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American Indian CONTENTS ANTHROPOLOGY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 ART. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 BIOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 EDUCATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 FICTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 HISTORY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 LANGUAGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 NATIVE STUDIES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 WOMEN’S STUDIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

For more than ninety years, the University of Oklahoma Press has published award-winning books about the American Indian and we are proud to bring to you our new American Indian catalog. For a complete list of titles available from OU Press, please visit our website at We hope you enjoy this catalog and appreciate your continued support of the University of Oklahoma Press. Price and availability subject to change without notice. On the cover: Dance shield, Kainai (Blood), Alberta, Canada, ca. 1880. Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, Wyoming, U.S.A.; The Paul Dyck Plains Indian Buffalo Culture Collection, acquired through the generosity of the Dyck family and additional gifts of the Nielson Family and the Estate of Margaret S. Coe, NA.108.139



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Webs of Kinship Family in Northern Cheyenne Nationhood By Christina G. Hill Many stories that non-Natives tell about Native people emphasize suffering, loss, and eventual extinction, whether physical or cultural. But the stories Northern Cheyennes tell about themselves emphasize survival, connectedness, and commitment to land and community. By reexamining Northern Cheyenne removal, this book illustrates how the power of kinship has safeguarded the nation’s political autonomy allowing the Cheyennes to shape their own story. APRIL 2017 · 400 PAGES · 6 × 9 $34.95s · Hardcover · 978-0-8061-5601-9 NEW DIRECTIONS IN NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES

Crow Jesus Personal Stories of Native Religious Belonging By Mark Clatterbuck Crow Christianity speaks in many voices, and in the pages of Crow Jesus, these voices tell a complex story of Christian faith and Native tradition combining and reshaping each other to create a new religious identity. In this collection of narratives, fifteen members of the Apsáalooke (Crow) Nation in southeastern Montana and three non-Native missionaries to the reservation describe how Christianity has shaped their lives and their community through the years. FEBRUARY 2017 · 280 PAGES · 6 × 9 $29.95s · PAPERBACK · 978-0-8061-5587-6

Arapaho Women’s Quillwork Motion, Life, and Creativity By Jeffrey D. Anderson In Arapaho Women’s Quillwork, Anderson brings this distinctly female art form out of the darkness and into its rightful spotlight within the realms of both art history and anthropology. Beautifully illustrated with more than 50 color and black-and-white images, this book is the first comprehensive examination of quillwork within Arapaho ritualized traditions. SEPTEMBER 2016 · 256 PAGES · 8 × 10 $21.95s · PAPERBACK · 978-0-8061-5583-8

Heartbeat, Warble, and the Electric Powwow American Indian Music By Craig Harris Despite centuries of suppression and oppression, American Indian music survives as a profound cultural force. Heartbeat, Warble, and the Electric Powwow celebrates the vibrant soundscape of Native North America, from the “heartbeat” of intertribal drums and “warble” of Native flutes to rock, hip-hop, and electronic music. MAY 2016 · 280 PAGES · 6 × 9 $24.95 · PAPERBACK · 978-0-8061-5168-7



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Plains Indian Buffalo Cultures Art from the Paul Dyck Collection By Emma I. Hansen Over the course of his career, artist Paul Dyck (1917–2006) assembled more than 2,000 nineteenth-century artworks created by the buffalo-hunting peoples of the Great Plains. Only with its acquisition by the Plains Indian Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West has this legendary collection become available to the public. The Paul Dyck Collection provide a firsthand glimpse into the traditions, adaptations, and innovations of Great Plains Indian cultures. MAY 2018 · 208 PAGES · 9 × 11 $50.00s · HARDCOVER · 978-0-8061-6011-5 $34.95s · PAPERBACK · 978-0-8061-6012-2

Transnational Frontiers The American West in France By Emily C. Burns When Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show traveled to Paris in 1889, the New York Times reported that it would be “managed to suit French ideas.” For French artists and enthusiasts, the West served as a fulcrum for the construction of an American cultural identity. Transnational Frontiers maps the complex cultural exchanges that defined and altered images of the American West. MAY 2018 · 248 PAGES · 9 × 11 $45.00s · HARDCOVER · 978-0-8061-6003-0 THE CHARLES M. RUSSELL CENTER SERIES ON ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY OF THE AMERICAN WEST

Five Years in America The Menominee Collection Antoine Marie Gachet By Sylvia S. Kasprycki This unusually well documented collection, preserved at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Fribourg, is here published for the first time in its entirety as Five Years in America: The Menominee Collection of Antoine Marie Gachet, together with a catalogue raisonné and a selection of Gachet’s hitherto unpublished drawings. APRIL 2018 · 96 PAGES · 8.25 × 10.8 $19.95s · HARDCOVER · 978-3-9811-6209-7 DISTRIBUTED FOR ZKF PUBLISHERS

Lakota Performers in Europe Their Culture and the Artifacts They Left Behind By Steve Friesen In 1935 in Belgium, fifteen Lakotas enacted their culture on a world stage. The performers left behind 157 pieces of Lakota culture that they had used in the exposition. Lakota Performers in Europe tells the story of these artifacts. Portraying a time when American Indians appeared on the international stage as ambassadors of the American West. JUNE 2017 · 304 PAGES · 8.5 × 11 $39.95s · HARDCOVER · 978-0-8061-5696-5 WILLIAM F. CODY SERIES ON THE HISTORY AND CULTURE OF THE AMERICAN WEST


