American Indians And Popular Culture 2 Volumes

Author: Elizabeth DeLaney Hoffman
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313379912
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Americans are still fascinated by the romantic notion of the "noble savage," yet know little about the real Native peoples of North America. This two-volume work seeks to remedy that by examining stereotypes and celebrating the true cultures of American Indians today. • Contributions from 47 distinguished scholars, writers, performers, and curators—both Native and non-Native—from the United States and Canada • Photos of contemporary powwows, historical figures, indigenous architecture, and contemporary and historical art • A comprehensive bibliography at the end of each chapter

Reading The Wampum

Author: Penelope Myrtle Kelsey
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815652992
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Since the fourteenth century, Eastern Woodlands tribes have used delicate purple and white shells called "wampum" to form intricately woven belts. These wampum belts depict significant moments in the lives of the people who make up the tribes, portraying everything from weddings to treaties. Wampum belts can be used as a form of currency, but they are primarily used as a means to record significant oral narratives for future generations. In Reading the Wampum, Kelsey provides the first academic consideration of the ways in which these sacred belts are reinterpreted into current Haudenosaunee tradition. While Kelsey explores the aesthetic appeal of the belts, she also provides insightful analysis of how readings of wampum belts can change our understanding of specific treaty rights and land exchanges. Kelsey shows how contemporary Iroquois intellectuals and artists adapt and reconsider these traditional belts in new and innovative ways. Reading the Wampum conveys the vitality and continuance of wampum traditions in Iroquois art, literature, and community, suggesting that wampum narratives pervade and reappear in new guises with each new generation.

The Rotinonshonni

Author: Brian Rice
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815652275
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"In this book, Rice offers a comprehensive history based on the oral traditions of the Rotinonshonni Longhouse People, also known as the Iroquois. Drawing upon J.N.B. Hewitt's translation and the oral presentations of Cayuga Elder Jacob Thomas, Rice records the Iroquois creation story, the origin of Iroquois clans, the Great Law of Peace, the European invasion, and the life of Handsome Lake. As a participant in a 700-mile walk following the story of the Peacemaker who confederated the original five warring nations that became the Rotinonshonni, Rice traces the historic sites located in what are now known as the Mississippi River Valley, Upstate New York, southern Quebec, and Ontario. The Rotinonshonni creates from oral traditions a history that informs the reader about events that happened in the past and how those events have shaped and are still shaping Rotinonshonni society today."--Publisher's website.

Munsee Indian Trade In Ulster County New York 1712 1732

Author: Kees-Jan Waterman
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815652216
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"A Section from the Anonymous "Account Book, 1711-1729" (in Dutch), Philip John Schuyler Papers (Volume 11): A Manuscript in the Holdings of the Manuscripts and Archives Division, New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations."

A Journey Into Mohawk And Oneida Country 1634 1635

Author: Charles T. Gehring
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815652151
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This revised edition includes a new preface, the original Dutch transcription and updated endnotes and bibliography

Give Me Some Truth

Author: Eric Gansworth
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 1338143557
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A powerful new book from Eric Gansworth, author of If I Ever Get Out of Here, that speaks the truth on race, relationships, and rock from two unforgettable perspectives.

Death On The Installment Plan

Author: Louis-Ferdinand Céline
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811223604
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Death on the Installment Plan is a companion volume to Louis-Ferinand Céline's earlier novel Journey to the End of Night. Published in rapid succession in the middle 1930s, these two books shocked European literatue and world consciousness. Nominally fiction but more rightly called "creative confessions," they told of the author's childhood in excoriating Paris slums, of serves in the mud wastes of World War I and African jungles. Mixing unmitigated despair with Gargantuan comedy, they also created a new style, in which invective and obscenity were laced with phrases of unforgettable poetry. Céline's influence revolutionized the contemporary approach to fiction. Under a cloud for a period, his work is now acknowledged as the forerunner of today's "black humor."