribal heritage and reassessments and comparisons with the American cultural patrimony. She presents herself in an exquisitely literary context that is rooted in ritual and ceremony and veers over the edge where language becomes music.

Voices Of The Living Grail

Author: WB DeLong
ISBN: 9781418488284
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A gripping, page-turning chronicle, Voices presents a dazzling display of drama, adventure, and suspense as it illuminates compelling mysteries the Church can no longer suppress. The intriguing characters of this action-packed tale reflect the spirituality that flows like an underground river into the pool of evolving human consciousness. They yearn with all humanity for a deep connection with the Ultimate Source. They reenact the timeless struggle against the violence and greed that prevents humankind from realizing that goal.