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Frederick Weygold Artist and Ethnographer of North American Indians Edited by Christian F. Feest and C. Ronald Corum American artist, Frederick Weygold (1870-1941) made a lifelong study of Native American art by drawing early objects from the Plains in German museum collections. This book, based upon the voluminous body of his paintings, drawings, and papers held by the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky, offers a comprehensive account of Weygold’s life and achievements. JANUARY 2017 · 272 PAGES · 9 × 10.5 $29.95s · HARDCOVER · 978-3-9818-4120-6 DISTRIBUTED FOR ZKF PUBLISHERS

Art in Motion Native American Explorations of Time, Place, and Thought Edited by John P. Lukavic and Laura Caruso In 2012, the Denver Art Museum hosted a symposium titled Art in Motion: Native American Explorations of Time, Place, and Thought. The visionary talks from Art in Motion have been adapted for publication and gathered together with a new introduction by symposium organizer John P. Lukavic, associate curator of native arts at the Denver Art Museum. JULY 2016 · 108 PAGES · 8 × 9.25 $25.00s · PAPERBACK · 978-0-91473-863-3 DISTRIBUTED FOR THE DENVER ART MUSEUM

Blackfoot War Art Pictographs of the Reservation Period, 1880-2000 By L. James Dempsey When the Blackfoot Indians were confined to reservations in the late nineteenth century, their pictographic representations of warfare kept alive the rituals associated with war. Filled with 160 images of startling beauty and power, Blackfoot War Art tells how pictographs served as a record of both tribal and personal accomplishment. In this visually stunning survey, L. James Dempsey, a member of the Blood tribe, plumbs the breadth and depth of warrior representational art. JANUARY 2016 · 488 PAGES · 8 × 10 $39.95s · PAPERBACK · 978-0-8061-5415-2


Ned Christie The Creation of an Outlaw and Cherokee Hero By Devon A. Mihesuah For over a century, journalists, pulp fiction authors, and historians have produced largely fictitious accounts of Ned Christie’s life. In a tour de force of investigative scholarship, Devon A. Mihesuah, places Christie’s story within the rich context of Cherokee governance and nineteenth-century American sociopolitical conditions. More than a biography, Ned Christie traces the making of an American myth. MARCH 2018 · 272 PAGES · 6 × 9 $29.95 · HARDCOVER · 978-0-8061-5910-2



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John Joseph Mathews Life of an Osage Writer By Michael Snyder John Joseph Mathews (1894–1979) is one of Oklahoma’s most revered twentiethcentury authors. In this captivating biography, Michael Snyder provides the first book-length account of this fascinating figure. The story he tells, of one remarkable individual, is also the story of the Osage Nation, the state of Oklahoma, and Native America in the twentieth century. “[Michael] Snyder’s meticulous biography explodes long-standing myths about Mathews. . . . In filling gaps both personal and cultural, the book does fine service.” —Times Literary Supplement FEBRUARY 2018 · 280 PAGES · 6 × 9 $21.95 · PAPERBACK · 978-0-8061-6052-8 AMERICAN INDIAN LITERATURE AND CRITICAL STUDIES SERIES

Nicholas Black Elk Medicine Man, Missionary, Mystic By Michael F. Steltenkamp Combining in-depth biography with its cultural context, Nicholas Black Elk: Medicine Man, Missionary, Mystic depicts a more complex Black Elk than has previously been known: a world traveler who participated in the Battle of the Little Bighorn yet lived through the beginning of the atomic age. “Accessible and should be enjoyed by specialists and non-specialists alike...easily the best reference work on Black Elk’s life to date.”—Seth Schermerhorn, Arizona State University, Montana: The Magazine of Western History SEPTEMBER 2017 · 296 PAGES · 5.5 × 8.5 $21.95 · PAPERBACK · 978-0-8061-5967-6

William Wells and the Struggle for the Old Northwest By William Heath Born to Anglo-American parents on the Appalachian frontier, captured by Miami Indians and adopted into the tribe, William Wells moved between two cultures all his life. Vilified by some for his divided loyalties, he remains relatively unknown though he is worthy of comparison with frontiersmen like Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett. Heath’s thoroughly researched book is the first biography of this manin-the-middle. “One of the most important but shadowy characters from the story of the Old Northwest is William Wells, the ‘white Indian,’ who lived and died between two worlds in conflict. Heath brings a novelist’s graceful style and a historian’s impeccable research to this fascinating biography.”—Paul Andrew Hutton, author of Phil Sheridan and His Army MARCH 2017 · 520 PAGES · 6 × 9 $26.95 · PAPERBACK · 978-0-8061-5750-4

Victorio Apache Warrior and Chief By Kathleen P. Chamberlain A steadfast champion of his people during the wars with encroaching AngloAmericans, the Apache chief Victorio deserves as much attention as his better-known contemporaries Cochise and Geronimo. This biography portrays Victorio as a leader who sought a peaceful homeland for his people in the face of wrongheaded decisions from Washington. JANUARY 2017 · 272 PAGES · 6 × 9 $21.95 · PAPERBACK · 978-0-8061-5760-3 THE OKLAHOMA WESTERN BIOGRAPHIES


