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What You Need to Read, September 2018

What You Need to Read, September 2018

Here it is, your quarterly guide to the vast literature in Native American Studies.  If I missed something that you found particularly valuable, please let me know and I will be happy to revise this list accordingly.   Allard, Seth.  Guided by the Spirits: The Meanings of Life, Death, and Youth Suicide in an Ojibwa Community, (New York: Routledge, 2018). Allison, I. R. “Beyond It All: Surveying the Intersections of Modern American Indian, Environmental, and Western Histories,” History Compass, 16…

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Etzanoa

Etzanoa

Donald Blakeslee, an archaeologist at Wichita State University, may have found with his students the site of Etzanoa, where perhaps 20,000 people lived along the Walnut and Arkansas Rivers in Kansas between 1450 and 1700.  Both Francisco Coronado in 1541, and Juan de Oñate sixty years later, passed through this part of what is now Kansas.  I discuss both the Coronado and Oñate expeditions into the Great West in Native America, and I look forward to sharing Blakeslee’s work with…

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What You Need to Read, June 2018

What You Need to Read, June 2018

It’s that time of the year again.  Let me know if you think I missed something that I ought to have included.  It is summer break, and I hope you find something here you can use.   Allard, Seth. Guided By the Spirits: The Meanings of Life, Death, and Youth Suicide in an Ojibwa Community, (New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2018). Alt, Susan M. Cahokia’s Complexities: Ceremonies and Politics of the First Mississippian Farmers, (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press,…

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Roanoke Bibliography

Roanoke Bibliography

This semester I am teaching a freshman writing seminar at Geneseo on the Lost Colony of Roanoke.  The students have now finished reading through the bulk of David Beers Quinn’s famous collection of source material, and will begin writing their own papers this week.  I compiled this bibliography, which I will share with them, at least in part to bring myself up to speed with what has been published since my book on the Roanoke ventures, The Head in Edward…

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What You Need to Read, March 2018

What You Need to Read, March 2018

Welcome to the first quarterly bibliography of 2018.  If there is something you feel I have missed, I hope you will pass it along. I will update with any suggestions.   Arnett, Jessica Leslie. “Unsettled Rights in Territorial Alaska: Native Land, Sovereignty, and Citizenship from the Indian Reorganization Act to Termination,” Western Historical Quarterly, 48 no. 3 (September 2017): 233-254. Arnold, Laurie. “The Ground Floor of a Movement: The National Indian Gaming Association and the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act,” Western…

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The Supreme Court’s “Silent Revolution” in Indian Law

The Supreme Court’s “Silent Revolution” in Indian Law

I recently had a chance to read through Dewi Ioan Ball’s The Erosion of Tribal Power: The Supreme Court’s Silent Revolution, published in 2016 by the University of Oklahoma Press.  I am teaching my Indian Law and Public Policy course this semester at Geneseo, and I do try to keep up as best I can with the large literature on the field.  So much to read, so little time. What makes Ball’s approach novel is his use of the unpublished…

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What You Need To Read, December 2017

What You Need To Read, December 2017

Back with the final “What You Need To Read” in Native American history for the year.  These are all recent additions to my “Must See” list. If I have missed anything that you have found particularly rewarding or valuable, or if you would like one of your works to be included on the list, feel free to drop me a line and I will catch you next time. Lisa Brooks, Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip’s War,…

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What You Need To Read, September 2017

What You Need To Read, September 2017

The following items have made it on to my bibliography of things I must see. I hope you find this helpful.  If you feel that I missed something that ought to have been included, by all means feel free to let me know and I will update this list.  Next update will appear in December:   Alexie, Sherman. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir, (New York: Little, Brown, 2017). Baires, Sarah E. Land of Water, City…

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Thanks!

Thanks!

At long last, Native America has hit the shelves.  I received my authors’ copies the other day, and there are several dozen copies on my campus bookstore’s shelves awaiting the students who will arrive in two weeks or so.  The first edition appeared in 2010, so it this version has been a long time coming. I hope that it will not be another seven years before the next edition appears. And that is because so much wonderful scholarship is being…

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What You Need To Read

What You Need To Read

I will post each quarter a list of items I have placed on my “To Get To” list, scholarship I will consider as I work to keep current in this vast field and begin to contemplate a third edition of Native America.   If there is something I have missed, or a work you would like me to add to the list, please feel free to drop me a line. For the March bibliography, click here. Abram Kercsmar, Joshua. “Wolves at…

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