Description : This reference volume lists hundreds of resources—books, Internet sites, and media titles—that will assist K-12 students and educators to learn about North American Natives. These appropriate and quality resources are subdivided into chapters covering geographic regions, history, religions, social life, customs and traditions, Nations, oral tradition, biographies, and fiction.
Description : Different skin colors, different languages, different religions, different abilities--these are all things that sometimes cause us to judge other people unfairly. Native North Americans have experienced hatred and misunderstanding over the years, from massacre and displacement to continuing stereotypes and poverty. Learn more about what prejudice means for Native North Americans today. "Gallup Guides for Youth Facing Persistent Prejudice: Native North American Indians" explores the history of prejudice against this group and what's being done today to fight discrimination and injustice. Read firsthand stories--and learn how to join the fight for tolerance and justice.
Description : Over the course of the last twenty years, Native American and Indigenous American literary studies has experienced a dramatic shift from a critical focus on identity and authenticity to the intellectual, cultural, political, historical, and tribal nation contexts from which these Indigenous literatures emerge. The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature reflects on these changes and provides a complete overview of the current state of the field. The Handbook's forty-three essays, organized into four sections, cover oral traditions, poetry, drama, non-fiction, fiction, and other forms of Indigenous American writing from the seventeenth through the twenty-first century. Part I attends to literary histories across a range of communities, providing, for example, analyses of Inuit, Chicana/o, Anishinaabe, and Métis literary practices. Part II draws on earlier disciplinary and historical contexts to focus on specific genres, as authors discuss Indigenous non-fiction, emergent trans-Indigenous autobiography, Mexicanoh and Spanish poetry, Native drama in the U.S. and Canada, and even a new Indigenous children's literature canon. The third section delves into contemporary modes of critical inquiry to expound on politics of place, comparative Indigenism, trans-Indigenism, Native rhetoric, and the power of Indigenous writing to communities of readers. A final section thoroughly explores the geographical breadth and expanded definition of Indigenous American through detailed accounts of literature from Indian Territory, the Red Atlantic, the far North, Yucatán, Amerika Samoa, and Francophone Quebec. Together, the volume is the most comprehensive and expansive critical handbook of Indigenous American literatures published to date. It is the first to fully take into account the last twenty years of recovery and scholarship, and the first to most significantly address the diverse range of texts, secondary archives, writing traditions, literary histories, geographic and political contexts, and critical discourses in the field.
Description : A collection of essays on art and ethics in North American native cultures describes the struggle among indigenous peoples to overcome the physical, psychological, and spiritual effects of colonialism, assimilation, and racism through artistic expression. Original.
Description : Discusses the cases brought by the Cherokee Nation and its supporters against the state of Georgia beginning in the 1830s to protect the rights of the Cherokee living there.
Description : American Indian Themes in Young Adult Literature analyzes characters, outlines plots, and evaluates content from a Native perspective. Teachers, librarians, parents, and young adult readers will find herein essential analytical information about literature with American Indian protagonists, narratives, and settings. This book also examines reviews of young adult publications with American Indian themes, demonstrating how too many reviewers reinforce, and even honor, stereotypical works.
Description : This indexed guide enables researchers and practitioners to draw upon the substantial dissertation research on the life experiences of Native American and Alaska Native children and adolescents. This carefully arranged and fully cross-referenced reference tool includes title, abstract, and retrieval information for 345 dissertations presented between 1960 and 1982. The abstracts outline the salient points of each study, e.g., subject population, sample size, sampling technique, research questions, data collection and analysis procedures, and conclusions. They are arranged alphabetically by author within thirteen major topics: childrearing and socialization; values, personality development; mental health and adjustment; language, bilingualism, communication behavior; intelligence; learning abilities, cognition; perceptual processes; social perceptions, attitudes; self-imagery; achievement; school environment; educational policy; and interventions. Each abstract is indexed by substantive and methodological characteristics. A glossary and index define and identify 136 cross-referenced descriptive terms commonly used in social, behavioral, and mental health science research.