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Sign Talker Hugh Lenox Scott Remembers Indian Country By Hugh Lenox Scott Edited by R. Eli Paul General Hugh Lenox Scott became the U.S. Army’s most accomplished practitioner of Plains Indian Sign Language, a skill that brought him many opportunities to interact with Native peoples. His aversion to violence and abiding respect for American Indians earned him the reputation as one of the most adept peacemakers ever to serve in the U.S. Army. Sign Talker gives new insight into this soldier-diplomat’s experiences and accomplishments. JULY 2016 · 272 PAGES · 6 × 9 $29.95s · HARDCOVER · 978-0-8061-5354-4


American Indian Education, 2nd Edition A History By Jon Reyhner and Jeanne Eder The history of American Indian education is a story of how Euro-Americans disrupted and suppressed cultural practices, and how Indians actively preserved them. Thoroughly updated for this second edition, American Indian Education is the most comprehensive single-volume account, useful for any reader interested in the history and efficacy of educational reforms. NOVEMBER 2017 · 408 PAGES · 6.125 × 9.25 $29.95s · PAPERBACK · 978-0-8061-5776-4

Free to Be Mohawk Indigenous Education at the Akwesasne Freedom School By Louellyn White In 1979, during a major conflict regarding self-governance, traditional Mohawks asserted their sovereign rights to self-education. Concern over the loss of language and culture sparked the birth of the Akwesasne Freedom School (AFS) and its grassroots, community-based approach. White presents an in-depth picture of the AFS as a model of Indigenous holistic education that incorporates traditional teachings and language immersion. JULY 2016 · 196 PAGES · 6 × 9 $19.95s · PAPERBACK · 978-0-8061-5154-0 NEW DIRECTIONS IN NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES SERIES


Chenoo A Novel By Joseph Bruchac Jacob Neptune, a wise-cracking, two-fisted Penacook private investigator with a checkered past, lives in upstate New York—four hundred miles from his tribal community on Abenaki Island. One night the phone rings. “We . . . got . . . trouble,” Neptune’s cousin Dennis says. And trouble is where it all starts in this brilliant, often hilarious novel by acclaimed Abenaki storyteller Joseph Bruchac. MAY 2016 · 224 PAGES · 6 × 9 $16.95 · PAPERBACK · 978-0-8061-5207-3 AMERICAN INDIAN LITERATURE AND CRITICAL STUDIES SERIES



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Monsters of Contact Historical Trauma in Caddoan Oral Traditions By Mark Van De Logt A murderous whirlwind, an evil child-abducting witch-woman, a masked cannibal, terrifying scalped men, a mysterious man-slaying flint creature: the oral tradition of the Caddoan Indians is alive with monsters. A daring interpretation of Caddoan lore, Monsters of Contact puts oral traditions at the center of historical inquiry and, in so doing, asks us to reconsider what makes a monster. JUNE 2018 · 336 PAGES · 6 × 9 $65.00s · HARDCOVER · 978-0-8061-6014-6

Reservations, Removal, and Reform The Mission Indian Agents of Southern California, 1878-1903 By Valerie Sherer Mathes and Phil Brigandi Inseparable from the history of the Indians of Southern California is the role of the Indian agent—a government functionary whose chief duty was, according to the Office of Indian Affairs, to “induce his Indian to labor in civilized pursuits.” Reservations, Removal, and Reform reveals how the actions of individual agents affected the lives of the Mission Indians of Southern California. JUNE 2018 · 344 PAGES · 6 × 9 $36.95s · HARDCOVER · 978-0-8061-5999-7

Cherokee Medicine, Colonial Germs An Indigenous Nation’s Fight against Smallpox, 1518–1824 By Paul Kelton How smallpox caused widespread devastation during the colonization of the Americas is a well-known story. But a more complex history of smallpox among American Indians exists. Kelton shows us how Europeans and their American descendants have obscured the past with the stories they left behind, and how these stories have perpetuated a simplistic understanding of colonialism. MAY 2018 · 296 PAGES · 6 × 9 $24.95s · PAPERBACK · 978-0-8061-6098-6 NEW DIRECTIONS IN NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES SERIES

After Custer Loss and Transformation in Sioux Country By Paul L. Hedren After the defeat of Custer at the Little Big Horn in June 1876, the army responded to its stunning loss by pouring fresh troops and resources into the war effort. In this unique contribution to American western history, Paul L. Hedren examines the war’s effects on the culture, environment, and geography of the northern Great Plains, their Native inhabitants, and the Anglo-American invaders. MAY 2018 · 272 PAGES · 6 × 9 $21.95s · PAPERBACK · 978-0-8061-6044-3


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A Whirlwind Passed through Our Country Lakota Voices of the Ghost Dance By Rani-Henrik Andersson 1890 marked the inception of the Ghost Dance religion, a critical moment in Lakota history. Alarming government officials, the historical accounts of the Ghost Dance were written by white Americans who opposed it. In A Whirlwind Passed through Our Country presents accounts of divergent views among the Lakota people and expands the narrative of the Ghost Dance. MAY 2018 · 432 PAGES · 6 × 9 $39.95s · HARDCOVER · 978-0-8061-6007-8 RECOVERING LANGUAGES AND LITERACIES OF THE AMERICAS INITIATIVE

Beyond Bear’s Paw The Nez Perce Indians in Canada By Jerome A. Greene In 1877, Nez Perce Indians were fleeing U.S. Army troops by heading to the Canadian border. The army caught up with them at the Bear’s Paw Mountains in northern Montana, and following a devastating battle, Chief Joseph and most of his people surrendered. Beyond Bear’s Paw is the first book to explore the fate of these “nontreaty” Indians and offers new perspectives on the Nez Perces’ struggle for freedom and their cultural renewal. MARCH 2018 · 264 PAGES · 6 × 9 $21.95s · PAPERBACK · 978-0-8061-6045-0

Converting the Rosebud Catholic Mission and the Lakotas, 1886-1916 By Harvey Markowitz When Andrew Jackson’s removal policy failed to solve the “Indian problem,” the federal government turned to religion for assistance. Catholic and Protestant reformers founded reservation missions and schools, hoping to “civilize and Christianize” their supposedly savage charges. Converting the Rosebud illuminates the complexities of federal Indian reform, Catholic mission policy, and pre- and post-reservation Lakota culture. MARCH 2018 · 320 PAGES · 6 × 9 $34.95s · HARDCOVER · 978-0-8061-5985-0 CIVILIZATION OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN SERIES

Records of the Moravians Among the Cherokees Volume Six: March to Removal, Part 1, Safe in the Ancestral Homeland, 1821-1824 By C. Daniel Crews and Richard W. Starbuck Records of the Moravians Among the Cherokees uses original diaries, reports, and correspondence in the Moravian Archives in North Carolina to provide a firsthand account of daily life among the Cherokee throughout the nineteenth century. Though written by missionaries, these records provide much insight into Cherokee culture, society, customs, and personalities. JANUARY 2016 · 568 PAGES · 6 × 9 $50.00s · HARDCOVER · 978-0-9826-9077-2 DISTRIBUTED FOR CHEROKEE HERITAGE PRESS



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Records of the Moravians Among the Cherokees Volume Seven: March to Removal, Part 2, Death in the Land and Mission, 1825-1827 Edited by Richard W. Starbuck Records of the Moravians Among the Cherokees uses original diaries, reports, and correspondence in the Moravian Archives in North Carolina to provide a firsthand account of daily life among the Cherokees in the nineteenth century. Though written by missionaries, these records give much insight into Cherokee culture, society, customs, and personalities. JANUARY 2018 · 538 PAGES · 6.46 × 9.26 $50.00s · HARDCOVER · 978-0-9826-9079-6 DISTRIBUTED FOR CHEROKEE HERITAGE PRESS

The Popular Frontier Buffalo Bill’s Wild West and Transnational Mass Culture Edited by Frank Christianson In 1887, William F. Cody introduced his Wild West exhibition to European audiences, soaring to new heights of popularity. Buffalo Bill’s Wild West popularized a myth of American identity and shaped European perceptions of the United States. The Popular Frontier is the first collection of essays to explore the transnational impact and mass-cultural appeal of Cody’s Wild West. DECEMBER 2017 · 264 PAGES · 6 × 9 $32.95s · HARDCOVER · 978-0-8061-5894-5 WILLIAM F. CODY SERIES ON THE HISTORY AND CULTURE OF THE AMERICAN WEST

Blood on the Marias The Baker Massacre By Paul R. Wylie When the gold rush started, pressure from Montana citizens to control the Piegans led Generals Sherman and Sheridan to send in Major Eugene Baker with tragic consequences. On January 23, 1870, Baker’s troops attacked a Piegan village on the Marias River. Remembered as one of the most heinous incidents of the Indian Wars, the Baker Massacre has often been overshadowed by the Battle of the Little Bighorn and has never received full treatment until now. “Blood on the Marias is nothing less than compelling. The writing is clear, the research exhaustive, and the drama sinister and electric.”—William E. Farr, author of Blackfoot Redemption: A Blood Indian’s Story of Murder, Confinement, and Imperfect Justice OCTOBER 2017 · 336 PAGES · 6 × 9 $21.95 · PAPERBACK · 978-0-8061-5974-4

Both Sides of the Bullpen Navajo Trade and Posts By Robert S. McPherson Between 1880-1940, Navajo and Ute families and Anglos met in the “bullpens” of trading posts to barter for goods. Both Sides of the Bullpen restores an underappreciated era to the history of the American Southwest. Showing us that for American Indians and white traders alike, barter was as much a cultural expression as it was an economic necessity. OCTOBER 2017 · 376 PAGES · 6 × 9 $34.95s · HARDCOVER · 978-0-8061-5745-0


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“That’s What They Used to Say” Reflections on American Oral Traditions By Donald L. Fixico Growing up in rural Oklahoma, Donald Fixico often heard “hvmakimata”— “that’s what they used to say”—a phrase Mvskoke Creeks and Seminoles use to end stories. In his latest work, Fixico, who is Shawnee, Sac and Fox, Mvskoke Creek, and Seminole, invites readers into his own oral tradition to learn how storytelling, legends and prophecies, oral histories, and creation myths knit together and explain the Indian world. “Once again Donald L. Fixico has produced a provocative work. In ‘That’s What They Used to Say,’ he engages the reader in his examination of Indian oral tradition, interweaving his own autobiography throughout.”—Blue Clark, author of Indian Tribes of Oklahoma: A Guide OCTOBER 2017 · 272 PAGES · 6 × 9 $34.95s · HARDCOVER · 978-0-8061-5775-7

Wars for Empire Apaches, the United States, and the Southwest Borderlands By Janne Lahti After the end of the U.S.-Mexican War in 1848, the Southwest Borderlands remained hotly contested territory. Over following decades, the United States government exerted control in the Southwest by conducting an extended military campaign that culminated with the capture of Geronimo and the forced removal of the Chiricahua Apaches in 1886. Wars for Empire charts these encounters and the cultural differences that shaped them OCTOBER 2017 · 328 PAGES · 6 × 9 $34.95s · HARDCOVER · 978-0-8061-5742-9

Depredation and Deceit The Making of the Jicarilla and Ute Wars in New Mexico By Gregory F. Michno The Trade and Intercourse Acts passed between 1796 and 1834 set up a system for individuals to receive monetary compensation from the federal government for property stolen or destroyed by American Indians. By the end of the Mexican-American War, both Anglo-Americans and Nuevomexicanos became experts in exploiting this system. Depredation and Deceit deepens— and darkens—our understanding of the conquest of the American Southwest. SEPTEMBER 2017 · 336 PAGES · 6 × 9 $32.95s · HARDCOVER · 978-0-8061-5769-6

Land Too Good for Indians Northern Indian Removal By John P Bowes The history of Indian removal has often followed a single narrative arc, beginning with President Andrew Jackson’s Indian Removal Act of 1830 and follows the Cherokee Trail of Tears. But Indian removal in the Old Northwest was much more complicated. Land Too Good for Indians, takes a closer look at northern Indian removal—amplifying the history of Indian removal in the United States. AUGUST 2017 · 328 PAGES · 6.125 × 9.125 $24.95s · PAPERBACK · 978-0-8061-5965-2 NEW DIRECTIONS IN NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES SERIES



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The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma Resilience through Adversity By Stephen Warren The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma focuses on the nineteenth- and twentieth-century experiences of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe, presenting a new brand of tribal history made possible by the emergence of tribal communities’ own research centers and the resources afforded by the digital age. AUGUST 2017 · 384 PAGES · 7 × 10 $34.95s · HARDCOVER · 978-0-8061-5744-3

Eyewitness to the Fetterman Fight Indian Views By John H. Monnett The Fetterman Fight ranks among the most crushing defeats suffered by the U.S. Army in the nineteenth-century West. With no survivors on the U.S. side, the only eyewitness accounts came from Lakota and Cheyenne participants. Eyewitness to the Fetterman Fight presents these Native views. Critical to understanding the nuances of Plains Indian strategy and tactics, the firsthand narratives in Eyewitness to the Fetterman Fight reveal the true nature of this Native victory. “Monnett has assembled an astute selection of Lakota and Northern Cheyenne reminiscences of the Fetterman Fight in 1866. With new and incisive commentary, Monnett provides a welcome and moving chronicle.”—Jerome A. Greene, author of American Carnage: Wounded Knee, 1890 MARCH 2017 · 248 PAGES · 6 × 9 $29.95s · HARDCOVER · 978-0-8061-5582-1

Cherokee National Treasures In Their Own Words Edited by Shawna Morton-Cain and Pamela Jumper Thurman Handed down over thousands of years, Cherokee origin stories intertwine to form a rich history of oral and artistic traditions. The art objects unearthed from prehistoric mounds throughout the southeastern United States evidence the antiquity of this history. Stories in this book are intimate and told by the artists, by family members, by friends in their own words. JANUARY 2017 · 248 PAGES · 10 × 13 $29.95 · HARDCOVER · 978-1-9343-9718-3

From Huronia to Wendakes Adversity, Migration, and Resilience, 1650-1900 Edited by Thomas Peace and Kathryn Labelle From the first contact with Europeans, the Wendat peoples have been an intrinsic part of North American history. Although the story of these peoples— also known as Wyandot or Wyandotte—has been woven into the narratives of European-Native encounters, the Wendats’ later experiences remain largely missing from history. “From Huronia to Wendakes makes an important scholarly intervention in the study of Wendat people and histories providing a framework for partnerships between scholars and Native communities. These contributors deliver an example for similar scholarly work in the future.”—James Buss, author of Winning the West with Words: Language and Conquest in the Lower Great Lakes SEPTEMBER 2016 · 256 PAGES · 6 × 9 $34.95s · HARDCOVER · 978-0-8061-5535-7 NEW DIRECTIONS IN NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES SERIES


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“Hang Them All” George Wright and the Plateau Indian War, 1858 By Donald L. Cutler Col. George Wright’s campaign against the Yakima, Spokane, Coeur d’Alene, Palouse, and other Indian peoples of eastern Washington Territory is noted for its violence and bloodshed. Today, many critics view his actions as war crimes, but among white settlers and politicians, Wright was a patriotic hero. “Hang Them All” offers a comprehensive account of Wright’s campaigns and explores the controversy surrounding his legacy. JULY 2016 · 392 PAGES · 6 × 9 $29.95s · HARDCOVER · 978-0-8061-5337-7

Powder River Disastrous Opening of the Great Sioux War By Paul L. Hedren The Great Sioux War of 1876–77 began at daybreak on March 17, 1876, when Colonel Joseph J. Reynolds and six cavalry companies struck a village of Northern Cheyennes—Sioux allies—thereby propelling the Northern Plains tribes into war. The ensuing last stand of the Sioux spanned some eighteen months, costing hundreds of lives on both sides, and many millions of dollars. And it all began at Powder River. “Powder River is the definitive examination of the disastrous battle that opened the Great Sioux War. The research is extraordinarily deep and broad, and the conclusions persuasive. Hedren pronounces judgment on culpable officers, and rightly finds little to praise among anyone else.”—Robert M. Utley JUNE 2016 · 472 PAGES · 6 × 9 $34.95s · HARDCOVER · 978-0-8061-5383-4 $24.95s · PAPERBACK · 978-0-8061-6189-1

Ioway Life Reservation and Reform, 1837-1860 By Greg Olson The Ioways, an Indigenous people who inhabited most of present-day Iowa and Missouri, were bound by the Treaty of 1836 with the U.S. federal government to restrict themselves to a small parcel of land west of the Missouri River. The Ioways were promised that with hard work they could enter mainstream American society. All that was required was that they forfeit everything that made them Ioway. MAY 2016 · 184 PAGES · 6 × 9 $29.95s · HARDCOVER · 978-0-8061-5211-0 THE CIVILIZATION OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN SERIES

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Serving the Nation Cherokee Sovereignty and Social Welfare, 1800-1907 By Julie L. Reed Before the creation of the United States, the Cherokee people administered their own social policy. The ethic of gadugi, or work coordinated for social good, was at the heart of this system. Serving the Nation explores the role of Cherokee traditions in shaping a social welfare system and its influence on the U.S. government’s social policies. APRIL 2016 · 376 PAGES · 6 × 9 $34.95s · HARDCOVER · 978-0-8061-5224-0 NEW DIRECTIONS IN NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES SERIES

Contesting the Borderlands Interviews on the Early Southwest By Deborah and Jon Lawrence For centuries indigenous groups and, later, Spaniards, French, and AngloAmericans met, fought, and collaborated with one another in this border area stretching from Texas through southern California. In interviews with ten experts, Deborah and Jon Lawrence discuss subjects ranging from warfare among the earliest ancestral Puebloans to intermarriage and peonage among Spanish settlers and the Indians they encountered. “Deborah and Jon Lawrence deliver nothing less than an engaging and stimulating experience that equips the reader with a thousand-year fusion of borderlands ethnography and history. Insightful, broadly cross-disciplinary, informative, and exceptionally readable, what these nine authors have to say encapsulates the most recent and best borderlands interpretative scholarship.”— Janet Fireman, former editor-in-chief, California History APRIL 2016 · 280 PAGES · 6.125 × 9.25 $24.95s · PAPERBACK · 978-0-8061-5194-6

Fort Bascom Soldiers, Comancheros, and Indians in the Canadian River Valley By James B. Blackshear Built in 1863, Fort Bascom defended Hispanic and Anglo-American settlements in eastern New Mexico and far western Texas against Comanches and other Southern Plains Indians until 1874. This first full account of the unique challenges soldiers faced on the Texas frontier during and after the Civil War restores Fort Bascom to its rightful place in the history of the U.S. military and of U.S.-Indian relations in the American Southwest. MARCH 2016 · 272 PAGES · 6 × 9 $29.95s · HARDCOVER · 978-0-8061-5209-7

Fort Clark and Its Indian Neighbors A Trading Post on the Upper Missouri By W. Raymond Wood, William J. Hunt Jr., and Randy H. Williams A thriving fur trade post between 1830-1860, Fort Clark also served as a way station for artists, scientists, missionaries, soldiers, and other western chroniclers traveling along the Upper Missouri River. This is the first thorough account of Fort Clark to be written by a team of anthropologists that integrates new archaeological evidence with the historical record. FEBRUARY 2016 · 328 PAGES · 6 × 9 $19.95s · PAPERBACK · 978-0-8061-5416-9


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The Unkechaug Indians of Eastern Long Island A History By John A Strong One of the oldest reservations in the United States—the Poospatuck Reservation—is in Suffolk County, the densely populated eastern extreme of the greater New York area. The Unkechaug Indians, known also by the name of their reservation, are recognized by the State of New York but not by the federal government. This narrative account is the first comprehensive history of the Unkechaug Indians. FEBRUARY 2016 · 352 PAGES · 5.5 × 8.5 $21.95s · PAPERBACK · 978-0-8061-5413-8 THE CIVILIZATION OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN SERIES

The Indian Trial The Complete Story of the Warren Wagon Train Massacre and the Fall of the Kiowa Nation By Charles M. Robinson Kiowa and Comanche raids on the Southern Plains in 1870–71 terrorized settlers. The raids culminated in the Warren Wagon Train Massacre. The Jacksboro Indian Trial led to a confrontation between the state of Texas, the federal government, the Kiowa Nation, Comanches, and Cheyennes. This narrative history explores the Little Arkansas and Medicine Lodge Treaties and factions within the Kiowa Nation. JANUARY 2016 · 204 PAGES · 6 × 9 $14.95s · PAPERBACK · 978-0-8061-5219-6

Restoring a Presence American Indians and Yellowstone National Park By Peter Nabokov and Lawrence Loendorf Although new laws have been enacted giving American Indians access to resources on public lands, Yellowstone historically has excluded Indians and their needs from its mission. Drawing from archaeological records, Indian testimony, tribal archives, and collections of early artifacts from the Park, the authors trace the interactions of nearly a dozen Indian groups with each of Yellowstone’s four geographic regions. JANUARY 2016 · 400 PAGES · 7 × 10 $29.95s · PAPERBACK · 978-0-8061-5346-9

The Seminole Freedmen A History By Kevin Mulroy Popularly known as “Black Seminoles,” descendants of the Seminole freedmen of Indian Territory are a unique American cultural group. Now Kevin Mulroy examines the long history of these people to show that this label denies them their rightful distinctiveness. “Mulroy’s book is sure to become the definitive account of the Seminole Freedman experience, and his interpretation challenges long-held myths concerning black-Indian relations in the American West. Mulroy has written a marvelously challenging, engaging, and entertaining account of this important saga in the history of the American West. This is history the way it should be written.” –Great Plains Quarterly JANUARY 2016 · 480 PAGES · 6 × 9 $ 29.95s · PAPERBACK · 978-0-8061-5347-6 RACE AND CULTURE IN THE AMERICAN WEST SERIES


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We Know Who We Are Metis Identity in a Montana Community By Martha Harroun Foster Of predominantly Chippewa, Cree, French, and Scottish descent, the Métis people have flourished as a distinct ethnic group in Canada and the northwestern United States for nearly two hundred years. In this examination of a Métis community, Foster shows how its people have adapted to change while retaining a sense of their own culture and traditions. Ultimately addressing the difficulties of ethnic identification encountered by all peoples of mixed descent. JANUARY 2016 · 320 PAGES · 6 × 9 $21.95s · PAPERBACK · 978-0-8061-5348-3


Cherokee Narratives A Linguistic Study By Durbin Feeling, William Pulte, Gregory Pulte The stories of the Cherokee people presented here capture in written form tales of history, myth, and legend for readers, speakers, and scholars of the Cherokee language. This volume marks an unparalleled contribution to the linguistic analysis, understanding, and preservation of the Cherokee language. Cherokee Narratives spans the spectrum of genres, including humor, religion, origin myths, trickster tales, historical accounts, and stories about the Eastern Cherokee language. JANUARY 2018 · 240 PAGES · 6.125 × 9.25 $29.95s · HARDCOVER · 978-0-8061-5986-7 RECOVERING LANGUAGES AND LITERACIES OF THE AMERICAS INITIATIVE

Tonkawa Texts A New Linguistic Edition By Harry Hoijer Translated by Thomas R. Wier Much of what is known about Tonkawa—an “isolate” language, related to no others—comes to us through the stories collected and translated by twentiethcentury anthropologist Harry Hoijer. These texts, constituting the entire remaining oral literature of the Tonkawa people, are edited and presented here in the original Tonkawa and newly translated into English, along with a new and up-to-date grammatical description. JANUARY 2018 · 312 PAGES · 6.125 × 9.25 $45.00s · HARDCOVER · 978-0-8061-5899-0 RECOVERING LANGUAGES AND LITERACIES OF THE AMERICAS INITIATIVE

Arapaho Stories, Songs, and Prayers A Bilingual Anthology By Andrew Cowell, Alonzo Moss, and Willian J. C’Hair Many of Arapaho narratives, gathered in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, were obtained or published only in English translation. Although this is the case with many Arapaho stories, extensive Arapaho-language texts exist that have never been published—until now. Arapaho Stories, Songs, and Prayers gives new life to these manuscripts, celebrating Arapaho oral narrative traditions in all the richness of their original language. SEPTEMBER 2017 · 584 PAGES · 6.125 × 9.25 $29.95s · PAPERBACK · 978-0-8061-5966-9


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Cherokee Reference Grammar By Brad Montgomery-Anderson The Cherokees have the oldest and best-known Native American writing system in the United States and the Cherokee syllabary is fully explained and used throughout this volume. Cherokee Reference Grammar is presented in accessible stages, moving from easier to more complex examples of linguistic structures. Audio clips of various text examples throughout can be found on the accompanying CD. MARCH 2016 · 536 PAGES · 6 × 9 $29.95s · PAPERBACK · 978-0-8061-4667-6 RECOVERING LANGUAGES AND LITERACIES OF THE AMERICAS INITIATIVE


Stoking the Fire Nationhood in Cherokee Writing, 1907-1970 By Kirby Brown The years between Oklahoma statehood in 1907 and the 1971 reemergence of the Cherokee Nation are often seen as an intellectual, political, and literary “dark age” in Cherokee history. A critical reading of the work of several twentieth-century Cherokee writers, this book reveals the complicated ways their writings reimagined, enacted, and bore witness to Cherokee nationhood in the absence of a functioning Cherokee state. JUNE 2018 · 296 PAGES · 6 × 9 $39.95s · HARDCOVER · 978-0-8061-6015-3 RECOVERING LANGUAGES AND LITERACIES OF THE AMERICAS INITIATIVE

Back to the Blanket Recovered Rhetorics and Literacies in American Indian Studies By Kimberly G. Wieser Stories and artifacts carry Indigenous knowledge, directly contributing to American Indian rhetorical structures that have proven resistant—and sometimes antithetical—to Western academic discourse. Exploring the multimodal rhetorics that create meaning in historical discourse, Wieser argues for the rediscovery of traditional Native modes of communication—a modern-day “going back to the blanket”. NOVEMBER 2017 · 264 PAGES · 6 × 9 $21.95s · PAPERBACK · 978-0-8061-5728-3 RECOVERING LANGUAGES AND LITERACIES OF THE AMERICAS INITIATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN LITERATURE AND CRITICAL STUDIES SERIES

Gathering the Potawatomi Nation Revitalization and identity By Christopher Wetzel Following the 1833 Treaty of Chicago, the Potawatomis, dispersed into nine bands across four states, two countries, and a thousand miles. Gathering the Potawatomi Nation explores the recent invigoration of Potawatomi nationhood, looks at how marginalized communities adopt to social change, and reveals the critical role that culture plays in connecting the two. JANUARY 2016 · 216 PAGES · 6 × 9 $19.95s · PAPERBACK · 978-0-8061-4692-8 RECOVERING LANGUAGES AND LITERACIES OF THE AMERICAS INITIATIVE


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Reservation Politics Historical Trauma, Economic Development, and Intratribal Conflict By Raymond I. Orr For American Indians, tribal politics are paramount. But how has history shaped the American Indian political experience? By exploring how different tribes’ politics and internal conflicts have evolved over time, Reservation Politics offers rare insight into the role of historical experience in the political lives of American Indians. FEBRUARY 2017 · 256 PAGES · 6 × 9 $34.95s · HARDCOVER · 978-0-8061-5391-9

Politics and Law The Political Economy of North American Indians By John H. Moore This innovative collection of articles approaches American Indian history and culture from a Marxist perspective. The contributors, from the United States and Canada, have jumped the boundaries among the social sciences to consider issues of macroeconomics and intercultural conflict. The result is a stimulating and substantial contribution that will interest any reader concerned with policy affecting North American Indians. APRIL 2016 · 368 PAGES · 5.5 × 8.5 $19.95s · PAPERBACK · 978-0-8061-5352-0

Imagining Sovereignty Self-Determination in American Indian Law and Literature By David J. Carlson “Sovereignty” is perhaps the most ubiquitous term in American Indian writing today—but its meaning and function are anything but universally understood. In Imagining Sovereignty, Carlson explores sovereignty as a discursive middle ground between tribal communities and the United States as a settler-colonial power. MARCH 2016 · 242 PAGES · 6 × 9 $29.95s · PAPERBACK · 978-0-8061-5197-7 AMERICAN INDIAN LITERATURE AND CRITICAL STUDIES SERIES


A Field of Their Own Women and the American Indian History, 1830-1941 By John M. Rhea Before Gerda Lerner established women’s history as a specialized field in 1972, a group of women began to claim American Indian history as their own. A Field of Their Own examines nine figures in American Indian scholarship to reveal how women came to be identified with Indian history and why they eventually claimed it as their own field. “Masterfully weaving together life stories with intellectual and cultural history, Rhea provides fascinating insights into the lives and legacies of nine women scholars who definitively shaped the first century of historical writing about Native Americans.”—C. Joseph Genetin-Pilawa, author of Crooked Paths to Allotment: The Fight over Federal Indian Policy after the Civil War APRIL 2016 · 312 PAGES · 6 × 9 $34.95s · HARDCOVER · 978-0-8061-5227-1


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Colonial Intimacies Interethnic kinships, Sexuality, and Marriage in Southern California, 1769-1885 By Erika Perez In Colonial Intimacies Pérez asks, how do intimate relationships reveal, reflect, enable, or enact the sociopolitical dimensions of imperial projects? Colonial Intimacies reveals, through the lens of social and familial intimacy, subtle tools of conquest and acts of resistance and accommodation among indigenous peoples, Spanish-Mexican settlers, Franciscan missionaries, and European and Anglo-American merchants. JANUARY 2018 · 408 PAGES · 6.125 × 9.25 $45.00s · HARDCOVER · 978-0-8061-5904-1 BEFORE GOLD: CALIFORNIA UNDER SPAIN AND MEXICO SERIES

Malinche, Pocahontas, and Sacagawea Indian Women as Cultural Intermediaries and National Symbols By Rebecca K. Jager The first Europeans to arrive in America’s various regions relied on Native women to help them navigate unfamiliar customs and places. This study of three well-known female cultural intermediaries examines their initial contact with Europeans and their work on multinational frontiers. Jager removes these three famous icons from the realm of mythology and cultural fantasy and situates each woman’s behavior in her own cultural context. JULY 2016 · 368 PAGES · 6 × 9 $24.95s · PAPERBACK · 978-0-8061-5594-4

Red Bird, Red Power The Life and Legacy of Zitkala-Ša By Tadeusz Lewandowski This is the story of one of the most influential American Indian activists of the twentieth century. Zitkala-Ša, also known as Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, dedicated her life to achieving justice for Native peoples. Here, Lewandowski offers the first full-scale biography of the woman whose passionate commitment to improving the lives of her people propelled her to the forefront of Progressiveera reform movements. MAY 2016 · 288 PAGES · 6 × 9 $29.95s · HARDCOVER · 978-0-8061-5178-6 AMERICAN INDIAN LITERATURE AND CRITICAL STUDIES SERIES




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